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The boat "Can Do Too" took the first-day lead Monday in the Big Rock Blue Marlin Fishing Tournament in Morehead City.
"Can Do Too" angler Sidney Gold of New Jersey lifted A 451.5-pound blue marlin to the weigh station. Anglers from twelve states are battling to win a share of the tournament record pursed that totals $1,589,550.
The tournament continues all week. It's expected Tropical Storm Alberto may make conditions unfavorable for heading out into the waters midweek.