Day four of fishing in the Big Rock Blue Marlin tournament and we have a new leader!
The Skirt Chaser brought a blue in to the Morehead City weigh-in station in Carteret County just after one Friday. The marlin weighed in at 486 and a half pounds. It's the biggest one brought in this week. The Skirt Chaser is owned by Barry Daniels out of Manteo. Deacon Blues also boated a blue, but it didn't meet the minimum weight requirement.
This is the 48th annual tournament and the purse is nearly 1.6 million dollars. If it holds onto first place, the Skirt Chaser will take home more than 750,000 dollars.