Two Marlin Boated In First Day Of Tournament

Two blue marlins have been boated in the first day of the 49th annual Big Rock Blue Marlin tournament in Morehead City along the Crystal Coast.

The first blue weighed in at 473.5 pounds. It was caught on the boat "Safari" out of Whiteville, North Carolina. The second blue was weighed, but was not big enough to count.

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The purse for this year's event is more than $1.5 million. Fishing runs through Saturday.