BIG ROCK DAY 5: “Widespread” takes the lead with 656.5 pound marlin

Published: Jun. 18, 2021 at 10:13 AM EDT|Updated: Jun. 18, 2021 at 4:55 PM EDT
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MOREHEAD CITY, N.C. (WITN) - After a four-hour fight Friday, “Widespread tops the leader board at the Big Rock Blue Marlin Fishing Tournament with a 656.5-pound fish.

“Widespread hooked the marlin at 2:23 Friday and made it back to the docks around 10:30 p.m. to take the lead.

At 3:00 p.m. no one had boated a marlin, but four boats still had fish hooked up to their lines. By 5:00 p.m. that dwindled to just a single boat, “Widespread.”

There were 260 boats out on the water on Friday, with just ten boats sitting out the day.

Thursday saw a banner day for catches, with four marlins being brought in.

Saturday is the final day of fishing.

This year has a record number of boats participating, and the winner could walk away with $1.6 million in prize money.

“Widespread”656.0 pounds
“Natural”521.6 pounds
“Outnumbered”512.4 pounds
“Widespread”479.2 pounds
“Following Seas”448.8 pounds
“Anticipation”446.8 pounds
“Dancin Outlaw”419.3

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