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BIG ROCK: Final day of fishing; Mercenaria takes unofficial victory

BIG ROCK: Final day of fishing; Mercenaria takes unofficial victory
Published: Jun. 18, 2022 at 9:12 AM EDT
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MOREHEAD CITY, N.C (WITN) - The final day of the Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament is has produced a winning crew.

Tournament staff say 162 boats hit the waters, all vying for one last chance at the lead.

No blue marlins were caught on Saturday, securing Mercenaria as the unofficial heaviest blue marlin category winner. The boat brings home a grand total of $3,489,812.50 in prizes.

For tournament organizers, there is an even bigger take away from the week on the water.

“The prize money currently but let’s don’t forget the charitable work of the tournament. All the t-shirts that people buy, the hats they buy, the other visits to the big rock store. Contribute all that money that we give away here in morehead city.”>

WITN Meteorologist Philip Williams’ weather forecast for the day includes sunny skies, Northwest winds 10 to 15 knots, diminishing to 5 to 10 knots early Saturday afternoon, with two to four foot seas.

Miss Wy and Breakwater are the two boats that most recently boated blue marlins.

Miss Wy’s fish weighed in at 454.1 pounds and Breakwater’s weighed in at 427.8.

Neither of those weights cracked the top three on the leaderboard.

Big Rock Leaderboard as of 6/18/22 at 3:35 p.m.
Big Rock Leaderboard as of 6/18/22 at 3:35 p.m.(Big Rock)

The competing boats are aiming to bring home the record purse of $5,858,875.

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