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Big Rock Kids Billfish Tournament

July 14 - July 17, 2021

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07/20/21 @ 1:07 PM

Congratulations to our WINNERS!

That’s a wrap on the first ever Big Rock Kids Tournament, presented by Kurtis Chevrolet! The Inaugural Big Rock Kids Tournament was FULL of family, fun, & fishing!

A total of 59 boats registered for the 2021 Big Rock Kids Tournament! Over the course of 3 days, more than 200 junior anglers racked up: 44 billfish releases & weighed in 100 dolphin + 26 wahoo! Below are the final tournament results & prize payouts!

LEVEL I + LEVEL II:
THE GENERAL claimed First Place in the Inaugural Big Rock Kids Tournament after releasing 7 sailfish on Friday. This secured their wins as Daily Release WTA Friday Winner, Level I First Place Release Winner and Total Release First Place Winner. The total purse for THE GENERAL was $46,733 in earnings! Plus a $500 gift card sponsored by Bass Pro Shops!

The Ramsey Family aboard SKIRT CHASER earned Second Place with $49,033 in total earnings after securing: 2nd Place Total Release + 2nd Place Billfish Release + Daily Release WTA Saturday + First Place Dolphin! 

BILL COLLECTOR took home Third Place with $12,480 in total earnings after securing: Level I Billfish Release + Total Release 3rd Place! It came down to the wire for their team as they fought a fish for 4 hours on the last day, squeezing in just enough time to get back with the release form. We know just how hard you must have worked, anglers!

LEVEL III:
INSPIRATION won the Daily Release prize on Thursday with 300 points (2 sailfish releases). THE GENERAL secured Friday's Daily Release payout with a whopping SEVEN sailfish releases. SKIRT CHASER had an impressive final day, releasing 2 sailfish, and weighing a 28.2 lb Dolphin earning them daily release for Day 3 and put them in 2nd Place Overall in the release division with 600 points.

LEVEL IV:
100 dolphin were weighed in during the Inaugural Big Rock Kids Tournament!
1st Place - Dolphin 28.2 lbs, Mary Frances Ramsey aboard SKIRT CHASER
2nd Place - Dolphin 24.9 lbs, Parker Gupton aboard JUPITER 34
3rd Place - Trey Black, 22.2 lbs
4th Place - Will Hanley, 22.1 lbs
5th Place - Miller Pleasant, 20.4 lbs
6th Place - Hanlon Abrams, 20.0 lbs
7th Place - Georgia Pope, 19.6 lbs
8th Place - Conner Barwick, 19.0 lbs
9th Place - Landon Wheeler, 18.7 lbs
10th Place - Jackson Huneycutt, 17.5 lbs

Thank you @bassproshops for awarding the top angler with a $500 gift card

LEVEL V:
26 wahoo were weighed in during the Inaugural Big Rock Kids Tournament!
1st Place - Wahoo 34.7 lbs, Olivia Blount aboard ADIOS
2nd Place - Wahoo 28.5 lbs, Addie Howard aboard J&B
3rd Place - Craig Ferguson, 27.6 lbs 
4th Place - Kelly Stephens, 27.1 lbs
5th Place - Sambo Bratton, 26.8 lbs
6th Place - Hanlon Abrams, 25.9 lbs
7th Place - Tucker Gupton, 25.6 lbs
8th Place - Myles Ivester, 24.3 lbs
9th Place - Isabel Waters, 23.9 lbs
10th Place - Collin Corellis, 22.1 lbs

Mary Frances Ramsey aboard SKIRT CHASER won Top Jr. Angler, Girl with 3 sailfish releases and a 28.2-pound dolphin during the Inaugural Big Rock Kids Tournament!

Charlie Ellington aboard REEL COUNTRY won Top Jr. Angler, Boy with 3 sailfish releases during the Inaugural Big Rock Kids Tournament!

Wendy Farrior aboard JOB SITE won Top Lady Angler with her 2 sailfish releases during the Inaugural Big Rock Kids Tournament!

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CONGRATULATIONS to all of our winners & participants! Thank you sponsors for an INCREDIBLE tournament- we can't wait for next year and look forward to seeing you all soon!


07/17/21 @ 3:20 PM

Day 3 RECAP!

Finishing up the final day of fishing with a leaderboard SHAKE UP! A total of 11 sails were released today. BILL COLLECTOR released a sailfish early this morning & has been fighting their second fish since 11:50 AM. THE GENERAL remains in 1st Place- and as of now, SKIRT CHASER sits in 2nd place followed by JOB SITE in 3rd. We will keep you posted on updates from BILL COLLECTOR.

We're gearing up for gamefish- tune in NOW to watch the action. Can't wait to acknowledge all the winners & participants tonight at the Awards Banquet (starting at 7PM).



Jul 17 @ 5:09 PM

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Georgia Coyte weighed a 7.8 lb dolphin


Jul 17 @ 5:09 PM

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Louise Smith weighed a 5.5 lb dolphin