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Big Rock Kids Billfish Tournament

Big Rock Kids Billfish Tournament

July 12 - July 15, 2023

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Jul 13 @ 9:23 AM

Marlin Fever

Hooked up

Jul 13 @ 9:58 AM

Heel Yeah

Hooked up

Jul 13 @ 1:03 PM

Annie O

Hooked up

Jul 14 @12:44 PM

Miss Wy

Hooked up

Jul 15 @ 2:47 PM

Labrador

Hooked up

Jul 13 @ 9:34 AM

Redemption

Hooked up

Jul 13 @ 9:08 AM

Teaser

Hooked up

Jul 13 @ 9:19 AM

C-Phase

Hooked up

Jul 13 @ 9:23 AM

Marlin Fever

Hooked up

Jul 13 @10:02 AM

Accordingly IV

Hooked up

Jul 13 @ 9:45 AM

Marlin Fever

Hooked up

Jul 13 @ 9:51 AM

Weldor's Ark

Hooked up

Jul 13 @11:29 AM

Big Trouble

Hooked up

Jul 14 @ 9:30 AM

Heel Yeah

Hooked up

07/15/23 @ 9:47 PM

That's A Wrap on Big Rock Kids!

That’s a wrap on the record-breaking 3rd Annual Big Rock Kids Billfish Tournament, presented by Kurtis Chevrolet. Within three action-packed days of fishing, the fleet of 73 boats and 325 Anglers racked up an incredible 224 billfish releases – a new record for the Kids Tournament and possibly Morehead City. 220 of the 224 billfish were released by Jr. Anglers!

MARLIN FEVER stole the show with 16 Sailfish & 2 Blue marlin releases claiming 1st Place and the grand prize of $49,708.33 (Level I + Level II + Level III Thursday Release WTA). SKIRT CHASER scored 2nd Place with 3 Blue Marlin, and 7 Sailfish releases for a payout of $21,985. LABRADOR secured their 3rd Place spot with 1 Blue Marlin and 12 Sailfish releases worth $12,990.

DUE SOUTH started off strong today with a sailfish release at 9:23am capturing the Duke Energy First Release of the Day and $1,000 in prize money. Overall, the Due South Jr. Anglers released 1 Blue Marlin and 3 Sailfish winning the Daily Release Prize of $14,733.33.

OFFSHORE OUTLAW clinched 1st Place in the Dolphin division with their 17.6lb catch, earning the crew $18,360. SALLY GIRL landed in 2nd Place with a 13.3lb Dolphin taking home a payout of $12,240

APRIL MAE shook up the leaderboard today with their $49.4lb Wahoo, sliding into 1st Place and taking home $17,085. J&B moved into 2nd Place in the Wahoo division for the third year in a row! Their 48.7lb catch is worth $11,390 in prize money.

Thank you to all of the participants, sponsors, and supporters that made the 3rd Annual Big Rock Kids the most FINTASTIC yet!

SAVE THE DATE: July 10 - 13, 2024!


07/15/23 @ 9:39 PM

That's A Wrap on Big Rock Kids


Jul 15 @ 6:07 PM

Due South

Dallas Ross weighed a 2.5 lbs dolphin

Jul 15 @ 6:01 PM

High Time

Lincoln Kusan weighed a 2.6 lbs dolphin

Jul 15 @ 5:58 PM

High Time

Braeden Davis weighed a 7.6 lbs dolphin

Jul 15 @ 5:49 PM

C-Escape

Mikey Ivester weighed a 2.3 lbs dolphin

Jul 15 @ 5:26 PM

C-Escape

Myles Ivester weighed a 6.3 lbs dolphin

Jul 15 @ 5:21 PM

Offshore III

Colin Cary weighed a 23.3 lbs wahoo

Jul 15 @ 5:19 PM

April Mae

Weighed a 49.4 lbs wahoo

Jul 15 @ 5:18 PM

April Mae

Weighed a 4.7 lbs dolphin

Jul 15 @ 5:10 PM

April Mae

Weighed a 20.4 lbs wahoo

Jul 15 @ 5:05 PM

Renegade

Charlie Smith Jr weighed a 16.1 lbs wahoo

Jul 15 @ 2:48 PM

Labrador

Korbyn Arnold released a sailfish.

Jul 15 @ 2:47 PM

Labrador

Anna Turrone released a sailfish.

Jul 15 @ 2:32 PM

Due South

Dallas Ross released a sailfish.

Jul 15 @ 2:32 PM

Due South

Hooked up

Jul 15 @ 1:02 PM

Labrador

Thomas Manning released a sailfish.

Jul 15 @ 1:01 PM

Carterican

Susie Smith released a sailfish.

Jul 15 @12:59 PM

Carterican

Ryann Moore released a sailfish.

Jul 15 @ 1:02 PM

Labrador

Hooked up

Jul 15 @ 1:01 PM

Carterican

Hooked up

Jul 15 @12:33 PM

Due South

David Joyner released a blue marlin.

Jul 15 @12:33 PM

Due South

Hooked up

Jul 15 @12:21 PM

Carterican

Ryann Moore released a sailfish.

Jul 15 @12:21 PM

Carterican

Hooked up

Jul 15 @12:15 PM

C-Escape

Emerson Sutton released a sailfish.

Jul 15 @11:40 AM

Brown Eyed Girl

Lost (Pulled Hook).

Jul 15 @11:34 AM

Brown Eyed Girl

Lost (Wrong Species).

Jul 15 @11:34 AM

Brown Eyed Girl

Hooked up

Jul 15 @11:16 AM

Due South

Batten Joyner released a sailfish.

Jul 15 @10:54 AM

Island Girl

Caison Weeks released a blue marlin.

Jul 15 @10:20 AM

Carterican

Susie Smith released a sailfish.

Jul 15 @10:20 AM

Carterican

Hooked up

Jul 15 @10:54 AM

Island Girl

Hooked up

Jul 15 @ 9:23 AM

Due South

David Joyner released a sailfish.

Jul 15 @ 9:23 AM

Due South

Hooked up

07/14/23 @ 9:23 PM

Day 2 Reaches 211 Total Releases

67 of 73 boats competed on Day 2 of the 3rd Annual Big Rock Kids Billfish Tournament, presented by Kurtis Chevrolet. The fleet maintained their momentum and racked up a total of 96 releases, just shy of yesterday’s 115. POST CALL captured the Duke Energy First Release of the Day earning them $1,000 right off-the-bat for a Sailfish released at 9:09 AM.

MARLIN FEVER remains in 1st Place with a whopping 3250 release points. They’re still in the running for a payday of $49,708. It was a big day for SKIRT CHASER. The crew slid into 2nd place with 5 sailfish and 1 blue marlin release. The team of Jr. Anglers on SEA I SEA released 9 sailfish, claiming the daily release prize of $14,733. It was a lucky day for LABRADOR despite taking a lay day, they held on to the 3rd place spot with their 9 sailfish and 1 blue marlin release from Day 1. LABRADOR will be fishing tomorrow, who knows, we could see a leaderboard shakeup!

A total of 34 gamefish made their way to the Parker Boats weigh station today - 8 wahoo and 26 dolphin. OFFSHORE OUTLAW held on to the top spot in the dolphin division with 17.6lb mahi.They’re still in the running for a $18,360 payout. SALLY GIRL slid into 2nd Place with their 13.3lb catch worth $12,240.

J&B made waves in the wahoo division. The team barreled into 1st place with a massive 48.7lb ‘hoo. SKIRT CHASER moved into 2nd place with their respectable 29.9lb catch.

There are 14 boats eligible to fish tomorrow. Good luck to all Jr. Anglers -- We'll see you at the Awards Banquet tomorrow night!


Jul 14 @ 6:36 PM

Offshore Outlaw

Tuff Linder weighed a 4.6 lbs dolphin

Jul 14 @ 6:33 PM

Offshore Outlaw

Gage Mitchell weighed a 2.2 lbs dolphin

Jul 14 @ 6:25 PM

Offshore III

Reagan Moffitt weighed a 1.2 lbs dolphin

Jul 14 @ 6:25 PM

Offshore III

Braxton Sykes weighed a 4.2 lbs dolphin

Jul 14 @ 6:18 PM

Offshore III

Karissa Godfrey weighed a 6.1 lbs dolphin

Jul 14 @ 6:11 PM

SENSATION

Bristol Bleau weighed a 2.6 lbs dolphin

Jul 14 @ 6:09 PM

Blueprint

Weighed a 3.4 lbs dolphin

Jul 14 @ 6:05 PM

Blueprint

Sydney Norris weighed a 4.4 lbs dolphin

Jul 14 @ 6:04 PM

Developin Habits

Weighed a 3.1 lbs dolphin

Jul 14 @ 6:02 PM

Demolished Profits

Saylor Corbett weighed a 1.6 lbs dolphin

Jul 14 @ 5:59 PM

Demolished Profits

Izzie Corbett weighed a 3.7 lbs dolphin

Jul 14 @ 5:58 PM

Wingman

Geller Davis weighed a 18.1 lbs wahoo

Jul 14 @ 5:54 PM

Wingman

Weighed a 19.0 lbs wahoo

Jul 14 @ 5:50 PM

Accordingly IV

Weighed a 6.0 lbs dolphin

Jul 14 @ 5:44 PM

Accordingly IV

Battle King weighed a 2.5 lbs dolphin

Jul 14 @ 5:41 PM

Sally Girl

Windsor Oglesby weighed a 13.3 lbs dolphin

Jul 14 @ 5:40 PM

Sally Girl

Wyatt Oglesby weighed a 6.6 lbs dolphin

Jul 14 @ 5:39 PM

Sally Girl

Lincoln Krahenbill weighed a 2.7 lbs dolphin

Jul 14 @ 5:36 PM

Due South

Joshua Hocutt weighed a 2.7 lbs dolphin

Jul 14 @ 5:36 PM

Due South

Batten Joyner weighed a 3.2 lbs dolphin

Jul 14 @ 5:30 PM

Preferred Country

Libby Cooper weighed a 20.5 lbs wahoo

Jul 14 @ 5:29 PM

Reelentless

Levi Riggs weighed a 3.1 lbs dolphin

Jul 14 @ 5:27 PM

Post Call

Sutton Flora weighed a 5.0 lbs dolphin

Jul 14 @ 5:23 PM

Lady May

Hudson May weighed a 3.7 lbs dolphin

Jul 14 @ 5:22 PM

Lady May

Colton Bagley weighed a 3.8 lbs dolphin

Jul 14 @ 5:19 PM

Lady May

Cooper Bagley weighed a 2.8 lbs dolphin

Jul 14 @ 5:17 PM

Safari

Chesson Wells weighed a 7.7 lbs dolphin

Jul 14 @ 5:12 PM

Safari

Mac Purvis weighed a 8.8 lbs dolphin

Jul 14 @ 5:07 PM

Marsh Madness

Kate McCoury weighed a 10.4 lbs dolphin

Jul 14 @ 5:03 PM

Murmuration

Owen Starling weighed a 14.9 lbs wahoo

Jul 14 @ 5:01 PM

J & B

Gibson Gray weighed a 48.7 lbs wahoo

Jul 14 @ 5:00 PM

J & B

Toby Sullivan weighed a 24.7 lbs wahoo

Jul 14 @ 4:52 PM

J & B

Addy Howard weighed a 17.7 lbs wahoo

Jul 14 @ 4:37 PM

Pelagic

Ella Jones weighed a 18.8 lbs wahoo

Jul 14 @ 3:01 PM

Genetic Disorder

Finn Diller released a sailfish.

Jul 14 @ 2:58 PM

J & B

Lost (Pulled Hook).

Jul 14 @ 2:58 PM

J & B

Hooked up

Jul 14 @ 3:01 PM

Genetic Disorder

Hooked up

Jul 14 @ 2:55 PM

Annie O

Oliver Jackson released a sailfish.

Jul 14 @ 2:54 PM

The General

Louis Maxwell released a sailfish.

Jul 14 @ 2:54 PM

Sea I Sea

Jameson Ellington released a sailfish.

Jul 14 @ 2:52 PM

SENSATION

Bristol Bleau released a sailfish.

Jul 14 @ 2:55 PM

Annie O

Hooked up

Jul 14 @ 2:51 PM

Sally Girl

Wyatt Oglesby released a sailfish.

Jul 14 @ 2:54 PM

The General

Hooked up

Jul 14 @ 2:54 PM

Sea I Sea

Hooked up

Jul 14 @ 2:52 PM

SENSATION

Hooked up

Jul 14 @ 2:45 PM

Sally Girl

Lincoln Krahenbill released a sailfish.

Jul 14 @ 2:45 PM

Safari

Mac Purvis released a sailfish.