One of the largest and oldest blue marlin tournaments in the world is held in Morehead City, NC during the second week of June each years. Boats and anglers come from all over the east coast to fish this prestigious tournament which was started in 1958.
The Big Rock Tournament offers many different entry levels. With just a level one entry of $2,500 boats can compete for more that sixty cash prizes. Boats that participate in all entry levels can walk away with prize money in excess of $1 million.
The boats can fish 4 out of 6 days, Captains choice. Captains make their decision of which day to fish based on water conditions, weather and fishing reports. Many captains receive expensive satellite analysis of the sea surface temperatures and look for temperature changes and eddies.
Spectators are invited to join in the tournament activities. The second week in June is a great time to schedule your vacation so you can attend some of the Big Rock events and the daily weigh ins at Big Rock Landing on the Morehead City waterfront.
For more information go to www.thebigrock.com