Our marine team is on scene this week at the 54th annual Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament in North Carolina. With a fleet of more than 120 boats in the water, this tournament has a total purse of more than $1 million - making this the 15th year in a row that the purse has broken a million! It's been excellent fishing so far - dozens of billfish and blue marlin hook ups and even a few sailfish to report. Team "The Bench Mark" out of South Carolina even got a Grand Slam, reeling in a blue marlin, white marlin and a sailfish. And yesterday "Flybuoy" opened the day with a blue marlin that tipped the scales at 499.3 pounds and bumped them into first place - just ounces shy of the 500-pound requirement to receive the tourney's instant $246,000 Fabulous Fisherman's prize! To catch up on all of the fishing action at Big Rock, tune into Big Rock TV for a live broadcast every afternoon at the weigh-in station.
After the Big Rock tournament, our marine team heads to Bermuda for the Bermuda Billfish Release Cup at the end of the month. To learn more, check out the complete list of Garmin-sponsored tournaments. Anglers who take home first place at the sponsored tournaments who have fixed-mounted Garmin marine electronic on board, will also win a grand in the Garmin Grand Giveaway!