Big Rock Day 3: No marlins caught despite 147 boats on water

‘Natural’ remains on top of the leaderboard
'Natural' catches 521.6-pound big blue marlin at Day 2 of Big Rock
'Natural' catches 521.6-pound big blue marlin at Day 2 of Big Rock(WITN Sports)
Published: Jun. 16, 2021 at 8:52 AM EDT|Updated: Jun. 16, 2021 at 9:02 PM EDT
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MOREHEAD CITY, N.C. (WITN) - No blue marlins were caught Wednesday on Day 3 of the 63rd annual Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament.

There were 147 boats out on the water and dozens of hookups, but no one boated a big blue marlin.

‘Natural’ remains on top of the leaderboard. The crew hooked a 521.6-pound blue marlin Tuesday morning, taking home the Fabulous Fisherman prize for being the first crew to boat a blue marlin more than 500 pounds. This year’s Fabulous Fisherman prize brings in $828,750.

The crew aboard ‘Natural’ took a lay day Wednesday after Tuesday’s success. Boats can only participate in four of the six days of the tournament.

‘Following Seas’ is now at number two with a 448.8-pound catch.

This year, a total of 270 boats are participating and the top prize could reach $1.6 million.

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