BIG ROCK: Day 5 has 116 boats fishing today

MOREHEAD CITY, N.C. (WITN) – Day five of the Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament creating anticipation after no blue marlins were brought in over the last two days of competition.

This morning, 116 boats are fishing, while 186 are docked. Boats can only fish for four of the six days in the tournament. The day of the competition is tomorrow.

The National Weather Service has boaters facing 3 to 5-foot waves and winds blowing from the North East at 5 to 15 mph, along with the chance of showers and isolated storms today.

Thursday, 56 boats were out and 246 stayed put at Morehead City. Yesterday was the second day in a row that no marlins were caught, and the standings haven’t changed since Monday.

‘Game Time’ remains at the top of the leaderboard with a 516-pound catch on Monday. If their lead holds until Saturday they will take home more than $1.8 million.

In second place is ‘Release’ with their 504-pound catch, also on Monday. That catch, being the first over 500 pounds, won over $1.7 million in the Fabulous Fisherman category.

This is the 66th year for Big Rock, which lasts until Saturday.

For daily updates on each team and each catch, click here.