Sea Striker Wins Big in Swansboro Rotary Bluewater Tournament

North Carolina team captures the largest blue marlin of the event

Sea Striker Adrian Holler Jarrett Bay blue marlin Morehead City NC
Sea Striker landed a 564.7-pound blue marlin (the only billfish weighed in this year's tournament) for the win and $90,000 in prize money.Courtesy PointClickFish.com - Ted Lewis

Capt. Adrian Holler's Sea Striker led the Swansboro Rotary Bluewater Fishing Tournament in wire-to-wire fashion, boating a 564.7-pound blue marlin on the first day of fishing that stood up as the largest (and only) marlin weighed in during the popular North Carolina tournament. Christian Bedsworth was the angler on the big blue. Capt. Timmy Kidwell and his crew on Stream Weaver released one blue marlin and one white marlin to win second place, while Capt. Michael Yocco on MJ's took third place with one blue marlin release.

Morehead City North Carolina Sea Striker Adrian Holler blue marlin
Sea Striker's big blue is offloaded at the Big Rock Landing weigh station in Morehead City, North Carolina.Courtesy PointClickFish.com - Ted Lewis
Sea Striker top boat top captain Adrian Holler Swansboro Rotary Blue Water Tournament
The winning team with their check and trophies for Top Boat and Top Angler in the tournament.Courtesy PointClickFish.com - Ted Lewis
MJs Michael Yocco Swansboro Rotary Blue Water Tournament
MJ's, captained by Michael Yocco, finished in third place with one blue marlin release.Courtesy PointClickFish.com - Ted Lewis
Carterican Jamie Smith Morehead City North Carolina
Carterican placed fourth with one blue marlin release.Courtesy PointClickFish.com - Ted Lewis
Blue Eyes Morehead City North Carolina
Blue Eyes heads to the scales in Morehead City.Courtesy PointClickFish.com - Ted Lewis
Blue Eyes mahimahi Swansboro Rotary Club Blue Water Tournament
A 43.4-pound mahimahi gave Blue Eyes the lead in that category.Courtesy PointClickFish.com - Ted Lewis
Billy Farrington Blue Eyes mahimahi Swansboro Rotary Club Blue Water Tournament
Billy Farrington's big mahimahi led to a nice trophy and prize money for Blue Eyes.Courtesy PointClickFish.com - Ted Lewis
Sea Creecher Brandon Creech top wahoo Swansboro Rotary Club Blue Water Tournament
Sea Creecher, captained by Brandon Creech, had the largest wahoo of the tournament.Courtesy PointClickFish.com - Ted Lewis