Big Rock's only day three catch too small

Published: Thursday, June 12, 2014 at 09:49 AM.

While blue marlins weren’t a hit Wednesday, there were bright spots.

Big Rock living legend Jimmie Croy, who caught the very first marlin at the tournament, was in attendance after not making it last year due to illness.

Croy caught his fish in 1957, the first time he ever went deep-sea fishing.

“I was 25 years old when I caught that fish and I am 81 now,” Croy said. “I never even came close to catching another one, although I never really fished for them again. I’ve had people tell me they have fished for 30 years and never caught one and I got mine on the first day I ever tried.”

Several game fish were brought into the scales including a pair of wahoo weighing more than 75 pounds. The Purple Pirate reeled in a 77.8-pound wahoo and the Game Keeper caught a 77.2-pounder.

Mike Parrott of the Sandrita boated the biggest dolphin of the day, a 45.5-pounder.

Several yellowfin tuna were brought in with the largest being Josh Perry’s 52.3-pounder, caught aboard the Hammer Time.

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