Crew enjoys Sensational start to the Big Rock


Sensation angler Trey Siner, right, gives the 423.8-pound blue marlin he reeled in a kiss Monday as he and his crew celebrate their catch in the Big Rock Blue Marlin tournament.

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Published: Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at 09:54 AM.

MOREHEAD CITY — Sensation angler Trey Siner didn’t hesitate to give the blue marlin he had just brought in a kiss in front of family and friends and spectators.

In fact, when asked to do it again, Siner was quick to give the 423.8-pound big blue another smooch as he and the crew aboard the Morehead City-based Sensation continued their celebration Monday during the first day of the 55th annual Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament.

“We are just all excited,” Siner said. “I want to sit back and really gander at this and enjoy it. It’s unbelievable. This is the first one I have ever brought in anywhere.”

After fighting the marlin for 90 minutes, Sensation boated the big blue at 4:16 p.m. and then arrived to the Morehead City scales at 6:13 p.m.

Then the announcement came that the Sensations’ marlin weighed in at 423.8 pounds, putting the vessel atop the leaderboard after the first day of the most prestigious blue water fishing tournament along the East Coast.

Sensation was the only boat among 97 on the water to bring in a marlin on the first day.

“It’s Monday of the Big Rock tournament and I’m tickled to death that we caught a fish that qualified,” said Captain Dale Britt, who serves on the Big Rock Board of Directors. “It’s a beautiful fish and the angler had a great time … so that part of it is great.

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