Crew enjoys Sensational start to the Big Rock

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

“But it is very early in the week and so I know what happens in the Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament.”

Sensation and the other 99 boats in this year’s tournament are allowed to fish up to four days through Saturday. All but two boats fished Monday. Sensation is in position to win $494,710 from the Big Rock purse of $1,154,625.

“Dale met us in the morning before we left the dock and he said ‘Hey, we got to have a plan and here’s our plan,’” Siner said. “We discussed it and we knew what everybody’s role was and what we were going to do and what we weren’t going to do. We executed it flawlessly and this is the result — 423.8 pounds.”

Siner said the Sensation was about three hours out into the Gulf Stream before finding the fish. Things didn’t look good until they finally saw one in the water.

“We hadn’t had a hit all day and … all of the sudden we saw one and (mate Alan Scibal) came out and made the fish hit and the next thing you know I’m in the chair and we are reeling it in,” Siner said. “I would say the wind was blowing about 15 knots or so, maybe more. The waves were probably eight to 12 feet. It wasn’t a calm day, but it wasn’t crazy, either.”

And how did Britt feel once Sensation boated the marlin?

“I was waiting for a cold beer, actually,” he said. “The angler was (tired) and I was dying of thirst.”

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