No blue marlin but plenty of spirit at Big Rock

Published: Friday, June 13, 2014 at 10:27 PM.

Just like a lot of those who have followed Tillett throughout his career.

“He’s the kind of guy who people have gone to for years. Even today at 85 years old he’s telling me about making repairs on a boat that his brother is running right now,” Ramsey said. “The leaders in boat building today in North Carolina, everyone has a tie to him. They’ve fished with him, they’ve built boats by him and he’s helped them set up boats. Every single one of them has some tie back to him and that’s an impressive feat.”


-- Inspiration, which has fished its four days and won’t fish Saturday, still leads the blue marlin division at 754.3 pounds, followed by Eye Catcher’s 606.9 and Havelock’s Ava D at 491.4.

-- Dancin Outlaw leads the release category with two blue marlin and three white, followed by Billfisher at two blues and one white.

-- Hammertime is the tuna leader at 52.3, followed by Reel Love at 49.2. Purple Pirate is tops in wahoo at 77.8 and Gamekeeper is second at 77.2. Haphazard and Sandrita are tied in the dolphin division at 45.5.

-- Of the 120-boat field, only 55 are eligible to fish Saturday.

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