It was game on Saturday as the 80 boats fishing the 15th annual VBBT took advantage of a hot bite and racked up the points with multiple release after release.
But one boat really capitalized when a hungry blue marlin swam up behind the teaser and inhaled a circle hooked mackerel pitch bait. Two hours later, after the big fish made a desperate attempt to escape by ripping loose the gaff, angler Ed Groce had his second blue marlin and the largest ever.
Groce’s father, Ed, owns Waste Knot, based in Manteo, North Carolina. Capt. Barry Sawyer is the seasoned skipper aboard the 56 Sunny Briggs ……. READ MORE