MOREHEAD CITY – The 35-foot center console Contender “Pelagic Hunter II” has won the 62nd annual Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament with a 495.2-pound Blue Marlin

The Sneads Ferry crew with Captain John Cruise III, Angler Riley Atkins and crew were announced as winners after Moon Dancer conceded its Blue Marlin after the crew felt its fish wouldn’t have changed the leaderboard.