The Sea Striker (61-foot Jarrett Bay) takes top honors and beats out 33 other boats on Sunday to win the 36th annual Swansboro Rotary Bluewater Memorial Day Tournament.
Capt. Adrian Holler was at the helm while Angler Christian Bedsworth reeled in an impresive Blue Marlin weighing in at 564.7-pounds.
Stream Weaver (60-foot Spencer) with Capt. Timmy Kidwell of Wilmington placed second with 375 points, and MJ’s (45-foot Ocean) from Wilmington, Delaware captained by Michael Yocco, finished third with 300 points.
The tournament is the second in a series of eight major billfish tournaments associated with the N.C. Governor’s Cup Billfishing Conservation series. The series opened with the Hatteras Village Offshore Open in Hatteras on May 10-14. The next tournament up is the Cape Fear Blue Marlin Tournament in Wrightsville Beach on June today through Saturday, followed by the Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament in Morehead City on June 10-18.