Tournament Update:
THE GENERAL TAKES $125,950 WITH 639.2 LB BLUE MARLIN!

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2019 Tournament Schedule:

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2019 39th Annual Swansboro Rotary Bluewater Tournament Book
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Online Registration

Now CLOSED

Online Registration is now CLOSED.

In-Person Registration

Thursday, May 23, 2019 6 - 9PM

Jack’s Waterfront Bar in downtown Morehead City
513 Evans St. (at the end of 6th St. on the waterfront)

Captains’ Party

Thursday, May 23, 2019 6 PM

Cocktails & Food
Jack’s Waterfront Bar in downtown Morehead City

Bluewater Captains’ Meeting

Thursday, May 23, 2019 7 PM

Jack’s Waterfront Bar in downtown Morehead City

Bluewater Fishing Days & Times

Friday, Saturday & Sunday - May 24-26, 2019

Captain’s Choice 2 out of 3 Days Lines in the water from 9 AM - 3 PM
Scales open 4 PM at Big Rock Landing

Awards Ceremony

Sunday, May 26, 2019 7 PM

Cocktails at 6 PM Awards at 7 PM Sponsored by Snapperz Grill & Steam Bar Jack’s Waterfront Bar in downtown Morehead City

Awards Ceremony hosted by:

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Top Earnings

Prize Boat/Team Name City, State
$125,950 The General Raleigh, NC
$47,745 Waste Knot Morehead City, NC
$24,255 Islander Greenville, NC
$22,125 Game Plan Sanford, NC
$7,395 J & B Red Springs, NC
Prize Boat/Team Name City, State
$125,950 The General Raleigh, NC
$47,745 Waste Knot Morehead City, NC
$24,255 Islander Greenville, NC
$22,125 Game Plan Sanford, NC
$7,395 J & B Red Springs, NC

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Latest Hookups/Releases

Sunday, May 26

Boat/Team Name Hookup Time Last Status
Carolina Time 12:25pm Lost (Pulled Hook) @ 1:23pm
Pelagic 12:25pm Lost (Pulled Hook) @ 1:23pm
Shenandoah 11:48am Released a Blue Marlin
Waste Knot 11:27am Weighed a 445lb. Blue Marlin @ 2:31pm
Game Plan 11:22am Released a Blue Marlin
Boat/Team Name Hookup Time Last Status
Carolina Time 12:25pm Lost (Pulled Hook) @ 1:23pm
Pelagic 12:25pm Lost (Pulled Hook) @ 1:23pm
Shenandoah 11:48am Released a Blue Marlin
Waste Knot 11:27am Weighed a 445lb. Blue Marlin @ 2:31pm
Game Plan 11:22am Released a Blue Marlin

Check out all the day’s Hookups and Releases. Follow the updates as they happen!

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2019 Leader Board:

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Level I - Bluewater:

Rank Points/Weight Capt./Angler Boat/Team Name City, State TWTs

Billfish

1 1278.40 pts Wade Fickling The General Raleigh, NC ABCDE
2 745 pts Michael Tickle Waste Knot Morehead City, NC ABCDE
3 600 pts Robert Schlegel Islander Greenville, NC ABCD
4 600 pts Alan Murray J & B Red Springs, NC ABCDE
5 300 pts Ralph Griffin Fin Print Trent Woods, NC ABC
6 300 pts Darryl K Jones Game Plan Sanford, NC E
7 300 pts Brian Peele Goombay Kannapolis, NC ABCDE
8 300 pts Brian Bass Post Call Raleigh, NC ABCDE
9 300 pts Alan Willis Shenandoah New Bern, NC B
10 300 pts Shane Brafford Carolina Time Raleigh, NC ABCDE
11 150 pts Charles Gaddy Qualifier Manteo, NC C
12 75 pts Alan Scibal First Look Burlington, NC ABCDE
13 75 pts Lee Smith Carterican Morehead City, NC ABCD
14 75 pts Zeke Konkle Bare Bones Wake Forest, NC E
15 75 pts Timmy Kidwell Stream Weaver Wilmington, NC ABCDE
16 75 pts Tommy Herring Pig Rig Newton Grove, NC ABCD
17 75 pts Camerion Guthrie Marlin Fever Selma, NC ABCD

Wahoo

1 0 lbs.

Yellowfin Tuna

1 0 lbs.

Dolphin

1 49.70 lbs. Willis Warren Shenandoah New Bern, NC B
2 31.50 lbs. Jason Hogan Wall Hanger Cary, NC ABCD
3 24.00 lbs. Amanda Harris Game Plan Sanford, NC E
4 23.60 lbs. Brandon Rouse Post Call Raleigh, NC ABCDE
5 23.20 lbs. Keith Sawyer Stringline Wake Forest, NC ABCDE
6 21.50 lbs. Worth Farrington Blue Eyes Emerald Isle, NC ABC
7 18.60 lbs. Bibby Weeks Blue Eyes Emerald Isle, NC ABC
8 17.80 lbs. Mike Putman Bare Bones Wake Forest, NC E
9 16.40 lbs. Sam Phillips Due South Oak Ridge, NC ABCDE
10 15.00 lbs. Skip Dickson J & B Red Springs, NC ABCDE
11 14.40 lbs. Sam Phillips Due South Oak Ridge, NC ABCDE
12 14.30 lbs. Dexter Montague Sails Pitch Hampstead, NC ABC
13 13.60 lbs. Keith Sawyer Stringline Wake Forest, NC ABCDE
14 12.70 lbs. Willis Warren Shenandoah New Bern, NC B
15 11.10 lbs. Josh Hamby Carterican Morehead City, NC ABCD
Rank Points/Weight Capt./Angler Boat/Team Name City, State TWTs

Billfish

1 1278.40 pts Wade Fickling The General Raleigh, NC ABCDE
2 745 pts Michael Tickle Waste Knot Morehead City, NC ABCDE
3 600 pts Robert Schlegel Islander Greenville, NC ABCD
4 600 pts Alan Murray J & B Red Springs, NC ABCDE
5 300 pts Ralph Griffin Fin Print Trent Woods, NC ABC
6 300 pts Darryl K Jones Game Plan Sanford, NC E
7 300 pts Brian Peele Goombay Kannapolis, NC ABCDE
8 300 pts Brian Bass Post Call Raleigh, NC ABCDE
9 300 pts Alan Willis Shenandoah New Bern, NC B
10 300 pts Shane Brafford Carolina Time Raleigh, NC ABCDE
11 150 pts Charles Gaddy Qualifier Manteo, NC C
12 75 pts Alan Scibal First Look Burlington, NC ABCDE
13 75 pts Lee Smith Carterican Morehead City, NC ABCD
14 75 pts Zeke Konkle Bare Bones Wake Forest, NC E
15 75 pts Timmy Kidwell Stream Weaver Wilmington, NC ABCDE
16 75 pts Tommy Herring Pig Rig Newton Grove, NC ABCD
17 75 pts Camerion Guthrie Marlin Fever Selma, NC ABCD

Wahoo

1 0 lbs.

Yellowfin Tuna

1 0 lbs.

Dolphin

1 49.70 lbs. Willis Warren Shenandoah New Bern, NC B
2 31.50 lbs. Jason Hogan Wall Hanger Cary, NC ABCD
3 24.00 lbs. Amanda Harris Game Plan Sanford, NC E
4 23.60 lbs. Brandon Rouse Post Call Raleigh, NC ABCDE
5 23.20 lbs. Keith Sawyer Stringline Wake Forest, NC ABCDE
6 21.50 lbs. Worth Farrington Blue Eyes Emerald Isle, NC ABC
7 18.60 lbs. Bibby Weeks Blue Eyes Emerald Isle, NC ABC
8 17.80 lbs. Mike Putman Bare Bones Wake Forest, NC E
9 16.40 lbs. Sam Phillips Due South Oak Ridge, NC ABCDE
10 15.00 lbs. Skip Dickson J & B Red Springs, NC ABCDE
11 14.40 lbs. Sam Phillips Due South Oak Ridge, NC ABCDE
12 14.30 lbs. Dexter Montague Sails Pitch Hampstead, NC ABC
13 13.60 lbs. Keith Sawyer Stringline Wake Forest, NC ABCDE
14 12.70 lbs. Willis Warren Shenandoah New Bern, NC B
15 11.10 lbs. Josh Hamby Carterican Morehead City, NC ABCD
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Lady Angler:

Rank Species/Release Weight/Points Angler Boat/Team Name City, State
1 Dolphin 24.00 lbs. Amanda Harris Game Plan Sanford,NC
Rank Species/Release Weight/Points Angler Boat/Team Name City, State
1 Dolphin 24.00 lbs. Amanda Harris Game Plan Sanford,NC

Junior Angler:

Rank Species/Release Weight/Points Angler Boat/Team Name City, State
1 2 White Marlin 150 pts Brown F Gaddy Qualifier Manteo, NC
Rank Species/Release Weight/Points Angler Boat/Team Name City, State
1 2 White Marlin 150 pts Brown F Gaddy Qualifier Manteo, NC

Level II - Most Billfish Points:

Rank Points Capt./Angler Boat/Team Name City, State TWTs
1 1278.40 pts Wade Fickling The General Raleigh, NC ABCDE
2 745 pts Michael Tickle Waste Knot Morehead City, NC ABCDE
3 600 pts Robert Schlegel Islander Greenville, NC ABCD
Rank Points Capt./Angler Boat/Team Name City, State TWTs
1 1278.40 pts Wade Fickling The General Raleigh, NC ABCDE
2 745 pts Michael Tickle Waste Knot Morehead City, NC ABCDE
3 600 pts Robert Schlegel Islander Greenville, NC ABCD
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Level III - Largest Blue Marlin Over 400 lbs./110″:

Rank Weight Capt./Angler Boat/Team Name City, State TWTs
1 639.20 lbs. Don Werhney The General Raleigh, NC ABCDE
2 445.00 lbs. Bryan Sinnett Waste Knot Morehead City, NC ABCDE
Rank Weight Capt./Angler Boat/Team Name City, State TWTs
1 639.20 lbs. Don Werhney The General Raleigh, NC ABCDE
2 445.00 lbs. Bryan Sinnett Waste Knot Morehead City, NC ABCDE

Level IV - Most Release Points:

Rank Points Capt./Angler Boat/Team Name City, State TWTs
1 600 pts Robert Schlegel Islander Greenville, NC ABCD
2 600 pts Alan Murray J & B Red Springs, NC ABCDE
3 300 pts Ralph Griffin Fin Print Trent Woods, NC ABC
Rank Points Capt./Angler Boat/Team Name City, State TWTs
1 600 pts Robert Schlegel Islander Greenville, NC ABCD
2 600 pts Alan Murray J & B Red Springs, NC ABCDE
3 300 pts Ralph Griffin Fin Print Trent Woods, NC ABC
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Level V - Winner Take All First Blue Marlin Over 500 lbs.:

Rank Weight Capt./Angler Boat/Team Name City, State TWTs
1 639.20 lbs. Don Werhney The General Raleigh, NC ABCDE
Rank Weight Capt./Angler Boat/Team Name City, State TWTs
1 639.20 lbs. Don Werhney The General Raleigh, NC ABCDE

Level VI - 50/50 Dolphin Winner Take All:

Rank Weight Capt./Angler Boat/Team Name City, State TWTs
1 24.00 lbs. Amanda Harris Game Plan Sanford,NC E
Rank Weight Capt./Angler Boat/Team Name City, State TWTs
1 24.00 lbs. Amanda Harris Game Plan Sanford,NC E
  • TWT(s):
  • A = II - Most Billfish Points,
  • B = III - Largest Blue Marlin > 400 lbs.,
  • C = IV - Most Release Points,
  • D = V - WTA First Blue Marlin > 500 lbs.,
  • E = VI - 50/50 Dolphin WTA