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22nd Annual Keli Wagner Lady Angler Tournament

June 07 - June 08, 2019

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06/08/19 @ 6:48 PM

WHITE CAPS with the WIN!

THAT'S A WRAP for the 22nd Annual KWLA Tournament! We ended the day with 29 billfish releases & 43 gamefish. WHITE CAPS holds 1st place with 800 points. FLORIDIAN took home the largest dolphin, weighing 36.6 lbs & BLUE EYES brought in a wahoo worth $15,450.51!

Congratulations to all of our lady anglers, we hope you had as much fun as we did! STAY TUNED for game fish shots!



Jun 08 @ 6:38 PM

Talkin Trash

Weighed a 13.3 lb dolphin.


Jun 08 @ 6:38 PM

Double Trouble - Beaufort

Weighed a 25.6 lb dolphin.


Jun 08 @ 6:37 PM

Getnit

Weighed a 16.3 lb dolphin.


Jun 08 @ 6:36 PM

C Escape

Weighed a 32.4 lb dolphin.


Jun 08 @ 6:36 PM

Fishin' Physician

Weighed a 11.2 lb dolphin.


Jun 08 @ 6:35 PM

Reel Fun

Weighed a 6.7 lb dolphin.


Jun 08 @ 6:35 PM

Pipe Dream

Weighed a 19.3 lb dolphin.


Jun 08 @ 6:34 PM

Final Draw

Weighed a 8.9 lb dolphin.


Jun 08 @ 6:34 PM

Sensation

Weighed a 17.7 lb dolphin.


Jun 08 @ 6:32 PM

Yellowfin

Weighed a 8.8 lb dolphin.


Jun 08 @ 6:31 PM

Energizer

Weighed a 11.8 lb dolphin.


Jun 08 @ 6:31 PM

Due South

Weighed a 25.5 lb dolphin.


Jun 08 @ 6:30 PM

Mama Tried

Weighed a 11.6 lb dolphin.


Jun 08 @ 6:30 PM

Win Mag

Weighed a 9.5 lb dolphin.


Jun 08 @ 6:29 PM

Persistence

Weighed a 12.0 lb dolphin.


Jun 08 @ 6:28 PM

Pelagic

Weighed a 20.2 lb dolphin.


Jun 08 @ 6:28 PM

Two Weeks Notice

Weighed a 17.8 lb dolphin.


Jun 08 @ 6:28 PM

Bill Collector

Weighed a 34.7 lb dolphin.


Jun 08 @ 6:27 PM

Huntress

Weighed a 17.8 lb dolphin.


Jun 08 @ 6:26 PM

El Cazador

Weighed a 7.4 lb dolphin.


Jun 08 @ 6:26 PM

Shifting Gears

Weighed a 22.8 lb dolphin.


Jun 08 @ 6:25 PM

Hello Dolly

Weighed a 19.0 lb dolphin.


Jun 08 @ 6:23 PM

Maverick

Weighed a 24.2 lb dolphin.


Jun 08 @ 6:23 PM

High Octane

Weighed a 23.7 lb dolphin.


Jun 08 @ 6:22 PM

Double B

Weighed a 20.6 lb dolphin.


Jun 08 @ 6:22 PM

Gamekeeper

Weighed a 25.8 lb dolphin.


Jun 08 @ 6:21 PM

J&B

Weighed a 4.1 lb dolphin.


Jun 08 @ 6:21 PM

Blue Eyes

Weighed a 29.7 lb wahoo.


Jun 08 @ 6:18 PM

Kristi Kay

Weighed a 14.4 lb dolphin.


Jun 08 @ 6:18 PM

Maggie

Weighed a 25.5 lb dolphin.


Jun 08 @ 6:17 PM

Work Hard Play Harder

Weighed a 9.2 lb dolphin.


Jun 08 @ 6:17 PM

Doc Fees

Weighed a 17.3 lb dolphin.


Jun 08 @ 6:16 PM

Floridian

Weighed a 36.6 lb dolphin.


Jun 08 @ 6:16 PM

Reel Quick

Weighed a 19.3 lb dolphin.


Jun 08 @ 6:12 PM

Bare Bottom

Weighed a 5.0 lb dolphin.


Jun 08 @ 6:12 PM

Bad Habit

Weighed a 19.5 lb dolphin.


Jun 08 @ 6:11 PM

My Pleasure

Weighed a 16.5 lb dolphin.


Jun 08 @ 6:11 PM

Job Site

Weighed a 13.6 lb dolphin.


Jun 08 @ 6:10 PM

Wolverine

Weighed a 24.5 lb dolphin.


Jun 08 @ 6:10 PM

Sea Dub

Weighed a 17.7 lb dolphin.


Jun 08 @ 6:09 PM

Shenandoah

Weighed a 22.3 lb dolphin.


Jun 08 @ 6:08 PM

Laura Sue

Weighed a 14.6 lb dolphin.


Jun 08 @ 6:04 PM

Builder's Choice

Weighed a 22.3 lb dolphin.


Jun 08 @ 2:53 PM

Savanna Leigh

Released a blue marlin.


Jun 08 @ 3:01 PM

Whitecaps

Released a blue marlin.

06/08/19 @ 2:39 PM

LINES OUT!

LINES ARE OUT of the water - we still have 2 boats hooked up! WHITE CAPS has been fighting their fish for an hour! Big Rock Landing is rockin' & ready for you to join us for KWLA gamefish weigh-ins!



Jun 08 @ 2:08 PM

Double Trouble

Released a sailfish.


Jun 08 @ 1:19 PM

C Escape

Released a white marlin.


Jun 08 @ 2:08 PM

Double Trouble

Hooked up


Jun 08 @ 2:53 PM

Savanna Leigh

Hooked up


Jun 08 @ 1:57 PM

High Time

Released a blue marlin.


Jun 08 @ 3:01 PM

Whitecaps

Hooked up


Jun 08 @ 1:41 PM

The Benchmark

Released a sailfish.


Jun 08 @ 1:41 PM

The Benchmark

Hooked up


Jun 08 @ 1:16 PM

Long Break

Lost (Wrong Species).


Jun 08 @ 2:34 PM

C Escape

Released a blue marlin.


Jun 08 @ 1:57 PM

High Time

Hooked up


Jun 08 @ 1:22 PM

Marlin Fever

Released a white marlin.


Jun 08 @ 1:16 PM

Long Break

Hooked up


Jun 08 @ 2:34 PM

C Escape

Hooked up


Jun 08 @ 1:22 PM

Marlin Fever

Hooked up


Jun 08 @ 1:01 AM

Due South

Released a blue marlin.


Jun 08 @12:43 PM

Whitecaps

Released a blue marlin.


Jun 08 @12:54 PM

Long Break

Lost (Wrong Species).


Jun 08 @12:49 PM

Off Season

Lost (Pulled Hook).


Jun 08 @12:54 PM

Long Break

Hooked up


Jun 08 @12:49 PM

Maggie

Lost (Wrong Species).


Jun 08 @12:49 PM

Susie Q

Lost (Pulled Hook).


Jun 08 @12:48 PM

Franchise Sails II

Released a white marlin.


Jun 08 @12:44 PM

Talkin Trash

Lost (Wrong Species).


Jun 08 @12:45 PM

String Line

Lost (Pulled Hook).


Jun 08 @12:44 PM

Talkin Trash

Lost (Pulled Hook).


Jun 08 @12:49 PM

Off Season

Hooked up


Jun 08 @12:41 PM

Flat Line

Released a blue marlin.


Jun 08 @12:49 PM

Maggie

Hooked up


Jun 08 @12:25 PM

J&B

Released a blue marlin.


Jun 08 @12:48 PM

Franchise Sails II

Hooked up


Jun 08 @12:40 PM

The Benchmark

Lost (Pulled Hook).


Jun 08 @12:15 PM

My Pleasure

Lost (Wrong Species).


Jun 08 @12:30 PM

Reelax'n

Lost (Wrong Species).


Jun 08 @12:30 PM

Reelax'n

Hooked up


Jun 08 @ 1:01 AM

Due South

Hooked up


Jun 08 @11:44 AM

Genetic Disorder

Lost (Wrong Species).


Jun 08 @12:16 PM

Yellowfin

Released a sailfish.


Jun 08 @12:16 PM

Yellowfin

Hooked up


Jun 08 @12:15 PM

My Pleasure

Hooked up

06/08/19 @ 12:13 PM

Mid-Day UPDATE!

Heatin' up! As of 12:00, there have been a total of 15 releases: 5 blue marlin, 4 white marlin & 6 sailfish! » The total purse has INCREASED TO $177,925! Looking forward to an afternoon full of GAMEFISH!

Come down to Big Rock Landing for lady angler action » starting at 3:00pm.



Jun 08 @11:46 AM

Susie Q

Lost (Pulled Hook).


Jun 08 @11:47 AM

Hoo Hunter

Released a white marlin.


Jun 08 @12:43 PM

Whitecaps

Hooked up


Jun 08 @11:47 AM

Hoo Hunter

Hooked up


Jun 08 @11:46 AM

Susie Q

Hooked up


Jun 08 @11:44 AM

Genetic Disorder

Hooked up


Jun 08 @11:41 AM

Getnit

Released a sailfish.


Jun 08 @10:43 AM

Sensation

Released a blue marlin.


Jun 08 @11:34 AM

Floridian

Released a sailfish.


Jun 08 @11:10 AM

Annie C

Released a white marlin.


Jun 08 @11:00 AM

Mama Tried

Released a white marlin.


Jun 08 @11:10 AM

Annie C

Hooked up


Jun 08 @11:00 AM

C Escape

Lost (Wrong Species).


Jun 08 @11:00 AM

Mama Tried

Hooked up


Jun 08 @10:59 AM

Floridian

Released a white marlin.


Jun 08 @10:37 AM

Reel Fun

Released a blue marlin.


Jun 08 @10:43 AM

Sage Decision

Lost (Wrong Species).


Jun 08 @ 9:06 AM

Job Site

Released a blue marlin.


Jun 08 @10:43 AM

Sage Decision

Hooked up


Jun 08 @10:37 AM

Reel Fun

Hooked up


Jun 08 @10:27 AM

Bare Bottom

Lost (Pulled Hook).


Jun 08 @10:27 AM

Bare Bottom

Hooked up


Jun 08 @10:20 AM

Sashimi

Lost (Wrong Species).


Jun 08 @10:12 AM

Karalyssa

Lost (Pulled Hook).


Jun 08 @10:20 AM

Sashimi

Hooked up


Jun 08 @10:12 AM

Karalyssa

Hooked up


Jun 08 @ 9:35 AM

Hit N Run

Lost (Pulled Hook).


Jun 08 @10:43 AM

Sensation

Hooked up


Jun 08 @ 9:19 AM

Pelagic

Lost (Pulled Hook).


Jun 08 @ 9:19 AM

Teresa Jean

Released a sailfish.


Jun 08 @ 9:19 AM

Pelagic

Hooked up


Jun 08 @ 9:19 AM

Teresa Jean

Hooked up


Jun 08 @ 9:06 AM

Job Site

Hooked up


Jun 08 @ 9:15 AM

The Benchmark

Released a blue marlin.


Jun 08 @ 9:05 AM

El Cazador

Released a blue marlin.


Jun 08 @ 8:28 AM

Shenandoah

Released a sailfish.


Jun 08 @ 8:14 AM

Two Weeks Notice

Released a sailfish.


Jun 08 @ 8:08 AM

Two Weeks Notice

Released a sailfish.

06/08/19 @ 8:00 AM

LINES ARE IN- 22nd Annual KWLA Tournament!!

READY, SET, REEL! The KWLA Tournament has set another RECORD with 167 boats fishing the 22nd Annual event. Lines are in & we're ready for an exciting day of FISHING! We have a TOTAL PURSE of $177,500!

GOOD LUCK, ladies! Stay tuned for the latest hookup & releases. Gamefish weigh-ins start at 3:00, see you then!


05/31/19 @ 11:08 AM

The 22nd Annual KWLA Tournament is ONE WEEK away!

The Big Rock Keli Wagner Lady Angler Tournament (KWLA) is gearing up for another record-breaking year as it celebrates its 22nd Annual event on June 7-8, 2019.

Last year, the lady angler tournament set the stage in a big way with a record field of 161 boats. The KWLA tournament has set new records for boat counts in each of the last six years.

“It just keeps getting better!”, exclaimed KWLA Tournament Director, Madison Maxwell. “To be the second largest tournament in North Carolina, behind Big Rock, is incredible. We’re ready for this year to be even more epic than the last!”

Similar to the Big Rock Tournament in 2017, the KWLA Tournament will now require all blue marlin releases to be verified. To qualify for the 400 points, teams must turn in a Release Form in person along with indisputable video or photo evidence that the released billfish is a blue marlin. If the rules committee is unable to see indisputable evidence that the fish is a blue marlin, the release will be scored at 125 points.

The Winner Take All Billfish level was added to the KWLA line-up in 2018. 116 of the 161 boats participated in this new level. For an additional $500, participants can double their overall billfish release winnings. The Winner Take All Dolphin category is always a huge success with last year’s top team winning $71,151. There were no wahoo or tuna caught in the 21st Annual tournament; therefore, $5,701.51 from 2018 will rollover to 2019 for both the largest wahoo & largest tuna gamefish categories.

The KWLA Tournament, sponsored by Alexseal Yacht Coatings, is a one-day billfish release tournament with lines dropping in at 8 a.m. on Saturday, June 8th, 2019 and fishing ending at 2 p.m. The lady angler reception held on Friday, June 7th, 2019 is sponsored by Linda Rike Real Estate, and will serve as the official kick-off to the Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament and its 61st Annual Tournament. The most anticipated aspect of the kickoff party is the Best Dressed Contest with fishing teams dressed head-to-toe in vibrant, colorful costumes.

Last year, the tournament produced a record purse of $148,962.50 and made a $25,000 donation to the Carteret Health Care Cancer Center.