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71-pounder weighted in on Thursday
The 2019 Edisto Billfish Tournament marks the first year since the marina expansion and fuel dock upgrades were completed this past winter. The robust number of 46 fishing boats entered in the competition for releasing billfish also contributed to the feel that the Edisto event has hit the big time. Edisto Beach is always bustling in late July, but when the Marina at Edisto Beach brings the boats, bands and fishing buddies together, it is a billfish bonanza. Trash Man out of Savannah, the boat with the most blue marlin releases, wins the 2019 Edisto Billfish Tourney.
|Handsome 2019 Tourney Logo|
The Trash Man fishing team is a regular participant at the Edisto Billfish Invitational, and is one of a handful of boats that come from other states such as Georgia, North Carolina and Virginia to fish in the final leg of the South Carolina Governor’s Cup Billfish Series. Owner Burke Wall and Captain Shelby Myrick guided Trash Man to three blue marlin releases, good for a total of 1800 release points, and earning the title of Outstanding Billfish Boat. Trash Man also wins the title of Outstanding Billfish Conservationist.
|Top Tuna Right There!|
Finishing in second place with one blue marlin release and 6 sailfish releases is Jackpot, owned by Joe McKinney and Captained by Sean Dooley. Jackpot is also the unofficial winner of the 2019 Governor’s Cup Billfishing Series, which consisted of four tournaments in 2019. Third place at Edisto went to Bench Mark, owned by Stephen Davis and Captained by Bobby Garmany, for releasing one blue marlin and four sailfish.
To view past blog entries from Edisto Billfish click on 2018 - 2017- 2016- 2015 - 2014 - 2013 - 2012 - 2011 - 2010 - 2009
To view past blog entries from Edisto in 2019 click on ACE Basin Appreciation - Dolphin Slam - Jim Bost Memorial - Sea Turtle Nesting
To view past blog entries from 2018 at Edisto click on Thirsty Whale Tours - I Love Edisto Auction - Jim Bost Memorial - Dolphin Slam - Coastal Geology - Grits Cook Off
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