The Governor's Cup fleet of 27 boats found the seas calm but the dolphin bite had slacked as well. Several blue marlin were released on Saturday but the story at the weigh-in continued to be no wahoo or tuna. Six billfish were released including a sailfish each for Dough Boy (Kasey Dantzler) and Reel Passion, and a blue marlin apiece for Barrier Island, Plumber's Dream, Palmetto Pride, and Sweet Deal. The leading dolphin from Friday held the lead after Saturday's weigh-in but a new second place dolphin was secured for Robbie Freeman aboard NOFA when he brought his 50.8-pound fish to the scales. Saturday saw less dolphin caught but new leaders for both the Lady angler class and the Youth angler class were determined. A total of 9 blue marlin and 2 sailfish were released during the Edisto Tourney.
UNOFFICIAL results are as follows:
Edisto Tourney Champion, Miss Magnolia of Hilton Head- 1200 points, 2 blue marlin released
Edisto Tourney second place, Blue Sky of Georgetown - 600 points, 1 blue marlin released
Edisto Tourney third place, Fin-Addict of Edisto - 600 points, 1 blue marlin released
First Place dolphin: 52.6-pounds, Trey Sires aboard Rapid Pace
Second place dolphin: 50.8-pounds, Robbie Freeman aboard NOFA
Third place dolphin: 49.4-pounds, Jay Ham aboard Lil Bit
Lady angler went to Tara Asbill aboard Fin-Addict; blue marlin release
Youth angler went to Will Gould aboard Kiki, age 15; 29.4-pound dolphin
For more blog coverage from the 2009 Edisto Gov. Cup click here.
Photos By Jeff Dennis: Jr. female angler Savannah Odum of Walterboro was fishing aboard Rapid Pace when she boated this 19.4-pound dolphin that brother Austin gaffed, Edisto Tourney Lady Angler Tara Asbill with her 23.6-pound dolphin, Edisto Youth angler winner Will Gould pictured here with his father lost a big blue marlin after a 35-minute fight and settled for this 29.4-pound dolphin, Robbie Freeman stands tall with his 50.8-pound dolphin good for second place, Angler Michael Wolfe aboard Reel Hooker shares the spotlight with tournament organizer Becca Smith and his 37.7-pound dolphin