The 2009 HMY-Viking Megadock Billfish Tournament gets underway today with a Captain's meeting which kicks off the final event in the 2009 S.C. Governor's Cup Billfishing Series. The Megadock tourney is a sanctioned event for the World Billfish Series, MTU Legend Series and the IGA World Championship - and it has drawn a capacity 75-boat fleet to compete. If a new state record Blue Marlin is weighed in then the MegaMillion Jackpot kicks in and history will be made. Lowcountryoutdoors.com will post photos from the docks each day, and keep readers up to date on both the tournament leaders and the Governor's Cup Series leaders as the competition develops. Boats that fun fished on Wednesday found that the sailfish were biting good. Bench Mark had 6 sailfish releases, Syked Out had 8 sailfish releases and Daymaker (G'town) had 9 sailfish releases.
Photos by Jeff Dennis: Give it up for Buck, Wesley and Bucky: three generations of the Morris family aboard Major Motion!, Caroline Rhodes and David Peralta celebrate fly fishing for billfish, Richie Pound and Brandi Medlin from Mudslinger are all smiles for the Megadock tournament, the crew of Lil Bit are Ret. Capt. Mike Loy, Henry 'Flo-mo' Flowers, John Thompson, mate Coy Myers and Capt. Pete Loy