Almost the entire 75 boat fleet went fishing today, and winds were forecast to be light for the duration of the tournament. Thursday afternoon events include the weigh-in and vendor village with shops like Belle Bait & Company, EZ-Hang chairs and The Charleston Angler to choose from. Two new awards from the Megadock tournament are the Mega-marlin (or first legal blue marlin to the dock) and the Mega-50, which is a cash prize split between all meat fish caught during the tournament that weigh over 50-pounds. The local economy really gets a shot in the arm from all the families that come to town to fish the Megadock, and the S.C. Department of Natural Resources has a large presence at the tournament.
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Photos By Jeff Dennis: SCDNR Director John Frampton stands with Tournament Director McKenzie Estes and Sergeant Chisolm Frampton on the Megadock, Live music could be heard on the docks Wednesday afternoon, T-shirt and visor sales were brisk at the Megadock on Wednesday (before the gulleywasher storm settled in!), and a team of DNR officers are present to educate the public about sustainable fisheries