El Tejano (Midland, Tx) had a back to back release of a blue marlin and a white marlin to add 900 points to their Day One 600 point total for a blue marlin release - finishing in first place with 1500 points. Ol' Fish N'Grits (Saint Simons Island) released two blue marlin on Saturday, good for 12oo points - but they finished third behind Daymaker (G'town) who had already reached the 1200 point level on Friday. Black Sheep (Hampton), Game On (HHI) and NOFA (Chas.) also released one blue marlin each on Saturday. Kiki (Wadmalaw), Aggressor (Chas.) and Full Pull (G'town.) each released one white marlin during Saturday's fishing. Miss Wy IV (G'town.) released the only sailfish during the last day of the Georgetown event, which was blessed with sunny skies and a jam-packed dock when the fleet returned to port. Their was a change in the dolphin category when Jimmy Bass brought his 45-pound mahi to the scales - fishing from On The Hook (Wilmington, De.). Later in the day Jim Moore aboard At Ease (G'town) weighed in a fine 44-pound mahi - coming up just one pound shy - but that's fishing! As of now these results are unofficial. This was the 42nd annual Georgetown Blue Marlin Tournament - and only the 21st year of the Governor's Cup Billfishing Series, which tells you about the respect that offshore anglers have for this event.
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Photos By Jeff Dennis: Jay Bass with the tournament winning dolphin, DNR law enforcement gave these aspiring sportsmen a citation for being 'caught' with their lifejackets on, Lauren Leasure aboard Summer Girl (Chas.) reeled in this 20.5-pound dolphin, the Saturday afa'noon activities rocked the dock!, and Luke Blythe from Brainstorm (Chas.) with his 30-pound dolphin