Unofficial results are as follows: Fifteen-year old Lauren Leasure took first place in the dolphin division with her 39.80-pound mahi caught aboard Fishwrapper, and proud papa Stevie Leasure was the gaff man while Captain Joey Smoak kept his crew on the fish. Second place in the dolphin division went to Adam Richardson who caught a 38.4-pound mahi fishing on Southbound. Third place went to Alexis Lee on the Gusto IV for her dolphin that weighed 32.6-pounds. George Campsen took first place in the wahoo division with his 54.3-pound stud caught aboard Hosanna. Second place in the wahoo division went to Ben Mann for his 28.2-pound fish caught aboard Wild Cat. Third place wahoo went to Justin Massenburg fishing on Family Tradition for his 20.6-pound wahoo. The thirty-three boats that fished the offshore division reported an ocean full of dolphin but only three wahoo came to the scales. Proceeds from the Fifty-Fifty go to benefit the funding of the S.C. Memorial Reef. (www.scmemorialreef.org)
Billfish releases were as follows: Splitbill released a blue marlin; Gusto IV released a white marlin and three sailfish, Blue Boy released a white marlin and Dragon Lady II released a sailfish.
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PhotosByJeffDennis: Youth angler Evan Bailey holds his 22.2-pound dolphin caught aboard Chaos; Michael Jackson holds the top dolphin for Lauren Leasure; George Campsen stands by the Toler's Cove sign with his prize wahoo