The first day of the 44th annual Georgetown Landing Marina Billfish Tournament saw 29 boats out of 34 go fishing in a steady south wind. The billfishing for white marlin was excellent and 14 white marlin releases were reported with lots more encounters with whites that did not result in hook-ups. One blue marlin was released by Mindset, and the Gov. Cup fleet released 5 sailfish total. No wahoo came to the scales.
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PhotosByJeffDennis: George Benjamin holds his 27.8-pound mahi while Steve Godfrey holds his two blackfin tuna; Keenan Grayson of Charleston with her 27.0-pound mahi caught aboard On The Hook; young Pee Wee Thornhill found this bonita behind the Benchmark; Daymaker's four flags put them in the lead after Day One