Ten boats of the Governor's Cup fleet elected to fish on Friday and they released a total of 14 sailfish. The sea conditions were nearly the same but the billfish bite had diminished from Thursday, when reports of free-jumping sails and multiple shots on sails were common. Reel Passion, fishing from Toler's Cove, had the best of the Day Two fishing and released 4 sailfish. Added together with their five sailfish releases from Thursday, they are now leading the Edisto Gov. Cup event - but are also fished out. Reel Passion owns a considerable lead in the Gov. Cup Series point totals that should stand up, barring a blue marlin bonanza today by Sportin' Life. Also on Friday Bill FIshin' released three sails. Releasing two sails were Sadie Beth, Trick 'Em and Sportin' Life. Sadie Beth is fished out and in second place with 8 sailfish releases. Lil' Bit, in third place, is fished out and released five sailfish total.
VideoByJeffDennis: Governor Nikki Haley addresses the crowd gathered at Edisto for the Friday afternoon weigh-in
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PhotosByJeffDennis: Peyton Stilp brought in the new blackfin tuna leader which weighed in at 19.8-pounds caught aboard Trick 'Em and shown here with owner Curtis Walker; Governor Nikki Haley and family brought some excitement to the docks at Friday's weigh-in; Keegan Kennedy is the current leading lady angler for this 17.6-pound blackfin tuna caught from Sea Trace and is here with her brother Josh; Harrington Bissell and son Harry Bissell were hooked up at the same time on Lil 'Bit when they reeled in these tuna that weighed 12.2-pounds and 9.6-pounds respectively