The final day of competition at the 2011 Charleston Angler MegaDock Billfish Tournament was canceled when a small craft advisory, posted by the National Weather Service, forced the cancellation of fishing due to Governor's Cup rules. This is the first day of fishing canceled during the 2011 Gov. Cup Series, and also the first ever canceled day of fishing in the history of the MegaDock event. The results posted at the end of Day Two (unofficial at this point) will now become finalized and FULL PULL will earn the title of best billfish boat and take home the coveted MegaCleat trophy! Cacique, out of Virginia, will finish in second place on the strength of the five sailfish they released on Day One, which was the only day they fished. Four boats released four sailfish but Jabez from Toler's Cove will claim the third place spot since they were the first crew to reach that mark. Frenzy and Freeman 33 also released four sailfish. Overall the Gov. Cup fleet released 56 sailfish and two white marlin over two days of fishing at the MegaDock event, which despite being cut short by one day of fishing, was still a great success as evidenced by the season-high 48 boats fishing and all of the good times shared underneath the MegaTent by like-minded anglers.
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PhotosByJeffDennis: Kirkley Russell displays his 37.6-pound wahoo caught on Day One on the Russelhatt out of Salisbury, North Carolina - good for second place in the wahoo division
Youth angler award winner Karlie Boggus caught a 6-pound dolphin on Day One from Bill Fishin' and is surrounded by Jeb Boggus, Capt. Thomas Rivers and Kevin Branigan
Meatfish are displayed on ice at the MegaDock event in order to promote education for spectators about these offshore fish species
The MegaCleat first place trophy is MegaCool