A return to the normal summer weather pattern of hot weather and clam seas greeted the 17 boat fleet that went fishing for billfish on Thursday out of the Edisto marina. While three boats decided to take a lay day, the rest of the fleet went out and released a ton of sailfish, with the exception of Laff-A-Lot which released one blue marlin as well. At the top of the heap after Day One was Sadie Beth, out of Charleston and owned by Cage Blue, with six sailfish release flags flying. Reel Passion fished out of Toler's Cove, and owns the Gov. Cup Series point lead, went out and released five sailfish to claim second place after Day One. Reel Passion won the first event of the year at nearby Bohicket Marina and their Edisto Day One points total makes them a favorite to win the series this year. Laff-A-Lot released one sailfish and one blue marlin, which has them tied for third place with Lil 'Bit which released four sailfish on Day One.
Dolphin, Kirk Sutlive 25.6-pounds caught from Trash Man
Wahoo, Cam Werntz 41.2-pounds caught from Laff-A-Lot
Blackfin Tuna, Houston Demere 16.4-pounds caught from Crack Of Dawn
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PhotosByJeffDennis: Day One leader Sadie Beth shows off her six sailfish release flags; Karlie Boggus is the leading youth angler with her 5.0-pound mahi caught from Bill Fishin; Cam Werntz and his leading 41.2-pound wahoo; Brittany Boggus is the leading lady angler with her 11.0-pound skipjack tuna