Friday, May 25, 2012

2012 G'town Gov. Cup - Day One results

Georgetown docks come alive after Day One fishing
Bob Faith with leading dolphin
Day One of the Georgetown Governor's Cup saw the 36-boat fleet poised to head out to sea. Alas, the Summer Girl suffered boat trouble and had to remain in port. However, the Sadie Beth went out to fish, suffered boat trouble and was able to effect repairs AND manage to release five sailfish to take the Day One first place points lead with 1000 points! A bevy of billfish releases were made on Day One and three boats were tied at 900 points for releasing one blue marlin and one white marlin apiece - Daymaker, Benchmark and Rookie IV. Unofficial totals for the entire fleet include 7 blue marlin, 8 white marlin and 6 sailfish releases - with no blue marlin brought to the dock. Plenty of meatfish were brought to the dock as the ocean conditions that brought the billfish bite also included dolphin, wahoo and tuna. Leading in the dolphin category was angler Bob Faith, fishing aboard Caramba, with his 44.8-pound mahi. Big Kahuna's Rhett Spencer grabbed the wahoo lead with a 61-pound hoo, and Kenneth Tucker from the Christy II leads the tuna category with a blackfin that went 17.6-pounds. Lady angler Tracie Chandler brought a 20.2-pound mahi to the scales from the boat named Wildlife, and 7-year old Rance Jennings fishing aboard Micabe weighed in a 9-pound dolphin. Overall, the boats that fished South of Georgetown seemed to encounter more fish than the boats that went North. Two more days of fishing will help determine the winner of the first Gov. Cup event of the summer.

Kenneth Tucker with the leading tuna

Rhett Spencer with the leading wahoo

To view past blog entries about the 2012 Governor's Cup click here.

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