Sunday, May 27, 2012

2012 G'town Gov. Cup - Results & Fish Pics

Rance Jennings at Georgetown
Tropical Storm Beryl condensed the 2012 Georgetown Landing Marina Governor's Cup into just two days of fishing - on Thursday and Friday, with Saturday being blown out by the tropical force winds. The fleet knew about the onset of the winds and nearly all of the sportfishers fished back-to-back days in order to utilize their full eligibility of two days of fishing. Sadie Beth out of Charleston emerged as the best billfish boat at Georgetown for releasing 5 sailfish on Day One, and added to their points on Day Two by releasing two white marlin, finishing with 1625 points! Finishing in second place was Benchmark out of Mount Pleasant with the release of two blue marlin and one white marlin, with 1525 points. Rounding out the top three spots was Daymaker out of Georgetown with their release of two white marlin and one blue marlin, with 1225 points. The blue marlin that was brought to the docks by the boat Wildlife did not count in the Georgetown tournament since it did not meet the minimum length requirement of 105-inches. The youth angler award went to Rance Jennings, age 7, for his dolphin that weighed 9-pounds, and caught from Micabe out of Hilton Head. The lady angler award went to Holly McAlhany fishing on the Syked Out, for releasing a blue marlin on Day Two. The Day Two totals for fishing by the fleet yielded 8 blue marlin releases, 8 white marlin releases and 3 sailfish releases.

John Horton and G'town marina staff members

Marc Heiden with a 30.4-pound mahi
caught aboard No Problem

Brad Lyles with his 53.8-pound HOO
caught aboard Christy II
To view past blog entries about the 2012 Georgetown Governor's Cup click here.

To view my 2012 wrap-up article in Guy Harvey magazine click here.

To view reports from past years at the Georgetown Governor's Cup click 2011, 2010, 2009.

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