The entire fleet of 27-boats went fishing out of Edisto Marina today for Day One of the final event in this year's Governor's Cup Billfish Series. After four events, a clearer picture of who is vying for the overall title is now available with Caramba in the points lead with 4,175-points followed by Home RUn with 3,775-points, Sadie Beth with 3,775-points, Syked Out with 3,475-points and Reel Passion with 3,375-points. A sailfish bite of extraordinary portions came to pass on Day One, with 52-sailfish caught and released! Plenty of the boats were shaking their heads about missing other sailfish bites too! No marlin were released! Micabe, Home Run and Trash Man are in the lead with five sailfish releases each. Heaviest tuna goes to Joanna Strickland on Wildife with her 25.8-blackfin. Heaviest wahoo goes to Tom Blanchard for his 41.0-pound HOO aboard Reel Hooker. Youth angler E.J. Nettles (age 10) leads the mahi category with a 25.8-pounder caught aboard Short People.
Joanna Strickland from Wildlife
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