Friday, July 26, 2013

2013 Edisto Gov. Cup - Day One Fishing

Big Kahuna had a BIG wahoo on Day One
Jessica Mitchell and angler Ashley Dent from Frayed Knot
The final event in the 2013 Governor's Cup Billfishing Series is contested out of Edisto Marina each year. Day One on Thursday saw 24 boats go fishing and they released five blue marlin and seven sailfish. The blue marlin bite was in the a.m. and Showtime, Rascal, Trick 'Em, Lil 'Bit and Sportsmann   all released one blue marlin. Two footnotes are that a youth angler handled the fish on Sportsmann, and that Showtime was the only boat to release multiple billfish with one blue and one sailfish, giving them the early lead at Edisto. Sportin' Life held the overall points lead for the 25th Anniversary of the Gov. Cup after four events, but after zero billfish releases on Thursday, Showtime jumps from second place into first place with one day of fishing left for each boat. Rascal was in the third place position coming into Edisto and still has a chance at the overall title if they can find some more blue marlin on Saturday. The heaviest mahi came off the Benchmark and weighed 35.8-pounds. The top tuna weighed in was a 15.8-pound bonita for Fisher Jackson on the Summer Girl. The heaviest meatfish of the day and best wahoo weighed 44.3-pounds, caught by Rhett Spencer aboard the Big Kahuna.

To view past blog entires from the Edisto Gov. Cup click here.

Fisher Jackson doubles down for Summer Girl

 SCDNR's Wally Jenkins, youth angler Maddie and Ken Strickland

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