Thursday, May 21, 2015

2015 G'town Gov. Cup - Day One Results

Paul Holder with his HOO on 5/21 
Day One of the 2015 Georgetown Landing Marina Blue Marlin Fishing Tournament saw 38 of the 41 registered boats go offshore fishing. With several days of hot weather and flat calm conditions, the fleet may have been somewhat surprised to experience a sloppy sea and bumpy conditions in the a.m. The bite was off and some say that a falling barometer may have contributed to the slow start that saw only the Caramaba release a blue marlin before the 10 a.m. update to the S.C. Governor's Cup Billfishing Series Facebook page. Owner Bob Faith was the angler on that release.

Angler Kaleigh Leasure and her 50.4-pd. mahi mahi
Things picked up after that with Sportin' Life releasing a white marlin at 10:53, with Graham Eubanks the angler. Sportsman released a blue marlin at 11:17 and youth angler Bennett Wyatt was on the rod. My Three Sons released a blue marlin at 11:39 with owner Hunter Edwards handing the release. Reel Passion doubled up on white marlin at 12:10 and 12:14. Summer Girl had a blue marlin release by youth angler Fisher Jackson at 12:54. Micabe had a blue marlin release at 1:26 for owner Mike Larrow. Full Pull released a blue marlin at 1:27. Chasin' found a sailfish at 1:58 and had a release. Blue Sky released a blue marlin at 2:17 p.m.

Blackfin Tuna 
In the meatfish categories it was angler Paul Holder aboard the Miss Wy that boated a 45-pound wahoo. The only wahoo weighed in. The Critter Gitter II weighed in the only tuna., weighing 9.4-pounds. Summer Girl became the mani mani leader when Kaleigh Leasure brought a stud 50.4-pound dolphin to the scales, with Captain Stevie Leasure looking on.

Outstanding Billfish Boats: (After Day One)
First Place Boat - Caramba
Second Place Boat - Sportsmann
Third Place Boat - My Three Sons
Heaviest Meatfish:
Tuna (blackfin) - Critter Gitter, 9.4-pounds
Wahoo - Miss Wy, 45-pounds
Dolphin - Summer Girl, 50.4-pounds
First Place Youth Angler - Bennett Wyatt

To view reports from past years at the Georgetown Governor's Cup click 2013 - 2012 - 2011 - 2010 - 2009.

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