Monday, May 25, 2015

2015 G'town Gov. Cup - Day Three and Final Results

Miss Wy celebrates three blue marlin releases
A large fleet of 41 sportfishers assembled at the Georgetown Landing Marina for the Governor's Cup Billfishing Series. A large number of boats went fishing on Day One, with all except two boats choosing to use Day Two as a lay day due to rough seas offshore. That set the stage for another large number of boats to go fishing on Day Three to decide who would claim the title of Outstanding Billfish Boat at the Georgetown leg of the Billfishing Series.

Youth angler Bennett Wyatt and release flag
Heaviest Tuna winner from Christy II
By the 10 a.m. update on May 23 the fleet had released 6 blue marlin and one white marlin, which a surefire indication that a good bite was underway offshore. At the noon update four more blue marlin and two more white marlin were released. During the final update six more blue marlin and a sailfish were released. A common thread in each of those reports was longtime Governor's Cup participant Miss Wy, releasing three blue marlin over the course of the day. This afforded them a dramatic come-from-behind win based on release points - 600 per blue marlin, for a total of 1800-points. Finishing in second place is Petrel with two blue marlin released and one sailfish released, good for 1400-points. Third place goes to Caramaba based on their two blue marlin released, with a points total of 1200.

Heaviest Wahoo from Houdini
In the heaviest meatfish categories, the heaviest dolphin was brought in on Thursday May 21 by angler Kaleigh Leasure fishing aboard the Summer Girl, and it weighed 50.4-pounds. The heaviest wahoo was weighed in on Saturday by Rich Bermudez fishing from Houdini, weighing in at 55.2-pounds. The heaviest tuna also came in on Saturday for angler Brad Liles fishing aboard Christy II, with his 13.2-pound blackfin tuna.

Other awards include Top Lady Angler which goes to Kelli Ann Roof for releasing a blue marlin while fishing from Game On, and Top Youth Angler Bennett Wyatt for releasing a blue marlin while fishing from Sportsmann.

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

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