Friday, June 5, 2015

2015 Bohicket Governor's Cup - Day Two Fishing

Travis Klingberg from My Three Sons
A total of six boats went offshore in search of releasing a billfish on Friday June 5. For most of the day the fishing was slow except for a small window after lunch when the fleet managed to release two blue marlin and three sailfish. The ocean was once again flat as a pancake, and the meat fish bite seemed slow due to the calm conditions.

Angler Brian Ingram and his nieces
Game Warden Jeff Day helps youth angler
My Three Sons elected to fish back to back days to extend their first place lead. On Thursday they had three blue marlin in their bait spread at one time according to Capt. Michael Mattson, and to their credit they pulled off a rare double-header release on blue marlin. But on Friday when they saw the man in the blue suit approach their lures, the hook set was never right and they got blanked on billfish. Angler Travis Klingberg did weigh-in a fine 35.6-pound mahi from My Three Sons, good for 2nd place in the heaviest dolphin category with one day to go. My Three Sons remains in the lead after Day Two but is fished out now.

Bob Faith, Chip Campsen and Lewis Stoneburner
The first youth angler to weigh a fish did come to the scales on Friday when Brian Ingram from Reel Passion brought a 10.0-pound mahi to the scales. His nieces Ella and Lily were right there to wish him well, and it shows that the Governor's Cup is the place where many youth anglers get initiated into the realm of saltwater fishing.

The three mahi that came to the scales from Caramba allowed three friends to settle a simple bet about who had caught the largest fish of the day. Senator Chip Campsen ended up with the heaviest of the three fish at 19.4-pounds, while Lewis Stoneburner weighed in at 19.0-pounds and Bob Faith tipped the scales at 18.6-pounds. It was simply too close to call without the SCDNR digital scales, and the three gents were happy to pose for a photo that captures the kind of fellowship that is present during a typical day during the Governor's Cup.

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Bohicket Marina Invitational Billfish Tournament Day 2 Unofficial Results:
1st Place - My Three Sons - 2 Blue Releases 1200 pts
2nd Place - Mutts & Jeff - 2 Blue Releases 1200 pts
3rd Place - Miss Wy - 2 Blue Releases 1200 pts
Outstanding Dolphin:
Danny O'Quinn - Summer Girl - 36.0 lb. Dolphin
Lady Angler:
1st Place: Holly McAlhany - Syked Out - 1 Sail & 1 Blue - 800 pts
2nd Place: Jen Haugen - Mutts & Jeff - 1 Blue - 600 pts
3rd Place: Summer Simpson - Sportsmann - 23.4 lb Dolphin
Youth Angler:
1st Place: Brian Ingram, Age 10 - Reel Passion - 10.0 lb. Dolphin

Day Two Billfish Releases:
Caramba - Two Sailfish
Anticipation - One Blue Marlin
Artemis - One Sailfish
Reel Passion - One Blue Marlin

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