Saturday, June 20, 2015

2015 Carolina Billfish Classic - Final Results

Wahoo and Mahi - what could be finer in Carolina?
A fleet of 28 boats went fishing on Saturday at the Carolina Billfish Classic, and Reel Passion was able to release a blue marlin to pad their Day One lead. Angler Michael Runey was on the rod Saturday, giving them three blue marlin releases in two days, and they clinched back-to-back wins in the 2015 S.C. Governor's Cup Billfishing Series.

Saturday also saw two new meat fish leaders for wahoo and dolphin, while no tuna were weighed in. The heaviest dolphin was weighed in by angler Jason Watkins fishing onboard the Sea Tiger and he gave credit for his 46.2-pound mahi to his fellow mates on the boat. Russ Parker told me that he had to work on Friday and could not fish, so he made the most of his one day offshore on Saturday by snagging the top wahoo that weighed 38.2-pounds.
Reel Passion crew and family members

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Official Results for Carolina Billfish Classic:
First Place Billfish Boat:
Reel Passion - 3 blue marlin released - 1800 pts
Owner: Bill Ingram
Captain: Gary Richardson
Russ Parker and the top HOO
Second Place Billfish Boat:
Three J's - 2 blue marlin and 1 sailfish released - 1400 pts
Owner / Captain John Spencer
Third Place Billfish Boat:
Caramba - 3 sailfish and 1 blue marlin released - 1200 pts
Owner: Bob Faith
Captain: Dale Lackey
Outstanding Dolphin:
Jason Watkins: 46.2-pounds
Boat: Sea Tiger
Owner / Captain: Jerry Smith
Outstanding Wahoo:
Russ Parker: 38.2-pounds
Boat: My Three Sons
Owner: Hunter Edwards
Captain: Michael Mattson
No tuna landed
Sea Tiger's winning mahi mahi
First Place Lady Angler:
Jean Hood - 1 blue marlin released - 600 pts
Boat: Compromise
Owner: Robert Hood
Captain: Larry Branham
2nd Place Lady Angler:
Marry Hoover: 14.6-pound dolphin
Boat: The Moover
Owner / Captain: Mark Hoover
First Place Youth Angler:
Graham Rogers (12): 1 sailfish released - 200 pts
Boat: Rascal
Owner: Norman Pulliam and Foster McKissick
Captain: Mark Rogers
Second Place Youth Angler:
Bridget Hoover (14): 37.4-pound wahoo
Boat: The Moover
Owner / Captain: Mark Hoover
Third Place Youth Angler:
EJ Nettles (13): 34.0-pound dolphin
Boat: Solid Surface
Owner/Captain: Aaron Nettles

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