Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Edisto Jim Bost Tourney Won by Joint Venture

Lady angler Laura Purdy caught this 22.2-pound mahi,
fishing with Buddy Hiers on the Joint Venture from Hampton
The offshore fishing season continues to experience a decent bite with lots of calm weather conditions, keeping anglers interested in riding out into the ocean. The Marina at Edisto Beach hosted an offshore tourney on June 11 that honored the passing of longtime Edisto resident Jim Bost, who was also an accomplished saltwater fisherman. Fifteen boats paid the entry fee to fish, knowing that ten-percent of the proceeds would be going to an SCDNR charity that supports the areas marine resources.

Shorey is the man in red with his 2nd place mahi
The Joint Venture is owned by Wallie Hiers of Hampton and the fishing crew included Buddy Hiers. But it was angler Laura Purdy of Hampton that put Joint Venture into first place with her 22.2-pound dolphin, claiming the first place prize for dolphin and the Lady Angler honors too. The second place results for dolphin goes to Shorey Kingsbury the Penny Dear fishing team for their 19.5-pound dolphin for owner Chip Merriman. Team Parts and Labor from Greenville weighed in an 18.7-pound dolphin to claim third place.
The youth angler honors went to Penn Warner of Walterboro, for his 16.1-pound dolphin caught from Dealer’s Choice, owned by Scott Rizer. There were some tuna and wahoo weighed in, but they did not count since they arrived at the docks after the official weigh-in time. The Marina at Edisto Beach called the 5 p.m. weigh-in time the “One Rule” of the tourney, since Jim Bost was always punctual about getting back to the docks quickly after a day of fishing.

To view the entire article in the newspaper click on Colletonian.

To view past blog entries from 2016 at Edisto click on Dolphin Slam - Cobia Tourney - Spring Shorebird Synergy - Bovine Bones on Beach - Edisto River book

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