The 2018 Shark Tourney marks the ninth year for the annual weigh in at 3731 Docksite Road, and every year the weigh-in attracts a large crowd. Trucks, cars and golf carts occupy every bit of pavement and sand in front of the Edisto Water Sports tackle Shop and full-service boating dock. Tournament T-shirts sales and kayak rentals are brisk all day long as fans wait for the 3:30 start time, not knowing when the biggest shark will arrive at the dock. Twenty-four boats fishing in the shark tourney brought six sharks to the scales to weigh-in.
Meanwhile, the Mosquito Creek boat ramp was packed with the 30 boats fishing the No Rules offshore tournament at B & B Seafood. The biggest offshore fish brought to the 6 p.m. weigh-in earned angler Mike Araneo and the Dealer’s Choice fishing team the $3000 first place prize. Capt. Scott Rizer, Bolegs Warner, Jimbo Warner and Madison Utsey rounded out the adult crew, and two youth anglers were also aboard. Charlie Walker and Cayson Warner had a big time filling the fish box with slinger dolphin that helped Dealer’s Choice win the aggregate prize with 305-pounds of fish, good for a $1000 pay day.
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