At the 2019 Jim Bost Memorial Offshore Fishing tournament fished on June 15 out of the Marina at Edisto, tournament Rules chair Calvert Huffines was also the emcee for the weigh-in. He gave a history lesson of all the boats that Jim Bost fished on over the years. “Jim was a special person to all of the saltwater anglers at Edisto, and this tournament educates others about his contributions to our fishing heritage,” said Huffines.
|Youth angler Greyson Bullard|
The winner of the 2019 Jim Bost Memorial is a boat from Edisto named the Bad Becky. A 27.5-pound wahoo brought in by Bad Becky tipped the scales enough to claim the first place prize of $1080. Finishing in second place on the strength of their 20.7-pound blackfin tuna is another boat from Edisto, the Dealer’s Choice. A boat named Reel Pipes brought a 19-pound dolphin to the scales to secure third place.
The oceanic conditions were conducive to offshore fishing and several youths were able to make the trip into the deep blue sea and earn their sea legs. Youth angler Jackson Smith caught a 13.9-pound mahi while fishing with Dealer’s Choice, and youth angler Campbell Smith caught a 16.7-pound tuna. Youth angler Greyson Bullard fishing on a boat from Edisto called the Laid Back was able to release his first ever sailfish on this day, and he also reeled in a 12.7-pound dolphin to share with the crew. Youth angler Ben Bronson caught a 12.9-ppund mahi from the Miss Fishin’ and youth angler Louis Bucksa caught a 15.7-pound mahi on the Hot Jelly.
|Nice haul of blackfin tuna|
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