The weather didn’t allow for a lot of blue skies during the Carolina Billfish Classic this year, but the 60’ Spencer, Blue Sky added a second blue marlin and a third sailfish to take the tournament win! Blue Sky, owned by Greg Smith and captained by Jay Weaver ended this 3rd leg of the South Carolina Governor’s Cup Billfishing Series with 1,800 points.
Jackpot, owned by Joe McKinney and captained by Sean Dooley, finished second with 1,600 points for releasing one blue marlin and five sailfish.
Third place went to Glazed, owned and captained by Miles Herring, with 1,400 points for releasing two blue marlin and one sailfish.
The tournament’s wahoo category went to Mister Pete, with a 38.7-pound catch. Full Pull won the dolphin category with a 44.0-pound catch and Hydrosphere won the tuna category with a 24.0-pound blackfin.
Hope Bentley, aboard Home Run, was the top female angler with two blue marlin releases. Holly McAlhany, aboard Syked Out, was second with two sailfish releases and Mackenzi Truluck, on Tina’s Trippin, was third with a sailfish release.
Will Gredick, Age 12, fishing aboard Man Cave, was the top youth angler with three sailfish releases. Julia Gressette, 9, also aboard Man Cave, was second with a sailfish release. Riley Overstreet, 13, aboard Tighten Up, was third with a 9.1-pound dolphin.
The weather was crazy but a lot of fun was had by all and another Carolina Billfish Classic is done.
CHARLESTON, SC— The Carolina Billfish Classic, the third leg of the SC Governor’s Cup Billfishing Series, June 19-22, 2019, is gearing up for another successful year. In 2017, CBC returned to its original home, The Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina. With a full-service marina, coupled with The Beach Club’s luxury amenities, Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina is the only waterfront resort located directly on the Charleston Harbor overlooking the historic, downtown skyline. It represents everything that tournament participants look for when planning their season. The Resort offers two seaside, heated pools, sprawling pool deck, complete with private cabanas, The Estuary Spa, fitness center, three on-site restaurants, private beachfront, complimentary bike rentals and more.
Deidre Menefee, Tournament Director explains, “With the tournament growing each year since we moved back to the Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina, we can continue to reach the numbers from our first year in 1998, when we had 102 boats, and even beyond that”.
Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina is the site that currently holds the Blue Marlin State Record, caught by “Corky” Taylor aboard Rascal in 2005 during the Charleston Harbor Billfish Tournament.
Beyond the cash prizes CBC promises, anglers also have the possibility to win a 2019 Ford F150 for a State Record Blue Marlin, Dolphin, Wahoo, or Tuna. Menefee and CHRM are working together to bring a, fun-filled week for boat owners, captains, crews, friends and family. Great fishing, food, drinks, music, and incredible accommodations for all to enjoy!
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May 14, 2016 Final Results- Lo Que Se wins! Congrats to Tony Huerta and his new boat- Captain KP going back to back wins in the Shootout. Lo Que Se hanging on to the lead