Captain Jay Weaver worked with SCDNR to tag four of the sailfish, and owner Mark Daniels was glad to win the 4th annual Sailfish Slam fished out of the MegaDock Marina on October 6 - 9.
Claiming the second place prize of $8,400 was Wadmacallit, a 42-foot Ritchie Howell out of Charleston. With five sailfish caught over two days of fishing, including three successful tags, Captain Gasper Marino Jr. finished with 1003 points. His sportfisher with the all-pink hull is a big hit among lady anglers in the area.
Third place went to owner Jim Hobbs and his 55-foot Caison called Reel Jim out of Wilmington, North Carolina. Captain Brian 'Squid' Smith led the crew to four sailfish releases, and they were successful in tagging three of them – giving them 803 points worth $2,850 in prize money. Blue Sky had a great day of fishing on the last day, releasing one sailfish and a blue marlin, finishing with 800 points.
Ocean fishing conditions were near perfect except for the warmer temperatures that had the sailfish bite a little lazy. Twenty-one sailfish were released and two blue marlin were released during the Sailfish Slam. The Wahoo prize money of $1350 went to Lil Bit, a 50-foot Post out of Mount Pleasant run by owner / Captain Pete Loy, when Harrington Bissell reeled in a 21.6-pound hoo.
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