SC Wahoo Series off to fast start

Team 69 "Scallywag" got on the board first with Heather Leman boating this 36.2 pounder.

The wahoo bite is heating up

The 2021 SC Wahoo Series opened up on  Feb. 19 and will continue through April 24. And a few anglers have already boated some wahoo to get the leaderboard cranked up.

Heather Leman of Team Scallywag was the first contestant to catch a wahoo. She boated a 36.2-pound fish on Feb. 24. That put her team in the early lead of the tournament, and also placed her in first place of the Top Lady Angler category. She also netted the $500 bonus for catching the first fish of the tournament.

Rhode Island Red also got on the leaderboard, boating a 32.6-pound wahoo, also on Feb. 24. They also took the early lead in the amberjack TWT category with a 23.1-pound AJ.

Team 3 “Rhode Island Red” is currently third on the leaderboard.

Wild Hare pushes Team Scallywag to second place

A third team, Wild Hare caught a 44-pound wahoo late on the 24th, moving into the overall lead.

Wild Hare caught this 44-pounder, taking over the top spot on Feb. 24.

Team 45, Towed Fish, got on the leaderboard on Feb. 25 with a 30.9-pound fish.

Throughout the SC Wahoo Series, teams can pick three days to fish over the course of the approximately three-month long event. This allows them to take the bad weather out of the equation. They can also stay out fishing as late as they want on those days and weigh in the next morning either by boat or car.

The SC Wahoo Series is the first leg of the SC Saltwater Series presented by HUK. The next leg, the SC Mahi Series, runs May 10 – June 5. The third leg is the SC Fall Classic. It takes place Sept. 20 – Nov. 6.

Team 45, Towed Fish, weighed in a 30.9-pound wahoo to take their place on the leaderboard.

For more information about the SC Saltwater Series, click here.

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