There was a big shakeup on the final day of the MegaDock Billfishing Tournament with the three leaders heading into Saturday all being displaced.
Stream Weaver out of Carolina Beach, N.C., owned by Rusty Carter and captained by Mike King, caught five sailfish Saturday to go along with a blue marlin that was released Thursday to finish first in the event with 1,600 points (200 each for sailfish and 600 for blue marlin). Stream Weaver pocketed $92,575 from the total cash payout of $213,400.
Sportin’ Life, owned by Manley and Graham Eubank of Charleston and captained by Mike Glaesner, finished second based on time with 1,400 points. Sportin’ Life released a blue marlin and a sailfish Saturday and had a blue marlin release on Thursday.
Home Run, owned by Steve Mungo of Columbia and captained by Grant Bentley, also had 1,400 points, releasing three sailfish Saturday along with a blue marlin and a sailfish on Thursday.
Cacique had the only change in the non-billfish divisions Saturday with a 25.4-pound blackfin tuna. Game On was the dolphin winner with a 42.6-pound catch, while Russell Hatt won the wahoo division with a 71.8-pound catch.
The 25 boats fish fished Saturday released four blue marlin, one white marlin and 21 sailfish. The tournament total was 56 billfish releases, 11 blue marlin, three white marlin and 42 sailfish.
The MegaDock Billfishing Tournament was the fourth of five events that comprise the South Carolina Governor’s Cup Billfishing Series. The final event is the Edisto Marina Billfish Tournament, scheduled July 24-27.