Participants in the Bohicket Marina Invitational Billfish Tournament might find conditions a bit bumpy the next three days but they should be able to fish, said Amy Dukes, tournament director for the South Carolina Governor's Cup Billfishing Series.
The Bohicket tournament is the second event in the five-tournament series and has been part of the Governor's Cup since it began 26 years ago. Approximately two dozen boats are expected to participate, up from 17 a year ago when Tropical Storm Andrea was threatening.
"I have a feeling a few boats are holding out to look at the weather. It's definitely fishable. I'm not expecting small craft advisories but the offshore forecast is a little sporty," Dukes said.
Full Pull, which won the first Governor's Cup event two weeks ago in Georgetown, is not participating but heading to North Carolina to participate in the Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament.
Syked Out, which finished second in Georgetown, and third-place finisher Rascal are both entered at Bohicket.
Last year's Bohicket tournament was won by Showtime, out of Toler's Cove. Showtime released three blue marlin and one white marlin.
Fishing is scheduled Thursday through Saturday with boats allowed to fish two of the three days, captain's choice. Daily weigh-ins are 5-8 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 5-7:30 p.m. Saturday. Video coverage by PointClickFish.com also is available and can be found at the Governor's Cup website, govcup.dnr.sc.gov.