Game On continues to lead the Bohicket Marina Invitational Billfish Tournament, but the crew must now sit and wait after using its final allotted fishing day Friday in the opening event of the 2010 South Carolina Governor's Cup Billfishing Series. Boats are allowed to fish two out of three days, captain's choice.
Game On, owned by Sea Hunt Boats out of Lexington, was one of 11 boats that fished Friday. Twenty boats still have a day of fishing remaining and an opportunity to catch Game On, which earned 800 points for releasing a blue marlin and a sailfish on Thursday.
Only two boats, Caramba and Reel Passion, released billfish Friday and both were sailfish worth 200 points each.
My Time Out still holds second with 600 points, based on time, and has a day of fishing left as does third-place Rascal, also with 600 points. Both boats released blue marlin Thursday.
In the non-billfish categories, Trust Me moved into first place in the dolphin category with a 44.8-pound catch. Miss Magnolia continues to lead the wahoo division with a 35.0-pound fish, while Small Change has the top tuna with a 21.0-pound blackfin.
First place in the regular tournament category, based on points, will pay $8,000, second $5,000 and third $3,000. The top dolphin, tuna and wahoo will earn $1,500 each.
Today's final weigh-in will be held from 5-7 p.m.
The Post and Courier's Tommy Braswell compiled this report. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org