GEORGETOWN -- Approximately 40 boats are scheduled to fish the 43rd annual Georgetown Blue Marlin Tournament that opens today and continues through Saturday at Georgetown Landing. Boats fish two out of three days, captain's choice.

The tournament is the second leg of the South Carolina Governor's Cup Billfishing Series.

Game On, owned by Sea Hunt Boats and captained by Bubba Roof, won the series opener two weeks ago at Bohicket Marina, releasing one blue marlin and one sailfish.

The next event in the five-tournament series is the inaugural Carolina Billfish Classic, which will be fished June 23-26 out of Charleston Harbor Marina, Georgetown Landing and Harbour Town Yacht Basin on Hilton Head Island.