Folly Beach fishing

Joe Henderson, 5, caught this fish at the Folly Beach Pier. Photo by Neil Whitman

Fifty/Fifty Tournament

Game On, Chaos and Sportin' Life captured the top awards in the 2018 Fifty/Fifty Tournament. Game On won the dolphin division with a 28.80-pound catch by angler Daniel Wells. Lines Out finished second in the dolphin division, also with a 28.80-pound catch by Megan Carrigan. Chaos won the wahoo category with a tournament record 81.7-pound catch by angler Johnny Newton. Tenacious was second with a 36.8-pound dolphin caught by Michael Baker. The Petrel Billfish Release winner was Sportin' Life and Graham Eubank with 300 points for a blue marlin release. Charlie Ann Roof, aboard Game On, was second with three sailfish releases and 300 points. The top youth angler dolphin winner was Charlie Ann Roof aboard Game On with an 18.6-pound catch. Will Gredick, aboard Browser, was second with a 17.5-pound dolphin. Collen Rudolph, aboard Reel Quick, was the top youth wahoo angler with a 68.0-pound catch while Caden Yundle, aboard Renegade, was second with a 26.1-pound catch. Megan Carrigan, aboard Lines Out, was the top lady dolphin winner with a 28.8-pound catch while Jennifer Baily was second with a 20.3-pound catch aboard Slay Ride. The Manly Eubank Ecology Award went to Salty Maintenance for tagging seven dolphin. Daniel Wells, aboard Game On, earned the Winner Takes All prize.

Carolina Lady Anglers

Steve Joy was the outstanding male angler, Ella Marcey was the outstanding female angler, Bryce Mixon was the outstanding male youth angler and Julie Hensley the outstanding female youth angler in the Carolina Lady Anglers' 21st annual Fishing for the Cure Tournament ( Category winners were: Flounder: Ryan Meade, 3.52 pounds; Bryce Mixon, 2.98; Mitch Stanley, 2.70. Bluefish: Steve Joy, 3.52; Steve Joy, 3.16; Steve Joy, 2.50. Ladyfish: Eric Chadwick, 2.38; Ryan Meade, 2.08; Mike Kern, 1.92. Sheepshead: Scott Blanton, 6.72; Matt Benton, 6.02; Chris Slack, 5.90. Spanish mackerel: Steve Joy, 6.02; John Dupre, 5.18; Cameron Luden, 1.46. King mackerel: Jerad Roberts, 36.42; Hampton Sires, 27.00; Ella Marcey, 21.84. Dogfish: Tucker Polk, 1.78. Mystery Fish (Whiting): Tucker Polk, 1.08.

Kids Fishing Seminars

Haddrell's Point Tackle in Mount Pleasant has announced kids fishing seminars. A conventional tackle class focusing on bait rigging, knot tying and Google Map basics will be held from 8-10 a.m. June 23. A fly fishing class that focuses on knot tying, leader building, fly tying and Google Maps will be held from 8-10 a.m. on June 24. Both classes are $30 and are limited to 10 kids. Spots can be reserved by calling 843-881-3644 or in person at the Fin to Feather location, next to the Mount Pleasant store.

Zodiac Nautic Demo Day

Zodiac Nautic, which is headquartered in Summerville, will hold an OPEN 5.5 Demo Day from 10 a.m.-11 p.m. June 23rd at Bristol Marina in Charleston. The event is free and open to the public with a U.S. Coast Guard-certified captain taking participants on test drives in the Ashley River and Charleston Harbor on the new Zodiac OPEN 5.5 rigid hull inflatable (RIB). Zodiac will also have some of its new Stand-Up Paddleboards (SUP) available for trial. Interested participants are invited to pre-register for the June 23 Demo Day event at

Mount Pleasant, Folly Pier tournaments

The Mount Pleasant and Folly Beach Piers Cast Off Fishing Tournament will be held as follows: Folly tournaments - June 30, Aug. 11 and Sept. 29. Mount Pleasant - Sept. 1 and Oct. 13. Awards are for the largest game fish catch in each of the following categories: Adult Angler, Lady Angler, Youth Angler (12 and under), Senior Angler (60+) and Total Weight of Five Fish. Tournament registration fees are $10 for ages 13 and up, $9 for members of the military, $8 for seniors and ages 12 and under, or $5 for fishing pass holders. The final tournaments at each pier will have a similar award and pricing structure; mid-season tournaments will offer awards for the top three biggest fish category. Registration is at

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