2009 HMY Megadock Tournament
The crew of the Miss Annie did a lot of sweating during Saturday’s final day of fishing in the HMY/Viking MegaDock Billfishing Tournament held out of the Charleston City Marina.
Having already used their two allotted fishing days, they awaited the results of the 63 boats that still had an opportunity to fish Saturday.
But the decision to pile up as many points as they could Thursday and Friday paid off in a big way…
Micabe accumulated 1,800 points for releasing nine sailfish and won a total of $130,247.50. Second place went to another boat that had already used its two fishing days. Miss Annie, owned by Barry Weshnak and captained by Matt Rabanstine, finished with 1,600 points for eight sailfish releases. That was worth $75,157.50.
Over the course of the tournament, the 74 boats released a Governor’s Cup record 151 billfish, including 138 sailfish (200 points each), eight white marlin (300 points each) and five blue marlin. In the 2006 MegaDock tournament, 131 billfish were released.
1. Micabe – 1,800pts (9 Sailfish)
2. Miss Annie – 1,600pts (8 Sailfish)
3. Rameseas – 1,500pts
4. Rookie IV – 1,400pts
5. Flybuoy – 1,400pts
based on time