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HISTORY

The MegaDock Tournament kicked off on Wednesday, June 18, 2003. The event has broken the tournament South Carolina State Record for billfish releases three times (2005, 2006, 2009). The below names will forever be etched in MegaDock lore.

Winning Boats

2017 TOURNAMENT - July 5 - 8, 2017
Boats: 19
Billfish Releases: 83

Blue Sky MegaDock Champion

Tournament Champion: Blue Sky, Owner - Greg Smith, Captain - Jay Weaver, 2,600 points, 1 Blue Marlin and10 Sailfish Released.

2nd Place Billfish: Gryphon, Owner - Colby Griffin, Captain - Chucky Moore, 2,200 points, 2 Blue Marlin and 5 Sailfish released.

1st Place Dolphin: Artemis, Owner - John Darby, Captain - Legare Smith, Angler - John Darby, 53.8 lbs.

1st Place Tuna: Rascal, Owner - Norman Pulliam and Foster McKissick, Captain - Mark Rogers, Angler - Kenny Wise, 21.1 lbs.

1st Place Wahoo: Sportsmann, Owner - Gary Wyatt, Captain - Will Frederick, Angler - Gary Wyatt, 44.2 lbs.

Outstanding Female: Home Run, Owner - Steve Mungo, Captain - Grant Bentley, Angler - Hope Bentley, 2 Blue Marlin and 2 Sailfish released.

Outstanding Youth: Gryphon, Owner - Colby Griffin, Captain - Chucky Moore, Angler - Chandler Griffin (age 15), 2 Blue Marlin and 5 Sailfish released.

 

2016 TOURNAMENT - June 29 - July 2
Boats: 28
Billfish Releases: 78

Hammer Time

Tournament Champion: Hammer Time, Owner - Steve Mozeley, 2,000 points, 10 Sailfish Released.

2nd Place Billfish: Electric Bill, Owner - Chad Sanders, 1,200 points, 1 Blue Marlin and 3 Sailfish released.

1st Place Dolphin: Houdini, Owner - Jim Shannon, Angler - Jeffrey Frohock, 54.0 lbs.

1st Place Tuna: Miss Wy, Owner - Ed Holder, Angler - Robert Rodelsperger, 24.3 lbs Blackfin.

1st Place Wahoo: Coverage, Owner - Jim Holmes, Angler - Jim Carr, 25.9 lbs.

Lady: Artemis, Owner - John Darby, Angler - Susannah Nelson, 3 Sailfish released.

 

2015 TOURNAMENT - July 8 - 11
Boats: 25
Billfish Releases: 30

Artemis

Tournament Champion: Artemis, Owner - John Darby, 1,200 points, 2 Blue Marlin released.

2nd Place Billfish: Sportin' Life, Owner - Manly & Graham Eubank, 1,000 points, 5 Sailfish released.

1st Place Dolphin: Mirage, Owner - Billy Monckton, Angler - Billy Monckton, 27.9 lbs.

1st Place Tuna: Daymaker, Owner - Bobby Krivohlavek, Angler - Benny Maresca, 15.4 lbs Blackfin.

1st Place Wahoo: Daymaker, Owner - Bobby Krivohlavek, Angler - Benny Maresca, 37.6 lbs.

Lady: Artemis, Owner - John Darby, Angler - Litsa Darby, 5.4 lbs. Dolphin.

 

2014 TOURNAMENT - July 9 - 12
Boats: 26
Billfish Releases: 31

Trick 'Em

Tournament Champion: Trick 'Em, Owner - Curtis Whitaker, 1,000 points, 1 Blue Marlin, 2 Sailfish released.

2nd Place Billfish: Stream Weaver, Owner - Russell Carter, 1,000 points, 1 Blue Marlin, 2 Sailfish released.

1st Place Dolphin: Trick 'Em, Owner - Curtis Whitaker, Angler - Curtis Whitaker, 37.2 lbs.

1st Place Tuna: Anticipation, Owner - Paul Coury, Angler - Bobby Whelan, 19.2 lbs Blackfin.

1st Place Wahoo: Sportsmann, Owner - Gary Wyatt, Angler - Gavin Wyatt, 62.6 lbs.

Youth: C-Monkee, Owner - Colby Griffin, Angler - Chandler Griffin, Age 12, 32.8 lb. Dolphin.

Lady: Syked Out, Owner - David Sykes, Angler - Holly McAlhany, 1 Sailfish Released.


2013 TOURNAMENT - July 10 - 13
Boats: 32
Billfish Releases: 56

Stream Weaver

Tournament Champion: Stream Weaver, Owner - Rusty Carter, 1,600 points, 1 Blue Marlin, 5 Sailfish released.

2nd Place Billfish: Sportin' Life, Owner - Manly and Graham Eubank, 1,400 points, 2 Blue Marlin, 1 Sailfish released.

1st Place Dolphin: Game On, Owner - Victor "Bubba" Roof, Angler - Kelli Ann Roof, 42.6 lbs.

1st Place Tuna: Cacique, Owner - Paul Coury and Larry Edwards, Angler - Chris Gepford, 25.4 lbs Blackfin.

1st Place Wahoo: Russellhatt, Owner - Lee Russell, Angler - Kirkley Russell, 71.8 lbs.

Youth: Arica, Owner - James "Bubba" Simmons, Angler - River Simmons, Age 9, 1 Blue Marlin Released.

Lady: Game On, Owner - Victor "Bubba" Roof, Angler - Kelli Ann Roof, 1 White Marlin, 2 Sailfish Released.

 

2012 TOURNAMENT - July 11 - 14
Boats: 38
Billfish Releases: 71

Micabe

Tournament Champion: Micabe, Owner - Mike Larrow, 1,800 points, 1 Blue Marlin, 6 Sailfish released.

2nd Place Billfish: Reel Passion, Owner - Bill Ingram, 1,400 points, 2 Blue Marlin, 1 Sailfish released.

1st Place Dolphin: Lucky Hooker, Owner - Kevin Meany, Angler - Kevin Meany, 45.4 lbs.

1st Place Tuna: Rookie IV, Owner - Eddie Buck, Sr., Angler - Chris Ravenel, 14.6 lbs Blackfin.

1st Place Wahoo: El Tejano, Owner - John Hill, Angler - Jessica Mitchell, 57.4 lbs.

Youth: Petrel, Owner - Harry Johnson, Jr., Angler - Locke Johnson, Age 10, 1 Blue Marlin Released.

Lady: Wildlife, Owner - Ken Strickland, Angler - Joanna Strickland, 2 White Marlin, 1 Sailfish Released.

 

 

2011 TOURNAMENT - July 6 - 9
Boats: 48
Billfish Releases: 58

Full Pull

Tournament Champion: Full Pull, Owner - John Floyd, 1,100 points, 1 White Marlin, 4 Sailfish released.

2nd Place Billfish: Cacique, Owner - Paul Coury & Larry Edwards, 1,000 points, 5 Sailfish released.

1st Place Dolphin: Blue Sky, Owner - Greg Smith, Angler - Hew King, 39.6 lbs.

1st Place Tuna: Rodeo, Owner - Michael Bennett, Angler - Amy Bennett, 21.4 lbs Blackfin.

1st Place Wahoo: El Tejano, Owner - John Hill, Angler - Charlie Lewis, 42.4 lbs.

Youth: Billfishin' - Hunt for Life, Owner - Bill Turbeville, Angler - Karly Boggus, Age 13, 6.0 lb Dolphin.

Lady: Crystal Blue, Owner - Sam Hankins, Angler - Jessica Mitchell, 25.4 lb Wahoo.

 

2010 TOURNAMENT - July 7 - 10
Boats: 62
Billfish Releases: 81

Bench Mark

Tournament Champion: Bench Mark, Owner - Stephen Davis, 1,600 points, 1 Blue Marlin, 5 Sailfish released.

2nd Place Billfish: Reel Passion, Owner - William Ingram, 1,400 points, 2 Blue Marlin, 1 Sailfish released.

1st Place Dolphin: Miss Magnolia, Owner - Tram Colket, Angler - Ryan Higgins, 50.6 lbs.

1st Place Tuna: Gusto IV, Owner - Gusto III Charters, Angler - James Lucas, 12.2 lbs Blackfin.

1st Place Wahoo: Mindset, Owner - Robert Goff, Angler - Carter Smith, 42.0 lbs.

Youth: Emily Bliss, Owner - Michael Chukusky, Angler - Taylor Wood, 6.4 lb Dolphin.

Lady: Rock N' Reel, Owner - Allen Bell, Angler - Kara Slick, 1 Sailfish released.

 

2009 TOURNAMENT - July 8 - 11
Boats: 74
Billfish Releases: 151 (State Record)

Micabe

Tournament Champion: Micabe, Owner - Michael Larrow, 1,800 points, 9 Sailfish released.

2nd Place Billfish: Miss Annie, Owner - Barry Weshnak, 1,600 points, 8 Sailfish released.

1st Place Dolphin: Blue Sky, Owner - Greg Smith, Angler - Willy Bell, 42.0 lbs.

1st Place Tuna: Reel Passion, Owner - Gary Richardson and William Ingram, Angler - Billy Ingram, 21.1 lbs Blackfin.

1st Place Wahoo: Reel Hooker, Owner - Bobby Krivohlarek, Angler - Bobby Krivohlarek, 59.0 lbs.

Youth: Short People, Owner - Aaron Nettles, Angler - Drew Nettles, 20.9 lb Dolphin.

Lady: Flybuoy, Owner - Gary Davis, Angler - Kathy Baxley, 1 Blue Marlin, 1 White Marlin, 1 Sailfish released.

Conservation Award: Micabe, Owner - Michael Larrow, 1,800 points, 9 Sailfish released.

 

2008 TOURNAMENT - July 9 - 12
Boats: 78
Billfish Releases: 81

CERVEZA

Tournament Champion: CERVEZA, Owner - Thomas Russell, 1,200 points, 6 Sailfish released.

2nd Place Billfish: Petrel, Owner - Harry Johnson, Jr., 1,000 points, 1 Blue Marlin, 2 Sailfish released.

1st Place Dolphin: Reel Patience, Owner - James Zachrich, Jr., Angler - Jason Zachrich, 43.5 lbs.

1st Place Tuna: Daymaker, Owner/Angler - Mark Daniels, 17.6 lbs.

1st Place Wahoo: Palmetto Pride, Owner - Anthony McAlister, Angler - Bill Ford, 72.2 lbs.

Youth: CERVEZA, Owner - Thomas Russell, Angler - Nicole Russell, 5 Sailfish released.

Lady: CERVEZA, Owner - Thomas Russell, Angler - Nicole Russell, 5 Sailfish released.

Conservation Award: CERVEZA, Owner - Thomas Russell, 5 Sailfish released.


2007 TOURNAMENT - July 11 - 14
Boats: 74
Billfish Releases: 77

Major Motion

Tournament Champion: Major Motion, Owner - Bucky Morris, 1,200 points, 2 Blue Marlin released.

2nd Place Billfish: Bentley's Best , Owner - Steve Deese, 900 points, 1 Blue Marlin, 3 Sailfish released.

1st Place Dolphin: Sea Baby , Owner - Dixon Peace, Angler - Susie Pearce, 62.3 lbs.

1st Place Tuna: Daymaker, Owner - Mark Daniels, 16.2 lbs.

1st Place Wahoo: Overspray, Owner -Foster McKissick, Angler - Jerry Broome, 56.6 lbs.

Youth: Heavy Iron, Owner - Malphrus Marine, Angler - Cole Malphrus, 2 Sailfish released.

Lady: Major Motion, Owner - Bucky Morris, Angler - Hope Hanckel, 1 Blue Marlin released.

Conservation Award: Evans B , Owner - Thomas McCook, 800 points, 1 White Marlin, 6 Sailfish released.

 

2006 TOURNAMENT - June 28 - July 1
Boats: 81
Billfish Releases: 131 (State Record)

Home Run

Tournament Champion: Home Run, Owner - Steven Mungo, 1,300 points, 2 Blue Marlin, 7 Sailfish released.

2nd Place Billfish: Bentley's Best , Owner - Steve Deese, 1,150 points, 3 Blue Marlin, 1 White Marlin, 1 Sailfish released.

1st Place Dolphin: Shorter Pie , Owner - Thomas McCook, Angler - Paul Thompson, 54.0 lbs.

1st Place Tuna: Juncanewt, Owner - John Cagle, Angler - Rick Link, 46.4 lbs.

1st Place Wahoo: Stream Weaver, Owner - Rusty Carter, Angler - David Thomas, 79.6 lbs.

Youth: Emotional Rescue, Owner - Michael DeLeone, Angler - Al DeLeone, 4 Sailfish released.

Lady: Special Lady, Owner - Ed Kosnik, Angler - Libby Kosnik, 1 Blue Marlin, 1 Sailfish released.

Conservation Award: Home Run, Owner - Steven Mungo, 1,300 points, 2 Blue Marlin, 7 Sailfish released.

 

2005 TOURNAMENT - June 28 - July 1
Boats: 57
Billfish Releases: 82 (State Record Until 2006)

Petrel

Tournament Champion: Petrel, Owner - Harry Johnson, Jr., 750 Points, 1 Blue Marlin, 1 White Marlin, 3 Sailfish released.

2nd Place Billfish: Blue Boy , Owner - Douglas Heaton, 700 points, 2 Blue Marlin, 1 Sailfish released.

1st Place Dolphin: Hot Shot, Owner - Hot Shot Charters, Angler - Shannon Seabrook, 55.8 lbs.

1st Place Tuna: My Three Sons, Owner - Hunter Edwards, Angler - Hew King, 23.4 lbs.

1st Place Wahoo: Hot Rod Blue , Owner - Steve Wallace, Angler - Benjamin Boyd, 57.0 lbs.

Youth: Houdini, Owner - Jim Shannon, Angler - Blake Shannon, 1 Sailfish released.

Lady: Chicora, Owner - Frank Foster, Angler - Linda Foster, 1 Blue Marlin released.

Conservation Award: Petrel, Owner - Harry Johnson, Jr., 750 Points, 1 Blue Marlin, 1 White Marlin, 3 Sailfish released.

 

2004 TOURNAMENT - June 23 - 26
Boats: 45
Billfish Releases: 26

Billistic

Tournament Champion: Billistic, Owner - Hutch Holsberg, 500 Points, 1 Blue Marlin, 2 Sailfish released.

2nd Place Billfish: Second Love III , Owner - Ross Marine, 300 points, 1 Blue Marlin released.

1st Place Dolphin: Hey Doc , Owner - Alan Fogle, Angler - Buddy Aimar, 34.0 lbs.

1st Place Tuna: Top Billing, Owner - Top Billing Enterprises, Angler - Rob Montgomery, 70.9 lbs.

1st Place Wahoo: Triple Play, Owner - Art, Jimmy and Bubba Hightower, Angler - Kate Freeman, 57.6 lbs.

Youth: Triple Play, Owner - Art, Jimmy and Bubba Hightower, Angler - Kate Freeman, 57.6 lbs.

Lady: Summer Session, Owner - Johnson Stevens, Angler - Berta Freeman, 1 Sailfish released.

Conservation Award: Billistic, Owner - Hutch Holsberg, 500 Points, 1 Blue Marlin, 2 Sailfish released.

 

2003 TOURNAMENT - June 18 - 21
Boats: 35
Billfish Releases: 13

Flybuoy

Tournament Champion: Flybuoy, Owner - Gary Davis, 444.8 Points, 1 Blue Marlin landed.

2nd Place Billfish: Dem Boys , Owner - Tommy Hancock, 400 points, 1 Blue Marlin, 1 Sailfish released.

1st Place Dolphin: El Tejano, Owner - John Hill, Angler -Robert Westbury, 60.5 lbs.

1st Place Tuna: Second Love III, Owner - Ross Marine, Angler - Dustin Speights, 67.5 lbs.

1st Place Wahoo: Jubilee, Owner - Dick Dobson, Angler -Heath Hackett, 53.9 lbs.

Youth: Rapid Pace , Owner - SHSR Enterprises, LLC, Angler - Hawkins Schirmer, 36.0 lbs.

Lady: Lady S , Owner - Mark Smith, Angler - Katherine Smith, 60.2 lb Tuna.

Conservation Award: Dem Boys , Owner - Tommy Hancock, 400 points, 1 Blue Markin, 1 Sailfish released.

 

 

 
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