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Georgetown Blue Marlin Tournament Winner, “Hydrosphere” Brings in 531 lb Fish

The 2022 offshore fishing kicked off in beautiful Georgetown, South Carolina on Memorial Day weekend with the 54th Georgetown Blue Marlin Tournament. The anglers found good conditions for all 3 days of the competition. This year’s event had 71 boats competing for a total purse of $569,875.00

The Winner for the largest Blue Marlin went to the Captain and crew off “Hydrosphere” that earned them the winning check of $98,753.00 for their fish weighing in at just over 532 pounds, with the second place going the Captain and crew of “Mister Pete” with a Marlin weighing in at 481.6 pounds, earning the $62, 843.00.

The Georgetown Blue Marlin Tournament  is part of the South Carolina Governor’s Cup Bill Fishing Series.

Boated Blue Marlin

1st “Hydrosphere” 532.1 lbs $98,753

2nd “Mister Pete” 481.6 lbs $62,843

3rd “Mack 900” 392.8 lbs $17,955


Largest Gamefish

Dolphin and Aggregate “High Yield” 52.1 lbs Dolphin $59,000

Tuna “Cut and Dry” 16.3 lbs $27,000

Wahoo “Reel Legacy” 26.7 lbs $28,500


Outstanding Billfish Awards

1st “Blue Sky” 3 Blue Marlin Releases, 1 Sailfish Release: $154, 395

2nd “Reel Hook Up” 1 blue marlin, 1 white marlin, 1 sailfish release: $45,720

3rd “Frequent Flyer” 1 blue marlin, 1 sailfish released: $75,710


Outstanding Female Angler Awards

1st Holly McAlhaney “Syked Out” 1 Blue Marlin Release

2nd Fontaine Bergen “Legal Holiday” 26.3 lbs Dolphin

3rd Hayden Kelly “Frequent Flyer” 23.4 lbs Dolphin


Outstanding Youth Awards

1st Riley Overstreet “Tighten Up” and the recipient of the Jim Shannon Award 28.0 lbs Dolphin

2nd James Blythe “Insane-O” 27.8 lbs Dolphin

3rd Jameson Johnston “Big Sky” 18.3 lbs Dolphin


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