Fifth annual Wahoo Tournament Set for Aug. 10-11

  • Friday, August 3, 2012

Deep-water fishing teams from across South Carolina will gather on Aug. 10-11 for the fifth annual Belle Isle Marina - Charles B. DuBose Memorial Wahoo Tournament.

This year's tournament will once again be conducted by the Friends of Belle Isle Marina Association and its Wahoo Tournament planning committee, chaired by Charles Young.

Several events are planned for the tournament, beginning with the captain's meeting, social hour and dinner, and silent auction on Aug. 10.

Tournament participants will be competing for the $5,000 first prize on Aug. 11 of the largest aggregate weigh-in of two Wahoo. Other prizes will be awarded for second and third place, lady angler and youth angler.

The tournament weigh-ins will be Aug. 10 from 3-6 p.m., an additional silent auction, music with DJ Ragin Lambert, and an exciting awards dinner will take place in the evening.

The presenting sponsor for this year is DuBose Ins. Marketing, in partnership with Dilmar Oil Company, Litus-To-Let, Superior Machine Inc., and Brooks Auction Services.

There is still time for "early-bird" boat registrations, by calling Belle Isle Marina or Charles Young at (843) 461-4320. Sponsorships and a limited number of spectator admissions are also available. The spectator admission price for the two-day event is $50 for adults and $20 or children 12 and under. This includes the captains/sponsors dinner on Aug. 10, silent auctions on both evenings, lively entertainment, exciting weigh-ins from 3-6 p.m., free golf cart shuttle rides to the hospitality tent at the Marina, wine and beer hospitality bar, and awards dinner on Aug. 11.

Tournament merchandise including hats and t-shirts will also be available for purchase.

Net proceeds from the Tournament are used to support the Reef Restoration Project administered by SC DNR, the Dolphin Tagging Project, the Reel Kids youth fishing tournament and to help maintain Belle Isle Marina.

For additional information, contact Belle Isle Marina at (843) 546-8491, or Charles Young, tournament chairman, at (843) 461-4320.

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