There were some deflated anglers when Reel Labor boated a tournament-record 119.3-pound catch on the opening day of this year’s South Carolina Wahoo Series, and later added a 43-pound fish. But a famous Yogi Berra quote — “It’ ain’t over ’til it’s over” — is apropos for this year’s event that continues through April 17.
The 162 boats in this year’s S.C. Wahoo Series (scwahooseries.com) are allowed to pick three fishing days during the competition, weigh one wahoo each day with the two heaviest fish combined to determine the winner of the $35,000 grand prize.
Tournament director Marc Pincus made note early in this year’s fishing that the team with the biggest fish doesn’t always win. Reel Labor, captained by Mark Pate of Chapin, with its 162.3-pound total, is no longer in the top spot, and several other boats are within striking distance of first place.