A Chat with Bohicket's Top Youth Angler
When we first caught up with Will Gredick, a lanky 12 year old fishing aboard the Man Cave, he was busy searching through the fish box, arms outstretched into the mess of scales, slime, and blood. The Man Cave had just returned to the docks from the first day of fishing in the Bohicket Marina Invitational Billfish Tournament, and Will was preparing to make the trip to the scales for weigh-in. He carefully placed each fish on the new deck of the 59-ft Spencer, lining them up to see which dolphin would make the cut. Those fish weren’t quite heavy enough to clinch the lead of the youth angler category on day one. However, on the final day of fishing, Will battled a 28.5-lb bull that would keep him in the lead on the final day of fishing, making him the top scoring youth angler of the tournament.
Following his win at Bohicket, we reached out to Will to learn a little more about him and his award-winning fish, as well as his aspirations for the rest of the Governor’s Cup Billfishing Series.
How long have you been fishing offshore?
“I was six the first time I went offshore with my Dad and his friends and I caught my first sailfish when I was nine.”
Tell us about that 28.5 lb dolphin!
“It felt good when I saw the dolphin jump because I thought it was big enough to beat the Junior Angler fish from day two. The fight was really easy to start because the fish swam to the boat but got harder in the end when he turned his head.”
How did you feel when you got the dolphin in the boat?
“Very excited! It was one of my biggest dolphins.”
What was your favorite part of this past weekend at the Bohicket Marina Invitational Billfish Tournament?
“Seeing blue marlins free jump.”
What are you most looking forward to about tournament fishing this summer?
Catching a blue marlin and trying to win every Governor’s Cup Junior Angler Award!
Go get ‘em Will! All of us at the Gov Cup are looking forward to seeing you chase that blue and compete for that title!
For our next post on The Teaser, we’re sitting down with Dan Woody, captain of the Syked Out, the winning boat of last week’s Bohicket Marina Invitational Billfish Tournament. Maybe he’ll even share some trade secrets ahead of next week’s tournament, the Annual Georgetown Blue Marlin Tournament. Stay tuned!