Two more tags up, and a new leader!
On Friday September 24 a new tag reported in - this one from 775 nautical miles southeast of Hawaii, making it the new Great Marlin Race leader. The tag was from Fish 4, sponsored by the Kona Game Fishing Club Miyake. It was placed on a 175 lb. marlin caught by Robert O'Dea, fishing on Malolo. Captain Guy Terwilliger placed the tag on the marlin, which appears to have been moving in the same general direction as Fish 3 and Fish 6.
However, Fish 4's lead was eclipsed less than 2 weeks later when a new tag popped up much further to the east -- about 1,363 nautical miles from Kona! This tag, deployed on Fish 2, was sponsored by the Laguna Niguel Billfish Club, Teams #1 and 2. The 180 lb. marlin was caught by Bob Dudley and tagged by Captain Boyd DeCoito of Foxy Lady. As of now, this is our race leader - although with 5 tags still in the water, and half the race to go, anything can happen. Stay tuned!
|Updated map showing pop-up locations for the first five tags. Click here to see the interactive map.|
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