HIBT Leader Board 2010
Fish SponsorDistance
1 Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council 2282 nm
2 Laguna Niguel Billfish Club #1&2 1363 nm
5 JGFA Phoenix Fishing Club 997 nm
4 Kona Game Fishing Club Miyake 775 nm
9 Team Malaka and Bob and Sally Kurz 897 nm
3 Stephen Chow and Bob Duerr 691 nm
6 Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council 500 nm
8 Dan Holt, Out of the Blue Fishing Club 102 nm
10 Pajaro Valley Gamefish Club #1 and Hilton Grand Vacations Club - Japan 85 nm
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2010 HIBT Updates

A New Tag, A New Leader and a New Record

December 1 marked exactly 120 days after the first marlin tag was deployed in the 2010 Great Marlin Race, and right on time, the tag from Fish 1 surfaced - 2,282 nm from where it was tagged.  This tag, sponsored by WESPAC, was deployed on a 150-lb. marlin caught by Kerry Kurz and tagged by his brother Bob, fishing aboard the Sea Baby III with Captain Doug Pattengill and crewed by Bill Dorr.  The distance travelled by this fish not only makes it the new race leader, it also breaks last year's record distance of 2,225 nautical miles.

Updated map showing pop-up locations for the first seven tags.  Click here to see the interactive map.

It is interesting to note, as the last tags report, that this year we haven't seen any of the fish head to the southern hemisphere as three marlin did last year.  We still have three tags remaining in the race, though, with due dates coming in the next two weeks.  And as we've already seen, anything is possible!

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