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 Third Tag Surfaces

In the middle of the night on September 17 a third tag surfaced, just 85 miles west of Kona.  This tag had been deployed on Fish 10, a 150-lb. marlin tagged on 8/16 by Kevin Nakamaru, Captain of Northern Lights caught by angler Debbi David.  The tag was co-sponsored by the Pajaro Valley Gamefish Club #1 and the Hilton Grand Vacations Club - Japan.  It was interesting to see that this marlin's tag showed up so close to the islands after 33 days at liberty -- when the other marlin had traveled more than 500 miles in the same length of time.  Once we have the tracks we may have some idea whether this marlin stayed close the entire time, or if it ventured away and then returned.  We'll know more in a few weeks!

The third tag to surface, from Fish 10, was just 85 miles from Kona.
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