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

Two Tags Are Up!

On the morning of September 8, we were surprised to find that one of the tags had popped up!  The Fish 6 tag, sponsored by the Western Pacific Fisheries Management Council, showed up about 500 nautical miles southeast of Kona.  The 150 pound marlin was caught on Miss Mojo by HIBT's Sherry Vann and tagged by Bob Kurz on August 11.

Map showing the locations of the first two tags to pop up.

Click here to see interactive map.

Its uncontested lead in the Great Marlin Race was short-lived, however; on September 10 another tag popped up about 200 miles further off.  This tag, from Fish 3, was sponsored by Stephen Chow and Bob Duerr.  The 170 pound marlin was caught August 4 by Ron Rudy aboard Anxious, and tagged by Jeff Metzler.  And because it had traveled a bit further -- approximately 691 nautical miles -- Fish 6 is our current Race Leader!

HIBT's Sherry Vann fights Fish 6, while Bob Kurz looks on.


We'll keep checking for new tags, and will keep everyone posted as they come up!

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