HIBT Leader Board 2011
Fish SponsorDistance

"West Marie"


West Marine 2188 nm
7 Laguna Niguel Billfish Club #1&2 1752 nm
5 Kona Game Fishing Club - Taiyo 1053 nm
4 Louisiana Hot Sauce Club 1028 nm



Patricia Steele and Sherry Vann 522 nm
2 Bay of Islands Swordfish Club #1&2, and Stephen Chow 515 nm
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2011 HIBT Updates

Fishing Picks Up and the Race Begins!

After a slow start early in the week, fishing picked up on Thursday.  Early in the day the first marlin was tagged - a 200 lb. fish, caught by angler Bill Evans of the Pajaro Valley Fishing Club #1 on the vessel Topshape.  The tag was co-sponsored by the Pajaro Valley Fishing Club #1 and the Shoalhaven Game Fishing Club.  At the end of fishing, a second marlin was tagged by Jeff Metzler on board Anxious.  The marlin was caught by Fred Duerr of the Malibu Marlin Club, and the tag was sponsored by his teammate Stephen Chow, along with the Bay of Islands Swordfish Club Team #1&2.

Fish 1 and 2 tagging locations off the Kona coast

This map shows the locations where each marlin was tagged.  Click on the image to see the full-page interactive map.

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