It's always a surprise when a new tag comes up - and the third tag of the race was no exception. I think the biggest surprise was that it was still so close to Kona. With all the other marlin we've tagged thus far, by the time they had been at liberty for a month they were at least 500 miles or away.
I want to extend my thanks to the Fish 10 co-sponsors - the Hilton Grand Vacations Club of Japan and the Pajaro Valley Gamefish Club #1. I'm sorry you didn't win the race, but we sure appreciate your support!
If there is any consolation to be had, I suppose it is that this tag went further than the one the Pajaro Valley guys sponsored last year - which made it only 62 miles, and stayed on for just 8 days. We're going in the right direction - and 2011 might just be your year!