September saw the running of the 43rd Annual Channel Islands Billfish Tournament.
Five marlin were released in this year’s tournament.
The CIBT boats caught and released 5 marlin this year. The top boat honors went to CG Miller aboard RUCKUS with a bait fish and a jig fish on day three. VALKYRIE got second place with a jig fish right out of the gate on day one and BAD HABIT brought in third with a jig fish off the 277 on day three. HYROCARBON gets an honorable mention for releasing a bait fish on day five in our own backyard. All of the boats competing had shots at fish and the action was spread out from the local Channel Islands to the 209.
In addition to the marlin, a number of the tournament boats found yellowfin and dorado. TIGHT RIV beat out DAWN PATROL and THERAPY with a 20.64 lb. dorado to win the Pelagic side bet. Another amazing year! Thank you to everyone that participated.
Photo Credit: Channel Islands Billfish Tournament