2016 TAG & RELEASE COMPETITION WINNERS
The Billfish Foundation’s (TBF) Tag and Release Award winners, the “who’s who” in the billfishing world will be honored during the International Tag and Release Awards Ceremony at Miami’s Jungle Island on February 17, 2017. Earning one of the prestigious awards, produced and donated by King Sailfish Mounts, symbolizes a year of hard work, great fishing and/or boat and fish handling skills plus a commitment to a future with billfishing. Leaders in the sportfishing industry sponsor the Tag and Release Program and Ceremony and include Costa Sunglasses, PELAGIC Gear, Casa Vieja Lodge, Garmin Inc., YETI Coolers, Marina Casa de Campo, International Game Fish Tournament Observers Inc., Makaira Adventures, Sailfish Brewing Company, and 20echo.
Gulf of Mexico Marlin Tagging Competition
Top Overall Tagging Angler – Richardson – Lafayette, LA USA Top Overall Tagging Captain – Myles Colley – Pensacola, FL USA Top Tagging Angler – Blue Marlin – Dana Foster – Pensacola, FL USA Top Tagging Angler – White Marlin – Kaleb Richardson – Lafayette, LA USA Top Tagging Captain – Blue Marlin – Myles Colley – Pensacola, FL USA Top Tagging Captain – White Marlin – Chris Mowad – Pensacola, FL USA Top Tagging Junior Angler – Kaleb Richardson – Lafayette, LA USA Top Tagging Lady Angler – Lisa Foster – Pensacola, FL USA Top Tagging Boat – Born2Run – Pensacola, FL USA