This year the “Carol Libby” made up of angler Keith Brandner, Capt. Josh Temple and mates, James Brown, Tony Carpenter, and Andrea McQuade have tagged a remarkable 534 blue marlin! Here is a recapture for a blue marlin they tagged off of Los Sueños on July 2 of 2014. After just 22 days at large this blue marlin swam more than 400 miles south – an average of roughly 20 miles a day - to where it was recaptured off of Colombia. At the time it was recapture the Capt. Victor Laz of the fishing vessel “Popeye I” recorded its weight at 139 lbs. (dressed) and 164 cm (64 in., lower jaw fork length). Congratulations on the great recapture and thanks to Darwin Mendoza Intriago for reporting this information.
Check out some of the recaptures tracks from some of TBF tagged fish.