TBF award winner, Dawn Samuels with Capt. Mike Hunter and first mate Mike Samuels tagged and released this sailfish in late November of 2013 when fishing aboard the “Princess Lily” off of Jupiter, FL. In early January of 2016 after being at large for just over two years (769 days) this sailfish was recaptured off of Key Biscayne, FL roughly 80 miles south (straight line distance) from it was tagged. When released by Alex Noguera and Capt. Daniel Santiago aboard “Bills Bills Bills,” they estimated the sailfish was 60” in length, having grown more than two feet from its estimated length when tagged. Congrats on the recapture and thanks for reporting this great information.
Check out some of the recaptures tracks from some of TBF tagged fish.