MCMC members , Tim and Heidi McBride, took Third Place overall in the Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament (HIBT)! Mission Bay Marlin Club is proud of Tim and Heidi’s accomplishment and for representing MBMC in such a prestigious international fishing tournament.
Tim’s account of the tournament is as follows:“Well, we made it back to the mainland. The HIBT was a great tournament again. I’m proud to announce Mission Bay Marlin Club placed 3rd in the tournament. We have fished this tournament for 9 years now and it feels great to not only place but to give the club the recognition. Team Mission Bay scored 900 total points only to be passed up by two teams from Japan with 1200 and 1300 points. Out of the 5 day tournament we raised 16 blues and tagged 3. Estimated weights were 125lbs, 225lbs and 300lbs, all on 50lb test. We sponsored an IGFA satellite tag, on behalf of the club in the 300. The satellite tag will pop in 270 days giving the IGFA and club important data on migration of the fish.
Now the fish story, the final day we actually had a qualifier (Over 600lbs.) that the 50lb test wouldn’t handle for a 40 minute fight. That fish would have propelled Mission Bay into the #1 spot for the tournament. Bummer day.
Thanks again for letting Heidi and I represent the club.”
Again, Congratulations to Tim and Heidi on such a fine showing in the HIBT!!!