At the end of the first day of four days fishing there is still one fish hooked up and being fought by the team representing the Lae Game Fishing Club Billfish Tournament. With 47 teams entered into the tournament there have been 144 Striped Marlin released with the 2010 IGFA Offshore World Champions in first place with 2,200 points. Second place is the team representing the San Carlos Cantina Cup with a first day total of 1,400 points and the team representing the XV Torneio de Marlin Azul do Rio de Janeiro with 1,400 points. Two teams, the 7th Campeonato Int. de Pasca Grosso de Portimao and the 39th Annual Bluewater Tournament are tied at 1,200 points and there are 4 teasms tied at 1,ooo points. With three more days of fishing in the offing it is still anyones tournament. part of the difficulty for the teams involved is that the have to change boats every day, and it is a blind draw format. With 47 teams from around the world, experience in throwing live bait is a gigiantic plus. The first place team was fishing on board the “Valerie” and released 11 Striped marlin at 200 points each. Team angler Arturo Montelongo released four fish for his team. This team will be fishing aboard the “Listo”, “Yahoo” abd then the “Dream Weaver” for the next three days. Stay tuned for tomorrows update!