If sailfish were the only billfish, then yes, but it’s not that simple. How do you equitably score the release of a 75-pound blue marlin against the release of a 1,200-pound blue marlin? If your location produces only fish between, say 300 and 600 pounds, then an all-release format could work. In Kona, our blues range from 75 pounds to 1,800 pounds. I’ve tried for years to figure out an all-release format for Kona, but have been unable to solve this fundamental problem. I have a standing offer: a free entry fee to the person who can!