The Channel Islands Billfish Tournament was held September 10-14, 2016, in Southern California. Good weather and solid fishing resulted in 12 striped marlin successfully released by the fleet of 16 participating boats, with several more hooked and lost. The main body of fish were spread out between the west end of Catalina and Santa Cruz Island. Jim Dalpozza's Hydrocarbon team, with Capt. Eric Hermann, took home the highest honors with four striped marlin releases. Gerry Bellaart and Seaway took second place with two marlin releases and Ruckus with C.G Miller and crew took home third place with two releases.