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2017

Hawaii Marlin

Tournament Series

The HMT Series Champion Angler(s) will win a complimentary 6 day Safari in South Africa with

Daggaboy Safaris

 http://www.daggaboysafaris.co.za/

and

an original oil painting by Paul McPhee Fine Arts.

Champion Captain and Crew win Maui Jim Sunglasses and more.

Series Standings by Angler after the Lure Makers Challenge:

2017 Angler Standings after LMC 

Series Standings by Boat after the Lure Makers Challenge:

2017 Boat standings after LMC

Top Money Winners of 2015 and 2016

         2015                                                  2016                 

FOXY LADY             $203,486.00                       MARLIN MAGIC       $233,490.00

PURSUIT                $194,670.00                        FIVE STAR               $159,181.00

LUNA                      $189,572.00                       ILLUSIONS               $150,100.00

SEA GENIE II           $155,106.00                       ROD BENDER           $136,204.00

TOTAL AVAILABLE   $1.5+ MILLION                   TOTAL AVAILABLE   $1.4+ MILLION

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2017 HMT SERIES SCHEDULE:

June 10 & 11, 2017

Kewalo Harbor Big Fish Chase

2017 Catches

LARGEST MARLIN – “RUCKUS”  530 lbs.

LARGEST AHI  –  “WHIP SAW”   198.5 lbs.

LARGEST ONO  –  “PLAYN HOOKY”  –   30 lbs.

LARGEST MAHI  –  “MARY K”  –  25 lbs.

FINAL CATCH REPORT AND PURSE  2017 KBFC FINAL

2017 Day One Catch Report 2017 KBFC Day One

2017 Day Two Noon Radio Log of Catches Here:  sunday noon_edited-1

FINAL CATCH SUMMARY HERE:  2016 kbfc winners Final

June 23 & June 24, 2018

Kona Kick Off

2017 KICK OFF DAY ONE CATCH SUMMARY HERE:  2017 Kona Kick Off Day One Results

2017 KONA KICK OFF FINAL PURSE HERE:  2017 kko purse final

The Tournament that kicks it all off. Local Style. Largest flag fish of each category splits purse.

June 30 & July 1, 2018

Firecracker Open

FIRECRACKER OPEN DAY ONE CATCH AND PURSE STATS HERE:  2017 firecracker day one stats

SMALLEST BOAT – BIGGEST MARLIN = KONA STYLE!

CAPT. MIKE OSHIRO LED ANGLER DARREN HAYASHI TO THE LARGEST MARLIN OF DAY ONE OF THE FIRECRACKER OPEN IN KONA, HAWAII. DAVID MAGALLANES WAS AND SHALL ALWAYS BE, MIKE’S RIGHT HAND FISHIN’ PATNAH. UNCLE KIMO ON THE ASSIST. DARREN’S MARLIN WENT 533 POUNDS TO BEST THE 470.5 ON “END OF THE LINE”.

DAY TWO FINAL RADIO LOG:  

2017 Firecracker Open Final Purse here: 2017 FIRECRACKER OPEN FINAL PURSE

DAY ONE 2016 FIRECRACKER OPEN RESULTS HERE: 2016 DAY ONE RESULTS

FIRCRACKER OPEN 2016 FINAL CATCH REPORT HERE:  2016 firecracker final catch summary 1

Kona’s signature Big Game tournament. Marlin and Ahi points are scored for base purse.

July 3, 4 & 5, 2018

The Kona Throw Down

2017 KONA THROW DOWN FINAL RESULTS – NO FISH WEIGHED, ONLY POINTS PAID:  2017 KTD Final Purse

2017 KONA THROW DOWN DAILY PURSE DISTRIBUTION AFTER DAY TWO: 2017 KTD Points Daily 2

Winner Take All for the Biggest Marlin of the Tournament from the Base Entry Fee. Two Biggest Marlin Winner Take All Categories.

July 6, 7 & 8, 2018

Skins Marlin Derby

NICE LOOKING RADIO LOG SHEET HERE – 2017 SKINS MARLIN DERBY DAY ONE:

2017 SKINS MARLIN DERBY FINAL RESULTS HERE:  2017 SKINS FINAL

2017 SKINS MARLIN DERBY DAY ONE RESULTS HERE: 2017 SKINS DAY TWO

2017 SKINS MARLIN DERBY DAY ONE RESULTS HERE: 2017 SKINS DAY ONE

Patterned after the golf format. Daily purse is available for the largest marlin over 500 lbs.

July 13, 14 & 15, 2018

The Hawaii Lure Makers Challenge

PRESENTED BY TANTRUM LURES OF AUSTRALIA

2017 Lure Makers Challenge Final Results:   2017 LMC FINAL JB

2017 Lure Makers Challenge Day One Results: 2017 LMC Day 1

2017 Lure Makers Challenge Day Two Results:  2017 LMC Day 1 & 2

2017 Day Two Radio Log (above)

2016 Lure Makers Challenge Final Results here: 2016 LMC FINAL 1

The Hawaii Lure Makers Challenge fishes exactly like the September Challenge did, we have simply added a category for teams sponsored by lure makers to compete against each other to prove which is the most productive lure brand.

August 24 – 27, 2017

FISHING 24, 25 & 26. TAJ MAHAL & THE HULA BLUES BAND 8/27

Big Island Marlin Tournament

2016 BIMT Final Catch Log Here: 2016 bimt catch log final

2016 BIMT Final Purse (unofficial) Here: 2016 bimt purse unoffical

2016 BIMT Day One Catch Report Here: 2016 bimt day one catch

2016 BIMT Day One Catch Report Here: 2016 bimt day 2

Kona’s first high stakes, big game tournament to pay cash for tag and release AND big marlin. Founded in 1987.

Sept. 22 – 24, 2017

It’s a Wrap Tournament

FollowS the HMT Series Points scoring system, so that all teams in the running can Wrap the season competing for all possible points.

It’s a Wrap draft rules can be read by clicking this link: 2016 wrap rules draft 4

It’s a Wrap Day One Results Here: 2016-wrap-day-one-catch

It’s a Wrap Day Two Results Here:  2016-wrap-day-two-catch

It’s a Wrap Final Catch Summary Here:  2016-wrap-final-catch-summary

It’s a Wrap Final Purse Here:  2016-wrap-final-purse

Tropidilla Productions LLC Cancellation and General Refund Policy:  Tropidilla Cancellation Policies 

See Individual Event Rules and the HMT Series General Rules for Contest related refunds such as when no qualifying fish are caught in a specific category etc.


2018 DATES            Fishing Days

32nd BIG ISLAND MARLIN TOURNAMENT                              AUGUST 16, 17 & 18

IT’S A WRAP                                                                            SEPTEMBER 14, 15 & 16

2015 Hawaii Marlin Tournament Series

2015 HMT SERIES FUN FACTS:

$1,505,745.00 Total Available Purse

229 Teams, 496 Boat Fishing Days, 241 marlin caught, 16 weighed

93.3% Tag and Release Rate

“LUNA” SWEEPS TOP HONORS AT FINISH OF THE 2015 HAWAII MARLIN TOURNAMENT SERIES!

2015 TOP ANGLER – JADA HOLT

2015 CAPTAIN OF THE YEAR, Presented by MAUI JIM SUNGLASSES – CAPT. CHIP VON MOLS

2015 TOP BOAT – “LUNA” with CAPT. CHIP VAN MOLS, SHAWN BEBEAU, JADA HOLT AND DAN HOLT

All received trophies presented by Weather Routing Incorporated – WRI, SeaWeather.

For Complete Audited Standings By Angler Click Here  2015 Angler Standings after LMC

For Complete Audited Standings By Boat Click Here 2015 Boat Standings after lmc

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The BIG One at the 2017 Skins Marlin Derby

Robert Rosado stands next to his 731.5 pound blue marlin, along with Team Ihu Nui compadres – Capt. McGrew Rice, Carlton Arai, Kaulike Rice and fellow angler David Andersen.

the BIG Ones at the Kona Kick Off

Bill Burns weighed the largest ahi of Day One from “Ohana” with Capt. Battersby. Tipping the scales at 130 pounds, it earned some day money and is in the lead of the Ahi Division.

Joe Pezza Jr. holds the leading Mahi Mahi after Day One of the Kona Kick Off – a 25 pounder caught with Capt. Kevin Nakamaru on board Northern Lights.

The BIG Ones at Kewalo.

The largest marlin at the Kewalo Big Fish Chase Tournament – June 11, off the island of Oahu. 530 lbs. caught on board “Ruckus” with Capt. Ray Collier.

The largest ahi at the Kewalo Big Fish Chase Tournament. This 198.5 pound beauty was caught on board “Whip Saw”. Capt. Don Hackman at the helm. In the background are two of Howard Hughes Corp.’s additions to the Honolulu skyline.

Bryan McKenzie and Team “Sapo” with the largest marlin of the 2016 It’s a Wrap tourney. 592 pounds with Capt. Chris Choy at the helm. “Sapo” took Second at the Wrap.

Photo bombing in the background is Top Series Angler Steve Spina with Top Series Crew Capt. Kerwin Masunaga and Brent Masunaga. “Rob Bender” came in Third at the Wrap.

“Rod Bender” crew Capt. Kerwin Masunaga and son Brent earned Top Series Boat honors in 2016. That’s them below with Series producer Jody Bright and their new Maui Jim Sunglasses, swag and the Paul McPhee original painting “Wireman” presented to Series Champion Angler Steve Spina, also of “Rod Bender”, pictured below in his red Polartech “Masters Vest” from Crazy Shirts. Just like James Brown, the hardest working man in show business!