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2016 Hawaii Marlin Tournament Series

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The video profiles some of our Kona guys and gals on the deck, and shows their commitment and intense desire to help their team catch marlin, among other things. If you are an angler and want to catch marlin, the Kona crews are fully dedicated, for sure!

2016 HMT SERIES SCHEDULE:

June 11, 2016

Kewalo Harbor Big Fish Chase

LARGEST MARLIN – “CORMORANT”   –  848.5 lbs.

LARGEST AHI  –  “SEA VERSE”  –  226.4 lbs.

LARGEST ONO  –  “CORMORANT”  –  38.7 lbs.

LARGEST MAHI  –  “AUKELE”  –  30.1 lbs.

June 25 & 26, 2016

Kona Kick Off

FINAL CATCH SUMMARY HERE: 2015 kona kick off final results 2

FINAL PURSE SUMMARY HERE: 2015 Kona Kick Off final purse

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

July 2 & 3, 2016

Firecracker Open

FINAL FISH CATCH SUMMARY HERE:  2015 Firecracker Open Total Points

FIRECRACKER FINAL PURSE SUMMARY HERE: 2015 Firecracker final purse pdf

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

July 5, 6 & 7, 2016

The Kona Throw Down

KONA THROW DOWN FINAL RESULTS:  2015 ktd day final

2015 KTD Final Purse

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

July 8, 9 & 10, 2016

Skins Marlin Derby

2015 SKINS FINAL RESULTS HERE: 2015 skins final catch summary

2015 skins final purse

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

 

July 15, 16 & 17, 2016

The Hawaii Lure Makers Challenge

PRESENTED BY BLACK BART LURES

We will be moving the 2016 Hawaii Lure Makers Challenge to July 15 – 17 to become a major event in the Series.

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.

2015 Lure Makers Challenge Final Results Here: LURE MAKER FINAL CATCH REV 1

August 11, 12, 13 & 14, 2016

Big Island Marlin Tournament

THE 30TH BIRTHDAY BASH!!

WITH VERY SPECIAL MUSICAL GUESTS ANNOUNCED SOON!

2015 BIMT Final Catch Summary Here:2015 bimt final catch

2015 BIMT Final Purse Here: 2015 bimt final purse

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

Sept. 9, 10 & 11, 2016

It’s a Wrap Tournament

We will be launching a new tournament for September 2016 that will follow the HMT Series Points scoring system, so that all teams in the running can Wrap the season competing for all possible points.

We will be meeting with stake holders this fall to finalize the format.

EARLY ENTRY PROGRAM 2016 – EXTENDED

Due to the long process of incorporating on line, key in entry forms and other website improvements, we are extending the early entry deadline to April 1.

Here is the finished oil painting by Paul McPhee, the grand prize for the 2016 HMT Series early entry drawing:

2016 McPhee Marlin in Oil

 

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  2016 Angler Standings after LMC

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

   

The BIG One…..really.

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The Kewalo Big Fish Chase Tournament on June 11 has been established to honor this amazing catch by Capt. Cornelius Choy on “Coreen C” back in 1970. This is the largest marlin ever caught on rod and reel (anywhere in the world) and weighed 1,805 pounds. “Coreen C” was a Kewalo based charter boat.

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Series Champion Angler Jada Holt looks on after weighing her final marlin of the 2016 season on board “Luna” with her dad, Capt. Chip Van Mols, her husband Dan Holt and crew Shawn Bebeau. Jada also tagged 5 blues in the Lure Makers Challenge for a total of 1,506.6 points.

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Her season total was an incredible 5,515.8 points which was 1,923.8 points ahead of second place angler, Mike Kehoe (seen below) who finished with 3,492 points.

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