Kona Kick Off – Day 2 – noon-ish catch/radio log (hey, it’s Hawaii…)
TO ENTER A TOURNAMENT, CLICK HERE:
FINAL 2017 SERIES STANDINGS BY ANGLER HERE: 2017 Angler Standings after Wrap
FINAL 2017 SERIES STANDINGS BY BOAT HERE: 2017 Boat standings after WRAP
2018 HMT SERIES SCHEDULE:
June 23 & June 24, 2018
The Tournament that kicks it all off. Local Style. Largest flag fish of each category splits purse.
2018 Kona Kick Off Day One Results HERE: Copy of 2018 kona kick off day one
June 30 & July 1, 2018
Kona’s signature Big Game tournament. Marlin and Ahi points are scored for base purse.
2018 Firecracker Open Entry Fee Entry Form here: 2018 fco cash
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”.
2017 Firecracker Open Final Purse here: 2017 FIRECRACKER OPEN FINAL PURSE
July 3, 4 & 5, 2018
2018 Kona Throw Down Entry Fee Entry Form here: 2018 throw down cash
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
2018 Skins Marlin Derby Entry Fee Entry Form here: 2018 skins cash
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
PRESENTED BY TANTRUM LURES OF AUSTRALIA
2018 Lure Makers Challenge Entry Fee Entry Form here: 2018 lure maker cash
7 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
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 17, 18 & 19, 2018
2018 Big Island Marlin Tournament Entry Fee Entry Form here: 2018 bimt cash
Kona’s first high stakes, big game tournament to pay cash for tag and release AND big marlin. Founded in 1987.
2017 BIMT – HUNTRESS WINS FIRST PLACE MARLIN, LIGHTSPEED WINS SECOND AND THIRD PLACE MARLIN, AND A NICE PURSE.
CATCH LOG AND DAILY PURSE FINAL: 2017 BIMT FINAL Catch Purse
Sept. 14, 15 & 16, 2018
FollowS the HMT Series Points scoring system, so that all teams in the running can Wrap the season competing for all possible points.
2017 IT’S A WRAP FINAL RESULTS HERE:
2018 It’s a Wrap Entry Fee Entry Form here: 2018 wrap cash
It’s a Wrap draft rules can be read by clicking this link: 2017 Wrap Rules
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.
Hawaii Marlin Tournament Series Past:
“BWANA” SWEEPS TOP HONORS AT FINISH OF THE 2017 HAWAII MARLIN TOURNAMENT SERIES!
2017 TOP ANGLER – RICK SHEDORE
2017 CAPTAIN OF THE YEAR, Presented by MAUI JIM SUNGLASSES – CAPT. THEODORE HOOGS
2017 TOP BOAT – “BWANA” with CAPT. THEODORE HOOGS, CAPT. RANDY PARKER & CARL SHEPARD
$1.6 MILLION TOTAL PURSE AVAILABLE DURING THE 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
The BIG ONES at the 2017 BIMT
Scott Brickell of Los Angeles caught this 670 pound blue – the largest marlin of the 2017 BIMT on board “Huntress” with Capt. Stymie and crewmen Tim Hicks and Dana Boardman. Scott also tagged a second marlin for a total of 870 points, and this was the First Place fish in the tourney.
Rick Shedore of Orange County, CA had a great weekend with a rare black marlin (above) weighing in at 620.5 pounds on day one and a 594.5 pound blue (below) on day three of the 2017 BIMT. Rick was fishing on board “Lightspeed” with Capt. Rob Ellyn, crewman Scooter Johnson, Patty Flores and boat owner Rob McCarthy III. This team earned 2nd and 3rd largest marlin and a total purse of $163,140.00 with 1,215 points.
The BIG One at theSkins 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.