2014 Hawaii Marlin Tournament Series

The Top Scoring Team at the end of The 2014 Series will win Two Free Days Fishing for Giant Black Marlin on the Great Barrier Reef on “Castille”, a set of customized jackets from Pelagic Gear and more!



Congratulations to Team Rod Bender who won the 5 days free fishing in Samoa on board “Leilani” the 37′ Merritt at Oceanic Sport Fishing Adventures

Firecracker Open helicopter photos are posted on this website: You will need to create an account to access the images. Prints are available at the Tropidilla World Headquarters office at Honokohau. Additional prints can be ordered in a variety of sizes off of the website, at the prices posted.

Click here to sign up for a free trial of WRI’s SeaWeather online service with interactive Fishing Planner

June 27 & 28, 2015

Kona Kick Off

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

July 4 & 5, 2015

Firecracker Open

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

July 7, 8 & 9, 2015

The Kona Throw Down Presented by Samoa

Winner Take All for the Biggest Marlin of the Tournament from the Base Entry Fee. Two Biggest Marlin Winner Take All Categories. Most Points wins a Free 5 day fishing trip on the 37′ Merritt “Leilani” by Oceanic Sport Fishing Adventures in Samoa.

July 10, 11 & 12, 2015

Skins Marlin Derby

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

July 18 & 19, 2015

The Kona Classic

The Kona Classic returns to the line up as fund raiser for Miloli’i Hipuu Virtual Academy Charter School

August 8, 9 & 10, 2014

Big Island Marlin Tournament

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

Sept. 12, 13 & 14, 2014

September Challenge

Designed with input from the top skippers of 2010, minimum size fish is 400 lbs and 1st Place takes 70% of the base purse.

WIREMAN – Kona trailer released as a tournament promo.

It 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!

Lots of good action clips in there too. REMEMBER, The Top Scoring Team at the end of the 2014 Hawaii Marlin Tournament Series will win 2 days/1 night Free Fishing on “Castille” with the option of picking up more fishing time at super reduced rates. Check back often for details as season nears. Click here to see WIREMAN – Great Barrier Reef shot on board “Castille” WIREMAN – Great Barrier Reef, maybe being WIREMAN ain’t so great? WIREMAN – Great Barrier Reef, a day in the life on the GBR  

2014 – GRANDER!!

unger grander 1,211 Pounds! Thursday March 27, 2014 Capt. David Unger of “Nasty Habits”

Biggest Ahi So Far

2014 kko top tuna Sixteen year old Rachel Carroll stands with her team mates on “Ihu Nui” along with her dad Rodney, and her ahi, the largest of the Kona Kick Off. Rachel’s 197 pound fish upended the leader on “Bwana” a 194.5 pounder, in the final moments of the last day of the tournament. This is still the largest ahi of the Series after the first three events. fco-jim-wood 84 years young and after 25 years of fishing the Hawaii Marlin Tournament Series, Jim Wood won the Firecracker Open with this 662.5 pound blue. Also, this fish is his largest to date. Way to go Jim and crew of the Golden Dragon! maui-jim-new-logo