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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 Series Standings By Boat after the Lure Maker’s Challenge:

Boat standings after LMC edited

2016 Series Standings By Angler after the Lure Maker’s Challenge:

Angler Standings after LMC ahi added final

2016 HMT SERIES SCHEDULE:

June 11, 2016

Kewalo Harbor Big Fish Chase 2016

LARGEST MARLIN – NO QUALIFIERS AND NO TAGS

LARGEST AHI  –  “SEA HAWK”  –  229 lbs.

LARGEST ONO  –  “SHIRLEY Y”  –   27.5 lbs.

LARGEST MAHI  –  “HOPE”  –  26.5 lbs.

FINAL CATCH SUMMARY HERE:  2016 kbfc winners Final

June 24 & 25, 2017

Kona Kick Off

2016 FINAL CATCH LOG H 2016 KONA KICK OFF FINAL CATCH LOG

2016 DAY ONE CATCH SUMMARY HERE: 2016 Kona Kick Off Day One Results

FINAL PURSE SUMMARY HERE: 2016 kona kick off final purse

 

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

July 1 & 2, 2017

Firecracker Open

2016 Firecracker Open Final Purse here: 2016 FCO Purse Distribution Final

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 4, 5 & 6, 2017

The Kona Throw Down

2016 KONA THROW DOWN DAY TWO RESULTS: 2016 KTD Day 2

2016 KONA THROW DOWN DAY ONE RESULTS: 2016 KTD Day 1

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 7, 8 & 9, 2017

Skins Marlin Derby

2016 SKINS MARLIN DERBY FINAL PURSE HERE: 2016 skins final purse

2016 SKINS MARLIN DERBY DAY TWO RESULTS HERE: 2016 skins day two

2016 SKINS MARLIN DERBY DAY ONE RESULTS HERE: 2016 skins day one

2016 SKINS FINAL CATCH REPORT HERE: 2016 skins final catch report

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

 

July 14, 15 & 16, 2017

The Hawaii Lure Makers Challenge

PRESENTED BY BLACK BART LURES

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

2016 Lure Makers Challenge Day One Results here: 2016 LMC day one

2016 Lure Makers Challenge Day Two Results Here: 2016 LMC day TWO

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 TAJ MAHAL AND THE HULA BLUES BAND!

2015 BIMT Final Catch Summary Here:2015 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.


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

   

 

The BIG One at Kewalo.

henry's-tuna

The largest ahi at the Kewalo Big Fish Chase Tournament – June 11, off the island of Oahu. This beauty was caught on board “Sea Hawk” by “80 something” year old Henry Hostelley with Jim Severson.  At 229 pounds, this was also the largest fish of the 2016 tournament. In 2015 an 894 pound marlin took top honors, but this year, the marlin were all in Kona on that weekend, where 22 teams caught 19 marlin at Rock n Reel.

rodney's-613

Rodney Carroll with his 613 lb. blue, winner of the Kona Kick Off. Caught on board Ihu Nui with Capt. McGrew Rice, Carlton Arai and Kaulike Rice. Rachel Carroll (holding the check) contributed a blue marlin tag and release to the win.

2016 kko winners ihu nui

Henry O’Connel stands with the crew of Marlin Magic and their 696 pound blue that earned the single largest purse in Hawaii history – $219,522.00 at the 2016 Skins Marlin Derby.

marlin magic skins win

 

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