2014 Hawaii Marlin Tournament Series
Run by Fishermen for Fishermen, we celebrate 28 years of producing tournaments and 34 years of fishing globally (almost), enhanced by the prizes offered by friends in top spots in the Pacific.
In 2014, the Top Scoring Team at the end of The Series will win Two Free Days Fishing for Giant Black Marlin on the Great Barrier Reef on Castille www.castillecharters.com, a set of customized jackets from Pelagic Gear and more!
The Team with Most Points at the Kona Throw Down wins 5 free days fishing in Samoa on the 37′ Merritt “Leilani”. See www.grandermarlin.com
Early Entry Promotion runs now til April 1. Enter by deadline and you could win a Free Entry into the Kona Classic, Free Room Nights at Royal Kona Resort, Gear from HookBuzz.com and Pelagic Gear, as well as Hawaiian lures from Kona Custom Tackle and Lures. More gear and great prizes to come, so get your entries in soon!
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June 28 & 29, 2014
Kona Kick Off Presented by HookBuzz.com
The Tournament that kicks it all off. Local Style. Largest flag fish of each category splits purse.
July 5 & 6, 2014
Firecracker Open Presented by PELAGIC
July 11, 12 & 13, 2014
Patterned after the golf format. Daily purse is available for the largest marlin over 500 lbs.
July 15, 16 & 17, 2014
The Kona Throw Down Presented by Grandermarlin.com 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 19 & 20, 2014
The Kona Classic returns to the line up as fund raiser for Miloli’i Hipuu Virtual Academy Charter School
August 8, 9 & 10, 2014
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
Fish Kona’s Hawaii Marlin Tournament Series, Win a Trip in Australia!
A typical “rather large” black marlin on the wire off the Great Barrier Reef. 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.
2013 – GRANDER!!
1,043 Pounds! Caught Wednesday July 3, 2103
2012 Top Boat – Rod Bender – With 2012 Top Angler – Steve Spina landed this GRANDER in Kona
Pictured (l to r) Brent Masunaga, Heather Masunaga Steve Spina, and Capt. Kerwin Masunaga
Tools of the Trade
The wiring gloves of a veteran lie next to the newer ones of a first season “second deckie”. Guys like Jerry Jeff strums wire strings on a Martin guitar, these guys work with heavier gauge strings and a more hostile audience.
Mothership “Laura J” at anchor behind the Great Barrier Reef.