The most unique Big Marlin competition in the world! Patterned after the golf format, the base purse is available each fishing day to the largest marlin weighing 500 lbs or more. If no one catches a marlin of that size, the day’s purse rolls over and is added to the next day’s purse.  

$196,350.000 was awarded to Team Foxy Lady in 2015 with 7 marlin tags, because no one weighed a marlin over 500 pounds. A total of 50 marlin were caught at the Skins in 2015, so it is pretty remarkable that not one was over 500 pounds – but that is why they call if “fishing” and not “catching”! 50 marlin however, is still a lot of Catching!

2017 – Schedule of Events

July 6th    6PM – Pupus, Registration and Team Briefing at Hawaii Big Game Fishing Club.

July 7th    7AM to 4PM – Fishing

July 8th    7AM to 4PM – Fishing

July 9th    7AM to 4PM – Fishing

July 9th    6PM – Awards Party at Hawaii Big Game Fishing Club

For an old fashioned (printable) entry form, click here:  2017 skins cash entry


Follow the links below to access the contest rules. To register, please download and complete the Team Entry Form and select a payment form according to your preferred method of payment. Mahalo.

|2017 HMTS Team Entry Form 1 |2017 HMTS General Rules Start fix|2016 skins final purse|2016 skins final catch report|2017-Skins-Rules 60 402017 HMTS Liability and Publicity Release


All HMTS Tournaments abide by the International Game Fishing Association’s International Angling Rules – Rules for Fishing in Fresh and Salt Water. A copy of these rules is supplied to each team prior to fishing and is also available HERE>.

Tournament Highlights

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Skins fishermen are looking for marlin bigger than this “typical” Kona sport fishing vessel. Last  year team “Foxy Lady” won $196,350.00 with 7 marlin tagged and released when no one caught a marlin over 500 pounds.