Hawaii Marlin Tournament Series
$2+ Million Total Available Purse in 2019
Averaging 95% Tag and Release Alive of All Marlin Caught
2020 CHAMPIONS of the
Hawaii Marlin Tournament Series!
Champion Angler – Guy Arrington
Champion Boat – “Wild Hooker”
From left to right: Allen Stuart (owner), Charlie Bowman, Capt. Shane O’Brien, Guy Arrington, and Mark Schubert
CONGRATULATIONS GUY ARRINGTON & “WILD HOOKER!”
Guy got to choose one of the original works of art below, done by Kauai artist Amy-Lauren Lum Won.
Click on either one of the pictures below to check out her website and see more of her awesome work.
2020 Series Standings
Guy Arrington – 4,922 points, Chad Beaudry – 4,565.5 points, Rey Rubalcava – 2,633.5 points
Wild Hooker – 5,122.5 points, Last Chance – 4,654.5 points, Miss Mojo – 3,133.5 points, Melee – 2,800 points
Self Check-In Station
If you have Registered Early and are looking for important forms usually found in Team Kits, please click the links below–
For Catch Reports: 2020 HMTS Catch Report
For General Rules: 2020 HMTS General Rules
For Polygraph Policy: 2020 HMTS Polygraph Policy
For Camera Instructions: 2020 HMTS Camera Instructions
For Grid Maps: 2020 HMTS Grid Map
For IGFA Rules: 2020 IGFA Rules (Saltwater)
Click the name of each Tournament below in BLUE to go to that Tournament’s page; there you will find the Individual Tournament Rules, as well as other Entry Forms not on this page.
& 2021 Schedule
April 9, 10 & 11, 2021
A new tourney celebrating the BIG GIRLS of spring!
Lazy Marlin Hunt Rules here: 2020 Lazy Marlin Hunt Rules
2020 Day 1 Results: Lazy Marlin Hunt (Day 1)
2020 Day 2 Results: Lazy Marlin Hunt (Day 2)
2020 Final Catch Log and Results: Lazy Marlin Hunt (Final Catch Log & Results)
June 26th & 27th, 2021
The Tournament that kicks it all off. Local Style. Largest flag fish of each category splits purse.
Kona Kick Off Rules here: 2020 KKO Rules
2020 Day 1 Results: Kona Kick Off (Day 1)
2020 Purse Distribution: Kona Kick Off (Purse Distribution)
July 3rd & 4th, 2021
Marlin and Ahi score in this legendary event.
Firecracker Open Rules here: 2020 FCO Rules
2020 Day 1 Results: Firecracker Open (Day 1)
2020 Final Catch Log: Firecracker Open (Final Catch Log)
2020 Final Results (by category): Firecracker Open (Final Calculator)
2020 Purse Distribution (by boat): FCO Purse Distribution
July 6th, 7th, & 8th, 2021
Winner Take All for the Biggest Marlin of the Tourney from the Base Entry. TWO Biggest Marlin Winner Take All Categories.
Cash/Check Entry Form here: 2020 KTD Cash
2020 Day 1 Results: Kona Throw Down (Day 1)
2020 Day 2 Results: Kona Throw Down (Day 2 & Standings)
2020 Final Purse: 2020 KTD Payout:Calculator
20202 Catch Log and Points Tally: KTD Day FInal Point Standings
July 9th, 10th, & 11th, 2021
Patterned after the golf format. Daily purse is available for the largest marlin over 500 lbs.
Cash/Check Entry Form here: 2020 SKINS Cash
2020 Day 1 Results: Skins Marlin Derby (Day 1)
2020 Day 1 and 2 Results: Skins Marlin Derby (Day 1 & 2)
2020 Final Catch Log & Standings: Skins Marlin Derby (Final Results)
2020 Purse Distribution (by Boat & Category): Skins Marlin Derby (Final Purse Distribution)
July 16th, 17th, & 18th, 2021
PRESENTED BY ALI’I KAI LURES OF KONA!
Lure Maker’s Challenge Rules here: 2020 LMC Rules
2020 Day 1 Results: Lure Maker’s Challenge (Day 1)
2020 Day 2 Results: Lure Maker’s Challenge (Day 2)
2020 Day 3 Results: Lure Maker’s Challenge (Day 3 & Final Catch Log)
2020 Purse Distribution: Lure Maker’s Challenge – Purse Distribution
August 13th, 14th, & 15th, 2021
Kona’s first high stakes, big game tournament to pay cash for tag and release AND big marlin. Founded in 1987.
Big Island Marlin Tournament Rules here: 2020 BIMT Rules
2020 Day 1 Results: Big Island Marlin Tournament (Day 1)
2020 Day 2 Results & Cumulative Standings: Big Island Marlin Tournament (Day 2 & Standings)
2020 Final Standings & Daily Radio Logs: Big Island Marlin Tournament (Final Standings & Radio Logs)
2020 Final Purse Distribution (by Boat & Category): Big Island Marlin Tournament (Final Purse Distribution)
September 10, 11 & 12, 2021
The tournament that ends our season!
It’s A Wrap Tournament Rules here: 2020 WRAP Rules
2020 Day 1 Results: It’s A Wrap (Day 1)
2020 Day 2 Results & Standings: It’s A Wrap (Day 2)
2020 Day 3 Results & Final Standings: It’s A Wrap (Day 3 Final Standings)
2020 Final Purse Distribution: It’s A Wrap (Final Purse Distribution)
Bird Hunting Season!
See ya next April!
ROCKED the 34th BIMT!
Rey Rubalcava angled the largest fish so far in 2020, an 833.5 pound blue marlin at the Skins Marlin Derby for a definitive “win”. From left to right are: Carlin Rinehart, Capt. James Bach, Ryan O’Halloran, Tracy Cordero and Rey Rubalcava.
Angler Chad Beaudry and crew of Last Chance took home almost all the marbles at the Kona Throw Down this summer with this 765.5 pound blue marlin. From left to right: Russ Nitta, Chad Beaudry, Miguel Castanada and Capt. Tracy Epstein.
Team “Wild Hooker” masked up with a 672.5 blue marlin by Guy Arrington in the Throw Down. This was the first “qualifier” of the Series, quickly followed by 3 more in the Throw Down. (L to R – Alan Stuart, Mark Schubert, Charlie Bowman, Guy Arrington and Capt. Shane O’Brien)
Frank Luhan (left) fought this 642 pound blue into the night (tail wrap). Joe C, David Crawford and Capt. Jim Wigzell on the assist, also at the Throw Down.
Sean Bebeau and his son Evan on deck of “Sweet Sadie” with a 411 pound blue, caught by Dad – yep, at the Throw Dow
Mike Jacobsen caught two five hundred pounders in the “It’s a Wrap” tourney! (L to R) Mike Jacobsen, Ryan Thurner, Josey Creger, Capt. James Dean.
2019 Hawaii Marlin Tournament Series CHAMPIONS!
Congratulations to Craig Lindner, owner of BWANA!
Craig earned the crown of Champion Angler and he, Capt. Teddy Hoogs, mates Carl Shepherd, K.J. Robinson and Bobby Cherry are Champion Team/Boat of the 2019 Hawaii Marlin Tournament Series.
Along with the cash prizes they won throughout the season, they were awarded this beautiful artwork done by the talented Amy Lauren. Check out some of her work here and feel like a winner!
2019 Series Standings:
2019 Top Money Winners Here:
NOTE: All Mainland Checks must be in no later than the Monday before the tournament entering. | See Individual Event Rules and the Hawaii Marlin Tournament Series General Rules for contest related refunds, such as when no qualifying fish are caught in a specific category etc. | All HMTS tournaments adhere to these same General Rules: 2020 HMTS General Rules. | Individual Tournaments in the Hawaii Marlin Tournament Series score to tournament specific rules and can be found on the Registration page. | The Hawaii Marlin Tournament Series Polygraph Policy: 2020 HMTS Polygraph Policy. | Tropidilla Productions LLC Cancellation and General Refund Policy: Tropidilla Cancellation Policies. | Ours are privately owned events, so we reserve the right to deny entry to anyone, at our sole discretion.
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2020 all rights reserved
We will be updating this page with forms, rules, and other tournament updates in the near future, so please check back often. Mahalo.