95% Tag and Release Alive of All Marlin Caught on Average!!
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2019 SPRING FISHING REPORT 38 Blues over 500 pounds Between March 1 and May 22. Click here for the March/April list: 2019 KONA 500+ CLUB
Fishing Area Grid Map Here: *2019 HMTS Grid Map
2019 Series Standings Here:
“Painless” Paul Douglas of Arizon stands with his potential Kona Throw Down winner, a 428.5 pound blue, caught from Marlin Magic II with Capt. Marlin Parker. This is the first marlin caught in the four year history of this fledgling event to weigh enough to qualify – and – if it stands, it could earn a record purse! Stand by to find out! One more fishing day tomorrow.
HMT SERIES SCHEDULE:
June 25 & 28, 2020
The Tournament that kicks it all off. Local Style. Largest flag fish of each category splits purse.
July4 & 5, 2020
First Place at the 32nd Firecracker Open – “Benchmark” – Tennessee angler Andy Shiels and company with the largest marlin weighed in the 2019 Series to date – 517.5 lbs. Capt. Chris Donato, Joe Byrum, Kenton Geer and Nate Smith on the assist. Kona’s signature Big Game tournament. Marlin and Ahi points are scored for base purse.
2019 Firecracker Open Day One Results: 2019 FCO Day 1
2019 Firecracker Open Final Results: 2019 FCO Final Purse
July 7, 8 & 9, 2020
Winner Take All for the Biggest Marlin of the Tournament from the Base Entry Fee. Two Biggest Marlin Winner Take All Categories.
2019 Kona Throw Down Day One Results: 2019 KTD Day 1
2019 Kona Throw Down Day Two Results: 2019 KTD Day Two final
2019 Kona Throw Down Points by Boat After Day 2: 2019 KTD Day 2 points by boat
2019 Kona Throw Down Final Catch and Purse: KTD PAYOUTS Final
July 10, 11 & 12, 2020
Patterned after the golf format. Daily purse is available for the largest marlin over 500 lbs. “Strong Persuader” crew with a 683 pound blue by Guy Arrington on Day Two of the 2018 Skins Marlin Derby. This fish earned them two “Skins” and a whole pile of day money. L to R – Allen Stuart, Capt. Shane O’Brien, Guy Arrington, Lance Fudicker and Charlie Bowman.
2019 Skins Marlin Derby Day One Results: 2019 Skins Day One Final
2019 Skins Marlin Derby Day Two Results: 2019 Skins D 2 final catch
2019 Skins Marlin Derby Final Results: 2019 Skins Final Results
2019 Skins Marlin Derby Final Catch Log: 2019 Skins Final Catch Log
July 17, 18 & 19, 2020
PRESENTED BY KRAKEN LURES OF KONA!
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.
2019 Lure Makers Challenge Day One Final Results: 2019 LMC D1 Final
2019 Lure Makers Challenge Day Two Final Results and Cumulative Points: 2019 LMC d2 FINAL
August 16, 17 & 18, 2019
August 21, 22 & 23, 2020
Kona’s first high stakes, big game tournament to pay cash for tag and release AND big marlin. Founded in 1987.
2019 BIMT Day One Final Results: bimt day 1 final
2019 BIMT Day Two Final Results: 2019 bimt day 2 final
2018 BIMT Final Results – 2018 BIMT FINAL COMBINED
2019 BIMT Cash/Check Entry Form here: 6. 2019 BIMT HMTS CASH
2019 BIMT Rules here: 6. 2019 BIMT Rules jb final
Sept. 13, 14 & 15, 2019
Mel Sary weighed this 579.5 pound blue and tagged 3 more blues for a total 1,179.5 points to take the Win at the 2018 It’s a Wrap Tourney fishing with Capt. Russ Nitta on board “Lepika.” The Wrap tourney follows the HMT Series Points scoring system, so that all teams in the running can Wrap the season competing for all possible points.
2018 Wrap Final Results – 2018 wrap combined
2019 Wrap Cash/Check Entry Form – 7. 2019 WRAP HMTS CASH
All Mainland Checks must be in no later than the Monday before the tournament entering.
Individual Tournaments in the HMT Series score to tournament specific rules.
All HMT Series tournaments adhere to these same General Rules:
2019 HMTS General Rules 2.1 See Individual Event Rules and the HMT Series General Rules for Contest related refunds such as when no qualifying fish are caught in a specific category etc.
Ours are privately owned events, so we reserve the right to deny entry to anyone, at our sole discretion.
Tropidilla Productions LLC Cancellation and General Refund Policy: Tropidilla Cancellation Policies
Jimmie Vaughan to Headline
Grand Finale at the 33rd BIMT
August 18, 2019
Limited Public Tickets on Sale Now
Jimmie Vaughan returns to the BIMT for the first time since he played the event in 1988 and 1989! This show is the Grand Finale of the BIMT for Tournament Participants.
A VERY limited number of tickets are now available to the public! Proceeds benefit Wild Oceans and a membership, a cap and a bumper sticker are all included!
For tickets, click the link below:
To read about Jimmie and his new CD “Baby Please Don’t Go” click the link below: About Jimmie Vaughan
The BIG ONE at the 2018 It’s a Wrap Tourney
Jennifer Carter weighed the largest blue of the tournament, a 619.5 pounder. Capt. Jeff Khal led her to this fish on board “Piper” and when combined with a tag by Wayne Jenkins, they took Second Place in the Wrap tourney.