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2019

Hawaii Marlin

Tournament Series

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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

 

SPECIAL ROOM RATES:

Click the Royal Kona Resort Banner ad to reserve a room at a special rate for tournament participants.

Series Standings – Top Ten Here:

2018 series standings final

Defending 2017 & NEW 2018 Series Champion Angler Rick Shedore with the only marlin weighed at the 2018 Firecracker Open. Rick (left standing) caught this 667.5 pound blue on “Lightspeed” with Travis Ota, owner Rob McCarthy and Capt. Rob Ellyn.

“Lightspeed” was crowned Champion Boat and Crew of the 2018 HMT Series

 

2019 HMT SERIES SCHEDULE:

Kona Kick Off

June 22 & June 23, 2019

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

2018 Kona Kick Off Final Results – PAYOUT KKO 2018

2019 Kona Kick Off Cash/Check Entry Form  –  1. 2019 KKO HMTS CASH

Firecracker Open

June 29 & June 30, 2019

Kona’s signature Big Game tournament. Marlin and Ahi points are scored for base purse.

2018 Firecracker Open Final Results  –   FCO PAYOUT final

2019 Firecracker Open Cash/Check Entry Form  –  2. 2019 FCO HMTS CASH

The Kona Throw Down

July 2, 3 & 4, 2019

Winner Take All for the Biggest Marlin of the Tournament from the Base Entry Fee. Two Biggest Marlin Winner Take All Categories.

2018 Kona Throw Down Final Results  –    2018 KTD FINAL PURSE

2019 Kona Throw Down Cash/Check Entry Form here:  3. 2019 KTD HMTS CASHpdf

Skins Marlin Derby

July 5, 6 & 7, 2019

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.

2018 Skins Marlin Derby Final Results  –   2018 SKINS FINAL

2019 Skins  Marlin Derby Cash/Check Entry Form  –  4. 2019 SKINS HMTS CASH

The Hawaii Lure Makers Challenge

July 12, 13 & 14, 2019

PRESENTED BY KOYA 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.

2018 Lure Maker’s Final Results  –  2018 Lure Makers Purse

2019 Lure Makers Cash/Check Entry Form  –  5.0 2019 LMC (full) HMTS CASH.pdf

Big Island Marlin Tournament

August 16, 17 & 18, 2019

Kona’s first high stakes, big game tournament to pay cash for tag and release AND big marlin. Founded in 1987.

2018 BIMT Final Results –  2018 BIMT FINAL COMBINED

2019 BIMT Cash/Check Entry Form here:  6. 2019 BIMT HMTS CASH

It’s a Wrap Tournament

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

 

NOTE:
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 

 

Hawaii Marlin Tournament Series Past:

Kona Kick Off – FINAL RESULTS

Day One –  Copy of 2018 kona kick off day one

Day Two – 2018 KONA KICK OFF DAY 2

Catches By Boat – 2018 kona kick off catch combined

Kona Kick Off Purse – PAYOUT KKO 2018

Firecracker Open – Final Catch and Purse Here:

2017 Firecracker Open Final Purse here: 2017 FIRECRACKER OPEN FINAL PURSE

2018 fco combined catch logs sorted

FCO PAYOUT final

Kona Throw Down – Final Catch and Purse Here:

2018 KTD catch combined

2018 KTD FINAL PURSE

Skins Marlin Derby – Final Results Here:

2018 SKINS FINAL

Lure Makers Challenge – Final Results Here:

2018 Lure Makers Purse

20177 Lure Makers Challenge Final Results:   2017 LMC FINAL JB

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

BIMT Final Results Here:

2018 BIMT FINAL COMBINED

CATCH LOG AND DAILY PURSE FINAL:       2017 BIMT FINAL Catch Purse

2018 Wrap – Final

2018 wrap combined

2017 IT’S A WRAP FINAL RESULTS HERE:

2017 wrap final purse

2018 It’s a Wrap Entry Fee Entry Form here:  2018 wrap cash

It’s a Wrap draft rules can be read by clicking this link: 2017 Wrap Rules

 

“BWANA” SWEEPS TOP HONORS AT FINISH OF THE 2017 HAWAII MARLIN TOURNAMENT SERIES!

2017 TOP ANGLER – RICK SHEDORE

2017 CAPTAIN OF THE YEAR, Presented by MAUI JIM SUNGLASSES – CAPT. THEODORE HOOGS

2017 TOP BOAT – “BWANA” with CAPT. THEODORE HOOGS, CAPT. RANDY PARKER & CARL SHEPARD

$1.6 MILLION TOTAL PURSE AVAILABLE DURING THE SERIES

FINAL 2017 SERIES STANDINGS BY ANGLER HERE:  2017 Angler Standings after Wrap

FINAL 2017 SERIES STANDINGS BY BOAT HERE:  2017 Boat standings after WRAP

The Hawaii Big Game Fishing Club is back up and running. Founded in 1914, the HBGFC is the second oldest Big Game Club in the USA, behind only the Avalon Tuna Club. Here is a fascinating article on the history of the Club, by Rick Gaffney:

HBGFC History

 

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Jimmie Vaughan to Headline

Grand Finale at the 33rd BIMT

August 18, 2019

Jimmie Vaughan returns to the BIMT for the first time since he played the event in 1988 and 1989 with the Fabulous Thunderbirds. This show is the Grand Finale of the BIMT for Tournament Participants, and also a Members Only fund raiser for the Hawaii Big Game Fishing Club. HBGFC Charter Members have priority until June 15 and can reserve up to 4 tickets Per Membership by using the form at the link below. After June 15, all Members can reserve up to 4 tickets Per Membership. There will be a maximum of 150 Member tickets sold. These will not last, so reserve yours now. You will be notified when Reservations convert to Tickets, and will not have to pay until you receive this notification.

HBGFC Members can use the link below to access the Ticket Reservation Form:

Jimmie Vaughan Reservation Form

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.