Hawaii Marlin Tournament Series

Hawaii Marlin Tournament Series 2020-07-05T07:01:05+00:00


Hawaii Marlin Tournament Series


All Summer Tournaments are ON

Scroll Down to See Our Updated Schedule!

All Systems Go!

$2+ Million Total Available Purse in 2019

Averaging 95% Tag and Release Alive of All Marlin Caught


Marlin Magic II at 33rd Big Island Marlin Tournament – 1st Place!

caught by Keith Hilton

2020 Tournament Schedule:

Please Note, New Procedures and Protocol Will Be Implemented due to Covid-19:

All Entry Fees Should be Paid in Advance.

Limited Walk-Up Last Minute Entry Capacity at Club House.

Mail-In Checks, Phone in Entries or On-Line Credit Card Entries are Accepted.

Unfortunately, we are suspending all Awards Parties until we assess July Tourney results.

We apologize for these drastic changes.

We worked for months to get our permits and need to focus on keeping everyone fishing!

Once you pay your Base Entry Fee, we will email you with the new procedures.


Kona Kick Off

July 4th & 5th, 2020

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

Cash/Check Entry Form here: 2020 KKO Cash

Day One Results Here:  2020 Kona Kick Off Day 1 RESULTS Final


Lazy Marlin Hunt Returns

July 7th, 8th & 9th, 2020

A new tourney celebrating the BIG GIRLS of spring!

Re-scheduled from the intended March dates to the July Dates Above due to Travel Restrictions implemented in March, from Covid 19.

Lazy Marlin Hunt Rules here:  2020 Lazy Marlin Hunt Rules

Cash/Check Entry Form here: 2020 LAZY Cash


The Hawaii Lure Makers Challenge

July 10th, 11th & 12th, 2020


Cash/Check Entry Form here:  2020 LMC Cash


Firecracker Open

August 8th & 9th, 2020

Marlin and Ahi score in this legendary event.

Cash/Check Entry Form here:  2020 FCO Cash


The Kona Throw Down

August 11th, 12th & 13th, 2020

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


Skins Marlin Derby

August 14th, 15th & 16th, 2020

Patterned after the golf format. Daily purse is available for the largest marlin over 500 lbs.

Cash/Check Entry Form here:  2020 SKINS Cash


Big Island Marlin Tournament

August 21st, 22nd & 23rd, 2020

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

Cash/Check Entry Form here:  2020 BIMT Cash


It’s a Wrap Tournament

September 18th, 19th & 20th, 2020

The tournament that ends our season!

Cash/Check Entry Form here: 2020 WRAP Cash




July 4th & 5th, 2020


Click the Logo Below to Enter!



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 HMTS Angler & Boat Standings

2019 Top Money Winners Here:

2019 HMT Series Top Money Winners

Jimmie Vaughan

ROCKED the 33rd BIMT!

Jimmie Vaughan returned to the BIMT for the first time since he played the event in 1988 and 1989! This show was the Grand Finale of the BIMT for Tournament Participants as well as a fundraiser for Wild Oceans and the HBGFC.

To read about Jimmie and his new CD “Baby Please Don’t Go” click the link 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.

(c) Tropidilla Productions LLC.

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.