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2019 Hawaii Marlin Tournament Series
32 Blues over 500 pounds in March and April!
Click here for the 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:
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:
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
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
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
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
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
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
Sept. 13, 14 & 15, 2018
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
Tropidilla Productions LLC Cancellation and General Refund Policy: Tropidilla Cancellation Policies
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.
Hawaii Big Game Fishing Club, Corporate Sponsor Form Here:
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
Kona Throw Down – Final Catch and Purse Here:
Skins Marlin Derby – Final Results Here:
Lure Makers Challenge – Final Results Here:
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:
CATCH LOG AND DAILY PURSE FINAL: 2017 BIMT FINAL Catch Purse
2018 Wrap – Final
2017 IT’S A WRAP FINAL RESULTS HERE:
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
2015 HMT SERIES FUN FACTS:
$1,505,745.00 Total Available Purse
229 Teams, 496 Boat Fishing Days, 241 marlin caught, 16 weighed
93.3% Tag and Release Rate
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:
The BIG ONES at the 2017 BIMT
Scott Brickell of Los Angeles caught this 670 pound blue – the largest marlin of the 2017 BIMT on board “Huntress” with Capt. Stymie and crewmen Tim Hicks and Dana Boardman. Scott also tagged a second marlin for a total of 870 points, and this was the First Place fish in the tourney.
Rick Shedore of Orange County, CA had a great weekend with a rare black marlin (above) weighing in at 620.5 pounds on day one and a 594.5 pound blue (below) on day three of the 2017 BIMT. Rick was fishing on board “Lightspeed” with Capt. Rob Ellyn, crewman Scooter Johnson, Patty Flores and boat owner Rob McCarthy III. This team earned 2nd and 3rd largest marlin and a total purse of $163,140.00 with 1,215 points.
The BIG One at theSkins Marlin Derby
Robert Rosado stands next to his 731.5 pound blue marlin, along with Team Ihu Nui compadres – Capt. McGrew Rice, Carlton Arai, Kaulike Rice and fellow angler David Andersen.
the BIG Ones at the Kona Kick Off
Bill Burns weighed the largest ahi of Day One from “Ohana” with Capt. Battersby. Tipping the scales at 130 pounds, it earned some day money and is in the lead of the Ahi Division.
Joe Pezza Jr. holds the leading Mahi Mahi after Day One of the Kona Kick Off – a 25 pounder caught with Capt. Kevin Nakamaru on board Northern Lights.
The BIG Ones at Kewalo.
The largest marlin at the Kewalo Big Fish Chase Tournament – June 11, off the island of Oahu. 530 lbs. caught on board “Ruckus” with Capt. Ray Collier.
The largest ahi at the Kewalo Big Fish Chase Tournament. This 198.5 pound beauty was caught on board “Whip Saw”. Capt. Don Hackman at the helm. In the background are two of Howard Hughes Corp.’s additions to the Honolulu skyline.