Hawaii Marlin Tournament Series

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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


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

Angler Division: 

2020 Angler Standings after BIMT

Guy Arrington – 4,922 points, Chad Beaudry – 4,565.5 points, Rey Rubalcava – 2,633.5 points

Boat Division:

2020 Boat Standings after BIMT

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.

2020 Results

& 2021 Schedule

Lazy Marlin Hunt

April 9th, 10th & 11th, 2021

A new Tourney celebrating the BIG GIRLS of Spring!

Cash/Check Entry Form here: 2021 LAZY Cash

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)


Kona Kick Off

June 26th & 27th, 2021

The Tournament that kicks it all off. Local Style. Largest Flag Fish of each category splits Purse.

Cash/Check Entry Form here: 2021 KKO Cash

2020 Day 1 Results:  Kona Kick Off (Day 1)

2020 Purse Distribution: Kona Kick Off (Final Purse Distribution)


Firecracker Open

July 3rd & 4th, 2021

Marlin and Ahi score in this legendary event.

Cash/Check Entry Form here: 2021 FCO Cash

2020 Day 1 Results: Firecracker Open (Day 1)

2020 Final Catch Log: Firecracker Open (Final Catch Log)

2020 Purse Distribution (by category): Firecracker Open (Final Calculator)

2020 Purse Distribution (by boat): Firecracker Open (Final Purse Distribution)


The Kona Throw Down

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: 2021 KTD Cash

2020 Day 1 Results: Kona Throw Down (Day 1)

2020 Day 2 Results: Kona Throw Down (Day 2 & Standings)

2020 Final Catch Log and Standings: Kona Throw Down (Final Results)

2020 Purse Distribution (by Boat & Category): Kona Throw Down (Final Purse Distribution)


Skins Marlin Derby

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: 2021 SKINS Cash

2020 Day 1 Results: Skins Marlin Derby (Day 1)

2020 Day 2 Results: Skins Marlin Derby (Day 2 & Standings)

2020 Final Catch Log & Standings: Skins Marlin Derby (Final Results)

2020 Purse Distribution (by Boat & Category): Skins Marlin Derby (Final Purse Distribution)


The Hawaii Lure Makers Challenge

July 16th, 17th, & 18th, 2021


Cash/Check Entry Form here: 2021 LMC Cash

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 (Final Results)

2020 Purse Distribution:  Lure Maker’s Challenge (Final Purse Distribution)


Big Island Marlin Tournament

August 13th, 14th, & 15th, 2021

Kona’s first high stakes, Big Game Tournament to pay cash for Tag & Release AND Big Marlin. Founded in 1986.

Cash/Check Entry Form here: 2021 BIMT Cash

2020 Day 1 Results: Big Island Marlin Tournament (Day 1)

2020 Day 2 Results: Big Island Marlin Tournament (Day 2 & Standings)

2020 Final Standings: Big Island Marlin Tournament (Final Results & Radio Logs)

2020 Purse Distribution (by Boat & Category): Big Island Marlin Tournament (Final Purse Distribution)


It’s a Wrap Tournament

September 10th, 11th & 12th, 2021

The Tournament that ends our Season!

Cash/Check Entry Form here: 2021 WRAP Cash

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 (Final Results)

2020 Purse Distribution: It’s A Wrap (Final Purse Distribution)



Bird Hunting Season!

See ya next April!

Miss Mojo

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 HMTS Angler & Boat Standings

2019 Top Money Winners Here:

2019 HMT Series Top Money Winners

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.