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