Hawaii Marlin Tournament Series
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$2+ Million Average Available Purse
Averaging 95% Tag and Release Alive of All Marlin Caught
2022 Lazy Marlin Hunt Winners!
Kathleen Wyatt is the lucky angler of the 2022 Lazy Marlin Hunt. Husband Jamison Wyatt (far right) was wireman for Kathleen’s near record catch, Capt. K.J. Robinson guided the teams with softly worded instructions while the boys steered the chair and picked up the slack wherever it was needed. Colton Wyatt far left, Hudson Wyatt in green shirt.
Congrats Sea Genie II!
Full list of standings “by boat” here: 2022 SERIES Standings by Boat FINAL LMC
Full list of standings “by angler” here: 2022 SERIES Standings by ANGLER LMC
Self Check-In Station:
For General Rules: 2022 HMTS General Rules
For 2022 Event Schedule: 2022 HMTS Event Fliers
For Catch Reports: 2022 HMTS Catch Report
For Polygraph Policy: 2022 HMTS Polygraph Policy
For Camera Instructions: 2022 HMTS Camera Instructions
For IGFA Rules: 2022 IGFA Rules (Saltwater)
For Grid Maps: 2022 HMTS Grid Map
2022 Event Schedule
To Enter with a Credit Card click “Registration” menu above and then scroll to your tournament.
To Enter with cash/check click the links to PDF printable forms under each tournament name, below.
Scroll to bottom of home page to print and fill out all other Required Forms. Mahalo.
March 24th, 25th, & 26th, 2023
A new Tourney celebrating the BIG GIRLS of Spring!
2022 Cash/Check Entry Form here: 2022 LAZY Cash
2022 Lazy Marlin Hunt Rules: 2022 LAZY Rule
2022 Day 1 Final Results: Lazy Marlin Hunt – Day 1
2022 Day 2 Final Results: Lazy Marlin Hunt – Day 2
2022 Final Purse Distribution & Standings: Lazy Marlin Hunt – Final Results
Presented by Coca-Cola Bottling of Hawaii
June 24th & 24th, 2023
The Tournament that kicks it all off. Local Style. Largest Flag Fish of each category splits Purse.
2022 Cash/Check Entry Form here: 2022 KKO Cash
2022 Kona Kick Off Rules: 2022 KKO Rules
2022 Purse Distribution & Standings: Kona Kick Off – Final Results
Presented by SEAKEEPER
July 1st & 2nd, 2023
Marlin and Ahi score in this legendary event.
2022 Cash/Check Entry Form here: 2022 FCO Cash
2022 Firecracker Open Rules : 2022 FCO Rules
2022 Final Purse Distribution & Standings: Firecracker Open – Final Results
July 4th, 5th, & 6th, 2023
Winner Take All for the Biggest Marlin of the Tourney from the Base Entry. TWO Biggest Marlin Winner Take All categories.
2022 Cash/Check Entry Form here: 2022 KTD Cash
2022 Kona Throw Down Rules: 2022 KTD Rules
2022 Day 1 Final Results: Kona Throw Down – Day 1
2022 Day 2 Final Results: Kona Throw Down – Day 2
2022 Final Purse Distribution & Standings: Kona Throw Down – Final Results
July 7th, 8th, & 9th, 2023
Patterned after the golf format. Daily Purse is available for the largest Marlin over 500 lbs.
2022 Cash/Check Entry Form here: 2022 SKINS Cash
2022 Skins Marlin Derby Rules: 2022 Skins Rules
2022 Day 2 Final Results: Skins Marlin Derby – Day 2
2022 Final Purse Distribution & Standings: Skins Marlin Derby – Final Results
July 14th, 15th, & 16th, 2023
PRESENTED BY KOYA LURES!
2022 Cash/Check Entry Form here: 2022 LMC Cash
2022 Lure Maker’s Challenge Rules: 2022 LMC Rules 2.1
2022 Branded Division Rules: 2022 LMC Brand Rules 2.1
2022 Day 1 Final Results: Lure Maker’s Challenge – Day 1
2022 Day 2 Final Results: Lure Maker’s Challenge – Day 2
2022 Final Results: 2022 LMC Final Results
August 26th, 27th, & 28th, 2022
Kona’s first high stakes, Big Game Tournament to pay cash for Tag & Release AND Big Marlin. Founded in 1986.
2022 Cash/Check Entry Form here: 2022 BIMT Cash
2022 No- Omni Boats Most Points Entry Form here: 2022 BIMT No Omni Division Cash
2021 Big Island Marlin Tournament Rules here: 2021 BIMT Rules
2021 Final Purse Distribution: Big Island Marlin Tournament – Purse Distribution
2021 Final Standings: Big Island Marlin Tournament – Final Standings
September 2nd, 3rd & 4th, 2022
The Tournament that ends our Season!
2022 Cash/Check entry form here: 2022 WRAP Cash
2021 It’s A Wrap Rules: 2021 WRAP Rules
2021 Day 1 Final Results: It’s A Wrap – Day 1
2021 Day 2 Final Results: It’s A Wrap – Day 2
2021 Final Purse Distribution: It’s A Wrap – Purse Distribution
2022 Required Forms
To access our 2022 HMTS General Rules, click here: 2022 HMTS General Rules 1.2
ALL Teams, please download and complete the Liability & Publicity Waiver, which can be found by clicking here: 2022 HMTS Liability and Publicity Release
the Release and Covenant Not to Sue: 2022 HMTS Tropidilla Release and Covenant
For PAPER entries, please download and complete the Team Entry Form, which can be found by clicking here: 2022 HMTS Team Entry. (Online entrants will fill out this information electronically at the time of their registration).
36th Big Island Marlin Tournament
August 26, 27 & 28, 2022
2022 Kona Kick Off Winners “Last Chance” cutting up with family, friends and staff. (photo below)
Below from left to right: Miguel Castanada, Laura Dowsett, Sarah Hendricks, Jayden Ross Meyers, Faith Hemry, Ian Keinath (beard) Chad Beaudry, Russ Nitta, Capt. Tracy Epstein with Ashley, Kawai and Honuola Epstein.
Below: Painless Paul Douglas strikes again! A 747 pound beauty to take Largest Marlin purse and 2nd Place Overall as the Firecracker is a “most points” tourney, not a biggest marlin tourney in base category.
Above: Ed Boyd and Team Pursuit caught the 2nd largest of the Firecracker but on the same day Marlin Magic caught the largest, so were edged out of largest per day and most points per day.
Below: Tm Lemman and team APEX had the 3rd largest marlin but took Most Points and Largest Day 2 at Firecracker.
The Kanaka All Stars on Sea Baby II helped Chip Wagner of Texas sweep the Skins tourney with this 558 pounder.
Below: Edgar Artecona of Texas crushed the Lure Makers Challenge with this 688 on SAPO with Capt. Chris Choy. The winning fish was caught on an Ol’ George Lure, made in Texas and tested, tried and true on the Colorado River.
Above: Nick Wada brought the first marlin of the Lure Makers tourney to the scale, this 497 pounder caught from Northern Lights with Capt. Kevin Nakamaru.
Below: Wahine angler Joy Painter added 1 tag to this 490 lb. qualifier for a total of 655 point to get in the money at the Lure Makers Challenge with Capt. Kaiwi Joe at the helm of Mauna Loa. The fishing trip was their first date!
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: 2022 HMTS General Rules 1.2 | 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: 2022 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.
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We will be updating this page with forms, rules, and other tournament updates in the near future, so please check back often. Mahalo.