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Big Island Marlin Tournament

Big Island Marlin Tournament 2023-03-06T22:25:30+00:00

The 37TH Annual


The event that started it all off in 1986.

The BIMT was the very first high stakes, big game tournament in Hawaii to pay a cash purse that was outlined in Black and White and adhered to (really)! It was the first to pay cash for tag and release.

The Base Entry pays the Top Three Largest Marlin!

Optionals pay Most Points and Largest Marlin per Day!

2023 – Schedule of Events

August 17th     Registration

August 18th     7AM to 4PM – Fishing     FRIDAY

August 19th     7AM to 4PM – Fishing     SATURDAY

August 20th     7AM to 4PM – Fishing     SUNDAY


We are currently reviewing all of our 2023 Rules.

For reference only, to view our 2022 Big Island Marlin Tournament Rules, click here: 2022 BIMT Rules

For reference only, to access our 2022 HMTS General Rules, please click here: 2022 HMTS General Rules

To register, please download and complete the necessary forms listed below, then select a payment form according to your preferred method of payment. Mahalo.

ALL Entries (both online and paper) require Team Entry Forms, as well as two Liability Waivers.

To fill out our Team Entry Form, click here: Team Entry Forms.

To fill out our Liability Waivers, click here: Liability Releases.


To pay with cash or check:

For a downloadable old fashioned paper Entry Form, please click here: 2023 BIMT Cash


We are not currently taking Online Credit Card Entries. Thank you for understanding.


IGFAAll HMTS Tournaments abide by the International Game Fishing Association’s International Angling Rules – Rules for Fishing in Fresh and Salt Water. A copy of these rules is supplied to each team prior to fishing and is also available HERE.



1st Place – Marlin Magic II

BIMT Champion, Capt. Marlin Parker with the BIMT Perpetual Trophy!


2nd Place – Bwana

Capt. Teddy Hoogs and Bwana angler/owner Craig Lindner Jr. with their second place marlin.


3rd Place – Ihu Nui

Wahine Angler Michelle Amador stands with her fish and crew of Ihu Nui, earning Third Place honors.


4th Largest Marlin – Waiopai

Chip Wagner caught the 4th largest marlin of the BIMT but Team Waiopai finished out of the money. Dang it!


2019 BIMT Final Results: 2019 BIMT Final Payout

2019 BIMT Final Catch Log:  2019 BIMT Final Radio Log

We will be updating this page with forms, rules, and other tournament updates in the near future, so please check back often. Mahalo.