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!) and 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.
For an old fashioned, paper (printable) entry form click here:6. 2019 BIMT HMTS CASH
2019 – Schedule of Events
Aug 15th 6PM – Pupus, Registration and Team Briefing at Hawaii Big Game Fishing Club.
Aug 16th 7AM to 4PM – Fishing FRIDAY
Aug 17th 7AM to 4PM – Fishing SATURDAY
Aug 18th 7AM to 4PM – Fishing SUNDAY
Aug 18th 7PM – Awards Party at Hawaii Big Game Fishing Club featuring Jimmie Vaughan!
Follow the links below to access the contest rules. To register, please download and complete the Team Entry Form and select a payment form according to your preferred method of payment. Mahalo.
All 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>.
Winners! – 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.
Winners! – 2016 BIMT
Team Five Star stands with the BIMT Perpetual Trophy and their BIG CHECK in the amount of $156,670.00 after their win at the 2016 Big Island Marlin Tournament. Angler Mike Shimamoto tagged 6 blues in the tournament with the assistance of mate Bronson Cablay and Capt. Carlton Taniyama and Russell Tanaka (not pictured).