Big Island Marlin Tournament

Big Island Marlin Tournament 2021-08-12T08:58:04+00:00

The 35TH 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!

2021 – Schedule of Events

August 12th     Registration- Details to Come!

August 13th      7AM to 4PM – Fishing      FRIDAY

August 14th     7AM to 4PM – Fishing      SATURDAY

August 15th      7AM to 4PM – Fishing     SUNDAY

For an old fashioned (printable) 2021 Big Island Marlin Tournament Cash/Check Entry Form click here: 2021 BIMT Cash

For 2021 Big Island Marlin Tournament Rules as of 8/8/2021 click here: 2021 BIMT Rules JB 2.1 Draft

Follow the links below to access the HMT Series General Rules. To register, please download and complete the Team Entry Form as well as the Liability & Publicity Waiver. Then select a payment form according to your preferred method of payment. Mahalo.

2021 HMTS General Rules2021 HMTS Team Entry | 2021 HMTS Liability and Publicity Release

CREDIT CARD – Register Online:
Big Island
CASH/CHECK – Register Online:
Big Island


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.