Kona Kick Off

Kona Kick Off 2020-07-06T01:10:45+00:00


The Kona Kick Off is the Second Event in the 2020 Hawaii Marlin Tournament Series. It kicks off our Summer Season!

A “Four Flags” tournament, the Largest Marlin earns 40% of the Base Purse.

The Largest Ahi, Ono and Mahi each earn 20% of the Base Purse.

There are Optional Daily Entries as well.

2020 – Schedule of Events

July 3rd      Registration – All teams are urged to enter in advance. Everyone paid will be emailed a link to a secure, password protected web page with a live feed to the entry spreadsheet. You can watch it fill up from the comfort of where ever you are, and so you don’t “need” to go to the Club House in person.

You may use your own cell phones for tag and release video in July tourneys. We do have our usual secure cameras available if you prefer. We also have tags. You can pick them up at the Club House Friday after 3:30 PM, or at the Fuel Dock Saturday morning after 6:00 AM.

We will be at the HBGFC Club House starting at 3:30 for anyone needing to enter last minute as a walk up. We will have a walk up window, and a line with the social distances marked off, per State, County and CDC guidelines – in the shade. Please bring a maximum of two team members to the Club House, if you need to come. We will also take entries over the phone, as well as any changes you may need to make.

You can email all forms back to us, and avoid coming to the Club House. Sorry, but the guidelines are so onerous for gatherings and the necessary constant disinfecting and cleaning that we have had to forego food and bar, at least for July tourneys (as well as their associated gatherings). It took us months to get our event permits, after lots of work and discussion with officials, so we appreciate your understanding in advance to help us keep interactions to a minimum, while we concentrate on managing all the “new normals” of being able to hold a tournament – and remain grateful to be fishing!

Please feel free to call us at 808.557.0908 to discuss, if you have questions.

July 4th      8:30AM to 4:30PM – Fishing      SATURDAY  Lines in ANYWHERE

July 5th       7:00AM to 4:00PM – Fishing      SUNDAY   Lines in ANYWHERE


For an old fashioned (printable) 2020 Kona Kick Off Cash/Check Entry Form, click here:  2020 KKO Cash

For 2020 Kona Kick Off Rules click here:  2020 KKO Rules

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.

2020 HMTS General Rules2020 HMTS Team Entry | 2020 HMTS Liability and Publicity Release

CREDIT CARD – Register Online: Kick Off CASH/CHECK – Register Online: Kick Off


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.



Kick Off Winner:

Grady Mulberry with crew and ‘ohana of Marlin Magic II with the fish that started off a STREAK!


For the 2019 Kona Kickoff Payout, click here: 2019 KKO Final Payout

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