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The Complete Listing of Marlin Fishing Tournaments in Kona Hawaii for 2017

The Charter Desk Annual New Years Day Fishing Tournament 2018

January 1, 2018

Hosted by The Charter Desk at Honokohau Marina and Small Boat Harbor, the Annual New Year’s Day Fishing Tournament will be held January 1, 2017 and is fun for the whole family.  For more information, contact The Charter Desk on their website HERE.

The 12th Annual Hospice of Kona “Love 2 Fish” Charity Tournament 2018

Saturday February 10, 2018

You’re invited to participate in our 10th Annual Love 2 Fish Tournament at Honokohau Harbor on Saturday, February 13, 2016.  Hospice of Kona is celebrating a decade of fishing fun on the Kona coastline and we need your help to make this milestone event a success!  Register today to fish this fun tournament supporting a great cause.


Hospice of Kona provides family centered support, education and care to those approaching end-of-life.  Hospice services are provided based on eligibility and never on an ability to pay. For this reason, we humbly ask for your support and donations so we can continue to offer these valuable services to our community.

Rock & Reel Hawaiian Open Fishing Tournament Kona 2018

June 8,9,10, 2017

Hosted by the Hawaii Big Game Fishing Club, the 14th Annual Rock & Reel Fishing Tournament will be held June 9-11, 2017 in Kona Hawaii promises fun and excitement for the whole family.  This two day event held annually in June offers cash and prizes and promotes Tag & Release.

Kona Kickoff 2018

June 23-24, 2018

The first sportfishing kona event in the  2017 Hawaii Marlin Tournament Series, the Kona Kickoff will be held June 24-25, 2017 and is a Four Flags fishing tournament with cash prizes paid for the largest marlin, ahi, ono and mahimahi with 40% of the base purse paid for the largest marlin and 20% of the purse paid for each of the largest ahi, ono and mahimahi.  Win even more prize money by entering the options daily prize categories.  For more information on fishing in kona and registration information, visit the Kona Tournaments website

Marlin Magic Lures Fishing Tournament Kona 2018 *Booked*

June 27-28, 2018

The 2017 Marlin Magic Lures Fishing Tournament in Kona Hawaii will be held June 28-29, 2017.  For more information contact Captain Marlin Parker via his website located HERE.

Firecracker Open 2018 *Booked* 

July 30-1, 2018

The 2017 Kona Marlin Tournament Series – Firecracker Open will be held July 1st and 2nd 2017.  This two day fishing tournament awards the base purse to the highest point scoring team for the biggest marlin and biggest ahi of the tournament.  Optional daily prize categories for the largest marlin and largest ahi each day are also available.  For more information on booking a fishing charter in kona visit the Firecracker Open, Kona Marlin Tournament page located HERE.

33rd Annual Blue Marlin World Cup 2018- *Booked*

July 4th, 2018

The 2017 Blue Marlin World Cup is a one day, one species fishing tournament that is conducted worldwide each July 4th.  Each Year, anglers all over the world, compete during a one day, 8-hour fishing tournament in a winner take all event for the largest marlin.  2017 will mark the 33rd annual event and dozens of teams from around the world compete for hundreds of thousands of dollars in prize money and bragging rights.  For more information on big island fishing charters visit the Blue Marlin World Cup Website HERE.

Kona Throwdown 2018 *Booked*

July 3,4-5, 2018

The 2017 Kona Throwdown Tournament is a winner take all event for the Largest Marlin of the Tournament, and will be held this year July 4-6, 2017.  Optional daily categories for the largest marlin each day.  For more information on fishing kona hawaii visit the Kona Marlin Tournament Series Kona Throwdown page HERE.

Skins Marlin Derby 2018

July 6,7,8 2018

The 2017 Skins Marlin Derby is fashioned after the popular golf event and will be held at Honokohau Harbor in Kona Hawaii on July 7-9, 2017.  The base purse of the tournament is available each day to the largest marlin over 500 pounds.  If nobody catches a marlin over 500 pounds, the purse rolls to the next day.  The Skins Marlin Derby has traditionally paid out large purses and remains one of the most unique fishing tournament in Kona to this day.  For more information and registration forms, visit the Kona Marlin Tournament Series Skins marlin Derby Page HERE.

Hawaii Lure Maker’s Challenge 2018 *Booked*

July 13,14-15, 2018

The 2017 Hawaii Lure Makers Challenge will be held July 14-16, 2017 and began as the September Challenge in 2010. This popular Kona marlin tournament was conceived and designed form the ground up with input from the top skippers of 2010. With a 400 pound minimum weight, teams compete for the top prize of 70% of the base purse payout.  For more information and registration forms, visit the Kona Marlin Tournament Series September Lure Maker’s Challenge page  HERE.

The 22nd Annual Huggo’s Wahine Fishing Tournament 2018 *Booked*

July 28, 2018

The 22nd Annual Huggo’s  Wahine Fishing Tournament 2017 will be held in Kailua-Kona Hawaii, Saturday July 29, 2017.  This fun-filled fishing tournament, with prizes for the best decorated boat and best costumed team, benefits Family Support Hawaii (FSH), formally Family Support Services of West Hawaii.  In addition to the prizes for best decorated boat and best costumed team, the all-women anglers compete for cash prizes which are awarded to the teams with the biggest marlin/billfish.  For more information on this year’s event and registration forms, visit the the official website for the 2017 Huggos Wahine Fishing Tournament  HERE

Kona Shootout Big Game Tournament 

August 19 to 22, 2018

The Kona Shootout big game fishing tournament would like to welcome all of our sponsors, anglers, captains/crews, participants, and spectators to the first big game fishing event of the year in Kona, Hawaii.

The Hawaiian Billfish Series would like to personally invite your family/guests/friends and team to be part of one the most prestigious big game tournament series event as a participant. The “Kona Shootout” will be held August 7th , 8th, 9th and 10th of 2016 in the marlin rich waters of Kona, Hawaii.

Big Island Marlin Tournament 2018

August 16-18, 2018

The Big Island Marlin Tournament was founded in Kona in 1986.  This event, the first of its kind to pay a cash purse for tag-and-release, will be held August 24-27, 2017 and was the first Big Game Sportfishing Tournament of its kind in Hawaii. The top three largest marlin of the tournament are paid from the base purse, and optional daily purses pay the most points and largest marlin each day of the tournament.  For more information and registration forms, visit the Kona Marlin Tournament Series Big Island Marlin Tournament page  HERE.

1st Annual – It’s a Wrap Tournament 2018

September 14-16, 2018

The 2nd annual “It’s a Wrap” Tournament will be held September 22-24, 2017 at Honokohau Harbor on the Big Island of Hawaii in Kona.  This event will follow the Hawaii Marlin Tournament Series points scoring system.  This Bonus tournament allows all teams in the running to compete for additional points.   For more information and registration forms, visit the Kona Marlin Tournament Series Website HERE.

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