2017 Kona Tournament Series Schedule:
June 10 & 11, 2017
June 24 & 25, 2017
The Tournament that kicks it all off. Local Style. Largest flag fish of each category splits purse.
July 1 & 2, 2017
Kona’s signature Big Game tournament. Marlin and Ahi points are scored for base purse.
July 4, 2017
No other big game tournament allows teams to fish anywhere in the world for 8 hours in their time zones. The World Cup is for 1 day only, for 1 species only and with 1 winner only. There is no second place in the World Cup.
July 4, 5 & 6, 2017
Winner Take All for the Biggest Marlin of the Tournament from the Base Entry Fee. Two Biggest Marlin Winner Take All Categories.
July 7, 8 & 9, 2017
Patterned after the golf format. Daily purse is available for the largest marlin over 500 lbs.
July 14, 15 & 16, 2017
PRESENTED BY BLACK BART LURES
The Hawaii Lure Makers Challenge fishes exactly like the September Challenge did, we have simply added a category for teams sponsored by lure makers to compete against each other to prove which is the most productive lure brand.
August 23 – 27, 2017
Kona’s first high stakes, big game tournament to pay cash for tag and release AND big marlin. Founded in 1987.
Sept. 9 – 17, 2017
Built on prestige, trophies and strict International Game Fish Association (IGFA) rules for world records, teams from around the world gather to fish the world-famous waters off the Kona Coast and a chance of capturing the HIBT’s prestigious Governor’s trophy.
Sept. 20 – 24, 2017
This tournament will follow the HMT Series Points scoring system, so that all teams in the running can Wrap the season competing for all possible points.