2019 Kona Fishing Tournaments

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To those of you that are interested in fishing some of the Kona Fishing Tournaments in 2019, we are wide open for bookings this year and we have availability. With an El Nino developing we expect an awesome year.  We have seen some big fish at the scales and the big ahi tuna are starting early.

Below is the Tournament Schedule for 2019. Contact us to discuss and we can go from there.



2019 Kona Fishing Tournaments

Kona Kick Off
June 22nd & June 23rd, 2019

Firecracker Open
June 29th & June 30th, 2019

The Kona Throw Down
July 2nd, 3rd & 4th, 2019

Skins Marlin Derby
July 5th, 6th & 7th, 2019

The Hawaii Lure Makers Challenge
July 12th, 13th & 14th, 2019

Big Island Marlin Tournament
August 16th, 17th & 18th, 2019


Please feel free to contact us about availability and information about these events.


Kona Hawaii Fishing Tournament Schedule 2013

Charter Desk New Year’s Day Tournament –   January 1st

The Charter Desk is hosting their annual New Year’s Day Tournament!!  Sign up at the Charter Desk!

Rock and Reel Tournament –   June 14th 15th & 16th

The Hawaii Big Game Fishing Club invites you to come join the fun and excitement of our 10th Annual Rock ‘n Reel Hawaiian Open! Two evenings of excellent food.

Kona Kick Off  –  June 28th, 29th & 30th

The Kona Kick Off is the first event in the 26th Annual Hawaii Marlin Tournament Series. A “Four  Flags” tournament, the largest marlin earns 40% of the base purse, and the largest ahi, ono and mahi each earn 20% of the base purse. There are optional daily entries as well.

Firecracker Open  –  July 5th, 6th & 7th

Kona’s signature “Big Game” Tournament that scores ahi and marlin points for the base purse. Optional categories for the largest marlin and ahi of each day and of the two day tournament.

28th Annual World Cup Tournament –  July 4th

The “World Cup” is truly the only worldwide tournament of its kind. Each July 4, teams fish for 8 hours in their time zone to see who can catch the largest blue marlin over 500 pounds. Winner takes all. There is no second place.  The World Cup supports game fishing though its support of the IGFA and The Billfish Foundation.

Skins Marlin Derby–   July 11th, 12th, 13th, & 14th

The most unique Big Marlin competition in the world! Patterned after the golf format, the base purse is available each fishing day to the largest marlin weighing 500 lbs or more. If no one catches a marlin of that size, the day’s purse rolls over and is added to the next day’s purse..

53rd Annual Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament  –   August 3rd – 10th

Five days of tournament fishing August 13-17. Anglers and teams are invited to apply early as full tournament participation is anticipated. Log onto for details.

26th Annual Big Island Invitational Marlin Tournament  –   August 15th, 16th , 17th & 18th

The event that started it all off in 1986, this event celebrates its 26th year in 2012. The BIMT was the very first high stakes, big game tournament in Hawaii to pay a cash purse for tag and release. The base entry pays the top three largest marlin. Optionals pay most points and largest marlin per day.

September Challenge  –   September 12th, 13th, 14th & 15th.

The Hawaii Marlin Tournament Series began from the deck up in 1986. The September Challenge has been designed with input from the top skippers of 2010. The team raised the minimum weight to 400 lbs and increased the First Place Prize to 70% of the base purse.

Feel free to contact me about availability and information about these events.  You can visit these sites for registration forms and additional information