2020 Kona Tournament Schedule 

The Ohana is available for tournaments – Contact us for availability and details. The updated 2020 Kona tournament schedule is listed below. 

Kona Kickoff (July 4 & July 5, 2020)


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. For more information and registration information, visit the Kona Tournaments Official Webpage.




Firecracker Open (August 8 & August 9, 2020)


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. There are optional daily entries as well. For more information and registration information, visit the Kona Tournaments Official Webpage .




Kona Throwdown (August 11-13, 2020)


The 2019 Kona Throwdown Tournament is a winner take all event for the largest Marlin of the Tournament, and will be held this year April 11-13, 2020. Optional daily categories for the largest marlin for each day. For more information and registration information, visit the Kona Tournaments Official Webpage.




It’s a Wrap Tournament 2019 (September 18-20, 2020)


The annual “It’s a Wrap” Tournament will be held September 18-20, 2020 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 information, visit the Kona Tournaments Official Webpage.




Big Island Marlin Tournament (August 21-23, 2020)


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!) and 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. For more information and registration information, visit the Kona Tournaments Official Webpage.




The Hawaii Lure Makers Challenge (July 10-12, 2020)


The 2019 Hawaii Lure Makers Challenge will be held July 10-12, 2020 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 information, visit the Kona Tournaments Official Webpage.




Skins Marlin Derby (August 14-16, 2020)


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. For more information and registration information, visit the Kona Tournaments Official Webpage.




Lazy Marlin Hunt (July 7-9, 2020)


New to the Hawaii Marlin Tournament Series, this event is the first event of the season! There will be approximately 125 participants with 25 vessles. For more information and registration information, visit the Kona Tournaments Official Webpage .





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