SEA STRIKE KONA FISHING TOURNAMENTS

Anglers from all over the world flock to the Kona coast each year to compete in some of the best marlin fishing tournaments in the world. Pacific blue marlin run more abundantly in the summer, so most of our Kona fishing tournaments are scheduled between June and August each year. Points are compiled for fish tagged and released. Prizes are awarded for monster fish weighed, as well as most points awarded. Kona fishing tournaments range from one day to five days. Winners may receive trophies and/or cash prizes. Most big game tournaments feature the Pacific Blue Marlin and promote tag and release. However, there are several tournaments that target other species of fish including ono (wahoo), mahi mahi, ahi (yellowfin tuna) and spearfish.

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2021 KONA FISHING TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE

It’s a good idea to book your 2021 Kona fishing tournament as early as possible. The dates are usually the first to get booked each year. Captain Dale and the Sea Strike has fished many tournaments and has a winning record. Contact Captain Dale now to reserve your 2015 Kona fishing tournament by calling him at 808-895-1972, or via email.

  • Lazy Marlin Hunt – April 9-11
    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.

  • Kona Kickoff (June 26-27, 2021)
    The largest flag fish of each category splits purse. 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.

  • Marlin Magic Lure Tournament (June 30- July 1)

  • Firecracker Open (July 3-4, 2021)
    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

  • Blue Marlin World Cup (July 4, 2021)
    World Cup Blue Marlin Tournament World Cup is the largest tournament and has the biggest purse of any Blue marlin tournament. It is a one day tournament on July 4th around the world in their time zone. Hawaii is the last time zone and it has been won here more times than anywhere else. Entry fee is $3,000
  • Kona Throwdown (July 6-8, 2021)
    The 2021 Kona Throwdown Tournament is a winner take all event for the largest Marlin of the Tournament, and will be held this year July 6-8, 2020. Optional daily categories for the largest marlin for each day. For more information and registration information, visit the Kona Tournaments Official Webpage.

  • Skins Marlin Derby (July 9-11,2021)
    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.

  • The Hawaii Lure Makers Challenge The 2021 Hawaii Lure Makers Challenge will be held July 16-18, 2021 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.

  • Big Island Marlin Tournament (August 13-15, 2021)
    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.

  • It’s a Wrap Tournament (September 10-12, 2021) The annual “It’s a Wrap” Tournament will be held September 10-12, 2021 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.

Please note – I do my best to have a full, comprehensive list of the upcoming Kona fishing tournament dates that have been set. Occasionally a date may change that I’m not aware of, or I might be missing one or two. Best thing to do is have Captain Dale confirm the dates and tournament for you. He will also get the tournament’s entry form to you, and assist you in getting registered for the event of your choice.

The Kona Charter Desk’s Dirty Dozen tournaments are year around. In most cases, these tournaments run on the first Saturday of the month, but there are exceptions. The first Dirty Dozen fishing tournament of the year is always on January 1st, New Years Day.

It’s a good idea to book your 2015 Kona fishing tournament as early as possible. The dates are usually the first to get booked each year. Captain Dale and the Sea Strike has fished many tournaments and has a winning record. Contact Captain Dale now to reserve your 2015 Kona fishing tournament by calling him at 808-895-1972

At the end of the day, after the excitement of catching a big marlin has come and gone, the fish weighed and pictures taken, the fish is then hauled away to the fish market and local restaurants. Pacific blue marlin are a great eating fish and a main staple to our diet in the Pacific. The marlin may be cut into steaks or fillets, less pretty pieces used for smoking or making marlin jerky. Nothing is wasted.

In a region where sport fishing is big business, and fish is a main staple to the local diet, balance is necessary, and never-ending efforts are made to hold that balance.

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