Kona Big Game Fishing Tournaments

     Kona is the Big Game Fishing Capital of the World. Because of the excellent fishing and great weather year round, there are fishing tournaments nearly every month of the year.

     These tournaments range from one day, $100 entry fees to the five day, $6,900 team entry fees for the Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament. Winners of these tournaments receive trophies, and / or cash prizes, up to $65,000, depending upon the tournament.

     Most of these big game tournaments feature the Pacific Blue Marlin and stress tag and release. However there are several tournaments that target other species of fish such as ono (wahoo), mahimahi, ahi (yellowfin tuna) and spearfish. Also included in the tournament schedule are several wahine (ladies) tournaments, which are very popular.

2013 KONA BILLFISH TOURNAMENTS

DATE

THE CHARTER DESK NEW YEAR'S DAY TOURNAMENT

January 1

DIRTY DOZEN

1st Saturday of Every Month*

DOG DAYS of SUMMER - Fundraiser

May 18

ROCK 'N REEL HAWAIIAN OPEN

June 15 - 16

Wee Guys

June 22 - 24

KONA KICK OFF

June 29 - 30

MARLIN MAGIC

July 2 - 3

BLUE MARLIN WORLD CUP

July 4

FIRECRACKER OPEN

July 6 - 7

SKINS MARLIN DERBY

July 12 - 14

SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP

July 19 - 21

HUGGO'S WAHINE OPEN

July 27

HAWAIIAN INTERNATIONAL BILLFISH TOURNAMENT

August 5 - 9

BIG ISLAND MARLIN TOURNEY

August 16 - 18

VETERANS HELPING VETERANS

August 30 - September 1

September Challenge

September 13 - 15

* Dirty Dozen 2013 Tournament Dates:

  • March 2
  • April 6
  • May 5
  • June 1
  • September 7
  • October 5
  • November 2
  • December 7

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