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The Hawaiian Billfish Series Big Game Fishing Tournaments Kona,Hawaii


We would like to personally invite you to be part of the most prestigious big game fishing tournament series events as a participant. Whether you are a seasoned tournament angler or a first timer big game fisherman, there is always a chance of winning during our events. The Hawaiian Billfish Series LLC brings an entirely innovative level to tournament fishing for billfish and pelagic game fish on the waters off the Big Island of Hawaii. You and your team/family can be part of the 2018 events in this prestigious big-game tournament series. We strive to exceed the high quality level of captains/crews, and the extraordinary fishing off Kona. The Hawaiian Billfish Series goal is to present events that exceeds the level of other big game fishing tournaments around the world for all involved including anglers, crews, guests and family

The Hawaiian Billfish Series would like to give a big Aloha to Grundens sport fishing wear, Grundens will be a big part of the 2018 events, get your Grundens on!!

The 2018 tournaments would also like to offer a big welcome to Yeti with their high quality line of products for the outdoor world

The Hawaiian Billfish Series is a big game tournament series for the global fishing community and their families. The HBS will be offering participants many chances to win merchandise from daily raffles while you are fishing, as well as additional drawings at the registration dinner and awards gala for products from some of the finest marine custom boat builders, marine equipment, sportswear clothing, tackle companies and more from around the world. Anglers and crews will win every day, don’t miss out. Each tournament in 2017 will consist of three full fishing days commencing at the Fish Hopper restaurant in downtown Kona with the registration and captain /crew- team/angler dinner on the opening evening with an awards event to follow on the last night of fishing.

The first tournament of 2018 will be the “Hawaiian Open” the opening night registration party will be held July 15  and fishing July 16th, 17th of 2018 in the marlin rich waters of Kona, Hawaii. With two full fishing days with the registration and captain/crew- team/angler dinner on July 17th, 2018 with an awards gala dinner that will include custom bronze trophy’s for the winners from the world famous studio of Geoffrey Smith sculptors.

The second tournament, the “Kona Shootout” registration party will be held later in the same week so you can fish two tournaments in one week. Registration will be in the evening of July 19that the Fish Hopper restaurant and fishing on July 20th, 21st and 22nd. the Kona Shootout will have three full fishing days and will finalize July 22nd of 2018 with an awards gala dinner event that will also include custom bronze trophy’s for the winners from the world famous studio of Geoffrey Smith sculptors

Don’t miss the Release Marine Grander Chair Challenge- the Hawaiian Billfish Release Marine Classicseries is breaking new ground and excited to announce the Grander Challenge by Release Marine and the Hawaiian Billfish Series. Any qualifying Black or Blue Marlin with a weight over 1000lbs caught during the Hawaiian Open July 15th to the 17th  and also during the Kona Shootout July 19th to the 22nd tournament in 2018 will automatically win a brand new Release Marine Teak fighting chair with a rocket launcher a $20,000 dollar value!!(See rules). They don’t call the fishing in Kona “Grander Alley” for nothing!!

The Hawaiian Billfish Series will be bringing back the global company Weather Routing Inc which provides forecasting for fishing tournaments worldwide. wri_logo_click_here (002)Participants may create their own SeaWeather accounts as well where they can view weather and fishing chart information, along with our Interactive Fishing Planner, where you can view hotspot fishing zones and weather and fishing chart overlays. check it out here.

The Hawaiian Billfish Series is pleased to announce that Catchstats will be back to the great State of Hawaii for our 2017 tournaments. Catchstats is an efficient, reliable, and proven fishing tournament scoring engine that provides instantaneous scoring, statistics, images, and videos to tournament teams, anglers, family and friends. CatchStat will be customizing both the Hawaiian Open and the Kona Shootout tournaments to provide real time scores and fishing statistics for each tournament category or award to spectators worldwide. This repeat bonus to the Hawaiian Billfish Series provides an outstanding user experience for the teams, anglers, spectators, global media and our valued sponsors for global online real time viewing of the stats. Don’t miss this fun.

you can feel the rush of a charging marlin in the Kona tournaments

The Hawaiian Billfish Series is proud to be offering products and gear for the daily prizes and contests from the following elite companies: Grundens Sportswear, Weather routing Inc, Troll Pro, Koya Lures and many more of the finest companies in sport fishing.

The weigh station will be at the Honokohau Harbor in front of the Charter Desk for extraordinary public viewing for your family and guests to be involved.

For the finest locations to stay in Kona click on the travel section on the top bar.

The Hawaiian Billfish Series is aligned with The OFFSHORE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP as a qualifying event for the largest offshore fishing tournamentOWC_QE Logo_2015_nobackground WHT (2) in the world. But first, teams must qualify to receive an invitation to this prestigious event, and the 2018- Hawaiian Open and Kona Shootout are honored to be ranked as a qualifying event tournaments.

The 1st place winners of the 2018 events will be invited to apply to compete in the 2019 Offshore World Championship in Quepos, Costa Rica.

If you would like to fish the tournament and do not have a team or boat, please contact us. Tell us your plans, we are putting a list of individuals together that would like to fish with others to share the cost. The Hawaiian Billfish Series LLC will just share the list of any individuals with other individuals that have submitted inquiries and the participants can put together their own entries and teams

2018 series events looks to be a great time, bring the family for the time of your life.