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Kona Shootout Big Game Tournament -Cancelled 2018


The Hawaiian Billfish Series -would like to welcome all of our sponsors, anglers, captains/crews, participants, and spectators to the event of the year the Kona Shootout big game fishing tournament

The Kona Shootout big game fishing tournament would like to welcome all of our sponsors, anglers, captains/crews, participants, and spectators to the first big game fishing event of the year in Kona, Hawaii.

The Hawaiian Billfish Series would like to personally invite your family/guests/friends and team to be part of one the most prestigious big game tournament series event as a participant. The “Kona Shootout” will be held starting the evening of August 3rd ,fishing 4th, 5th and 6th of 2017 in the marlin rich waters of Kona, Hawaii.

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Don’t miss the party at the Kona Shootout

It  will consistent of three full fishing days commencing at the Fish Hoppers restaurant with the registration and captain /crew- team/angler dinner on the evening of August 3th, 2017 and awards party on Aug 6th. The Kona Shootout will be offering participants many chances to win merchandise from daily raffles while you are out 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. The Kona Shootout is proud to be offering products and gear for the daily prizes and contests from the following elite companies:    YETI,  Grunden sporstwear, Papa Pillar Rum, Release Marine, Alexseal coatings, Northern Lights Generators, Spencer yachts, Maui Jim Sunglasses, Van Mark Jewelers, Koya Lures and MORE!!

Release Marine ClassicThe Release Marine Grander Chair Challenge- The Hawaiian Billfish series 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 June 15th to 18th or the Kona Shootout August 3rd to 6th tournament in 2017 will automatically win a brand new Release Marine Teak fighting chair with rocket launcher.

The Hawaiian Billfish Series is excited to announce that Catchstats will be introduced to the great State of Hawaii for our 2016 tournaments. Catchstats is an efficient, reliable, and proven fishing tournament scoring engine that provides instantaneous scoring, statistics, images, and videos to tournament teams, catchstatanglers, family and friends.

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If you would like to fish the tournament and do not have a team, please contact us , tell is what your plans are or what you trying to put together. We will be 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 entry’s and teams.

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Don’t miss the start of the Kona Shootout

The party headquarters will be held at Fish Hopper restaurant and the weigh station will be at the Honokohau Harbor in front of the Charter Desk for extraordinary public viewing.

The Hawaiian Billfish Series has also aligned with The OFFSHORE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP as a qualifying event for the largest offshore fishing tournament series in the world. But first, teams must qualify to receive an invitation to this prestigious event, and the 2016” Kona Shootout” is honored to ranked as a OWC_QE Logo_2015_nobackground WHT (2)qualifying event tournament. The winners of the 2017 Kona Shootout will be invited to apply to compete in the 2018 Offshore World Championship.

This year looks to be a great time to be had by all, bring the family for a time remember!

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