On September 15, 2018, I took my daughter and my two nephews to watch the Paniolo Parade in beautiful Kamuela, Hawaii. I usually make it a tradition to take my daughter to go and watch as it
57th Annual Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament
The annual tournament will get underway this Sunday, 07/31/2016, at 5:00 PM. Teams from all over the world will be here to catch big fish and for a chance of capturing the HIBT's prestigious Governor's trophy. The action starts this Sunday at 5:00 PM with the opening ceremony. Come down to the pier and enjoy the fun. The tournament runs all week. Each day, the boats line up at at 8:00 am (except Wednesday 7:00 am) across Historic Kailua Bay. Each afternoon at 4:00 pm (except Wednesday at 3:00 pm), you can watch as the fish are weighed in. There will be vendors and live music on the pier each day. It is a lot of fun.
The biggest Marlin ever caught in Kona was 1,368 pounds. it was landed in 1982 by Guy Kitaoka. It was longer than the boat he was in.