Kona, Hawaii'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.
The 2013 Firecracker Open was won by Capt. Brian Wargo who showed that tenacity and the fact that it ain’t over til it’s over can pay off, as they moved from no score to top score with John Bowers doing the angling duties. According to John, “I pretty much sat on my ass until the last hour, fought the fish and now have to sit on a plane back to California to go to work in the morning.” Such is life at the Hawaii Marlin Tournament Series. 17 Blue Marlin and 10 Ahi were caught in two days. Check back for finals. This 513 pound blue was literally “fished up” in the last minutes of the last day.