Kona the undebatable winner of Blue Marlin World Cup!

After a pretty extraordinary day of fishing all around the world – with some false alarms on qualifying fish on several occasions – Kona proved to be the only fishery in this year’s tournament to find a qualifying fish…three, in fact, with the Maui Jim boating a 729 blue to take the winner-take-all prize.  Sea Genie won the Big Blue Challenge – the first winner since 2008, with a 585 blue.  The other qualifying fish was a 525 on the Five Star.

More details to come – but some early pictures from the last hour…

About John

John Harmeling is the co-founder of billfishreport.com and granderwatch.com. Having traveled to and fished the major billfisheries across the globe, he counts Kona and Cairns as his favorites, and the black marlin to be the ocean's supreme pelagic specimen. He believes the very best and most enjoyable place to find tuna is in a marlin's stomach.

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