Devins 112 lb
Sailfish and Onos (March 2012)
on this link to print up the Entry
Form, Rules and Waivers
Plenty Pupule Kayaks,
Tournaments, Clinics and quality gear...
Stop by the Plenty Pupule Kayak store (Kona), to fill
out your entry forms, and get in on the Kayak Fishing
excitement with the chance to win your share of
thousands of dollars in cash and prizes!
next Kayak Fishing Tournament, The
Big Island Pelagic Pursuit! is set for April
early entry fee! And two Hobie Quest 11 Angler Kayaks as
As our top
"Incentive" Prize, One of those Quest 11s will be going
to the Angler bringing in the "Inshore" species closest
to 10 lbs!
Congratulations to Devin Hallingstad (photo at top
left) setting another Kayak Fishing Record with
his 212 lb Black Marlin in our April 2014
Tournament. That record is in addition to his
record 177 lb Ahi (Yellowfin Tuna), in his Hobie
MIrage Revolution without motorized assistance!
Read his (177 lb Ahi) story at the bottom to get
amped up for coming tournaments!
kayak fisherpersons pictured left have placed among the
top finishers in our Big Island Kayak Fishing Tournaments.
Kelly Harrison of www.plentypupule.com (P and P Kayaks)
and his staff are now hosting the P and P "Pelagic
Pursuit" Kayak Fishing Contests.
we're always open to input for improving the tournament.
So send us any ideas by email (to firstname.lastname@example.org)
the following links to see our more recent and past kayak
fishing tournaments, summaries of the meets, and photos of
the winners and their catches.
2014 (Big Island) results and photos
2014 (Big Island) results and photos
November 2013 (Big
Island and Kauai combined) results and photos
May 2013 (Big
Island) results and photos
(Big Island) results and photos
2012 (Kauai) results and photos
March (Big Island)
2012 results and photos
August 2011 results
August 2010 results
May 2010 results and
November 2009 results
August 2009 results
May 2009 results and
November 2008 results
August 2008 results and photos
June 2008 results and photos
Nov 2007 results and photos
June 2007 results and photos
Nov. 2006 results and photos
our upcoming Kayak Fishing Clinics
Saturday is ground school in the store and Sunday, we'll
be getting out on the water to put your newfound knowledge
and gear to the test. Clinic fee is $39
are some of the details for our upcoming Pelagic
are welcome to fish (from a kayak, Canoe or SUP) at any
location around the Big Island that they choose.
those who are time challenged, you're welcome to compete
on a single day as long as you can get your catch to the
weigh-in on Sunday from 4-5:30 pm at the Plenty Pupule
Kayak (Kona) retail store.
We've simplified our entry divisions.
So all entrants are automatically good whether they catch
Inshore or Pelagic species. Contestants will get scored
for their heaviest Pelagic and/or heaviest Inshore catch.
for the tournament are now a flat $35 "Early entry" (or
$45 the week of the tournament) for single Anglers. $55
entry for a Tandem team. Tandem would be 2 entrants
fishing together out of a tandem Kayak or OC2.
Tandem Teams will be
able to weigh in one inshore and one Pelagic (catch) per
Motorized Kayaks are not allowed in the tournament.
Here is the link to print up the Entry
Form, Rules and Waivers
2 Kayaks as top prizes! One Hobie Quest 11 goes to the
angler weighing in the largest fish. The 2nd Hobie Quest
11 goes to the"Closest to 10lbs" winner.
We weigh in (and have awards) in both divisions, Pelagic
and Inshore, The top 3 in each division will receive
Additional Hobie prizes being awarded will include 2)
Hobie Fisherman Pfds, 2) Fiberglass Paddles, 2) pairs
Hobie Escondido Sunglasses, 2 Rod Leashes, 4) Angler T
shirts, 6) Hobie Hats with some of these items being given
in our drawing for those attending the weigh in that
weren't fortunate enough to place among the top finishers.
As always, I'd appreciate any comments/ideas to improve
All entrants will receive a T-Shirt with
soft drinks and Pupuus being served during the weigh-in
hours, Sunday from 4-5:30pm at the Plenty Pupule Kayak
All entrants catching fish and
wanting to win a prize must show up during those
weigh-in hours on Sunday from 4-5:30pm to be eligible
probably don't need to mention it but please be aware that
the weigh-in cut off time will be strictly enforced as it
has been in the past
Life not allowed will be Eels, Turtles, Rays, Sharks, and
Marine Mammals. Fish Only!
Fishing must be accomplished
from a Kayak, Canoe or Sup, though you are free to fish at
any location around the Big Island that you choose. No
assistance from motor boats (or any motors mounted on
kayaks) is allowed.
State Law must be obeyed. Kayakers must
have a PFD and whistle on board while fishing in the
Participants must either fish with a
partner, provide a detailed float plan to a significant
other (or Plenty Pupule Kayaks), or carry sufficient
emergency gear (like cell phone, vhf radio or personal
location beacon) that would be reasonable for safety given
the area that they intend on fishing.
fish must be caught by rod and reel from a Kayak, OC or
night fishing is allowed during the Tournament.
No previously frozen or rotten
fish will be allowed to weigh in. The weigh-in time will
be strictly observed. Fish as late as you like, but make
the weigh-in deadline on Sunday.
The category for Inshore fish
will be comprised of Ulua, Kahala, O'milu, Kagami, Kaku,
Uku, Kumu, Aha and all reef fish such as Roi, Palani or
The Offshore Category will be
comprised of Ahi, Mahimahi, Ono, Aku, Kawakawa, Spearfish
and any other Billfish
species caught but not listed above will be classified by
the contest officials.
Sponsorship provided by:
plentypupule.com (Plenty Pupule
and Waivers will be available at the Plenty Pupule
Kayaks Kona... or click on the Rules/Waivers/Entry
Forms link to print them out.
Ride em till they submit,
And we'll see you at the weigh
Devin's 177lb Record Ahi (Photo
(For clarity: Devin is fishing out of a
Hobie Mirage Revolution 13 with the sidekick Amas
I wanted to get it
in as quick as I could so no shark had a chance at it.
I had to stand and lean over the side to pull it in
the yak but once up all the weight made the kayak
extremely tipsy. My ama's were constantly under
water. Now I had to spin it and slide it in the back
so I could peddle in because at this point it was taking
up the entire Kayak. With only a small area in the
front and back I sat in the back of the kayak submerged in
water and pulled inch by inch.
I then climbed to the front
and pushed and moved poles, lines fins and ropes and could
then finally get the monster in the back after some really
close calls. I had to lean extra hard not the flip
with all that dead stiff weight it was enough to easily
flip and break my ama's especially tied to the boat. I
could finally peddle with the back submerged and the fish
sitting in water and the front doing wheelies over every
wind swell and my seat completely filled with blood.
Slowly I worked my way in a mile or so and I had to
I knew I was taking in
water because it always does when I pack my larger friends
back there. I couldn't open the hatch in the middle
because it was submerged and I didn't want to open the
front because I had to balance and move gear. It was
so gnarly I contemplated dumping the fish and somehow
floating it back to shore, but I had no floats. Once
in shore I found my yak full of water. Luckily there
were some tourists to help me carry the fish up the beach
and over some rocks to my truck. Once I got it in
the box I couldn't close the lid and had shibis sticking
out of the ice around it. I could finally take a
deep breath and thought what a beautiful sight!!!
Looking at the leader I was lucky because the 100
lb. leader was worn in half from the fight. The next
day the fish weighed in at 176.5 lbs.
Devins Record 212
lb Black Marlin April 2014