Click on this link to print up the Entry Form, Rules and Waivers
Plenty Pupule Kayaks,
Tournaments, Clinics and quality gear...
Stop by the P and P Kayak stores (Kona or Lihue), 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!
This coming Kayak Fishing Tournament, The combined Kauai/Big Island Pelagic Pursuit! will take place on November 9th-10th 2013
New changes including a $29 entry fee! with Anglers from both Kauai and the Big Island in competition for their share of the prize winnings
As a top "Incentive" Prize, A Malibu Stealth 12 Angler Kayak will be going to the Angler bringing in the "Inshore" fish closest to 10 lbs!
Congratulations to Devin Hallingstad (photo at topleft) for landing his
176lb Ahi (Yellowfin Tuna), in his Hobie MIrage Revolution without motorized assistance! Read
his story at the bottom to get amped up for coming tournaments!
And following that record up. If you were at our last (Big Island) weigh in March 25th 2012 . You would have seen Devin bringing in his 2nd record catch, in less than a year, (photo above) with his 112lb Sailfish.
All 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.
And we're always open to input for improving the tournament. So send us
any ideas by email (to email@example.com)
Click the following links to see our more recent and past kayak fishing
tournaments, summaries of the meets, and photos of the winners and
November 2013 (Big Island and Kauai combined) results and photos
May 2013 (Big Island) results and photos
November 2012 (Big Island) results and photos
Sept 2012 (Kauai) results and photos
March (Big Island) 2012 results and photos
August 2011 results and photos
August 2010 results and photos
May 2010 results and photos
November 2009 results and photos
August 2009 results and photos
May 2009 results and photos
November 2008 results and photos
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
For our upcoming Kayak Fishing Clinics
It will be Saturday, 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 $29 but the best part of that deal is that paying that $29 for the clinic also covers your entry into our upcoming tournament (first time Pelagic Puruit entrants only)
Here are some of the details for our upcoming (Kauai and Big Island combined) Pelagic Pursuit...
Anglers are welcome to fish (from a kayak, Canoe or SUP) at any location around Kauai or the BIg Island that they choose. This Tournament is a combined competition including Big Island Angers fishing around the Big Island and Kauai Anglers fishing around Kauai all competing for the same prizesl.
We will have simultaneous weigh ins at both P and P Kayaks stores ( Kona and Lihue) with the prizes going to the those Anglers from either island that place among the top finishers overall or the angler on each island that gets the Inshore fish closest to 10 lbs.
For 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 P and P Kayak retail
In our previous tournaments, you entered "Inshore", "Pelagic" or both. We've now simplified things, eliminating the 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 $29 for single Anglers. Or $39 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 team.
Motorized Kayaks are not allowed in the tournament.t.
Click on this link to print up the Entry Form, Rules and Waivers
We have a new Award Structure. See Below:
We will still weigh in (and have awards) in both categories, Pelagic and Inshore, and we will now have
five finishers in each category receiving awards.. For this Tournament we have over $4000 in prizes, ($3900 in Quest 11s, Stealth 12 and cash) and an additonal $100+ in drawing prizes for those attending the weigh in that aren't fortunate enough to place in the prizes.
2) Hobie Quest 11 Angler Kayaks (Grand Prizes) valued at $999 each
One goes to the top finisher in" Pelagic" and the other to the top finisher in "Inshore" (These go to the biggest catches among all contestants entered).
We will also have 2) (Island specific) $200 prizes
The Big Island Angler with the biggest catch (excluding the Grand Prize winner) wins $200 Cash
The Kauai Angler with the biggest catch (excluding the Grand Prize winner) wins $200 Cash
And 2) $150 prizes (non island specific)
We won't know whether these $150 prizes will both go to Inshore, Offshore or one to each until we see which species are taking the $200 prizes. But either way they will be rounding out the awards and it will be the next biggest fish in the category available, among all contestants entered, that wins these two $150 prizes. To simplify the idea... When both of these $150 prizes are awarded combined with the higher prizes, we will have now be even with 3 top Pelagic and 3 top Inshore prizes given out.
And we're adding 2) more $50 prizes (Island specific)
The Big Island (or Kauai Angler) with the next biggest catch (either Offshore of Inshore) will win a $50 prize, with the remaining $50 prize going to the opposite (species) category and to the angler from the opposite island..
Plus one more Angler Kayak, A Malibu Stealth 12 ($999 Value) will be our "Closest to 10lb "Incentive Prize" and still one more $100 Incentive!
The Stealth 12 goes to the angler weighing in the "Inshore" species closest to 10 lbs. Our scales are weighing to a hundredth of a lb so it's unlikely to have a tie. But in the case of a tie we would find a way to divide the prize between the contestants. (Note to self, Remember to bring chain saw)
As an additional incentive, the extra $100 (Island Specific) prize will go to the "closest to 10lb" (angler) from the island that did not win the Stealth 12 Incentve Prize.
If the prize structure got a little convoluted... I appologise, but we want the majority of the prizes awarded strictly by species/weight but we also don't want to have one island (either Kauai or the Big Island) get completely shut out of the awards. So as far as island specific prizes... it's the 2) $200 prizes, the 2) $50 prizes and the single $100 incentive that guarantees that a minimum of 3 prizes will be awarded per island. The other $3300 in prizes are up for grabs going strictly by species/weight.
As always, I'd appreciate any comments/ideas to improve the tournament but as far as the award structure, consider that you might have caught the biggest catch on your island and at the weigh in if we went 100% by weight
and maybe your island experienced bad weather or an unlucky fishing cycle...
... It's conceivable that your island could get completely shut out of every award, making for a pretty depressing weigh in....
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 (both Lihue and Kona) P and P Retail stores.
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
We 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
Sea 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 Kauai or the Big Island that you choose. No assistance from motor boats (or any motors mounted on kayaks) is
State Law must be obeyed. Kayakers must have a PFD and whistle on board while fishing in the tournament.
Participants must either fish with a
partner, provide a detailed float plan to a significant other (or P and P Kayaks), or carry
sufficient emergency gear (like cell phone, vhf radio or personal
locater beacon) that would be reasonable for safety given the area that
they intend on fishing.
All fish must be caught by rod and reel from a Kayak, OC or SUP.
No 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
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 Kala
The Offshore Category will be
comprised of Ahi, Mahimahi, Ono, Aku, Kawakawa, Spearfish and any other
Any species caught but not listed above will be classified by the contest officials.
Tournament Sponsorship provided by:
plentypupule.com (Plenty Pupule Kayaks)
Forms and Waivers will be available at the P and P retail stores... or
click on the Rules/Waivers/Entry Forms link to print them out.
Hook em up!
Ride em till they submit,
And we'll see you at the weigh in....
Devin's 176lb Ahi Catch
(For clarity: Devin is fishing out of a Hobie Mirage Revolution with the sidekick Amas attached)
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
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 peddle hard.
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.