The Bright Side: Tournament fishing returns! Anyone can enter

Left to right: Ryan Thurner, angler Keith Hilton, Ozer Culhzet, Carole Lynne, Bryan Rice, Capt. Marlin Parker, 1035.5 pound blue marlin, Aug. 2019. (Jody Bright/Special to West Hawaii Today)

Molly Palmer with her 1,022.5 pound marlin, Aug. 2012. (Jody Bright/Special to West Hawaii Today)

The Hawaii Marlin Tournament Series hosted three tourneys in July, and all went off without a hitch. The only thing close to a “hitch” was that there were no big marlin caught. Fifty one small marlin were tagged and released, which provided plenty of action.