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Capt. Marlin Parker has a lifetime of experience catching Giant Blue Marlin in Kona, Hawaii.

George Parker

In November of 1954, Marlin Parker's father, Kona charter Captain George Parker captured a 1,002-pound Pacific blue marlin. The first grander ever landed in U.S. waters, it smashed the All-Tackle world record.

His first son was born shortly thereafter and was named in honor of the great fish. It was destiny that landed Marlin Parker in the world of big game fishing.


Capt George Parker

Capt. George Parker, with two year old son Marlin at the Kona Inn weigh station in 1957. Before the Kailua Pier weigh scale was built, all marlin caught were loaded on to a truck and transported to the Kona Inn were they were weighed.

Marlin helped his father on many occasions, and was always seen on the docks during the prestigious HIBT which began in 1959, and celebrated its 50th Anniversary in July, 2009.


Capt. Marlin Parker
Marlin Parker was raised fishing with his father George Parker. His most memorable moment as a child was when he was just 5 years old and was fishing with both of his parents, together his mother and father took turns in the fighting chair trying to catch a giant marlin estimated over 1000 pounds. He remembers being at the controls during a portion of the long fight. After many hours the giant fish was lost but now as an adult he remembers the event vividly as though it happened last week.
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The young Parker began chartering professionally in 1976. While at the helm of his first boat, the ISLANDER - only months after receiving his captain's license - he landed what, at the time, was the largest blue marlin ever weighed in at Kailua-Kona on 80-pound class tackle, a 1,257-pound monster. It was a prophetic beginning for this skipper who is regarded as one of the best marlin fisherman in the islands, and even worldwide. His largest blue to date hit the scales at an incredible 1,400 pounds. It still stands as the fourth largest Pacific blue marlin ever landed on rod and reel!

Richard boone Awards

IGFA Offshore Championship

Capt. Marlin Parker's tournament record is enviable. His teams have taken first place honors more than fourteen times in major tournaments in the last 15 years, in addition to numerous "top-five" finishes and individual angler awards. He is the well earned recipient seven times of the prestigious Richard Boone Award, given to the "top skipper" in the Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament, and second place skipper in the 2000 Rolex / IGFA Offshore Championship Tag & Release Tournament. In more recent years Marlin was the 2002 World Cup First Place winner, also in 2002 he placed first in the Shoot Out Tournament. The luck continued in 2003 with 5 First place tournament wins for the Marlin Magic including the HIBT Henry Chee Award.

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World Cup Blue Marlin Championship

Capt. Marlin Parker has built a reputation on catching big blue marlin and has more experience catching big fish in Kona Hawaii than most any other captain in the Pacific Ocean.

Today, Marlin's experience goes beyond Kona waters. He has spent 10 seasons fishing the Great Barrier Reef of Australia, 15 years fishing in Mexico, and has spent time in Florida and Costa Rica. He has carried on his father's tradition of building custom lures and is now a well known lure maker of Marlin Magic Lures that can be found world wide.

Contact Marlin Parker regarding availability for tournaments as well as overnight charters. If you're planning a trip to Kona for a shot at a world record size blue marlin, or landing yellowfin tuna, wahoo, spearfish or mahi-mahi, email Marlin today for daily, 1/2 day or 3/4 day rates. Tournament fishing days book up early so call or email today to reserve your preferred dates.

George making lures


Captain Marlin Parker
P.O. Box 2522
Kailua-Kona, HI 96745

(808) 325-7138
Fax: (808) 325-1428

Cell Phone: (808) 960-1713

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