Visions of Granders: The HIBT

Tournament action from Kona, Hawaii

The Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament is one of the longest-running events of its kind anywhere in the world, attracting teams from across the world. For the 2019 edition, Capt. Chris Donato leads the Benchmark team to a fourth-place finish, including one hectic day of action where they released four blue marlin and a bonus spearfish to nearly vault into the lead. On board for the memorable day was Joe Yee, the famed Hawaiian lure maker.