Jason Holtz, captain of the Marlin Magic, won the Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament’s coveted Henry Chee Award. The perpetual Henry Chee Award was established in 1965 to honor the charter boat captain upon whose vessel the most number of billfish points have been scored at HIBT. The award’s namesake, a pioneer fishing captain who set an unprecedented number of gamefish catch records, helped establish the Kona coast as a world-famous fishing destination. Holtz is born and raised on the Big Island and is a fourth generation marlin fisherman, raised in a sport fishing family. He has chased marlin in over 10 countries, and for 4 years, Jason saw the world from a 48-foot game boat, fishing in locales such as Brazil, Cape Verde, Madeira, Bom Bom, Ascension Island, and much of Central America. This is his first Henry Chee Award.