Fishing Report February 9th 2016

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Kona Fishing Report February 9th – The fishing picked up a bit today. We caught a 39 Mahi Mahi, tagged a striped marlin and missed another stripey. So far today, there have also been some nice Blue Marlin caught by other boats in the area. One over 650, one over 500, and a couple of fish over 400. There are still some good numbers of shortbilled spearfish hanging around as well. All in all, a good mixed bag of fish to keep things interesting. Continue reading “Fishing Report February 9th 2016” »

Kona Fishing Report – January 25, 2016

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The Fishing in Kona has been a real mixed bag lately.  A few weeks ago we had a really good run of Shortbilled Spearfish show up and had several days where we had multiple shots on charters.  Last week, the Spearfish action slowed down a bit but the Striped Marlin showed up in good numbers and we were having good action on stripeys, with one triple header that we lost at the boat on a half day charter.  Earlier this month, there were some really good Blue Marlin being caught in the 500-700 pound class.  Several boats connected on good fish, and while lately that seems to have slowed a bit, there are still a few blues being caught here and there.  Add to all of this the occasional Mahi Mahi and Tuna and the fishing in general has certainly been better than average. Continue reading “Kona Fishing Report – January 25, 2016” »

Big Island Fishing Report Kona Hawaii

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Big Island Fishing Report Kona Hawaii – September 3, 2015 – The fishing has been hit or miss lately due to a series of tropical storms passing on either side of the Big Island of Hawaii over the past few weeks. The storms have disrupted our normal pattern of trade winds and currents, making the fishing spotty and unpredictable. Despite the less than ideal conditions, when the fishing turns on, it turns red hot. Late in August, Kona gave up two more giants. A monster 1,305 pound Blue Marlin (picture below) was caught on a charter by another boat fishing in the area, and a few days earlier, another boat caught a 1,075.8 pound Blue Marlin. I’ve lost track of whether that makes five or six Granders this year in Kona, but regardless, it is evidence why no matter what time of year and no matter what the conditions, Kona Hawaii ranks #1 as the best location in the world to catch giant Blue Marlin. Continue reading “Big Island Fishing Report Kona Hawaii” »

Kona Fishing Report – July 31, 2015

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This past week, the fishing in Kona has been a bit spottier than the past few weeks due to changing currents and trade winds.  There are still very good numbers of Blue Marlin holding in the area along with equally good numbers of YellowFin Tuna (Ahi) typically found this time of year.  We have been mainly catching Blue marlin and Yellowfin Tuna the past few weeks, with the occasional Shortbilled Spearfish, Striped Marlin, Wahoo (Ono) and Mahi Mahi (Dorado).  Friday July 31st was a Full Moon, and July was Blue Moon, with two full moons occurring during the month of July. Continue reading “Kona Fishing Report – July 31, 2015” »

Kona Fishing Report – July 19- 2015

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The Big Island of Hawaii – The fishing in Kona has remained very good over the past.  This being an El Nino year, the water temperatures have remained warm, holding good numbers of Blue Marlin, Yellowfin Tuna and Shortbilled Spearfish just off the cost of the Big Island.  Expect these El Nino conditions to extend our normal fishing season well into the months of November and December this year due to the warmer overall water temperatures in the Pacific Ocean.

This past week we saw a good number of Blue Marlin being caught.  While the fish remained on the smaller side, good numbers of smaller Blue Marlin were tagged and released in the 125 pound range.  The consistent action has been great for our guests on ½ day and ¾ charters, giving them multiple shots at hooking up to a blue marlin on shorter fishing charters.  Below are some of the recent catches on our fishing charters over the past week: Continue reading “Kona Fishing Report – July 19- 2015” »

Kona Fishing Report

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Kona Fishing Report – July 6th, 2015 – The Big Island of Hawaii — We are at the peak of the prime time summer fishing season here in Kona Hawaii. Last month was way above average for Blue Marlin and Yellowfin Tuna with good numbers fish taken during June and a fairly decent number of big fish also weighed or tagged. Statewide, Hawaii has produced three Granders (a blue marlin over 1,000 pounds) this year with two of those coming from the waters just off the coast of the Big Island near Kona. Several days last month, boats were reporting multiple catches of Tuna and Blue Marlin and the Humdigner was no exception. We logged a number of trips last month, catching multiple Blue Marlin and Yellowfin Tuna on Fishing Charters in Kona. Several guests shared their reviews with photos on our TripAdvisor.com listing which you can view HERE. Continue reading “Kona Fishing Report” »

Kona Fishing Report

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Kona Fishing Report

June 27, 2015 The Fishing in Kona remained really good this past week, and as we head into next week with the Full Moon on Thursday and a good tide schedule all week, expect the consistent action we have seen the past month to remain the same or even get better.  It’s prime time in Kona Hawaii and the high season for Blue Marlin and Tuna will continue through the month of September.  The past week produced multiple hookups for a lot of boats.  Yesterday (Friday June 26th) we tagged and released two blue marlin on a 3/4 day charter.  One fish went about 100 pounds and the second went about 200 pounds.  The boats that have been on full day charters lately have been able to run farther and have also seen the best catches.  On Thursday, another boat fishing in the same area got 9 bites and caught 3 blue marlin and another boat got 8 bites and caught 3 blue marlin.  There are a lot of small blue marlin holding in the area, but still good numbers of big females mixed in.  Last week we tagged one over 500 pounds.  In addition to the great blue marlin fishing in Kona, there are still a good number of tunas hanging around.  Most of the fish are in the 100-200 pound range and last week we had a double header on two really nice Ahi (Yellowfin tuna). Continue reading “Kona Fishing Report” »

Kona Fishing Report – June 2015

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The fishing has been absolutely red hot the past few weeks and it shows no signs of letting up any time soon. Today (6/17/15) we went 3 for 4 on blue marlin with the largest fish going about 400 lbs. Several boats this week have reported multiple hookups on marlin and tuna with one boat going 4 for 7 on blue marlin. Yesterday, another boat fishing the same general area caught 4 blue marlin, 2 spearfish, a Mahi Mahi and an Ono…and folks…that’s about as good as it gets anywhere. Earlier in the week, we caught a double header on Tunas with two nice Ahi going about 100 lbs and 120 lbs respectively. Our charter client took one fish home with them and we shared the other fish with friends and family. We are on the building side of the moon for the rest of the month of June with the Full Moon arriving on July 2nd, so expect the fishing to stay good or even get better over the next few weeks. The weather has been great, with warm afternoon temperatures, a light breeze and calm water. Continue reading “Kona Fishing Report – June 2015” »