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” »

Hawaii Fishing Report

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It’s has been a pretty incredible year so far here in Kona, at the very least, well above average for both the numbers of marlin caught and the overall size of the fish. As we mentioned in our previous Fishing Report, there have been three Granders (Marlin over 1,000 pounds) caught this year in Hawaii, two of which were caught in Kona. Since January, we have seen a few other big fish fall just short of the Grander mark and a good number of fish over 500 pounds tagged and released. In the first week of June 2015, Kona charter boats produced over 50 blue marlin, with the three largest fish weighing in at 739 lbs, 685 lbs. and 673 lbs. Many boats are reporting multiple catches of blue marlin per day and we are continuing see a good mixed bag of species including Yellowfin Tuna, Striped Marlin, Shortbilled Spearfish, Mahi Mahi (Dorado) and Ono (Wahoo).  Continue reading “Hawaii Fishing Report” »

Hawaii Gives Up the Third Grander of 2015

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Kona Goes 2 for 3 For Biggest Marlin in Hawaii this Year

The year isn’t even half over yet and Hawaii has produced three blue marlin over 1,000 pounds. Just in the past week, Granders came back-to-back with a 1,226 lb blue marlin caught in Kona and the third largest grander of the year caught a day later in Maui that tipped the scales at 1,058. The second largest grander of the year, a near carbon copy of the 1,058 lb Maui giant was caught in Kona earlier this Spring weighing just a half pound more. Proof yet again that there is no better place on the face of the earth to catch a giant blue marlin any day of the year! Continue reading “Hawaii Gives Up the Third Grander of 2015” »

Kona Fishing Report

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Rate This Report Kona Fishing Report – April 2015 The month of April shaped up to be a very good month for fishing in Kona with a very good number of good sized fish being caught during April.   All in all, the total tally came in at just above 100 Marlin for the month.  The […]

Kona – Hawaii Fishing Report

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Rate This Report Kona Hawaii Fishing Report – April 15, 2015 – The fishing in Kona remains relatively good, with some days better than others depending on the tides and current. This past week we went 3 for 4 on Blue Marlin, 4 for 5 on Striped Marlin, 1 for 4 on Shortbilled spearfish, 1 for […]