Kona Fishing Report May 19, 2016

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Kona Fishing Report May 19, 2016 – Kailua-Kona, Hawaii – May got off to a bit of a slow start with inconsistent fishing and squally weather, but things kicked into high gear the last week and everything turned around. Most of the boats are getting multiple shots on shortbilled spearfish on most trips along with the occasional striped marlin. This week, the Tuna action turned on with a number of really good fish in the 150-240 pound range being weighed. In addition to the really good Spearfish bite and Tunas showing up, good numbers of Blue Marlin are also showing up as well. Continue reading “Kona Fishing Report May 19, 2016” »

Kona Fishing Report – The Big Island of Hawaii – April 30, 2016

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The Big Island of Hawaii – April 30, 2016 – The fishing in Kona has been fairly consistent this Spring for Spearfish and Striped Marlin.  We have had a few fronts that moved through the islands and slowed things down for a few days, but once those cleared out and the trade winds returned, the fishing turned back on in a day or two.  During March and April, there have been really good numbers of Shortbilled Spearfish being caught.  Most boats are getting multiple shots and catching or tagging multiple fish per charter.  Friday April 29th, we got a surprise when Captain Keith Colburn from the hit TV Show “The Deadliest Catch” showed up for a charter.  We were able to connect on a nice spearfish for Keith and his daughter and missed another Striped Marlin as well.  In addition to the great Spearfish action, there have been a lot of Striped Marlin being caught the past month as well.   Continue reading “Kona Fishing Report – The Big Island of Hawaii – April 30, 2016” »

Kona‬ ‪Fishing‬ ‪Report‬ ‪April‬ 12, 2016

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Kona‬ ‪Fishing‬ ‪Report‬ ‪April‬ 12, 2016 – The Big Island, Hawaii – The fishing has picked up after a bit of a slowdown last week. On Tuesday, we Tagged & Released a nice Blue Marlin that went about 450-500 pounds. We also caught a nice Mahi Mahi, but lost it at the leader. Lately, there have been some other nice Blue Marlin caught. Also yesterday, another boat Tagged and Released a VERY nice Blue Marlin they estimated to be 900 pounds. There are still some Shotbilled Spearfish hanging around and a few Striped Marlin being caught. The water was a little bumpy last week, but things seem to be calming down. We are back on the building side of the moon now with the full moon next week, so the conditions are shaping for a good week of fishing ahead. Be sure and book your Summer Fishing Charters in Kona soon. Continue reading “Kona‬ ‪Fishing‬ ‪Report‬ ‪April‬ 12, 2016” »

Kona Hawaii Fishing Report March 2016

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The fishing in Kona has been a bit sporadic the past week or so. We had a low pressure system move in over the island and bring some rain and things got a bit out of sorts for a few days there. The bite on the Shortbilled Spearfish seems to have slowed down a bit from the great action we saw earlier in the month. In the past few days however, we are seeing a few more Ono (Wahoo) caught and we landed a nice one to day ourselves. The Ono should show up in really good numbers over the next few months with the peak of their migration being around the full moon in May give or take. Continue reading “Kona Hawaii Fishing Report March 2016” »

Kona Hawaii Fishing Report 2016

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Kona Fishing Report February 20, 2016 – Kona, Hawaii – The fishing has been up and down lately, but seems to be picking up a bit on the building side of the moon.  Earlier this week we tagged and released nice Blue Marlin about 400 lbs. on a half day fishing charter.  The day before that we tagged and released a pair of Striped Marlin we caught on a double header with one of the fish going about 40 lbs. and the second fish going about 60 lbs. That same day we missed a Shortbilled Spearfish that came up in the spread, but we were never able to connect.  Elsewhere, a few other boats were also seeing some good action with one tagging and releasing a nice Blue Marlin they estimated to be about 700 Lbs. and another boat in the area tagged 3 for 4 Marlin on the same trip. Continue reading “Kona Hawaii Fishing Report 2016” »

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” »

Kona Fishing Report – October 21, 2015

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Rate This Report Kona Fishing Report – October 21, 2015 – The Big Island of Hawaii – The Super El Nino of 2015 still seems to be lingering, keeping water temperatures unseasonably warm, and the warm waters continue to hold good numbers of Blue Marlin just off of the Kona Coast.  While most of the […]

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 Sport Fishing Report

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The fishing the first week of August started off a little slower than the red hot pace we had been experiencing since April here in Kona.  Having said that, overall it has been a really great year here in Kona with very good numbers of fish being caught, lots of trips with multiple catches and four Granders weighed in Kona this year.   Continue reading “Kona Sport Fishing Report” »