Kona Fishing Report for June 2011 – The fishing remained red hot in Kona during the month of June as the peak summer sportfishing season got into full swing. During the month of June, the Kona charter boat fleet saw great action for anglers fishing off the Kona Coast with strong numbers of Ahi (yellowfin) Tuna, Blue Marlin and Shortbilled Spearfish being reported.
According to the Charter Desk, for the month of June the Kona Charter boat fleet reported a total of 100 Blue marlin, with 62 marlin tagged and released and 48 blue marlin weighed in. The largest three blue marlin for the month of June weighed in at 922.5 lbs, 809.5 lbs, and 745 lbs. Of the 62 blue marlin tagged and released by charter boats in Kona during June, five blue marlin were estimated at over 500 lbs. In addition to the great blue marlin fishing this month, 53 Ahi (yellowfin) tuna were weighed in by anglers with the top three fish weighing 206 lbs, 190.5 lbs and 173 lbs. The Kona charter boat fleet also reported 59 shortbilled spearfish, 4 striped marlin, 1 bigeye tuna and 1 swordfish.
June is typically one of the best months in Kona for blue marlin and tuna fishing and is the kickoff to the all the big money fishing tournaments in Kona Hawaii. The Hawaii Marlin Tournament Series runs each year from June through September with a number of two day and three day tournament events. For more information on the Hawaii Marlin Tournament Series, visit the Kona Tournaments website at www.KonaTournaments.com.