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Fishing in Kona Hawaii Produces Big Fish in May

Fishing in Kona Hawaii Produces Big Fish in May

Hawaii Fishing Report for Kona – May 2011 Kona Hawaii once again produced strong numbers of Blue marlin and big fish for anglers during the month of May.  According to the Charter Desk, the Sportfishing Charter Fleet in Kona reported a total of 24 Ahi (Yellowfin) Tuna, 41 Blue Marlin (13 tagged), 1 sailfish, 26 ...

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Blue Marlin on the Wire

Blue Marlin on the Wire

Deckhand Brett Fay wires while Captain Henry “Butch” Chee Jr. tags a small blue marlin on the Humdinger.  This fish was one of two caught on a full day sportfishing charter off of Kona Hawaii during June of 2011.  Marlin Fishing during the month of June has been very good with numerous fish reported in ...

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Kona Marlin Bite Turns Red Hot on the Building Moon in June

Kona Marlin Bite Turns Red Hot on the Building Moon in June

Kona, Hawaii fishing report – Update June 2011 - The second week of June turned red hot in Kona with a number of big fish being reported.  On June 8th, three fish over 700 pounds were caught and the following day on June 9th a 983 pound marlin and another one that went 901 pounds ...

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Marlin Magazine Names Kona Hawaii One of the Top 10 U.S. Billfish Spots

Marlin Magazine Names Kona Hawaii One of the Top 10 U.S. Billfish Spots

By Charles Levine Marlin Magazine online www.MarlinMag.com While it might seem unfair to the mainland ports listed in this article to mention Kona, it would be even more unfair to leave it out. Located on the leeward side of the Big Island of Hawaii, Kona is home to one of the United States’ most prolific ...

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A Real Humdinger

A Real Humdinger

A Real Humdinger Captain Jeff Fay learned from the pioneers of Kona big-game sportfishing By Captain Peter Wright – Reprinted with Permission This article first appeared in Marlin Magazine in October of 2007   “Marlin” I yelled at the top of my lungs. I felt like I was being deafened by the rattling, clanging, metal, ...

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Mahi Mahi are a Bonus and Make Great Table Fare

Mahi Mahi are a Bonus and Make Great Table Fare

Dr. Brad Hook of Kailua Hawaii catches a “Bonus” Mahi Mahi on his Kona fishing charter.  Dr. Hook also  caught a nice Blue Marlin that broke off on the leader in addition to his Mahi Mahi during a half day fishing charter on the Humdinger in Kona Hawaii.  Mahi Mahi are a lot fun to ...

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Big Marlin Pulls Off At The Boat

Big Marlin Pulls Off At The Boat

Dr. Brad Hook of Kailua Hawaii catches his first blue marlin on the Humdinger during his fishing charter in Kona.  The big fish took alive bait slow trolled off the “Grounds”, a favored spot for Kona charter boats to patrol looking for big blue marlin.  Fishing in Kona is very close to the shore and ...

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Bananas are a Curse on Most Boats… But not the Hundinger!

Bananas are a Curse on Most Boats… But not the Hundinger!

For most mariners and captains alike, bananas, or for the ultra superstitious, Banana products of any kind (Banana Boat Sunscreen, Banana muffins, you get the point) are just plain bad MoJo!!!   But not for the captain and crew of the Humdinger!  Hell, the boat is even painted Banana yellow.  In this video, deckahnd Henry ...

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Blue Marlin on the Wire

Blue Marlin on the Wire

Even small blue marlin put up a good fight on heavy tackle.  In this Kona Hawaii fishing video taken on the Humdinger, the marlin fights hard and stays down until Henry “Butch” Chee Jr. grabs the wire to bring the fish in for clean tag and release.  The marlin lights up and starts jumping on ...

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Tag and Release Blue Marlin

Tag and Release Blue Marlin

On a recent Kona fishing charter on board the Humdinger with Captain Jeff Fay and deckhand Henry Chee Jr., Dr. Kevin Hogan tags and release one of three blue marlin he caught on the first day of a three day fishing charter.  The blue marlin in this video stayed down and fought hard right up ...

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