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 the waters are normally very calm, making Kona Hawaii an excellent choice for your next deep sea fishing charter in Hawaii.  The fishing is excellent year round in Kona, and the charter boat fleet is extensive with many excellent boats to choose from.  Marlin Magazine consistently ranks Kona Hawaii a top billfishing destination world wide.  Peak season for Blue Marlin in Kona Hawaii runs from June through September, but blue marlin can be caught any day of the year here in Kona. Read more

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 “Butch” Chee Jr. demonstrates his super-secret, highly effective technique for chumming up big Blue Marlin with Bananas.  You better hang on when Henry starts peeling a Banana. We ain’t scared of no stinkin’ Bananas! Read more

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 the wire while Captain Jeff Fay maneuvers the Humdinger so Butch can bring the fish in close for a clean tag. Read more

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 the wire. Read more

Big Blue Marlin Make Long Runs and Big Jumps

John Wilson of Placerville tags and releases a 500+ lb blue marlin during a recent Hawaii fishing charter with Captain Jeff Fay on board the Kona charter boat, the Humdinger.  This big fish hit the short bait right behind the boat and then turned and ran fast and hard.  Captain Jeff Fay maneuvered on the fish and recovered the lost line, showing why he is one of the best in the business.  Of all the Hawaii activities to consider during your next Hawaiian vacation, don’t overlook a day of sportfishing with the crew of the Humdinger in Kona Hawaii. Read more

Multiple Blue Marlin Catches in Kona Not Uncommon

Dr. Kevin Hogan of South Carolina catches his third Blue Marlin of the day on the Humdinger.  The Hawaii fishing peaks from June through September, but Kona is consistently rated one of the top destinations in the world to catch a Blue Marlin any day of the year.  Be sure to visit our fishing reports page for the up to the minute catch information provided by The Charter Desk. Read more

Striped Marlin Fishing is Excellent During Winter Months in Kona Hawaii

During the winter months in Kona, Striped Marlin show up in good numbers and it’s not uncommon to catch multiple fish on your full or half day Hawaii fishing charter.  Striped Marlin don’t get as big as their cousin the Blue Marlin,  but they can put up a good fight and a great show jumping and making fast long runs.  This little Striped Marlin puts on a good shows and never stops jumping all the way up to the boat.  For more information on booking your Hawaii Fishing Charter on the Humdinger, call Captain Jeff Fay today at (800) 926-2374. Read more

Blue Marlin Putting on a Show

During a multi-day fishing charter in Kona Hawaii on a overcast January day, Lou Getman of California and Dr. Kevin Hogan of South Carolina tagged and released four blue marlin in a single day on the Humdinger with Captain Jeff Fay.  This blue marlin shows that for their size, they can put up a great fight and an exciting show.  If you are traveling to Hawaii, consider booking your Hawaii fishing charter with Captain Jeff Fay in Kona Hawaii as one of your Hawaii activities. Read more

Even Small Marlin Put on a Good Show

Lou Getman of Newport Beach CA tags and releases a small blue marlin; his third fish in as many days, on a recent Hawaii fishing charter Kona Hawaii.  The Blue marlin hit a handmade Henry Chee Straight Runner lure made by the Humdinger’s deckhand himself, Henry “Butch” Chee Jr.  The marlin put on a great show, jumping several times before being tagged and released. Read more

Kona Hawaii Produces Big Blue Marlin for First Time Big Game Anglers

John Wilson of Placerville California caught this nice blue marlin estimated at 500 lbs on his first Hawaii fishing charter in Kona Hawaii.  The marlin exploded onto the short bait and put up a spectacular fight, taking line and jumping several times during the fight.  Captain Jeff Fay navigated the Humdinger perfectly, allowing deck hand Henry “Butch” Chee to bring the big fish along side for  clean tag and release. Read more