Blue Marlin Fishing – March 26 Catch Report

Kona Hawaii Fishing Report – march 26, 2015 – The fishing in Kona remained very good this week with the typical late Winter species, striped marlin, short billed spearfish and dorado (dolphin fish) continuing to show up in good numbers. Earlier in the week we went 3 for 4 on Shortbilled Spearfish. We saw another really nice one tailing, but never could get it to take a lure. Most of the Spearfish showing up now are on the larger size in the 30-45 pound range. While smaller than all of the other billfish species, the Shortbilled Spearfish is also the rarest of all billfish species and they show up in really good numbers in late winter and spring in the Kona. Also this week we saw a good number of Mahi Mahi or Dolphin Fish on fishing charters out of Kona. The Humdinger went 2 for 4 on Mahi Mahi’s this week with the fish weighing in at 10-30 pounds. Finally, on the last day of fishing charters this week, we raised a really big blue marlin while trolling lures. It came up and nosed the lured several times, turned away and started stripping off line. Before we could clear the lines and get the angler in the chair, the fish turned, ran straight for us, came up thrashing again and threw the hooks.

The weather has remained very nice and the waters off of the coast were calm all week. The week started and ended with some great bites and the fishing the last few days has remained very good. Overall, the Kona Fishing Fleet has been reporting catches of Blue Marlin, Striped Marlin, Shortbilled Spearfish, Yellowfin Tuna, good numbers of Mahi Mahi and Ono (Wahoo) and even a few Sailfish were reported last week, which is a bit of a rarity here in Kona. Be sure and ask about our Winter Fishing Charter Specials for ½ day and ¾ day fishing charters from Kona. Call us at (808) 936-3034 or email us through our website. Read more

Mahi Mahi – 4 March 2015 Fishing Report

Kona Hawaii Fishing Report – March 4, 2015 – The fishing in Kona for Mahi Mahi and Spearfish continues to be very good right now and this past week we caught several nice short billed spearfish for clients and good numbers of large Mahi Mahi as well. Also typical for this time of year in Kona are good numbers of striped marklin and a few Ono or Wahoo are also showing up in advance of their late Spring migration through the Kona area. Check out the photos and video below from a few fishing charters this past week.

In addition to the smaller pelagic species being caught, there are still some really nice Blue Marlin hanging around. This past week we had a nice Blue Marlin (500 pound class) come up in the spread and knock a few baits around, but we couldn’t close deal and make it eat. A couple of smaller blue marlin were caught this week by others in the fleet, including one that was estimated at over 600 pounds that was caught while trolling through a porpoise school. There are some good schools of bait showing up, which is promising and will hopefully bring in the bigger fish and concentrate them for easier location. The weather along the Kona coast has been really nice this past week, with just a small swell from arctic storms coming down, but the overall conditions were good and the prospect remain so for the coming week. Call us and ask about our Winter Fishing Charter Specials. It’s a great time to fish, especially if you are looking to take a few Mahi Mahi filets home. Read more