June 2015 Fishing Blue Marlin Report

June 27, 2015 The Fishing in Kona remained really good this past week, and as we head into next week with the Full Moon on Thursday and a good tide schedule all week, expect the consistent action we have seen the past month to remain the same or even get better.  It’s prime time in Kona Hawaii and the high season for Blue Marlin and Tuna will continue through the month of September.  The past week produced multiple hookups for a lot of boats.  Yesterday (Friday June 26th) we tagged and released two blue marlin on a 3/4 day charter.  One fish went about 100 pounds and the second went about 200 pounds.  The boats that have been on full day charters lately have been able to run farther and have also seen the best catches.  On Thursday, another boat fishing in the same area got 9 bites and caught 3 blue marlin and another boat got 8 bites and caught 3 blue marlin.  There are a lot of small blue marlin holding in the area, but still good numbers of big females mixed in.  Last week we tagged one over 500 pounds.  In addition to the great blue marlin fishing in Kona, there are still a good number of tunas hanging around.  Most of the fish are in the 100-200 pound range and last week we had a double header on two really nice Ahi (Yellowfin tuna). Read more

June 2015 Fishing Saltwater Report for you

The fishing has been absolutely red hot the past few weeks and it shows no signs of letting up any time soon. Today (6/17/15) we went 3 for 4 on blue marlin with the largest fish going about 400 lbs. Several boats this week have reported multiple hookups on marlin and tuna with one boat going 4 for 7 on blue marlin. Yesterday, another boat fishing the same general area caught 4 blue marlin, 2 spearfish, a Mahi Mahi and an Ono…and folks…that’s about as good as it gets anywhere. Earlier in the week, we caught a double header on Tunas with two nice Ahi going about 100 lbs and 120 lbs respectively. Our charter client took one fish home with them and we shared the other fish with friends and family. We are on the building side of the moon for the rest of the month of June with the Full Moon arriving on July 2nd, so expect the fishing to stay good or even get better over the next few weeks. The weather has been great, with warm afternoon temperatures, a light breeze and calm water. Read more

June 2015 Fishing Mahi Mahi and Wahoo Report

It’s has been a pretty incredible year so far here in Kona, at the very least, well above average for both the numbers of marlin caught and the overall size of the fish. As we mentioned in our previous Fishing Report, there have been three Granders (Marlin over 1,000 pounds) caught this year in Hawaii, two of which were caught in Kona. Since January, we have seen a few other big fish fall just short of the Grander mark and a good number of fish over 500 pounds tagged and released. In the first week of June 2015, Kona charter boats produced over 50 blue marlin, with the three largest fish weighing in at 739 lbs, 685 lbs. and 673 lbs. Many boats are reporting multiple catches of blue marlin per day and we are continuing see a good mixed bag of species including Yellowfin Tuna, Striped Marlin, Shortbilled Spearfish, Mahi Mahi (Dorado) and Ono (Wahoo).

On Tuesday June 9th, there was a good school of tuna hanging around and just about every boat out caught at least one Yellowfin Tuna in the 100-200 pound range and several boats reported multiple hookups. In addition to the great tuna fishing in Kona right now, we are seeing a lot of juvenile blue marlin and Shortbilled spearfish which has provided consistent action and multiple hookups just about each day on our charters. On a half day fishing charter this past Wednesday we went 1 for 2 tagging a small blue marlin and losing another fish about 300 pounds after a short fight and good series of jumps. Additionally, we saw six blue marlin caught by other charter boats fishing in the same vicinity near us that day with one of the boats going 4 for 7 on Blue Marlin. Other boats in the area weighed a fish over 500 pounds and released another over 600 pounds. Read more