July 2015 Online Fishing Report

This past week, the fishing in Kona has been a bit spottier than the past few weeks due to changing currents and trade winds.  There are still very good numbers of Blue Marlin holding in the area along with equally good numbers of YellowFin Tuna (Ahi) typically found this time of year.  We have been mainly catching Blue marlin and Yellowfin Tuna the past few weeks, with the occasional Shortbilled Spearfish, Striped Marlin, Wahoo (Ono) and Mahi Mahi (Dorado).  Friday July 31st was a Full Moon, and July was Blue Moon, with two full moons occurring during the month of July.

Friday we went 0/1 on Blue Marlin, but there were several nice fish caught on other boats including two blue marlin over 500 pounds and one over 300 pounds.  On Thursday, July 30th we tagged a nice fish in the 300 pound class and missed another bite.  On Wednesday, another boat fishing in the same are with us went 2/4 on blue marlin and 2/2 on striped marlin.  Another small baot fishing for tuna had a double header on the line when an 800 pound Blue Marlin came up and ate one of the smaller tuna he was fighting.  He fought the big marlin for about 15 minutes before it broke off. Continue reading “July 2015 Online Fishing Report” »

Things to do on the Big Island of Hawaii

Hawaii is a tropical paradise made up of a small chain of islands that lies approximately 2,500 miles off of the West Coast of the United States.  The largest island in this chain is named after the state of Hawaii, but the locals just refer to it as “The Big Island”.  The Big Island of Hawaii is larger in land mass than all of the other islands in the Hawaiian chain combined.  It is also the most diverse in climatology, as 13 of the 15 climate zones in the world can be found on this island alone.

The Big island of Hawaii is home to several volcanoes, including the active volcano Kilauea.  The highest point on the Big Island of Hawaii is the summit of the dormant volcano Mauna Kea which stands over 13,800 feet above sea level.  The topography and landscape of the big island spans from tropical beaches, to high mountain deserts to snow capped mountain peaks.  The Big Island of Hawaii truly offers something for everyone. Continue reading “Things to do on the Big Island of Hawaii” »

July 2015 Fishing Saltwater Report

The Big Island of Hawaii – The fishing in Kona has remained very good over the past.  This being an El Nino year, the water temperatures have remained warm, holding good numbers of Blue Marlin, Yellowfin Tuna and Shortbilled Spearfish just off the cost of the Big Island.  Expect these El Nino conditions to extend our normal fishing season well into the months of November and December this year due to the warmer overall water temperatures in the Pacific Ocean.

This past week we saw a good number of Blue Marlin being caught.  While the fish remained on the smaller side, good numbers of smaller Blue Marlin were tagged and released in the 125 pound range.  The consistent action has been great for our guests on ½ day and ¾ charters, giving them multiple shots at hooking up to a blue marlin on shorter fishing charters.  Below are some of the recent catches on our fishing charters over the past week: Continue reading “July 2015 Fishing Saltwater Report” »

July 2015 Fishing Saltwater Catch Report

Kona Fishing Saltwater Catch Report – July 6th, 2015 – The Big Island of Hawaii — We are at the peak of the prime time summer fishing season here in Kona Hawaii. Last month was way above average for Blue Marlin and Yellowfin Tuna with good numbers fish taken during June and a fairly decent number of big fish also weighed or tagged. Statewide, Hawaii has produced three Granders (a blue marlin over 1,000 pounds) this year with two of those coming from the waters just off the coast of the Big Island near Kona. Several days last month, boats were reporting multiple catches of Tuna and Blue Marlin and the Humdigner was no exception. We logged a number of trips last month, catching multiple Blue Marlin and Yellowfin Tuna on Fishing Charters in Kona. Several guests shared their reviews with photos on our TripAdvisor.com listing which you can view HERE.

This past Friday, 7/3/15, we tagged one blue marlin about 150 pounds and then hooked and lost another fish that looked to be about 600 pounds. We also hooked and lost an Ono (Wahoo) and a nice Ahi (Yellowfin Tuna) as well. Saturday, we fished the Word Cup Blue Marlin Tournament and the First Day for the Firecracker Open Tournament. Early in the day we raised a really nice Blue Marlin in the 600 pound class on the teaser right behind the boat, but never could get him to switch off to the lure we reeled up right under his nose. On Sunday, day two of the Firecracker tournament, we raised and missed another blue marlin but couldn’t get a good hookup. We did watch several other boats in the area catch and tag a number of fish on Sunday though, so the fish are definitely still hanging around. Continue reading “July 2015 Fishing Saltwater Catch Report” »