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. Read more