The fishing the first week of August started off a little slower than the red hot pace we had been experiencing since April here in Kona. Having said that, overall it has been a really great year here in Kona with very good numbers of fish being caught, lots of trips with multiple catches and four Granders weighed in Kona this year.
Some Highlights from Recent Kona Fishing Charters on the Humdinger
On Sunday August 9th we went 2 for 2 on Blue Marlin. The first fish we tagged and released was about 150 pounds. The second we fought and brought to the boat to tag, but could not revive it. Back at the dock, the fished weighed in at an impressive 777 pounds. On August 8th we went 2 for 3 on Blue Marlin (tagging both fish) and also caught a small spearfish we pulled the hooks on right at the boat. Another boat fishing in the same area caught and tagged a Blue Marlin they estimated at 750 pounds. Thursday August 6th we went 3 for 6 on Blue Marlin and missed a nice Yellowfin Tuna. The biggest Blue Marlin we heard reported was a fish in the 400 pound class that was tagged and released. Wednesday August 5th, we got skunked (it happens) and did not have a bite all day. Tuesday August 4th we went 1 for 2 on Blue Marlin and missed a Spearfish bite. Monday August 3rd we caught a Nice Mahi Mahi (Dorado) and missed a spearfish bite as well. All in all the action has been consistent at worst with most all of our recent charters getting a bite from at least one blue marlin with our best day recently generating 6 bites in one day for Blue Marlin. Read more