Fishing Big Island Hawaii

Fishing in kona Report – November 13, 2016 – The Big Island of Hawaii – The Fishing in Kona remains very good and the pressure remains light as we are in between seasons now on the Big Island. The crush of summer travelers have cleared out of town and the holiday/winter visitors are in the process of planning their trips now. The lack of visitors, however, has not discouraged the fish from biting. We posted a fishing about two weeks ago on November 4th reporting on the consistent blue marlin bite and improved Mahi Mahi action. There were a lot of small blue marlin being caught in the 150-250 pound class along with the Mahi Mahi and Ono mixed in as well.

Right after we posted that report, the big girls showed up and we had two days back to back days where we released fish that went 500 and 800 pounds respectively. For the next four days we had multiple shots each, released those two big blue marlin and also put our charters on some really nice mahi mahi after locating a floating net just offshore and dragging 4 decent fish out of that.

Other boats making it out have also reported good action on Blue Marlin, Mahi Mahi and a couple of nice Tunas were also reported. The water temperature is still above for this time of the year, and that has the fish biting well. With the November Super Moon upon us now, that could be the spark that lights the fuse and turns on the fishing in the next few days.

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Report Kona Deep Sea Fishing November 4 2016

Kona – November 4, 2016 – The Big Island of Hawaii – The calendar says November, but the fish still think it’s August.  Now, well into our second year of El Nino patterns, the fishing here is Kona has been some of the best we have seen.  2016, the year of the so called “Super El Nino” has brought consistent fishing just about all year.  After 50 years of fishing in Kona, I would go as far to say it’s been in the top 5 of all time.

Last year, Kona experienced excellent fishing with a lot of big fish crossing the scales and multiple granders (more than I can count on one hand) being weighed.  This year has been a story of consistent numbers of solid fish being caught over the summer and we had a lot of days with multiple hookups and as many as five or more fish per day during the best periods.  While the size of Blue marlin we were mostly catching were in the 150-350 pound class, there were a lot of solid fish being caught in the 500-600 pound class as well.  The odd thing about 2016 is that we have now gone a full 10 months with no grander being caught, although there have been a few reports of boats releasing fish they swear would hit the 1,000 pound mark.  Kudos to those captains for releasing the big girls!!

A few weeks ago, I thought we were making the turn into a more typical Fall fishing pattern when the Mahi Mahi started to show up in really good numbers and the tuna started to move out.  No sooner had I written that fishing report than a number of boats started catching some pretty nice tunas again around the porpoise schools.  The water is still in the low to mid 80’s here, so the fish really don’t know any better.  It seems like we’re in a pattern where some of the more winter oriented species are starting to show up in better numbers, but the summertime species haven’t moved out all together.  The results have been a really good mixed bag of Blue Marlin, Ono, Mahi Mahi, Shortbilled Spearfish, Kawakawa, Kampachi, and Ta’ape on our most recent charters. Continue reading “Report Kona Deep Sea Fishing November 4 2016” »