Fishing in kona Report October 18, 2016 – The Big Island of Hawaii – Summer just won’t give up here in Kona, and with the summer like water temps hovering between 82 and 84 degrees, we continue to see better than average Blue Marlin action. While the action has slowed a bit from the peak in August and September where many boats were seeing multiple hookups per trip, we are still catching a few fish every week. Earlier in the month several boats tagged some really nice fish in the 300 pound class and one boat weighed a Blue Marlin that tipped the scales at 573 pounds.
In addition to the continued better than average Blue Marlin action, we are still seeing a few Ono here and there. As the water temps drop though, expect to see fewer and fewer of these fish being caught as we move into the Winter season here in Kona. While the Ono action has slowed down a bit, the Mahi Mahi are starting to show up around a few buoys on a more consistent basis. Last week we caught 1 or 2 Mahi Mahi on each trip on three consecutive charters. While most were small, a few boats have reported catching some bulls in the 40 pound class. As the water starts to cool off a bit and drop into the high to mid 70’s here in Kona, expect to see more Mahi Mahi and more Striped Marlin show up too.
Since the Winter water temps remain in the mid to high 70’s here in Kona, the Blue Marlin are here year round. The Fall and Winter fishing in Kona can be a very good mixed bag of Striped Marlin, Blue Marlin and Mahi Mahi. If you are planning a trip to the Big Island of Hawaii in the next few months, be sure to take advantage of our Fall and Winter Fishing Charter Specials. Half day Kona Fishing Charters start at just $399 for up to six anglers and we are happy to have you kep your catch.
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An absolutely wonderful excursion! There were 3 of us that booked a 4 hour charter on the Humdinger. One in our group had deep sea fishing on her bucket list and she is thrilled that Captain Jeff and his son Brett were the ones to see it through! At first it looked like it would just be a 4 hour boat ride but we were still having a great time. We got to visit with Brett and talked about everything from fishing to places for great local plate lunches. Brett is a very polite, professional and friendly young man. And if you get a hit you can watch him fly into action, an impressive sight! On the way back our bucket list friend got a hit and reeled in a 30 plus pound short nosed spearfish – a blast for all of us!! After tons of pictures Brett filleted the fish, packed it in bags and put it on ice for us. Fortunately, we were staying in a condo so we could enjoy the catch. We had it grilled, pan sautéed, lightly breaded in pano, etc. Definitely ate more fish in two weeks than we usually do in a year! We also shared some with a friend that lives on the island. Captain Jeff is a very pleasant and knowledgeable man but we didn’t get to visit much with him during the charter because he was upstairs piloting the boat. Before we left the mainland we called several charters for information and pricing. Having never gone deep sea fishing we were clueless about everything and had tons of questions. Captain Jeff very patiently answered and re-answered all of our questions. He was also the best priced charter of the ones we called. We highly recommend the Humdinger and it’s awesome father/son team to anyone looking for a great experience deep sea fishing!
chastikea Kailua-Kona, Hawaii Visited May 2016
My husband and I went deep sea fishing while in Hawaii last and went with Humdinger. They had a great set up and really knew what they were doing. The owner and his son were friendly and patient. My husband was thrilled to catch a short billed spearfish.
Tracy M Colorado Springs Visited April 2016
My 13 year one son and I spent a half day trip with Jeff and Brett on Humdinger. First time deep sea fishing for us and though the fishing was slow, we really had a nice time. Fishing is not always catching, but the guys worked hard and in the end we landed a nice Mahi Mahi. Would certainly come back again. Thanks guys!
Strany06 Oregon March 2016