Fishing Report June 2013

Kona Fishing Report June 2013 Kona Hawaii Fishing Report – June 27, 2013 – Kona fishing really turned on during June, with consistent action for marlin and a large number of yellowfin tuna being landed as well.  Anglers on the Humdinger enjoyed consistent fishing during June, with numerous blue marlin and striped marlin being caught as […]

Kona – Fishing Report May 2013

Kona Fishing Report – May 2013 Fishing in Kona during the month of May got a whole lot better for some of the other popular species Kona is known for.  With the return of the trade winds and the arrival of the full moon in May, the Ono (Wahoo) fishing turned predictably good.  Roughly 50 […]

Kona Fishing Report April 2013

Kona Fishing Report for April 2013 Kona, Hawaii – The fishing in Kona this Spring has continued to remain consistent and anglers have been with big fish.  The year started off with a couple of world records, a Grander and a number of blue marlin over 800 pounds.  Anglers fishing on the Humdinger have enjoyed […]

Kona Fishing Report March 2013

Kona Fishing Report

Fishing in Kona during March was pretty unbelievable.  Kona gave up not one but TWO world records in March (Pending Verification).  First, the women’s all tackle world record was set in Kona during March on a fish weighing just shy of 1,000 lbs.  Then, a second world record for the men’s striped marlin on 20 lb fly tippet was also set during the month of March.

The Humdinger had several notable catches during March with one fish tagged and release that weighed and estimated 500Lbs PLUS.  we also caught a number of blue marlin and striped marlin during the month of March as well as a few shortbilled spearfish mixed in as well.  The fishing for Blue marlin and striped marlin continues to be consistent, while the spearfish and and Ono should should start to begin showing up in greater numbers during April and May.  The months of June through September are the prime months for Blue marlin and Yellowfin Tuna, and are also our busiest months of the year for fishing charters in Kona, so be sure and book your Kona Fishing Charters early. Read more

Kona Fishing Report January 2013

UPDATE February 15, 2013 Humdinger Tags and Releases a 500Lb+ Blue Marlin.  Check back in a few days for the video!

Fishing Report for Kona Hawaii – January 2013  The Kona Charter Boat fleet January kicked off the season in Kona with yet another Blue Marlin tipping the scales at over 1,000 lbs, further demonstrating the quality and consistency of this fishery.  While the peak season for large numbers of Blue marlin is typically June through September, the winter months in Kona have traditionally produced numerous “Grander” blue marlin over 1,000 pounds.

More reliable during the winter months here in Kona are the smaller billfish species are Striped Marlin and Short Billed Spearfish.  Also plentiful in the waters off Kona this time of the year are Mahi Mahi (Dorado) and in a few months, usually around the full moon of April and May, large numbers of Ono (Wahoo) will show up. Read more

Kona Fishing Report September 2011

Kona Hawaii – September 2011

The Kona Sportfishing Charter Boat Fleet wrapped up the month of September with some impressive catches.  According to the Charter Desk in Kona, the Kona Sportfishing Fleet caught a total of 196 Blue marlin during the month of September.  Anglers chose to tag and release 129 blue marlin and weighed 67 fish, the three largest weighing in at 943 pounds, 850 pounds, and 675 pounds.  In addition to the great Blue Marlin Fishing in Kona this past September, anglers caught 24 Ahi Tuna, 1 Pacific Sailfish, 1 Black Marlin and 1 Shortbilled Spearfish.  The three largest Ahi Tuna caught during the month of September in Kona weighed in at 202.5 pounds, 192.5 pounds and 180 pounds respectively. Read more

Kona Fishing Report August 2011

Kona Fishing Report August 2011

Kona Hawaii – August 2011 – The Kona Sport Fishing Charter Boat fleet had a spectacular August producing over 325 blue marlin for anglers fishing in Kona.  According to the Charter Desk, the Kona charter boat fleet tagged over 250 blue marlin during the month of August and weighed another 67 with three largest marlin weighing in at 980 pounds, 907.5 pounds and 725.5 pounds.  During August, one black marlin was weighed in at 446.5 pounds and 18 short billed spearfish were caught with 12 being tagged and released.  In addition to the great blue marlin fishing in Kona Hawaii in August, 24 Ahi (yellowfin) tuna were caught with the top three fish weighing in at 197.5 pounds, 189 pounds and 164.5 pounds.  Finally, four striped marlin were tagged and released to round out the catches for the month. Read more

Kona Fishing Report for July 2011

Hawaii Fishing Report for Kona July 2011 – July is one of the best months in Kona Hawaii to catch Blue Marlin and the Kona Charter Boat fleet proved that once again this month.  According to The Charter Desk, during the month of July, anglers caught 337 Blue Marlin in Kona ( 242 tag and release and 95 weighed in).  The three largest blue marlin caught in Kona during July weighed 868 lbs, 815 lbs and 733 lbs.  Three fish estimated at over 800 lbs were tagged and released by anglers.  In addition to the great blue marlin fishing here in Kona in July, 84 Ahi ( yellowfin ) Tuna were caught this month.  The three largest fish weighed in at 229 lbs, 207 lbs and 207 lbs.  Kona Charter Boats also reported 2 Black Marlin, 4 sailfish, 19 short billed spearfish and one striped marlin. Read more

Kona Hawaii Fishing Report for June 2011

Kona Fishing Report for June 2011 – The fishing remained red hot in Kona during the month of June as the peak summer sportfishing season got into full swing.  During the month of June, the Kona charter boat fleet saw great action for anglers fishing off the Kona Coast with strong numbers of Ahi (yellowfin) Tuna, Blue Marlin and Shortbilled Spearfish being reported.

According to the Charter Desk, for the month of June the Kona Charter boat fleet reported a total of 100 Blue marlin, with 62 marlin tagged and released and 48 blue marlin weighed in.  The largest three blue marlin for the month of June weighed in at 922.5 lbs, 809.5 lbs, and 745 lbs.  Of the 62 blue marlin tagged and released by charter boats in Kona during June, five blue marlin were estimated at over 500 lbs.  In addition to the great blue marlin fishing this month, 53 Ahi (yellowfin) tuna were weighed in by anglers with the top three fish weighing 206 lbs, 190.5 lbs and 173 lbs.  The Kona charter boat fleet also reported 59 shortbilled spearfish, 4 striped marlin, 1 bigeye tuna and 1 swordfish. Read more

Fishing in Kona Hawaii Produces Big Fish in May

Hawaii Fishing Report for Kona – May 2011

Kona Hawaii once again produced strong numbers of Blue marlin and big fish for anglers during the month of May.  According to the Charter Desk, the Sportfishing Charter Fleet in Kona reported a total of 24 Ahi (Yellowfin) Tuna, 41 Blue Marlin (13 tagged), 1 sailfish, 26 Shortbilled Spearfish (14 tagged) and 3 Striped Marlin.  May started off the peak Summer fishing season strong with 3 Blue Marlin over 500 pounds, 6 over 600 pounds, 2 over 700 pounds and one fish just a few pounds shy of the Grander mark weighing in at 995.5 pounds.   Additionally, 8 Blue Marlin were tagged and released with an estimated weight over 500 pounds with the largest being estimated at 750 pounds. Read more