Kona Marlin Bite Turns Red Hot on the Building Moon in June

Kona, Hawaii fishing report – Update June 2011 – The second week of June turned red hot in Kona with a number of big fish being reported.  On June 8th, three fish over 700 pounds were caught and the following day on June 9th a 983 pound marlin and another one that went 901 pounds came to the leader.  Most of the fish were caught just outside of the harbor or in front of town.  On June 9th, Captain Jeff Fay and the crew of the Humdinger missed a marlin estimated at 200+ that hit a lure while trolling on a half day charter.  Prospects continue strong through the full moon on the 15th of the month.

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April Fishing in Kona Hawaii Produces Good Numbers of Spearfish and Striped Marlin

Hawaii Fishing Report for Kona – April 2011 Kona delivered a typical late Spring bounty in April with lots of shortbilled spearfish and striped marlin showing up.  According to The Charter Desk, anglers fishing on charter boats out of Kona Hawaii caught a total of 35 Blue Marlin (19 weighed in and 16 tagged and released), 1 Sailfish, 1 Black Marlin, 43 Spearfish (26 weighed in and 17 tagged and released), and 37 Striped Marlin (13 weighed in and 24 tagged and released).

Of the 35 Blue Marlin caught on charters out of Kona this month, 7 fish weighed over 500 lbs and the largest Blue Marlin weighed in during April weighed 609.5 lbs.  In addition to the great fishing for blue marlin, striped marlin and spearfish, anglers also caught 33 yellowfin tuna; the largest weighing over 200 lbs. Read more

Hawaii Fishing Gets Hotter in March * Kona Produces Another Grander and Spearfish Continue to Show up in Good Numbers

Hawaii Fishing Report for Kona – March 2011

Fishing in March continued to reward anglers fishing out of Kona with good numbers of Blue Marlin and Spearfish.  Kona continued to demonstrate that it is the best place in the world to test your luck at catching a 1,000 lb blue marlin.  According to the Charter Desk, the three largest fish weighed in by the charter fleet tipped scales at 1,062 lbs, 978.5 lbs and 821lbs respectively.  In total, anglers weighed 16 blue marlin and tagged another 29 blue marlin during the month of March.  Read more

Hawaii Fishing in February Proves Productive for Blue Marlin Once Again-Shortbilled Spearfish Showing up in Good Numbers

Hawaii Fishing Report for Kona – February 2011

February once again proved to be a good month for anglers fishing out of Kona Hawaii. While the previous two months both produced blue marlin over 1,000 lbs, the top three blue marlin weighed in tipped the scales at 907 lbs, 658 lbs and 654 lbs respectively. In total 29 blue marlin were weighed in and another 30 blue marlin were tagged by charter boats running out of Kona Hawaii.

The spring months prove to be the best for short billed spearfish here in Hawaii, and February kicked things off with 69 spearfish being caught or tagged out of Kona according to the Charter Desk.  In addition to the blue marlin and spearfish caught this month, Kona charter boat captains also produced 7 ahi tuna, 1 sailfish and 106 striped marlin for their clients. Read more

Recent Fishing Better than Average

Despite a lack of trade winds and less than favorable currents, the crew of the Humdinger managed to tag and release two blue marlin, three striped marlin, and also catch one ahi tuna and a nice mahi mahi for a client on a recent six day charter.

Don’t forget, Kona hosts a number of fishing tournaments here in Hawaii each year.  Check out the complete schedule of Hawaii Fishing Tournaments out of Kona on our website or visit the Kona Tournaments web page or the Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament web page for more details. Read more

January Kicks off Hot Fishing in Kona Hawaii

Hawaii Fishing Report for Kona – January 2011

Hawaii Fishing Report for Kona – January 2011

January proved to be a hot month for blue marlin fishing in Kona Hawaii once again.  According to the Charter Desk, a total of 56 Blue Marlin were caught off the big island near Kona during the month with 34 fish being tagged.  The three largest fish weighed were 917 lbs., 606 lbs. and 604 lbs.  In addition to a decent blue marlin bite, 50 Shortbilled Spearfish were caught with 14 being tagged, 22 Striped Marlin were caught with 11 being tagged and 23 Yellowfin Tuna (Ahi) were also reported.

Don’t forget, Kona hosts a number of fishing tournaments  in Hawaii each year.  Check out the complete schedule of Hawaii Fishing Tournaments out of Kona on our website or visit the Kona Tournaments web page or the Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament web page for more details. Read more

December Rounds Out Good Fishing in Hawaii in 2010

Hawaii Fishing Report for Kona – December 2010

December proved to be a strong month for fishing in Kona Hawaii.  Seven blue marlin were weighed and one was tagged according to the Charter Desk.  The largest blue marlin weighed in Kona was 1,011 lbs, followed by a 502.5 lb. blue marlin and a 490.5 lb blue marlin.  In addition to the blue marlin, 16 yellow fin tuna were weighed in along with 15 short billed spearfish and one striped marlin.

Don’t forget, Kona hosts a number of fishing tournaments here in Hawaii each year.  Check out the complete schedule of Hawaii Fishing Tournaments out of Kona on our website or visit the Kona Tournaments web page or the Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament web page for more details. Read more