October 2, 2016 – The Big Island, Hawaii. After a few weeks of the waning moon and some inconsistent Tradewinds, the fishing has started to pick up again. Recent strong Trade Winds have pushed some good schools of bait fish into the area, and the water temperatures remain in the low-to-mid 80s. All of this, combined with the next few weeks of a building Moon, could set up continued excellent fishing here in Kona.
The past few weeks have been a bit slower than the first part of September when multiple bites were more the norrm than the exception. On Saturday, the new moon, we caught a shortbilled spearfish on a 3/4 day charter and on Sunday we tagged a small blue marlin right out of the gate. There are still some really good blue marlin showing up here and there as well, with several in the 600-900 pound class being tagged and released recently.
In addition to the blue marlin and spearfish, we are still seeing an occasional Ono (Wahoo) here and there as well as a few Mahi Mahi moving in as well. The lingering affects of the Super El Nino are keeping the water warmer than usual, and that means an extended fishing season here in Kona.
If you plan on visiting the Big Island this Fall or Winter, be sure to book your Kona Fishing Charter soon. Our $399 specials are in effect through November 15th, and you will always get our lowest published rates by booking right on our website. Visit https://www.humdingersportfishing.com to check availability and book online.
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Fishing Trip Reviews
Captain Jeff and Brett were great! We are seasoned anglers and can tell a top notch operation when we see it and they for sure are! We were able to hook up 2 marlins during our trip and it was just a great experience. We will be back again and for sure will be booking another trip with the humdinger crew!
Christa M, Visited September 2016
I had not been offshore fishing in decades and Captain Jeff made me feel so at ease and all that was before I caught a 300 lb marlin. It just got better after that. I cannot suggest a better day.
Phillip D, Visited July 2016
First time deep=sea fishing and hooked a 150 lb yellow fin tuna! It was a struggle but with the help and encouragement from Capt Brett and first mate Ryan I was able to land the tuna that was as big as me! Only thing I would change would be not to get seasick after all that exertion. Next time I will stay hydrated and let my Dad do more of the work reeling in the big fish. Jack G
thegman1975 Rochester, New York Visited July 2016