Fishing Catch Report February 20, 2016 – Kona, Hawaii – The fishing has been up and down lately, but seems to be picking up a bit on the building side of the moon. Earlier this week we tagged and released nice Blue Marlin about 400 lbs. on a half day fishing charter. The day before that we tagged and released a pair of Striped Marlin we caught on a double header with one of the fish going about 40 lbs. and the second fish going about 60 lbs. That same day we missed a Shortbilled Spearfish that came up in the spread, but we were never able to connect. Elsewhere, a few other boats were also seeing some good action with one tagging and releasing a nice Blue Marlin they estimated to be about 700 Lbs. and another boat in the area tagged 3 for 4 Marlin on the same trip.
As we wind up February and look forward to March, expect the Shortbilled Spearfish to show up in good numbers. We have been having very good luck the past month catching this prized and rarest of all billfish species. Typically, the month of March is the height of their migration through the Hawaiian Islands and anglers from around the world come to Kona this time of year to target this rare Billfish. Over the next few months, we should also start to see more and more Ono (Wahoo) showing up with the Full Moon in May usually signalling the peak time for targeting this great eating fish.
If you are planning on heading to Kona in the next few months, be sure to book your fishing charters early, especially the popular summer months. If you are interested in Fishing a Tournament this year in Kona, check all the dates for the major events on our Tournaments Page and confirm your reservations early. You can check our available for any fishing charter and book your charters right on our website or Facebook page for our lowest rates. We hope to see you on Kona this year.
Capt. Jeff Fay
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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
Had the chance to book a Kona fishing charter on our trip to the big island and was fortunate to find a half day charter on the Humdinger on short notice. Having done a lot of deep sea fishing on party boats, I wasnt sure what to expect on a private charter. We never fished far from shore, maybe a mile or two at the most. We caught a small blue marlin and a rare speafish and missed a mystery bite. All in all it was a great day and the crew was fantastic. I would highly recommend them.
ShortBait1966, Visited June 2016