The fishing in Kona this last week has picked up quite a bit. Earlier in the week, we went 4 for 4 one day and 1 for 3 the next day, catching our charter’s younger son a few nice fish. His expression in the photos below pretty much says it all. In addition to a good bite happening on Mahi Mahi’s, the Shortnose Spearfish are still around in very good numbers, as well as reliable numbers of Striped Marlin. As is typical for January and early February, there always seems to be a few really big Blue marlin caught, and this past week was no exception. Jim Rizzuto’s 16 year old grandson, fishing on another charter boat, connected with his first Grander and after a brutal 30 minute battle, the fish succommed to the fight and could not be revived. Continue reading “February 25 2015 Fishing Report” »
Kona Hawaii Fishing Report – February 12, 2015 – The fishing right now is pretty good. Lately we have been seeing and people are catching Mahi Mahi, Spearfish, Striped Marlin and a few Blue Marlin as well. The Shortnose Spearfish is the rarest of all Billfish Species and are sought after by anglers targeting them on light tackle setups.
Most of the Spearfish being caught lately are about 20 to 45 lbs. Kona Hawaii is one of the best places in the world to fish for this species and we have many clients that wait all year for them to show up so they can fly out to catch one to complete their billfish grand slam.
There has also been and few nice yellowfin tunas and a couple of random big bigeye tunas being caught lately. While the fishing remains consistent to relatively good, there have not been as many boats out fishing lately. The weather has been very nice lately, but we do have some windy conditions forecasted for the next few days, but the seas are generally very calm here in Kona due to the protected waters from the mountain and the fact that we fish so close to shore. Continue reading “February 2015 Fishing Report” »
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 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 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
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. Continue reading “Kona Fishing Report March 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. Continue reading “Kona Fishing Report January 2013” »
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. Continue reading “Kona Fishing Report September 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. Continue reading “Kona Fishing Report August 2011” »