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 well as a few large tuna and mahi mahi thrown in for good measure.
The trade winds have settled into their normal summertime pattern here in Kona, and the excellent fishing we all enjoyed this past winter and spring just keeps getting better. Anglers fishing during the first half of the month in Kona enjoyed some red hot fishing for Tuna, with as many as 20 tuna being weighed in one day with the largest tipping the scales at over 245 pounds. The marlin fishing in Kona has remained really good during June and will only get better in the coming months as we move into the peak summer fishing season during the months of July, August and September.
The crew of the Humdinger put a number of customers on notable catches this past month. The father daughter team John and Meaghan Bryan caught back-to-back blue marlin for Double-Header trip this month. Captain Jeff Fay also put customers on striped marlin, yellowfin tuna and even doubled up on a few nice mahi mahi on a single trip.
Check out some of the highlights from this months Kona fishing charters below.
Kona Fishing Report Video Highlights for June 2013
Meet the Captains
Owner and Operator, Captain Jeff Fay, has been fishing in Kona, Hawaii for giant blue marlin for over 40 years. In addition to his numerous decades of knowledge and experience he has collected in Kona, Captain Jeff has operated several sportfishing charter boats for owners worldwide.
Captain Jeff began his fishing career in Kona crewing for Terry Truman aboard the Kua Lua in 1966. Shortly thereafter he moved to the Malia where he crewed for West Vannetta. In 1975, he partnered with Captain Peter B. Wright and purchased the Humdinger, a 37′ Rybovich located in Tampa, Florida. After moving the boat from Florida, Captain Jeff and Peter chartered the Humdinger out of Kona until the mid 1980′s when Capt. Jeff bought out partner Peter B. Wright and then briefly partnered with globetrotting big game angler Jerry Dunaway. Shortly thereafter, Captain Jeff purchased Jerry’s remaining interest in the Humdinger and has been operating sportfishing charters on the Big Island of Hawaii in Kona from this classic Rybovich ever since.
Captain Jeff has enjoyed a rich and successful career in the big game sportfishing community. After capturing his first “Grander” in 1972, Captain Jeff has gone on to assist anglers on eleven marlin over 1,000 pounds worldwide. Additionally he has captained anglers to numerous world records, the two most recently in Kona when he captained Debra Dunaway to her last two world records to complete her bid to be the first angler in history, man or woman, to hold a world record for every species of billfish in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.
Captain Jeff is the only Four Time Winner of the prestigious Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament’s “Henry Chee Award” presented to the top-scoring Hawaii charter fishing captain in the tournament. He now shares his passion for big game sportfishing in Hawaii with his son Brett who now Co-Captains the Humdinger along side his father.
Co-Captain Brett Fay is a native of Hawaii; born on the Big Island and raised in Kona. Brett grew up fishing in Kona with his father, Captain Jeff Fay, on the 37’ Rybovich “Humdinger”. He enjoys surfing, hunting, and fishing and just about anything that involves being outdoors. At age five, Brett caught his first Blue Marlin, and has been “Hooked” ever since.
Brett literally grew up on the Humdinger, learning the trade of Big Game Sportfishing in Hawaii and boat handling from his father Captain Jeff and mentor, Captain Henry “Butch” Chee Jr. Brett received his U.S. Coast Guard Captain’s License at age 20 and began assisting his dad chartering guests on the Humdinger. Brett is an accomplished Captain and boat handler and works hard to share his passion for Hawaii, the Outdoors and Sportfishing in Kona with his guests and clients.