With Henry “Butch” Chee Jr. on the wire, and Captain Jeff Fay at the Wheel, the crew of the Humdinger tags a small blue marlin during a recent fishing charter in Kona Hawaii. Even a small blue marlin can put up a good fight and a great show! This little blue stayed down during the fight, but put on a good show on the wire before being tagged and released.
Fishing Trip Reviews
An absolutely wonderful excursion! There were 3 of us that booked a 4 hour charter on the Humdinger. One in our group had deep sea fishing on her bucket list and she is thrilled that Captain Jeff and his son Brett were the ones to see it through! At first it looked like it would just be a 4 hour boat ride but we were still having a great time. We got to visit with Brett and talked about everything from fishing to places for great local plate lunches. Brett is a very polite, professional and friendly young man. And if you get a hit you can watch him fly into action, an impressive sight! On the way back our bucket list friend got a hit and reeled in a 30 plus pound short nosed spearfish – a blast for all of us!! After tons of pictures Brett filleted the fish, packed it in bags and put it on ice for us. Fortunately, we were staying in a condo so we could enjoy the catch. We had it grilled, pan sautéed, lightly breaded in pano, etc. Definitely ate more fish in two weeks than we usually do in a year! We also shared some with a friend that lives on the island. Captain Jeff is a very pleasant and knowledgeable man but we didn’t get to visit much with him during the charter because he was upstairs piloting the boat. Before we left the mainland we called several charters for information and pricing. Having never gone deep sea fishing we were clueless about everything and had tons of questions. Captain Jeff very patiently answered and re-answered all of our questions. He was also the best priced charter of the ones we called. We highly recommend the Humdinger and it’s awesome father/son team to anyone looking for a great experience deep sea fishing!
chastikea Kailua-Kona, Hawaii Visited May 2016
My husband and I went deep sea fishing while in Hawaii last and went with Humdinger. They had a great set up and really knew what they were doing. The owner and his son were friendly and patient. My husband was thrilled to catch a short billed spearfish.
Tracy M Colorado Springs Visited April 2016
My 13 year one son and I spent a half day trip with Jeff and Brett on Humdinger. First time deep sea fishing for us and though the fishing was slow, we really had a nice time. Fishing is not always catching, but the guys worked hard and in the end we landed a nice Mahi Mahi. Would certainly come back again. Thanks guys!
Strany06 Oregon March 2016
My friend and I had the privilege of going out on the Humdinger Sportfishing boat. It was the best fishing experiencing that I have ever had in my life. The crew was excellent by making sure that we had a great experience while we were on the Humdinger Sportfishing boat. My friend and I both caught 40 pound fish during the time that we were on the Humidinger Sportfishing boat, great day.
Riley S Frisco February 2016
This was our first Blue Marlin fishing trip and so glad we booked with Humdinger Sportfishing! Captain Jeff and Brett were fantastic and worked hard to help ensure we had a great trip! We will definitely book another trip with them the next time we return to Kona!
JennyKeeland Park City, Montana November 2015