An angler tags and releases her first blue marlin on a half day fishing charter in Kona Hawaii on board the Humdinger. Captain Jeff Fay and deck hand Henry “Butch” Chee Jr. work together as a team to bring the big blue marlin to the leader and successfully tag and release the anglers first blue marlin.


Angler Tags and Releases Her First Blue Marlin

Fishing Trip Reviews

fishing charter reviews by Thomas MMy two sons and I booked a charter in June with Captain Jeff and Brett. We got to the dock, they were ready to go, We started fishing almost immediately. My sons let me go first so when we hooked up with a marlin I got to reel him in. Really awesome. Unfortunately that was the only fish we hooked. No lack of trying though by captain and crew. Brett was nice and made us fell comfortable on his boat. I am not a expert deep see fisherman but when we hooked up, you could tell Jeff and son Brett knew exactly what to do and when to do it. We had a good time, I would recommend these guys.

Thomas M, Visited June 2016

Fishing Review by Carlton K Realized it with a really nice Blue Marlin.The crew worked really hard on a couple of days were the fish were not. Itting so well. Kona is a beautiful place. It is also an excellent place to fish for Blues.

Carlton K Austin Visited June 2016

Fishing Review by CGR3 New Orleans LouisianaWe fished the last 2 days with Capt. Jeff and Brett Fay on the Humdinger, a classic Rybovich sportfish with an amazing history. We competed in the Rock n’ Reel Classic, the first Kona tournament of the 2016 schedule. Our first day my daughter caught not one but two shortbill spearfish, a rare species that seasoned fishermen spend their lives trying to catch. Simply amazing. On day two we caught two blue marlin, thus winning the second day’s competition and placing us second overall in the tournament. Great fun!!! The equipment on the boat is first rate and well maintained. The crew is top- notch as well. We got 4 billfish strikes and caught all 4 due to the experience of Jeff and Brett. Not one mis-step, which is critical when fishing these great fish. If you want your best chance of catching your target species here on Kona, the Humdinger can’t be beat!!!

CGR3 New Orleans, Louisiana Visited June 2016

fishing charter reviews by Julious D HoustonOn my last trip to Kona, Capt Jeff put me on my first blue marlin, a 300 lb fish we caught on live bait. On my recent return to Kona, I had the pleasure to fish Jeff again, and this time his son Brett who now is co-captain and crew. The crew didn’t disappoint. We caught a nice spearfish, and went 1-2 on blue marlin on a 3/4 fishing charter and it all happened within sight of the shoreline. Great trip guys!! Thanks again. See you on our next visit.

Julious D Houston, Texas Visited June 2016

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