Kona Hawaii Fishing Report – March 4, 2015 – The fishing in Kona for Mahi Mahi and Spearfish continues to be very good right now and this past week we caught several nice short billed spearfish for clients and good numbers of large Mahi Mahi as well. Also typical for this time of year in Kona are good numbers of striped marklin and a few Ono or Wahoo are also showing up in advance of their late Spring migration through the Kona area. Check out the photos and video below from a few fishing charters this past week.
In addition to the smaller pelagic species being caught, there are still some really nice Blue Marlin hanging around. This past week we had a nice Blue Marlin (500 pound class) come up in the spread and knock a few baits around, but we couldn’t close deal and make it eat. A couple of smaller blue marlin were caught this week by others in the fleet, including one that was estimated at over 600 pounds that was caught while trolling through a porpoise school. There are some good schools of bait showing up, which is promising and will hopefully bring in the bigger fish and concentrate them for easier location. The weather along the Kona coast has been really nice this past week, with just a small swell from arctic storms coming down, but the overall conditions were good and the prospect remain so for the coming week. Call us and ask about our Winter Fishing Charter Specials. It’s a great time to fish, especially if you are looking to take a few Mahi Mahi filets home.
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
We took our first Deep Sea Fishing Trip. The Crew was very informative and made the trip enjoyable. We caught two different types of fish. Our four teenagers had a great time. I would recommend the Humdinger with Jeff and Brett on the boat for a wonderful experience.
heatherscholes68 Coalville, Utah Visited May 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
Our family of 6 spent a morning out with Jeff and Brett. Great crew! Although we didn’t have the best luck in the deep sea they made sure give us an extra hour of their time so that our kids could reel in a couple of fish each closer to shore. Great set up, great gear and we had an awesome time….. also saw dolphins and sharks. Thanks guys!
Paulbetrippin Vancouver, Canada February 2016