By Charles Levine
Marlin Magazine online www.MarlinMag.com
While it might seem unfair to the mainland ports listed in this article to mention Kona, it would be even more unfair to leave it out. Located on the leeward side of the Big Island of Hawaii, Kona is home to one of the United States’ most prolific blue marlin bites. You can catch blue marlin every month of the year here, and the Kona boys seem to land at least one grander each season. Most of the tournaments take place in the summer months when the billfish bite with more regularity. As far as other species to contend with, you’ll find a seemingly never-ending supply of tuna, wahoo and mahimahi, not to mention striped marlin, shortbill spearfish and the occasional swordfish. Read the Whole story at Marlin Magazine Online.
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 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
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