Ralph Williams from Dallas Texas came with us on a 6 hr fishing trip with his family. He told us in the morning it is on his bucket list to catch a marlin! So we took off in hopes of finding him his fish.
It wasn’t long into the morning before we found our first strike! It was from a blue marlin so we were excited. The fish peeled off some line then shook his head and the hooks fell out.
We kept fishing in the same area because it looked like it was holding life pretty good. Towards the end of our trip we saw a Marlin jump next to the boat! About 5 seconds later it slammed the short corner lure which is the one closest to the boat!!! Ralph jumped into the chair and began his fight! He did a great job staying tight to the fish which allowed us to get the fish to the boat. The fish was in great condition so we decided to release his fish! Ralph was incredibly happy to fill out something on his bucket list!
Brad Aitken from Philadelphia fished with us a few days ago with his family for a full day. That day we had a large tuna miss the lure, had a marlin take bunch of line but didn’t get hooked and had a 400 lb marlin fight for a minute before jumped off.. At the end of the day he asked us to go back out because he really wanted to get a big fish!
Today began off early with a strike from a decent sized blue marlin. It ate the lure a few times before getting hooked! It took a bunch of line off then jumped and threw the hook out.
Later in the morning we we fishing down south and found some floating debris covered with mahi-mahi ranging from 5-12lbs… after catching about 10 of them Brad asked us to go back fishing for something big. And that’s what we did! We stuck around the floater because it had so much life around it. About 30 min later we raised a fish well over 600lbs! It was all over the lure trying to eat it but wasn’t it the mood… it soon faded away not giving us another chance. On our way home we had another marlin come to closest lure to the boat and it just sat behind it not trying to eat at all… the fish were in a weird mood but Brad is hoping to come back soon and try again!
Brett Horiuchi from North Carolina came out fishing with his wife on a full day of fun.. Not much to this story today because we got very lucky right away! Not more than 10 min after putting the lures into the water, we take a big strike from an angry Marlin! Brett jumped in the chair and started to battle his fish
The marlin put on a big show of non stop jumps! With all these jumps it is easy to loose your fish but Brett stay on it and stay tight to the fish! He did a great job doing that. It was only about 15 min later we got his fish boat side. We put a tag in the fish and sent it on its way to live another day!
Congratulations to Brett on his first Pacific
Mark Bochnowski from west Texas came aboard with his good friend on a an afternoon half day trip. In the morning we lost a big tuna and had a marlin on the line for a little before it jumped off.. so when we picked up Mark we were excited to get back out!
It was long before we got our first strike! Mark jumped in the chair and began his battle. We had a big spearfish hooked up! The fish went on a massive run and was displaying some good jumps! Mark landed his spearfish to break his streak!! He has been to Cabo twice fished Florida and Hawaii without a single fish!!! So it was an amazing feeling being able to get him his first pelagic fish!!
Paul Fregosi from San Francisco came fishing with his family on a afternoon half day trip. They have had succes in the past here in kona fishing by boating a 140 lb ahi the last time they went fishing..
We starting fishing in the same area we have seen life all day. We missed a spearfish first thing when we started. Wasn’t long after that we get a spearfish stuck on the line. Paul jumped in the chair and successfully landed his fish! Everybody is very happy because they have fish to take home and eat!