Our good friends from Michigan, Eric and Chase are back in Kona for a week and we have 3 Days together! Chase has been in contact with us for a very long time and ask about 6 months ago what days in February he could go! Long story short we have been looking forward for the boys to show up.
We explained to them we have been having a very hard time catching bait each day for about two weeks but today we were able to catch a handful. They understand how the ocean works, so we set out with good vibes and attitude. Since we had the bait, we immediately started to fish them. We lost a couple of tuna and a Wahoo but we did manage to catch the boys 4 very large Kawakawa which is a type of tuna! This was on light tackle, so a lot of fun. When we ran out of bait, we headed off shore for some trolling action. Chase as able to catch his very first marlin weighing in at 250 lbs! A few hours later Eric jumped in the chair on a fish well over 500lbs! We fought it for about 15 min before the hook pulled and fish got away.
Great day with the tuna and fighting two big Blue Marlin Congratulation on a great day and we have two more days ahead!
Blaine Turner came fishing with us on a full day adventure. On our way to catch bait we were lucky enough to hook into a big double Mahi and landed both. We then caught some live bait and put them into our live well. The live bait fishing had been very tough the past few weeks, but we gave it a try. We missed a couple of small tuna but didn’t manage any fish.
We then headed off shore to look for a big blue marlin. While trolling, another Captain gave us a call. He had found a big net with a lot of Mahi Mahi on it. Since we still had 10 live baits and we were able to catch a total of 8 Mahi Mahi on light tackle. Blaine was on the boat by himself today and was able to have a ton of action for one person. Great day on the water!
Mark and Richard from Minnesota are in town for a few weeks and came fishing for a full day of fun. In the morning we caught some live bait. Catching bait has been difficult the past few weeks, but today we caught a few today. We put them out on light tackle and both Richard and Mark both were able to land 25 lb tuna each! We also lost a couple of other tuna and mahi-mahi but it was a fun day. We got dinner and had a great morning.