Nate brought along his two daughter along who are 8 and 10 years old. They have fished with us in the past and the girls are super troopers so everybody was excited to head out. We started of with catching the two girls a big ono each!!! They were both so good on the rod and cranked the fish in on their own. We then got Nate in the chair on a very nice spearfish which he landed! Great day.
Matt and his wife Heather came with us for a full day. We wanted to target Wahoo and marlin. We spent most of our day looking for life. We knew there was fish in the area but couldn’t get a hook up until finally we had a big strike from a 40lb Wahoo! Matt did a great job landing his fish staying tight on the rod! He really wants to get his marlin to mount on the wall so he will be coming back with us in a few days to try again!! We had no other bites for the rest of the day which was hard for us because we were seeing a lot of fish but couldn’t get a Blue Marlin strike! So we will try again and hopefully we get lucky!
Billy and Tina Flowers from Miami came back to fish with us this weekend for the Kona Kick Off tournament. We had a ton of fun together fishing before. Thet knew exactly what the day would be like and they were ready! Towards the end of our day we had a small marlin all over the lure but have no real attempt at eating it…. we stayed in the area and a few minutes later we took a huge strike from a large ahi! Billy did a great job transferring the reel to the chair and getting clipped in on his own! It was a very hard 40 min battle! But Billy was able to land his fish in the boat weighing in at 142lbs!! We ended up taking largest ahi of the tourney with his fish! The next day we tagged a marlin! Awesome weekend!!
Patty and Jeannie from California joined us for 4 hrs in the morning. These two ladies wanted to pick up a new hobby and they thought fishing would be perfect since they were in Kona! They have been fishing often back home now and a Blue Marlin was on Patty’s bucket list! It took us 3 hrs to find her fish. We marked it below the boat then it shot up and drilled a lure! Patty was off to the races and did a seriously bad ass job angling her fish! We coached her thrrough it and she was able to land her fish on her own. It was a dream come true for the ladies to land their fish!
Billy and his wife Tina are from Miami and spend much of their time at home fishing on their beautiful boat! They have experience in offshore big game fishing and were looking to come out and have fun on the water! We headed far south to find new fishing grounds. It took a little while to get to our area but when we did it was loaded with life! We had a marlin whack a lure and not get hooked so we immediately threw out a pitch bait on very light tackle. Marlin popped up and swallowed our bait! Tina did an incredible job angling her fish on a Penn 16 loaded with 80 lb braid and 90 lb leader!!
After a 20 min struggle, we grabbed leader and released Tina’s fish! It put on many insane jumps and caught so hard on that type of tackle but Tina did great! We had a couple more bites from blue marlin later in the day, but couldn’t get hooked. Bill and Tina will be joining us this weekend in a big tournament. Can’t wait to get out there again with bill and Tina!