Warren Kimmel, Lynn Cubela, Ricardo Barba, and Gustavo Loya from El Paso Texas are in kona for a few days and came out to fish for 4 hrs. As I explained them in the morning 4 hrs can be a challenge to produce fish if it had been slow out there but I assured them they were in good hands and we would h we offshore to look for life.
We began our morning by missing a spearfish up north. Nobody was around us so I decided to fish that area since we didn’t have that much time. Not to long after we took a double strike from two marlin! One about 500 and the other 250. The big one jumped and came off but we still had the other on. We fought that fish on very light tackle. Warren battled his fish with a bad back for 45 min in stand up gear on very light tackle. This is a huge accomplishment. After realeasing that fish it wasn’t 5 min we took a double Mahi strike! These Mahi were over 30lbs. Great day
Jake Seabolt and Tracey Adams came down from Alaska to join us for a full day fishing trip. They came down yesterday to the boat while we were cleaning it to touch base and say hello.. I could tell within a few minutes we were gonna have a good day together!
We began our day with our catching some live bait called “opelu”. Then we took these live bait to a spot where tuna had been biting and put a live bait out on light tackle. It took a while for the fish to show up but when they did, we were lucky enough to catch a 25 and 40 lb tuna!!! On our light tackle those fish made it very tough for our anglers.
On our way back home, we were trolling looking for something bigger. As we got to the area I wanted to fish, we got a 150 lb blue marlin jumping behind our boat. Tracey jumped in the chair and defeated that beast in 15 min. This fish was in great condition so we let her go to fight another day!
Scott Bryan from New Hampshire came out with his family for a 6 hr trip.
Our day started off great! On our way to catching live bait we got held up by a 180 lb blue marlin which struck of our lures. Scott jumped into the fighting chair and battled this fish to the boat. The fish put up a big fight with some crazy jumps right by the boat!!!
Congrats to the Bryan family!
Randy B. is a long time return client that lives in Oahu. Randy owns an awesome bar in Waikiki. We bait fished all morning with absolute no luck!…. we were fishing for tuna, Ono and Mahi and couldn’t get anybody to bite. I even dropped baits to the bottom and no takers.
So I headed off shore to look for some better life and it wasn’t 15 min after we got the lures out, we took a big strike again on the lure closest to the boat! We were in some heavy waters and it made fighting the fish very difficult for Randy but he did a great job and 30 minutes later, we boated a 300 lbs Blue Marlin! It was the first marlin he has caught and it is a big one!
Daryl and Tracy Sapergia a from British Columbia came fishing with us on a full day of fun.
We began our day like most days by starting off catching life baits for the day. After catching these live bait, we trolled until we found the school of dolphin which also mark the giant yellowfin tuna. We began to fish with our live baits for Ahi….but no luck today. . After a few hours with no bite it was about to time to start heading home.
We ended up taking a huge bite out of a big blue marlin. Daryl began to battle his fish for the next 25 min!! After many jumps and a crazy fight he landed his blue marlin weighing in at 500 lbs!!! The fish was in great condition so we decided to release her!! That is the second giant Marlin for us in January!