Today, we had a group of people who live in Hilo join us for some fun. We started off with couple big mahi at a bouy, then moved offshore further to another fad and caught a 12 point yellow fin. Towards the end of our trip we took a mahi strike on the biggest lure out there and he had a few friends with him.. so we tossed some baits out and picked up and extra 3! We were out of time when the fish left so we called it a day!
Mike and his son from Vermont came with us for a full day. They have fished in Maui and have had good luck so they understood the nuances of big game fishing. We spent all day looking for some action but it was a really slow day. Then we found a school of dolphin which sometimes run with the ahi tuna. As luck has it, we hooked up and the boys had to take turns fishing their fish . We managed to land the fish after a crazy 35 min battle! They will be back with us on a few days to try their luck again!
We had Jeff and his wife out doing some light tackle tuna fishing. We had a successful morning with a handful of tunas great eating tuna. Each fish put out a good fight and made everybody work hard for their dinners!
We had Robert Hill and his friends and family come along for a full day adventure. They are from North Pole AK. We had great luck together. Started off the day with a 40lb tuna for Robert on light tackle and a big tuna like that was a dream fish for him so we were happy! The rest of the day we looked for life and got lucky catching a nice striped marlin and at the end we tagged a Blue Marlin! Excellent day!
Ken along with his friends and family from Canada joined us for a full day fishing. We had kids aboard and luckily the bait was biting good so we let them bring a ton into the boat. Kids had great fun just catching the bait!
We went far and wide looking for mahi and smaller tunas but no luck. We did however have a 500 lb marlin bite the line that Ken was strapped to for 12-15 min before pulling the hooks! So we kept trying and got very lucky to land a 60lb and 10lb using our live bait and light tackle. We had a great time and will be seeing them in the next few weeks to try again!