Yesterday, we landed two huge Wahoo 45 and 42 lbs. That was within 10 minutes of beginning the charter. As we always say, there is no run to the fishing grounds in Kona. We then trolled down to a ledge where I wanted to catch some live bait…and on the troll, we had a small Blue Marlin hit the long rigger and them come off.
After catching a live bait (this was about a 10 lb Skipjack Tuna), I bridled him up and dropped him behind the boat and we began a slow troll for a Blue Marlin. Due to the size of the live baited tuna, I knew it might attract a very big Blue Marlin..and boy, did it ever. Within 20 minutes the rubber band can ripped out of the clip and the fight was on. This fish first began jumping and all we could see was white water. After backing down on the fish and gaining some valuable line, the fish again came out on the water and this time we got a great view of the size of this fish…estimated at 700 lbs. After another 10 minutes, it came out the the water again and threw the hook back at us. Another fish story..