Allie is from Florida and spends tons of her time fishing for all the fish they have down there! We hooked into a spearfish and she did a great job angling. Having her background in fishing it wasn’t that huge of a fight for her but still was exciting to catch and she took it home for dinner!
Jarod and Chelsea from Colorado joined us for a 6hr trip. We headed out looking to have a fun day. They were very low maintenance and were just enjoying being on the water. We were about two hours into our trip and got our first strike from a nice Blue Marlin. Chelsea was first up to bat and jumped in the chair to begin fighting her fish. The fish put on many jumps and jumped towards the boat and Chelsea did a great job keeping the line tight. After about a 20 minute battle we were able to get her fish along side the boat where it was released to fight another day.
A couple more hours into our trip we took another nice strike for a Blue Marlin. Jarod went next and was able to fight his fish for a few minutes before jumping off the hook. All in all another great day with great people.
Brandon and his wife Trish Bolton from Pennsylvania came out with us for a half day charter. They have been following us on our blogs for a long time now and were eager to have their shot at some nice fish. It wasn’t more than 35 minutes before we hooked into our first spearfish! Brandon launched into the chair to fight his fish and did a great job angling all day! Brandon went on to catch 2 more Spearfish, making it 3 for the day! Already a magical half day charter. But there was more to come!
On the way back toward the harbor, we were greeted by an angry Blue Marlin! We run 5 lines while trolling and this hungry Blue Marlin hit 4 different lures…and failed to hook up. However, when it hit the 5 lure, the hook stuck and we were off to the races, Brandon did an excellent job on the rod staying tight on all his fish even when this Blue would charge the boat. It was a hard 20 min fight but we brought the fish along side the boat and put a tag in it! We successfully tagged and release all our fish today which made for an incredible half day with Brandon and Trish.
We had Mario and his wife from Austria for a 6 hour charter. We hooked into a nice marlin early off in the morning but after about a ten minute battle, it threw the hook. Not long after we hooked into a bigger marlin weighing about 350 lbs. Mario battled his fish for about 25 min before we got it to leader. This fish put up a huge fight with white water everywhere as danced all over the water. Mario came all this way to Hawaii to catch a marlin, so it was very rewarding being able catch this fish and then release it to fight another day. Congratulations!
Robert Haan came out with his father Scott and two of his sisters. They came down from Alaska to have a good time. We took our first strike on the tide change in the morning. Robert jumped in the chair to battle his monster! He did an excellent job fighting his fish! The marlin put on many jumps and fought very hard. He managed to land his fish in about 30 minutes weighing in close to 300 lbs! A few minutes later we get hooked into another marlin but it eventually jumped off the hook! All in all great day