Josh Cho from New York City came out with his family to try their luck.. we were unsuccessful for the most part of the day the fish weren’t cooperating. But we stuck it out and we’re lucky enough to boat a really nice Ono! To catch an Ono this time of year in deep water is very rare so it was a surprising catch!

Fish showing up in good numbers

Grant and his sister Ilsa from PA came out with their parents to do a little fishing over the holidays. We ended up finding a school of dolphin early on in our day. On our first pass threw we had a double ahi but unfortunately we lost them both.

Grant did manage to catch a very nice spearfish on some very light tackle! After boating that fish we somehow lost another large tuna!! That’s fishing I guess.. as time was winding down the unthinkable happens…. Ilsa hooked a 62lbs Sailfish and again on very tackle!! The Sailfish in Hawaii is the a rare catch.  This is truly an amazing catch!

big island fishing charters

Nice morning action on live bait!

Jane Doe, Troy Schott,  Scott Carcary, and Kara Demiro from Montana and Arizona came out with us on a full day of fun! I explained to them in the morning that fishing has been very tough for the fleet but I assured them to hang on and be patient.  That I have a few tricks up my sleeve.

Thankfully the bait was cooperating with us on the and we caught some nice opelu (small makerel) to us as live bait.   We put these in our live well and went to a part of the island we hardly ever fish because that was the only place that had good current!

We caught some great bottom fish for everybody which made it a very exciting day! Everybody was able to fight some fish and have a blast doing it!

bottom fish in Kona

Return Randy

Had one of my good return guys come back out fishing with me for 6hrs.. Randy lives on Oahu and is here to see the family. We started off by catching a few skip jack before the dolphins showed up and ended our party.. I went in close to shore to drop some baits to the bottom.. we ended up catching a 15 lb snapper and a 30 lbs giant trevally!

Kona Amberjack