New amilan top shots, new splices, getting ready for bear. Lots of quality fish off Kona right now, get ready. We marked something very big yesterday on our 1/2 day holo holo trip. got her to give us 2 shitty bites. Didn’t stick but any minute now….. couple days off then bck into it. Kona could weigh a good one soon 🤞 . #kona #hawaii #bluemarlin#benchmark @pelagicgear @fire_tailz @seamount_fishing
The Grander Marlin Blog
Caught a 600 today out of 2 bites and pulled hook on one that looked 800 on Monday. Big fish off Kona right now. I had a feeling this might happen this fall. If your chasing a record or after a big blue marlin, now would be a time to think about jumping on a plane. As of now it looks set to fire up. You can check our availability and book onlinewww.grandermarlin.com #kona #hawaii #bluemarlin #benchmark@pelagicgear #pelagicworldwide @seamount_fishing @fire_tailz @ Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
Hi everyone, Hurricane Lane is gone and was weathered without damage. Just a heads up that We are up and running and have spaces through the fall which is really good Marlin fishing. Book online @ www.grandermarlin.com. #kona #hawaii #benchmark #bluemarlin #fall@pelagicgear #pelagicworldwide @seamount_fishing #charlesperrybucketharness
Highlights of July Fishing on the Benchmark. Can’t wait for the Big Girls of September! It’s gonna be epic! Book now if you’re thinking of coming to Kona! Click Here to Book a Date!
Day 2 of the Big Island Marlin Tournament. slow fishing with just 3 tags for the fleet. We got lucky late in the afternoon and hooked a nice one. Looked every bit of 600 lbs. We had @viciouscyclefishing hammering on the fish in the @seamount_fishing harness and got her on leader pretty quick while she was still extremely green. She was stubborn and angry and Joe Had to dump the leader before a gaff shot was possible, then just before our second attempt we pulled hook 6 feet from the leader . I’ve said it once I’ll say it again, Marlin fishing ain’t fair. On a positive note we have seen a few decent fish and the tournaments still pretty open going into day three with us tied for second and the leading boat only one tag up. Just need some luck to seal the deal tmrw. #benchmark#kona #bluemarlin #biggamefishing @pelagicgear @seamount_fishing #morecushionforthepushin
Day one of the Big Island Marlin Tournament. Marlin fishing was slow but we lucked into this one late in the day. Since there has been no fish weighed she could have been worth some big $ but We looked at her for awhile boat side and damn she looked very close to the 400, we just felt she was just a tad short and despite having the girth of a much larger fish we still all agreed she would have been just a hair under the minimum weight so we made the tough but I believe right decision to put a tag in her and release & get on the points board with one tag for day 1. We are Hoping for her big sister tmrw. The Leading boat has 2 tags & there are 2 more days to go so it’s still open. Good luck everyone. ( that’s a snooter in the picture not a gaff ) congrats to Ken Geer catching his first Marlin, was a really great day getting to see @viciouscyclefishing and his dad get to enjoy kens first marlin together, what a cool moment #benchmark #kona #hawaii #bluemarlin@pelagicgear #pelagicworldwide @seamount_fishing #harness#morecushionforthepushin