Not a lot in terms of Marlin action for us yesterday but got this Ahi as bycatch while on the hunt. It was Good to get back out on the rip after a bunch of days off. Hopefully there’s a big girl out there for us soon🤞#benchmark #kona #hawaii #ahi #yellow #yellowfintuna @pelagicgear #pelagicworldwide #pelagichawaii @seamount_fishing @fire_tailz #dredgestrips
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1 for 2 on Blue Marlin and 1 for 2 on those Tuna fishes 🍣yesterday. We have today off but back at um after that. The currents look really good, hopefully this damn storm doesn’t mess everything up. Both our Marlin bites were really good aggressive ones, absolutely demolishing short corner & long corner baits. #benchmark #kona #hawaii #yellowfintuna#bluemarlin #sportfishing @pelagicgear #pelagicworldwide#pelagichawaii @fire_tailz #dredgestrips @seamount_fishing @ The Big Island of Hawaii
If your wondering why these tuna have been so hard to catch on lures the last few weeks. This is what they are eating. It’s crazy how many times you see them actively jumping and feeding right around the spread but they are just switched on to micro stuff.
3 for 4 on Blue Marlin yesterday. We finished up our trip with Bob and Cindy Dagenais going 5 for 10 on their 3 day trip with us. They left with big smiles and memory’s that will last a life time. #benchmark #kona #hawaii#bluemarlin #fishing #sportfishing @pelagicgear #pelagicworldwide@fire_tailz #dredgestrips@seamount_fishing………………………………………………………..📸 I got to press the button on a couple but was @jayblesphoto camera with all his setting,polarized lens etc so photo credit really goes to him. Photo 3 is all his golden finger work while he was also clearing lines. @ The Big Island of Hawaii
1 for 2 yesterday catching a 300 lb blue and jumping off one that looked probably like a 700 lb fish. The bigger one came unhooked after only a couple big jumps so was probably never really hooked. Always hurts a bit more when everyone onboard gets a good look at her. Oh Well the law of averages should work in our favor sooner or later on the big girls 😂. Despite jumping off the big one we are super happy for Cindy catching her first Blue Marlin and it was a good one! ( note to self gopros take average still pictures, time for me to get a camera and stop bogarting @jayblesphoto camera rig ) #benchmark #kona #hawaii#bluemarlin #bigbuggah #rats #fishing #biggamefishing @pelagicgear #pelagichawaii #pelagicworldwide @fire_tailz #dredgestrips @ Hawaii
JULY 2018 WRAP UP, well that was fun !! For the month of July we went 19 for 40 on blue marlin. We caught 5 fish over 400 lbs ( 750,650,640,550,450) a few 300’s and a bunch of rats to fill the gaps, we were rigged & hunting for big Julie so our Hook up to catch rate suffered on the smaller ones, but for me quality over quantity is how I prefer it. We We were stoked on that month of fishing and looking forward to much more to come as we head into what should be an epic autumn and Fall. Big thanks to my crew @jayblesphoto and the biggest thanks of all to all our charters. Without you guys we would be sitting at the dock, thanks for coming down and fishing with us. I really appreciate it and look forward to doing it again. Yeeeew that’s all for now.#benchmark #kona #hawaii #bluemarlin #july #summer #bigbootygirls@pelagicgear #pelagichawaii #pelagicworldwide @fire_tailz #dredgestrips @squidnati0n www.grandermarlin.com @ Grander Marlin Sportfishing