One fish away from a “Kona slam”, 0-2 on Blue Marlin 1-1 on stripe marlin 2-3 on shortbill spearfish. Pulled hooks on a monster Blue in the AM and picked away at other billed creatures through the day, just couldn’t close the deal with the blues. Oh well still not a bad day on the rip. Looking better out there, bck on it again tmrw. #benchmark #kona#hawaii
This last Full moon in Kona produced some big fish. In the three days of March 29, 30, 31st there were at least 11 caught over 450 with 2 of them a lil over 700lbs. This is a good sign of things to come for this Summer and upcoming full moons. We also have a new moon approaching on April 15th and those days after that could produce big bites. Get down here !
March has been a terrific month for XL marlin, 4 Blue Marlin releases already in the 319 KG range and almost everyone is getting shots at 228 kg sized Blues. Things seem to be on schedule for a great Spring and Summer.
The Ahi have started showing up slowly and boats putting in the time and targeting them are being rewarded. The spring Wahoo has showed up, which should get better as we head to summer. The spearfish have yet to make a strong showing but this will change. May and June will bring better fishing with multiple bites a day from Blue Marlin, catching large Yellowfin Tuna on the troll will also increase.
March Fishing has started off with some good bites from solid Blues and a wave of spearfish. Couple highlights from the first week and a 4 day run of trips we just finished up. Going 4 for 6 on Short Bill Spearfish, 1 for 3 on Blue Marlin with a 550 lb blue release and 1 for 1 on striped marlin. As the month continues Fishing should stay steady through the spring and get even better in our summer months. A few Days are open so give us a shout.
A little Mahi for the grill today & thank you to our charter from Alaska for bringing on board some amazing smoked wild salmon dip.
Winter fishing is here, the smaller bait has moved in on the ledges while the AKU ( skipjack tuna) have moved out. Blue Marlin action is still consistent with most boats getting one bite every full day and on average 2 fish over 200 KG have been caught for the fleet each week. Not much to say for the striped marlin, spearfish or Ahi bite as they have yet to make a strong appearance. Dolphin fish have been found on floaters out wide, but not on the troll. As we head into April and May the spearfish should show up thick, with larger Blue Marlin arriving. History shows those months to produce the largest of the Marlin ever caught here.