Kona, Hawaii, has long been one of the world’s most storied marlin fishing destinations. Marlin Magazine joins Capt. Chris Donato and Joe Byrum aboard Benchmark, a beautifully restored 37-foot Merritt, as they chase blues and other pelagic species in the flat-calm waters off Kona.
Congrats to our decky, photographer & general man of leisure @jayblesphoto for getting the cover shot this month with one of our summer time blues we got on the benchmark. Nice work buddy, well deserved. Counting down the days till next summer and more cover shots 😉 . #kona #hawaii #bluemarlin #benchmark @pelagicgear #pelagicworldwide @fire_tailz @seamount_fishing
The kona Fishing is great, flights are cheap on Hawaiian airlines and the prime months are filling up. Check us out grandermarlin.com to get in on this bite, won’t be long before a grander is weighed by the fleet, it could be you.📸 @jayblesphoto #bluemarlin #kona #hawaii #benchmark #fishing#biggamefishing @pelagicgear #pelagichawaii