June 2015 Fishing Mahi Mahi and Wahoo ReportKona Fishing Report
It’s has been a pretty incredible year so far here in Kona, at the very least, well above average for both the numbers of marlin caught and the overall size of the fish. As we mentioned in our previous Fishing Report, there have been three Granders (Marlin over 1,000 pounds) caught this year in Hawaii, two of which were caught in Kona. Since January, we have seen a few other big fish fall just short of the Grander mark and a good number of fish over 500 pounds tagged and released. In the first week of June 2015, Kona charter boats produced over 50 blue marlin, with the three largest fish weighing in at 739 lbs, 685 lbs. and 673 lbs. Many boats are reporting multiple catches of blue marlin per day and we are continuing see a good mixed bag of species including Yellowfin Tuna, Striped Marlin, Shortbilled Spearfish, Mahi Mahi (Dorado) and Ono (Wahoo).
On Tuesday June 9th, there was a good school of tuna hanging around and just about every boat out caught at least one Yellowfin Tuna in the 100-200 pound range and several boats reported multiple hookups. In addition to the great tuna fishing in Kona right now, we are seeing a lot of juvenile blue marlin and Shortbilled spearfish which has provided consistent action and multiple hookups just about each day on our charters. On a half day fishing charter this past Wednesday we went 1 for 2 tagging a small blue marlin and losing another fish about 300 pounds after a short fight and good series of jumps. Additionally, we saw six blue marlin caught by other charter boats fishing in the same vicinity near us that day with one of the boats going 4 for 7 on Blue Marlin. Other boats in the area weighed a fish over 500 pounds and released another over 600 pounds.
And to top it off, all of this great action happened on the back side of the moon and it’s not even the 15th of June, which means we have another 3 ½ months prime time fishing here is Kona. So if you are considering a charter in the next few months, be sure and book early, because the best boats fill up quickly for the summer season. If you are interested in booking a ½ day, ¾ day or full day fishing charter, we have a special offer available if you book online. Just search the calendar below for availability on the days you want to fish and you can reserve your Kona Fishing Charter right on our website.
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