Kona Fishing Report – May 2018

Kona Fishing Report
Published on May 21, 2018

Summer has arrived and the fishing in Kona is red hot!! Over the past few weeks, good numbers of Blue Marlin, Shortbilled Spearfish and Ono have been caught. Since January 1st, 55 Blue Marlin over 500 pounds have been reported by the fleet. June through September is the peak season for fishing in Kona. During this period, expect to catch Blue Marlin, Ahi Tuna, Shortbilled Spearfish, Ono and the occasional MahiMahi.

Volcano Update

The media has sensationalized the recent eruptions of the volcano in the Puna area, which is over 100 miles away from Kona. While these events are certainly tragic for those impacted, and our hearts go out to all those affected by these recent events, the active lava eruptions you see in the media are happening on the exact opposite side of the island over 100 miles away from the hotels and resorts along the coast from Kona north up to Waikoloa and are impacting an area roughly 22 square miles in area. All airports in Hawaii are operating normally and there are no travel disruptions in the Kona or Waikoloa areas. These eruptions are, however, creating some really great deals on airfares and hotels, so search online for some bargain airfare and hotel rooms and head out to Kona to take advantage of the great fishing going on now.


Book for your fishing charter early as these next few months will be some of our busiest times. Visit our website at https://www.HumdingerSportfishing.com to check our current availability and book online for our lowest available rates. We hope to see you in Kona this Summer.

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