Kona Fishing Report April 2013

Kona Fishing Report
Published on Apr 26, 2013

Kona Fishing Report for April 2013

Kona, Hawaii – The fishing in Kona this Spring has continued to remain consistent and anglers have been with big fish.  The year started off with a couple of world records, a Grander and a number of blue marlin over 800 pounds.  Anglers fishing on the Humdinger have enjoyed good fishing this spring and have tagged and released several fish over 500 pounds.  We have even enjoyed a few half-day and 3/4 day charters with anglers catching and releasing multiple marlin in a single trip.

The late Winter and Spring weather patterns of fronts moving across the Hawaiian islands is starting to slow down and we are moving into a period of more “variable” winds.  This, along with the full moons of April and May signal the arrival of the Ono, which are now starting to show up in good numbers with 40-50 fish a week being reported by the charter desk.  This transition period between Winter and Summer can provide a mixed bag of opportunity for anglers fishing in Kona.  There are still some striped Marlin showing up, and very good numbers of shortbilled spearfish and Ono (Wahoo) hanging around.  The marlin fishing overall remains better than average and the Ahi (Yellowfin Tuna) are popping up here and there as well.  The next 30 days will only get better for the Ono and Spearfish as we transition into Prime Time Fishing for Blue Marlin during the months of June through September.

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