Kona Fishing Report January 2013Kona Fishing Report
UPDATE February 15, 2013 – Humdinger Tags and Releases a 500Lb+ Blue Marlin. Check back in a few days for the video!
Fishing Report for Kona Hawaii – January 2013 The Kona Charter Boat fleet January kicked off the season in Kona with yet another Blue Marlin tipping the scales at over 1,000 lbs, further demonstrating the quality and consistency of this fishery. While the peak season for large numbers of Blue marlin is typically June through September, the winter months in Kona have traditionally produced numerous “Grander” blue marlin over 1,000 pounds.
More reliable during the winter months here in Kona are the smaller billfish species are Striped Marlin and Short Billed Spearfish. Also plentiful in the waters off Kona this time of the year are Mahi Mahi (Dorado) and in a few months, usually around the full moon of April and May, large numbers of Ono (Wahoo) will show up.
The past few weeks in Kona fishing has been very reliable with good numbers of striped marlin, spearfish and few Mahi Mahi. In the first week of February, anglers on the Humdinger caught several short billed spearfish and striped marlin.
If you are planning a trip to Kona during the late winter or Early spring, don’t rule out the possibility of hooking up with a giant blue marlin. If you are more interested in catching something for the table, consider fishing around the full moon period in May or April for some Ono. Check with the captain a few days before your trip and see what has been biting best.
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