Kona – Fishing Report May 2013

Kona Fishing Report
Published on May 29, 2013

Fishing in Kona during the month of May got a whole lot better for some of the other popular species Kona is known for.  With the return of the trade winds and the arrival of the full moon in May, the Ono (Wahoo) fishing turned predictably good.  Roughly 50 ono have been weighed in at the fuel dock and we still have a few days left to go in the month.  More impressive than the Ono count is that during a 12 day period this month, 44 Ahi tuna were weighed in with the largest tipping the scales at 171 pounds.  In addition to the Ahi and Ono showing up, by mid month, 15 mahi mahi had been weighed as well

The fishing for Blue Marlin this year so far has been certainly better than average.  As noted in one of our earlier Kona Fishing Reports, two world records have already been set in Kona this year and more than the average number of big marlin over 500 pounds have weighed in or tagged by the Kona Fishing fleet.  The Humdinger has tagged and release several fish this spring over 500 pounds and we have also had a couple of charters in the past few months where anglers caught multiple marlin in a single day.

If the month of May is any indication of how the fishing in Kona will be the rest of the summer, we are certainly in for a year of big fish and big numbers.  While the total number of blue marlin caught thus far in Kona this year is about average, the size of the fish showing up appear to be on the larger size.

The Kona Tournament season kicks off in just a few weeks, and anglers from around the world will converge on Kona fro the next four months to try their luck at fishing in Kona for giant blue marlin and tuna.  June through September is the peak season for fishing in Kona, so if you are considering booking a trip this summer or possibly fishing in a tournament here in Kona, be sure to call early as our calendar fills up very quickly.

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