The last several weeks have seen a definitive uptick in the fishing here in Kona. As of today, 2 hours into a 6 hour ¾ day charter we are 3 for 4 on Blue Marlin and 1 for 1 on Shortbilled spearfish. Yesterday we caught a really nice tuna for a client on a ½ day charter. Mix in a few Mahi Mahi and Ono here and there and most of our charters the past few weeks have seen really good action.
This year in general the fishing in Kona has been well above average, but in the last few weeks we have seen the best fishing I can recall in a long time. Many of the boats in the fleet are also experiencing similar results, with multiple bites/catches/tags each day. While there are a lot of Blue Marlin in the 150 to 250 pound class showing up right now, there are still good numbers of fish being tagged and released in the 500 to 850 pound class. The tunas have slowed down a bit from their summer peak, but we are still catching one or two per week right now. The action seems to be a little spottier as we head into the fall season.
We have seen a slight uptick in the number of Mahi Mahi showing up. As we move closer to the fall and winter months, expect to see more and more numbers showing up here in Kona. As we move further away from summer, the numbers of Ono drop off a bit, but we are still seeing them here and there and catching a few fish a week as well.
Expect the fishing to remain very good through the full moon on September 17th. September is one of the best months in Kona and one of my favorite months to fish here because the town empties out with the kids headed back to school and the Tournament season is over for the most part, resulting in less pressure on the grounds.
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