Kona Marlin “Double Trouble”

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Marlin on Northern Lights followed by a second marlin

“Doubles” are double trouble. One-on-one, a blue marlin can be a tough contender for anyone. When you are facing two at once, however, the odds get longer and the excitement can be “off the hook,” (a particularly apt use of this already tired modern expression).

For some perspective on last week’s hot fishing, let’s look back at an unforgettable battle from a long-ago Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament. Capt. Kevin Nakamaru’s team was fighting a big marlin that might have given them enough points to win the HIBT title. But their potential winner was getting some unexpected extra help.  MORE

Beasts of the week (marlin weighing 500 pounds or more):

July 15: Blue marlin (584) Justin Johnson, Capt. Trevor Child, Maverick

Tag and Relese

July 12: Blue marlin (125) Carol Herren, Capt. Bruce Herren, Raptor

July 12: Blue marlin (120) Craig Lindner, Capt. Teddy Hoogs, Bwana

July 12: Blue marlin (175) John McCann, Capt. James Dean, Blue Hawaii

July 12: Blue marlin (75) Adam Parnell, Capt. Rob Ellyn, Lightspeed

July 12: Blue marlin (150) Tim Collins, (150 and 175) Chip Collins, Capt. Boyd DeCoito, Foxy Lady

July 12: Blue marlin (170) Ed Mueller, Capt. McGrew Rice, Ihu Nui

July 12: Blue marlin (100) Loyd, Capt. Neal Isaacs, Anxious

July 12: Blue marlin (150) JJ Humphries, Capt. Gene Vanderhoek, Sea Genie II

July 12: Blue marlin (125) Sean Weaver, Capt. John Bagwell, Silky

July 12: Blue marlin (175) Nic Corbat, Capt. Kai Hoover, Game Plan

July 12: Blue marlin (130) John Bennett, (150) Ron Lesowski, Capt. Al Gustavson, Topshape

July 12: Blue marlin (125 and 200) Stephanie Choate, Capt. Steve Epstein, Huntress

July 12: Blue marlin (150) Jack Sanford, Capt. Jason Holtz, Pursuit

July 12: Blue marlin (130) Jim Robinson, Capt. Kevin Hibbard, Jr’s Hooker

July 12: Blue marlin (100) Vicki Picking, Capt.  Chuck Wigzell, EZ Pickens

July 12: Blue marlin (125 and 125) Tom Goodman, Capt. Carlton Taniyaman, Five Star

July 12: Blue marlin (100) Michelle Amador, Capt. Tony CLark, Ihu Nui II

July 13: Blue marlin (200) Cathy Jackson, Capt. McGrew Rice, Ihu Nui

July 13: Blue marlin (150) Jeff Mahecon, Capt. James Dean, Blue Hawaii

July 14: Blue marlin (300) Patrice Abi-Saab, Capt. John Bagwell, Silky

July 14: Blue marlin (175) Nolan Wilson, Capt. Chris Cawthon, Ohana

July 14: Blue marlin (275) Bill Hessman, (300) Greg Greeson, (125) Unknown, Capt. Tony Clark, Ihu Nui II

July 15: Blue marlin (500) Joe Scotty, Capt. Dale Leverone, Sea Strike

July 15: Blue marlin (150) Bill Hessman, (270) Glen Shirley, Capt. Tony Clark, Ihu Nui II

July 15: Blue marlin (130) Carol Herren, Capt. Bruce Herren, Raptor

July 15: Blue marlin (200) Vince Oliva, (175) Joe Dole, Capt. Neal Isaacs, Anxious

July 15: Blue marlin (100 and 250) Joel Young, Capt. Marlin Parker, Marlin Magic II

July 16: Blue marlin (225) Glen Shirley, Capt. Tony Clark,  Ihu Nui II

July 16: Blue marlin (200) Kevin Garcy, Capt. Al Gustavson, Topshape

July 16: Blue marlin (150) Craig Lindner, Capt. Teddy Hoogs, Bwana

July 17: Blue marlin (150 and 150) Ty/Tiara Ramsmusnen, Capt. Tony Clark, Ihu Nui II

July 17: Striped marlin (50) Heidi Fogarty, Capt. Kenny Fogarty, Hula Girl

July 18: Blue marlin (100 and 140) Jada Holt, Capt. Chip Van Mols, Luna

July 18: Blue marlin (130) Ty Hooser, (110) Mike Bishop. Capt. Mike Derego, Maggie Joe

July 18: Blue marlin (140 and 190) Randal Acquino, Capt. Bomboy Llanes, Pamela

July 18: Blue marlin (150) Sean Weaver, Capt. John Bagwell, Silky

July 18: Blue marlin (130) Vince Oliva, Capt. Neal Isaacs, Anxious

July 18: Blue marlin (150) Craig Chambers, Capt. McGrew Rice, Ihu Nui

July 18: Blue marlin (250) Kalina Unger, Capt. Paul Carlton, Go Big

July 18: Blue marlin (150) Derrick Schindler, Capt. Bryan Toney, Marlin Magic

July 18: Blue Marlin (200) JJ Humphries, Capt. Jeff Fay, Humdinger

July 18: Blue marlin (150 and 160) Craig Lindner, Capt. Teddy Hoogs, Bwana

July 18: Blue marlin (175) Steve Spina,. Capt Kerwin Masunaga, Rod Bender

July 18: Blue marlin (130 and 200) Carol Herren, (130) Olivia Beauchamp, Capt. Bruce Herren, Raptor

Notable

July 12: Kawakawa (14.5) Andrea Kawabata, Speared

July 12: Tombo (41 and 46.5) John Palos, Rob Plosky, Kehaulani

July 13: Blue marlin (208.5) Mark Childers, Joe Page, Pekekini

July 13: Blue marlin (181.5) Thomas Edwards, Capt. Russ Nitta, Lepika

July 13: Blue marlin (204) Ka’io, Capt. Ryan O’Halloran, Rita Marie

July 15: Ahi (210), spearfish (40) Greg Greeson, Capt. Tony Clark, Ihu Nui II

July 15: Spearfish (40) Jerry Jackman, Capt. Kenny Fogarty, Makana Lani

July 16: Blue marlin (444) George Vojkovich, Capt. Cyrus Widhalm, Ahi Lani

July 17: Barracuda (31.5) Todd Shiraki, Treeny 2

July 17: Blue marlin (471) Michael Hayden, Capt. Howard Whitcomb, Intrepid

July 17: Ono (57.5) Harley Fujii, Capt. Bomboy Llanes,  Pamela

July 17: Ahi (151) Gary Furness, Capt. Chuck Wigzell, Hooked Up

July 17: Ahi (158) Ryk Visscher, Capt. Kenny LLanes, Lehuanani

July 18: Ahi (168) JJ Humphries, Capt. Jeff Fay, Humdinger

July 18: Mahimahi (52) Stenson Derus, Capt. Kenny Llanes, Lehuanani

 

 

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