Blue marlin tags, Biggest 2016 sail and uku

BIGGEST 2016 SAIL SO FAR The year’s biggest sailfish flew out of the water last Thursday to the surprise of dive boats passing nearby, the amusement of surfers catching waves just inshore of the action, and the delight of the … Continued

Blue marlin, black marlin, mahimahi, ono in Kona

Rizzuto 12  03/21/16 When you see something unusual on the horizon at sea, it usually pays to investigate.  On Wednesday, Capt. Al Gustafson and his party on Topshape, investigated what looked like an overturned boat and found a fishing bonanza. … Continued

Spearfish, otadu, opakapaka highlight Kona Report

This time last year we were wondering what happened to the annual Kona run of shortbill spearfish.  Hawaii is one of the few places in the world where anglers catch these, the rarest of billfish, so they were sorely missed … Continued

Biggest marlin to date, ono, sailfish and kawakawa

BIGGEST MARLIN TO DATE Every married angler’s first rule of fishing: Listen to your spouse.  On Tuesday, Lou Groebner did, and with the advice of his wife, Terri, Lou caught Kona’s biggest marlin to date in 2016. FOR THE REST OF THE … Continued

Black marlin off track

BLACK MARLIN OFF COURSE Once in a while, a confused black marlin wanders off course from its traditional migration route and ends up in the Kona lee.  As it ponders what to do next, it seeks out the comfort of … Continued