When the bite turns on in Kona

Oh, to be in Kona when the bite turns on like it did last week. Some credit the luck to its being the week before Saturday’s full moon. Maybe the currents brought in a new mass of water filled with … Continued

Double black marlin attack

DOUBLE BLACK MARLIN ATTACK The Kona charter fleet rarely sees two black marlin in a month.  On Thursday, two blacks came in on the same day.  One is the oddest catch of the week and the other isn’t. Here’s why. … Continued

Kona Blue hooks the blues

Kona Blue hooks the blues  Capt. Dave Crawford is a go-anywhere, try-anything, push the limits, skipper, and his determined attitude produced three of the most exciting billfish hookups of the year.  What’s more, he and his crew accounted for most … Continued

Kona’s biggest blue of 2016 to date

Kona’s biggest blue marlin catch of the year-to-date came with a pedigree from four decades back.  In April, 1978, Louis Paulo of Milolii boated a 1,209-pound blue marlin on his 19-foot skiff to record Kona’s 13th grander of all time.  … Continued

Beginner’s lure-making tip

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Lures by beginning lure-maker Will Tuten show a special tip to remember when you are creating your own original models. Will sent me the pics with the message “I just wanted to say thanks again for the books and wanted … Continued