Billfish right under your nose from 4/24/06

Reprinted from The Kona Fishing Chronicles volume 6/7 From,  04-24-06 You never know where your next billfish will turn up.   Steve Ross of Pismo Beach, Calif., joined Jay Lighty on the Mariah and found a 520.5- pound marlin right under … Continued

Kona Fishing 101 The Weekly Report for April 28, 2015

Kona fishing blew up last week from Upolu Point to South Point.  See what happened by following the link to the report. Beasts of the week (marlin weighing 500 pounds or more): April 24: Blue marlin (730) Dean … Continued

Prepare to Repel Boarders

From April 15, 2002 Published in the Kona Fishing Chronicles 2002 PREPARE TO REPEL BOARDERS WHALES, FISHERMEN AND TESTOSTERONE In the long history of legendary sea battles, victory has often turned on the skillful maneuvers of captain and crew. So it … Continued

Match what hatch? The Weekly Report for April 22, 2015

Match the hatch? What hatch? If you are trying to select a lure to copy the juicy items gamefish fuel up on, you may only be fooling yourself. In this Fishtrack report by Jim Rizzuto, we are taking a look … Continued


BIGGEST KONA MARLIN EVER BY A LADY ANGLER? From April 9, 2002 Tell me I’m wrong.  The largest billfish ever caught in Hawaii by a lady angler was boated on April Fool’s Day 2002 on the Catchem I. One week … Continued

The Weekly Report for April 15, 2015

BIG STRIPE AND KAHALA IN KONA Tag and Release April 5: Blue marlin (150) Jennifer Rice, Capt. McGrew Rice, Ihu Nui April 5: Spearfish (45) Pat Brian, Capt. Neal Isaacs, Anxious April 5: Blue marlin (200) Michael Cain, Capt. … Continued


Published on April 2, 2007 and reprinted in The Kona Fishing Chronicles 2007/2008 NO APRIL FOOL’S STORIES THESE.  It’s April Fool’s Day as I write this and last week’s catches range from the bizarre to the unbelievable. And we aren’t … Continued

The Weekly Report for For April 8, 2015

  From Fish Track: Checkout the latest Kona Update report (by Jim Rizzuto) for some special April Fool’s day fishing stories including a brief “run” of black marlin. On the charterboat Maverick, skipper Trevor Child and crew Chad Kieswetter … Continued

Early Lure-making Mentor

From May, 2006.  Published in Kona Fishing Chronicles 2006/2007 “Get Zander to tell you about the time he swam across the Molokai Channel in the middle of the night.” The voice on the phone belonged to Dave Nottage and he … Continued