Kona Gal sets world record half a world away

Last week’s biggest Kona fishing story happened half a world away. While fishing at Ascension Island in the South Atlantic, Kona gal Jada Holt boated a 1,305-pound Atlantic blue marlin. Jada’s giant has been submitted to the International Gamefish Association … Continued

The good and the lucky

Fishermen say it all of the time: “I’d rather be lucky than good.”  But does it have to be one or the other?  Last week, Arnie Wolfe tied for biggest ono of the year by being good and lucky. Here’s … Continued

Crazy action with Kona Marlin in November

Rizzuto 47 11/16/15   On Thursday, Robert Ventura and his buddy Adrian Agcaoili took Robert’s 17-foot Boston Whaler out to F-buoy to try for the usual types of small game that hang around the FADs.  He was hoping to catch fish … Continued

Kona Marlin Fishing in November 2006

Kona blue marlin fishing in 2015 has been remarkable by any measure, whether you are counting the number of granders or the number of fish tagged and released. As we count up the November catch for 2015, here is a … Continued

Missed marlin record/new marlin records

THE RECORD THAT ALMOST WAS Jan Martic has been chasing light-tackle world records for decades.  Perhaps her greatest accomplishment came ten years ago, when she caught a 642-pound blue marlin on 20-pound-class line to set the Ladies’ 20-class Pacific blue … Continued

Long kayak fights with billfish

Two weeks ago, kayaker Jared Willeford hooked a huge sailfish outside Keauhou and battled it from 8 a.m. until dark. During the 11-hour fight, the unrelenting fish pulled him down the coastline to Hookena. Dehydrated and suffering from heatstroke, the … Continued

Halloween colors — trick or treat?

Neal Isaacs, skipper of the charterboat Anxious, has a peculiar strategy for fishing during holidays.  He celebrates by trolling with lures in the colors you normally associate with the event.  For Independance Day, for example, that means red, white and … Continued