Kona Kickoff and Wee Guys

Kona Kickoff, Wee Guys, and Wee Wee Guys With 126 teams in the Wee Guys Tournament and another 31 battling it out in the Kona Kickoff, the Kona Coast swarmed with boats of all sizes this weekend.  Well-equipped fishing boats … Continued


ROCK ’N REEL TOURNEY PUTS $77,000 ON THE LINE Team Rod Bender boated the largest marlin in the Rock ’N Reel Tournament to take the top billfish prize and win the most money.  Kerwin and Brent Masunaga’s 391-pound blue earned … Continued

824.5-pound blue marlin

824.5-pound blue marlin Kevin Gallagher just gave us another amazing billfish story for your “beginners luck” file.  The story is improbable from the beginning to its dramatic end. Kevin moved here from Maryland less than a year ago and bought … Continued

Marlin from shore on the Big Island

The Big Island is one of the few places in the world where you have a chance to catch a marlin from shore.  Shore fisherman Justin Crusat made it happen last Monday using a technique developed especially to take advantage … Continued

Grander hunt underway

KONA GRANDER HUNT UNDERWAY By this time last year, the Kona fleet had recorded two granders.  The first, a 1,058-pounder, came to the dock in February on Ihu Nui with Capt. McGrew Rice and crew Carlton Arai.  The second, at … Continued