When you book your Kailua Kona Fishing charter with us. You know you’ll be fishing with a Kona sportfishing captain and crew that has the experience, drive, and know-how to help you secure the fish of a lifetime! It’s our goal to make sure you have a great day on the water, regardless of the fishing. If your interested in fishing with one of top Kona sportfishing captain and crews in the harbor, contact us for availability. We’ll have fun along the way too with lots of laughs and storytelling between bites!

41' G&S TANTRUM fighting a blue marlin off the Kona coast
Hawaii Charter Fishing




  • From Sydney, Australia

  • Crewed for many of the top GBR captains

  • Moved to Kona with his wife Alex after 3 summer Kona tournament seasons

  • After moving to Kona permanently. Worked full-time for three years on deck with Captain Jason Holtz before transitioning to full time captain of Tantrum

Fishing Experience

  • Has Landed 30+ 800lb+ blue/black marlin

  • World and Australian records among them
  • Experienced in light and heavy tackle
  • Has parlayed his years of experience on deck into immediate success as a captain.

Tantrum Lures

Fishing with Nick

  • Like attending a mini-marlin fishing university
  • Very engaging with you and your family while waiting for the next bite
  • The Aussie accent never gets old




  • Captain Anthony Riccio is a professional fishing captain from Anna Maria Island, Florida

  • He has lived and fished in Hawaii since 2013.

  • Happily married to his wife for nine years and has three beautiful children.


  • Accomplished captain and crewman: Landing multiple 500+ marlin

  • Specializes in light and heavy tackle

  • Had the honor of being Captain of Maui’s Finest Kind; a classic 37′ Merrit for 6+ years.

  • A well-rounded fisherman: From owning his own successful commercial fishing business in Florida to being skilled in targeting large pelagic species in the Pacific.

  • Brings a wealth of experience and a focus on detail to his fishing.

41' G&S TANTRUM fighting a blue marlin off the Kona coast
Tantrum Sportfishing