Globally, Kona is known as the grander blue marlin capital of the world, with more grander blues having been weighed in this legendary fishery than any other place on the planet. Nowhere else in the world has there been a grander blue marlin caught in every single month of the year. While there are better places to catch higher numbers of blue marlin, Kona is by far the best spot for a Pacific blue marlin over 500lbs. In the industry, we call them “nice ones”. Although big blue marlin are often the major target for those coming to Kona to fish, we get plenty of shots at smaller marlin in the 100-300lb range which often fight well above their weight and keep us entertained!
Marlin are typically our main target species, we often get shots at other fun and delicious game fish like Short-bill spearfish, ahi (yellowfin tuna), Mahi-Mahi (dolphin fish/dorado) and Ono (wahoo).
Get to know the common catch in Kona, Hawaii a little better….
★★★★★ Great | ★★★★ Good | ★★★ Fair | ★★ There’s better times to try | ★ Let’s pick a better time | ★★★★★ GIANT MARLIN RED ALERT!