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Big Island Sport Fishing
Primary Big Game Fish of Kona:
Leaping Marlin
  • Pacific Blue Marlin - The Blue Marlin is the ultimate challenge in big game fishing. Kona holds the official all-tackle world record at 1,376 pounds. Kona is the only place in the world where blue marlin are caught daily, all year long.

  • Black Marlin - These are caught occasionally off the Kona coast in late fall and grow to approximately the same size as the Blue Marlin.

  • Striped Marlin - Caught year round off the Kona coast. The average size of Striped Marlin in Kona is less than 120 pounds. These fish travel in groups of three to ten fish, and at times will strike all of the lures in a pattern.

  • Shortbill Spearfish - Kona is one of the few areas that the acrobatic Spearfish is consistently caught. The average weight of the Spearfish caught off Kona is 40 pounds.

  • Broadbill Swordfish - Caught occasionally off the Kona coast in the spring and summer months and usually at night. Average weight in Kona is 250 pounds.

  • Pacific Sailfish - Caught occasionally off the Kona coast, mainly in the summer months. These exciting acrobatic fish are fun to catch. The average weight of Sailfish in Kona is under100 pounds.

  • Mahi Mahi(Dorado) - Caught year around off the Kona coast. The average weight of this bright blue, green and yellow fish in Kona is 20 to 25 pounds. They are very acrobatic when hooked and great to eat.

  • Tuna Catch
  • Tuna - There are many different types of Tuna caught off the Kona coast. The Yellowfin(Ahi) caught off the Kona coast averages 150 pounds. Skipjack Tuna (Aku) averages around 10 pounds.

  • Amberjack - Caught year-round off the Kona coast. Average size caught off Kona is 75 pounds.

  • Ono (Wahoo) Caught year around off the Kona coast. Ono is one of the fastest of fish (up to 60 m.p.h.). Fun to catch, and popular to eat.

Fishing Calendar

Proud Angler!

While Kona boasts a 365 days/year fishing season, if you're planning your vacation around fishing for a particular species, here are your best bets:

January: Best for Striped Marlin, Amberjack, and BigeyeTuna.

February: Best for Striped Marlin, Amberjack, Snapper, and Spearfish.

March: Best for Striped Marlin, Spearfish and Amberjack.Good for Mahi-Mahi.

April: Best for Striped Marlin, Spearfish, Mahi-Mahi; and Amberjack.Good for ,Black Marlin, and BigeyeTuna.

May: Best for Striped Marlin, Spearfish, Black Marlin, YellowfinTuna, and MahiMahi.Good for Blue Marlin, Swordfish, and Ono.

June: Best for Blue, Black and Striped Marlin, Spearfish, Swordfish, Yellowfinand BigeyeTuna and Ono.

July: Best for Blue and Black Marlin, Swordfish, Yellowfinand BigeyeTuna and Ono. Good for Striped Marlin.

August: Best for Blue Marlin, and Ono.Good for Yellowfinand Skipjack Tuna.

September: Good for Blue Marlin, Ono and Skipjack Tuna.

October: Good for Blue Marlin and Mahi-Mahi.

November: Best for Mahi-Mahi.Good for Blue Marlin.

December: Best for Striped Marlin, Mahi-Mahiand BigeyeTuna.

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