Kona Hawaii – The Anglers Paradise
May is the beginning of the two month transition of water temperatures to summer fishing here in Kona, Hawaii. The cooler (78 to 79 degrees) water will change to the July through October 80 to 84 degree water temps. Some of our fish population such as Striped Marlin and Mahi will move on as the water warms up. They prefer the cooler water temps, and are replaced by vast numbers of Blue Marlin and large Ahi (Yellowfin) Tuna.
No question we have year round populations of Blue Marlin and Mahi, it’s just that their numbers diminish with the warmer summer season.
Expect great fishing in Kona Hawaii as our Ono (Wahoo) run has started. There have already been healthy catches and 40 to 50 pound size increasing up to the expected big fish of the year in the 80 plus pound range. We fish “Ono Alley” or a depth of 40 fathoms (240) feet and some of the best populations are found right outside Honokohau Harbor. Nothing starts a day of fishing better than an early catch right outside the harbor of one of these prized fish. FIRE HATT had a double a couple days ago on Ono and got one that weighed 35 pounds. Fishing south a few miles below Captain Cook is considered a safe bet to get some of the big Ono (Wahoo) …Ono is .a Hawaiian word for delicious…
We will see our water temp rising to around 80 and increasing numbers of Blue Marlin and Ahi.
If you are considering fishing one of the Kona Marlin Tournaments in summer 2017, now is the time to book your boat and crew. The end of June and first two weeks of July is no doubt one of the best one month of Tournament Marlin fishing found anywhere in the World, right here in Kona. Contact me at 808.987.0038 for information either fishing with us or one of our recommended boats.
Come on over to Kona and enjoy some of the safest and fun family times you will ever have here in Paradise.