Aloha from Korea

Aloha captain Chuck! 
This is Jee from KoreaI hope all is well with you, your family and your Fire Hatt crew! 
It’s been about 2 weeks since Jong and I came back to Korea. It’s winter season in Korea and the weather is starting to get quite cold. I miss the beach weather and the beautiful Kohala coast so much! 
Every moment of our 10 day trip to Kona was incredibly wonderful, but the private charter fishing with your team was hands down the most fun, exciting and memorable moment!Your team was incredibly welcoming, fun, and so professional! I loved every minute of our time on the boat with your team. Once again, I would like to thank you, David, and Joe for such an extraordinary experience!
Please say hi to David and Joe for us and we hope to see you again soon hopefully next year! 
I have attached a full 2 1/2 minute video, and three pictures. The original video file was too large to send via email and I had to reduce the file size. Please let me know if you have any problem downloading the files. If so, I can try sending them again.
I hope you have the warmest holiday season with your family and loved ones. We are sending you lots of love from Seoul!
Best wishes, Jee Sohn

The Lazy Marlin Hunt

The first tournament of the season was so much fun and rewarding. Tournament fishing in Kona, Hawaii is not for the faint at heart! The highs and lows every day are challenging at best. The Lazy Marlin Hunt Marlin Tournament April 9th , 10th , and 11th started with a shotgun start in front of the Honokohau Harbor, in Kona Hawai’i. After a slight delay, Fire Hatt was on the hunt with Captain Chuck Wilson at the helm. 18 boats competed. On day one Fire Hatt had a tagged Blue Marlin at about 3:30 pm. Buzz Colton brought the Blue Marlin to the boat in 9 minutes estimated at 275 pounds. On day two, Fire Hatt had a hookup just three minutes into the day after the start fishing announcement was made. This time Mark Kirchen had a tag in his Blue Marlin in 5 minutes estimated at 120 pounds. We took prize money for the first hookup of the day. Day three was a long day with a hookup again at around 3:30PM. Linda Wilson fought that one with the fish coming off just 10 minutes into the fight…ouch! Team Sweet Sadie landed the Blue Marlin that won the big purse weighing in at 625 pounds!

Mark Kirchen, a Contractor and Operations Manager for SunAmericaSolar in Petaluma, CA and Buzz Colton, retired Golf Course General Manager from Indian Wells, CA featured with their release flags along with the Fire Hatt crew, Backup Captain Joe Schumaker and first mate Daron Castoro.

Fire Hatt Sportfishing is a proud member of AFTCO Pro Fishing Team.
Captain Chuck Wilson is an IGFA Certified Captain.

The Lazy Marlin Hunt

Three Strikes

Three Strikes, three releases aboard Fire Hatt for former Major League Baseball player Billy Beane featured in the movie Moneyball and his son Brayden along with future son in law Jake. One Blue Marlin release and two Shortbill Spearfish releases. All before noon! The fish are here! #fishinginkona #charterfishingkona #AFTCO

Tournament Dates Set for Kona Hawaii 2021