Entries by linda

The Lazy Marlin Hunt

Mark Kirchen from Petaluma, CA and Buzz Colton from Indian Wells, CA featured with their release flags along with the Fire Hatt crew, Backup Captain Joe Schumaker and first mate Daron Castoro.

Kona Tournaments 2020

Update from Jodi Bright / Konatournaments.com TOURNAMENT DATES SHIFT DUE TO STATE RE-OPEN DIALOG! I’ve (Jody) finally saw a brief on “the plan” for re-opening the visitor industry in Hawaii….and it really isn’t a plan yet. The general idea is open up the local “kama’aina” economy and assess, and then roll out a phased re-opening […]


From Your Captain and Crew March 23, 2020 A message to our guests, previous and future. We are riding out this storm. Moments after our Governor gave this order, our charters cancelled due to the restrictions placed on future travel and tourism. During this down time we will busy ourselves with much needed maintenance that […]

Celebration Aboard Fire Hatt

A Spectacular day aboard Fire Hatt with Captain Joe Shumaker and first mate Austin Toth today. Monte Collins from Rossmoore, CA along with his two sons, Max and Ethan are keeping this crew hopping! The family is back on the Big Island celebrating Max’s Graduation from Los Alamitos High School. The day started before 7:00AM […]

Nine Years of Exellence

FIRE HATT SPORTFISHING Earns TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 9 Consecutive Years in a Row. Kailua Kona, Hawaii  May 28, 2019  FIRE HATT SPORTFISHING announced today that it has received the TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence. Now in its ninth year, the achievement celebrates businesses that are consistently excellent – having earned great traveler reviews on TripAdvisor […]

Another Exciting Day on the Water

The big boys are here! Spring continues to be a banner time for the Pacific Blue Marlin in Kona Hawaii. Today was no exception! Peter Lamm visiting the Island from New York landed this beauty fishing aboard Fire Hatt. A nice 175+ pound Blue Marlin was tagged and released by Captain Joe Shumaker and First […]

Escape to Paradise

When Bill Emery and Kim Graham Rawlins arrived in Kona for Spring Break, their main goal was to escape to paradise and go fishing aboard Fire Hatt, enjoy sunsets, have a lot of beach time, enjoy good meals and just chill.  Bill’s main goal was to catch food fish.  Sometimes that is a tall order.  […]