Entries by linda

British Columbia Family Covets Japanese Glass Float

                Bev, Bryan and Dana Mills along with Eric Cooper-Smith from Campbell River, BC spent the day with us hoping for the “Big One”.   While following a nice current line with a lot of debris, we spotted the treasure, a Japanese Glass Float.  Bev was very excited. […]

Fish of a lifetime for Twin Canadian Brothers

                    Larry and Greg Hosegood from Winnipeg, Canada along with their families boarded the Fire Hatt early to get first crack at a fish.  They are fishing guides in Canada and realize the old saying “The early bird gets the worm”.  After giving the chair rundown […]

Three Fish Day for Chet Chiara and The Hemler’s

The fish are here, they are biting and the fun has just begun!  Doug Hemler and his son Eric from Golden, CO.  enjoyed a morning of fishing along with Chet Chiara from Ankorage, AK.  The morning started with a nice rip on the long corner, a Joe Yee Super Plunger was devoured by a 20+lb […]

Iron Man, Doug Mackenzie’s First Blue Marlin

Doug Mackenzie, a 17 year participant in the Iron Man Competition caught his first Blue Marlin while fishing aboard the Fire Hatt with Captain Chuck Wilson in Kona, Hawaii. He effortlessly fought the fish for about six minutes before we released the beauty. Doug was aboard with friends Brian and Bonnie Barber and John and […]

Three Billfish Species in One Day

Rick and Chris Mercer with their 47 pound Shortbill Spearfish caught while fishing aboard the FIRE HATT in Kona, Hawaii.  Rick released a Striped Marlin, a Blue Marlin and boated this Spearfish.  While certainly not a rare occurance, but absolutely a banner day when you catch three billfish species in one four hour fishing day! […]