R.I.P. Adam Ludwig

Gary Nardi 235 pound Yellowfin Tuna editedWe are deeply saddened by the passing of our beloved friend Adam Ludwig.  Adam passed on Friday, December 13, 2013 here in Kona Hawaii.  Those of you that had the priveledge of fishing with this young man know how deeply he will be missed.  Adam had a passion for fishing and the ocean.  As an  avid surfer he many times would see the waves as we left the harbor mouth and you could see the desire in his eyes as being torn between fishing and surfing.  This was a banner year for Adam aboard Fire Hatt.  He leadered a 1058 pound Blue Marlin, a 235 pound Yellowfin tuna, a double hookup on 500+ and 700+ blue marlin that were released and lifetime records for him in Spearfish, Mahi Mahi and Ono.   He truly loved the sea and his spirit will live on with those of us he left behind.  We love you and miss you.  Rest in peace my friend.

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  1. Robin
    Robin says:

    OMG! We are so sorry for your loss Chuck. He was a fantastic fellow. Our sympathies to you, Adam’s family and friends. He will be missed.

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  2. Shayna Gastellum
    Shayna Gastellum says:

    So sorry to hear this, very tragic when you lose someone so full of life.
    Adam made a lasting impression on all those he met & our prayers go out to his family and friends.

    RIP Adam

    The Gastellum Family
    Brian & Shayna

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  3. Marcy K Anderson
    Marcy K Anderson says:

    Our family so enjoyed meeting Adam during our fishing trip on Fire Hatt and developed a wonderful friendship with him that extended beyond fishing. He was a very caring and loving person. He will be missed. Michael & Marcy Brown, Geordan Jones and Brad Brown.

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  4. Rob & Heather Dawson
    Rob & Heather Dawson says:

    We are so sorry to hear of Adam’s passing. He will always be in our memory as part of our wonderful times aboard the Fire Hatt. I know he will be with us in spirit when we are once again come to Kona and go out for a day of fishing on the boat. Good fishing forever Adam!!

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    • linda
      linda says:

      Thank you Rob and Heather. You two have spent countless hours on the boat with Adam! When I think of Heather giggling over her first Marlin and her first Spearfish, Adam was there, we are looking forward to your return next month.

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    • linda
      linda says:

      Adam loved fishing with you guys! He enjoyed all the different techniques and tackle and jokes you shared with him. You will forever hold the memories of where you were when you got the sad news….

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  5. Mike Froehlich
    Mike Froehlich says:

    Our hearts are with you and all of Adam’s friends and family. He certainly touched my whole family on our trip in 2012 with his incredible enthusiasm on the boat. He was so good helping our 12 year old son Cole as he attempted to bring in our large catch…..we will never forget his smiling face!

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  6. gary furness
    gary furness says:

    I am very sorry for your loss. Adam was a great mate. My 9 yr old daughter especially had a good time with him.
    I am sure he will be tremendously missed by the whole Kona community.

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  7. Dan Whelan
    Dan Whelan says:

    What a shame, so sad to hear of his passing. My wife and I fished with him in June of last year. What an involved, energetic, thoughtful mate. He made it a great day on the water for both of us. May the memories of happy times spent bending a rod with Adam be with you always.

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