Successful day on the Magic, 3 nice Ahi and a Blue Marlin!
So far in August we have had some nice Blue Marlin reported as well as Ahi (Yellowfin Tuna). E Sea Ride Her caught a large Ono weighing in at 40lbs and on the same trip also caught a big Ulua (GT - Giant Trevally) which look prehistoric (see photo). Another multiple hook up trip reported was on the Magic with 3 Blue Marlin tagged and released. Photo is one of the tagged blues. We should continue to see the big Blues, Ahi and Ono into September.
Bass fishing on Kauai has been good for largemouth bass with bass caught and released in the 6 lb plus range reported by guide Tom Christy.
In June we saw the Blue Marlin and Ahi catch pick up, with a 427lb reported in Kona as well as reports of catch and release of marlin. June was also good for Ono, with some nice one’s brought in. Ono don’t fight as hard as Mahi, but they are great for dinner. We have been seeing the Ahi catch pick up with some nice large one’s reported. Ahi pictured here was caught on the Magic on Oahu. Look for July to bring more Ahi, Blue Marlin and Ono throughout the month. Summer is the best time for these species so it’s a great time to fish if you are looking for some large fish action.
Bass fishing on Kauai has been good for large mouth bass with some good sized caught in the rivers. Haven’t seen too many peacock bass yet, so hopefully those will bite in July.
We’ve gotten a bit behind in posting the monthly fishing report, time seems to fly by fast these days! May brought some nice Ono and Mahimahi making for some good action and multiple catches on trips. So far in June, we have seen some really nice Ahi (Yellowfin Tuna) in the 100lb plus range. Summer is the best time for Ahi so we should keep seeing Ahi throughout the summer. Summer is also the best time for the big Blue Marlin and some nice Blues were caught in May and early June, but we haven’t heard of a really huge one yet this season, but the summer is just getting started. Look for Blue Marlin, Ahi and Ono throughout the summer.
On Kauai, Tom the bass guide has been getting some really nice Largemouth Bass in the 6-7lb range, so some exciting catches. The Peacock Bass have not been biting as of yet, but it’s just warmed up so hopefully we will see more Peacock’s this month and into the summer.
It’s winter in Hawaii, and yes, Hawaii does get a winter, just not a freezing, snowy winter like the mainland is getting right now. We’ve had some windy and rainy days, but also some nice fishing days as well. We’ve been seeing some nice sized Mahimahi brought in as well as Striped Marlin, Spearfish and Tuna (Ahi and Aku). We’ve also had some nice Blue Marlin reported, with the Magic reporting a 380lb in early February. So there are some nice fish out there, just have to find a nice weather day to go get them. We should be seeing even more Mahimahi in the next few weeks as we get into March, which is prime Mahi season.
On Kauai, Tom the fresh water bass guide has been catching some good sized small mouth bass. Peacock’s are not biting yet, but he is getting other species.
It’s still a lot nicer and warmer in Hawaii than on the mainland, so it’s a great time to take a trip to Hawaii to fish!
December is usually the start of the good season for Striped Marlin and quite a few were caught by boats on all the islands. The Stripies usually are in good numbers through the spring so look for more Striped Marlin in the next few months. Blue Marlin are usually a bit less this time of year, but some nice Blues were also hooked up this month. Mahimahi taper off now until around March, however, boats did catch some nice Mahi’s as well in December. The Big Eye Tuna are around as well with Yellowfin also being reported. Overall, December was a good month for Striped Marlin, Blue Marlin, Mahimahi and Tuna. Look for more Spearfish (like a skinny marlin) to show up in January.
For the bass fishing on Kauai, some rainy days cancelled a few trips, but trips that did run had some nice catches of small mouth bass. Peacock bass usually are not biting this time of year, but you can catch other bass species.
It’s a lot warmer in Hawaii right now than on the mainland, so stash the snow boots and get out your flip flops, come fishing in Hawaii with us!
October was good for Mahimahi with some nice catches in the 25lb plus range and days of multiple catches as pictured in the Magic photo above. We also had some nice Blue Marlin caught and/or released this month as well with several over 300lbs. The Ahi were also still biting with some nice sized Ahi (Yellowfin Tuna) brought in. Look for more Mahimahi into November as well as the Big Eye Tuna which come around this time of year. We also get Blue Marlin year round so there’s always a shot at a nice Blue.
The bass fishing on Kauai was great this month for some nice Small Mouth Bass which are strong fighters. Tom says the bass in the rivers where he fishes are strong fighters compared to lake bass as they have to battle the currents. The photo above is a nice approximately 4lb Small Mouth Bass and another almost as large was also caught on this same trip. The Peacock Bass have not been biting well this year, probably due to the flooding from the hurricane earlier in the season so hopefully we will get a better Peacock Bass bite in the spring. The river is beautiful and the Smalls are biting so it’s still a great trip with Tom.