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.
July is during the best time for the large Blue Marlin in Hawaii and boats have been reporting some nice marlin catches this month. Our client on the Mahea B off Oahu was not disappointed on his trip as they brought in a huge 649lb Blue. Boats are also reporting Ahi, Ono and Mahimahi.
For the bass fishing on Kauai, Tom is getting some nice largemouth bass in the 6lb+ range. The Peacock Bass still are not cooperating very well yet this year and Tom thinks maybe it's because of the unusually heavy rains on the island that happened earlier this summer. Still hoping the Peacock Bass bite picks up in August as the weather has been better this month. Even if the Peacocks are not biting, it's still a great trip with Tom for largemouth bass in some amazing, scenic waters on Kauai.
June marks the start of the summer season which means Blue Marlin, Ono and Ahi begnning to show up in full force. Some large Blue Marin over 300lbs were reported in June along with some smaller ones in the 100lb+ range. We also had some nice Ahi brought in in the 100lb+ range. Other fish caught have been Spearfish (looks like a skinny marlin) and Ono. Look for more Blues and Ahi to be caught into July and the remainder of the summer. Best time for the big Blue Marlin is June through September.
For the bass fishing on Kauai, we had some unusual heavy rains late in the spring so Tom was not able to get out as many days as he liked. The weather eventually improved and Tom found some nice good sized largemouth bass in the 5-7lb range. Peacock bass have not been biting too good yet, so hopefully they will start biting in July as the weather warms up and the rains subside. You never know with the Peacock Bass when they will decide it's time to bite so we just keep trying for them.
The summer season is almost upon us and the Blue Marlin have already been showing up in good numbers with many over 500lbs reported. May is the peak month for Ono and still during peak time for Mahimahi so we have had some good action with both. The Ahi have also been coming around in greater numbers and should increase as we get into the summer months. It's a great time to fish in Hawaii with large Blue Marlin, Yellowfin Tuna (Ahi) and Ono in good numbers throughout the summer months.
Bass fishing on Kauai was slowed a bit with spring rain flooding on Kauai, but the waters are cleared up now and guide Tom has been catching some really nice largemouth bass, some over 5-6 lbs. The Peacock Bass have not been biting yet, so hoping they will start soon as the weather warms up. The good action with good sized largemouth bass makes up for the lack of Peacocks right now, so it's still a great time to bass fish on Kauai.
Spring is here and so are the Mahimahi! April has been a good month for Mahimahi as well as Spearfish and Striped Marlin. Nice Mahi's in the 15 - 30lb range. Some nice Blue Marlin were also caught or released. The Ono (wahoo) have also been around lately, with more to come probably in May as May is usually a good time for Ono along the 4 fathom curve.
As for bass fishing on Kauai, mid April was tough with the floods on Kauai, but the water has cleared up in the rivers and Tom has been out catching again. The bass have been larger in size rather than quantity, but Tom has landed some huge ones. He had a nice 8lb plus largemouth bass right after the storm and he has been catching nice smallmouth's in the 3-5lb range as well as largemouths. Near the end of the month as the water really cleared up he saw some huge smallmouth's in the 6lb range fighting a huge largemouth in the river. He couldn't get them to bite that day but was going back to the spot to try again as he knows they are there. Peacock bass have not started biting yet, hopefully in May as the weather warms up.
March is usually a great time for Mahimahi and Striped Marlin. Boats have been reporting a lot of Mahimahi being caught in the 15-25lb range so far this month. Boats are also catching smaller tuna in the 40-60 lb range. Not the big Ahi's yet over 100lbs but some nice smaller tunas. We have also had a good number of short bill swordfish reported in the 30-40lb range. The short bills look like long skinny marlin with you guessed it, a shorter bill.
For the bass fishing in Kauai, similar to last month, Tom has been catching large mouth bass in the 4-6lb range with some larger ones as well. He is also getting freshwater papio and small mouth bass. No Peacock Bass yet, we will have to wait for warmer weather. Kauai had a lot of rain the past few weeks so Tom has not been able to get out fishing as much as he would have liked. Hopefully the rains will subside and warmer weather is on the way.
I know we have not posted a fishing report for several months now and I apologize. My mother was ill and I was tending to her before she passed away so something had to give and that was the fishing report for several months. I am working on getting back on track, so here's a start:
Bass fishing on Kauai has been good this past month for largemouth bass. Tom has been catching largemouth in the 4-6lb range with a few as large as 7lbs. He is also catching smallmouth bass and freshwater papio. The Peacock Bass are not biting yet, they usually don't come up to bite until warmer weather in May and into the summer months.
For the offshore fishing, now is getting into the good time for Mahimahi and Striped Marlin with that bit even better as we get into the month of March. Striped Marlin are like skinny Marlin and generally run in the 100lb range. If you can find a nice pile of Mahi's, you can come up with multiple hookups and the stripies seem to like to hang together so multiple catches of Striped Marlin have been reported. Blue Marlin, Ono and Ahi are also around, just not in as good of numbers as we see in the summer months, but boats are catching some. A 600lb plus Blue Marlin was reported caught off Oahu in February, so they are out there. It's much warmer in Hawaii than on the mainland, so take off those snow boots and come fishing in Hawaii in your flip flops!