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!