bass fishing report

May Fishing Report and Outlook

May is usually good for Ono, Blue Marlin, Striped Marlin and Spearfish.  We also get Mahimahi year round and the Ahi should start coming around more as we head towards June.  Blue Marlin have been caught and released in the 150-490lb range recently.  Several nice large Blues have also been weighed in with several of the largest we know of so far this year caught the first week of April weighing in at 600, 608 and 622 .  The largest Blue Marlin we are aware of for 2017 was caught early April weighing in at 925 lbs, which beats the previous best of 771lb caught in Kona on January 28th.  Blue Marlin catches usually peak in the summer months and they seem to be getting better into mid-spring right now so there's always a shot at a the big blues.  We also had a nice Black Marlin reported at 357lbs.  Boats are also reporting more Ahi in the 100 plus lb range, with the larges so far this year in mid-April weighing in at 242lbs.  Ahi are usually around more in the summer months so those catches should increase.  We've also had quite a few spearfish caught in the 30 to 40lb range. Spearfish are like a skinny marlin.  So there is a variety of fish being caught right now.  For the bass fishing on Kauai, guide Tom has reported some good sized lagremouth bass recently in the 6lb range as well as smallmouth bass, freshwater papio and barracuda.  The Peacock Bass bite best during the late spring and summer months so the Peacock bite should start picking up hopefully later this month.  The other bass species are still biting so still a good shot at catching.  May is great weather in Hawaii, so it's a great time to go fishing in Hawaii.