One of the Best “Big Game” fishing locations in the World!The Kona Coastline, from the Airport all the way to South Point, is considered by most professional anglers and sport fishing magazines as one of the absolute best Big Game fishing grounds anywhere in the world. There is no other place that has better weather, calmer waters, nicer boats and more consistently documented 1000lb+ Blue Marlin than Kona. This coast lines dramatic underwater topography and mid island “Kailua” swirling current also brings in other large Pelagics which navigate and feed on the abundance of baitfish being grouped and pushed over the island ledges including Black Marlin, Striped Marlin, Pacific Sailfish, Spearfish, Yellowfin Tuna, Big Eye Tuna, Mahi Mahi’s and Ono’s to name just a few. If you are on the Big Island and don’t book a day of fishing in Kona, you are really missing out on something magical. This is “Grander Alley” and a place where Fishing Dreams come true all the time.
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Where do the Kona shared and charter fishing boats leave from?
Kona's "Grander Alley"
Kona’s “Ono Lane” & “South Point”
Kona Tuna’s with the Porpoise, in “the blind” and Green Sticking
Tuna Green Sticks that bounce Squid Jigs off the top of the water are by far the most productive way to fish for Tuna in Kona.
What types of fish are caught on The Big Island?
Where do most fishing charters go on Big Island?
The Big Islands Kona Coast is considered by professional anglers as one of the Top (3) Big Game Marlin fishing spots in the entire world. When visiting Hawaii and you plan to be in Kona, you should definitely not miss out on your chance to have the fishing experience of a lifetime. Kona’s underwater topography could not be better, as just offshore there is a huge ocean drop-off that descends thousands of feet to the ocean bottom. Big game fish live in the deep waters and they come up to the surface and into shallower fathoms to eat. It is also a fact that the Big Island is the first of the Hawaiian Islands that many migrating fish encounter and the advantageous currents off the Kona Coastline also bring in a ton of bait fish. It is undeniable that Honokohau charter boats bring in some of the world's largest big game fish. Multiple 1000lb Marlin and 200lb+ Ahi Tuna are caught every year right off of this Majestic Lava Rock coastline.
Some of the popular fishing areas around Kona are named "the grounds" and "the trail", but now, with the onset of Fish Aggregation Devices (FADS) (Fish Aggregation Devices) and newer landmarks such as "OTEC," "The Hilton," “Red Hill” and "VV" further define the mystique of this amazing fishing location. The general fishing area fished by local captains is roughly seventy miles long, with Honokohau Harbor sitting right in the middle.
Fish Calendar (Kona)
Map of Fishing Grounds
Map of Water Depths (feet)
Map of Sea Currents
FAD's (Fish Aggregation Devices)
The State of Hawaii has placed Fish Aggregating Devices (FADs) in the waters surrounding the main Hawaiian Islands. These buoys attract schools of tuna and other important pelagic fishes, such as dolphinfish (Mahimahi), wahoo (Ono), and billfish. FADs allow fishermen to easily locate and catch these species.