Kona Blues

Blue Marlin on the Wire
Blue Marlin on the Wire

Kona, HI – The blue marlin season never really ends in Kona, but the summer bite has started to slow. The captains say the fish are still there, just not the people.

This was a summer to remember. Although, only one Grander Blue was caught (by Capt. Chip Van Mols – monkey Biz II) the numbers were incredible.

I am not sure there is a harbor in the World with this much fishing talent. Take a look at this list of names and boats….

Chip Van Mols – Monkey Biz II

McGrew Rice – Ihu Nui

Marlin Parker – Marlin Magic (I & II)

Gene Vander Hoek – Sea Genie II

Kevin Nakamura – Northern Lights

Peter Hoogs – Kila Kila

While the season started out slowly, the end of July through the end of August has to be one of the best periods of fishing ever seen. Boats were seeing on average three blue marlin a trip with plenty exceeded that average.

Two days stand out however. On July 25th a new Harbor record of SEVEN Blue Marlin was set by the “Five Star” Captained by Carlton Taniyama. A record you would not expect to be broken for years, right? Well, how about 5 Days. On July 30th, Kevin Nakamura on the “Northern Lights” caught NINE Blue Marlin.

We may never see fishing like 2009, but we can sure try in 2010.

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