Kona, HI – 39th Grander of the Year

Kona, HI – We were hoping for this. After such a great run down in Australia, we really wanted to see just one more Grander Marlin. No shock that is came from one of the World’s best Grander Grounds. This 1,011 lbs Blue Marlin fell to veteran Capt. Guy Terwilliger (his 1st Grander and normally Capt of the Ho’okele) on the Game Plan. Angler was Tom Crader.

This is the 2nd Grander for Kona for 2010, which is particularly slow for this fishery. It should be noted that Kona was responsible for the 1st Grander of the Year (Capt. Jason Holtz) and then we saw 37 Granders since then.

Congrats to Guy on his Grander Blue from all of us here at Grander Watch…and may we say, it is about time.

*We wanted to also let you know that we have one other potential Australian Grander that is being sent to us.


  • mark nicolaides
    Posted December 28, 2010 1:04 am 0Likes

    WOW what a magnificient beast… it doesn’t get any better than that – congratulations to all concerned. For the past couple of years I’ve travelled from the UK to fish for my own Kona beast… one day!!!

  • Capt Guy Terwilliger
    Posted April 13, 2011 2:39 am 0Likes

    Not my first grander! # 1014 at lizard island with Marlin Parker and angler Bob Low in 1988 !! on that same trip we let one go calling it conservatively over #1000 pounds! the fish looked bigger than the #1014 we weighed only 2 days before!

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