Fishing Reports by Captain Jeff Rogers

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Area Reporting: Kona Hawaii

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Kona Hawaii fishing report - April wrap-up (4/29/2009)
[Kona,HI] Kona is the Pacific blue marlin capital of the world for more reasons than one.
Kona Hawaii fishing report - March wrap-up (3/31/2009)
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Kona Hawaii fishing report - Feb. wrap-up (2/28/2009)
[Kona,HI] read on ........................ The bite has been soooo good for February that the term I first thought of to describe it is off the hook!
Kona Hawaii fishing report - Jan. wrap-up (1/31/2009)
[Kona,HI] Read ahead for the full report ............
Kona Hawaii fishing report - Dec. wrap-up (12/31/2008)
[Kona,HI] Read ............................................. on.
Kona Hawaii fishing report - Nov. wrap-up (11/28/2008)
[Kona,HI] Check out the report ........................
Kona Hawaii fishing report - Sept. wrap-up (10/02/2008)
[Kona,HI] It's really difficult to determine if the fish are biting or not when the fishing effort is at it's lowest in many years. As I mentioned last month, tourism is down and big ticket activities (like charter fishing) are at an even lower low.
Kona Hawaii fishing report - August wrap-up (8/27/2008)
[Kona,HI] Kona Hawaii fishing report – August wrap-up Kona’s hot marlin bite continued to be good through the first couple of weeks in August but then slowed a bit. Part of the reason is simply less people fishing. The tournaments are over and August has typically been slower than June and July for tourism anyway.
Kona Hawaii fishing report - July (8/02/2008)
[Kona,HI] The marlin bite has been real good. Just in time for the many tournaments that go on here in the summer. One of the most famous tournaments in the world, the Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament (H.I.B.T.) fished this week was a great success.
Kona Hawaii fishing report - May wrap-up (5/31/2008)
[Kona,HI] Marlin were in short supply for most of May but the number of marlin catches has increased over the past week. Spearfish are the most common billfish being caught right now but with the summer season just starting up, we should see the numbers of blue marlin increasing and the number of spearfish decreasing. May is listed as the peak season for black marlin in Hawaii but what most people don’t realize is that black marlin are a rare catch in Hawaii.
Kona Hawaii fishing report - April wrap-up (4/29/2008)
[Kona,HI] Mid size fish are plentiful right now. Spearfish, mahi mahi and ono are the most common fish being caught. There’s also plenty of shibi (small yellowfin tuna) in the 5 to 20 lb. range and Skipjack tuna in the 5 to 15 lb. range. I caught some shibi trolling in the deep yesterday and filleted them for my customers. It was saddening to see what they were feeding on. They’re stomachs were stuffed with 4” to 5” baby spearfish! False killer whales were also in the area feeding on the shibi. It’s a tough life cycle out there.
Kona Hawaii fishing report (3/31/2008)
[Kona,HI] Kona Hawaii fishing report - March wrap-up . March isn`t considered a good month for blue marlin but one thing about these animals is that they will group somewhere. Even in the off-season we can get a decent run of blue marlin and that happened this month. Not only are we getting a fair number but we`re getting some real big ones too.
Kona Hawaii fishing report - Feb. wrap-up (2/26/2008)
[Kona,HI] The biggest blue marlin of the year was weighed in on the 15th. The year is still young but a 934 pounder might just stand for a while. The marlin died 1-½ hours into the fight and it took another ½ hour to plane it up.
Kona Hawaii fishing report (1/30/2008)
[Kona,HI] Kona Hawaii fishing report – Jan. wrap-up .
Kona Hawaii fishing report - Dec. wrap-up (12/31/2007)
[Kona,HI] And so ends another year. The spearfish came in early this season to help us celebrate and they are currently the most common fish being caught. Mahi mahi are still biting too but they`re not as abundant as they were at the beginning of the month. Otaru tuna are another fish that put on a good showing for us around the middle of the month and are normally a summer bite but we`ll take `em any time we can.
Kona Hawaii fishing report (11/27/2007)
[Kona,HI] Kona Hawaii fishing report – November wrap-up . If you`ve been following my reports you know that last month the current (or lack of) killed the trolling bite for most of the month.
Kona Hawaii fishing report (10/30/2007)
[Kona,HI] Kona Hawaii fishing report – October wrap-up .
Kona Hawaii fishing report (9/25/2007)
[Kona,HI] Kona Hawaii fishing report – September wrap-up. September is typically the slowest tourist month of the year. The trolling bite on marlin was a bit slow too. Part of the reason was the lack of boats going out. You might think, well, not many boats out so there’s more fish for me but that’s not really how it works.
Kona Hawaii fishing report - August wrap-up (8/28/2007)
[Kona,HI] Pacific blue marlin tops the list of the most common fish being caught in August. Sizes are ranging from just over 100 lbs. to just under 1000 lbs. Just like last month there were a few 900+ fish caught but that magical 1000 lb. mark has escaped many.
Kona Hawaii fishing report (7/31/2007)
[Kona,HI] Kona Hawaii fishing report – July wrap-up. The marlin bite for the month was pretty good. If the number of charter boats going out were like they have been in recent years, there would be more caught and you could probably call it a really good bite but the lack of boats going out is keeping the marlin catch numbers down. Summer months are usually pretty busy with tourists here in Hawaii but there’s a definite slow down of tourists. Most likely the result of a slowing economy.
Kona Hawaii fishing report (6/28/2007)
[Kona,HI] Kona Hawaii fishing report – June wrap-up. The big female marlin are still around but the big question for most of the month was, “where are all the males”? Normally when someone is hooked up to a big female, you will find several 150 lb. size male marlin in the same area not to mention the daily catches of this size marlin. They just showed up in the last few days so the Kona marlin fishery is looking up.
Kona Hawaii fishing report - May wrap-up (5/31/2007)
[Kona,HI] Kona Hawaii fishing report – May wrap-up May started off pretty slow but it ended with many nice catches. Several “Beast” blue marlin (over 500 lbs.) have been caught recently. Most are getting tagged and released. This is just one of the things that marks summer time in Kona.
Kona Hawaii fishing report - April (5/01/2007)
[Kona,HI] Kona Hawaii fishing report – April wrap-up. April was a pretty weak trolling month overall with mahi mahi being the main catch but things are really looking up now. The ono run had started! I can’t say that it will stay in full swing through the summer but if the current run is any indicator of what’s to come, it’s going to be a good season.
Big Marlin Fishing In Kona - March Wrap-Up (3/31/2007)
[Kona,HI] March has been BIG marlin month in Kona. This year’s first “grander” marlin (weighing 1000 + lbs.) was caught this month and just barely squeaked in at 1011 lbs.
Kona Hawaii fishing report - Feb. '07 wrap-up (3/26/2007)
[Kona,HI] The biggest blue marlin of the year now stands at 846 lbs. and was caught right in front of the harbor. I happen to know that because I actually saw part of the fight. Well, kind of. After I got in from a full day charter, I was greeted by a couple of captains who were looking for someone to go on a rescue mission.
Jan Wrap Up Fishing Report In Kona Hawaii (1/31/2007)
[Kona,HI] The new year hasn`t shown us anything too impressive yet. This years biggest blue marlin stands at 611 lbs. the biggest striped marlin at 157 lbs. The marlin bite has been slow but we did have a nice run on spearfish at the beginning of the month and the biggest so far is 62 lbs. With the exception of the spearfish, the billfish bite just hasn`t been very good.
Kona Hawaii Celebrate New Year With Every Fish! (12/31/2006)
[Kona,HI] December has been an awesome month for fishing in Kona! Every kind of fish came in to celebrate the year’s end with us. A BIG marlin by Kona standards, also known as a “beast” is a marlin 500-lbs. or bigger. While a big marlin can be caught any month of the year, summer is usually the best.
Kona Hawaii Fishing Report For October (10/31/2006)
[Kona,HI] October has always been one of my favorite months to fish because of the variety of fish to be had. Last year was the first October in memory that was bad. I’m glad to see that it’s back to normal this year.
Kona Hawaii September Fishing Wrap Up (10/01/2006)
[Kona,HI] For those loyal readers of the Kona Hawaii fishing report, Sorry that there was no August ’06 wrap-up. I was on vacation for most of August. The beginning of the month wasn’t looking too good anyway and although I did keep in contact with a few of the captains during my vacation, it doesn’t appear that I missed much of a bite during August.......
Kona Hawaii Summer Fishing Report (7/30/2006)
[Kona,HI] As I said last month, the marlin are here. The full moon on the 10th and premium water conditions made for some really good fishing. The Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament, one of the most famous tournaments in the world was held this week.
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