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Fishing in Kona Hawaii

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If fishing is your passion, then fishing in Kona Hawaii is where you want to be. Home to numerous saltwater Kona fishing tournaments including the Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament, Kona boasts some of the largest billfish catches in the country and is one of the world’s top deep sea fishing destinations. Sheltered from the trade winds by the 14,000-foot heights of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa, the deep, calm waters of the Kona Coast make an ideal habitat for numerous species of open water fish, such as ‘au (marlin), swordfish, ono (wahoo), mahimahi (dolphinfish), and kāhala (amberjack). One of the most exhilarating things you can do on your Kona vacation is to experience a deep-sea fishing expedition with one of Kona’s fishing guide professionals.

Kona Deep Sea Fishing Charters

There are many Kona fishing charters, so here are our top picks. Kona-born Capt. Dale Leverone of Sea Strike Sport Fishing Kona is the international marlin fishing world record-holder and has been featured on ESPN. Captain Dale and his son Jack offer half-day, three-quarter day and full-day charters and will show you an unforgettable day of big game fishing on the Kona Coast. Award-winning Captain Jeff Rogers of Kona Hawai‘i Fishing has been trolling Kona’s waters since 1982 and has maintained the highest catch rate of any Kona fishing charter. The captain attributes the majority of his success in targeting the sharks and jacks which leer towards the bottom, as well as a variety of other large fish. If you are new to deep-sea fishing, he’ll be more than happy to teach you the ropes. Family-friendly Captain Chuck Wigzell of Hooked Up Sportfishing offers customized Kona fishing expeditions on his state-of-the-art 40-foot Uniflite vessel, and he loves teaching kids to fish!

Wanna Hook Up?

Every fisherman knows there’s nothing like the adrenaline rush of hooking into and landing a huge fish, and there’s no better place in Hawai‘i to wet the line than the Kona Coast! Most of the top guides for fishing in Kona Hawaii are booked well in advance, so we advise reserving your fishing boat charter as soon as possible. Contact us today at Kona Coast Vacations to get hooked up with the fishing experience of a lifetime when you stay in our fantastic vacation homes and condos! Browse our gorgeous Kona rentals with lake views!

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