Kailua Kona Fishing

Kona Fishing

Kailua Kona, Hawaii is one of the top fishing destinations in the Pacific Ocean. Surrounded by mountains and protecting it from the winds, most days the sea conditions are more like that of a lake. With deep waters (over 3,000 feet) only a couple of miles from shore, there are a variety of different species of fish to be caught around Kona.

Several different species of billfish roam Kona waters, making offshore fishing the highlight of any trip. Striped Marlin are around most of the year, but the best time is during the winter. The elusive Spearfish are best during February through April. During April and May there are many Black Markin caught and during the summer lots of Blue Marlin are around.

Besides billfish, Kona has good Tuna fishing with aggressive Big Eye, Yellowfin, and Skipjack Tuna. There are also good catches of Mahi-mahi and Ono (Wahoo). Reef fishing will produce many different species of Grouper and Snapper, but also Amberjack, Giant Trevally, and Sharks.

Kailua Kona Fishing Prediction

Optimal fishing activity will be between 3 - 7 PM on Wednesday.

Target Species of Fish

Based on historical data in Kailua Kona, you should target one of the following top 6 species for this time of year:
  1. Spearfish - 45.07% Catch Rate
    Spearfish

  2. Blue Marlin - 32.39% Catch Rate
    Blue Marlin

  3. Mahi-mahi - 7.04% Catch Rate
    Mahi-mahi

  4. Yellowfin Tuna - 4.23% Catch Rate
    Yellowfin Tuna

  5. Striped Marlin - 4.23% Catch Rate
    Striped Marlin

  6. Greater Amberjack - 2.82% Catch Rate
    Greater Amberjack

  7. Recommedations above based on 121 local reports and 9 species of fish for January in Kailua Kona.

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    Latest Kailua Kona Fishing Reports

    Blue Marlin Weekend -1/18/21
    1/24/2021 7:51:28 PM - Vicki Picking and her husband Brad from Sandy Oregon fished the weekend with us. On Saturday we were in the Hawaii Big Game fishing tournament and started the morning off wit


    1/22/21
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    Good Marlinand Tuna – 1/8/21
    1/12/2021 10:31:12 PM - Today but pretty good for the Kona fleet. One boat had 4 Marlin and a 100 pound ahi tuna. The tuna are great to eat snd the marlin we usually release. Have plenty days open s


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Top Kailua Kona Fishing Charters & Guides

Hooked Up Sportfishing
Whether you want some fish for dinner or a trophy blue marlin we will customize your Kona fishing charter trip to meet your needs and expectations. We fish for blue marlin, stripe marlin, spearfish, mahi mahi, ono and tuna year round off the Big Isl

High Noon Sport Fishing
Kona sport fishing is world famous for deep sea and big game fishing. And there is no better Kona fishing experience than on Team HighNoon. With Captains Dee, Trevor and Andrew, HighNoon is one of Kona's top rated sport fishing charter boats by b

Lepika Sportfishing
Whether you’ve fished all over the world or are a beginner angler we’ll make sure you have one of the best experiences ever! We specialize in exclusive charters only so you won’t have to worry about other parties fishing alongside you. This allows us

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Top Kailua Kona Bait & Tackle Stores

Pacific Rim Fishing Tackle
Pacific Rim Fishing Tackle is a full-service Fishing Products Store for Big game Fishing located on the Big Island's Kona Coast in Honokohau Harbor. Since 1990 we have been outfitting and educating 1000s of Big Game Fishermen. We sell only qualit

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Top Kailua Kona Marinas

Gentry's Kona Marina
Easy-in/Easy-out for vessels up to 50 tons. Wet dock repair, Engine sales, service & repair (gas, diesel & outboard). Month-to-month storage for both large and small vessels. Large vessel cradle storage for boats up to 50 tons. Covered stacke

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