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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.



Top Kailua Kona Fishing Spots

  1. Buoy ZZ
    5/21/2011 1:33:36 AM - One of the famous FADs off Hawaii.  On February 24, 2015 this FAD was reported missing.


  2. Buoy OTEC
    5/21/2011 1:33:34 AM - Buoy OTEC


  3. Noio Point Ledge
    1/22/2016 3:38:59 PM - Nice ledge here that drops quickly.


  4. Buoy XX
    5/21/2011 1:33:36 AM - 20.023333333 -156.021666667


  5. The Bowl
    11/14/2017 10:41:24 PM - The Bowl


  6. Buoy VV
    5/21/2011 1:33:36 AM -

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  7. Ledge
    11/14/2017 10:26:46 PM - Ledge


  8. OBSTRUCTION
    5/6/2013 1:48:20 AM - Attributes RECRD 51067 VESSLTERMS OBSTRUCTION FEATURE_TYPE Obstruction - Submerged LATDEC 19.937228 LONDEC -156.160542 GP_QUALITY Med DEPTH 0 SOUNDING_TYPE YEARSUNK HISTORY 51


  9. Pocket
    11/14/2017 10:25:00 PM - Pocket


  10. Buoy UU
    5/21/2011 1:33:35 AM -

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    Kailua Kona Fishing Forecast

    Target Species of Fish

    Based on historical data for fishing Kailua Kona, you should target one of the following species for this time of year:
    1. Striped Marlin

    2. Striped Marlin

      There is a 41.31% catch rate for Striped Marlin, based on 290 Striped Marlin counted.

      Kailua Kona Striped Marlin Counts Chart
      Striped

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    3. Blue Marlin

    4. Blue Marlin

      There is a 29.06% catch rate for Blue Marlin, based on 204 Blue Marlin counted.

      Kailua Kona Blue Marlin Counts Chart
      Blue

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    5. Spearfish

    6. Spearfish

      There is a 26.21% catch rate for Spearfish, based on 184 Spearfish counted.

      Kailua Kona Spearfish Counts Chart
      Spearfish

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    7. Mahi-mahi

    8. Mahi-mahi

      There is a 0.85% catch rate for Mahi-mahi, based on 6 Mahi-mahi counted.

      Kailua Kona Mahi-mahi Counts Chart
      Mahi-mahi

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    9. Black Marlin

    10. Black Marlin

      There is a 0.71% catch rate for Black Marlin, based on 5 Black Marlin counted.

      Kailua Kona Black Marlin Counts Chart
      Black

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    11. Bluefin Trevally

    12. Bluefin Trevally

      There is a 0.71% catch rate for Bluefin Trevally, based on 5 Bluefin Trevally counted.

      Kailua Kona Bluefin Trevally Counts Chart
      Bluefin

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    13. Peacock Hind

    14. Peacock Hind

      There is a 0.57% catch rate for Peacock Hind, based on 4 Peacock Hind counted.

      Kailua Kona Peacock Hind Counts Chart
      Peacock

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    15. Yellowfin Tuna

    16. Yellowfin Tuna

      There is a 0.28% catch rate for Yellowfin Tuna, based on 2 Yellowfin Tuna counted.

      Kailua Kona Yellowfin Tuna Counts Chart
      Yellowfin

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    17. Sailfish

    18. Sailfish

      There is a 0.14% catch rate for Sailfish, based on 1 Sailfish counted.

      Kailua Kona Sailfish Counts Chart
      Sailfish

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    19. Striped Mullet

    20. Striped Mullet

      There is a 0.14% catch rate for Striped Mullet, based on 1 Striped Mullet counted.

      Kailua Kona Striped Mullet Counts Chart
      Striped

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    Recommendations above based on 10 species of fish and 702 fish counted for February around Kailua Kona.

    To date, there are 35 species of fish and a total of 13317 fish counted for Kailua Kona and within a 30 mile (48 km) radius since 12/31/1870 (153 years).

    Last Update: 2/1/2023 1:59:39 AM

    *** PLEASE NOTE ***
    Please check local, state/province, and federal laws before fishing for any species found on this site. All data is based on historical data found for this area, and in some cases as far back as the year 1600.

    View full Kailua Kona Fishing Forecast to see all species and best lures and colors to use.

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    Top Kailua Kona Bait & Tackle Stores

    1. 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 Fishing Charters & Guides

    1. 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

    2. 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

    3. 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

    4. Humdinger Sportfishing
      Hawaii is one of the top destinations in the world for anglers seeking to catch giant blue marlin. The town of Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii is ground zero for big game sportfishing anglers from all over the world who come to Hawaii to go fishing

    5. Fire Hatt Sportfishing
      FIRE HATT is a Kona fishing charter boat company on the the big island of Hawaii. We specialize in world class sport fishing for big game fish like marlin as well as many other species such as ahi tuna and ono. We also offer, snorkeling, whale watchi

    6. Sea Wife Charters
      Ono, mahi mahi, yellowfin, skipjack tunas and spearfish are a common catch. We may even do some dead bait or bottomfishing if we are not seeing any action trolling lures. Every day is different and your captain will inform you of what the recent cat

    7. Camelot Sport Fishing
      Join us for deep sea, big game Hawaii fishing charters off the beautiful Kona coast. Captain Robert offers a kid-friendly environment, where families are always welcome.

    8. Bite Me Sportfishing
      Enjoy a great day of fishing aboard the "Bite Me 1", "Bite Me 2", "Bite Me 3", "Bite Me 4" or "Bite Me 5". All our boats depart from Honokohau Harbor, which is the closest destination to the best fish

    9. Northern Lights Sportfishing
      Sportfishing charter in Kona Hawaii from Northern Lights Sport Fishing. Marlin & ahi charters in Kona, HI.

    10. Bwana Sportfishing
      World class sportfishing with Capt. Teddy Hoogs aboard "Bwana", a 46' Gamefisherman. Join Capt. Teddy Hoogs & crew for your chance of hooking into that fish of a lifetime! Located on the leeward side of the Big Island, Kona boasts s

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    Top Kailua Kona Marinas

    1. 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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    Bouy Conditions

    Station 51003 - WESTERN HAWAII - 205 NM SW of Honolulu, HI
    February 2, 2023 6:40 am HAST
    Location: 19.196N 160.639W
    Wind Direction: NE (40°)
    Wind Speed: 11.7 knots
    Wind Gust: 15.6 knots
    Average Period: 7.6 sec
    Mean Wave Direction: NNW (342°)
    Atmospheric Pressure: 29.96 in (1014.7 mb)
    Air Temperature: 75.4°F (24.1°C)
    Dew Point: 70.9°F (21.6°C)


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