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

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.

5/21/2011 1:33:34 AM -

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

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Latest Kailua Kona Fishing Reports

Good Yellowfin Tuna Bite in Kona
7/23/2021 7:04:06 AM - Brad Simon joined us on an afternoon 6-hour Kona fishing charter this week. The full moon great weather conditions and good currents all came together to provide a consistent

Good Afternoon Bite in Kona
7/14/2021 9:01:12 AM - Mike Hsiao and his family joined us for a 1:00 PM departure 4-hour Kona fishing charter on July 14th and left with a small cooler full of Ahi Tuna and Ono filets for the effo

Ono and Ahi on a 6-Hour Morning Charter
7/13/2021 9:25:40 AM - Returning customer Shin Park and family joined us on July 13th for a 6-hour Kona Fishing Charter and wanted to target something to take back to the house and grill. Captain B

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Kailua Kona Fishing Prediction

Optimal fishing activity will be between 8 - 0 PM on Tuesday.

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. Blue Marlin - 55.81% Catch Rate
    Blue Marlin

  2. Spearfish - 22.09% Catch Rate

  3. Wahoo - 9.3% Catch Rate

  4. Mahi-mahi - 4.65% Catch Rate

  5. Yellowfin Tuna - 2.33% Catch Rate
    Yellowfin Tuna

  6. Striped Marlin - 1.16% Catch Rate
    Striped Marlin

  7. Recommedations above based on 127 local reports and 10 species of fish for July in Kailua Kona.

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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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    Indianapolis Seamount
    Indianapolis Seamount
    The Bowl
    The Bowl

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    Bouy Conditions

    Station 51003 - WESTERN HAWAII - 205 NM SW of Honolulu, HI
    July 27, 2021 2:40 pm HAST
    Location: 19.196N 160.639W
    Wind Direction: E (90°)
    Wind Speed: 11.7 knots
    Wind Gust: 17.5 knots
    Average Period: 6.3 sec
    Mean Wave Direction: ESE (110°)
    Atmospheric Pressure: 30.01 in (1016.1 mb)
    Air Temperature: 77.5°F (25.3°C)
    Dew Point: 72.9°F (22.7°C)
    Water Temperature: 81.0°F (27.2°C)

    Current Moon Phase

    Waning Gibbous Moon

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