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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.



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. Blue Marlin

  2. Blue Marlin

    There is a 60.08% catch rate for Blue Marlin, based on 298 Blue Marlin counted.

    Kailua Kona Blue Marlin Counts Chart
    Blue

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  3. Striped Marlin

  4. Striped Marlin

    There is a 18.75% catch rate for Striped Marlin, based on 93 Striped Marlin counted.

    Kailua Kona Striped Marlin Counts Chart
    Striped

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  5. Mahi-mahi

  6. Mahi-mahi

    There is a 7.66% catch rate for Mahi-mahi, based on 38 Mahi-mahi counted.

    Kailua Kona Mahi-mahi Counts Chart
    Mahi-mahi

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  7. Spearfish

  8. Spearfish

    There is a 4.23% catch rate for Spearfish, based on 21 Spearfish counted.

    Kailua Kona Spearfish Counts Chart
    Spearfish

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  9. Yellowfin Tuna

  10. Yellowfin Tuna

    There is a 1.61% catch rate for Yellowfin Tuna, based on 8 Yellowfin Tuna counted.

    Kailua Kona Yellowfin Tuna Counts Chart
    Yellowfin

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  11. Skipjack Tuna

  12. Skipjack Tuna

    There is a 1.41% catch rate for Skipjack Tuna, based on 7 Skipjack Tuna counted.

    Kailua Kona Skipjack Tuna Counts Chart
    Skipjack

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  13. Wahoo

  14. Wahoo

    There is a 1.21% catch rate for Wahoo, based on 6 Wahoo counted.

    Kailua Kona Wahoo Counts Chart
    Wahoo

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  15. Bluefin Trevally

  16. Bluefin Trevally

    There is a 1.01% catch rate for Bluefin Trevally, based on 5 Bluefin Trevally counted.

    Kailua Kona Bluefin Trevally Counts Chart
    Bluefin

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  17. Peacock Hind

  18. Peacock Hind

    There is a 1.01% catch rate for Peacock Hind, based on 5 Peacock Hind counted.

    Kailua Kona Peacock Hind Counts Chart
    Peacock

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  19. Greater Amberjack

  20. Greater Amberjack

    There is a 0.6% catch rate for Greater Amberjack, based on 3 Greater Amberjack counted.

    Kailua Kona Greater Amberjack Counts Chart
    Greater

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Recommendations above based on 20 species of fish and 496 fish counted for November around Kailua Kona.

To date, there are 42 species of fish and a total of 15183 fish counted for Kailua Kona and within a 30 mile (48 km) radius since 12/31/1870 (153 years).

Last Update: 11/23/2023 5:31:39 PM

*** 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.

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The Top 10 Fishing Spots for Kailua Kona are the following:

  1. Buoy ZZ
    One of the famous FADs off Hawaii.  On February 24, 2015 this FAD was reported missing.


  2. Buoy OTEC
    Buoy OTEC


  3. Noio Point Ledge
    Nice ledge here that drops quickly.


  4. Buoy XX
    20.023333333 -156.021666667


  5. The Bowl
    The Bowl


  6. Buoy VV

    19.585000000 -156.031666667

  7. Ledge
    Ledge


  8. OBSTRUCTION
    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
    Pocket


  10. Buoy UU

  11. 19.280000000 -155.951666667

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    Top Kailua Kona Bait & Tackle Stores

    1. Pacific Rim Fishing Tackle
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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. 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.

    4. Lepika Sportfishing
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    5. Humdinger Sportfishing
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    7. Sea Wife Charters
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    8. Northern Lights Sportfishing
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    9. 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

    10. Bwana Sportfishing
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    Top Kailua Kona Marinas

    1. Gentry's Kona Marina
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    Bouy Conditions

    Station 51003 - WESTERN HAWAII - 205 NM SW of Honolulu, HI
    November 30, 2023 3:40 am HAST
    Location: 19.196N 160.639W
    Wind Direction: S (180°)
    Wind Speed: 17.5 knots
    Wind Gust: 21.4 knots
    Atmospheric Pressure: 29.85 in (1010.9 mb)
    Air Temperature: 77.9°F (25.5°C)
    Dew Point: 71.1°F (21.7°C)


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