What would you recommend to anglers fishing in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii for the first time?

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Rex Lawson
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Angelte mit Konadice Sportfishing am Juli 10, 2024
Water shoes, sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, positive attitude! Can take your catch to a local restaurant to have it prepared. Captain Jim even bought my wife and I a couple margaritas to go along with our meal.

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Christine Ware
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Angelte mit Skillet Sportfishing am Juni 17, 2024
Keep your group small if you are going for big fish. We only hooked into 2 fish and only brought in one of those. I would be disappointed if I were part of a big group and didn't get my chance to sit in that chair. My 16 year old went with us and I don't think this would have been appropriate for him had he been younger. These are BIG fish!

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William Rowell
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Angelte mit Reel Escapes Hawaii am Juni 25, 2024
Try to determine the rating of all the captains in the terms of outcome (caught fish or not, got bites or not, etc.) on a similar trip (time of day, time of year, etc.) so that they are the most informed. Additionally, while children 10 or older are allowed, we found out (maybe we should have known), that a child must be 15 or older to sit in the fishing chair. If we have known this prior to booking, we would have waited another couple of years to take the charter.

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Dino Delic
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Angelte mit Huntress Sport Fishing - Legendary Boat am April 25, 2024
Kona is a special big game fishery. After talking to different captains and experiencing it firsthand, it's clear that this isn't a place for bottom fishing. Just a few miles out, you're in for some serious action. They don't mess around with small fish here. In fact, they call 150-pound Marlins 'rats' because they're considered small in these waters. Kona boasts a rich history of boats reeling in Granders (1,000lbs+ Blue Marlins). And that's exactly what we encountered. We headed out on a six-hour trip and trolled the whole time. Each fish put up a strong fight, and you really had to work hard to reel them in. We managed to hook two Spearfish and briefly had a 400-pound Blue Marlin on our line (unfortunately, we lost it). Billfish is typically released on most of the boats, and even when it isn't released, it goes to the boat. Other fish such as Wahoo and Mahi are given to the customer, and there are a few restaurants offering 'hook and cook'.

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Mike Mangieri
Waikoloa Village, HI
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Angelte mit Konadice Sportfishing am März 14, 2023
Hard to say. We got lucky. We had a great crew and time. We went with the expectation of just having a good boat ride with the hope we could land some fish. We got lucky. They did all they could to make it happen. Most of all be wary of the reviews. I wanted to fill my freezer and you get caught up reading negative peoples reviews on all the different charters. Even though there aren't many. Go out with the expectation for a great day on the ocean and if you are lucky like we were you might land some fish. Three out of 5 of us had zero experience but my out of town buddies have family that run commercial fishing boats on the east coast. Not that my friends did this but if you think you should be the captain or know more than the deck hand maybe a charter isn't a good idea. However. Captain Jim will allow you to leave the deck hand and run it yourself to a certain degree. Then you can blame yourself for catching nothing. I tried to get my buddy to be the deck hand and he just laughed. Point is just go to have a good time.

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Joe Fraas
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Angelte mit Konadice Sportfishing am Juni 5, 2024
My son’s first time fishing in open ocean and he caught a chance of a lifetime blue marlin (160 lbs.) about an hour into fishing. Amazing crew was so helpful and supportive of my 14 year old getting this fish in by himself. An amazing day and on for the books!!! Recommend to everyone!!

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Kyle Stapper
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Angelte mit Makana Lani Fishing am Juni 5, 2024
Keep in mind the trip can fit 4, but 3 was better for us to be able to move around on the boat easier. Also if taking a child, 10 and up is best as the strength needed to reel in the catch is significant. Even my wife had a slightly hard time reeling in her 35 lb wahoo

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Zachary Everett
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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Angelte mit Ocean Blue Kona am März 5, 2024
There is everything here in kona. Shore casting, bottom fishing , wahoo, dorado, tuna, its a heck of a fishing ground. While you cant always target a specific species with absolute success there is always something swimming in the neighborhood.

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Anthony Verch
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Angelte mit Makana Lani Fishing am März 27, 2024
Make sure to bring a hat and sunscreen. Pack a small cooler of your favorite drinks and some snacks for the trip. Not every time you will catch something but that’s why they call it fishing not catching.

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Kelly Davey
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Angelte mit Reel Escapes Hawaii am März 30, 2024
You are booking a fish trip for a trophy fish; not everytime are you going to hook up. I personally have gone on 3 charter trips and this is the only one that ended in success. Its a great way to see the island and hear stories as well.

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Jay Weiner
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Angelte mit Fire Hatt Sportfishing Charters am März 29, 2024
Find the crew at Fire Hatt. They are super professional and friendly. We brought our four- and six-year-olds. They might have been a bit too young. I think it might be better for, maybe, an 8-year-old or 10-year-old. Sean and Jason were great with our little kids, but the boys struggled a bit with four hours on the boat. But, all in all, it was a great experience for the adults.

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Leathie Bickmore
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Angelte mit Silky Sportfishing am Dezember 13, 2023
Sea-sickness is real - please take some Meclizine (Bonine) the night before if you've never been on a boat. We saw lots of Marlin, but Mahi Mahi was scarce today, and Ono (Wahoo) is out of season in December mostly. Do not expect to catch fish all the time!! Sometimes the fish bite and sometimes they don't, it's just how fishing goes. There is nothing the crew can do about it except to keep trying!! The weather is fantastic, bring sunscreen, lots of water, and a windbreaker. The fish are incredibly strong, expect to be sore the next day and maybe need some help reeling it in.

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Tom Clark
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Angelte mit Skillet Sportfishing am September 21, 2023
Listen to what the crew is telling you. They are a wealth of information and only want you to have a fun time and catch fish. This was my first time sitting in the chair waiting for a hit on a line. It's pretty darn exciting when it finally happens and you get to start reeling in your catch!!

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Aaron Stanley
Wilsonville, OR
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Angelte mit Bite Me Sportfishing – Bite Me 3 am September 11, 2023
Try a half day trip here before going on longer ones if you’ve never tried. Seasickness is real and miserable. Luckily I was ok but it was there. Someone else on our boat started puking 15 min in. Poor girl. At least she caught a fish too.

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Jackson Yeung
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Angelte mit Mariah Sportfishing – We Catch More am Juni 16, 2023
You are not going to find a more picturesque and idyllic place to fish than right here on the Big Island. From the crystal clear deep blue waters to the deep ocean just mins from the harbor, Kailua-Kona is among the best places that I have fished in the world.

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David Lyon
Concrete, WA
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Angelte mit Nasty Habit Sport Fishing am Juni 16, 2023
Always remember why its called fishing, not catching and think of catching as a bonus, because it should be about the moments you share with family and friends, old as well as the new you meet and make on your adventure. We met some of nicest,friendliest new people on out trip!

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Jason Hoyle
Honolulu, HI
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Angelte mit Skillet Sportfishing am Juni 1, 2023
Go out for a bucket list trip. Fishing starts right out of the harbor. The boat also stays close to shore due to the very close deep water so should be especially easy for most people prone to motion sickness.

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Ray Wilber
Arvada, CO
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Angelte mit Skillet Sportfishing am März 25, 2023
Just get out there! Book ahead of time - they fill up quickly. It is great fishing conditions most days, and any bad weather tends to blow through quickly. I was there 12 days, and could have fished every day with no problems. Bring your own food and drink, but dont get drunk - if you aren't used to the water, you will likely get sick if you are drunk.

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Jason Finley
United States
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Angelte mit Mariah Sportfishing – We Catch More am Juli 28, 2019
Get a captain that will stay awake and that wants to put you on fish. I love to fish, grew up in South Florida fishing all the time, I've been looking forward to coming out here fishing for over a year now, and it was nothing but a waste of time and money. Thank you fishbooker

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Pamela Johnsen
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Angelte mit Skillet Sportfishing am Juli 20, 2024
Manage expectations and realize you may not catch anything. Protect yourself from the sun - there is a lot of reflection Wear sunglasses, hat and sunscreen Relax and enjoy the journey

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Rebecca Hemmer
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Angelte mit Ocean Blue Kona am Juli 19, 2024
If you are looking to catch quanity then bottom fishing is a great way to go but if you are hoping to catch larger fish then you are going to want to go deep sea fishing (trolling).

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Freddie Smith
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Angelte mit Reel Escapes Hawaii am Juli 15, 2024
Targeting Blue Marlin is a marathon. Lots of trolling with no action, then complete chaos when the bite happens. One fish per trip is not easy. By catch is minimal.

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Jeff Tinkey
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Angelte mit Reel Escapes Hawaii am Juli 5, 2024
Don't expect to catch anything, and be excited when you do. Laugh hand have fun you are not at work, but they crew is and they trying to give you a great experience. Also sunscreen, and hydrate.

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Matt Brown
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Angelte mit Konadice Sportfishing am Juli 1, 2024
Thank you for one of the best fishing trips I have ever been on . Capt. And his girlfriend were the best people I had met. Mahol and I would fish with them 100 more times.You guys ROCK....

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Patty Adams
Phoenix, Arizona
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Angelte mit Vixen Kona am Mai 9, 2024
If you are looking for a great experience deep sea fishing and wanting to keep your catch I Highly recommend fishing the Vixen with Captain Kenny. You will have an awesome time!

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Billy Jackson
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Angelte mit A'u Struck Sportfishing am Juni 18, 2024
Yes, if they want to catch trophy fish. May not be appropriate for those with small attention spans.

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Josh Inman
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Angelte mit Makana Lani Fishing am Juni 20, 2024
As they will tell you, "It's called fishing, not catching." Nothing is guaranteed. We had 3 anglers and got one fish.

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Gary McAfee
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Angelte mit Skillet Sportfishing am Mai 28, 2024
Remember Their are no guarantees that you will catch fish. You are paying for a chance at catching the fish of a lifetime!!!!

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Rod Balke
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Angelte mit Konadice Sportfishing am Mai 28, 2024
Wasn’t my first time going out on a charter but both captain and first mate spent time making sure my party knew exactly what to do in order to make the trip a success.

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Pete Blamey
Tucson, Arizona
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Angelte mit Vixen Kona am Juni 7, 2024
Just do it! It will give you so many memories. Fish with Captain Kenny on the Vixen