Kona Hawaii in January

Old 09-28-2017, 07:42 AM
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Default Kona Hawaii in January

Hi guys,

I'm thinking about taking my wife to Kona for a babymoon in early January. I want to get in some fishing for Marlin, etc. and also see some of the sights. Can anyone that has been recommend a good charter or give me some recommendations on what to see and do or where to stay. Thanks!
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Old 09-28-2017, 08:24 AM
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Teddy Hoogs runs a 46 Gamefisherman Called Bwana


If your wife is fishing with you this is going to be the most comfortable boat in Kona

Caught my wife her first Blue Marlin (550lbs) and Short Bill Spearfish
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Old 09-28-2017, 09:10 AM
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Great thanks for the tip, I'll look into that since she will be fishing also
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Old 09-28-2017, 11:09 AM
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Marlin Magic if going high-end, Anxious sportfishing if looking to maximize fun for less dollars. Both are awesome.
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Old 09-28-2017, 11:29 AM
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Here in Kona now. Fished the Top Shape, an absolutely dialed in Cabo 43 with a great Captain and Mate. 3 bites the first day and one fish.
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Old 09-28-2017, 10:09 PM
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Kohala on the North part of the Big Island is a more idyllic vacation spot. Kohala has lots of great resorts, beaches and valleys, Mauna Kea is hard to beat or Mauna Lani there is also a Hilton that has good deals on vacation packages.

In Kona the Royal Kona or the King Kamehameha are the best hotels.

As far as fishing goes when ever we are catching fish I look to see which boats are where the fish are and it seems like we see the Fire Hat more than most of the boats. I like reading the Jeff Roger's blog these guys are into serious fishing.
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Old 11-06-2017, 08:01 PM
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I will be there in January, pm me if you want another guest to share boat expense.
Kona Cat gave good advice on different districts. We stay at Mauna Lani, 1 br condo surrounded by golf course and next to sea.
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Old 12-15-2017, 10:39 PM
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Ken Lepika really did me well for a couple days fishing with him. I had two Ahi that were pushing 100 lbs. 3 striped marlin on the smallish side and a few mahi mahi. He was one of the few that I could tell that used live bait for the Ahi. We left the harbor in the dark, ran to an in shore spot to get the live bait with sabiki rigs. After that we we spotted dolphin or tuna on the sounder he would shut down and try the live bait. Loads of fun. The boat was spotless. Can't recommend him enough.
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Old 01-13-2018, 02:33 PM
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Nice Voyage
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