Kona Hawaii fishing report

From: Capt. Jeff Rogers
Date: 09 Feb 2000
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Kona Hawaii fishing report 2/9/00 ,

Kona still remains the Pacific Blue Marlin capital world and just to prove it, Captains John Rooney and Erik Drahos aboard the Renegade found the first "grander" Pacific Blue Marlin of the millennium on January 30th for angler Daisuke Yamazaki. His Marlin weighed in at 1,213 pounds. The Blue Marlin bite with respect to total numbers has been about average for this time of the year but there has been a marked increase in the number of catches in the last few days. Things should really get hoppin' near the full moon on the 19th. I remember that last January and beginning of February there was a fantastic Striped Marlin bite happening here. One of those times that you could just about guarantee an angler a Marlin but this year so far, there's been very little "Stripie" action. Also for this time of year there should be a Bigeye Tuna bite happening but there is very little action going on in that fishery. The tuna that have been coming in regularly are the Yellowfin. Very odd for this time of year but I haven't heard any complaints :) Shortnose Spearfish continue to be a regular site at the scales with most weighing in at just over 40 pounds. The Mahi Mahi bite is also producing some big bruisers with most of them coming in at about 40 pounds. The Ono are finally starting to show up. Good fun on light tackle and excellent eating. The bottom fishing bite has been real good. Lots of Snapper, Grouper and Amberjack. Remember, you can always email me for an update of current fishing conditions.

Aloha , Capt. Jeff Rogers , jfrogers@gte.net , http://www.FISHinKONA.com