From: Capt. Jeff Rogers
Date: 18 Jun 2000
Remote Name: 188.8.131.52
Kona Hawaii fishing report 6/11/00 ,
Summer is here and the Ahi (Yellowfin tuna) are biting like crazy. One of the boats here caught 7 of them, all over 100 lbs. in a single day. Along with the Ahi, the big schools of Aku (Skipjack tuna) have arrived and of course, the big Pacific Blue Marlin right behind them. Many Blue Marlin over 400 lbs. have been brought in the past couple of weeks but they really seem a bit finicky this year so far. Lots of Marlin just checking out the lures, tapping a few around and then swimming off. They're just not being as aggressive as they normally should be. There are plenty of them here though so when they finally hear the dinner bell, look out!!!
The Spearfish bite is still going strong with the Mahi Mahi bite close behind. The Ono bite has slowed down a little bit but will pay off for the persistent angler. The Amberjack bite is also starting to show signs of it's typical summer slow-down but there's still plenty around for some action. One boat here caught a 103 pounder just last week. Tight lines and screamin' drags! Aloha,
Capt. Jeff Rogers , K-IX Charters , Kona, Hawaii , http://FISHinKONA.com , Jeff@FISHinKONA.com[fish/_private/boards_aftr.htm]