Big Blue Marlin Fishing In Kona Hawaii. We probably should report this as Big Blue Marlin Catching in Kona Hawaii! This has been a phenomenal month here in Kona with at least 11 Tag and Releases for Fire Hatt. We only kept one Marlin as we could not revive him. To top our scorecard, Brett Bailey from Saskatoon, has our boat record so far this year with an estimated 600+lb Pacific Blue Marlin release. Bret and his co-workers chartered Fire Hatt while the other group chartered another boat. They had a friendly wager on which group would produce the largest fish. We started out with a Shortbill Spearfish bite that put them ahead of the game with angler Garry Fawcett landing the 50 pounder! About an hour later we hooked the 600+ pounder. Brett was the angler and after 45 minute fight we had the fish to the boat with a clean and healthy tag and release. I hear the wager was Infinity Drinks at the Four Seasons?
Honeymoon couple John and Erica Heckathorn from Kansas City, MO had a banner day releasing two Pacific Blue Marlin. Erica was “first up” bringing in an estimated 275lb trophy. Now the competition is on! We needed to get John a fish too. We stayed true to the area as there were reports of more fish. We worked for about two hours when finally we were hooked up with a fish for John. John’s Blue Marlin was estimated at about 175lbs and was successfully tagged and released after a short 20 minute fight. Nice going you guys!
Fire Hatt is a member of the AFTCO Pro Fishing Team