Fishing “floaters” in Hawaii is our version of fishing the prized kelp paddy in Southern CA. This time of year there are still some Pacific Blue Marlin around. There are still some Ono too. But honestly, if we can spot a floater this time of year, stand back because we will be in for a great episode of catching. Heading offshore with a watchful eye, and really good binoculars, we encourage our guests to report anything that is NOT water. We are looking for birds, trash and current lines. Our guests really get into it. This floater pictured to the left consisting of old nets and line was spotted about 10 miles offshore and proved to be loaded. Our guests spent a couple of hours pulling in nice Mahi Mahi and a few Ono. After several passes the fish tend to get wary. Now we get the ballyhoo out and enjoy some light tackle fun! Of course there is always the possibility that a predator is nearby. These floaters are considered “refrigerators” for Marlin and other Prey fish. We always make several passes just outside the area before we leave. Bigger fish tend to hang just outside and know a meal is there when they are ready to eat.
Featured in the photo is the “Lucky Linda” Lure made by Bomboy Lures