Kona fishing charters

Let's Go Fishing! Kona Fishing Charters

Call 808-895-1972 or email to reserve your trip.

Kona Hawaii, on the west coast of the Big Island is thought by many to have some of the greatest deep sea fishing God ever created on Earth. In the middle of the Pacific Ocean where the winds can be gusty and the seas large stands an island with enormous mountains and incredibly deep, calm, indigo colored water right offshore.

catching striped marlin in Kona Hawaii


Spring fishing is on and the Sea Strike's anglers have picked up plenty of fish lately. Spearfish and striped marlin abound. Consistent with this time of year, the catching of fish has been touch and go. However, there is always fish in the sea and you never know when the luck will be yours.

start fishing for pacific bule marlin
Sea Strike fishing charters

The fleet of Kona fishing charter boats at Honokohau Harbor, in the lee of mighty Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa, stands ready to fish. Even during times when the rest of the state is landlocked by gale force winds from the East which build seas to thirty feet,Kona charters go fishing as though they were oblivious to the storm. Some even say the red flags used to depict small craft advisories and hurricanes have never been removed from the package, but the flags used to display the fish that were caught by each boat on a given day fly until the rays of the sun tear them apart. Then they're replaced.

Heading out of the harbor and out to the grounds for Marlin on the United States East Coast, West Coast or the Gulf of Mexico means spending an hour or two "running" first, thus adding to fuel and engine maintenance costs. Not in Kona. The water is 100 fathoms less than a mile and a half from the harbor entrance and 1000 fathoms only three and a half miles from shore.  Within 10 minutes from leaving the harbor, the crew is preparing the lures and a few minutes later, you are fishing. Combine this with a sunny day and a flat sea filled with thousand pound marlin, plentiful ahi, ono, mahi-mahi, and a multitude of others, and it becomes difficult to argue just how perfect the Kona fishing environment is. The term "legendary" cannot be overused when describing Kona fishing waters. As you venture out into this area on a Kona fishing charter, legend stands before you as ominous as the mountains to the East and the open sea to the West, you can't help but feel you are trespassing among the land of the giants. As a humble human, you can't help but feel the presence; as a fisherman you can't help but feel the power. Your focus is sharp and your hearing enhanced. Your eyes become hawk-like as you constantly scan the surface for signs of activity, and your muscles stay itchy with anticipation of the next strike.

The scenery is gorgeous, so take along your camera. View the lava flows that have poured down these slopes for years, and you'll suddenly realize why it felt like you had landed on the moon when you flew in.

Old landmarks used by the early anglers are still used today. Kona deep sea fishing in areas such as "the grounds" and "the trail" still ring out on the radio as much as when the pioneers of the sport first worked the area. But now, with the onset of Fish Aggregation Devices (FADS), hotels and resorts, newer landmarks such as "OTEC," "The Hilton," and "V V" further define the mystique of this amazing fishery.

The general Kona fishing area is roughly seventy miles long, with Honokohau right in the middle, and most fish are caught within 5 miles of shore.  Large Marlin have been caught in almost every inch of this 1,700 square-mile stretch of playground.   Some lucky folks return in short order with a huge fish caught just outside the harbor, while others need the full day and a good sized piece of the grounds to rally their fare.

for more information on Kona Fishing Charters, contact Captain Dale Leverone at 808-895-1972 or email