Tuesday, April 26, 2011

400 lb Blue Marlin caught on 50# line

Rascal went out bottom fishing out of Maalaea yesterday on a private charter. They went out early to catch bait; then let their customers catch their own fish before putting out the lines from the boat (a 43 ft bertram) and doing some trolling (sport or big game fishing). When I called at 11:10 AM Captain Kevin couldn't talk as he had a Marlin on the line. An hour and a half later he called to say they caught a 300+lb. Blue Marlin. When it weighed in at the dock it was just under 400 lbs!!

Most boats are on a "tag & release" system; where they bring the Fish in to the boat; tag it on the fin and then let it go.  This particular Blue Marlin came in dead, so they put it on the back deck and brought it in. While many have a favorite recipe for Marlin; my personal favorite is smoking it. So I hope whoever smokes this Marlin brings me some ...-:)

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Tidal Surge from Tsunami makes for Great Fishin !

Wow, I have always believed that the more 'inclement' the weather the better fishing it is (and  whale watching!). I talked to several Captains the day after our Tsunami and they all caught a lot of fish. 200# Blue Marlin; 6 Stripe Marlin; 15 Mahi and several other fish caught just on 1 boat! (Rascal out of Maalaea with Captain/Owner Kevin Hogan & Captain John)

Photo courtesy Lucky Strike Charters

I have been selling a lot of fishing trips these last few months. On average the fishing has been really good this whole winter season; better I think than in previous years. All the boats seem to be doing well.

They are calling for some rain, I'm thinking of going out myself with one of the Fishing boats; now is the perfect time.