Oct. 8, 10:18 AM, HoopnettingThe hoop netting has been stellar to say the least.........this warmer water has given the lobster the growth they needed. With the cold water the last few years the growth rate has been slow and so has the hooping. Rain forecast later this week means some great crawls......get the nets ready!
Oct. 5, 10:21 AM, TunaThere are still dorado, tuna, and yellowtail to be had........but below the border......the 1010 was paying off well along with the 425 at times.......keep an eye on the storms coming as they may move the stuff out!
Oct. 2, 10:20 AM, The marlin tournamentsThe series of marlin tournaments this year saw poor fishing. There seemed to be a body of fish but were plugged with squid! Lots of sleepers in the morning digesting after they gorged on the squid.
Aug. 3, 2:05 PM, Yellowtail off Kelps off CatalinaToday Drew was out 3 miles south east of the Casino and was rewarded with a nice 18lb yellowtail off a kelp........local season is here guys!
Mar. 30, 9:07 PM, Pacific Coast Sportfishing Festival and Boat Show April 28th and 29th at the Orange County FairgroundsPacific Coast Sportfishing Festival and Boat Show Come out and join us for our 3rd annual Pacific Coast Sportfishing Festival April 28th and 29th at the Orange County Fairgrounds........tackle,boats, and awesome seminars that will change the way you fish!
Nov. 7, 5:36 PM, Winter has arrived........bringing rain and wind....Well, The winter has arrived and the rain has begun and should be steady for a couple of weeks on and off........just keep the wind away and we will be fine....good for hoopnetters..........
Sep. 28, 9:58 PM, Kona Hawaii fishing report - Sept. wrap-upKona Hawaii fishing report ? Sept. wrap-up . As usual September is the slowest time of year for tourism and with the economy still in bad shape; it?s even slower than normal so there?s not many boats out fishing, including me. I used the extra time off to do some work on my web site and I made a videos page. Not only are there some videos that I took myself but also some customer videos and a Hawaii Goes Fishing show. FISHinKONA.com is the largest fishing web site in the state of Hawaii especially with archived fishing reports form the past 10+ years. The next project I?d like to do is an angling ?how to? video for fighting fish out of a fighting chair. The deckhands are usually the ones that give the instructions on how to fight a fish from a chair and many simply suck at it. Knowing proper technique not only makes catching easier and more fun but many of the fish aren?t hooked too good and one mistake like jerking hard on the rod, letting the fish have slack line and other rookie mistakes can easily cost you the fish . With all my years of experience, I know I can help many. It just remains to be seen if I can do a good job of explaining it in a short video. The marlin bite remained good throughout the month of September. That?s really nothing unusual. The last of the summer marlin tournaments was the 3 day September Challenge and there were plenty of marlin to go around for the anglers. The winning marlin was taken by the Sundowner weighing in just under the ?grander? mark at 943 lbs. Several boats caught marlin during the tournament with the average marlin running about 200 lbs...... more report on my site.... See ?ya on the water , Capt. Jeff Rogers , http://FISHinKONA.com
Sep. 6, 3:25 PM, Bluefin or skipjack in Newport Backbay........you bet....saw it with my own eyes......swimming in circles at the launch ramp at the Dunes.....Bluefin or skipjack in Newport Backbay........you bet....saw it with my own eyes......swimming in circles at the launch ramp at the Dunes.....
Aug. 30, 9:47 PM, Kona Hawaii fishing report - August wrap-upKona Hawaii fishing report ? August wrap-up . This month was one of the best months for blue marlin that Kona has seen in quite a while. With that, the Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament, the Lazy Marlin Hunt and the Big Island Invitational Marlin Tournament were all BIG successes. The marlin are still here in numbers but since the tourism has slowed (as usually happens toward the end of summer) there aren?t many boats going out. Even with a good marlin bite going on though, the only guarantee that you?ll catch one is if you fish multiple days. Even the best marlin captains can come up with a zero during a hot bite. I don?t consider myself one of the top marlin captains here but just yesterday.......More on my site See ?ya on the water , Capt. Jeff Rogers , http://FISHinKONA.com
Aug. 22, 11:25 AM, Marlin and swordfish up flagging couple miles outside of white rock........and the tuna are as close as the 302Marlin and swordfish up flagging couple miles outside of white rock........and the tuna are as close as the 302.....not in great numbers yet