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“Worked hard, but results disappointing”

Humdinger Sportfishing
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Full-Day Kona Fishing Charter | 3/4 Day Fishing Charter | 1/2 Day Fishing Charter Hawaii fishing charters on the Big Island of Hawaii in Kona. Over 50 years of big game charter fishing experience in Kona Hawaii. Comfortable, safe, affordable. Courteous, experienced, professional crew. Our crew grew up in Hawaii fishing for giant blue marlin. Full and half-day Hawaiian fishing charters for blue marlin – up to 6 passengers. 37 foot custom Rybovich sportfisherman, tournament rigged, full electronics, Fin-Nor and Penn International rods and reels. The best Hawaii Fishing Charters in Kona! *** We encourage the Tag and Release of all billfish as a conservation effort designed to promote and support Billfish research world-wide. We are also a member of The Billfish Foundation. Our charter clients are welcome to keep any sustainable, pelagic species of fish such as Ono (Wahoo), Mahimahi (Dorado) and Ahi (Yellowfin Tuna) they catch during the course of their Kona Fishing Charter. ***
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Food available for purchase
Reviewed 28 June 2018

The crew worked hard and was very gracious. We did catch a few small fish (under 12”) early as well as a single 15lb skipjack. We then spent the next 4 hrs without a single bite. I know it’s called “fishing” and not “catching”, but it was 6hrs of time and a good chunk of money for basically a boat ride.

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Reviewed 25 June 2018

we went on a 4 hour charter. did not catch anything. got a bite but the fish spit the hook while trying to reel in. still had a good time. took my adult children and spouses whom had never been before. the charter before mine caught a yellow fin tuna and did not take all of it. the captain gave us some of that and also some spearfish he had. grilled all of it up when we got to the apt. GREAT DAY!!

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Reviewed 20 June 2018

We chartered the boat for 6 hours and I'm glad we did. Missed a shortbilled spearfish and 3 or 4 other Yellowfin strikes before finally hooking into a ~100#'er at hour 4.5 that my Wife reeled in. She was exhausted but ecstatic with her catch of a lifetime! Brett and Kaniali are an outstanding team and the thing I was most impressed with was the professionalism and customer care these 2 young men provided. Something that is becoming more rare these days! Will definitely book them again when we (hopefully!) return.

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Reviewed 20 June 2018

Excellent trip. Good crew. Caught a sailfish just as the tides were changing. We kept all the fish we caught. Other captains let you keep only 50 lbs.

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Reviewed 20 June 2018

Excelent trip, nice boat, good equipment, frendly knowlegable crew, took home lots of excelent Ono fillets, cut up,bagged,and on on ice before we docked. Highly recommend...

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