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So I'm on my honeymoon in kona. Being the blue marlin capital of the world me and my wife where thinking of doing a gamefishing charter.. Since i have never done one I went down to the mariner to find out from the locals how the fishing is and who they would recommend..So found out that the best time is there summer so our winter. So wasn't the best time for big fish. But they fish for marlin all year round. With that info in hand I found a boat that does trawling and a few hours off bottom fishing.. I figured that if the marlin where not hitting then at least we should be able to catch something bottom bashing...

So we got a 35" boat for 6 hours of fishing and off we went.. You have to love that at 4miles out you are in 1000m deep water and marlin fishing. We picked up a couple of skipjacks around the fish farms for bait.. Than set out a spread and head for the bottom fishing grounds. About an hour in a reel starts going off and I was hooked up to my first blue marlin.. Got him to the surface and then on his second jump pulled the hook.. Was disappointed as this was my first marlin but still what a rush...the Capitan said he look like a 250lb..





Next we moved on to the bottom fishing..  on goes half a skipjack fillet and down she goes 130m...Then the waiting game...About 15min in we start to get small bits followed by a big hit and the reel goes off.. The rod gets passed to me and the fight is on.. this by far was the biggest thing I have ever fought out of the game chair...23D191B251A2FBDCE20B0B33526A059E.jpg

It took me about 10min to get it up from 130m with a couple off solid runs, where I expected to get reefed..85B4FB1DFDA4DF2406D2DDFE5C680357.jpg

110lb (49kg) amberjack..didn't have a tape measure but about 1.4m..and fat...


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Biggest fish I have ever landed..so was supper happy...also let him go to fight another day .

Than dropped more bait and got another 2 hookups but got reefed on both..

We than set the spread out and headed back to the mariner but no more hits on the lures so the marlin was not to be...but still had a great day...


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