by admin kona | Feb 25, 2020 | Latest News
Let’s have some fun with two versions of the same story. The first is the language of those that spend considerable time on the water, especially the ocean. The second is the version in plain english.
The nautical version: The Scott family being ocean lovers decided to take a fishing trip on their favorite VESSEL. Upon arriving at the SLIP the captain greeted them warmly and asked them to be careful as they stepped on the COVERING BOARD to enter from the STERN. As they entered the COCKPIT they noticed that their favorite boat had a new fighting chair to hold the SHIMANO 130’S. Quickly the deckhand oriented the first angler to the new chair while the rest of the family got comfortable in the SALOON. Refreshments were stored in the GALLEY and the trip got UNDERWAY. The captain slowly pulled away from the dock while the deckhand moved to the BOW to untie the PAINTER. Slowly the boat left the harbor and soon the lines were set for fishing. Two lines were set on the PORT side and two lines were set on the STARBOARD side. It was not long until the TEASER did its job and a Marlin bit the LONG CORNER. As is common practice the Marlin was released unharmed and the day was a success. Once back in the harbor the captain used the HELM and the engines deftly to back in to the dock while the deckhand placed the FENDERS as the boat was stored for the night.
The english version: The Scott family being ocean lovers decided to take a fishing trip on their favorite boat. Upon arriving at the parking place the captain greeted them warmly and asked them to be careful as they stepped on the railing of the boat to enter from the rear. As they entered the open fishing part of the boat they noticed their favorite boat had a new fighting chair to hold the reels and poles. Quickly the deckhand oriented the first angler to the new chair while the rest of the family got comfortable in the indoor covered area. Refreshments were stored in the kitchen and the trip started. The captain slowly pulled away from the dock while the deckhand moved to the front of the boat to untie the rope attached to the buoy. Slowly the boat left the harbor and soon the lines were set for fishing. Two lines were on the left side of the boat and two lines were tied on the right side. It was not long until the plastic fake fish with no hooks did its job and a Marlin bit the line that was set off the left back corner of the boat. As is common practice the Marlin was released unharmed and the day was a success. Once back in the harbor the captain used the steering wheel and the engines deftly to back in to the dock while the deckhand placed rubber inflatables to keep the boat from rubbing the boat next to it as the boat was stored for the night.
by admin kona | Nov 28, 2019 | Latest News
What a treat for the Colton family. Under the great team of Captain Tony and Carlton “The Teacher” our charter hooked three Blue Marlin and landed two. Exciting for all on board. The team released one, one released itself ( Good for him ) and one was kept for smoking. Memories are made for a lifetime when you experience the calm, beautiful waters off the Kona coast.
by admin kona | Nov 18, 2019 | Latest News
FIshing to many is getting a worm, baiting a hook, sitting on a dock, getting bored and then deciding a swim is much more fun. We would like to let you experience fishing like you have never imagined. This is done by booking a trip on the Kona Fishing Charters luxury vessels.
Our real desire is to create MEMORIES for a lifetime. When you get back to shore after spending time with us you will tell your friends and family what a great experience you had. Starting with meeting our friendly and competent crew. Next you stepped onto a beautiful boat that was clean, comfortable and spacious. As the boat left the harbor you were given a lesson on the proper way to use a fighting chair as well as visiting the captains bridge to see how we navigate our crystal clear waters.
Throughout the day you will see volcanoes, dolphins, flying fish, whales in season, and hopefully the island of Maui. You can get a history lesson on the native Hawaiians while relaxing waiting for the big fish to take our lures. Yes, we even hope that your memories include catching and releasing the Blue Marlin regarded as the most exciting sportfish in the ocean. Along the way your memories may include catching dinner for you and your family. That includes the delicious Ahi Tuna, Mahi Mahi and Ono. You can relax in our air conditioned salon or hang out on the top deck letting the warm sea breeze add to your enjoyment.
As you step off our boat at the end of the day we bid you farewell with a big Mahalo for allowing us to become part of your Hawaii memories.
by admin kona | Nov 11, 2019 | Latest News
Imagine what is possible in paradise. Everyone knows the beauty of the landscape: dramatic waterfalls, towering volcanoes, incredible sunsets, luas on the beach, breaching whales, surfing waves and flowering trees.
On the big island you can go back in time and experience all that plus how the land looked as it was being formed from massive lava flows. If you have not visited the Kona coastline you are missing a real treat. As you troll along with us in our first class vessels you will experience the lava flows as the explorers did centuries ago. Also, you may be fortunate enough to catch dinner just like the native Hawiians. Get up at sunrise, jump on Mauna Kea or Mauna Loa, and be back to your lodging in time for afternoon drinks on the beach. We look forward to your visit. We will not disappoint.
by admin kona | Nov 6, 2019 | Latest News
As the mainland moves toward winter weather we once again enjoy the warm sunshine, beautiful waters and plentiful fishing off the Kona Coast.
Since our waters are protected and deep sea fishing is always turned on we look forward to more visitors taking advantage of the ultimate outing. Our Kona Fishing fleet is ready for your visit. You will never experience a finer crew and better appointed vessel. Humpback whales we will be entering our water by mid December and seeing one of these magnificent mammals is likely. We look forward to being your host in the future.
by admin kona | Jul 1, 2016 | Latest News
Sharks have been a hot topic this summer – they were spotted all along the coastlines of the United States, especially alongside the east coast. Because of the recent news about sharks, we thought it’d be interesting to compile a list of shark facts – and discuss the species of sharks you might see here in Hawaii. We may be a few weeks late for Shark Week but it should be fun to see if you have learned anything new about humanity’s favorite carnivore.
10 Awesome Shark Facts!
- There are about 40 different species of sharks around the Hawaiian islands – most absolutely harmless to humans! One species of shark is only 8 inches long while another species can grow to be over 50 feet! The four most common sharks seen in Hawaii are the sandbar shark, the white-tip reef shark, the scalloped hammerhead, and the tiger shark (which isn’t as common as the other three).
- Sharks respond to a sound in the water that let’s them know an injured fish is nearby. This is an infrasonic sound that injured fish make, drawing sharks to an easy meal.
- Most shark species can be found in open water, allowing them plenty of space to swim and an abundance of fish to eat, although some are still found closer to shore looking for other types of prey.
- Sharks can generate up to 40,000 pounds per square inch of pressure in a single bite. That’s enough to chomp off a limb of an animal.
- Pygmy sharks are among the tiniest sharks in the world. They measure an average of 8 inches (20 centimeters) in length and can make their own light.
- Sharks can actually tan, although it’s not for beauty alone! Some hammerheads tan near the ocean’s surface. The darkening of their skin helps them establish better camouflage which allows them to catch more prey.
- There is actually a way to track tiger sharks in Hawaii here. The tracking has helped scientists realize that tiger sharks occupy a large range of territory in the Hawaiian islands, instead of just sticking to a particular place or area.
- It was only just recently discovered that sharks can live inside active, underwater volcanoes which is one of the coolest things ever. Recently, ocean engineer Brennan Phillips led a team of researchers to the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific to investigate the hydrothermal activity – exploring a volcano that was buried in the ocean in layman’s terms. What he discovered there was astounding – sharks, stingrays, and other large creatures were all living inside an active underwater volcano.
- Sharks are an important part of Hawaiian culture. Sharks have provided the people of Hawaii with tools for a long time. Shark teeth were used as knives while shark skins were used for hula drums. Sharks, however, weren’t just used for practical purposes. They also played a large role in Hawaiian spirituality. Some sharks were considered equal to Hawaiian royalty (ali’i). If a family member died, it was sometimes believed they could be reincarnated into a shark and this shark would become their guardian spirit and protector. Also, at least nine Hawaiian gods are associated with sharks: Kamohoali’i, Kua, Kuhaimoana, Kawelomahamahai’a, Kane’apua, Kaholia-Kane, Ka’ahupahau, Keali’ikau o Ka’u and Kaehuikimano o Pu’uloa.
- Electroreception allows sharks to notice changes in saltwater electricity conduction. Blood changes conductivity and sharks can smell it in the water. This is why people say that you’ll attract sharks if you’re bleeding in the water. Because they can smell that something is injured. Even though they don’t aim for human prey, they sometimes make a mistake. Still, shark attacks are very rare, just stay alert and be careful.
- Omnivores or Carnivores? All shark species only eat meat which makes them carnivores. However, sometimes it seems as if some species of shark eat more than meat. That’s because certain species of shark, including the tiger shark, often eat anything in its path including trash. They derive no healthy benefit from this, only from eating meat.
If you want to test your knowledge about sharks the state of Hawaii has a quiz available for you to take. So go on, see if you know your stuff after reading this post. Perhaps you’ll learn something else.
You’ll learn plenty on the Kona Fishing Charters fishing charters when you come out to fish with us. We can tell you about sharks and the fish they eat while you catch your own meal. Call us at (808) 960-1424 to book your fishing trip!