Aloha Team Kona Fishing Charters fans,
This has been a great start of the year for team Kona Fishing Charters. Not only are the new boats performing well the catching of big fish is the talk of the town. Captain McGrew Rice his sidekick Carlton Arai have been setting a torrid pace for the Kona harbor. By now you have all heard of the 1058 pound Blue Marlin that was landed several weeks ago. Kudos to the captain and crew but special kudos to Kai who was the angler. What a special treat to have a competent 16 year old in the chair for the grander. Little did we know that the news of the great catch would go viral and be viewed all over the world. If you are interested in seeing more about the Blue Marlin catch view the Kona Fishing Charters website as well as our facebook. There are videos posted from our Go Pro cameras that show you how exciting the day was. What has not been talked about as much is the crew’s catching prowess since the first of the year. Our Kona Fishing Charters fleet has landed a 996 pound Blue Marlin, a 741 pound Blue Marlin, a 550 pound Blue Marlin, and several others in the 450 pound range. In addition we have been able to continue catching Spearfish, Mahi Mahi and an occasional Ono. The yellow fin tuna have been more elusive but if any are caught on the charter boats you can be assured McGrew and Carlton will land more than their fair share.
We thought you would be interested in the following email put out by our harbor tournament organizer Jody.
“Some like to say that the recent ahi run is responsible and some say
that spearfish are granders favorite food, and when they come in, so do
the big blues.
People say a lot of things in fishing, but one thing when said is
noncontroversial – when it is hanging on the scales and weighs 1,058
pounds – its a Grander.
Yesterday was an epic “All Kona” kind of day when Capt. McGrew Rice and
Carlton Arai took out famous Big Island author, lure maker and McGrew’s
high school math teacher – Jim Rizzuto – and his grandson Kai and after
a well executed 30 minute battle, returned to the scale with the third
career grander of the dynamic duo team career of Rice and Arai.”
We hope your year has started as well as ours! Thanks for your continued support and encouragement. When your travels bring you to the Big Island please look us up. We will always keep the lights on for you. Good weather, calm beautiful pristine waters, and year around sunshine wait for your next visit.
Team Kona Fishing Charters