May 4, 2012 – Fishing Kona Yields Big Ahi!

Jeff and Jennifer from Oregon joined me today for some deep sea Kona fishing.  The last few days I’ve caught a few ahi in some really nice porpoise schools far south of the harbor so we decided to leave the dock early and head that way.  We ran pretty far and set up trolling just outside Keauhou.  I headed out to some areas where I thought the porpoise would be and they weren’t there.  A few other boats came running up from the south and I started to get worried that we wouldn’t find them.  We continued down…way down, off the small village of Milolii and there they were!  At first they were spread out for a few miles and as I made trolling passes I marked two nice ahi holding deep in the school.  An hour into it, still no bites and the school started to get tighter so we put up the greenstick.  We made pass after pass and the fish were still deep at 50-60 fathoms.  Finally, after a few hours in the school and ahi exploded on one of our squids.  We were on!  Jennifer was first up and got strapped into the harness.  She made quick work of her first ahi that weighed 106lbs!  They decided to mount it and have a perfect spot for it….next to a 150lb blue marlin they caught last year!  Jeff and Jennifer will be fishing with me on Wednesday and Thursday so hopefully I can get them into more action!

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