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What’s Biting? Hawaii Sports Fishing Calendar for Kona

Hawaii Sports Fishing with billfish on lineOne of the most common questions we get asked is about what type of fish are in season. We get it! You want to know what to expect when you book your fishing charter with us.

The Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council provides general guidelines about catch rates for different types of fish, but every day of fishing is different.

When you fish with Bite Me Sportfishing, you’ll get to fish with some of the most experienced fishing captains in Hawaii. Fish have a mind of their own and are wild creatures. They don’t care what the calendar says. So every day our captains will fish for what will give you the best chance of a successful day of fishing. That’s why we’ve been voted best fishing charter in West Hawaii for several years. And, with six boats to choose from, we’re the first to know what’s biting, and what’s not. So use this fish calendar as a general guideline, but ask your captain about what’s biting:


December: Big Eye Tuna, Striped Marlin, Mahi Mahi, Blue Marlin

January: Striped Marlin, Blue Marlin, Big Eye Tuna, Mahi Mahi and Spearfish

February: Striped Marlin, Blue Marlin, Mahi Mahi, Spearfish and Big Eye Tuna


March: Striped Marlin, Blue Marlin, Spearfish, Mahi Mahi, Big Eye Tuna

April: Striped Marlin, Black Marlin, Spearfish, Big Eye Tuna, Mahi Mahi

May: Blue Marlin, Black Marlin, Striped Marlin, Mahi Mahi, Spearfish, Ono, Ahi & other tuna varietals.


June: Ono (Wahoo), Yellowfin Ahi (Tuna)and other tuna, Blue marlin, Black marlin, Spearfish, Mahi Mahi

July: Blue Marlin, Ono, Mahi Mahi, Yellowfin Tuna

August: Blue Marlin, Ono, Yellowfin Ahi, Mahi Mahi


September: Blue Marlin, Ono, Ahi, Mahi Mahi

October: Blue Marlin, Mahi Mahi, Big Eye Tuna

November: Big Eye Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Blue Marlin

Remember, these guidelines are based on historical fish reports. We know from experience that any day is a great day of fishing in Hawaii!

And you can eat what you catch right at the harbor with Bite Me Sportfishing! Visit our fish market and bring home some of the freshest fish in Kona at the Bite Me Fish Market Bar & Grill, located at Honokohau Harbor.