Did you see the news reports about the guy who caught a 1,058-pound marlin off the coast of Hawaii back in early 2015? It took him 30 minutes to land the fish, but in the end he had a memory to last a lifetime—and an awesome story that will make any fellow fisherman turn green with envy.
Whether you are a seasoned angler or a novice fisherman, catching a big marlin is a dream shared by nearly everyone who has ever picked up a fishing pole. These large, elusive and impressive catches are certainly not going to be caught on just any fishing trip, but there are a few things you can do to increase your chances of catching a marlin on your fishing charter in Hawaii.
Read on to learn about what you can do to better your chances of nabbing a marlin, and how booking a fishing charter in Hawaii will further increase your chances.
Know the seasons
You wouldn’t hope for snow in the middle of summer, or plan a duck hunting trip three months after the hunting season has passed. Similarly, you need to use the calendar when planning a fishing trip, especially if you hope to catch a marlin.
Three main species of marlin tend to be caught off the coast of Hawaii: blue marlin, black marlin and striped marlin. Each of these fish has a different ideal fishing season. Blue marlin is most often caught between May and October, with July and August being the peak months. Your luck with black marlin will be best from April through June. Finally, those hoping to catch a striped marlin would be smart to book a trip early in the year, specifically in January, March and April.
Once you know when you will be taking your fishing trip, it is time to book a fishing charter in Hawaii.
Perks of booking a charter
Is booking a fishing charter smart, or is it a waste of money? That is a question we field often from anglers, and we can tell you with confidence that it is always worth the money and effort, especially if you hope to catch a marlin.
When you book a fishing charter, you are not merely renting a boat. You are also booking a captain and crew that have extensive knowledge of the local waters, and who can take you to the hottest spots for catching marlin at your request. You will also benefit from their knowledge of bait, angling practices and other important marlin fishing techniques.
And even if you do not land a marlin, chances are your fishing charter will help you catch one of several other magnificent species, including mahi mahi, tuna, spearfish and more.
Find the right charter
If you are hoping to catch a marlin and want a fishing charter in Hawaii with firsthand experience with the fish, we hope you will book your next trip with Sea Wife Charters Kailua Kona Hawaii. We have been helping anglers find the best catches since 1982. Call us today to learn more!