In any case, the action for blue marlin in Kona was so hot it was ridiculous! I was out on the water with different boats for about 20 of the 30 days I was there. Most days, we scored multiple blue marlin. I was able to accompany some well known Kona captains there and interview them for future articles, including Marlin Parker, Gene Vanderhoek, and Guy Terwilliger.
I also managed to score a bunch of super rare high quality underwater shots of spearfish, the rarest billfish in the world. The images led to another article that will appear in the future in Marlin Magazine. After that I hopped on the Kila Kila, captained by Teddy Hoogs, and we went out night fishing for big albacore and yellowfun tuna. "Albies" get over 70 pounds there. We got some great content that will appear in a night fishing feature I'm writing for Bluewater Boats and Sportfishing Magazine.
Right now I am really excited to pick up the new Marlin Mag issue. It should have a feature I wrote about fishing in Nicaragua (see below posts).