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Kona Hawaii Fishing Report - October 2022 wrap-up.

There wasn't much going on with the marlin bite until just recently. All of the sudden, the marlin bite has turned on. Time to go fishing... only one problem for me. My boat is down and I'm still waiting for parts :( I've been down for almost 2 weeks. There aren't a lot of tourists here but we did have an influx of tourists that came in for the Iron Man competition. Hardly any of those people go out fishing though.

The otaru tuna schools are still popping up all over the place so that's the top bite of the month. Not many big ahi were caught this month. There's been very small ahi and aku (I mean VERY small) on V V buoy. Too small to mess with for eating but they make great bait.

Ono season is over and gone and it's now mahi mahi season and so far, it's been pretty good. Some "floaters" were found this month and they were loaded with small ahi, mahi mahi and even some ono. Just in case you are wondering what a "floater" is, it's any kind of debris that's floating around the ocean. It could be wood, rope, netting, floats, or any other interesting object that floats. The longer it floats around, the more marine growth it collects, and the more fish of all sizes are attracted to it. It's a whole aquatic food chain drifting around the ocean. When you see pictures taken here with multiple catches of mahi mahi, it's usually because they found a floater.

The bottom bite was quite productive because of all those small tunas that were easy to catch around V V buoy. I just picked up half a dozen or so and headed to the bottom fishing grounds. On most trips, it was fast action with a variety of fish biting. It was nice catching more than just sharks this month but the sharks were also around and trying to eat anything on the line that wasn't already a shark. Almost everything we brought up that wasn't a shark, got attacked by a shark on the way up. Sharks are fun to catch but as the saying goes, "variety is the spice of life".

See 'ya on the water,
Capt. Jeff Rogers,

 

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Thanks for another great report Capt'. It is pretty amazing what you find fish under. One of the best Dorado I've been on was under a piece of styrofoam..

What's wrong with the boat?

I hope the health is holding up, good luck!
 

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The boat should be done today. It started with a pinhole in the oil cooler cover causing me to lose coolant. I did a temporary fix with some Marine Tex. That bought me a few more trips but needing a new cover was inevitable. The mechanic got one but on installation day, he found out it was the wrong cover. Then he tried to do a better patch job on my old one. On installing, I could hear him grunting a lot so I asked what was going on. He said the S-shaped hose had broken so he was trying to make a straight hose work. I figured if he kept forcing it, eventually, he was going to tear the water fitting right off of the cooler cover, and 10 minutes later, that's exactly what happened. Order all new parts. Wait a week and guess what WASN'T in the box? The S-shaped hose. More waiting. We got it and it would have been finished yesterday except there is an odd-size, fine thread plug that screws into the bottom of the cover that wasn't in with the parts either. He hopes to find one locally. We will see.
 
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