Monster Blue Marlin Caught in Hawaii

Everyone knows that Deep Sea Fishing Season in Hawaii is year round. However, we are once again approaching those much anticipated months where it is the beginning of PEAK season. Can you think of any better place to embark on your fishing adventure than off of the breathtaking Hawaiian Islands? Whether you’re an experienced angler or just looking for something fun to do for the day, nothing beats the thrill of big game fishing and a day out at sea. In the upcoming month of May there will be no shortage of fish. It is peak season for just about every fish imaginable, both Blue and Striped Marlin, Spearfish, Dolphin (Mahi Mahi), Wahoo (Ono), Yellowfin Tuna (Ahi) you name it!

Recently HawaiiDeepSeaFishing boats have been making headlines with their colossal catches. Last month it was a giant 823-pound marlin caught off the southern coast of Oahu on Sportfishing boat Play n Hooky. In addition, just last week over in Lahaina, Maui Sportfishing boat Start Me Up got into the action as well securing a 661.5-pound big blue. The monster of a fish was ultimately lured in by Brad Schafer. He was fishing alongside Captain Randy Evans and deckman Jeremy Johnson.


From left, Brad Schafer, Capt. Randy Evans and Deckman Jeremy Johnson with their 661.5-pound marlin caught on Start Me Up.

Start Me Up promotes a “Catch a 500+lb. Marlin & Your Trip is Free” guarantee, and will also make a $300 donation to a Maui charity. Nevertheless, for catching the 600+ pound beast, Start Me Up gave Brad his trip for free and donated $300 to Habitat for Humanity.







Cook Your Catch

Bake or Grill your marlin with some Aloha Spirit! Try this easy recipe with the next big Marlin you catch

Cut Blue Marlin into 4 x 7 oz 3/4 in. thick each

1/2 cup lime juice
1/3 cup olive oil
2 tsp. chili powder
1 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
1 tsp. oregano
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
19 oz pineapple pieces, with juice


Mix all the ingredients for the marinade.

Marinate the marlin steaks in a glass dish in the refrigarator for 2 hours.

Drain the fish steaks.

Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C).

Bake for 8 to10 minutes.


Preheat the barbecue to medium heat.

Place marlin on a sheet of aluminium foil or in a fish broiler.

Cook the fish for 3 to 4 minutes on each side.

Cook Your Catch

Often times we get requests on the best way to prepare and cook your catch - here is one of our favorites

Marlin Kabob


1/2 lb Marlin steak, cut in squares
1 cup fresh basil leaves
1 tsp olive oil
2 Tbsp lemon juice
4 cloves fresh garlic, minced
15 cherry tomatoes
12 whole mushrooms
1 yellow pepper, cut in squares
1 green pepper, cut in squares

1. Combine basil, oil, lemon juice, garlic, and salt in blender or food processor. Process until smooth. The result should be a brushable sauce - add 1 Tbsp water if too thick
2. Alternate fish and vegetables on skewers. Brush on all sides with sauce
3. Place on a hot grill and cook until fish flakes easily, about 5 minutes each side

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Independence Day Light Show in Hawaii 2015

If you're in Hawaii on our Nations Birthday we have compiled a list of firework shows for you that you could attend after that successful day of fishing! 

July 3


Pacific Missile Range Facility, Barking Sands
4 p.m. entertainment, 9:45 p.m. fireworks
Free and open to the public with photo ID

July 4


Ala Moana Beach Park
8:30 p.m. fireworks (preview)
Tune into KSSK for the soundtrack

Kailua Beach Park
6 p.m. airshow, 8 p.m. fireworks

USS Missouri
6 p.m. picnic, 9 p.m. fireworks
admission required

Turtle Bay Resort
8:30 p.m. fireworks


Front St.
4 p.m. block party, 8 p.m. fireworks


Vidinha Soccer Field
4 p.m. entertainment, 8:35 p.m. fireworks
admission required

Big Island

Hilo Bay Blast at Bayfront
9 a.m.-9 p.m., 8 p.m. fireworks

5:30 p.m. parade, 8 p.m. fireworks

Waikoloa Beach Resort
10 a.m.-9:30 p.m., 8 p.m. fireworks

For more information

Kewalo Harbor Big Fish Chase - Saturday June 6, 2015

Located about 10 minutes from the heart of Waikiki sits Kewalo Basin Harbor. Kewalo has a history rooted in the art of fishing, and was traditionally the heart of a bustling fishing village in Kaka‘ako. On June 10, 1970, the largest marlin caught rod-and-reel in the world was caught by Captain Cornelius Choy off of Kewalo Harbor, weighing in at 1,805 pounds. The marlin was dubbed “Choy’s Monster” and continues to hold the record today. In honor of Choy’s Monster, Kewalo Harbor introduces the Kewalo Harbor Big Fish Chase. The base entry will be split evenly among the largest marlin, ahi, ono and mahimahi and the guaranteed $10,000 purse is split amongst the largest marlin, ahi, ono, and mahimahi.

2015 – Schedule of Events

June 5th 6PM – Pupus, Registration and Team Briefing at IBM Building – 1240 Ala Moana Blvd. – Honolulu.

June 6th 7AM to 4PM – Fishing

June 6th 4PM to 6:30 PM – Weigh in and Pau Hana

June 7th 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM – Awards and Mahalo Brunch


First Grander of the year!

Congratulations to angler Kai Rizzuto, Captain McGrew Rice & first mate Carlton Arai for bringing in the first grander of the year aboard the Ihu Nui. The blue marlin weighed 1058 pounds.