Captain Jason Holtz, born and raised in Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii, is a fourth generation marlin captain. Jason got hooked on offshore fishing at a very young age by spending weekends with his father, who is still charter fishing after 50 years.
After attending college Jason went to work as a deckhand for some of Kona’s most renowned skippers. Jason’s passion for the sport led him to a job on the “globetrotting” mother ship operation “God’s Will” and “God’s Favor”(formerly “Madame and Hooker”) where he saw marlin fishing as good as it gets.
Traveling with world famous captains Trevor Cockle and Bubba Carter he chased marlin in over 10 countries. For 4 years, Jason saw the world from a 48 foot game boat, fishing in many of the world’s hotspots, such as Brazil, Cape Verde, Madeira, Bom Bom island, Ascension Island, and much of Central America. During these travels the the fishing team caught multiple “Grander” sized marlin up to 1337#.
Maybe more impressive than the number of big fish he’s caught for his clients is the fact that many of them were in high stake, big money tournaments, with wins approaching $800,000 in recent years.
Not only does he boast a truly impressive resume, Jason is also a very down to earth and like-able guy to fish with. He aims to impress and will surely make your day pleasant and enjoyable whether you are an angler looking for your first fish or a seasoned veteran looking for that trophy fish of a lifetime.
One of 3 Captains to weigh 3 species of Marlin over 1000 pounds.
Unofficially the only captain to catch a 1000# marlin in every Ocean
2013 - Top money winner of Hawaii Marlin Tourney Series
2012 – Winner of prestigious “Henry Chee” award.
2012 – Caught 628#, 757#, 940# Marlin, All in Tournaments
2010 – Caught 1104# Pacific Blue Marlin
2009 – 782# Blue in MM lure Tournament
2007 – 911# Blue in BIMT tournament
2006 – 941# Black on 50# test
2006 – 3rd top release boat, Cairns marlin season 92 marlin
2005 – Top release boat for Cairns season-94 Marlin
2005 – World record, Black marlin 973# Junior
2005 – World record, Black Marlin 565# small-fry
2005 – World record, Blue Marlin 490# on 20# test womens
2004 – 9 Blue Marlin in a day (personal best)
2004 – Released estimated 999# Blue marlin
2003 – World record, Blue marlin 433# on 20# test
2002 – 1337# atlantic Blue marlin, Ascension island (unofficially 3rd biggest in the Atlantic)
2002 – 1145# Atlantic Blue marlin
2002 – 265# yellowfin tuna (personal best)