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Thread: KONA Charter
Oct-22-2008, 04:46 PM #1
If you go out on a boat here, talk to the CAPTAIN first. Some salesman or someone on a different island selling a trip leaves to much room for error. So many things you might think are obvious are not. Things you tell the salesman or deckhand on another island, might not make it to the captain.
Thats the short story.....
Oct-22-2008, 05:19 PM #2
what boat did you go out on
Oct-22-2008, 06:06 PM #3
Come on... give it up... I know you want to tell us more...
Oct-22-2008, 08:41 PM #4
i'm guessing you did'nt use the "how to book a hawaii charter" sticky??? don't feel bad bro, i've been on those charters on the islands
Oct-22-2008, 10:04 PM #5
Oct-24-2008, 01:04 AM #6
My trips not over might do some more fishing. The more I thought about it the less pissed I was.
I think I went fishing with a top of the line operation. Captain and crew were great. The spots you fish, bait or no bait, 4 hours or all day, Tiagra 130's or stand up gear, catching anything that swims for the nephews or going for the big one are all huge ?'s. Communication is huge and make sure everyone is on the same page so a plan can be formed that makes everyone happy, don't assume.
On a side note...
I'm trying to do every tourist activity possible.
The subs are kinda cool.
I might have a fish report later if the helicopter doesn't crash tomorrow.
Did catch fish today in the back yard on Alii Drive.
Will be hard to leave...
Oct-24-2008, 11:34 PM #7
Hi Joe ,I read your post about wanting to go out and it was cool that you offered to pay for gas and other costs. I thought about it and didn't respond because it just aint happening on my side of the island and I heard that the odds are not good in Kona either. So my guess is that you booked a charter and got to wet a line with probably one of Kona's top crews and you were pissed cause you got no action... I know how you feel cause I get pissed when I don't catch anything too. If you got the bucks and I'm guessing you do you should try going out again.... see if they'll hang at one of the buoys that may produce some small stuff like mahi's or small tunas that you or your nephews can have fun with but i'll warn you again... just not happening out there. Oh and if you decide to try more shoreline fishing in the next few days just a headsup that a good sized swell is going to happen and it may or may not affect your plans. Glad you're enjoying yourself.
Last edited by addecus; Oct-24-2008 at 11:43 PM. Reason: forgot stuff
Oct-25-2008, 02:25 AM #8
Nice swells around Keahole side. As for being pissed about no fish... oh well there ain't shit out there which is why we didn't go for the last 2 weeks. One or two ono coming up with 60 boats out there is really bad odds. Charters are hit or miss right now. As for the fads... there all dead.... well maybe the Milolii ones are holding some 2 to 3lb rats. But friends are complaining so I wouldn't go out right about now. Shoreline fishing is the best bet right now.
Oct-25-2008, 02:58 AM #9
Right or wrong I felt like we got a boat ride, even the crew agreed to an extent. In the morning at the boat I asked where are we going, what are we doing. I was told were dragging these until something bites them. I figured it is what it is. I just would of liked to have known the options before the trip was over. I think we got a boat ride with a very skilled crew. The crew would of been suprise if we cought anything, they told me that . If there wasn't a chance in hell of catching anything maybee they should of hinted at that and not been so gung ho on getting us on a boat. We could of bottom fished, hell they could of taken us snorkeling, we didn't want our money back. I understand no one makes any money if the boat doesn't go out and its fishing you just never know, where do you draw the line?? Here's some tourists, go drive them around for awhile - - maybee they will stumble on to something.
The owner of the company I went with called me and seemed to be a stand up guy. He offered me and the family a free day of fishing but the nephews were over it, so we passed. He tried to give us a free trip probably a $1,000 trip which I was impressed with. Owner wanted his customers happy for sure, I paid less than that for our original trip. He tried but no more fishing this trip.
Spent the day today on the helicopter. Here is the lava flow as of today.
Oct-25-2008, 05:31 AM #10
Nice picture of the Four Seasons in the last one. Too bad Mr. Dell and his rich ass had to overdevelop the most beautiful and untouched portion of the Kona/ Kohala coast. The goal there was to keep the resort in touch with the natural surroundings. Hope his stock lost a lot of money. Greed will eventually be his demise.
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