Fishing in Hilo in mid to late Feb Charter recommendations

Discussion in 'Hawaiian Fishing Reports Forum' started by ThunderMudder, Jan 11, 2011.

  1. ThunderMudder

    ThunderMudder Member

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    nal
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    hi guys,
    originally i'd posted about fishing in Kona as that was my intentions, but its looking like our group will be based out of Hilo rather than Kona so fishing out of Hilo looks like a better choice logistically.

    Can i get some full day charter recommendations for Hilo?
    Is the fishing significantly different our of Hilo than Kona?

    thx.
     
  2. SloTroller

    SloTroller Newbie

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    There's a huge difference between Hilo and Kona.

    Hilo is on the windward side of the islands, often exposed to the prevailing tradewinds. The water's usually choppy.

    Kona is on the protected leeward side and the water is almost always flat and calm.
     
  3. ThunderMudder

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    finally nailed down and booked my trip to Kona/Hilo. Not the easiest thing to do with 3 different parties to get to agree to a common location and schedule!
    just gotta figure out the best day for a fishing trip in Kona.
    thx for the advise so far guys!
     
  4. Startmeup

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    Lee
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    Same species both sides of the Island. My only concern would be sea conditions. Your talking leeward side vs. windward side. They don"t call it Lake Kona for nothing.I have boats available in Kona. I would go over and stay at the King Kamehameha for the night and fish Kona if weather was not favorable in Hilo. Good luck, Deliman.
     

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