Summer Heats Up

Kona gives up a big girl

Sometimes in marlin fishing, the dry spells can be downright demoralizing. Capt. Chris Donato has had his fair share of ups and downs though and understands the importance of maintaining a positive outlook. Because after all, happy boats and happy crews are the ones that catch fish consistently.

In this episode, he keeps his single charter angler busy, first with a bite from a giant blue marlin they estimated at well over 800 pounds. After releasing that fish, which came up on the short corner lure, they reset the spread and hooked a second smaller blue on a bullet fished on the stinger. That’s two-for-two, Kona style.

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