Visions of Granders

Fishing off Kona, Hawaii, with Capt. Chris Donato aboard his 37-foot Merritt, Benchmark.

Kona is home to some of the finest blue marlin fishing anywhere in the world, showcased here through the unique lens of charter skipper Capt. Chris Donato. After a stint in Samoa, which yielded his first 1,000-pound blue, Donato relocated his operation to the flat-calm waters off the Big Island, where he is now fishing hard and raising a family as well. It’s Visions of Granders, Kona style.  

After a trip south to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, Capt. Chris Donato returns to Hawaii for the winter season aboard his classic 37-foot Merritt, Benchmark.