Sport Fishing in Kona Hawaii
Capt. Jeff Rogers


Kona has the best fishing of all the islands and 2/3 of Hawaii's charter fishing fleet

Deep Sea Sportfishing Charters on the Big Island of Hawaii

Don't just go for a boat ride.

I use several different fishing techniques and target
a wider variety of fish than any other charter in Kona.
As a result,
I've maintained the highest catch rate in Kona every year since 1997!    
I catch fish! So, don't count on any rebate :)
Slideshow image Kona, Hawaii is one of the worlds top sport fishing destinations and it's the geography of the Big island that makes Kona Hawaii the deep sea sportfishing capital of the Pacific.

Huge mountains protect Kona's coast from the trade winds resulting in some of the calmest deep sea fishing waters you can fish in. Just 3 miles out from the harbor the depth is over 6000 feet deep! Many species of billfish roam the Kona coast along with tuna, mahi mahi, ono, several species of shark and a wide variety of big-game bottom fish. With so many kinds of fish and fishing styles available, there's little excuse for not catching fish.

*  Trolling  *  Bottom Fishing  *  Fly Fishing  *  Shark Fishing (daytime)  *
*  All stand-up tackle available on request   *  Casting  *  Jigging  *

* Here are some notable Kona catches caught fishing with Capt. Jeff Rogers *
-mouse-over on photos for more information-

6 billfish in one day! (Few Hawaii captains have done this many in one day)

grander blue marlin

We caught a "Grander"!
Even with some missing,
it weighed 1056 lbs.


biggest black marlin

We caught the biggest Black
marlin so far this Century!
843 lbs.


biggest striped marlin

We caught the biggest Striped
marlin of the Decade!
186 lbs.

Capt. Jeff Rogers with a 75 lb. Giant Trevally caught on a jig.....This is one of the hardest fighting fish you can catch!  

  "Whether you're looking for that big trophy catch of a lifetime, some delicious fish to take home or just wanting to catch fish after fish after fish until your arms are too weak to haul in another, I'll do my best to give you the best Hawaii fishing trip you've ever had!"

 I offer a unique "hands-on" sportfishing experience. People who have some fishing experience will appreciate the fact that they get to be involved in the sport fishing process.

 On charter boats that use a deckhand, it's the deckhand's job to do everything on the deck. You'll never get to touch the tackle except to (maybe) reel in a fish. Most people enjoy their fishing experience a lot more while learning the ropes and getting involved, turning your Kona Hawaii fishing trip into more of a contact sport and less of a spectator sport. I've been running single handed charters and teaching people how to big game fish for over two decades now so you don't need prior experience to do this.

 Another thing that sets Captain Rogers apart from the rest of the Kona fishing fleet is the fact that he finds "fishing" to be boring. Let's go catching! "I consistently catch more fish, more often than any other charter in Kona because I use a wider variety of techniques and target a wider variety of fish so it's usually not an issue of "if" we will catch anything but how many and how big. The typical Hawaii fishing charter will wander around the ocean all day trolling lures and hope for the best. The trolling bite is always in a state of flux so if the trolling bite is good and there's enough action to keep things moving, then that's what we can do. If not, the bottom bite is almost always a guarantee of catching big fish. Using this combination of fishing techniques usually produces several fish and breaks up the monotony of just trolling all day." You can always check out the Fish Photos page to see recent catches caught while using these techniques.

Stand-up fight! This fight lasted 4 1/2 hours and then the hook pulled out.

 Captain Jeff Rogers also stays current on the latest in fishing technologies. Electronics, rods, reels and lines have come a long way over the years. It's not much fun or much of a challenge fighting medium sized fish on the old school 130 lb. reels attached to the old school rods as big and stiff as a broom stick. Your typical Kona catch can barely put a bend in such tackle yet this is the typical gear of choice for nearly all of the Kona fishing fleet even if you're targeting smaller fish like ono or mahi mahi. Smaller, high performance rods, reels and line make catching the medium size fish like striped marlin, spearfish, mahi mahi, ono, shibi and jacks a lot more fun yet they have the strength and power to bring in even large pacific blue marlin, yellowfin tuna or huge dusky and tiger sharks. Several world and state record fish have been caught while fishing with Captain Jeff Rogers as can be seen on his "Hall of Fame" page and the majority of those fish were caught on light stand-up tackle.

Always friendly and courteous service!
Jolly Jeff Rogers is a sportfishing guide that loves to fish!

Hawaii fishing flags: Mahi Mahi (Dolfin fish), Kahala (Amberjack), Shark, Marlin, Ono (Wahoo) and Ahi (Yellowfin, Bigeye and Albacore tuna)
COVER STORY - Hawaii Fishing News: Capt. Jeff with the famous world/state record Randall's Snapper

This is a large web site. Please take the time to look around.

Fish Photo's Page
(No old photos here. All recent catches)

The Captains Guest Book
(See what the anglers have to say)

The Boat
(One captain, your choice of boats)

Hall of Fame Page
(Waiting for more records to be posted)

Kona Fishing Report
(Updated monthly on over 50 web sites)
Fishing Season Calendar    Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

seperation line

Bookings / Questions?
OR CALL  (808) 895-1852

My email filters are set on high to avoid the hundreds of spam e-mails
and some legitimate e-mails get trapped in the filter sometimes.
I usually return email messages within 1 to 2 days.
If I don't answer your email, please call me.

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Inaccurate weather reports about Kona abound on the internet. It rains almost every day on the top of Hualalai mountain and technically this is part of Kona but Kona town is located on the base of this mountain where it`s usually sunny and dry. The higher up the mountain you get, the wetter it gets. Near the shoreline and on the ocean, on the Kona side of the island anyway, it's fairly rare to get rained on. The above "Click for Forecast" link will take you to the current weather conditions taken from somewhere in Kona town. Below those current weather conditions is a drop down selection box where you can get the current conditions of Honokohau Harbor where the boats are located by selecting RAWS KOLOKO-HONOKOHAU HI US or you can get the current conditions at the Kona airport, just North of town and the harbor by selecting Keahole Point, HI (PHKO). This area is nearest to my favorite fishing grounds where we will probably be fishing.

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