Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Start of summer...

My crew and I have had some decent fishing aboard Bwana the past couple weeks.  Fishing in a whole has been pretty quiet for most but a few of us have been seeing some big fish and a couple days where we stumble across the action.

We had a catch of a lifetime on 6/21/12, releasing a estimated 900 + lb blue marlin on 50# test tackle!  We got some great pictures and go-pro footage of the capture which I will be posted video on my youtube page soon.

A week or so later we lost another slob for the boss that I called over a 1000 pounds on the bite, it took a couple hundred yards out on us then pulled hook when she made her first jump!

The fleet has been seeing some good ones too, 974 lb blue was weighed last week, a couple 800 + marlin lost and a handful of 500-700 released.

Our first wave of summer fish haven't shown up yet, it could be any day now when the numbers start coming thru.  Were just now seeing some debris floating close to the island with mahi mahi and ono, which is a good sign that the right current is hitting us.  Plenty of big ahi around as well, makings of a good summer when everything comes together!

Still have some time available so please inquire about your next fishing trip with us aboard Bwana!

Aloha, Capt. Teddy Hoogs

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Big ahi catch! 5/28/12

Husband and wife anglers Paul and Thora Theisen joined us for an exciting day fishing for tuna!  We found the north school all to our selfs and immediately starting to catch!  We went 6 for about 9 bites out of big yellow-fin tuna or Ahi.  The weights ranged from 50 lbs -to- 150 lbs.

Great way to start summer off, looking forward to the months ahead coming into our fishing season.

Still some great openings available during the next couple months.  Check our availability aboard Bwana from my website www.teddyhoogs.com and click on reservations to view open dates.

Aloha, Capt. Teddy Hoogs

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Bwana Sportfishing 650 lb Blue Marlin Released

March madness and April's good one!

March gave us some good action from all species, stripe marlin, ahi, few blues and a bunch of mahi mahi. Included in the post are some pics of the mahi madness and if you log onto my youtube account you can see some videos we made from our gopro of the recent action.

April gave us a good one, we released a blue estimated around 650 lbs and lost another one the same size or bigger that same day!  Again check out my youtube channel for some blood pumping video of that fish!  Youtube channel link: http://www.youtube.com/user/TeddyHoogs

The action has its good weeks and slow weeks this winter/spring, but all and all has been a decent year for fishing.

Aloha, Capt. Teddy Hoogs

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Been awhile...

For all you loyal followers and new visitors to Bwana sportfishing blog, I apologize for the lack of updating our blog with new adventures. A series of events had me pretty busy, now were just starting to settle back into all the new things in my life!

Back in June 2011 there was a lot of talk of our old boat Kila Kila coming back to Kona, also word of a new opportunity in the harbor and a captains position. I was fortunate enough to have the best of both worlds, still having access to the boat I fished and loved for a few years, Kila Kila, and I got the new captains position running a 2008 46' Gamefisherman, now named Bwana.

For a few months it was go go go, with the shipping of the new boat, relocation of Kila Kila from Oahu to Kona, and summer tournament season my crew Joe Thrasher and I were flat out.

Also to add to the new events, on January 22nd, 2012 my wife and I had our first child, Lillian Lehua Hoogs! We feel very fortunate with life's blessings and are very excited for the present and future.

We are still accepting bookings for sportfishing charters, now aboard Bwana. Fishing has been pretty good this year so far with two grander blue marlin already weighed and lots of winter time action, stripe marlin, ahi, mahi mahi and a few blues around.

We still have a couple tournaments this summer open, and blocks of time that should produce good fishing this year. Please check out our calender on our website www.teddyhoogs.com to check availability.

Look forward to reconnecting with my past clients and fishing with new ones, aboard the new operation!

Aloha, Capt. Teddy Hoogs