Fishing Kona Hawaii

July 14, 2014

July 2‑8, 2014


I spent a busy first week in July representing Lady Pamela II sportfishing in Kona Hawaii for a series of three big game fishing tournaments. I fished the Marlin Magic Lure Tournament on July 2nd and 3rd, the Blue Marlin World Cup on July 4th, and the 27th Annual Firecracker Open Big Game Tournament on July 5th and 6th.


The World Cup tournament is probably the wildest tournament I have ever fished. It is a one day only, Blue Marlin only tournament, and angling teams are allowed to fish anywhere in the world for 8 hours in their time zones. There is one winner only. No second place. We landed a 245lb Blue Marlin off Kona, but it was not quite as big as the 656 lb winner, also caught off Kona.


Kona Fishing

Kona Fishing


We had our greatest success in the Firecracker Open where we landed a 72 lb yellowfin tuna to take the prize for that category. Overall we had killer fishing in Hawaii, but it sure is nice to finally get back home to Ft. Lauderdale!


Tight Lines,

Capt. David Ide

Lady Pamela 2 Sport Fishing



What An Adventure!

I never leave reviews, but we had such a good time, I wanted to share with others. Captain David and his guys are top notch, you can tell as soon as you pull up that you have booked a great trip. We went out with them in April 2015 and we were told this was one of the best months for fishing off South Florida. The captain decided to fly kites (amazing!) to dangle baits so that the fish can’t see the hooks. I have never seen this, but it was amazing to see them do it. Within a few minutes we had a first sailfish on and then another hit. A double header! We landed both fish and the day went on just like that. We were watching the baits dangle on the surface all day.  Other boats in the area were “trolling” and weren’t catching any. David said it was because the water was so clear that it was important to kite fish.  I highly recommend booking them.

Todd Yurke