Hustler Sportfishing – Kona

The Hustler Sportfishing team is a legend in the Hawaiian waters! They held World and Hawaiian Record Fish including giant Blue Marlin, huge Yellowfin Tuna, and a monstrous 1207 lb Shortfin Mako. Prior to the pandemic in 2020, they were the top “Big Fish” boat in Kona with 8 Blue Marlin that all weighed more than 700lbs. If you want to go fishing with an outstanding crew, look no further!

The “Hustler” is one of the nicest Blackfin Sportfishing boats that you’ll ever board, as it was completely rebuilt from its hull to the bridge in 2019. They got new upholstery and lounge cushions, air conditioning, teak wood, marine controls, LED lighting, as well as brand new 370 HP Cummins engines that can reach a top speed of just over 34 knots. It’s an extremely comfortable vessel, kept in immaculate condition inside and out.

The boat accommodates up to 6 guests on day fishing trips, while the overnight trips can take up to 4 visitors. To make your overnight trips super comfy, the boat has a BBQ, hot pad burners and other appliances for cooking, cup holders, a dining table, plenty of cooler space, and a bathroom.

Your main targets will be Blue and Striped Marlin, Tuna, Spearfish, Mahi Mahi, and Wahoo (Ono). The Hustler Team will also take you bottom fishing if discussed prior to the trip. One of the best attributes of Kona Hawaii, is that you’ll be fishing right along the majestic volcanic coastline, just a few miles offshore.

Top of the line Shimano and Penn IGFA fishing equipment is available on the boat at all times. If you need fly fishing or snorkeling gear, just request it in advance. You’ll be provided with snacks and bottled water, and you can bring any other beverages and food. The crew can also arrange pre-ordered lunches and hot BBQ, cooked fresh on the water at an extra charge.

The Hustler Sportfishing crew is personable, knowledgeable, experienced, and eager to make their guests happy. Safety, customer service, and catching fish is the name of the game!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Overnight Trip (24 Hours)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    24 Hour Trip, starts at 3:30 PM
    $1,750
    You depart at 3:30 p.m. and you'll be trolling lures spread the entire way to South Point USA hunting Ono, Yellowfin Tuna, and Marlin. When you arrive the crew will prepare your dinner and either drop our lines for nearshore fish or go offshore for some ikashibi night time action. The next day you'll drop our lines for some of Hawaii's best bottom fishing, then troll lures all the way home as we continue to hunt an even bigger one.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trolling (Extended)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $1,300
    You will be cruising the Kona Coast at 7–8 Knots dragging our most successful spread of lures. Marlin, Spearfish, Tuna, Mahi, Ono and a few other big game pelagics are the targeted species on these trips. These fish can range in size from 10 pounds to more than 700 pounds. The crew will supply coffee, water, and snacks, but all guest should bring their own food and drink for the day. Come fishing with the Hustler crew in paradise!
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trolling
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,100
    Targeting Marlin, Spearfish, Tuna, Mahi, and other big game pelagics. The crew will supply drinks and snacks, but feel free to bring anything else you might need. Snorkeling and fly fishing equipment can be available if requested.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trolling (Mid Day)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 10:30 AM
    $950
    You don't need to go far in order to reach the best fishing spots. Only 5 miles offshore you'll have the chance to catch Marlin, Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Wahoo, Spearfish, and many more. Snacks, drinks, and fishing equipment will be provided by the crew.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trolling (Morning)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $950
    Only 5 miles offshore you'll have the chance to catch some of the most amazing fish species: Marlin, Tuna, Spearfish, Wahoo, and many more. Some species are catch and release only, while some can be kept. The crew will clean and fillet your catch.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trolling (Afternoon)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    $750
    Only a few miles offshore you'll have the chance to reel in Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Spearfish, Snapper, Trevally, and many other. If you want to go snorkeling or try out fly fishing, just mention it in advance, so the crew can prepare the equipment on time.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trolling (Mid Day)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 11:00 AM
    $750
    Troll for amazing fish species, such as Snapper, Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Marlin, Spearfish, and many more. Snorkeling and fly fishing are also available, just request your equipment in advance. The crew will prepare your snacks and drinks.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trolling (Morning)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $750
    Troll for some of the best offshore species you can catch here: Marlin, Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Spearfish. You can also catch Wahoo, Snapper, and Trevally. The crew will clean and fillet the catch that can be kept.
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About the Captain

KC Pelle
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, United States
2 Fishing Reports
11 Customer Reviews
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Member since February 2019
KC Pelle is a USCG Certified Captain (50 Ton Master) and big game fishing enthusiast. KC loves nothing more than to angle the largest, most aggressive pelagics all over the world! KC grew up fishing Big Tuna's, Striped and Blue Marlin, Wahoo, and Dorado every summer for 20 consecutive years in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Around the age of 30, KC made his first trip to Kona, Hawaii and reeled in a healthy Blue Marlin (450 lb) and released (2) others in the 250 lb range. He knew then that Kona (the land of giants) was someday going to be his home. He slowly started making his way. For the last 10 years, KC traveled to Kona as a charter boat customer, deckhand and as the designated angler for many of the winning tournament boats. In 2015, KC sold his company and purchased the Hustler. KC has traveled the world a few times over and that makes for good conversation for the customers while everybody’s anticipating the bite.

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Targeted Species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Long-Tail Red Snapper (Onaga) Long-Tail Red Snapper (Onaga)
Marlin (Black) Black Marlin
Marlin (Blue) Blue Marlin

Marlin (Striped) Striped Marlin
Spearfish (Shortbill) Shortbill Spearfish
Trevally (Giant) Giant Trevally
Tuna (Bigeye) Bigeye Tuna

Tuna (Yellowfin) Yellowfin Tuna
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Blackfin (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1987, and restored in 2019. Powered by 2 375HP Cummins engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 34 knots.

Length
33 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Handline
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:

Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express

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Customer Reviews

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3\/4 day trip trolling for Marlin of whatever else was hungry.
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Friendly captain
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Recommend this charter
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Appropriate for children
89%
Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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3/4 day trip trolling for Marlin of whatever else was hungry.

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trolling (Morning) on December 9, 2021
Had an unforgettable trip with KC and Darren. KC is a top notch Captain that really enjoys seeing his clients catch fish. Darren...
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trolling (Mid Day) on December 28, 2021
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trolling on December 22, 2019
We had a lovely experience with Captain Beau! The lovely lady who was there helping was very knowledgeable and even though...
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Half day trip with Capt beau

VERIFIED   Half Day Trolling (Afternoon) on February 22, 2020
Great day of fishing, captain and crew were awesome. I highly recommend this boat and crew. Thank you so much guys
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FAQs about Hustler Sportfishing – Kona

Hustler Sportfishing – Kona offers the following trips to customers:
  • $750 per group - Half Day Trolling (Mid Day) (4 hours)
  • $750 per group - Half Day Trolling (Afternoon) (4 hours)
  • $750 per group - Half Day Trolling (Morning) (4 hours)
  • $950 per group - 3/4 Day Trolling (Mid Day) (6 hours)
  • $950 per group - 3/4 Day Trolling (Morning) (6 hours)
  • $1,100 per group - Full Day Trolling (8 hours)
  • $1,300 per group - Full Day Trolling (Extended) (10 hours)
  • $1,750 per group - Overnight Trip (24 Hours) (24 hours)

When you book a trip with Hustler Sportfishing – Kona, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Snorkeling Equipment (Available upon request)
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Multimedia System
  • Outriggers
  • Tuna Tubes
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Hustler Sportfishing – Kona include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Shimano IGFA 130)
  • Live Bait (Request Only)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks
  • Drinks (Bottled water)
  • First Mate (Tips are appreciated)
  • Fishing License

Hustler Sportfishing – Kona offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing

Hustler Sportfishing – Kona offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing (Available upon request)
  • Handline
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Hustler Sportfishing – Kona include:
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Long-Tail Red Snapper (Onaga)
  • Marlin (Black)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Marlin (Striped)
  • Spearfish (Shortbill)
  • Trevally (Giant)
  • Tuna (Bigeye)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo