Hustler Sportfishing – Kona

The Hustler Sportfishing team is a legend in the Hawaiian waters! They held World and Hawaiian Record Fish, including multiple 300 lb Giant Blue Marlin, Yellowfin Tuna, and a monstrous 1207 lb Shortfin Mako Shark. If you want to go fishing with an outstanding crew, look no further!

“The Hustler” is one of the nicest Blackfin Sportfishing vessels that you’ll ever board, as it was completely rebuilt from its hull to the bridge in 2018. They got new upholstery and lounge cushions, air conditioning, marine controls, LED lighting and salon appliances, and brand new 370 HP Cummins engines, reaching a top speed of over 34 knots.

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 appliances for cooking, cup holders, a dining table, plenty of cooler space, and a bathroom. If it gets too hot outside, there’s an air-conditioned cabin.

Your main targets will be Tuna, Marlin, Spearfish, Mahi Mahi, Snapper, Wahoo, Trevally, and many more. The best thing is that you don’t even have to go too far to reach the best fishing spots – just 5 miles off the coast is enough.

The standard fishing equipment is available on the boat at all times. If you need fly fishing or snorkeling equipment, just request it in advance. The crew will also provide your snacks and bottled water but you can bring any other beverages and food you prefer.

The Hustler Sportfishing crew members are personable, knowledgeable, experienced fishermen, 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
    up to 6 persons
    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
    $1,100
    up to 6 persons
    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
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $950
    up to 6 persons
    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
    $775
    up to 6 persons
    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
    $775
    up to 6 persons
    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
    $590
    up to 6 persons
    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
    $590
    up to 6 persons
    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
    $590
    up to 6 persons
    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
Angler's Choice
2 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
8 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
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 was finally able to get a place here in Kona, HI. KC now splits his time between Kona and the mainland (Los Angeles) where his daughters Sophia and Ashlyn go to school.

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Targeted Species

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

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

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

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 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
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

Rating Summary
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4.67
out of 5 stars from 8 reviews
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Experience
Half day trip with Capt beau
January fishing trip
Happy Brthday from the Hustler!
+5
Angler Rating
6
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
71%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
86%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
43%
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Diana C.
Edmonton, AB
 5.00
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Full day trip

VERIFIED   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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Mike K.
Honolulu, Hawaii
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VERIFIED   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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VERIFIED   January 29, 2020
Great trip !
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VERIFIED   January 15, 2020
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