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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!



About the Captain

KC Pelle
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, United States
2 Fishing Reports
8 Customer Reviews
Response time within an 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) 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 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

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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.
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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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Mike K.
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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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VERIFIED   Half Day Trolling (Morning) on July 3, 2019
Totally worth it experience, absolutely priceless! We caught a 769# Blue Marlin, there is no way I could have done this on...
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Soldotna, AK
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January fishing trip

VERIFIED   Full Day Trolling on January 29, 2020
Great trip !
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January fishing trip

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trolling (Morning) on January 15, 2020
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FAQs about Hustler Sportfishing – Kona

Hustler Sportfishing – Kona offers the following trips to customers:
  • $590 per group - Half Day Trolling (Mid Day) (4 hours)
  • $590 per group - Half Day Trolling (Afternoon) (4 hours)
  • $590 per group - Half Day Trolling (Morning) (4 hours)
  • $775 per group - 3/4 Day Trolling (Mid Day) (6 hours)
  • $775 per group - 3/4 Day Trolling (Morning) (6 hours)
  • $950 per group - Full Day Trolling (8 hours)
  • $1,100 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