Anxious Sportfishing

73-1160 Kakahiaka St
Kailua-Kona HI, United States

Are you ready for an offshore adventure that will have you fighting some awesome deep sea pelagics? Then you need to book a trip with Anxious Sportfishing today. Kona is one of the few places in the world where you can have a short ride out and still have a real chance at hooking a giant pelagic fish!

Captain Brian Schumaker has been fishing for decades and running this charter company since 2005. He is ready and waiting to show you a fantastic time on the water.

Step on board Capt. Biran’s 36’ Bertram boat, lovingly restored in 2016. This vessel can easily have you and 6 fishing friends on board. When trolling, you’ll take it in turns to fish so as to prevent tangling.

This boat has twin 315 Yanmar engines to help get you to the fishing grounds fast. A short ride out will have your lines in the water before you know it. Pair this with full navigational equipment, including fishfinder, and Capt. Brian’s extensive knowledge of the area, and you’ll be on top of the fish all day long.

Whichever trip length you choose, you’ll have a fighting chance of catching your dream fish. The longer the trip the higher the chance of course. Your main target for the day the hard-fighting and awesome Blue and Striped Marlin. You’ll also have the opportunity to catch Yellowfin Tuna, Shortbill, Mahi Mahi, and Wahoo.

All billfish are catch and release, but for other species, the captain will happily fillet your catch for you. Also included in the price are all of the Shimano reels and custom made rods. This gear won’t let you down when reeling in your dream catch. Your fishing license for the day is also included.

You are welcome to bring along food and drink. There is a deli at the harbour to buy from that can go into the captain cooler on board.

There’s no better time to book. Start making unforgettable memories with Anxious Sportfishing today!


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Overnight Trip– 3 PAX Return Guests
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    1 day trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    US$ 2808
    up to 6 persons / day
    This is for return guests only, for a maximum of 3 passengers. Typically you'll head to the most southern point of the island where there are less fishing boats and pressure. You can do multiple tactics of fishing on this trip like inshore for Ono/Wahoo, offshore for Marlin & Yellowfin Tuna, nighttime inshore bottom fishing, or night time offshore fishing for Tuna/Swordfish. All fishing equipment is included, as well as lunch. You can bring more food and drink if you wish.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 795
    up to 6 persons
    This is your very best bet for catching your trophy fish. You'll be able to cover a lot more distance, and get the most out of your buck! All fishing equipment and tackle are included. You'll want to bring a packed lunch along to keep up your strength!
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 695
    up to 6 persons
    The 3/4 day package is a great trip for anyone who really wants to give catching a trophy fish a real chance! Go after Marlin, Spearfish, Yellowfin Tuna, and Mahi Mahi. All of your rods and reels are provided. Please bring along your own packed lunch.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 595
    up to 6 persons
    Kona is the only place in the world where you can book a half day and have a real chance at a giant pelagic fish! You'll start fishing right away and there is always the possibility of catching big fish less than 5 minutes into the trip. Great for beginners or someone who's worried about all day being too long. Please bring your own snacks and drinks, all fishing gear is provided.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 11:00 AM
    US$ 595
    up to 6 persons
    Come fish in the afternoon and have a great chance at catching deep sea predators in possibly the only place where this is possible! Fishing starts almost immediately. This short trip is great for beginners. All rods and reels are provided, but you'll need to bring your own refreshments.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Marlin (Blue)
Marlin (Striped)
Spearfish (Shortbill)

Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo

Boat Specs

Bertram (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1978, and restored in 2016. Powered by 2 315HP Yanmar engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 29 knots.

Length
33 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Trolling

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Kitchen
Outriggers
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 Included

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 3 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
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

About the Captain

Brian Schumaker
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, United States
Member since June 2015
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Captain Brian Schumaker has been doing this job since 2005. He loves it and enjoys every minute. His passion in life is fishing. He's won many tournaments over the years, taking top places for huge Marling. He takes great pride in these accomplishments. His favorite part of the job is catching Blue Marlin.
Response time: 6 hours
Response rate: 100%

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VERIFIED   February 28, 2017
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VERIFIED   July 14, 2016
Amazing job by the Anxious crew! Beautiful day and perfect weather, and they somehow managed to get my 8 year old son to catch...
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