A'u Struck Sportfishing

Book your next trip with A’u Struck Sportfishing and find out what you’re missing in Kailua-Kona. Having logged many hours on these tides, Captain Dave knows them forwards and back.

These waters are known for Blue Marlin, Shortbill Spearfish, Yellowfin Tuna, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, Bigeye Tuna, Skipjack Tuna, and more – with any luck, it won’t take long to hook into some. On these trips, you can expect to troll using light or heavy tackle.

Depending on the catch, you will share the spoils of your adventure with the crew. Some fish are catch-and-release so they have a chance to fight again. The crew will be happy to fillet and bag some of the catch for you (depending on the size and species)

Capt. Dave runs a 30’ Precision offshore sport fishing vessel with space for 4 passengers. It has outriggers, a fighting chair, and all the essentials no fishing machine can run without. There’s a toilet on board for your convenience. Your captain will provide rods and reels, along with lures. Live bait may available, but it’s good to ask about this so you know if you’ll be catching it yourself.

Your fishing license for the day is covered by the charter boat, so you can drive right over and come aboard without any hassle! Have in mind that you may release some fish due to regulations. Your captain will help you follow regulations while you fish. It’s recommended to bring sunglasses, a hat, and sunblock (non-spray). Cold bottled water will be available for you. Alcohol is allowed in moderation, but try to avoid hard liquor as well as glass bottles. There will be some light snacks provided on board.
Children 10 years and older are welcome.

How often would you rather be fishing? Go on and turn that daydream into a reality, with A’u Struck Sportfishing.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    US $595
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    US $695
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FAQs about A'u Struck Sportfishing

A'u Struck Sportfishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $595 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • US $695 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with A'u Struck Sportfishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Outriggers
  • Tuna Tubes
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with A'u Struck Sportfishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (Depending on availability we'll catch and use)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks
  • Drinks (Ice cold bottled water)
  • Fishing License (Currently no license is required in Hawaii)

A'u Struck Sportfishing offers the following type of fishing:
  • Offshore Fishing (Trolling for larger fish is our preferred method)

A'u Struck Sportfishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Trolling (Trolling for larger fish is our preferred method)
  • Spinning
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with A'u Struck Sportfishing include:
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Sailfish
  • Spearfish (Shortbill)
  • Tuna (Bigeye)
  • Tuna (Skipjack)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo

Meet the Captain

Dave Datz
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, United States
ID & license verified
42 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since July 2023
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Capt. Dave runs trips out of Kailua-Kona aboard a 30’ Precision offshore sport fishing vessel. These waters are known for Marlin and Mahi Mahi and he will show you how to catch them. With extensive knowledge of the area, he has a trick or two up his sleeve, and the only way to learn is to join him out on the water!

About this listing

Targeted species

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

Boat specs

Precision (Sportfishing) originally built in 1994, and restored in 2023. Powered by 2 170HP Yanmar Diesel engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 25 knots.

Length
30 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of fishing

Offshore Fishing
Trolling for larger fish is our preferred method

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Trolling
Trolling for larger fish is our preferred method
Spinning
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Depending on availability we'll catch and use
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
Ice cold bottled water
Fishing License
Currently no license is required in Hawaii

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 14 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
You Keep Catch
We're happy to clean and bag the smaller fish for
Crew Keeps Catch
Fish 30 pounds and over stay with the crew
Catch and Release Allowed
Larger Marlin can be released to fight again

Payment

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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

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