Bite Me Sportfishing - Bite Me 1

74-425 Kealakehe Parkway Suite…
Kailua-Kona HI, United States

Bite Me Sportfishing wants you to experience Hawaii Sportfishing as it should be. Join them aboard their original boat, the Bite Me 1, and see why it’s in these waters that records have been made. This is one of the best 40 footers in Kona and is the perfect base for a medium-sized group or family.

Bite Me 1 is a 40’ Uniflite boat that features a pair of new 450 HP Caterpillar engines that drive it up to a top speed of 30 knots. Relax in comfort in between bites inside the covered cabin, or scan the surrounding seas aboard the shaded flybridge. With a clean bathroom on board, this is also a boat you will be proud to bring your family aboard!

Your trip will start at the Honokohau Harbor, a bustling marina located on the West of Kailua Kona. This is just a few minutes boat ride from the world-famous ‘Grander alley,’ a place where records have been made and lines have been broken thanks to Hawaii’s famously enormous fishery.

With local species including Mahi Mahi, Blue Marlin, Striped Marlin, Wahoo, Yellowfin Tuna, and Spearfish, this is without a doubt one of the best sport fisheries on the planet. Bite Me Sportfishing’s crew has been fishing these waters for many years and will not only make sure you catch fish, they will make sure you enjoy it, too.

Your main fishing technique will be trolling with artificial lures, a technique that has been honed in these very waters. You will be fishing with Penn International reels, with two at 50#, two at 80#, and five at 130#. And just in case you would like to try some light tackle fun, Shimano TLD Graphite reels will also be available, as well as custom designed Melton International rods. A full sized Murray Brothers fighting chair and Rupp outriggers complete the picture - this really is sportfishing at its best.

Whether you are a pro or a first-timer, join the team for the day and take a fishing trip to tell your friends about. Could this be your chance to catch a grander?


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Private
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    US$ 884
    up to 6 persons
    Take the full day to travel offshore and catch the fish of a lifetime. This is the perfect trip for dedicated anglers who want to explore several different spots and get the best shot of catching quality fish. With Spearfish, Marlin, Mahi Mahi and much more being caught in the waters near Kona, this has all the ingredients for a trip to remember.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip - Private
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    US$ 676
    up to 6 persons
    This trip can also depart at 10 30. You will be on the water for 6 hours, fishing for big game fish such as Billfish, Mahi Mahi and more.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Private (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    US$ 520
    up to 6 persons
    This trip will get you fishing for species such as Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, and maybe even Marlin.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Private (PM)
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 2:30 PM
    US$ 520
    up to 6 persons
    Perfect for groups who don't have a lot of time to spare, this trip will get you out on the water and fishing for a variety of local sport fish in no time. Marlin, Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Wahoo, and more await!
  • Shared trip
    1/2 Day Trip - Shared (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    US$ 124
    per person
    3 persons minimum
    This is the best option for the angler that wants to try sport-fishing. Join a share charter this is group of no more than 6 anglers. Everyone on the boat has a chance of hopping in the fighting chair for a time you will never forget.
  • Shared trip
    1/2 Day Trip - Shared (PM)
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 2:30 PM
    US$ 124
    per person
    3 persons minimum
    Part of a small group? This charter is perfect for you! Everyone will get the chance to have a go on the fighting chair and experience the thrill of hooking anything from a Mahi Mahi to a Marlin.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

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

Tuna (Bigeye)
Tuna (Skipjack)
Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo

Boat Specs

Uniflite (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1975, and restored in 2017. Powered by 2 450HP cummins engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 25 knots.

Length
40 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Trolling
Jigging

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
You Keep Catch
Crew Keeps Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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 Charter Operator

Bite Me Sportfishing
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, United States
Member since November 2015
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Bite Me Sportfishing is the largest sportfishing charter company in Hawaii. Their captains have been fishing the Kona coastline for most of their lives and will do everything in their power to put you on fish. The team includes Hawaii's only female captain, Deneen Wargo, who is also the only female angler to participate in the Hawaiin International Billfish tournament (and she came very close to winning it, too)! Deneen is married to Brian Wargo, the owner of Bite Me Sportfishing. Brian has done everything, from tackling down a shark to save a life to winning a Carnegie award and medal. He has even been on the cover of Reader's Digest! An amazing fisherman, he is a really good guy with a big heart, who takes care of his employees. The Bite Me team is made up of 30 people, from captains and crew to operations managers. They consider themselves to be one big family, and every team member goes out of their way on a daily basis to ensure every customer has a memorable experience.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

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Jordan Krystowski
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3/4 day trip with Captain Chad and Sandy

VERIFIED   July 23, 2018
My husband and I took a private charter out and spent the day on the water. Unfortunately we did not have any luck but Sandy...
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Bite me 1, 3/4 day

VERIFIED   July 3, 2018
We booked Bite Me 1 after a prior booking fell trhough.  The Captain was able to accept our charter on very short notice. Captain...
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