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Bite Me Sportfishing – Bite Me 1

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 records have been made in these waters. 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 Cummins 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 can easily 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 short boat ride from the world-famous “Grander alley,” a place where records have been made and lines have been broken thanks to Hawaii’s 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. The crew has been fishing these waters for many years and will not only make sure you catch fish, but they will also make sure you enjoy it.

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. 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 Murray Brothers fighting chair and Rupp outriggers complete the picture – this is sportfishing at its best.

Whether you are a pro or a first-timer, join Bite Me Sportfishing on the Bite Me 1 for the day and take a fishing trip to tell your friends about!



About the Captain

Stephanie Smith
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, United States
2 Fishing Reports
140 Customer reviews
Response time 3 hours
Member since November 2015
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.

About this listing

Targeted species

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

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
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Outriggers

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
First Mate
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 3 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
Crew Keeps Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.2 / 5
out of 5 stars from 15 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.2 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.1 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (10)
3\/4 day trip with bite me 1
June fishing trip
June fishing trip
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
73%
Friendly captain
90%
Recommend this charter
80%
Appropriate for children
82%
Satisfied with the boat
82%
Catch intended fish
55%
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KIMBERLY L.
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Great crew that made this little girls birthday one to remember

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip (AM) – Private on June 2, 2021
We set out on a fishing trip to celebrate my daughter’s birthday. She loves fishing and was hoping to catch something as...
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Greg W.
Leshara, NE
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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June fishing trip

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Private on June 7, 2021
One of the best days fishing ever, we caught 160lb Blue Marlin, 110lb Ahi, and two 48 inch Onos’. Captain Chad and First...
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Mark E.
Boise, ID
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half Day with Captain Chad and First Mate Sandy!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) – Private on June 7, 2021
Novice fisherman made to feel like pros, thanks to Captain Chad and First Mate Sandy. Two caught/released Marlins made...
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Andrew D.
Decatur, GA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half Day Trip with Captain Andy

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) – Private on March 29, 2021
Captain Andy was great, and we had a great time fishing.
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Michael S.
United States
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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3/4 day trip with bite me 1

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip (AM) – Private on October 5, 2021
Great time and a great catch!
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FAQs about Bite Me Sportfishing – Bite Me 1

Bite Me Sportfishing – Bite Me 1 offers the following trips to customers:
  • $157 per person - Half Day Trip (AM) – Shared (4 hours)
  • $157 per person - Half Day Trip (PM) – Shared (4 hours)
  • $754 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) – Private (4 hours)
  • $754 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) – Private (4 hours)
  • $970 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (AM) – Private (6 hours)
  • $970 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (AM) – Private (6 hours)
  • $1,184 per group - Full Day Trip – Private (8 hours)
  • $1,184 per group - Full Day Trip – Private (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Bite Me Sportfishing – Bite Me 1, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Flybridge
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with Bite Me Sportfishing – Bite Me 1 include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Bite Me Sportfishing – Bite Me 1 offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing

Bite Me Sportfishing – Bite Me 1 offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Bite Me Sportfishing – Bite Me 1 include:
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Marlin (Striped)
  • Spearfish (Shortbill)
  • Tuna (Bigeye)
  • Tuna (Skipjack)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo