Silky Sportfishing

Honokohau Marina And Small Boa…
Kailua-Kona HI, United States

Silky Sportfishing is a family friendly charter fishing service that runs top notch fishing trips off the Kona coast. Anglers of all ages will enjoy fishing and snorkeling from a well maintained boat and in the presence of a very experienced crew.

The Silky is a 45 ft Viking that provides luxury air conditioned acommodations and tournament ready tackle. With two state rooms and two bathrooms, the boat gives you the chance to enjoy top of the range fishing in a very comfortable setting. A complete range of high quality fishing equipment is supplied on board, with Penn International reels from 30 lb class all the way up to 130, and the boat also features a fighting chair for those exciting big game battles.

Silky Sportfishing offers half, three quarter, and full day charters and also give you the opportunity to customize your trip to your specific requirements. As they are permitted for Kealakekua Bay special use, they offer fishing and snorkel trips and allow you to combine both these exciting opportunities on one trip.

Target Marlin, Mahi Mahi, Yellowfin Tuna, and more with a crew that has over 20 years’ experience and aboard a tournament ready boat. What more could you ask for from a Hawaii charter fishing trip?

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About this listing

Boat Specs

Viking (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1988. Powered by 2 485HP J&T Detroit Diesel engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 25 knots.

45 ft
6 persons
Types of Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Drift Fishing
Targeted Species
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Marlin (Blue)

Tuna (Yellowfin)
Two bathrooms
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Murray Bros
Life Jackets
Fly Fishing Equipment
Two staterooms
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Two bathrooms
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Murray Bros
Life Jackets
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Penn International reels, custom rods
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License
Fly Fishing Equipment
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 24 hours before the trip date.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

20% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker to guarantee your reservation. The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the captain on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods: Cash, Visa, Mastercard, American Express.

About the Captain

John Bagwell
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, United States
Member since August 2016
Captain John Bagwell has been fishing for big game since 1970. Having started his career in Daytona Beach, Florida, in the early 1970s, he has since then traveled extensively around the famous fisheries of the East Coast, the Bahamas, Mexico’s Yucatan Penninsula, and now Hawaii. With a career that began with fishing in North Carolina with sportifshing legends such as Buddy Cannady, Sam Stokes, Omu Tillett, Buddy Davis, and Sonny Briggs, he continues to provide top of the range sportfishing adventures forty years on. John has been living in Kona since 1998 and enjoys the unparalleled year round Blue Marlin and Tuna fishery that the area provides.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

Kailua-Kona Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

5 out of 5 stars from 2 reviews

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From the very start everything was perfect Good directions easy to find and a beautiful boat. After loading our gear we were off and fishing within 10 minutes of leaving the dock. John and his first mate were terrific. Obviously very knowledgeable about the fisheries and worked hard to get us on fish. The weather was perfect and 2 hours in we had a beautiful 40 Lb shortbill spearfish in the boat. When back at the dock Steve filleted the fish and we had some nice tablefair for dinner. It was delicious. I would recommend Silky Sportfishing to anyone looking for a 1st class trip with true professionals Thanks again and we’ll definitely be back

Jerry Miller  • Fished March 13, 2017
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Great experience, always a question when you book a fishing trip on what you get.  Very happy with the boat and the the crew. Very knowledgeable about the area and what it takes to catch fish. I would without a question fish with these guys again.

Doug Frauenholtz  • Fished November 21, 2016
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