Captain
John Bagwell

Member since August 2016

Kailua-Kona, United States

Background
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.

Hey, I'm Captain John Bagwell

Kailua-Kona, United States
Background
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.

My Charter Listings

Kailua-Kona
trips from
US$ 599

Fishing Reports

Kona's February report

February 10, 2017

The fishing has been awesome for most of February . Lots of action with Shortbill Spearfish , Blue and Striped Marlin ! We've caught some big Marlin and the entire fleet has been producing some of the highest catch… Read Full Report →


August started off with a bang !

August 01, 2016

We caught 3 out 5 Blues in the first day of the Hawaii International Billfish Tournament and took fisrst place through Wednesday Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

4.78 out of 5 stars from 3 reviews

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Went fishing on Monday, July 10, 2017

The trip was a great experience the only negative was the fish weren’t biting.

Fished July 2017

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Went fishing on Monday, March 13, 2017

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

Fished March 2017

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Went fishing on Monday, November 21, 2016

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.

Fished November 2016

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