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.

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Silky Sportfishing

Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 40 reviews
Kailua-Kona
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trips from $680

Customer Reviews

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4.91
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Friendly captain
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Recommend this charter
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Appropriate for children
94%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Rob P.
Alexandria, VA
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Spring Break ‘21

VERIFIED   NEW  3/4 Day Trip on April 6, 2021
After a year postponement due to “you know what”; we finally made it to the Big Island and our long awaited fishing day...
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Darron N.
Santa Ana, California
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Best Crew on Island,

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on March 17, 2021
Steve and John are the best, we have been fishing every year for the last 3 years during our annual trip to the big island...
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Matthew G.
Strasburg, CO
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Half Day on the Sea, Tuna All Day

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip on March 25, 2021
What a great half day.  Crew was great, boat is top notch, and they know where to go.  We caught 4 yellow fin tuna and had...
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Brian F.
Twin Falls, ID
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Three quarter day trip on the Sulky

VERIFIED   NEW  3/4 Day Trip on March 23, 2021
Great captain and crew. They kept us entertained until we started catching fish. They worked tirelessly to find us fish and...
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Kamaka M.
Kailua-Kona, HI
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent  5.00
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October fishing trip

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on October 31, 2020
Amazing crew, Captain, service. By far the best charter fishing company to hire. No doubt. This Crew is exactly what Kona needs....
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