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Silky Sportfishing

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. For the past 10 years, he has been working with Captain Dave Bensko, so one of these two amazing Captains will be taking you out.

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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. For the past 10 years, he has been working with Captain Dave Bensko, so one of these two amazing Captains will be taking you out.

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Excellent
4.7 / 5
(182 reviews)
Kailua-Kona
 Last booking: 4 days ago
trips from $790

Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.7 / 5
out of 5 stars from 182 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.4 / 5
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Half Day trip with captain Mike and William
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
83%
Friendly captain
97%
Recommend this charter
88%
Appropriate for children
86%
Satisfied with the boat
97%
Catch intended fish
44%
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Kelli A.
United States
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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AMAZING Half Day wit Captain David

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on March 13, 2023
What an AMAZING 1/2 day with Captain David and his hand Camden!!!! I had expected to possibly go out and not catch anything. ...
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Mark B.
Harrisburg, PA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Good crew, great views. Fish landed.

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on March 10, 2023
Dan and Josh made our half day charter one of the better ones I’ve been on. I certainly recommend Silky. We caught a mahi...
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Don P.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
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5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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WE CAUGHT TWO FISH AND LOST ONE

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on April 11, 2023
VERY nice boat 42 feet long great fishing gear. Captain Dave provided us blnon alcohol drinks and fresh pineapple allowed us...
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Samuel C.
Kaneohe, Hawaii
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
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5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half Day trip with captain Mike and William

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on June 7, 2023
We took the whole family out while on vacation. Despite a couple of sea sick members of the family everyone had an amazing...
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Jason U.
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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Awesome Experience!

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on April 22, 2023
Had an amazing time on the water with Dave and Cam. They had us hooked up on a huge Blue Marlin not even 10 minutes out of...
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