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 Listing

Silky Sportfishing

20 reviews
Kailua-Kona
trips from $599

Fishing Reports

Rainbw core

January 18, 2020

After starting the day with a beautifu rainbow we rolle or about an hour and caught a 30# Shortbill Spearfish on a Baby Blue Flashaboo on the stinger . It was perfect for the customers ad 8 guestaiving the… Read Full Report →


March Ahi

March 26, 2019

The Kristofersen family stated of with a nice Blue Marlin. The boys and Dad had plenty of action with some tunas ! Read Full Report →


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

Rating Summary
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4.90
out of 5 stars from 20 reviews
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8 hour Trip
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Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
94%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
71%
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Dan H.
Honolulu, HI
 5.00
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8 hour Trip

VERIFIED   March 16, 2020
3/16/2020 My wife Ann and I visited from South Dakota and had a great experience.  We booked an 8 hour trip and...
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Rosalind B.
Kailua-Kona, HI
 5.00
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Great day fishing with the crew of Silky!

VERIFIED   January 17, 2020
I chartered a 3/4 day trip with Captain John as a Christmas gift for my husband. Instantly, I was impressed with the communications...
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Yasuo T.
Honolulu, Hawaii
 5.00
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3/4 day trip with Captain John

VERIFIED   February 18, 2020
got a blue marlin 375lbs and striped marlin 110lbs. the boat is very clean with air conditioning inside. but our favorite...
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Chuck H.
Loganville, GA
 5.00
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3/4 Day Trip On the Silky

VERIFIED   February 16, 2020
Great day fishing with Captain John.  Had a double hookup with two stripped marlin early in the morning.  Got both...
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John T.
Tacoma, WA
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Sea sickness notwithstanding...

VERIFIED   November 20, 2019
Went out this a.m. and did not fare well, stomach-wise, mostly due to a V.A. disability re left inner ear. Both Steve and John...
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