The trip went great, but the fish were safe with us fishing for them! We had one Mahi on the line, but it got off pretty quickly. Other than that, no other fish were interested in John's tasty looking lures....it certainly wasn't for lack of trying! John and Alan were great and tried their darndest. John found a large pod of dolphins, we followed the pod and pinged many, many Ahi, and even saw some surfacing, but none were hungry. We had a great time though and enjoyed the dolphins and pilot whales that John spotted. I'm attaching a photo that Suzanne took of one of our many happy dolphins. Thanks so much for all your help in coordinating the charter....you made the process so very easy and we appreciate that. We will save our pennies so that we can go out with John again in the future.”!
It was one of the best days of fishing I have ever had, dolphins, whales, and lots of fish on a great boat and great crew. I have been fishing for years and would go on no other boat. I used to work for Steve Winn at the Bellagio Resort in Las Vegas so I would hope that you would take my my word, the Silky is the BEST!
We were able to reel 2 of the striped marlin in one was 77" and another 78". We tagged and released them - thanks guys, it was amazing. They are a one boat operation, that at least on the day we were out - out-fished all the larger charters - thee guys are an amazing team.!
My family lives on the Big Island and I try to go back and visit every year. I have fished with John & his crew aboard the Silky 3-4 times over the past 5 years and have always had a great experience. He is a very knowledgeable captain and runs a nice operation. The boat is always clean and has plenty of room inside to escape the heat for a few minutes, while still in range to hear the scream of the reel !! . We have caught fish each time out ranging from Ahi, Ono, Mahi Mahi , Uku ( Grey Snapper ) marlin & spearfish. If you are looking for a great fishing experience as a couple ,family or just a group of the boys or Girls ! the Silky is your Boat!!!! Aloha John, Hope to see you soon !!
My husband and I just had our first Hawaiian deep sea fishing adventure chartered on the Silky. The Captain, John, and his crew were extremely friendly and knowledgeable. The boat was very comfortable, well maintained and spacious. We spent a half day just the two of us (my husband and I) and this was definitely one of the high lights of our trip. Both my husband and I caught fish, which was filleted for us upon our return. We then took to the Manta restaurant where we were staying and it was prepared for us -delicious Ono. We will definitely be contacting The Silky for our next trip the next time we are in Kona.
Fantastic!!! Best fishing charter ever! Tobin and Allen are awesome! Allen has the greatest fishing stories you will ever hear. Very knowledgeable fishermen. We managed to catch a 40 pound mahi mahi - which was so cool - but even if we hadn't it still would have been an amazing day out on the water with these guys. We also saw a school of dolphins and pilot whales. The boat is great as well, 46 foot Viking, very comfortable and clean - well maintained and has an air conditioned cabin. If you are thinking about a fishing trip, go on the Silky, you won't be disappointed! And use the pink lures :)