By Jody Bright Special to West Hawaii Today | Tuesday, January 24, 2023, 12:05 a.m.
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Capt. Joe Thrasher captured this nice blue jumping from his charter boat “Mauna Loa” while fishing along the Kona Coast recently. (Photo courtesy Capt. Joe Thrasher/Special to West HawaiI Today)
Pat Tooley in the fighting chair and doing battle with a marlin released later as over 800 pounds. (Photo courtesy Capt. Joe Thrasher/Special to West Hawaii Today)
It’s not common for something to be going so well that superlatives don’t do it justice, but that’s pretty much what is happening with the fishing along the Kona Coast right now. Fishermen are often associated with exaggeration, so let’s let the numbers do the talking here.