Growing up in Miami, Captain Dale began perfecting his fishing skills as a fisherman in early childhood. He has fished professionally from Florida to Alaska, Cabo San Lucas to Australia, finally settling in Kona Hawaii. Captain Dale has been the owner/operator of the Sea Strike for over 30 years. He holds several IGFA state and world records. As the owner/ operator of the Sea Strike, he has won many tournaments including the prestigious Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament (HIBT) and Pro Am. Captain Dale and the charter boat Sea Strike have been featured on “Lets Go Fishing” with Mike Sakamoto, “ESPN“, and in “Marlin Magazine“, “Saltwater Sportsman“, has acquired multiple state records, currently listed in “Hawaii
The island of Hawaii is one of the world’s best marlin and big-game fishing destinations. The Big Island’s Kona Coast is uniquely situated on the sheltered, leeward side of the island. This coast is protected from heavy seas and Pacific trade winds by mountains nearly 14,000 feet tall. Nowhere else in the world is such successful big-game fishing found in such calm waters. Sea conditions off the Kona coast are typically calm and sunny, and the island’s steep bottom puts big-game fishing just 1/4-mile offshore. Most of Kona’s 1,000-pound marlin have been caught only 2 to 5 miles from shore! Six species of billfish roam the Kona coast: blue marlin, black marlin, striped marlin, shortnose spearfish, Pacific sailfish, and broadbill swordfish. Although these incredible sportfish are all on the menu, there are no guarantees and on a 4-hour trip, you'll only have a few chances at best to hook one. Fishing styles vary depending on target fish and season. Marlin are caught on trolled lures or on live bait — typically using aku (skipjack tuna) between 2 and 20 pounds. Boat speed, rigging techniques, depth of bait, and skirt color are some of the variables that we employ. Mahi mahi, spearfish and ono can hit at any time, with ono caught closest to shore. Bottom fishing and night-time fishing for broadbill swordfish requires different techniques and gear. The Pacific blue marlin is our most prized and abundant game fish. Marlin season runs all year — summer is best, but striped marlin and spearfish make strong appearances throughout the year, along with black marlin and Pacific sailfish in other seasons. Kona also offers a wide variety of other game fish. There are several species of tuna, including yellowfin tuna over 200 pounds, albacore, bigeye, and skipjack tuna. Ono (wahoo) and mahi mahi (dolphin/dorado) are caught any time of year and are exceptional fighting fish. Read More
Dale and his deckhand were extremely professional, my father is an older gentleman that is not very mobile, they went above and beyond and accommodating for him, and my son caught his first blue marlin!!!!! They were wonderful and I’m looking forward to another day on the ocean with him tomorrow, if it was anything like today, it will be a day to remember …
Didn’t catch any fish. But caught a bunch of Sun rays instead. Little bummed about no fish caught though.
Dale and Jack - what an amazing team! Fantastic fishing day.
We had a blast and caught a blue marlin. Just an incredible experience. The trip was great, we did nothing and everything you need is takin care of, awesome memory!
Overall had a great day. Didn’t catch anything after 6hours. captain tried everything from multiple areas to dropping smaller rods. Saw a school of Ahi Tuna but they were interested in ocean food not “fake bait”.
Capt. Dale and first mate Jack were great. The 31’ Bertram was clean and spacious and ran smooth as can be, and the canopy came in handy on a Sunny day. While the Marlin fishing was slow (listening to the radio, none of the boats in the tournament caught), we couldn’t have had a better time swapping stories with Dale and Jack, downing some Big Island brews, taking in the scenery, and watching whales breach. Hope to do it again soon! -Jonathan with Captain Experiences …
Traveled around for 4 hours with two slight “maybes”. We’ve been deep sea fishing for years and this was the first time we’ve charted a boat and came back empty. “This will be like nothing you’ve ever done before.” I guess they were right. The experience was definitely underwhelming. Down to just getting my name correct. Some times it’s the little things that make the biggest impact. …
Albacore Tuna, Bigeye Tuna, Blue Marlin, Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, Skipjack Tuna, Spearfish, Striped Marlin, Swordfish, Wahoo, Yellowfin Tuna
Artificial Lure Fishing, Bottom Fishing, Heavy Tackle Fishing, Live Bait Fishing, Trolling
74 Kealakehe Parkway, Kailua-Kona, HI, USA