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Capt. Bobby Cherry with Cherry Pit Charters specializes in deep-sea fishing, live baits, and trolling handmade lures. On the Cherry Pit in Kona, you'll experience the thrill of reeling in a Marlin, Ahi, Ono, Mahi-Mahi, and more. It should be noted, half-day (4 hour) trips do not provide enough time to do both deepsea and trolling. These half-day trips are more for groups looking to wet their feet in the deepsea fishing sphere. Full-day trips allow for more fish catching and more fun!...Read More
For deepsea live bait trips you will start your day by catching live bait in the morning, catching anywhere from 6 - 30 mackerel. Once we've loaded the baitwell, we head offshore looking for ahi schools and flotsam (floating grass lines) where we will find Mahi Mahi. There's nothing better than finding a school loaded with fish when your baitwell is full.
For trolling adventures, you will motor off a short distance off the dock to the deep water and start trolling lures at 7 to 8 knots, you will get to see most of the action on the ocean’s surface. You can expect pops, slashes, and bubbles through the water that entice predator fish to attack. One of the two basic fishing styles in Kona, trolling handmade lures will surely bring more excitement to your trip
The Cherry Pit, a 32' Force was custom built for Hawaiian waters, our boat is roomy, comfortable, and safe. There’s a cabin in the back where you can see all the action while being protected from the sun. You can also climb the flybridge for a spectacular view of our giant marlin catches. Whether you’re a serious fisherman or a first-time angler, our boat has the latest electronics and superior tackle for catching any size of fish. No diesel fumes.
Captain Bobby provides all the gear for your trip including: -5 Penn 130 International Reels -1 Penn 70 International Reel -2 Penn 500 for Catching Our Live Bait -Green Stick for Catching Giant Tuna in Porpoise Schools -An Assortment of Handmade Trolling Lures -Fishing Expertise and Advice
We encourage you to apply sunscreen throughout the trip, bring lotion sunscreen, no spray. Additionally, you can bring food and beverages on the boat. We will provide ice and coolers.
FISH POLICY Capt. Cherry does his best to get the fish his clients want during the trip and share the catches with them. He usually makes fillets out of mahi-mahi, ono, and small tuna. Please be advised that while you have a share of the catch, the bigger tuna and fish worth more money will stay with our captain, which is part of how we are able to offer such competitive rates.
Boat type: Sportfisher
Boat Manufacturer: Force Marine
Boat length: 36ft
Extras: Indoor Cabin, Flybridge, Latest Electronics, Superior Tackle, Tuna Tubes, Handmade Lures, Fighting Chair
Cherry Pit aims to provide you with an unforgettable fishing experience. Based in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, we take pride in catching many fish species with our clients. Our founder, Capt. Bobby Cherry, is one of few boat owners that single-handedly operates a vessel, and with a lifetime of experience Capt. Bobby knows the waters off the Kona coast as good as anyone.
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
All rods, reels, and tackle are included.
This guide will clean your catch for you.
Feel free to enjoy responsibly, but please no glass.
You will get a refund if the trip is canceled due to weather.
No meal provided.
Handmade Lures, Ice and Coolers
At an Additional Rate
No added costs.
Hat, Suncreen, Sunglasses, Camera, Snacks and Drinks Notes: Captain can keep big fish for the market. (Helps keep cost of trip low) Tip for deck hands
A valid fishing license.
Payment & Tipping
After paying the deposit, a QR Code will be emailed to you. On the day of the trip, your guide will scan your QR code to automatically transfer the remaining balance. The only cash needed is for a customary tip (we recommend 20%).
Yes, cancel for free up to 7 days before the trip.
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