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THE BEST RATE GUARANTEED FOR KONA FISHING for a 35 FT. CHARTER with 2 COAST GUARD LICENSED CAPTAINS as CREW

IMPORTANT NOTICE 8/12/2014
THAT YOU SHOULD READ BEFORE BOOKING A CHARTER:
WHEN I ADVERTISE OWNER-OPERATOR ,
THAT MEANS I'LL BE OPERATING MY OWN BOAT

Because I own and operate the Linda Sue III and do all my own maintenance, I can offer the GUARANTEED BEST RATES AVAILABLE in Kona for a 35' Charter Boat with a 2-man crew. In most cases when talking to other charter boats, the person you are talking to on the phone is likely not the person running the boat. That could have you open for some "big surprises". Wouldn't you like to get all of your questions answered up front? CALL ME, Jeff Heintz at 808-987-4773 with any questions you might have. If I'm out of range, leave your name & number and I will call you back.

REMEMBER, I  WILL BE OPERATING MY BOAT, WITH MY CREW,
DURING YOUR CHARTER

Prices listed below are for an Exclusive Private Charter (not per person) with your own party of up to 6 people.

1/2 Day (4 hours) $345.00
3/4 Day (6 hours) $445.00
Full Day (8 hours) $545.00
4.16% GE tax not included

 


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1,030
LB GRANDER Blue Marlin

WHEN SELECTING A " OWNER - OPERATOR " TO CHARTER & HELP SUPPORT SMALL BUSINESS SUCH AS MINE, DON'T FORGET TO SEE IF THE CAPTAIN , "OWNER-OPERATOR" IS REALLY IN ALL THE FISH PICTURES. ALSO , SEE IF HIS CREW IS IN THE PICTURES . THIS MAY RAISE SOME QUESTIONS IN YOUR MIND , AS IT SHOULD. WHILE YOUR AT IT, ASK THE PERSON ON THE PHONE IF THEY WILL BE ON THE BOAT.

IT'S YOUR MONEY & YOU HAVE A RIGHT TO ASK THESE QUESTIONS.
I ANSWER MY PHONE & WILL BE ON MY BOAT. I AM IN ALL MY FISH PICTURES.

I'M JEFF HEINTZ & I APPROVE THIS MESSAGE.

Call Me, Jeff Heintz  808-987-4773

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281.5 lb Blue Marlin
Kona, Hawaii

Bob Brikenhoff ,
Grand Junction, CO

9/21/14


Bob Brikenhoff from Grand Junction, CO had the fight of his life and did an excellent job of bringing this 281 lb Blue Marlin to the Linda Sue III.

Until he came out with his wife Zela, he had never caught a fish over 12" in his life so the moral of the story is - come to Kona and get on the Linda Sue III.

Captain-Owner, Jeff Heintz, Bob & Zela and crew Mike Kabus

 

Linda Sue III charter Kona Blue marlin

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165 lb Blue Marlin,
Kona, Hawaii

Scott Bunday
Plano, TX

9/15/14

 

Blue Marlin, Kona Hawaii

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Scott Bunday D.D.S. from Plano TX has fished many many many places to try for a Blue Marlin. Then he gets on the Linda Sue III with his wife Nancy and Bamm! We leave the harbor in Kona at 5:30am, at 5:45am, we get slammed and by 6:15am he has this beautiful 165 lb Blue Marlin in the boat. Maybe he should have tried fishing in Kona first.

Then he goes out on the Linda Sue III two days later and Bam Bam, he catches his second Blue Marlin - see 2nd photo. Then wait until I put his wife Nancy's video of the monster Marlin he fought for 2-1/2 hours before we released it. WOW, stay tuned.

 

Pictured: Mike Kabus, Nancy, Scott Bunday,
Capt-Owner Jeff Heintz.

 

 

133 lb Blue Marlin,
Kona, Hawaii

Scott Bunday
Plano, TX
9/17/14


Linda Sue III charter Kona

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 Scott Bunday and his wife on their 2nd day
on the Linda Sue III - when Nancy edits
the video she shot of the monster
Marlin right next to my boat in midair,
this will blow your mind -
keep checking our website:
lindasue2.com
for the fishing video of the year in Kona.
 


 

Pictured Capt-Owner Jeff Heintz,
Scott & Nancy Bunday
and
Crew Mike Kabus

 

Blue Marlin, Kona Hawaii

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110.5 lb Blue Marlin
Kona, Hawaii

Jeff Cooke
Santa Ana,
CA
8/22/14

Jeff Cooke, President/Owner of Parts Network, Santa Ana, CA gave it another shot of boating his 3rd Blue Marlin over 500 lbs on the Linda Sue. He came up short but had a great battle because this 110 lb Marlin hit the small rod with lite line and leader that is out there for Mahi Mahi and Tuna. The Blue Marlin didn't know he wasn't supposed to hit the wrong rod rod and gave Jeff one hell of a battle.

Jeff also caught a beautiful 44 lb Short Nose Spearfish (not pictured) and packed it all back to Santa Ana on the same day.

Pictured far left: Owner-Captain Far right: Mike Kabus,

 

131 lb Blue Marlin
Kona, Hawaii

Mike Hughes,
Peter Gamble,
Beaverton, OR

7/14/14


"You can even fight a Marlin from a Wheel chair"

Mike Hughes and Peter Gamble from Beaverton, OR tag teamed this 131 lb Blue Marlin and did a great job in proving you can still win the battle, even if you are disabled.

Capt-Owner Jeff Heintz far left  & crew Mike Kabus 2nd from left


 

Linda Sue III charter Kona Blue marlin

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Blue Marlin, Kona Hawaii

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147 lb Blue Marlin,
Kona, Hawaii

Larry Horner,
Oregon
7/2/14

Terry Horner and his Dad Larry from Oregon landed this great fighting 147 lb Blue Marlin on the Linda Sue III.

Capt. Jeff Heintz far left & crew Mike Kabus on far right

169 lb Blue Marlin,
Kona, Hawaii

Rachel Yorita
Doug Young,
Oahu, HI

6/30/14


Rachel Yorita & Doug Young came over from Oahu with some friends to spend a day on the Linda Sue III. It was a great day. Not only did they get to experience fighting the "Great Blue Marlin" but also packed a cooler with Mahi Mahi to take back to Oahu.

Great job, guys and girls.

Lower left, Capt-Owner Jeff Heintz, far right Crew Mike Kabus
 

Linda Sue III charter Kona

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WE NEVER JUST FISH FOR MARLIN UNLESS SPECIFICALLY REQUESTED

 67 Mahi Mahi, 1 Ono - Kona, Hawaii
John, Charles, Alex and
Joe Hoxmeier - Ft Collins, CO

 

John Hoxmeier from Ft. Collins, CO treated his 3 sons: Charles 24, Alex 22, and Joe 18 to a Hawaiian vacation and charter fishing trip for successfully graduating from their respective class: High School, Jr. College and College.

The father had only 1 request: INSTEAD OF TROLLING ALL DAY FOR MAYBE A MARLIN, PLEASE JUST TRY TO GET EACH ONE OF THEM SOMETHING

BOY, DID THEY GET THAT RIGHT!

On Sunday, on the Linda Sue III, they boated 67 Mahi Mahi and 1 Ono. All 67 Mahi were boated in less than 2 hours - at least they caught something - Nice job, guys!

 

146.5 lb Blue Marlin,
Kona, Hawaii

Josh Lutgens
6/28/14


John Lutgens & Jake Peterson took a break from Puakaloa Army Base on the Big Island of Hawaii to go deep sea fishing. John's son, Josh, had a great fight with the 146 lb Blue Marlin but in the end, Josh won.


Pictured left to right: Capt. Jeff Heintz, Jake Peterson, John Lutgens, Josh Lutgens and crew Mike Kabus

 

Linda Sue III charter Kona Blue Marlin fishing

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Blue Marlin, Kona Hawaii

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566 lb Blue Marlin
113.5 lb, Blue Marlin
106.5 lb Blue Marlin
Kona, Hawaii

Clark Dujevalk
Vero Beach, FL

6/24/14

18th Birthday Celebration
3 Blue Marlin in 6 hours

Richard Dujevalk from Vero Beach, FL gave his 18 yr old son Clark an awesome birthday present, a full day of deep sea fishing on the Linda Sue III.Now as you look at my Website, how many 18 yr old do you know that caught and boated, not tag and released, 3 Blue Marlins in 1 day? Only in Kona and on the Linda Sue III. Do I know of one person, Clark.

Pictured left to right: Mike Kabus, Clark, Richard and yes, me Jeff Heintz, owner-Captain.

179.5 lb Blue Marlin
Kona, Hawaii

Christopher Rich,
Costa Mesa CA

6/19/14


Hou Rich from Costa Mesa CA had a great family day on the Linda Sue III. Christopher did an outstanding job of battling this 179 lb Blue Marlin to the boat in 45 mins.


Crew Mike Kabus on the fly bridge ladder & Capt-Owner Jeff Heintz on far left along with the rest of the crew.


 

Linda Sue III charter Kona Blue marlin

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Blue Marlin, Kona Hawaii

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188 lb Blue Marlin,
Kaia Lemmond, Las Vegas, NY
150 lb Blue Marlin,
Niela Lemmond, Las Vegas NV
in Kona, Hawaii

6/15/14

HAPPY FATHER'S DAY!

Nate Lemmond from Las Vegas, NV had a great Father's Day when his daughters Kaia (age 13) & Niela (age 14) each caught in a Blue Marllin in his honor. Nate's wife Keisha is on the left with Capt-Owner Jeff Heintz and Crew Mike Kabus is on far right. Nate is in the best spot, right in the middle of the 2 beautiful ladies and 2 beautiful Marlins.

144 lb Blue Marlin,
Kona, Hawaii

Aaron Shoopak
6/13/14


Two guys come all the way from Melbourne Australia to Kona and picked the Linda Sue III to catch a Marlin for both. Philip Culhane left and Cameron Thornball, far right, this was both their 1st and only Marlin each. Way to go.

Trevor Thornhill from Hawaii in the middle. Captain-Owner Jeff Heintz left corner and crew Mike Kabus on the bridge ladder in back - Phil's "Chasing Legends" Tee-shirt was fulfilled in Kona.
 

Linda Sue III charter Kona

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202 lb Blue Marlin,
Jim Crump, Anaheim, CA
162 lb Blue Marlin,
Max Clark, Anaheim, CA

 

in Kona, Hawaii

6/12/14

Max Clark and good friend Jim Crump from Anaheim, CA came to Kona and fished on the Linda Sue III to catch a Marlin. Max first got his and then Jim got his - see accompanied photo - "Great Job". We can't always catch each angler their choice of fish, we the Linda Sue and Capt Jeff Heintz and crew Mike Kabus did it this time. Of Course, Jim wanted a bigger one.
was picture time.

 

Linda Sue III charter Kona

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Linda Sue III charter Kona

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Blue Marlin, Kona Hawaii

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98 lb Ahi,
Kona, HI

Stephanie, Sutherlin OR
in Kona, Hawaii

6/9/14

Nancy & Jeff McClung from Sutherlin OR ventured out for a day on the Linda Sue III while all the boys caught dinner (several 5-10 lb Yellow Fin Tunas). Nancy did a "great job" battleing this 105 lb Ahi to the boat. The fish was weighed after its guts were removed, that's the difference in the weight tag.


Crew Mike Kabus far left & yours truly, Capt-Owner Jeff Heintz in back, far right

144 lb Blue Marlin,
Kona, Hawaii

Aaron Shoopak
6/4/14


ONLY IN KONA

Aaron Shoopak and Anna Gaydag from St.Petersburg FL got off the Hawaiian Island cruise ship, Pride of Aloha, to do a little "Big Game" fishing. They took a can to the Linda Sue III and 3 hours later, Aaron was fulfilling his dream. He had a Blue Marlin on the end of a rod, 30 minutes later, it was picture time.


Jeff Heintz far left -
Owner/Operator
Mike Kabus far right - Crew
 

Linda Sue III charter Kona

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Blue Marlin, Kona Hawaii

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153 lb Ahi,
Kona, Hawaii

Joseph (JJ) Jenkin
New Braunsfel, TX

6/1/14

 

Laura and Jim Jenkins from New Braunfels, TX came to Kona Hawaii and wanted to take her family out on the Linda Sue III for some fun fishing and get some fresh fish to eat. They got lots of fish to eat and J.J. Best had a "Great Battle" with this 152 lb Ahi "Yellow Fin Tuna"

Owner-Operator Jeff Heintz Jeff Heintz far left and Crew Mike Kabus on far right.

137 lb Blue Marlin &
105 lb Blue Marlin
Kona, Hawaii

Brendan
5/30/14


Paul took his family out fishing on the Linda Sue III to try a little "Deep Sea Fishing" in Kona. Paul's son, Brendan did a great job handling these 2 beautiful Blue Marlins. Paul's wife IIynn and daughter Alanna were cheering all the way to the end.

Crew Mike Kabus & Capt-Owner Jeff Heintz on far right.


 

Linda Sue III charter Kona

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Blue Marlin, Kona Hawaii

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360 lb Blue Marlin,
Kona, Hawaii

Phil Uphold, Albuquerque, NM

4/18/14

 

Randy Sussex from Farming, NM took his grandchildren fishing aboard the Linda Sue III. Once we got the little ones Calt, Randi Lynn & gage two 5 lb Yellow Fins on light tackle, It was time to head back. We got interrupted on the way by this awesome 360 pounder.

Phil Uphold from Albuquerque, NM had a 2 hour battle to bring it into the boat - nice going guys!

Crew Mike Kabus far left with Captain-Owner Jeff Heintz is in the back (white t-shirts)

 

YES!!! We do catch other kinds of fish besides Marlin

8 Yellow Fin Tunas,
Between 75 & 100 lbs
Kona, Hawaii

Matt Cash, Troy Cash, Hunter Cross, Rob Rigsby
Richman VA & Phoenix, AZ

4/15/14


Blue Marlin, Kona Hawaii

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YES!!! We do catch other kinds of fish besides Marlin

WOW!! 8 Yellow Fin Tunas between 75 & 100 lbs NON-STP action for 1-1/2 hours!

And YES - Owner-Captain Jeff Heintz gaffed every one.

Pictured Left to Right: Crew Mike Kubas far left with Capt. Jeff behind him,
Matt Cash, Troy Cash, Hunter Cross, Rob Rigsby


 

We catch Ahi, tuna, ono, marlin

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40 lb Mahi, 30 lb Ono
Kona, Hawaii

The Church Family,
Battle Ground, WA


4/8/14


Kevin Church from Battle Ground, WA took his family, Drake (15), Dawson (10), and Cindy out for a day on Linda Sue III. 10 year old, awesome Dawson, along with a little help from brother Drake and Dad Kevin cranked in this 40 lb Mahi and Owner-Operator Captain Jeff Heintz gaffed it. Crew Mike Kabus is on far left holding up a 30 lb Ono

 "Yes!! We take children fishing - lots of them!"


 

491 lb Blue Marlin,
Kona, Hawaii

Matt Stacy

3/26/14


Joe Stacy from the Chicago area wanted to take his 16 yr old son fishing.Any kind of fish would do but neither of them expected to see something you only see on ESPN! Joe & jis son Matt got to see one of the best "Wild Marlin" show I have evr seen. 800 yards on the first run and then 600 yards on the second run  and then 16 year old Matt endured 2 straight "brutal" hours in The Chair with his Dad and crew Mike kabus to bring it to leader - Great job done by all!

Pictured Left to Right:
Capt. Jeff Heintz- the
Owner/Operator that's in all the pictures because he operates the boat he owns, Joe &  Matt Stacy, and Crew Mike Kabus


 

Linda Sue III charter Kona

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ANOTHER 600 POUNDER FOR THE LINDA SUE III
2/26/14

 

Linda Sue III charter Kona
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688 lb Blue Marlin,
Kona, Hawaii

Ted Myers, Shelbyville, KY

2/26/14


I never saw a huge Marlin come completely out of the water 5 times to smash a lure in all my 38 years of chartering until yesterday. When she finally took the boat, it was a grueling 3 hour battle for Ted Myers from Shelbyville, KY.

Pictured Left to Right:
Crew Mike Kabus, Terrie and Ted Myers, and yours
truly that is in all the pictures, because I own and run the Linda Sue III, Jeff Heintz

 

80 lb Striped Marlin,
Kona, Hawaii

Lee Paulison

2/14/14


Lee Paulison from the East Coast had to come to Kona to catch 2 Billfish that have eluded him for his entire life. This striped Marlin and a short nose Spearfish (not pictured) - Happy Valentine's Day, Lee!

Pictured Left to Right:
Crew Mike Kabus, Lee Paulison, and
Captain-Owner/Operator Jeff Heintz

 

Linda Sue III charter Kona

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Blue Marlin, Kona Hawaii

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174 lb Blue Marlin,
Kona, Hawaii

Cody Wiles, Texas

1/07/14

 

Sharon Wiles from Texas gave her son Cody a fishing trip on the Linda Sue and he made it a real success with this nice 174 lb Blue Marlin.

Captain-Owner/Operator Jeff Heintz is still in the picture (Black T-Shirt)

678 lb Blue Marlin,
Kona, Hawaii

Jeff McConnell, Lyman, ME

10/4/13


Cathy & Jeff McConnell from Lyman, ME accomplished Jeff's goal, catch a Blue Marlin. Boy "what a very first Marlin"! It was 1.5 hour battle between Cathy, Jeff & Crew Richard Bien as The Big Mamma" dug-in down deep with 600 yards of line out. This was a time it really paid-off to have a "2-Man Crew".

Pictured Left to Right:
Captain-Owner/OperatorJeff Heintz,
Cathy, Jeff
and crew Richard Bien

 

Linda Sue III charter Kona

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Blue Marlin, Kona Hawaii

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192 lb Ahi,
Kona, Hawaii

Martin

9/04/13

 

A beautiful 192 Ahi is on the menu this day...

 

4 BIG MARLIN ON THE LINDA SUE lll IN 3 DAYS 8/19 - 8/25 - 8/27 TOTALING 2148 LBS!!
 

374 lbs Blue Marlin
Kona, Hawaii

Windy Layne, Boulder, CO

 

8/25/13

Linda Sue III charter Kona
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It's never too late to "DREAM BIG"

85 year old Word War II Vet Windy Layne from Boulder, CO wanted to catch a "Grander" while he was "STILL YOUNG".

Windy got his wish, but it took 2 days and 2 fish - see other photo of his 374 lb.

Pictured: Crew Mike Kabus, Windy Layne &
Owner-Operator Jeff Heintz

YES, I'M IN ALL THE FISH PICTURES.

655 lbs Blue Marlin
Kona, Hawaii

Windy Layne, Boulder, CO

8/27/13

Linda Sue III charter Kona

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Windy Layne, 85, with his 2nd part of his "GRANDER CATCH"

2 FISH + 2 DAYS = 1029 LBS

As Diana Nyad said when she finished her swim from Cuba to Florida
"YOU'RE NEVER TOO OLD & NEVER GIVE UP".

Pictured: Owner-Captain Jeff Heintz - Windy Layne - Mike Kabus


Linda Sue III charter Kona

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1119.5 (combined) lbs of Marlins
678.5 Black Marlin +
441 lbs Blue Marlin
Kona, Hawaii

Christopher Whitmer
Kenny Whitmer
8/19/13

 

The Whitmer family. Ron wanted to take his 2 sons out fishing on the Linda Sue III.
What a day it was.
In just 6 hours, they both "GOT THEIR GIRL".

From left to right: Ron Whitmer, Capt. Jeff Heintz, Christopher Whitmer, Kenny Whitmer, Mike Kabus, & Pam Whitmer.

 

 


 


Linda Sue III charter Kona
 

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The Linda Sue III had " 2 MAJOR EXPLOSIONS" behind the boat on Tues, 8/19/13. First, Kenny Whitmer got to battle the fish of his life and successfully boated his 441 lb Blue Marlin. Noy much later, the "second explosion" and Christopher Whitmer had the fight of his life in his hands. One hour later, he boated his 678.5 Black Marlin.

The "TAG TEAM" duo put a "total weight" of 1119.5 lbs into the Linda Sue III and we were back in the harbor by 12:30pm.

Pictured: Captain-Owner Jeff Heintz, Christopher Whitmer, Kenny Whitmer & Deck-hand Mike Kabus
 

Linda Sue III charter Kona

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Christopher Whitmer's "very uncommon" 678.5 lb Black Marlin while Blue Marlins are "Very common" in Kona. The Black Marlins' bill is much thicker, the head is much larger and the pectoral fins do not fold back.

Blue Marlin, Kona Hawaii

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178 lb Blue Marlin,
Kona, Hawaii

Jim Johnson

9/11/13

 

Caught in the first 1/2 hour, before daylight by Jim Johnson.

 

165 lb Blue Marlin,
Kona, Hawaii

Don Benjamin, Denver, CO

8/31/13


Don Benjamin from Denver, CO came to Kona with the idea of catching a marlin to fulfill a "life-long dream". He took his daughter, Heather, and Son-In-Law, Mark along to see it happen.

Pictured: Captain-Owner Jeff Heintz far left &
crew Mike Kabus on far right

 

Linda Sue III charter Kona

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Blue Marlin, Kona Hawaii

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318 lb Blue Marlin,
Kona, Hawaii

David Solomon, Calabasas, CA

6/16/13

 

The day on the ocean was very nice and calm including the fishing. At the end of a slow day, on the way into the harbor while Deckhand Mike Kabus was pulling the lines, "WHAMO", the rigger got SLAMMED!

45 mins later, David Solomon from Calabasas, CA had boated this beautiful 317 lb. Blue Marlin.
 

Far left in back: Capt-Owner Jeff Heintz, David Solomon in orange shirt, Mike Kabus on right, and rest of family & friends.).

 

 

161 lb Blue Marlin,
Kona, Hawaii

Bill Pfundheller, Elizabethtown, PA
6/15/13

 

Bill Pfundheller from Elizabethtown, PA came to Kona to fill a "Life Long Dream". To see a real live Blue Marlin on the end of a tight line. As a bonus he also caught this great tasting & beautiful 41 lb Mahi Mahi along with another18 lb Mahi and watching "2 Bigger Blues" jump on and off. What a day for his father-in-law, Joe and his 13 yr. old son, Nick!

Pictured: Captain-Owner, Jeff Heintz (far left),
Captain Mike Kabus (far right)
 




 

 

Linda Sue III charter Kona

 

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COMING SOON!!

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201 lb Blue Marlin,
Kona, Hawaii

Nathan Siebert,
Kununurra, Australia


6/14/13

 

Nathan Siebert travelled all the way from Kununurra, West Australia, to hook up a "Big Blue Marlin". His success was accomplished in the 1st hour of the day - "the early bird gets the worm"!

Captain & Owner Jeff Heintz (far left) & crew Mike Kabus (far right).

 

 

201 lb Blue Marlin,
Kona, Hawaii

Marc Oshatz, Boca Raton Fl
6/12/13

 

Marc Oshatz did an outstanding job of handling this Marlin especially because he did most of it in the dark. We left the harbor at 5:10 AM & got bit at 5:20. Some times the early boat gets the fish.

Pictured: Captain-Owner, Jeff Heintz (far left),
Captain Mike Kabus (far right)
 




 

 

Linda Sue III charter Kona

 

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182 lb Blue Marlin,
Kona, Hawaii

Walt Rozella, NY
4/8/13

 

Walt Rozella from New York had a great day starting out with a 37 LB Ono for the grill and then topped off the day with this beautiful 182 LB Blue Marlin. Congratulations to Walt!

Pictured: Captain-Owner, Jeff Heintz (left),
deck hand Mike Kabus (middle), Walt Rozella (right)
 




 

 

Linda Sue III charter Kona

 

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Blue Marlin, Kona Hawaii

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320 lb Blue Marlin,
Kona, Hawaii

Hunter Mullis, S. Carolina

4/3/13

 

Randy Mullins & his two sons, Drew and Hunter, from South Carolina caught Hunter's fish of a life-time. Hunter fought like a champ to land this "Big Blue" in less than 1 hour.

Captain & Owner Jeff Heintz (far left) & crew Mike Kabus (far right).

 

 

269 lb Blue Marlin,
Kona, Hawaii

Terry Vraniak, Anchorage, AK
04/2/13

 

Terry Vraniak and his wife Marilyn from Anchorage, AK are yearly visitors to Kona. Terry has seen many, many Marlin jumping behind the Linda Sue but this time he finally won.

Captain-Owner, Jeff Heintz (far right),
crew Mike Kabus (left)
 




 

 

Linda Sue III charter Kona

 

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Marlin, Kona Hawaii

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85 lb Striped Marlin,
Kona, Hawaii

Ralph Lard, Dolores, CO

3/18/13

 

Ralph & Sandy Lard and Bobbie Keeling all the way from Dolores, Colorado had a great 3/4 day on the Linda Sue III with Captain-Owner Jeff Heintz, catching one of the best eating fish in the Pacific. Crew Mike Kabus on far right.

 

 

 

52 LB Spearfish,
Kona, Hawaii

John Quincy Adams,
Sacramento, CA
03/16/13

 

Randy Osgood from Kona Hawaii (not pictured) and his friend John Quincy Adams (Left) - yes... his real name... from Sacramento, CA caught one of the biggest Spearfish caught in Kona this year!
 




 

 

Linda Sue charter Kona

John Quincy Adams (left), Crew Mike Kaus (right)

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marlin, deep sea fishing, Kona Hawaii

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A DOUBLE MARLIN DAY!
80.5 lb & 56 lb Striped Marlin,
Kona, Hawaii

Marvin Novack & Jerry
Bremerton, WA
03/12/13

 

Two Marlin, handed, cleaned and bagged on only a 3/4 day Charter is some fantastic fishing and great eating for Marvin Novak and his wife from Bremerton Wa, along with Jerry and his wife.

Captain and Owner Jeff Heintz is up top looking tired, crew Mike Kabus, center bottom behind Marvin and Jerry.

 

 

380 lb Blue Marlin,
Kona, Hawaii

Eric Bachman, Charlotte, MI
03/05/13

 

WOW, 2 MARLINS IN ONE DAY
FIRST, ERIC BACHMAN'S NEPHEW, CHASE, LANDED A BEAUTIFUL & GREAT TASTING STRIPE MARLIN.
THEN TO NOT BE OUTDONE,  ERIC BACHMAN FROM CHARLOTTE MI. LANDED HIS 380 LB. BLUE MARLIN

THESE 2 GREAT FISH WERE BOATED ON ONLY A 6 HR. CHARTER
 




 

 

Linda Sue charter Kona

 

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mahi mahi, tuna, Kona Hawaii

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70 lb Ahi,
Kona, Hawaii

TR Wilson, Austin, TX

12/11/12

 

TR Wilson and his wife Linda from TR Wilson Enterprises in Austin Texas went home with a lot of Sashimi. This was a real "tough battle" on 50lb rod and reel.

Left to Right: TR Wilson, Captain & Owner Jeff Heintz, Master Deckhand Mike Bonsante.

 

 


The Linda Sue III has been on a roll! During the 3 days 11/22 to 11/24,
29 Mahi Mahi'
s and lots of Tuna's have been caught!
 

39 lb Mahi Mahi,
38 lb Mahi Mahi
Kona, Hawaii

Tim Cottrell, Oahu HI
11/24/12

 

Tim Cottrell from Oahu, HI had a great day on the
Linda Sue III.

Tim and his mother Sandra Cottrell from Las Vegas, NV landed these bull Mahi's 39 & 38 lbs.
 




 

 

Linda Sue charter Kona

 

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mahi mahi, tuna, Kona Hawaii

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42 lb Mahi Mahi (Tuna),
+ several other Ahi's (not pictured)
Kona, Hawaii

PJ McKaig, Newport Beach, CA
Bryan Berard, New York, NY
11/22/12

 

PJ McKaig, Newport Beach, CA and Bryan Berard of New York, NY had a phenomenal day on the Linda Sue III landing this 42 lb bull Mahi along with several other Mahi's and lots of Yellow Fin Tunas "Ahi" on Lite tackle from
5 to 25 lbs.

 

 

462 lb Blue Marlin,
428 lb Blue Marlin
Kona, Hawaii

Mark Seman, Jessup, MD
11/01/12

 

What a "GREAT DAY" of Blue Marlin fishing in Kona, Hawaii! Where else in the world can you "land" two 400+ lbs Blues on the same day within 2 miles of shore and less than 4 miles of the harbor?

Mark Seman and his wife Sharon from Jessup, MD experienced their once-in-a-lifetime phenomenon aboard the Linda Sue III with owner and Captain Jeff Heintz and Master Deckhand, Mike Bonsante.

Pictured from Left to Right : Mark Seman, Master Deckhand- Mike Bonsante, Owner-Operator Capt Jeff Heintz.


 

 

 

blue marlin,Kona Hawaii

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blue marlin,Kona Hawaii

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blue marlin,Kona Hawaii

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Special Ultimate Fishing Adventure

SPECIAL ULTIMATE FISHING ADVENTURE

12 Hour Tiger Shark & Blue Marlin Fishing Adventure
Scroll down for details!

Honeymoon Special

Read below: how to get a FREE trip!

 
Hawaii Sport Fishing - Linda Sue II Boat

 

Kona Fishing Charter
Honeymoon Special

Because we have exceptional luck with Honeymooners, we offer a special package for you and your sweetheart on our full day exclusive charters. Must be booked direct with Jeff by phone toll free: 888-FISH KONA (347-4566)

Package Includes: FREE

1 - Extra Hour of fishing

1 - 8x10 Color Photo
on the Linda Sue

1 - Bottle of
Cold Champagne

1 - Plumeria Lei

$695.00

Left Photo - Brooke & Charles Ruma of Powell OH are still the
Honeymoon team to beat.
If you book our Honeymoon special and catch a marlin larger than their 581lb, your full day of fishing is FREE!

 

 

 

Picture of the Day

The teeth of a
Mako Shark

 

Make shark, sharp teeth!

Notable Catches

  Grander Blue Marlin Kona hawaii, Linda Sue III

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Master Deck Hand, Mike Bonsante from Simi Valley, CA relaxes on one of every Deck Hand's dream -  a Grander. Mike has been Capt Jeff's crew for the past 2 years and can leader anything that comes up behind the Linda Sue III.

Sittin' on a Grander...
Kona, Hawaii

2/19/2012

Caught by Frank Szkotak of Brewerton, NY & Jake Niziol from Fayetteville, NY (see below), deck-hand on the Linda Sue III, Mike Bonsante taking a breather after helping them pull this monster into the boat. Over 1000#! (see picture below...)

Grander Badge awarded to Linda Sue III
by the Hawaii Grander Marlin Club

 

Grander
1,030 lb Blue Marlin,
Kona, Hawaii

Frank Szkotak, Brewerton, NY
Jake Niziol, Fayetteville, NY
2/19/12

Frank Szkotak of Brewerton, NY & Jake Niziol from Fayetteville, NY had a "Grand Day " in Kona Hawaii with one of the rare catches of anybody's lifetime by catching a Grander "any fish weighing over 1000 LBs"

Pictured from Left to Right : Owner-Operator Capt Jeff Heintz, Frank Szkotak, Jake Niziol, & Crew Mike Bonsante



Grander blue marlin in Kona Hawaii
 

 

"Grander"
2/19/12

Frank Szkotak and Jake Niziol

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Special Ultimate Fishing Adventure

Because we have had such a phenomenal success rate in "catching & releasing" the GREAT TIGER SHARK,
many over 1000 lbs, we have now added this Special Adventure to our fishing charters.

If you had ever wanted to catch a fish over 1000 lbs and have the videos to prove it, now is the opportunity.

This charter is seasonal and weather related. CALL FOR INFO & PRICING. All sharks are released.

If you want proof of our successful catches, scroll all the way down until you come to "SHARKS AWESOME"

Call 808-987-4773

262 lb Blue Marlin,
Kona, Hawaii

Rick Burke, Bourbor, MO
8/24/12

 

Rick Bourbor from Bourbor, MO along with his family had a great 3/4 day on the Linda Sue III.

Pictured from Left to Right : Owner-Operator Capt Jeff Heintz, Rick, Angela, Cherri & Ryan and Master Crewman, Mike Bonsante.




 

 

 

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162 lb Blue Marlin,
146 lb Blue Marlin
Kona, Hawaii

Brad Shook, CA
8/13/12

 

Brad Shook and his son from California had an outstanding 3/4 day charter on the Linda Sue III. After Brad landed both Marlins, the 26 lb. Mahi was a dinner bonus. Jeff Heintz, owner and captain is on far right. Deck hand, Mike Bonsante holding Mahi.
 




 

 

Linda Sue charter Kona

 

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  striped marlin Kona hawaii, Linda Sue III

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438 lb Blue Marlin,
Kona, Hawaii

Jermie and Eileen England
8/1/2012

Jermie and Eileen England had a short 3/4 day. This 438 lb Blue Marlin hit at day break, almost dark. After 1-1/2 hr battle Jermie said back to the harbor. Also pictured are Mike Bonsante - Deck Hand and Jeff Heintz, Owner-Captain.

 

 

 

 

 

365 lb Blue Marlin
Kona, Hawaii

Keith Geary
3/29/12

 

Keith Geary, along with Ken Wilson from Eugene OR had a "Big Fish" day on the Linda Sue III along with some nice "table fish".
 




 

 

Linda Sue charter Kona

 

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  striped marlin Kona hawaii, Linda Sue III

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186 lb Blue Marlin,
2 Stripe Marlin
Kona, Hawaii

Lorraine and Alan Greytak, Oceanside, CA
2/6/2012

Lorraine and Alan Greytak from Oceanside, CA came to Kona Hawaii to celebrate their 25th Anniversary and what an Anniversary present! Lorraine landed 2 striped Marlin while Alan got to battle the "big one".

Congrats and please don't wait 25 years to come back!

1/5/12

"W O W"

Kyle Bornstein, owner of Ecopacific Seafoods in Bellingham WA along with long time friend Cassandra Wright, Owner of Vis Seafoods also from Bellingham were on board The Linda Sue III when we caught the " LARGEST OCEANIC WHITE TIP  SHARK " on ROD & REAL in many years off the Kona Coast. Kyle fought the "BIG BEAST " estimated at over 600Lbs. & 11 Ft. Plus long while Cassandra  provided the heroic close up photos.

The "Magnificent Giant" was later
RELEASED UNHARMED to continue it's journey around the Hawaiian Island.

After we get a confirmed tooth count, front row only, the person emailing us the correct answer will get a 20% discount when they book a "SHARK ADVENTURE" on the Linda Sue III




Me and my buddy "Bate"

Close Up below of inside mouth!
He's looking at you, kid!

 

 

August 2011

Watch the video (to the left) of a Tiger Shark and the Linda Sue Charter trip. The Shark was later released and have been spotted by divers safe and sound, happy in the deep waters of Kona Hawaii.

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590 lb Blue Marlin,
Kona Hawaii

Kyle Hurley, Pleasant Hill, CA
11/10/11

 

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Birthday Wish Come True

When Kyle Hurley from Pleasant Hill, CA booked the Linda Sue III for her 26th birthday, she said she wanted to catch a fish, one bigger than her father.

I told her "watch out what you wish for", we have BIG FISH IN KONA!

40 minutes out of the harbor, wham-o! 2-1/2 hours later, with the help of her friend John Madson and Deck hand Mike Bonsante, she landed the monster 590 LB Blue Marlin!

Happy Birthday Kyle, wishes DO come true!

 

315 lb Blue Marlin,
Kona Hawaii

Pablo Salivar, Green River, WY
10/26/11

 

The three Salivar brothers from Green River, WY had the time of their lives on the Linda Sue III. Starting with Pablo tagging a 160 LB bronze Whaler followed by brother Jesus landing a 190 LB bronze Whaler and not to be outdone, the third brother Armando quickly caught a 35 LB Mahi Mahi to bring home dinner. Then back to Pablo who reeled in a 315 LB Marlin on a lure who got the bragging rights of the family. Boy what a day it was for the Salivar's!

 

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blue marlin charter Kona HI

 

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165 lb Blue Marlin,
Kona Hawaii

Jeff Heintz Jr., Madison, WI
10/09/11

 

How many owners/captains in Kona Hawaii can take their son fishing on a charter boat that is named after his two daughters? Only 1.

Jeff Jr. from Madison, WI went out with his Dad and caught this beautiful Blue Marlin on Jeff Sr.'s boat, the Linda Sue III named after his two daughters.

Blue marlins fishing Kona Hawaii

Some ladies really get into Marlin fishing!

 

 

157 lb Blue Marlin,
Kona Hawaii

John Patton, Dallas, TX
9/26/11

Blue marlins fishing Kona Hawaii

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645 lb Blue Marlin,
Kona Hawaii

Bill & Michele Hogan, Stinson Beach, CA
9/22/11

Blue marlins fishing Kona Hawaii

"The BIG ONE"

Bill & Michele Hogan from Stinson Beach, CA had a birthday day wish to catch a "Big One". 1st time out, Michele caught a 180 lb Bronze Whaler Shark which we successfully tagged and released bu Bill didn't get his Birthday fish. You've heard the saying "watch out what you wish for". Well, Bill wanted a "BIG ONE" so when he first saw it, all of us said "Holy S@*!T!" and Bill got his wish! Now he belongs to Linda Sue's 500 LB Club along with 33 other anglers which means he gets 10% off all future charters - Nice going Bill & Michele!!

 

 

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124 lb Blue Marlin,
Kona Hawaii

Jeff Pratt, Scottsdale, AZ
9/12/11

 

High School Classmates

Captain Jeff Heintz and Jeff Pratt graduated from Arlington Heights High School in IL together and finally managed to get together for the 1st time after 40 years.

Jeff Pratt and his wife Michelle from Scottsdale, AZ spent a day on the Linda Sue and ended up with a great fish.

Aloha from Kona to all the rest of my High School Graduating Class! Hope to see more of you!  ~Jeff Heintz

 

 

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140 lb Blue Marlin,
Kona Hawaii

Charlie Bowen, IL
9/9/11

 

Jim Brewer and his bride Katie came all the way from IL to get married in Kona, HI (what an idea!). Just before the wedding, everyone get out on the Linda Sue for a day of sportfishing.

Grandpa Charlie Bowen from Prairie City, IL got to catch the "Big One" with the great coaching from "Grandson" Gage.

Another great Honeymoon on the Linda Sue!

 

 

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153 lb Blue Marlin,
Minh, from Seattle, WA
119 lb Blue Marlin,
Jeff F., from CA
Kona, Hawaii

9/3/11

 

Mihn (Seattle, WA) with Karen Peters and Jeff F. Had a great fishing day on the Linda Sue III. They are here on a year long work project at the Kona's Keahole International Airport. Mihn who has never had a fishing pole in her hands in her entire life, landed the 153lb Blue Marin! Jeff follows with the 119 lb Blue Marlin. Another great fishing charter on the Linda Sue!

 

 

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Blue marlins fishing Kona HawaiiJust before
Big blue marlin Kona HI

183 lb Blue Marlin,
Kona Hawaii

Brian Murphy, Woodland, CA
8/5/11

 

Brian Murphy from Woodland CA succeeded at his 3rd attempt in Kona to catch the "Greatest Sport Fish" in the world! The first 2 times he only got to watch Blue Marlins 'jump on and jump off".

 

 

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148 lb Blue Marlin,
Kona Hawaii

Mike Chemell, Rockford, IL
8/4/11

 

Mike Chemell from Rockford IL got to watch son Nicholas hang on to the "BIGGEST fish of his life".

 

 

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140 & 214 lb Blue Marlin,
Kona Hawaii

Dennis Watson & Jonathan Watson
Lafayette, LA
8/2/11

 

Dennis Watson and son, Jonathan from Lafayette, LA had a "FANTASTIC DAY" aboard the Linda Sue with each of them landing a "Beautiful Blue Marlin".

 

 

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143 lb Blue Marlin,
Kona Hawaii

Melvin Bretz, Putnam Valley, NY
7/28/11

 

Melvin Bretz, far right from Putnam Valley, NY treated his daughter, Melanie Johnson from Carona CA for a great day of fishing on the Linda Sue. Melanie did a great job getting this Blue Marlin to the boat in 40 minutes!

 

 

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Mahi, blue Marlin, deep sea fishing


 

 

Deck hand on the Linda Sue III, Mike Bonsante, had his parents Cathy and Don Bonsante from Simi Valley, CA out for a day of fishing and Mike's Dad landed these 2 beautiful Mahi Mahi, 32 & 24 lbs. 7/11/11

 

 

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194 lb Blue Marlin,
Kona Hawaii

Mark Oshannessy, Victoria, Australia
7/24/11

 

Mark & June Oshannessy from Victoria, Australia saw some "huge Marlin" behind the Linda Sue III during their 3 days of fishing in Kona and finally came up with this great 194 lb Blue Marlin.

 

 

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140 lb Mako Shark,
Kona Hawaii

Audrilla Evans, Clouis NM
7/23/11

 

67 year old Audrilla Evans from Clouis, NM had no problem getting this 140 lb MAKO SHARK & to the boat. Lots of the "very tasty" fish was taken from Kona to Hilo for a big family BBQ.
Can you find the water bottle?

 

 

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175 lb Blue Marlin,
Kona Hawaii

Brett Fischer, Dickinson, ND
7/14/11

 

Here is one "Proud Father". He and his son "Brett" accomplished a "Giant Task" by landing this 175 lb Marlin.

The Fischer family Tracey, Mike, & Brett visited Kona from Dickinson, ND.

 

 

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150 lb Blue Marlin,
35 lb Ono
Kona Hawaii

Jeff Cooke, Santa Anna, CA
7/12/11

(Also read story below)

 

Jeff Cooke from Santa Anna, CA tried again the next day for that 3rd 500 lb Blue Marlin and the beautiful and good tasting 35 lb Ono that went back to Santa Anna, CA.

 

 

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415.5 lb Blue Marlin,
Kona Hawaii

Jeff Cooke, Santa Anna, CA
7/11/11

(Also read story above)

 

Jeff Cooke from Santa Anna, CA is still trying to catch his "3rd Marlin OVER 500 lbs" on the Linda Sue III. He's been close several times but not to be this time. I guess if we add them together, that's 655 lbs in one day!

 

 

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129 lb Ahi, Kona Hawaii
Chuck Brittin, Cypress, CA
6/29/2011

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Chuck Brittin and his beautiful lady Kari   from Cypress CA had a grueling battle with this big Ahi "Yellow Fin Tuna". Even though Chuck was in the "chair" for over an hour, Kari was a fantastic cheerleader throughout the battle. Chuck & Kari are "repeat offenders" on the Linda Sue. Last year they had a combined effort in boating 20 Mahi Mahi!

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175 lb Blue Marlin, Kona Hawaii
Nathaniel Long, Haines, AK
6/13/2011

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Ron Long from Haines, AK along with sons, Jacob & Nathaniel had to watch 3 "Big Blues" jump on and jumped off before Nathaniel hooked and landed the 4th one. Way to go Nate - Jacob's turn next time!

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Mahi Mahi, Kona Hawaii
A BIRTHDAY WISH COME TRUE
Anne Marcus, Seattle, WA
5/21/2011

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A BIRTHDAY WISH COME TRUE

Anne Marcus wrote: "Sadly we’re home but we had a great time out fishing and just being in Kona in general. If I know anyone heading out there for fishing I’ll definitely send them your way and when we get back there I’ll be giving you a call.  Here’s a picture of me with the mahi mahi. It was awesome grilled on the beach for breakfast the day we left!
 Thanks for a fun birthday trip!"

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446 Lb Blue Marlin, Kona Hawaii
Mike Biron, Manchester, NH
4/25/2011

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4/25/11: Michael Biron along with his wife Lisa and daughter Rachael from Manchester, NH had a super day on the Linda Sue. Michael had only seen the thrill of a "BIG BLUE MARLIN" on a tight line on TV so he travelled almost 6000 miles in hopes of seeing one in real life. Boy, did he get to see it!  We had 2 "BIG BLUES" ON AT THE SAME TIME. Unfortunately, they crossed each other and one got cut off.
Please notice
: The so-called "Bad Banana Theory" didn't work today.

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53 Lb Stripe Marlin, 31 Lb Spearfish
Kona Hawaii
Scott Hofmann, Jacob Hofmann, MI
4/2/2011

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4/2/11: Scott Hofmann's family from Lansing Michigan area had an action packed day with small Yellow Fin Tuna on Lite Tackle. Scott caught a really good tasting stripe Marlin and his son also caught a really tasty Spearfish.

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32 & 34 Lb Spearfish, Kona Hawaii
Chris White, Raymond WA
2/17/2011

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2/17/11: Keith Clevenger (far left) from Raymond, WA is in Kona with bride-to-be Julie to get married. Before the wedding, they took put part of the wedding party to get some "good eats" for the reception. Also pictured is Chris White "angler" for the two fish even though they rotated every hour with Hawk and Jerry. Capt Jeff Heintz and Mike Bonsante (far right)

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324 Lbs, Blue Marlin, Kona Hawaii
Dan Lacareella, Elks River, MN
2/8/2011

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2/8/11: Dan & Nancy Lacarella from Elks River, MN were having a fun day in the sun on the Linda Sue" when all of a sudden, there was a huge "hole in the water" and then a Marlin jumped out, they do that all the time. Dad had the fight of his life time but ended up wining after 45 minutes. Crew Mike Bonsante did a great job on the leader.

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25 Spearfish, Kona Hawaii
Duane L., Aurora, CO
1/18/2011

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1/18/11: Duane & Carmel Lefor and their friends from Aurora, CO had an exhausting but fun day aboard the Linda Sue. Besides the Spearfish, 2 Mahi Mahi and an 18 lb Ahi in the picture, there were a lot lot more tunas caught on "lite tackle" in the cooler. Owner-operator Captain Jeff Heintz and crew Mike Bonsante are recuperating on the bridge.

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18 Mahi Mahi, 2 Ahi Yellow Fins
Mike & Robin Johnson, Sitka, Alaska
12/13/2010

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12/13/10: Mike & Robin Johnsonfrom Sitka, Alaska had an action packed day on the Linda Sue III with Owner Captain Jeff Heintz and crew, Mike Bonsante.

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Mahi Mahi / Tiger Shark
Lisa Munhoven
11/11/2010

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From R to L:  Steve, Don, Lisa, Chelsea
Steve & Lisa Munhoven are from Ketchikan, AK - Don & Chelsea Youmans are from FL

Lisa battled this 13', 900lbs Tiger Shark for 3 hrs and 20 mins. Then we released it in good shape to bite again.

Lisa writes:
"Thank you very much for such an amazing 2 days!! I've never had a fish put up such a fight. I'm hooked can't wait to come back and go again."

What a mouth on this Tiger Shark!

What a mouth!

Hawaii Shark playing dead

This Tiger Shark is not anywhere dead -
In fact, it tried to kill us!

Check out the stripes on its back!
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is now offering a SPECIAL 13Hr. KONA SHARK FISHING ADVENTURE.
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This can happen ONLY IN KONA!!
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Coming to Kona big game fishing, Hawaii fishing or deep sea fishing in Hawaii? Experience the ease of deepsea sport fishing in Kona where Marlins and big game fish are abundant when you know where to go. Linda Sue Charter is one of the most popular fishing charter boats in Kona with low reasonable rates. In May 2005, Captain Jeff Heintz has purchased his latest Sport Fishing Vessel, Linda Sue III. He is owner-operator of his 35 Ft. Bertram Sportfishing complete with Tuna Tower & all new Penn International Tackle - He would love to have you join him on his Linda Sue III for an exciting day of big game fishing! Call us now toll-free 1-888-347-4566! Experience your own exciting big game fishing story, Kona fishing is always good with Linda Sue III, book it with us today! We can book days, and weekends or almost anytime!!

 

Hawaii Kona Sport Fishing -blue marlin big game fishing

Pacific Bluewater Sportfishing
On The Big Island
of Hawaii

Along the legendary Kona Coast on the Big Island of Hawaii aboard the Linda Sue III.

Captain Jeff Heintz, owner of the Linda Sue III, which he proudly named after his two daughters Linda & Susan, has been a licensed Charter Boat Captain since 1969, and has lived in Kona since 1990.

Big Island Hawaii Sportfishing Charters

Captain Jeff Heintz runs one of the most successful and busy charters boats here on the Big Island of Hawaii. Because Jeff fishes 50 weeks out of each year, and almost everyday of the week, you can always count on a good captain and working crew that knows where to go.

Since this is Captain's Jeff's only source of income, you can count on him giving you the extra effort necessary for you to have a successful Kona fishing trip, so you will want to come back again and big game fish on the Linda Sue III. We hope you will refer us to your friends coming to Kona Hawaii, big game fishing, marlin fishing on our charter fishing boat.

Be sure to check out our Honeymoon fishing boat special rate. What, deep sea fishing in Kona, Hawaii on your honeymoon? Of course! Lots of people do it on the Linda Sue Kona charter fishing boat!

 

After being a CHARTER BOAT OWNER and LICENSED CAPTAIN, I have developed a huge cliental including BOAT OWNERS, CHARTER CAPTAINS and DECKHANDS from LAKE MICHIGAN in CHICAGO Salmon fishing in 1969 on my first LINDA SUE to my first HAWAII CHARTER BOAT on OAHU The LINDA SUE II in 1975.
During the past 37 years I have continued to build my referral base with many of these same good friends and associates from ALL of the HAWAIIAN ISLANDS and many of the MAINLAND STATES WITH LARGE FISHING PORTS.
Because of this, I HAVE BEEN ABLE TO REFER many of my CHARTER CLIENTS to specific BOAT OWNERS, CAPTAINS and DECKHANDS that either live in these states or plan on FISHING THERE while on VACATION. 
 
THESE STATES INCLUDE :  ALASKA,  CALIFORNIA, CHICAGO- LAKE MICHIGAN, FLORIDANORTH CAROLINA, SOUTH CAROLINA, and TEXAS.
 

 

THIS IS A MAP OF THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS

Kona Fishing Charter - Sport Fishing

Kona Fishing Charter

Fishing Charter referring states include:
ALASKA,   CALIFORNIA, CHICAGO- LAKE MICHIGAN, FLORIDANORTH CAROLINA, SOUTH CAROLINA, and TEXAS


Hawaii Sport Fishing

Because I OWNED & OPERATED my previous boat THE LINDA SUE II on OAHU for 15 years I was able to fish off KAUAI, LANAI, MAUI, & MOLOKAI and made many friends with other CHARTER CAPTAINS, BOAT OWNERS, & DECKHANDS, I am still in contact with them and REFER MANY OF MY CLIENTS TO THEM in case they want to go fishing on another island before coming to KONA or after leaving KONA.

Sincerely Capt. Jeff Heintz

In most cases you can have your own boat exclusively for a longer period of time then if you paid individually to be with a larger group. This is especially true with families and couples traveling together.

Captain Jeff owns the Linda Sue III himself and does all of his own maintenance, he is able to keep the operating costs down and pass the savings on to you. Click Here to view our charter rates.

Visit our Boat Pictures to get an idea of the type of fish you will see on your exclusive fishing charter along the Kona Coast of the Big Island of Hawaii.

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Hawaii charter fishing - Kona fishing charter

Barb Schutzenhofer from Cornell, MI and Carol Kreitner from Bellevill IL. They wanted to try a morning 1/2 day charter, because we left at 5:30 AM, these 2 Ahi, 148 lb. & 150 lb. and this 107 lb. Marlin were in the boat by 7:45 AM!
 
 

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690.5 lb Blue Marlin
Tim & Eric Erbstoesser
San Luis Obispo, CA
08/14/2010


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Tim & son Eric Erbstoesser from San Luis Obispo, CA had to do a tag team for 2 hours to get this "Bad Girl" to the boat. It was a real struggle and deck hand, Mike Donsant (far right) ended up hand lining the monster up for the last hour. Tim's other two sons, 9 year old twins, provided the water service and cheerleading.

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453.5 lb Blue Marlin
Jeffrey Cooke, CA
08/09/2010


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Jeff Cook from California tried to make it a "Hat Trick". Jeff has already landed 2 Marlins on the Linda Sue over 500 lbs and when we saw this one come through the "Transom Door", we thought he had the third one over 500 lbs!
Sorry Jeff, only 47 lbs short but still a beautiful fish!

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267 lb Blue Marlin
Matthew Kowalyk
Greensburg, PA
08/11/2010


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8/11/10: Matthew Kowalyk at only age 14 just wanted to catch anything so we took him up to the "Grounds" and caught several Skip Jack Tunas on lite tackle and he was stoked. On the way  back - slam, jumped in the chair and then Matthew lands a 267 lbs Blue Marlin! Remember still at age 14.
Nice going Matthew along with his Dad Steven from Greensburg, PA.

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165 lb Ahi
Dr. Robert Pinnel
Ft Meyers, FL
7/9/2010


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7/9/10: Dr. Robert Pinnel along with his wife Sandra from Ft Meyers, FL had a great day on the Linda Sue. Bob's reward, a 2 hr epic battle with this 165 lb Ahi.

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42 Mahi Mahi, 2 Big Ono
Tony Mavrides & Kyle Mavrides
Anthony "Pablo" Sammut
Reno, NV
06/16/2010


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6/16/10: WOW, WHAT A DAY!! Tony Mavrides  from Reno, NV took his 17 yr old son Kyle and his friend 13 yr old, Anthony Sammut, aka "Pablo" fishing on the Linda Sue III.

By the end of the day, the 2 boys caught 2 big Onos 35 & 45 lbs and
42 Mahi Mahis, all on Stand-Up Lite Tackle.

Left to Right: Capt-Owner Jeff Heintz, Tony Mavrides, Kyle Mavrides, Anthony Sammut. Sorry Capt Lael  missing from picture, he was getting more ice...

Tony Mavrides is partners with George Sammut & George O'Looney in
Black Bear Diners located in
Reno, Sparks and Fernley,
NV and also
Monterey, Gilroy & Salinas,
CA
 

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20 Mahi Mahi
Chuck Brittin & Kari 
Cypress, CA
06/7/2010


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6/7/10: Chuck Brittin & Kari   from Cypress, CA had some great lite tackle action. Chuck cranked all 20 into the boat while Kari did all the photo action!

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102 lb Ahi (Yellow Fin Tuna)
Mark Judis
Palisade, CO
05/13/2010


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5/13/10: Mark Judis along with brothers and son from Palisade, CO had a great fight with this 102 lb Ahi "Yellow Fin Tuna".
Mark's brother, Scotty, loved the fish so much he had to kiss it!

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233 lb Blue Marlin
Ed Carr
Glen Gardner N.J.
05/07/2010


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5/07/10: Ed & Sue Carr are from Glen Gardner N.J. After 4 unsuccessful attempts in Kona, "not on the Linda Sue lll " to catch a Blue Marlin Ed & Sue Carr from Glen Gardner N.J. gave it one more shot. This time with owner -operator Jeff Heintz along with Capt. Lael Wilson Ed got the fish he's been looking for along with all the spectacular jumps & tail walking.

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93 lb Ahi
Red Shaner
Cheswick, PA
05/02/2010

5/02/10:  Red Shaner from Cheswick, PA had to give it another try and he did it up good with this 93 lb Ahi "Yelllow Fin Tuna". His wife Jude by his side is pictured below with the 121 lb Mako Shark she caught om 4/22/10.

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122 lb Mako Shark
Jude Shaner
Cheswick, PA
04/22/2010

4/22/10:   Jude & Red Shaner from Chesnick PA came to Kona HI to celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary. Jude made history in Kona by catching the 1st Mako Shark of the year, while trolling lures. This Mako made some spectacular jumps, just like a Marlin!

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(7) 20 lb-40 lb; (2) Mahi Mahi,
(75) Shibi,Yellow Fin Tuna
Bobbie Driver
Waimanalo, Hawaii
04/19/2010

4/19/10:  Bobbie Driver from Waimanalo, HI had one very busy time
on our 3 AM start to South Point. 7 big one 20lb-40lb, 2 big Mahi Mahi
and 75 Shibi, Yellow Fin Tuna, on lite tackle (not pictured).

Left to right:  Captain & Owner Jeff Heintz, Bobbie Driver & Co-Captain Lael Wilson

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230 LB Blue Marlin
Mike Hickman
Elk Grove, CA
03/31/2010

3/31/10: Mike & Gigi Hickman from Elk Grove CA and Gerry Montague had a
great 3/4 day of fishing on the Linda Sue III. 

From Left to Right   Terry Montague, Gigi Hickman, Mike Hickman

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110 lb & 107.5 lb Ahi
Dickrand Borainian, Sr
Dr. Dickrand Borainian, Jr
Kona, Hawaii
01/10/2010

1/10/10 Happy New Year! Dr. Dickrand Borainian from Kona took his 84 yr old father out fishing on the Linda Sue III. After a couple hours of looking for fish, we came upon a school of porpoises. On our 3rd pass thru, wham, two outriggers came crashing down. After a 30 min battle, Dick's Dad Dickrand boated a beautiful 110 lb. Ahi "Yellow Fin Tuna". 10 mins later, it was Dick Jr's turn and up came another Ahi at 107.5 lbs.

What a great time for a Father and son to spend together!

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240 LB Blue Marlin
Gabe Prespytein
30 LB Mahi Mahi, 20 LB Ahi
Steve Prespytein
Pickering, Ontario Canada
12/27/09

12/27/09 Gabe Prespytein from Pickering Ontario & his son Steve had a great catch. Gabe landed a 240 lb Blue Marlin, while Steve caught a 30 lb Mahi Mahi and 20 lb Ahi. What a wonderful Christmas present!
 

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Tunas & Mahi Mahi (3)
Tyler Westwood, Shawn Cornwall,
Pefferlaw, Ontario, Canada
11/27/09

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11/27/09 Tyler Westwood and Shawn Cornwall from Pefferlaw Ontario, Canada had a great day of fishing. With several Tunas on Lite tackle and then landing 3- 30 lb Mahi Mahi,  they even got to eat one of them!

 
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233 LB Blue Marlin
Shawn Driggers, Wichita, KS
11/22/09

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11/22/09 This over curious Marlin was following the Linda Sue 10 feet behind and 10 ft under the water as we were trolling 2 live Tunas as bait 50 ft behind. With the quick action of Lael by hand lining the Tuna up next to the Marlin, Angler Shawn Driggers landed the biggest fish of his lifetime. Read all about the fine details of our local newspaper dated 11/30/09 story titled "Boats Fascinate Anglers, Fish" by author Jim Rizzuto. Scroll back UP to click on "Important Links to More  Hawaii Information and Other Fishing Destination" (above Notable Catches) then click onto Jim Rizzuto's Fishing Hawaii Offshore (the first link).

Left to Right: Capt Jeff Heintz, Peter Fornaris, Rhonda Cherry (both from Baton Rouge LA), Kathie Driggers, Shawn Driggers (both from Wichita KS), Capt Lael Wilson.

 
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271 LB Blue Marlin
Steve Hopkins, Whitby, Ontario, Canada
10/26/09

10/26/09 Tracey & Steve Hopkins from Ontario Canada had a great 3/4 Charter.
One hour of the 6 hour was spent chasing this 271 LB Blue Marlin.
We almost had one for Tracey but her's came off.
Pictured from Left to Right: Captain & Owner Jeff Heintz, Capt Lael Wilson, and Angler Steve Hopkins.

 
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147 LB Blue Marlin
Terry Stambaugh, Clarksville, MD
123 LB Blue Marlin, 15 LB Ahi, 17 LB Mahi
Kelly Stambaugh, Clarksville, MD
15 LB Aku
Jana Stambaugh, Clarksville, MD
8/9/09

8/9/09 Terry Stambaugh from Clarksville, MD took his two daughters Kelly & Jana sportfishing on the Linda Sue III and they really picked the right day. After loosing several more Marlins and Mahis they all ended up with a great catch!
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172 LB Blue Marlin
Russ Meoham
138 LB Blue Marlin
Andy Peterson
8/7/09

8/7/09 Ross Meoham & Andy Peterson got a hold of a couple really wild ones - even inside the boat one of them tried to kill Lael and James...
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160 & 126 LB Blue Marlin
Dave Beebe, Peoria AZ
139 LB Blue Marlin
Justin Golden, CO
8/5/09

8/5/09 Dave Beebe, President of Beebe Bros Plumbing in Peoria AZ. has fished in several parts of the world in search of a Blue Marlin. Well, in Kona on the Linda Sue III he caught his 1st Marlin ever & then he caught his 2nd. one, all on the same 8 hr. trip. Dave invited Justin Golden from CO. to handle the 3rd Marlin. WOW, what a trip. Nice going Dave & Justin
 

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207 LB Blue Marlin
Joe Gamba, Vacaville, CA
182 LB Ahi, 168 LB & 161 LB Blue Marlin
Ben Gamba, Vacaville, CA
7/29/09

7/29/09 Joe Gamba from Vacaville CA took his 14 yr old son Ben out for a day of sportfishing on the Linda Sue III and what a day it was! Ben, a great example of a 14 yr old, who stays in shape working out at the gym singlehandedly boated a 161 lb & 168 lb Blue Marlin and ended the day in a grueling 1 hr battle with the 182 lb yellow fin Tuna "Ahi". His dad did a great job landing the 207 lb Blue Marlin & successfully released another 150 lb Blue Marlin!
 

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