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Entries to this guest book have been discontinued
(Below you will find over a decade of reviews)

I started giving customers a password so they could write trip reviews (aka Guest book) on my web site long before review sites like Tripadvisor were even around. One common theme you will find on this page and with my many good reviews on Tripadvisor is how hard I work to catch you fish!

I must admit that I only gave the guest book password to people that I knew had a good time. That's almost everyone but every year, I do get a hand full of people who had a very unrealistic expectation about how their fishing trip was going to be. What I've encountered with bad reviews is that pretty much without fail, they LIE THEIR ASSES OFF about the trip, equipment, the boat, me and whatever else they can possibly think of to complain about. Luckily Tripadvisor allows me to respond to those bad reviews and I get to call them out on the lies.

Quite often I get people tell me that the reason they chose to fish with me is because of the reviews.
Please spend a little time to read some.

Dear Captain Jeff,

Thanks for a great day fishing out on the Aloha Kai!! My son, Zach, and I had a blast catching the twin, gigantic wahoo/ono at the same time (32 and 42 lbs)! We also enjoyed catching and eating the delicious tuna we caught on the standup rods.

Next time we are back in Kona, we look forward to fishing some more with you.

San Francisco, CA
Added: April 22, 2014
Thanks Captain Jeff! Had a great time. Enjoyed sitting up top with you having conversations about the mysteries of life! It was fun looking backwards as the bait cut through the deep blue water to see humpback whales rolling and blowing in the not too far distance.

Watching the blue marlin explode at the surface as he hit the bait, feeling his power as the drag screamed and he almost spooled us, watching him come to the surface after an hour of fight, my exhilaration, pain and blisters, these are memories of a lifetime. Yep, we had a great time! Thank you for the experience of a lifetime!

Terry Davis
San Antonio, TX
Added: March 15, 2013
Aloha Jeff,
Just wanted to say thanks for a great trip, my fishing buddies are still commenting on the 63lb Ono. I've been on a lot of charter boats and have never seen a captain work harder to get his clients on the fish. We both really enjoyed being part of the crew on the Aloha Kai as opposed to watching a mate do all the work. Having some responsibilities on the trip kept us engaged in the process and made it much more enjoyable. Also your willingness to share knowledge and experience was a nice bonus. We will not hesitate to book another trip when we return to the "Big Island".
We both wish you the best of luck,
Tom and Sue.

Jeff worked hard all day to put us on the fish. This fish was just 7lb shy of the largest Ono caught in Kona this year. In addition we caught a 40lb Spearfish an 8lb snapper and had a large shark break the line near the boat. All around great day!

Tom McKelvey
Largo Florida
Added: March 13, 2013
Jeff, I wanted to send you a note of appreciation for taking my son and I on a great fishing trip! Ono, Tuna, Spear Fish and a Shark! It doesn't get much better than that! Especially considering the fishing was slow. Our boat was the only boat that was flying flags at the end of the day.
See you next year!

Bend, Oregon
Added: January 6, 2013
Thanks Capt. Jeff! My two teenage sons and I had a fantastic time fishing with you last week. The bait fish were fun (just ask my younger son), the amberjack and the shark were a thrill for my older son and I was incredibly happy to catch a nice sized shark and the marlin! What a day - definitely the best day of deep sea fishing for me.

Phil Jagucki
Westerville, Ohio
Added: June 28, 2012
Had an amazing day fishing with the Captain, tho we didn't catch anything our first time out we will be back for more! Amazing Captain kept things exciting, we saw a pod of whales, and some dolphins....gorgeous weather made for a beautiful day at sea.... Never a dull moment and learned alot about fishing that day...sure is different than fishing for trout or pike!!

Alberta, Canada
Added: April 2, 2012
Had a great day on a share charter with Capt. Jeff on March 12. This was my second trip with Jeff and he did a great job again. The 3 fisherpeople all caught a nice fish, 2 big amberjack and a 48 (or so) pound Ulua (GT) for me! We also had a nice mahi mahi on for a few moments. I really like his trolling / bottom fishing approach as it nearly assures those on board are going to have the thrill of a battle with a quality fish. Thanks!

Phil Tierney
Seattle, WA
Added: March 21, 2012
On February 23rd we booked a 6 hour charter from Captain Jeff for myself, my wife and my son and his wife. It was a little slow trolling for about 2 hours but we did manage to catch some bait fish, so Captain Jeff said he knows where we can catch some fish. I hooked a giant trevally shortly after and about 1/2 way into the fight, a tiger shark grabbed My fish and got hooked! It was a brutal 1 1/2 hours to get the two fish that were pinned on the same circle hook to the boat. Right under the boat, the hook straightened out and the 800 lb. tiger shark came off but the giant trevally stayed hooked. The tiger came up out of the water trying to retrieve his lost meal. After taking some great videos and a couple of photos, we gave the trevally back to the tiger. On the troll home my son caught a mahi mahi for the dinner table. The trip for us was once in a life time for catching the Tiger Shark. We all had a great time and would recomend Captian Jeff for your Kona Fishing.

Walt Hurst
Eureka, CA
Added: March 14, 2012
I arranged a charter with Capt Jeff as a surprise for my husband's birthday. I had been impressed with Capt. Jeff's website, including all his fishing information. We had an absolutely amazing time CATCHING with Capt. Jeff January 24th, 2012. My husband caught a striped marlin, and still talks about this being one of the best days of his life! Our group also caught yummy yellowfin tuna, and a very large shark! If you want to go CATCHING, Capt. Jeff is the best choice.

Lani Stanturf
McMinnville, Oregon
Added: February 10, 2012
Had a great time fishing with Capt. Jeff Rogers on a shared full day charter 0n 9/20/11. Started out slow and it took a while to catch some bait fish. We changed tactics twice and the other share angler caught a trevally and I later caught a 200# blue marlin. Lots of fun and Capt. Jeff knows how to go after fish. He used different tactics at different spots until we got some fish. I highly recommend his charter.

Raul A. Miranda
Tucson, AZ
Added: November 23, 2011
Always dreamed about catching a giant ulua and fishing with Captain Jeff Roger's made my dream come true! Loads of tricks observed are invaluable even for an experienced angler such as myself. Harvard School of Fishing Science? This is it!

Kevin Hu
Aliso Viejo, CA
Added: September 3, 2011
Our day with Jeff had all of us saying "awesome" when the Marlin surfaced and was brought to the boat, followed later by "It's a monster" and "now that's a shark" .....Jeff made it fun and gave us memories worth more than we could have paid for.

Chris Welsh
San Diego
Added: September 1, 2011
I've gone fishing with others before but catching with Captain Jeff was the high point of my fishing life. Flying 5 flags into port on a "slow" day---PRICLESS! To watch a blue marlin dance on its tail across the open sea was breathtaking. We get to relive that thrill every day when the mount arrives. Thanks Jeff!

Terry Welburn & Sons
Southern Oregon
Added: August 30, 2011
My son, Pat, and I had a great time fishing or catching two days with Jeff, Loyd and Percy. We'll be back to get the one that got away. Be sure to get into shape. These fish are big and will kick your ....

Bill Heenan
Riviera, Texas
Added: July 28, 2011
Went out with Captain Jeff on July 4th. And had a wonderful time. Caught a blue marlin , a shark, an amberjack and several skip jack tuna. Will definitely go out with Captain Jeff again next time I am in Kona.

Georgetown, TX
Added: July 9, 2011
Went 'catching' with Captain Jeff on May 9, 2011, with my son, John, from Berkeley, Ca, my stepson Bret Freitas from Paradeise, CA, and my son-in-law Jeff Theobald from Heber City, Utah. John and I caught two nice (ca 10 lb) tuna and then Bret brought in a 60 lb striped marlin. Jeff hooked intp what seemed to be a large tuna, but on its last run, the line went slack, apparently bitten off. Hooking up a smaller tuna the John caught i while bringing in the lines, Jeff hooked a 350 lb Galapagos shark. I ended the day with another nce tuna.

Reg Gomes
Oakland, CA
Added: May 23, 2011
I fished with Captain Jeff on February 28th and with a couple of other gents from Fairbanks Alaska, Brian and Mark. We had a ball and whilst quantity was down for the day, quality was very good. Jeff is a true professional in every way and I wouldn't hesitate to go out again. But be warned, book early as he gets busy.

Bruce Heseltine
Brisbane, Australia
Added: March 7, 2011
My mother and I went our on February 18 and had a blast with Captain Jeff (we were also fortunate enough to have a steller day of fishing). Captain Jeff was a true professional He showed true patients helping my mother with the who is a novice fisherman at best, who up until that day the largest fish she had caugth was a small silver salmon. Living in SE Alaska I have been out on multiple fishing charters in the past, have fiends in the trade. I can honestly say was a great choice for my mother and I, and I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone. Best of all he definitly knows how to catch fish.

Robert Badgett
Ketchikan Alaska
Added: March 2, 2011
Aloha, we fished with Captain Jeff on January 21 2011 with a large swell on the ocean. First off Jeff has great boat handling skills especially in tricky conditions. Secondly we started trolling very quickly after leaving the harbor and soon hooked a Blue Marlin on stand up gear which took well over an hour to bring to the boat and release, so check on his fishing skills as well. I am not so sure about his weight estimating skills though as he estimated the fish at 400# however I am sure it was at least double that, in fact it has gained around 10 pounds a day since then in my memory! Soon it will be a grander! Seriously though we had a great time and plan to fish with Jeff again. Boating skills, check. Fishing skills, check. Local Knowledge, Check. Fun to spend the day fishing with, check.I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone. Mahalo.

Mark Barnhill
Anchorage Alaska
Added: February 18, 2011
Had a great time fishing with Jeff. If you're ever in the Kona and are looking for a great fishing boat and captain... I recommend Capt. Jeff. He knows where the fish are and most importantly how to catch them. Thanks for a great time !!!

Rudi van der Walt
Southern California
November 14, 2010
Capt. Jeff: Brian and I wanted to say thank you once again for the great day of fishing we had with you last Monday, October 4th. You know exactly where to go to get a hook up and you can pretty much do it on command. We were impressed with the condition of the boat and all of the equipment. Your attention to detail was apparent in all aspects of the trip and your knowledge of the waters off Kona are superb. We really had a ball fighting our big amber jacks and sharks.

We wish you much continued success and if we ever get the opportunity to visit Kona again, we definitely want to fish with you! Take care -

Bruce Droz
Fresno, CA
October 10, 2010
We had a great time fishing, or more like catching I should say, with Capt. Jeff. Unfortuantely the Marlin took the day off when we went, so we trolled for some small bait fish to see what sea monster's we could pull up from the bottom. We caught and released 5 Giant Trevally, and we ended the day with an Oceanic Black Tip shark weighing in over 300+ pounds. I highly recommend Capt. Jeff, and next time were back in Kona, we'll definately be chartering with him again! Thanks for the great memories!

Dierk Biggs
Southern California
September 30, 2010
Now I can check deep sea catching off my bucket list. Glad you kept me on the line to get that shark up! What a thrill. The tuna and ono were real tasty too. I know the concierge enjoyed them. Thanks again for an amazing and exhausting day!

Jane Adamick
British Columbia
September 29, 2010
We had a great fishing trip on the day we spent with Captain Jeff. He is very knowledgeable and knows how to catch fish. When the Blue Marlin and other fish we were after were not around he switched tactics and we caught three Giant Trevally’s and two 300+ sharks. One was an Oceanic Black Tip, the other a Galapagos. I come from Portuguese family that fished commercially on the west coast. Captain Jeff is highly recommended. :)

Ernie Cumbra
Orangevale, CA
August 20, 2010
What a great day on the water with Captain Jeff. I really appreciated the variety of fish and techniques. Jeff is a knowledgeable and personable guide!

Dave Blankenship
Cedar Rapids, IA
August 3, 2010
Capt. Jeff, we had a good time fishing with you. You do work hard for your fisherman, which I am sure has something to do with your success. Anyhow enjoyed the catching. Would reccommend you anytime. Thank you.

Michael Lockart
Walla Walla, Washington
July 7, 2010
Had a great time CATCHING fish with Jeff..he is FIRST CLASS!!!


Robert Lake
July 7, 2010
Thanks Capt. Jeff for the terrific time fishing the Kona coast. Catching the 6 - 7 foot shark was quite the workout, and the experiences of catching the considerably sized amber jack is a memory that will last a lifetime. We anticipate more fun on the fighting end of the rods next time we're on the Big Island.

David Lockart
New Jersey
July 6, 2010
My son-in-law and I had a great time. Another new species for us as we each caught a sandbar shark. Also got a nice mahi mahi. Thanks for a great time Captain, and keep up the good work. If we get back to the big island we'll look you up. Remember, any day fishing beats a day in the office. Aloha.

Kenneth H. Rea
Rio Rancho, NM
June 20, 2010
My wife and I had a great time on our full day trip! Catching all the different fish no matter how small was a blast just getting to see them up close. Of course the 100lb amberjack was the highlight of the trip. I went online looking for pre-made mounts and I can only find them up to around 80lbs, so obviously it was a beast! The chef at our inn (even if it is illegal) made us eggs benedict over the ahi for breakfast, and he was very excited when I let him take the rest home. Can't wait to get out with you again as soon as we can. Need to find those marlin!

Allan Dye
Marysville, Wa
May 30, 2010
We visited 4 islands the last two weeks of March and fishing with Capt. Jeff was the highlight of the trip for our 13 year old son and quite the adventure for me as well. Believe it or not (we have the photos and video) my son hooked a 1500+ lb. Tiger shark! From the pictures maybe 5 feet wide and 14 or 15 ft. long. I'm sure Jeff is still feeling that one because he is the one who fought it for an hour and a half (or my son would have been Tiger dinner). The Tiger finally dropped right off the end of the boat but then circled several times, thinking about going after what was left on the line of the Amber Jack he stole. It turned out that was a 50 lb. Amber Jack Capt. Jeff had caught and tagged this past December! What are the odds?? It was wild!! We also caught some other nice sized Amber Jack and Almaco. It was a fantastic and memorable day. Capt. Jeff is the best!! Thank you Jeff! Rick will remember this and retell it for the rest of his life. You should have seen the crowd gathered around his little camera back at the Mauna Lani that evening.

Debbie Kissire
McLean, VA
May 7, 2010
ALOHA Captain Jeff!

Thanks for the great CATCHING trip!! Brian, Jim and I had an incredible time with each of us catching our largest fish to date. The "hands on" experience was exciting as well. When we make it back to Kona, there's absolutely no doubt who we'll go CATCHING with again!! Take care.

Eric Guy
West Monroe, Louisiana
May 3, 2010
Aloha Capt. Jeff, again, I had a great time this year. We caught a lot of amber- and almacojacks and I caught my first grey snapper (they taste very good btw ). It was also fun with the guys from Shimano and I'm very anxious about the dvd. This was our 7th time together (from 2003) and I'm fishing all over the world, but no one can beat you Jeff. So I'll be back next year.

Mahalo again,
Arjen Waldus
March 30, 2010
We went fishing, (I mean catching) with Capt. Jeff in Feb. 2010 and had an amazing time. The memories will last a lifetime. Highly recommended.

Eric and Sheryll
Alexandria, VA
March 9, 2010
Jeff, We would like to say thank you for an amazing trip. Nancy is still bragging about her short noised spearfish. Catching the marline was fun too. She also won't let me forget how she out fished me. We will definitaly recommend you to our friends and will book again in the future. I hope that the water is alitte calmer next time so i don't chum for fish, although may have help. Thank you again you are a great captain.

Matt and Nancy Wasilla, ak

Matt and Nancy
Wasilla, Ak - Friday, February 12, 2010 at 12:12:22 (CDT)
What a day we had with Captain Jeff. December is a slow time for fishing but Captain Jeff worked hard to make sure we had a great time. I caught a 175lb shark and my Father-in-Law caught a 50+lb Mahi Mahi. He told me it was the greatest day of his life. I am so glad we booked the bigger boat. My wife and Mother-in-Law are still talking about it. We brought back the filets to Colorado and impressed many family and friends with a great meal.

Can't wait to do it again.

Randy Bolwman
Arvada, CO. - Saturday, January 23, 2010 at 10:22:40 (CDT)
Aloha and mahalo capt. Jeff, had a great day fishing with you. Glad I was able to bring ahi home for dinner. I did not for one moment, given the time of year, think we would hook up with a blue marlin, much less one that would weigh in at 598 lbs. This was a fish of a lifetime. Your knowledge, skills and abilities are what made it possible to get it to the dock. It would have been better to release it, but that was out of our hands.
Thanks again,
Roland Metivier

Roland Metivier <>
Thursday, January 14, 2010 at 11:12:42 (CDT)
Thanks Capt. Jeff. This was Richard's 50th birthday and you made it an incredible day. He has caught big swordfish etc. before, but putting him on a tuna and jacks on light tackle was something he will talk about forever. Suzanne loved it more than you will know.
We loved every minute of your hospitality. Your stories and your effort to get us on the fish was something we've never had the pleasure of before !
Crazy good fun !!!
Mark, Suzanne and Richard
Aloha and Mahalo, Mark Ow
Kona, HI and Austin, TX USA - Monday, January 4, 2010 at 16:21:05 (CDT)
Awsome fish! What a day, 200# shark followed by that beautiful marlin. A day to remember.
John Baltes
Fitchburg, wi USA - Monday, October 19, 2009 at 22:58:23 (EDT)
I have been fishing in the Great Lakes, fly in's to Ontario & N.W.T., Alaska, and Florida Keys and this Captain works hard. Honest and instructive, caught my first Blue Marlin @ 300#s and 10 ft. in the beautiful waters off Kona. I'll be back. Also plays great music to attract the fish. Skill, luck. and an experienced Captain to guide your trip and you'll succeed and be rewarded for your efforts.
Scott Johnson
Scott Johnson -
Madison, WI USA - Tuesday, October 13, 2009 at 18:29:03 (EDT)
We made it back home and I Wanted to thank you for a good Fishing trip.
It was everything expected and beyond. I have had dealings with other "outfitters" doing various outdoor activities and never had a guide like you. You were compasionate about fishing and did everything in your power to get me the marlin and the other fish that day. (7/29/08) I will surely remember it the rest of my life.
Don Sandt
Don Sandt
Sandy, UT USA - Tuesday, September 08, 2009 at 13:52:53 (EDT)
Aloha Capt. Jeff,
Mahalo again for the great time I (or shall I say "we", hahaha) had this year. This year, during 5 days of fishing, we caught lots of nice/big fish with light gear which was great fun. We also made it to "The Big Fish list" (finally) with a big Otado (Skipjack tuna). Too bad we couldn't catch a "Tiger", so we've to go on "Tiger-hunting" again next year, :). For the people who are interested, on my website there are some nice video clips of drilling nice fish (big Tigershark) while out on the beautiful nice calm blue water of Kona offshore with Capt. Jeff.

Arjen Waldus
Den Helder, NETHERLANDS - Tuesday, July 28, 2009 at 03:31:15 (EDT)
May 2009, in Hawaii, offered us a lifetime experience.
Fishing and Catching with you were great! We also enjoyed eating the catch. You and Capt.Bob were delightful hosts. Thanks for a thrilling 8 hours.
Our continued thoughts and prayers are with you for good health.
Remember: "Life's too short, Death's too long....FISH NOW!
Johnny Speedling
Brandon, MS
601 668-5517

Johnny Speedling <>
Brandon, MS USA - Thursday, June 18, 2009 at 10:52:28 (CDT)
I want to let you, and whoever may be interested, know that my family and I really enjoyed our charter with you. I found our conversations (between fighting fish) enlightening; and your skill at what we paid for very evident. You are everything you advertise and more. If I ever make it back to Hawaii I would be extremely disappointed if I were not able to fish with you again!
Thanks again Jeff,

tony yocus <>
west haven, ut USA - Tuesday, June 16, 2009 at 23:09:24 (CDT)
Thanks Captain Jeff for the wonderful experience and being so thoughful and patient with the kids. My daughter had an awesome time and wants to go again. Not only was this fishing experience fun, it was educational as well.
Steve Thomas <>
Ozark, MO USA - Tuesday, June 16, 2009 at 15:21:09 (CDT)
Had a GREAT time on our fishing trip with Capt Jeff in June. While we didn't reel in the "big catch" - there's always next time. And there will DEFINITELY be a next time. We wouldn't go out with anyone else.

The Ono we caught was fantastic. We had it for dinner on Thursday, lunch and dinner on Friday, and even breakfast on Saturday. :-) Yummy!

Jeff, you are a great captain, and we had a great time. As we said many, many times once leaving your boat - you are the "real deal". Can't imagine why anyone would want to fish, I mean catch - with anyone else.

Til next time... Aloha

Jeff and Sue Kohl <>
Avon, OH USA - Tuesday, June 16, 2009 at 15:11:54 (CDT)
We planned a charter with captain Jeff Rogers on my birthday, march 25th 2009. I took my wife and son and his friend. Jeff is an outstanding captain. We had a wonderful time. I caught a shark and my son Danny caught a grand travalle....Capt Jeff has a superior knowledge of the kona coast and is clearly a class act and professional captain. The best thing about captain Jeff is that he cares about making sure you and your crew have a great time. He works his butt of and has gives you the best service you could ask for. He a great guy. On behalf of my family I would like to thank him for a great day and one of the best parts of our vacation to Hawaii this year.
Don OShea <>
Gurnee, il USA - Saturday, April 04, 2009 at 22:48:48 (CDT)
Thanks Capt. Jeff Rogers for the great time my son and I had fishing with you on "Aloha Kai". We caught big fish and had an Ahi for the grill.
We appreciated your attention to detail and your enthusiasm for what you do. We are definitely interested in chartering with you again.
Best wishes - Mike Johnson

Mike Johnson <>
- Wednesday, March 18, 2009 at 11:12:42 (CDT)
Thanks for taking us out on your day off! The trip was great even though I got a little sea sick. Waters were somewhat rough that day but my husband did catch a Spear fish and Mai Mai. Jeff was great! He is very knowledgeable about fishing and we would go with him again if we have the chance. Thank you Jeff for a great day!
Susan Graham <>
Staunton, VA USA - Wednesday, February 11, 2009 at 05:06:10 (CST)
Awsome time. And never a dull moment.
Justin Kuster <>
Louisville, Ky USA - Sunday, January 11, 2009 at 22:57:05 (CST)
Fishing with Capt. Jeff is indeed money well spent. After several salt-water fishing excursions, I have learned at least a few things. There is a huge difference between a Capt. who wants to put fish in the boat and those that are just putting in 8 hours driving around and whatever happens, happens. Capt. Jeff puts fish in the boat!!!! We were staring at a 100% certain skunk day and Capt. Jeff put us on "The Grounds". I was skeptical at best as we came to Hawaii for big fish. I can fish off the bottom in Iowa lakes for gosh sakes. Shortly, I was worried about actually being pulled out of the boat as I braced myself for the fight of my life. I was certainly not in Iowa anymore!!! We had just tangled with a 600lb+ Dusky Shark with stand-up tackle. The pure power of these creatures cannot be described. We got amazing video and two weeks later my 40 year old back & arms still remind me of what I would call an "action vacation". Everyone comes to Kona with the same dream of a grander billfish but if you let Capt. Jeff use his experince and expertise, you will get that chance plus the added bonus of a potential surprise with the other under-estimated game fishes of Hawaii.
If you want to put the best odds in your favor of a once in lifetime catch, give this Capt. a try.

Kevin Kincaid <>
Grinnell, IA USA - Thursday, August 28, 2008 at 11:37:40 (CDT)
Had a great day fishing with Capt. Jeff on July 10th. It was a slow day until the 7th hour and then it happened a 160lb Yellowfin. Jeff's operation is first class and my family and I highly recommend it. I/we will be back!
Charlie Brame <>
Folsom, CA USA - Tuesday, July 22, 2008 at 18:19:33 (CDT)
Alohaaaaa, this was our 5th year in a row that we visited our favorite (fishing) holiday destination: KONA. It was also 1 of the best catching years. I brought some gear of my own which couldn't stop some really big fish from "fleeing" unfortunately :(. Next year I will bring some heavier gear/line with me, that's for sure.
But the 4 days this year, we caught some nice fish with jigging and live bait on the bottom and had a lot of fun as we have every time when we're out on the nice and flat Kona waters. You just have to bring sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, lunch/drinks and a good mood. Captain Jeff will bring you (to) the fish, :D. He knows the Kona offshore like the back of his hand! A fishing day with Capt. Jeff is always exciting and you never know in advance on what size of fish he puts you on to.
Mahalo again Capt. Jeff, until next year. Oh and please keep feeding that 1400lbs tiger shark. I think it will be a good workout fighting that one next year, lol.
Tight Lines!

Arjen Waldus <>
Netherlands - Tuesday, July 22, 2008 at 04:16:40 (CDT)
We had a great time fishing with Captain Jeff. He really knows fishing Hawaii waters. We caught severalsmall tuna, however, when the Marlin hit, he knew what was on the line. His coaching of Richard to land the fish could not have been better. Rich caught a 50# marlin on 40# light tackle. Richard has never been deep sea fishing before! Great time with a great Captain. Aloha!!
Warren Robst <>
Lovettsville, VA USA - Wednesday, July 09, 2008 at 16:37:50 (CDT)
My husband and I are fishing fanatics...but at home in RI we fish freshwater for bass. When we learned that our daughter had planned a May wedding in Hawaii...there was only one other thing we knew for sure that we wanted to do while we were there...and that was some sport fishing. We contacted Captain Jeff after finding his website impressive and he was very responsive to all my questions. I booked our 3/4 day trip on the Intrepid for May 5, 2008. Captain Jeff did not disappoint us...we caught fish all day. Being the only female on the trip (and the one that coordinated it) the guys let me fish first. I started out the day with a short billed spear fish about 35-40 pounds. That was followed by some mahi mahi and tuna. The activity never stopped. We were fortunate that we had rented a house with a full kitchen, so after sharing a portion of our catch with the captain and mate we took the remaining fish home and had a great fish fest. We had so much fish that we fed our party of 12 hefty portions as well as giving fish to the groundskeeper and then freezing the remainder (about half our catch) for our kids to keep with them in Hawaii.
It was a great day on the water. Capt. Jeff and his mate were friendly and hospitable. The boat was plenty big for our group of 6 and the air-conditioned cabin was a nice retreat from the sun in between catches.
With no hesitation I recommend Capt. Jeff and the Intrepid.
If you're booking long distance from the worries.....Captain Jeff runs a legitimate business and it was a pleasure "catching" with him. Thanks Captain Jeff for adding to the great experiences and memories of our Hawaii visit!!!

Carolyn Patenaude <>
RI USA - Monday, June 23, 2008 at 06:53:37 (CDT)
Capt. Jeff is definitely an old sea dog that knows where the fish live. He put Adam and me on a number of fish that were exciting to catch. He knows the waters and has the knowledge of the all species of fish in the Hawaiian waters. If you are looking for a great time and a life long experience sign up soon. It was a blast to crew on his boat. Boomer Sooner Robby Whiteley
Robby Whiteley
Morrisville, NC USA - Thursday, May 29, 2008 at 20:09:26 (CDT)
I had a great time with Capt. Jeff! He definitely knew what he was doing and was able to give us a great day of fishing. I would definitely recommend him to anyone who wants to have a fun time and catch some great fish (as well as a couple of sea monsters too)! Great equipment, great boat, great times!
Adam Whiteley
Morrisville, NC USA - Thursday, May 29, 2008 at 20:02:32 (CDT)
Never having been to Hawaii before, it was tough to know where to start and who to pick for my fishing trip. I've fished from the east coast through to Alaska, but this was the first time I've gone to Hawaii and the first time I'd gone in knowing nothing about captains in the area. Picking Capt. Jeff was the best choice I could have made. The time and detail he has put into his website is a strong representation of what you can expect from Capt. Jeff on your trip. He was great company, had superior knowledge of the area, and had us on fish all day. He worked hard to make it a great experience and blended fishing styles perfectly throughout the day which lead to our nice mixed bag of fish and a great time. Mahalo Capt. Jeff and tight lines.
East Windsor, CT USA - Thursday, May 29, 2008 at 09:46:49 (CDT)
What an incredible day of fishing! I have been fishing most of my life on the mainland, and this trip was something else. The variety of fish we caught was amazing -6 different species, including the marlin, which was a dream fulfilled even though it was not a "grander" (next time!). When I return to the island, I will be getting in touch with Jeff to schedule another trip, but this time I'll lift weights for at least 6 months beforehand to be in better shape to wrestle the fish (my arms were stiff and sore for several days). It was an excellent trip, Capt. Jeff knows his stuff and was great company. I would highly recommend fishing with him to anyone. Mahalo, Jeff!!! See you next year, God willing. Dale
Dale Riggles <>
Libby, MT USA - Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 09:12:43 (CDT)
Few of us are fortunate enough to have experiences in life that are hardly defined by the English language. There are not enough words available to describe the experience my family had aboard Captain Jeff's "Intrepid" on March 31, 2008. Little did we know that we were in for the adventure of a lifetime when we were greeted by Captain Jeff and Co-Captain Rick Reger around 7:20 a.m. on this beautiful Monday morning. In moments, we were underway! My wife Angela, 13-year-old daughter Lauren, 11-year-old son Jacob & I climbed up the ladder to the bridge and visited with Captain Jeff as we motored out of the harbor. The water was beautiful! Rick quickly went about the business of getting some lines in the water on our supposed troll to some jigging waters for some Mahi Mahi or Amberjack for the kids to wrestle in. Once he successfully deployed some custom-made lures, we were beckoned below for an orientation on what to do should we hook into a fish. The 3 or 4 minute lesson ended, and out of "the chair" I came to settle in for a scenic trip to the jigging area. My wife ventured back up the ladder to the bridge and no sooner arrived at her seat when she yelled, "There's a fish!" Captain Jeff yells, "Fish on" and Rick instructs me to get in the chair. He hands me the rod and I hook up to the rod just as instructed and it's game on! Jacob, my son, is my right hand man the entire 3 hour fight, pivoting my chair as necessary to point the rod tip at this monster fish. The incredible Pacific Blue Marlin tail dances across the water in a manner one could only dream about. A half hour into the fight, my arms are burning, my mouth is dry and I'm sweating profusely. I'm wondering how we're going to get this beast to the boat. Captain Jeff masterfully backs the boat in a straight line for an entire mile before the fish turns to the open sea. She dives deep and Captain Jeff begins a series of circles that enables us to keep her within a couple hundred yards of the boat. Jacob continues to pivot my seat as directed by my commands of "Left, Left, Left" and "Right, Right, Right!" Eventually, we're able to get her to the boat and I'm relieved and exhausted as Rick attempts to get a wrap on the fish. Little did I know that this attempt would be the first of many as this amazing creature was having nothing to do with giving up. I lost count, but the marlin repeatedly dove deep and favored the port-side of the boat. We would wrestle her back to the starboard side and Rick would attempt another wrap. Off she would go again. Finally, Rick got a good hold on her and Captain Jeff bailed off the bridge to assist. With a little extra effort, Jeff and Rick were able to get a couple of gaff hooks in her. I gingerly dismounted out of "the chair" and Jeff, Rick & I proceeded to try and pull the marlin into the back of the boat. This was next to impossible. I was spent and the fish was incredibly large. Meanwhile, my wife spotted something else in the water near the marlin. Sharks? Three Oceanic White Tip Sharks were feasting on the tail section of our marlin. This resulted in a new sense of urgency to get the fish into the boat. Once again, our efforts were unsuccessful. We tied the fish off with the ropes attached to the gaffs and Captain Jeff instructed Rick to motor toward the harbor...away from the sharks. It worked! However the sharks trailed the "Intrepid" about 30 yards behind waiting for another shot at our fish. Captain Jeff was able to sit with his foot against the marlin's dorsal fin and held onto a rope attached to a gaff. He told me to grab a smaller gaff and hook it into the knot on the gaff he was holding. Together, we painfully held onto the marlin as Rick motored us toward the harbor, sharks in pursuit. Another boat greeted us as we neared the harbor and managed to scare the White Tip Sharks away. The plan was to move the marlin along side the boat and secure her so we could enter the harbor. Captain Jeff realized that we were in Tiger Shark Alley and decided to get us into the harbor first rather than risk losing any more marlin to the sharks. I remember him saying, "If a Tiger wants her, he'll take her!" Off we go again toward the harbor and the safety of shallower waters. This beautiful creature weighed in at 1,056 pounds, even after losing an estimated 100-150 pounds to the sharks. A "Grander"! Less then 15 minutes into my first marlin outing, and I boat the price of all sportfishing...a "Grander"! Amazing! The interest and attention we received at the harbor was incredible. The fish was weighed and pictures were taken! The fish was masterfully filleted to be consumed by people who truly will appreciate it, in true Aloha spirit.

I can't thank Captain Jeff and Captain Rick enough for this increadible experience. They were true professionals; a tribute to their profession! I'm proud of the role my family and I played in their successful accomplishment of boating a "grander". I'm humbled by the experience and feel truly blessed as a sportsman to have had this amazing adventure. Congratulations Captain Jeff, Rick and the Prater Family for this miraculous achievment. Aloha and Mahalo!

Matt Prater & Prater Family <>
Wenatchee, WA USA - Wednesday, April 09, 2008 at 18:33:21 (CDT)

Had a great time fishing with Captain Jeff. A bit less than 1 fish per hour average. I would even consider just going out to do the bottom fishing all day, as they are really hard fighting species.

i lost two marlin the day i went out, even before i had a chance to start cranking the reel, so i definitely want to try again.

it is worth every cent to go on this charter, as the fish are big and beautiful. fun day in a magical place with an expert fisherman as host.

walter levison
millbrae, CA USA - Friday, March 28, 2008 at 18:42:34 (CDT)
We had a great time fishing and catching with Capt. Jeff. We had folks wanting to wrestle with some big fish and we got it, I wanted some fish to cook and we got that too. Bonus was seeing some whales. GREAT TRIP!!!!!
Jean <>
Tulsa, OK USA - Friday, March 28, 2008 at 15:08:47 (CDT)
We spent a wonderful day "catching" with Capt. Jeff on the Aloha Kai on Feb. 21, 2008, catching a mahi mahi on the troll and an amberjack bottom fishing. Capt. Jeff took time to detour a couple of times to point out spinner dolphins, false killer whales and humpback whales. Our family had a great time and would love to go catching with Capt. Jeff again someday.
The Kimber Family
Austin, CO USA - Friday, February 29, 2008 at 10:36:07 (CST)
We had a great day with Captain Jeff. Saw Whales and dolphins and caught some fish. Jeff works extremely hard to make sure you have a good time. 2 previous trips in Hawaii we just spent all day trolling with no success.
Dan White <>
Hamilton, MT USA - Saturday, February 23, 2008 at 00:38:55 (CST)
Had a great day fishing even though the bite was slow. Caught a 40# Amberjack.

Will schedule again next time I am there.


Dennis Isaacson <>
FORT COLLINS, Co USA - Friday, February 22, 2008 at 18:41:58 (CST)
A great day fishing with Capt Jeff. Like his entry on the picture page for our day fishing, I had been skunked numerous times fishing around Hawaii. I will be giving the Capt a call the next time I'm back.
Roger Lawrence
USA - Friday, February 22, 2008 at 17:05:48 (CST)
I have travelled many countries chasing BIG Ulua(giant trevally) and was't disappointed with the 110Lb+ specimen that I caught with the help of the local knowledge and experience of Capt Jeff.
I can highly reccommend him to any sportfishermen as I myself will be back for round 2 with these giants(I believe the current world record for Ulua is 145Lbs taken of Hawaii)

Thanks again Capt Jeff for a great and memorable day

Khang Le <>
USA - Saturday, January 05, 2008 at 07:39:42 (CST)

Aloha! We fished w/Capt. Jeff on October 31, 2007 on the Aloha Kai which is a very nice boat. We had a great day. He is a very knowledgable, gracious and helpful guide. He's also great with kids. With his skill we caught a very nice tuna and mahi mahi (which he also filleted for us and were mighty good eatin' I must say!) and also tagged and relased 3 amberjack as well. The swell was up and the water was very choppy that day, but Capt. Jeff made sure we had success in catching some good fish! Capt. Jeff is a fine, upstanding individual with a great personality, lots of great stories, and he will do his best to make sure you catch fish! You can't go wrong with Capt. Jeff. Mahalo Capt. Jeff and God Bless you!
Kathy Hettrick <>
Kenosha, WI USA - Wednesday, December 26, 2007 at 23:12:47 (CST)
Howzit Capt. Jeff? Sorry so long to add my comments. I have been too busy catching fish. Today is Nov. 12,2007. I fished with you on Oct.11,2007. You know my story of fishing from my jet ski equipped with GPS Fishfinder/Plotter and four stainless rod holders that I made myself.I started fishing with big hopes, ambition and persistance. I soon found that I was uneducated and under-equipped.I booked my trip with you on my b-day and fishing has never been the same. The fish we caught with you were awesome, but that's not what I got from your trip. The techniques you showed me and the things I learned by watching you, the boat and the equipment have turned me into a fish vacuum. I have caught more fish in the last month than I have in one year. Thanks Capt. I have caught big ulua, huge kahala, monster sharks and anything swimming at or near the surface to include aku, kawakawa,otaru,kamanu,aha,shibi,kaku, kawelea,ono and yes my favorite sashimi mahi-mahi.In one month I have caught, photographed,kept or released a minimum of 50 fish. You are the best and guaranteed we will fish very soon. I would recommend you to the president, cause Lord knows everyone here on Maui knows about you. Mahalo buddy, Maui Mark and Handi Andi
Maui Mark & Handi Andi <>
Hali'imaile, HI USA - Monday, November 12, 2007 at 22:53:26 (CST)
Capt. Jeff is No Ka Oi. Simply the best. We requested Mahi, he delivered 2. Amd an Amberjack to tag and release. We are planning two trips with the Captain next year so we don't run out of fresh fish to eat! He was a delightful host with great Aloha spirit.

Russ, Reba, Jeannie and Terry.

Russ Klein <>
Davenport, Fl. USA - Thursday, November 01, 2007 at 10:10:33 (CDT)
My wife and I were on our 10th anniversary vacation and had a blast. I wish I was in better shape for all the fish that Capt Jeff brought in for us. The first Yellowfin that we hooked dove on us 8 times and really wore me out (unfortunately I let it get away). We followed that with 2 more Tuna and finally a Amberjack.
Justin Laing <>
Beaumont, TX USA - Wednesday, October 17, 2007 at 14:11:34 (CDT)
When I go back to Hawaii, without a doubt, I will call Jeff Rogers. I told Jeff ahead of time that I had a 12 year son and an 18 year old son on the trip with me. He designed a trip that would fit them. Within a matter of minutes, we were on the fish. Although we did not land that first fish, shortly thereafter he hooked us into a leviathan. First he passed the reel to my youngest son, who made little headway, then he passed it to me, and I was winded within 20 minutes, then I passed the real to my 18 year old son who lifts weights. After 45 minutes we boated the great fish that set a record for the year. Later, we came upon a large group of whales, and Jeff circled around several times so my boys could enjoy the whales and take pictures. I left Jeff a good tip and he deserved it. Jeff sent a copy of the fish picture to the local Hawaiin newspaper that did an article on the fish complete with a picture of my sons and me. A consummate gentlemen, Jeff sent copies of the newspaper to me in Texas after I returned. In my book, there is only one guide for Hawaii, and that is Jeff Rogers. I have fished in Belize, Alaska, Texas, and Mexico and other areas and Jeff is one of the finest guides I have ever met.
Chris Pinedo <>
Corpus Christi, TX USA - Friday, September 28, 2007 at 10:58:56 (CDT)
Jeff, I think you are an awesome captain and fisherman! We had an incredible time on your boat. Tuna, 3 big Amberjack, and a Marlin! Thanks for mixing the fishing up and letting us experience the whole package. We'll be back!! Sincerely, Dan Matthews DDS, Austin,TX
Dan Matthews <>
Austin, Tx USA - Thursday, September 06, 2007 at 15:06:57 (CDT)
What an wonderful experience we had "catching" with Jeff. We loved Kona and can't wait to get back just to fish again! We will never forget our day out fishing in Kona. Thank you for the life long memories Jeff.
Kind Regards, The Boone Family

Ray and Carrie Boone <>
Miami, FL USA - Wednesday, July 18, 2007 at 15:26:13 (CDT)
Had an awesome time with Jeff as our Captain. Caught some awesome fish. Would definitely use him again if we are ever back in Hawaii.
Lanoka Harbor, NJ USA - Wednesday, June 13, 2007 at 11:51:08 (CDT)
This was the first time that my wife and I had taken any type of deep sea fishing trip. I learned a few tricks that I may use on down riggers. We had a great time and I would recommend Capt. Jeff for any deep sea fishing in the Kona area.
Gilbert & Susan Arellano

, tx USA - Monday, May 28, 2007 at 16:49:31 (CDT)
I've been back for a little more than a week now.
The snow and cold of Michigan have me again, but from now on all I'll have to do is close my eyes to remember the whales we saw, the blue of the water and the heavy pull of some very agressive fish. From me and my son. "Tight Lines" and Thanks for those memories.
Sorry I "botched" the bottle nosed dolphin. Jack Osborn

Plainwell, MI USA - Saturday, March 10, 2007 at 19:59:19 (EST)
Thanks Capt. Jeff, Cherryl's comments are all very true , but let me give you my perspective on the fishing trip being a guy that has fished for many years.
Capt. Jeffs bottom fishing technique is very unique, rememeber hes not fishing bass, hes ripping lips of deep water fish. You never know whats on the bottom. It was very interesting watching Capt. Jeff setting up on the drop offs and shelves of a massive fishing hole and putting us on fish. The hands on expericence makes the trip much more exciting, the yellow fin tuna that Cherryl caught was handled by myself and Cherryl, when the fish hit, Cherryl was ready with the fighting belt and I was able to take the rod and and put it in th belt , although as I came around to put the rod in the belt I hit the drag and loosened it, yes it was a birds nest. Capt. Jeff let us fight through the mess up and it was a successful catch. The hands on experince is what makes fishing with Capt. Jeff a true fishing experience. We'll be back. Fish On

Denny Wallman
Molalla, Or USA - Wednesday, March 07, 2007 at 22:49:14 (EST)
We went "catching" with Capt. Jeff 26Feb07 and had a blast! Denny caught a Mahi Mahi and a Almaco Jack and Cherryl caught an Almaco Jack and a Yellow Fin Tuna. It was Goreous out there and we had a wonderful time! Thanks for everything Jeff! We WILL do it again! The Wallman's
Cherryl M Wallman
Molalla, Or USA - Wednesday, March 07, 2007 at 20:29:12 (EST)
We had a wonderful time fishing with Jeff and Bob. Caught some fish (the marlin catch was a life long dream of Rex) had some shark attacks and watched some whales. If and when we return to Hawaii we will certain try to hook up with you again. Thanks for a great time. We highly recommend.
Rex & Diane Milliron <>
Grand Rapids, MI USA - Wednesday, February 14, 2007 at 12:58:21 (EST)
My brother and I chartered out with Capitain Jeff on Jan. 4, 2007. This was an experience that lived up to its billing. I would also say that Captain Jeff lived up to his billing as well. There is a reason he offers this $100 refund if you don't catch any fish. He doesn't come back with an empty net!!! We caught 2 billfish and a yellowfin tuna on our full day charter. I can assure you all, when we return to Hawaii, we will again go out deep sea fishing and it will be with Capitain Jeff Rogers.
Bob Tuinstra <>
C aledonia, MI USA - Sunday, January 28, 2007 at 23:09:53 (EST)
Jeff: Quinn (10) wanted to say that our fishing charter was the best fishing trip of his life. I had a good time as well. Never heard of Giant Needlefish, Rainbow Runners or Red Goatfish before. We certainly know about them now. The big fish may not have been biting but you worked to find some fish that were! Look for us next time we are in the islands. We want to try, try again. Mahalo!
Eric McCollom <>
Kansas City, MO USA - Thursday, November 02, 2006 at 15:42:22 (EST)
Jeff: Thanks for a great full day of fishing. Actually catching. Maureen & I really enjoyed ourselves. The hugh porpoise pods were fantastic. Your are a terriffic Capt. & Host - I am learning the new jig technique . Thanks Again Tom
Tom Redfern
Newhall, CA USA - Sunday, October 15, 2006 at 19:44:29 (EDT)

Melinda and I had a wonderful time fishing with you. Your knowledge of the local fishing grounds was amazing. We could not have asked for a better time and we caught fish (big fish).

Thanks again Mate. We will see you again!

Stuart Webber <>
Fremont, CA USA - Thursday, September 07, 2006 at 22:04:11 (EDT)
Want to express our appreciation for the great fishing trip on August 8th 2006. Grandson caught a 45# Ono 5 ft long. Fantastic service by Capt Jeff and crew. Many thanks.
Ralph G. Matsen <>
Eureka, CA USA - Friday, August 18, 2006 at 13:46:22 (EDT)
We went fishing with Capt. Jeff and the Aloha Kai on July 21, 2006. There were only a handful of marlin caught that day and we were one of them with a 230# blue marlin. Thanks Capt. Jeff!

We chartered two other boats on July 20 and July 22. We fished full days on these other boats and did not even have a bite. My only regret is that I did not book all 3 days with Capt. Jeff.

The Aloha Kai was much cleaner than the other boats that we fished on. It was also the only boat where music was played. There was more legroom on the Aloha Kai and you have a full 360 degree view.

Russell Spahr <>
Albuquerque, NM USA - Sunday, July 23, 2006 at 12:19:42 (EDT)
My 19-year old son Jon and I fished two days (July 5th and 7th) with Capt. Jeff on Mega Bites. It was a special trip because Jon had earned it by making the A honor roll each year in high school. Capt. Jeff helped to make it a memorable outing. Jon boated a very nice Ono and a Spearfish the first day. We got hit 5 times total for marlin with 2 hookups and a 300+ Blue caught and released (by dad) after a good fight the second day. Unfortunately, it was a bit rough to do any decent bottom fishing.

Jeff is a pleasure to fish with and to be with on the boat. If you're going to spend the day out on a charter, spend it with someone like Jeff. Mega Bites was the perfect boat for 2 anglers. The layout is excellent and it handled the seas nicely. The stand-up rig is much more fun than being stuck in a chair and was quite sufficient for the nice marlin. It was also a very "hands-on" boat (no mate) with Jon and I getting to change out lures and help set the spread. That made it more interesting.

When I make it back to Kona (probably for my younger son's graduation), we'll be fishing with Jeff.

Floyd Getz
Tyler, TX USA - Tuesday, July 18, 2006 at 18:32:27 (EDT)
Fished on the Grand Slam for 5 days with Captain Geoff and Captain Bob,had a great time caught several species of fish including 2 Blue Marlin in one Day.These guys never stopped trying and were great company. I will be back next year and look forward to fishing with them again.
Gary Spencer <>
peterborough, England - Tuesday, June 27, 2006 at 06:18:43 (EDT)
As a former Montana hunting and fishing guide and Chair of the Montana State Board of Outfitters, I'd like to recommend the services of Cap'n Jeff! He showed us a great time, one that we will never forget. More importantly, WE'RE EATING FISH!!!! The yellowfin sashimi was fantastic as promised and we are enjoying the wahoo as well. If you haven't gone, give this guy a call cause he's the real deal. Kurt Hughes 406-234-5250Work.
MILES CITY, MT USA - Wednesday, June 14, 2006 at 15:53:59 (EDT)
Captain Jeff was great! Very courteous and informative. Has great knowledge of the waters he fishes in and most importantly . . simply caters to a good time on the water. Is well recognized in the fishing community and is a very accomplished captain. I highly recommend giving him the chance to make your charter goals come true . . . I did, and had a wonderful time. Looking forward to the sequel.
Manny Matalon
Miami, FL USA - Monday, April 24, 2006 at 12:38:20 (EDT)
Our fishing trip on Feb 20, 2006 - our anniversary by the way - was awesome! We boarded the Aloha Kai with really only one main wish and that was to catch something we could enjoy for our anniversary dinner - mahi-mahi, ono, ahi, whatever. Captain Jeff not only fulfilled that wish but also fulfilled a dream I've had for many years - I caught and released a 250# plus Blue Marlin. The Almaco Jack we also caught and released was an added bonus. All of this we captured on video! We followed his instructions on how to prepare the mahi-mahi and had the best anniversary dinner in 24 years. From the time we left the dock in the morning to our return at the end of the day Captain Jeff made not just our fishing experience in Kona but our entire vacation wonderful and memorable. I told the people at the Charter Desk it was the best "bottom fishing" I've ever had! Mahalo nui loa, Captain Jack!
Bill Legg <>
Plymouth, MN USA - Wednesday, March 08, 2006 at 15:43:32 (EST)
Just to clarify about the "low priced boat" that was not with Capt. Jeff, this was our first trip with Capt. Jeff and Capt. Bob......This is who we will go out fishing with from now on.... R. Russell
Randy Russell <>
Spokane, Wa USA - Monday, January 23, 2006 at 13:38:56 (EST)
I wanted to Thank Capt. Jeff and Capt. Bob for a great trip out on the water, the bite was slow but Capt. Jeff was still able to put us on some fish, The 131 pound Amberjack wore me out on stand up takle but it is a feeling I will never forget, If anyone is planning a fishing trip in Kona you really need to contact Capt. Jeff, the year before we went with a low priced boat and it was not a fun trip, This trip we went on the Grand Slam and it was the most comfortable and well set up boat I have ever been on.
Thanks again Capt. Jeff and Capt. Bob......We will see you next year for sure.

Randy Russell <>
Spokane, Wa USA - Monday, January 23, 2006 at 13:33:00 (EST)
Had a Wonderful time with Captain Jeff and Owner Bob.
Caught a couple of fish, saw hundreds of dolphins, and
enjoyed the day thoroughly...even stayed for extra hours!!!
Thanks, Nancy and David

Nancy Bravu
USA - Monday, January 23, 2006 at 00:27:59 (EST)
What I would call a perfectly calm day, you called lumpy. "Lake Kona" sure is a beautiful place to go fishing. The day was perfect and our group had a great time fishing with you, Capt Jeff. It was the first salt water fishing experience for our Colorado friends, and the day will be treasured forever. We especially appreciated you sacrificing your gaf to the ocean in exchange for a wild impromptu landing of a big bull mahi. Thanks again for a memorable day.
-Capt Bill

Capt Bill Adams <>
Terryville, CT USA - Tuesday, November 29, 2005 at 18:45:39 (EST)
My family had a great time on the Grand Slam. Catching a 400 pound Blue Marlin was the highlight of our cruise in Hawaii.
Richard A. Fogel <>
Islip, NY USA - Wednesday, September 14, 2005 at 14:41:05 (EDT)
Best fishing trip ever. Lots of marlin action as well as tuna and other fish. Would reccommend Capt. Jeff to anyone.
Paul Smith <>
Jackson, TN USA - Monday, August 08, 2005 at 12:13:05 (EDT)
Best fishing trip ever. Lots of marlin action as well as tuna and other fish. Would reccommend Capt. Jeff to anyone.
Paul Smith <>
Jackson, TN USA - Monday, August 08, 2005 at 12:13:05 (EDT)
Aloha Capt'n Jeff, Thanks for a great day fishing for my daughter and me. Sierra is still talking about her several fish and the fun that she had. I am impressed at how busy you were, running the boat and the fishing at the same time. I liked the hands-on role that I had during the trip. Mahalo!!
Curry <>
Largo, MD USA - Sunday, August 07, 2005 at 17:56:25 (EDT)
Thanks for the great day of fishing. Not only did I catch a 500 pound marlin but I also had a great time fishing with you you'r a great capt. I look forward to hooking up with you again.
Bud Foster

Bud Foster <>
placentia, ca USA - Friday, June 03, 2005 at 00:49:12 (EDT)
Capt. Jeff:

Great trip last Monday, April 23rd!! Although we had no luck hooking into a big one, we had a blast pulling in a couple of Skip Jacks, Snapper and some other cool bait fish. All that could be used as bait was taken advantage of to pull in a couple of nice figthing Amberjacks. Thanks for all the great tips. We'll be sure to let you know how we do off the shores of Eastern Long Island this year!! Hope to CATCH some fish with you again soon.

Larry and Nancy

Larry and Nancy Naro <>
Oakdale, NY USA - Friday, April 29, 2005 at 21:29:21 (EDT)
If you want a captain that is going to put you on the fish, Captain Jeff is the person for you. Having fished all over the US, I found Captain Jeff to be the most informed captain i have had the pleasure to meet. We fished with Captain Jeff on 3/25/05/and 3/29/05, and even though the bite was off, he managed to catch us fish. We chartered the Dream Catcher, and were pleasantly surprised when we arrived at the dock. The picture on the web site does not do the boat justice. I hope to fish with him again in the future. Aloha Captain Jeff, stay well, Rich and Rick
Rich L <>
wantagh, ny USA - Wednesday, April 13, 2005 at 21:20:24 (EDT)
Thank you for all your efforts during our fishing trip last month. We all had a great time (even though the 500lbder eluded us). I appreciate your extra efforts to insure the kids all caught fish. They are still bragging about their experience. It was great that you shared your secret spot so we could catch the amberjack.
Brett D.
Del Mar, Ca USA - Friday, March 18, 2005 at 13:13:10 (EST)
Fished with Jeff on Feb. 28 and March 3 and caught lots of different fish. Started with the two bull mahi mahis, then the shark, then the tuna (4) then the best of all, the blue marlin. Quite a first day! Second day went slower, with the amber jack and then the 500 pound shark eating it. Quite a battle. Good captain, good boat, good time, and worth the money for an adventure like this. We catch lots of fish here at home, but not of that size! Thanks, Jeff.
Tom and Rose Kantos <>
International Falls, MN USA - Sunday, March 13, 2005 at 21:11:53 (EST)
Capt. Jeff gave us a great day. We pulled in a nice amberjack and a shark, and enjoyed his stories. The thing I liked best about him is that he was honest and up-front (and cheerful, which you don't always find on these fishing tours).

Take advantage of all the useful information he has on his site... especially about preventing sea sickness. We followed his advice and none of us even had a hint of nausea.

What isn't mentioned too much on the site is all the sea life you can encounter out there. We saw a group of pilot whales, some turtles, humpbacks, and all sorts of ocean critters.

Thanks for a great time. We will be back!!

Doug Larson <>
Pleasant Grove, UT USA - Thursday, February 17, 2005 at 16:48:10 (EST)
Good time. We'll do it again.
Ken Olson <>
Black River Falls, WI USA - Friday, February 11, 2005 at 12:13:11 (EST)
Dear Jeff,
Thank you and Bob for the great time on the Grand Slam.
Catching MahiMahi, Shark, Amberjack, and that big Striped
Marlin was a blast! Good fishing this year.
Ron Stewart and Steve Start

Ron Stewart <>
San Clemente, CA USA - Monday, February 07, 2005 at 17:38:33 (EST)

Jeff, I was on the boat last wednesday with you,Bret,Bruce,and Bob.Had a great time!

Robby McDonald <>
Watsonville, Ca USA - Monday, January 31, 2005 at 23:34:03 (EST)
Wanted to see pictures from our friends awesome trip
Inga Odenwald
USA - Sunday, December 26, 2004 at 17:03:52 (EST)
If you’re looking to have fun ‘catching’ fish, big fish, and really don’t care what kind other than big, Captain Jeff is your man! We were expecting less and got way more than we bargained for.
Fishing on the Dream Catcher December 15 on a full day charter, we landed a mahi mahi and a small yellow fin tuna for the table, missed another mahi mahi, two barracuda, and a hungry dolphin, and caught and released a 500 lbs dusky shark and a +750 lbs tiger shark all on stand up tackle.
I recommend not cutting yourself short with less than a full day charter. You won’t regret it. Bring film, lots of film, and a camera that takes movies. After this experience we now qualify to fight fish on the Mega Bites! Thank you, Captain Jeff, for the memories and see you next time we’re in Hawaii. No doubt about it!

Thad & Alicia, Dennis & Kim

Thad Podmokly <>
Royal Oak, MI USA - Tuesday, December 21, 2004 at 16:08:15 (EST)
Another GREAT trip with Capt Jeff -- we caught four little Frigate Mackeral and two nice-sized Mahi-mahi. Free fighting that 28-pounder took almost as much out of me as fighting the 13-foot Tiger Shark my previous trip with Jeff. Jeff is a consumate professional...and a nice guy to boot! If you haven't fished with him, you've missed a great experience. With Jeff you don't go fishing, you go catching!
Fred Wagner <>
Forest Hill, MD USA - Friday, December 17, 2004 at 20:08:34 (EST)
In spite of ugly weather and fishing half a day instead of a planned whole day, we had a great time. We intend on returning someday soon and booking a multi-day outing.
Brian & Julie Anderson
MI USA - Tuesday, November 30, 2004 at 13:02:54 (EST)
Aloha, this was our 2nd time on the Big Island (2003 also) and fishing with Capt. Jeff again of course. This year we had 6 great days. My wife and I have fished in Mexico, Puerto Rico and Mauritius, but Kona with Capt. Jeff is the nr.1 for us. We've some nice video and you can watch them here and on my website very soon. Jumping Blue Marlin (awesome video), fighting Amberjacks and even a rescue operation of a world record Almaco jack (instead of killing and bring him/her in and apply for the record!). All the fish we caught, we did with stand-up gear. Believe me, this is really fun to do. It’s even better than an afternoon doing workouts at the gym. If you want to catch fish and have a great time off the Kona coast, look no further and book a charter with Capt. Jeff.
We’ll be back next year September, that’s for sure.
Mahalo Capt. Jeff, tight lines!
Arjen & Tineke

Arjen Waldus <>
Netherlands - Wednesday, November 17, 2004 at 14:54:32 (EST)
My son, Brian, and I had a great day of fishing with Capt. Jeff. on October 12th. We caught three amberjacks and had a couple of hits on the marlin rods during our full day trip. We had some great discussions with Capt. Jeff comparing our Alaskan techinques to the fishing style of Kona and the time seemed to pass much too quickly. Capt. Jeff is very innovative and works extremely hard to improve his techniques and our results. We were fishing with a lure that he developed and we were testing. You can't beat that. Will I go again? You bet; everytime I'm in Kona.
Gary Sholly <>
Chugiak, AK USA - Saturday, October 23, 2004 at 11:48:50 (EDT)
I fished off Kona with Captain Jeff on September 14, 2004. We caught a very challenging 80 lb. 55 inch long Amber Jack, and another 35 lb. Amber Jack using live bait that we had caught going out to sea off Kona. I had a great time, not just catching my largest fish ever, but I also learned more about fishing from Captain Jeff. The Captain is a very personable guy who loves to fish and chat with people. I will do my best to get back to Kona again, just to fish with Captain Jeff. My all-day charter far exceeded my expectations. I feel like I'll be keeping Captain Jeff and memories of that deep-sea Kona fishing in my memory banks for a lifetime. Don't hesitate to book with Captain Jeff. He makes it a totally great experience.

John Lanigan,
5801 Brittany Dr. S. #805
St. Petersbury, FL 33715

John J. Lanigan Jr. <>
St. Petersburg, FL USA - Wednesday, October 06, 2004 at 14:39:39 (EDT)
Dad's family is getting to see and marvel at the pictures of the fish he and I caught on September 25. Thanks for putting them on your web site. And thanks again for a great day out at sea and for all your information about fishing - fun & educational. We'll all be talking about that day for years to come!

Ryan Jimenez <>
Kapaa, Hawaii - Thursday, September 30, 2004 at 20:45:17 (EDT)
This was my first time big game fishing and I had no idea what to expect or which boat and captain to choose. After viewing captain Jeff's extremly informative website I decided to take a 3/4 day on the Ocean reef. This was the best time I've had in years! I caught and released a Marlin, kept 2 Otaru and a 97 pound Amberjack that I fought for half and hour! I actually wanted to head in early after all the action! Captain Jeff tried his best to make sure I caught fish, and as you can see in the photos I did. If you are going to go all the way to Kona to fish you might as well fish with best! I'll be back this winter.
Dave Shaw <>
sherman Oaks, CA USA - Thursday, September 30, 2004 at 20:26:47 (EDT)
Had a great day on the water with Capt. Jeff. He worked non-stop start to finish to make sure that we had a good fishing experiance. Had a good battle with a 75lb Amberjack and my 10 year old had a blast catching the SkipJack Tuna that we used for bait. We were looking forward to a couple of more hook-ups but Flipper and his friends had other ideas and kept stealing our bait.I would highly recommend a day of fishing with Capt. Jeff on the Ocean Reef. Thanx again Jeff, see you next time.... Brandon and Randy
Brandon Kilmer
Starbuck, WA USA - Tuesday, August 03, 2004 at 01:54:40 (EDT)
Capt. Jeff was outstanding. His knowledge of the waters and his expertise put us on fish and we had a great day on the water!
Steve <>
Vienna, VA USA - Sunday, July 25, 2004 at 20:45:23 (EDT)
Captain Jeff:
Many thanks for the fun day we had fishing with you.
David and Dalton are still talking about it, as one of the highlights of our Hawaii vacation.
They couldn't wait to check-out your webpage with the catch pictures.

Happy father's day!
Dan Cooper

P.S.: Ciguaterra is not seen in Florida as far as I know neither with amberjack nor with red snapper ( according to Genesis Health System of Florida, only barracuda has been implicated here in Florida, and therefore doesn't create a public health hazard). Most health reports come from the Pacific Islands.

Dan Cooper <>
Sarasota, Fl USA - Tuesday, June 22, 2004 at 12:27:13 (EDT)
Thanks for the great fishing trip Jeff. Hooking the Mahi-Mahi was fun, and the triple strike on the Ono was a blast!
Ken Ford <>
Redmond, wa USA - Tuesday, June 08, 2004 at 05:09:07 (EDT)
had a great time with captain jeff. we caught fish and enjoyed how knowledgeable capt. jeff was about his biz. we will be returning and i guarantee capt. jeff will be on our agenda once again!! thanks capt. for a super time!!
mark and cindy lauer <>
chicago, il USA - Friday, May 28, 2004 at 17:11:44 (EDT)
We fished w/ Capt Jeff Apr 20th 2004. Had a great time fishing. Lots of fish. We had taken our vac. pac. w/us, so we brought home all the fish. Gary BBQ. & pan fried spearfish & the Ono, both very good I liked the Ono best. If you get a chance to fish with Capt Jeff. Go for it.!!!

Geri Helsene

Geri Helsene <>
Kingston, WA USA - Sunday, May 09, 2004 at 13:10:56 (EDT)
I was planning a surprise for my husband, David's, 50th birthday, and wanted to send him sport fishing off the Kona coast. He loves to fish and this has been a dream of his. After extensive research on line, I choose Captian Jeff Rogers (and Bob) and the boat the Grandslam. It was an excellent choice. My reason for choosing Capt. Rogers, was his friendliness and wealth of information. He was nice but professional... And I e-mailed him A LOT before deciding... He never once lost his cool. This turned out to be a great thing. I flew my husband's best friend over to the islands (while our family was vacationing there for spring break) and the two of them met Captian Jeff and the rest is history. Ten minutes out of the harbor, my husband, Dave, hooked a huge 700 pound marlin!!!...and the fight was on. Needless to say it was a day my husband will never forget, and the kindness of Capt. Roger's and the boat owner Bob, was fantastic and much appreciated. Next time i am going to give it a try myself... The boys said they would not have changed a thing... everything was perfectly as it should've been and a wonderful birthday surprise for my husband... Big thanks to Captian Jeff Rogers for all of his help and guidance.
cindi clapp <>
huntington beach, ca USA - Friday, May 07, 2004 at 12:09:12 (EDT)
Capt. Jeff. What a day, everything and more was on the ticket. We did get our meal fish and the excitement just started. Bottem fishing is something that We had never experienced before. I have never seen a shark that big. It is something that each and everyone should have the thrill.When we book again we want to bottem fish for the thrill. Thanks again and your name is spoken in Minnesota..
Gregg, Linda, Terry ,Fay.. Keepsafe and keep on hooking.

Gregg Churlik <>
Coon Rapids, M.N. USA - Wednesday, March 10, 2004 at 16:21:56 (EST)
Fishing with Jeff was the highlight of our Kona vacation. We caught fish until our arms ached. Saw whales, dolphins and lots of marine life. Jeff was very congenial and even answered all our dumb questions with a big smile. We are already booked for our next year repeat performance. Thanks Jeff for a great experience.
Ernie & Jeanne Dorow <>
Othello, WA USA - Monday, February 16, 2004 at 23:56:49 (EST)
Had a great day with Capt. Jeff on the "Carnivore". Jeff worked hard to make sure we caught some fish. With his excellent coaching I landed my first Blue Marlin and on stand-up tackle to boot. What a thrill! We also bagged some tuna, good eating. No boat ride here just good fishin. We'll be back.
Ken & Sheryl Williams <>
Benton City, WA USA - Thursday, February 12, 2004 at 00:12:37 (EST)
The trip was wonderful. In less than 6hrs we caught a Blue Marlin, YellowFin Tuna, Giant Trevally, Ono, and SkipJack Tuna. Neither I nor my husband had been deep sea fishing, what a first trip we had.
Erika Alderman-Macht <>
Byron, MN USA - Monday, February 02, 2004 at 15:31:48 (EST)
Jeff was a great Captain and we caught fish just as he said we would. Thank you for another good memory from the Big Island.
Mitch Stauffer
Hazelwood, mo USA - Sunday, February 01, 2004 at 17:58:04 (EST)
A great day of fishing with Capt. Jeff. 2 couples, comfortable boat, and 2 happy wives. Can't ask for more than that! Plus, three catches of spearfish and one marlin up after the baits. Fun!
Heber Simmons III <>
Madison, MS USA - Sunday, February 01, 2004 at 10:24:02 (EST)
We were a party of four who booked a deep sea fishing adventure with Captain Jeff as an independent shore excursion for the single day that our cruise ship was in port in Kona. We began our research a full year in advance and were attracted to Captain Jeff's services because of the depth of information he made available on his web page. We wanted a quality experience and would have been content just to be "on the water," but Captain Jeff surpassed our expectations. We fished aboard the "Carnivore." The vessle was immaculately maintained and well outfitted with quality tackle. I have fished in many charter situations in which the tackle may have started out as "quality" but degraded over the years for lack of maitenance. Such was not the case. Penn International reels were fully spooled; there were no nicks or abrasion in the line; all knots and connections were sound; and the drags were smooth.

We set out in pursuit of elusive marlin, but they were not biting -- for the Carnivore or any other charter on that day. Captain Jeff quickly switched tactics to make it possible for us to catch bait-size tuna and stubborn amberjack. Captain Jeff provided us with a warm "welcome aboard" and his congenial manner lasted throughout the day. We felt like we were truly his guests and that he was committed to helping us to achieve a quality Kona fishing experience. In addition, Captain Jeff is a good teacher and provided just the right amount of instruction which was individualized according to the range of angling experience held by each member of our charter group.

I highly recommend Captain Jeff's services for any discriminate angler.

Kathy Ingram
Medford, OR USA - Wednesday, December 31, 2003 at 16:51:27 (EST)
I highly recommend Capt Jeff for chartering in Kona. As a fishing captain myself, I was highly impressed with the variety of fishing methods utilized and the seamless transition between each method. He really works his tail off to make sure you get hooked into something. A great personality for a fantastic day of fishing (catching).

Capt Peter Egley <>
Larchmont, NY USA - Monday, September 29, 2003 at 17:02:19 (EDT)
Capt. Jeff, I just wanted you to know how much fun I had fishing with you and Capt. Bob. I absolutely loved it--I even managed to come away with an original "fish" story! :0 I have gotten a lot of mileage out of it already. Fishing with you two was truly a blast and I hope to do it again the next time I visit. I've given everyone I know your website for their future travels to Hawaii (and to see my prize catch!) . Thanks again and happy fishing! : )
Lisa Roshka <>
scottsdale, AZ USA - Tuesday, September 02, 2003 at 22:54:49 (EDT)
Ann Zalewski <>
St. Clair Shores, MI USA - Friday, August 22, 2003 at 15:46:42 (EDT)
Hey Cap'n Jeff,

I see the "hole" payed off later in the week. Thanks for the great time and the great marlin. Another trip next year and you may make real fisherman of us yet! We promise to hook more of them next time. It was great fun and and a learning experience. You have our recommendation.

Best regards,

Dan Bays and family

Danny Bays <>
Surrey, BC Canada - Monday, July 28, 2003 at 20:34:26 (EDT)
We had a great time fishing two days (6/18 & 6/25) with Capt. Jeff on the Carnivore. Right from the start, we noticed that Jeff worked hard at trying to hook up with fish. When one method or area wasn't producing, he was quick to make the necessary changes. As a result, while other boats were returing to the harbor with no success, we were able to fly flags for a variety of fish. We caught several ono and a 70 lb. sand bar shark, but the highlight was an 8 1/2 ft. - 161 lb. marlin we boated. All in all, Jeff was an enjoyable captain to fish with and his knowledge of the waters and the sport prove him as a highliner in the Kona charter fleet. We would definitely fish with him again.
Peter Tarabochia <>
Tacoma, WA USA - Sunday, July 06, 2003 at 13:53:25 (EDT)
Aloha Jeff: Leslie and I want to thank you for the great day aboard the Carnivore June 16. Your knowledge of the fish and the waters guaranteed us fish. From what looked like it could be a slow day, you simply changed tatics and we caught fish. An aku, 226lb blue marlin and 2 nice ono. Simply put, Jeff catches fish!
Mahalo again Jeff and we will see you again.
Mike and Leslie Simpson

Mike Simpson <>
Calgary, Ab Canada - Tuesday, June 24, 2003 at 12:18:43 (EDT)
We all had a great time on our fishing trip with you. My son is really looking forward to coming back againg and catching an even bigger fish. Thanks so much. Doreen Brian and Brian
Brian & DoreenRuger <>
Bloomingburg, NY USA - Monday, June 23, 2003 at 20:17:17 (EDT)
Aloha Captain Jeff, Tineke and I had a really GREAT (fishing) time with you. 4 days on the Carnivore, and every day was great, especially our "Tiger Shark-day". For the people who would like to see the video clips, see my website.(Shark and Spearfish)
I'm really hooked on fishing and I've absolutely no regrets that I've choosen Captain Jeff, on the contrary, he controls every fishing method, trolling-bottom-jigging etc. We only didn't try fly-fishing(next year?)
Maholo again Jeff and until next year.
Arjen & Tineke Waldus
The Netherlands

Arjen Waldus <>
Den Helder, The Netherlands - Thursday, May 22, 2003 at 04:24:10 (EDT)
Capt. Jeff
We had a wonderful time on our first trip to Hawaii! We appreciate how hard you worked to get all the fish we caught. You never gave up, even getting an Ono on the way back in. It far exceeded our expectations. Catching the two Mahi-Mahi, the 100lb. shark, and filming Corey while he landed the 306lb. Blue Marlin are memories that will never be forgotten. It's going to be real hard to top that trip! We'll recommend you to everyone we know that's going to Hawaii. Thanks again.

Al & Karen Anderson <>
Sioux Falls, SD USA - Wednesday, April 30, 2003 at 00:10:43 (EDT)
Dear Jeff: Thanks again for taking us fishing on the Magic. We had the best time, my kids are still talking about it. It is a day we will never forget. We will certainly ask for you next time we are in Kona. Thanks again. Peter,Andrea,Adam,Julia
Peter Ferin and family <>
Youngstown, NY USA - Wednesday, April 23, 2003 at 21:07:33 (EDT)
Lori Wood
USA - Monday, April 21, 2003 at 10:23:50 (EDT)
Our two full day trips with Capt. Jeff were the highlight of our vacation in Kona. Did we catch fish? (4 marlin,a 22lb. Otada,a 20lb Ono (delicious)and a 100lb. shark on stand up gear (my arms were sore for 2 days). Jeff was a gratious and informative host taking the time to instruct us on the abundant sealife we observed and going that extra mile to do the little things that make for a great trip such as yelling at my buddy when he wasn't reeeling correctly or fast enough. We will go out fishing again with Jeff on our next trip to Kona!
Peter and Christine Anderson <>
Summerland, BC Canada - Thursday, April 03, 2003 at 17:20:02 (EST)
Capt Jeff
Jean and I had a great time fishin with you.
To bad the weather turned so quick and we had to come in.
We sure did enjoy the history lesson's of the Islands.
You are truely a gifted man Capt Jeff. I will and have refered you charter services to several people.
Next time we return to Kona I will call you and we will get that Damn Marlin we wanted. Dan & Jean Baer

Dan Baer <>
Franklin, Wi USA - Monday, March 31, 2003 at 16:47:31 (EST)
We had a great time fishing with Capt Jeff. Karen caught an 80 lb Shark and I caught a 21 lb Mahi Mahi. We also saw a couple of marlin on the surface but they didnt hit the lures.
Scott and Karen Nyboer <>
Baton Rouge, LA USA - Thursday, March 20, 2003 at 21:20:24 (EST)
Thanks Jeff for the great day we had. If this was my 1st time fishing in Hawaii I would not appreciate the day we had as much. The 2 other trips, not with Jeff, we trolled all day and caught nothing. Jeff really works hard to help you catch fish. Remember what he tells you in the introduction if you don't want to be reminded during the fight. I'd go again with Jeff any time, I hope to come back again soon.
Larry Lundeen <>
Blaine, MN USA - Tuesday, March 11, 2003 at 12:35:28 (EST)
Thanks Capt. Jeff! We had a great time both days even though the water just would not cooperate. We will be back not for eating fish (the block party and the fish we caught tasted wonderful) but, for the the ones with the big BILL!
Carl Hager and Angela Goin <>
Denton, Tx. USA - Tuesday, February 25, 2003 at 10:52:53 (EST)
We (3) had a great day catching 5 Marlin (released) and 1 Spearfish. Jeff put us on the fish and maintained his patience during our fire drills every time we had a hit. His boats and fishing gear are both top notch. Jeff is a man of integrity, everything conveyed in his website was proven on our trip. If he'll have us we'll book him again on our next trip.
Jim Hauck <>
Eden Prairie, MN USA - Monday, February 17, 2003 at 11:02:27 (EST)
This fishing trip was something I had wanted to do for a long time. Even though I did not catch a "grander", Jeff
worked really hard at trying to locate them. The mahi mahi
that we kept made a great dinner! Thanks to Jeff I can't wait to go again.

Jack Hayes <>
Dixon, Ca USA - Monday, February 17, 2003 at 00:09:11 (EST)
I had a good time fishing with Jeff. Even though we did not boat any fish, Jeff tried hard. We, had a few bites that killed our bait but we couldn't hook up!

Thanks Jeff

Jeremy Klaas <>
Green Bay, Wi USA - Monday, February 03, 2003 at 11:50:16 (EST)
Capt. Jeff was a great host for our family. We really had a lot of fun even when the skys were a little grey. Of course my fish were prettier and bigger than they look in the photos.
Dan Marks <>
Hilo, HI USA - Monday, February 03, 2003 at 06:38:09 (EST)
We had two great days of fishing with Captain Jeff. He knows the waters and works hard to ensure his customer's get what they're looking for... FISH! I caught a 475 pound Dusky Shark and we also caught Amberjack, Giant Trevally and Mahi Mahi.

I will definitely contact Jeff next time I'm in Kona.

Thanks again!

Chuck Lipps <>
cleves, ohio USA - Monday, February 03, 2003 at 06:02:14 (EST)
Catching that Pacific Blue Marlin made my WHOLE trip to Hawaii! You said we would catch something but I never expected... You'll see us again!!
Gary Brend <>
Tampa, FL USA - Sunday, January 05, 2003 at 11:24:17 (EST)
The pictures are great Jeff! We sure enjoyed the trip! We hope to come back soon!

Gary Brend

Gary Brend
USA - Thursday, January 02, 2003 at 23:15:52 (EST)
This was such an exciting adventure! I had never really even been fishing before so it was amazing that we were able to hook a mahi on a 1/2 day charter, and then to reel him in...what a beautiful fish! so much fun! and capt jeff di everything he could to try to get us some sort of he was fun!
Rachel Edwards <>
San Diego, CA USA - Thursday, January 02, 2003 at 12:48:00 (EST)
The six hours fishing with Capt. Jeff were the best. We had never done any ocean fishing before, but we picked a great day. After hauling in the 5 fish we caught, our arms were sore for two days. Thank-you for a great time.
Pat & Diane Seguin
Essex, Ont. Canada - Sunday, November 24, 2002 at 11:46:28 (EST)
Myself, Bob Rosado, Larry Massaro, and Mike Hom chartered with Jeff for 2 days of fishing in Kona. It was a fantastic time! We caught several Jacks (40-50lbs), Tuna, Mahi-mahi(20lbs) and a 80lb shark. Jeff is an expert Captain and fisherman. He worked his tail off for us. I can't wait to fish with him again in the future, and next time we will get a Marlin. I only wish I could say nice things about my co-fishermen (Bob, Mike, Larry), as I can for Jeff, but they unfortunately took every opportunity to steal my hook ups (Larry), and one (Larry) even had his picture taken with anothers fish. Jeff thanks for the great time!
David Anderen <>
San Diego, CA USA - Friday, November 22, 2002 at 11:21:06 (EST)
Many thanks for the great time on the water, fishing. It was wonderful and so very relaxing. Ron and I enjoyed every minute of our three days fishing the Pacific Ocean. Even though, at times, the fishing was somewhat slow, the mere size of the fish caught, more than made up for the time spent in waiting. The fish were soooo huge! The pics will be added to our trophy fish picture collection. Thanks, again, for a great experience.

Margot & Ron Graves
Mt. Prospect, Illinois

Margot & Ron Graves <>
Mt. Prospect, IL USA - Thursday, November 21, 2002 at 23:38:25 (EST)

Awesome two days fishing. Fish were biting even pierside. Look forward to the next outing.

Bob R.

Robert Rosado
San Diego, ca USA - Thursday, November 21, 2002 at 18:46:01 (EST)
That was the best fishing trip that my wife and I have ever been on . Captain Jeff was really good he knew what he was doing when it came to fishing.
Thank you for a great trip.

Graham and Nancy Riddell

Graham Riddell <>
San Francisco, ca USA - Friday, November 08, 2002 at 19:02:38 (EST)
We had such a good time fishing in Hawaii. Captain Jeff is the best captain we've ever had. He does not slow down.
Thanks, we will be back.
Tim & Vicki

Tim & Vicki <>
Gerlach , NV USA - Tuesday, November 05, 2002 at 16:30:02 (EST)
Captain Jeff showed us a great time on our fishing expedition. I caught my biggest fish ever with his help. We will definitely be going on another trip with him!
Teresa Espindola <>
Cedar Crest, NM USA - Friday, November 01, 2002 at 13:48:32 (EST)
Jeff Rogers is an excellent captain. We look forward to seeing him next year on our vacation. You can tell he is experienced and knows what he's doing. He is a very nice man and will make your fishing experience in Kona memorable. You'll always come home with plenty of fish! Thank you Captain Jeff.
Steve and Vanessa Deeds
USA - Monday, October 07, 2002 at 14:25:25 (EDT)
This was our second trip with Capt. Jeff. The first time out we caught a Wahoo and a couple yellowfin tuna. This time the weather was a bit nicer. We came across quite a few rainbow runners, which were fun to catch, also.
Jim Wilbur
Bellevue, WA USA - Friday, October 04, 2002 at 13:56:14 (EDT)
Thank you again Capt. Jeff. This was one of the finest trips I
have taken. Your help and instruction was invaluable.

Dan Konkel

dan konkel <>
trinidad, co USA - Tuesday, September 24, 2002 at 15:14:46 (EDT)
I enjoyed an outstanding day fishing. Jeff and Bob are excellent company, and worked very hard to make our trip a success. The "Grand Slam" is very comfortable boat and thier advice on avoiding seasickness is well worth reading. Thanx guys! I'll be back as soon as I can get there again!


Michael S. Myers

Michael S. Myers <>
Phoenix, AZ USA - Monday, September 23, 2002 at 14:57:06 (EDT)
Capt. Jeff~

I just wanted to thank you for a wonderful time! Catching not one, but two Mahi Mahi was quite an experience! I know I can speak for my family when I say that you made our vacation and we will look you up next year when we return to Kona. All i can say to anyone deciding if they should or should not book Capt. Jeff, is that YOU WILL CATCH FISH! There were 6 of us and we caught 7 Mahi Mahi (not to mention the 3 fish that got off) and one Amberjack! Have fun fishing in Kona! I know that August 15th is a date that will stick out in my head forever!

Dina Zalewski <>
St. Clair Shores, MI USA - Monday, August 26, 2002 at 21:16:53 (EDT)
We had a blast! You and Bob were so very nice. The shark was outrageous! My daughter still wants half of the credit for the shark since it was her bait fish that brought it up. I will never hear the end of how she should have caught it. We will always remember that day. When we come back again ...and we will...we want to do another day of fantastic fun and fishing with you! Maybe then we can catch that grander I wanted too.
Cindy Jamison <>
Edison, NJ USA - Monday, August 26, 2002 at 04:10:15 (EDT)
Thanks for the great day of fishing. Your mix of some bottom fishing along with trolling for the top water fish makes for a fun filled day. My day of catching fish with you was one of the highlights of my trip!
Steven Maxa <>
Burnsville, MN USA - Friday, August 09, 2002 at 09:49:59 (EDT)
THough we didn't see a lot of action we ahd a blast! Jeff you made the day extremely interesting... even though you tossed my hat in the trash.
Nik Romano
MA USA - Wednesday, July 24, 2002 at 14:20:16 (EDT)
We had a great time fishing with Cpt. Jeff. His innovative fishing techniques pratically guarantee that you won't get skunked. Overall, a very pleasant and fun fishing experience.
Jan Carritt <>
Paradise Valley, AZ USA - Tuesday, July 23, 2002 at 17:42:10 (EDT)
What a great day of fishing! We were so glad that we
didn't waste the day on marling...bottom fishing was
a blast!

Tiffany Ribeiro <>
Bradenton, FL USA - Tuesday, July 23, 2002 at 15:35:03 (EDT)

We throughly enjoyed our trip with you and Bob. You are obviously very experienced and knowledgeable. You were both very gracious and we enjoyed the time we spent with you. You guys went the extra mile to get us fish. We can't wait to see you again on our next trip. Please use us for a reference if anyone would like to speak with us regarding our experience. Good luck with the new boat, it's beautiful.

Glenn and Patricia Antill <>
Elizabeth, CO USA - Monday, July 22, 2002 at 01:49:29 (EDT)
I had a great time on a 3/4 day trip on the Carnivore July 2, 2002. Jeff runs a clean boat and works hard on getting fish on the deck. I did both trolling in the morning for Ono and Aku. I had several double hooks ups on Aku, really a fun fish to fight. We had four for the day. Then Jeff took me to the bottom to fish. First hookup a 60 lb reef shark from 500 ft down...boy what a fight. Next drop down was a 25 lb gray snapper. So I had a total of 5 fish for the day. Jeff is a great guy and knows his stuff. He did a wonderful job on preparing the fish. Aku was great suchi that night and grill the rest. The gray snapper was the BEST eating fish I have had in Hawaii, tasted better than white sea bass. Anyway thanks again Jeff for a great time and I plan to charter you again next year when I am in Kona.
Neil Farmer <>
Torrance, CA USA - Wednesday, July 10, 2002 at 17:49:24 (EDT)
What a trip! It was wonderful! Barry fulfilled his lifelong dream of catching a blue marlin! Thanks for a wonderful experience and we will be back! Thanks again!
Aloha and Mahalo!

Barry & Carla Rhodes
Rockwall, TX USA - Monday, July 01, 2002 at 08:35:33 (EDT)
We had a great time on our 3/4 day charter of the Carnivore. Really nice clean boat. Tried both trolling and bottom fishing and had quite a few hits on both. Enjoyed watching my wife haul the shark up from 150 fathoms. It looked like a lot of work! Caught a nice mahi mahi - a really pretty fish. Thought I might end up BEING BAIT after screwing up on a pretty decent sized marlin ( just kidding ). At least there's one more big one out there for you. We highly recommend Captn. Jeff. You'll have fun, learn a lot and catch fish.

Alasdair and Emerald Greig <>
USA - Monday, June 24, 2002 at 12:22:26 (EDT)
Jeff - My son and & thoroughly enjoyed our fishing experience with you. You maintain a sparkling clean boat and know your fishing - "That's for Sure!"
Donald J. Fisher <>
Seattle, W USA - Wednesday, June 19, 2002 at 00:17:41 (EDT)
My wife and I had one of our best days fishing ever. Fishing with Jeff is a real pleasure in terms of both the fish you catch and what you learn in the process. We'll be traveling next April passing through Kona and we will definitely be fishing with Jeff.
Mackie McCaskill <>
Vienna, VA USA - Friday, June 14, 2002 at 15:04:50 (EDT)
We had a thoroughly enjoyable two days fishing (and catching) with you. The first day was fun catching my first almaco jack. Liz got quite a workout with her amberjack. The second day was even more exciting, catching a 304 lb. blue marlin-my biggest fish to date. You run a clean boat, are a top notch captain and a fun guide. Couldn't ask for more from a charter fishing trip. We would highly recommend you to anyone and look forward to fishing with you again to try to top 304 lbs. Thanks for the wonderful

Kyle and Liz Parrow

Kyle & Liz Parrow <"kyle parrow" >
USA - Thursday, June 13, 2002 at 01:18:48 (EDT)
What an fantastic day of fishing!! If you want to catch fish you have to go with Jeff. He is the fish GOD!! Our all day charter started out a little slow but man did it pick up. We caught a big toothy sand bar shark, a 109# amber jack, a beautiful yellow fin tuna, a short billed sword fish and 3 onos. Not counting the 5 skip jack we used for bait. There was so many fish in the boat we were tripping over them!! If you dont go fishing with Captain Jeff your not fishing. Thanks again Jeff for the great day. I still have my rubber band.

Tami Andres <>
Gig Harbor, WA USA - Tuesday, June 11, 2002 at 00:28:26 (EDT)
I booked a trip May 18, 2002 with Captain Jeff and the Canine. Never in my wildest dreams did I envision a Marlin on this trip. The thought was always there but i didnt get too anxious about catching one. Luckily for me, I had Captain Jeff there to guide me along and help me boat that fish. You wont find a better Captain in the islands. Captain Jeff makes "Your" day on the water the best it can be. YOU WILL CATCH FISH! Thanks Captain Jeff!
Scott Hornacek <>
Barberton, OH USA - Thursday, May 30, 2002 at 09:27:44 (EDT)
Had a great time! Captain Jeff knows where to catch the fish, just sorry I had no more time and no more money or I'd still be there fishing!
Glenn Rupe <>
Eureka, CA USA - Tuesday, May 21, 2002 at 21:41:22 (EDT)
What a great half day trip with Capt Jeff! Action from the getgo with several tuna on line, but unfortunately not landed. Not Jeff's fault.. over eagerness on my part and got in his way.

The 38 pound amberjack was definitely the largest fish that I have ever caught. Can only imagine the stamina necessary to bring in a marlin.

Jeff... thanks for a great time. See you on the next trip.

Kip Pearson <>
West Vancouver, BC Canada - Wednesday, May 08, 2002 at 09:47:44 (EDT)
Capt. Jeff,
Sorry for being so late in telling you what a great time that I and my family had fishing with you. The only thing that my boys are upset at was that I took most of the time of our trip to land and bring to port the 851 1/2 # marlin that I (and you) caught. I still owe 2 of my sons a chance to catch a fish with you next year. Though Chris who caught the amberjack wants a shot at a marlin. Thanks, Bill
P.S. I still need a mahi-mahi for the barbecue

Bill Pattison <arabians-@aol>
Gardnerville, Nv USA - Friday, May 03, 2002 at 00:53:41 (EDT)
We all had a great time on the 3/4 day charter. While the surface bite was nonexistent, Captain Jeff's specialty of bottom fishing put us onto the fish, a great time for all aboard. We played a few big fish and the Almaco jacks we landed were beautiful. It was awesome to see the 10 ft tiger shark that almost got my Almaco Jack, it definitely kept me from taking a dip in the water. I'm already planning a trip to Kona next year to fish with Capt Jeff again. Fish On !!!
Darrell Lee <>
Danville, CA USA - Sunday, April 21, 2002 at 01:15:50 (EDT)
Jeff - Really enjoyed the day with you, and would recommend
you highly. You really know your stuff. I really liked the
fact that you mixed up the day trying different things.
Offshore trolling is lots of fun, but so is trolling near
shore, and the bottom fishing was awesome. Glad I was
part of your stellar success rate. See you next time
for sure. - John Hillas

John Hillas <>
Modesto, CA USA - Monday, April 15, 2002 at 11:49:03 (EDT)
Dear Jeff,
Thanks for a wonderful day out on the water. It was the highlight of our vacation! We cooked the fish Jackie caught as you had instructed, and you're right, it probably was the best fish we have ever eaten!
We definitely hope to return to Kona and fish with you again.
Thanks so much for a fantastic experience!!!!
Patty Parsons

The Parsons' Family <>
Chesterfield, MO USA - Tuesday, April 02, 2002 at 15:00:16 (EST)
Captain Jeff -
Many thanks from two novices for a great day! I was concerned that we might spend an entire day without any action but your record came through for us! The three amberjacks and the sand bar shark were excellent fights and we both had the sore arm muscles the next day to prove it. We won't mention a fourth (presumably) amberjack that Dad lost! My son will remember this day forever and hopefully he will continue with the sport whenever he has a chance with the knowledge he picked up from you. When we return to Hawaii we look forward to casting our lines with you again. Many thanks for your patience.- Tom

Tom Ballantyne <>
Boston, MA USA - Thursday, March 28, 2002 at 14:45:46 (EST)
We all caught fish! We were in town for a company event and the day before the company had sponsored a fishing trip - 5 boats went out. They were all skunked. We hired Capt. Jeff privately and were not disappointed. Good boat, beautiful water and fish!
Ken Friedman <>
SF, CA USA - Tuesday, March 19, 2002 at 19:22:07 (EST)
I went out for a day with Capt. Jeff on the Carnivore. We tried various techniques. I caught some big amberjack and a large dusky shark. It was a very enjoyable experience.
Mark Anderson
Minneapolis, MN USA - Monday, March 11, 2002 at 23:10:48 (EST)
I had to read other's comments before adding mine..I was glad to see other people got tired armed from fishing with Capt left arm was so worn out I couldn't use it to brush my teeth for three days !! I learned more in one day with Capt. Jeff than I did in 10 other charters combined.The bottom fishing is a must try experience , but basically just leave it up to Capt Jeff and you will have the experience of a lifetime as I did. Thanks Capt. , see you again soon.

Robert Bond <>
Chicago, IL USA - Saturday, March 02, 2002 at 12:34:19 (EST)

Thanks for a great time. My arms are still sore from that Dusky. Not many guys will let you drop a line when the surface bite is off. I look forward to "catching" with you again in the future!

Tight Lines...

David Craig <>
- Wednesday, February 20, 2002 at 15:28:34 (EST)
A most exciting adventure. The bottom fishing assures you the utmost possibility of "catching" and not just "fishing". Do that for awhile and then go for the trolling possibilities and you never know what might happen!! This was absolutely a life experience. Thanks, Captain Jeff, for allowing me the opportunity on the ligher tackle. I know you were experiencing the thrill as well.

Steve Broderick <>
USA - Tuesday, February 19, 2002 at 10:44:50 (EST)
As always, a great time. I'll let you know when we're coming again so that we can go "catching" again.
John Jensen <>
Mancelona, Mi USA - Monday, January 14, 2002 at 00:49:17 (EST)
Capt. Jeff,
Thanks for 2 great days of fishing. Penny and I will never forget our half day out with 2 marlin (I think I have finally stopped shaking). My father and I had a great time on the second day as well. We'll be sure to call when we are heading to the island again.
Thanks again,

Allen Barkis
Temple, TX USA - Tuesday, December 11, 2001 at 09:47:23 (EST)
Had a great time on 11/20/01. This guy definitely knows his stuff. He knows where to go and what to do and does an excellent job explaining technique. The boat and all equipment were first class.
Ron & Karal Oberdier
Jacksonville Beach, FL USA - Sunday, November 25, 2001 at 02:20:16 (EST)
Looking at Mark's fish.
Heather Spellman
USA - Monday, November 05, 2001 at 14:22:02 (EST)
Seriously, in a so called "slow" season, my arms
were worn out by the end of the day, I couldn't have
caught another fish. Capt. Jeff is a blast to be with
and an excellent teacher. Without his quick instruction
prior to fishing I doubt I could have landed the Big Mahi
hooked by the tail. Thanks for a great time and the
highlight of my vacation!!!!!!!!

Bill Young <>
Gallup, NM USA - Saturday, November 03, 2001 at 15:53:16 (EST)
What a great day! While that 500-pound shark whipped me, I will most treasure the memories of the day with Jeff ... you'll enjoy fishing with this most enjoyable, intelligent, and courageous young man. I'm looking forward to a repeat trip!
Fred Wagner <>
Forest Hill, MD USA - Thursday, November 01, 2001 at 11:55:17 (EST)
Catching fish with Captain Jeff was the highlight of our Hawaii vacation. I've been fishing a long time, have fished with some of the best freshwater fishermen there are in many tournaments here on the mainland, and feel very fortunate to have experienced saltwater fishing for the first time with Captain Jeff, obviously one of the best saltwater fishermen there are. Thanks, Captain Jeff, for a very educational, fun time, catching all the big ones that we did! Mary Tumosa-Lawler
Mary Tumosa-Lawler <>
Lake Havasu, AZ USA - Monday, October 01, 2001 at 15:16:55 (EDT)
Had a great time catching fish and learning technique with Capt. Jeff and look forward to hana hou.
Steve Angus <;>
Holualoa, HI USA - Monday, October 01, 2001 at 13:58:28 (EDT)
Family had a great time!
Ken Steers <>
Sacramento, ca. USA - Wednesday, August 22, 2001 at 13:51:53 (EDT)
Anyone looking for a great days fishing with a knowledgeable, friendly,
courteous captain who will go out of his way to make sure you have a great
days fishing, should make sure they charter with Captain Jeff. I found him
on the internet looking for current information about the Kona fishing scene.
I had 2 great days of fishing on the K-IX. Jeff knows just where the fish
are. Even when the bite was slow the days I was out, I still caught a tuna,
amberjack, and had an estimated 200 pound plus marlin on that got off right
at the back of the boat. I highly recommend you book with Capt. Jeff Rogers
and the K-IX. You'll "catch" fish, not just "go fishing".

Thanks Jeff. Tight lines and fair weather until we do it again next year.

Harry Crawford <>
Marietta, GA USA - Friday, August 10, 2001 at 00:09:19 (EDT)
I was very impressed with Jeffs natural desire to make sure
everyone in our party was challenged including my 10yr old
daughter.We not only caught a lot of fish as witnessed by
the photos but,we were individually challenged.Our day on
K-1X with Captian Jeff turned out to be the highlight of our
very nice vacation.Thanks Jeff,"we'll be back"...Steve

Steve Johnston
USA - Thursday, August 09, 2001 at 20:04:10 (EDT)
We had a GREAT trip with Capt. Rogers! He put us on fish all day and demonstrated that he truly wanted us to have a great time. We tried different techniques and all worked. Capt. Jeff continually told us what we were doing and why. If you want a captain who sits upstairs all day, driving you over the ocean while catching nothing, go with someone else. If you want true fish-catching captain who will teach you something during your trip, Jeff is the go-to guy!
Phil Vaughns <>
Oakland, Ca USA - Thursday, August 02, 2001 at 13:38:59 (EDT)
I researched a lot of boats on the internet before I picked
the K-IX. I wanted to catch fish and not just go on a boat ride.
I wasn't disappointed as we caught tuna, shark, amberjack and marlin.
I would recommend Jeff and this boat to anyone looking to catch fish
and have a good time. Jeff knows how to catch fish. Thanks again Jeff
for a great time. Mike Clime & family.

Mike Clime <>
Manchester, MO USA - Wednesday, August 01, 2001 at 16:23:00 (EDT)
Found Jeff & K-IX shopping on the net. What a find! Wanted to, on my second Kona fishing experience, see what else Kona fishing had to offer besides fast trolling 4 to 8 hours. To make a long story short, Jeff made it happen. As much bottom fishing (and catching) as my body could take along with fun fishing for small tuna and what ever else happened to grab the lures. And, to top it off, picked up a spearfish on our first troll out and a nice marlin on the last troll in. Of course, some luck was involved, but having the right equipment and knowledge of when, where and how to catch Kona fish did help the luck.
Thanks Jeff, we'll do it again next year. However, I'm bringing another strong back (my son) to spell me between amberjacks or whatever else grabs the bait.

Bob van Calcar <>
Vancouver, WA USA - Monday, July 23, 2001 at 17:04:18 (EDT)
thanks for the great father's day trip and for forwarding the pics to chad
jim shipley

jim shipley <jpsdirect@go com>
aloha, or USA - Thursday, July 12, 2001 at 00:49:37 (EDT)
Captain Jeff is a great guy as well as a great fisherman. I had a blast, We caught two Aku, and two Jacks. We also had some other strikes. If you think you may get sick or don't know, read the section on seasickness and take the necessary percautions. I was alright but my wife and kids got sick. I would highly recomend Captain Jeff and the K-IV
Aloha Robert D. Summers

Robert D. Summers <>
Kalaheo, HI USA - Monday, July 09, 2001 at 13:10:12 (EDT)
Capt. Jeff,
Had a great time. Next time I hope to get the Marlin that
got away on June 18th.

Joe Zarreke <>
Williamstown, NJ USA - Monday, July 02, 2001 at 12:10:40 (EDT)
Hi Jeff,
Thank you for a great day of fishing and catching. My arm is still a bit sore from the Big Amberjack. Jean and I thouroughly enjoyed the day with you and "DECKHAND" and the pictures are great. I have already recommended the K-IX charter to some friends.

Best Regards
Tylerand Jean Bryant

Tyler Bryant <>
Easley, SC USA - Tuesday, June 05, 2001 at 08:58:07 (EDT)
Greetings Jeff,

I just wanted to say thanks for an absolutely fabulous day of fishing, or as you so appropriately put it, "catching". It was clearly the most successful charter trip I have ever had anywhere, including Kona, bar none. As a matter fact my arms were pretty sore the following day from the fish we had caught, but the fun time and the delicious fish BBQ we had made the muscle soreness well worth it. Thanks again and I'll be sure to refer all of my friends and book with you the next time I'm in Kona. Take care and good luck with everything, we wish you the best.


Steve Horton

Steve Horton <>
San Jose, CA USA - Monday, May 21, 2001 at 16:27:28 (EDT)
Chantel Medeiros
USA - Wednesday, May 16, 2001 at 13:27:51 (EDT)
Capt'n Jeff: What fun catching, landing and releasing so many Ono on our 1/2 day charter May 10th. My wife and I had never been deep sea fishing on a personal charter before. While seated with you high above the deck in the cool morning sea breeze, we not only learned alot about fishing, but about local sea currents, the Big Island, your family and your local youth pastorship. THEN the Ono began hiting and we landed 20 pounder after 20 pounder! Thanks for the great day. Mahalo, Madeleine and Hap Hiester, Boerne, TX

Hap Hiester <>
Boerne, TX USA - Saturday, May 12, 2001 at 19:06:32 (EDT)
Captain Jeff - Thanks for a truly fun day of fishing for the
Harsh family. The amberjacks provided a great fight, with the highlight being young Carter (weighing in at 80 lbs.)
pulling in a 39 pounder. Hope to see you again when some or
all of us return to Kona.

Milton Harsh
USA - Monday, April 16, 2001 at 15:53:50 (EDT)
ALOHA Capt. Jeff! Thank you for a great day of fishing!! Not only did we catch a lot of fish, but because of you, we walked away from our experience more knowledgeable and with a greater appreciation for the sport. Bill and I are already talking about another trip, this time with our children, and look forward to spending another day with you. Feel free to give my name, email or phone number to anyone who would like to talk to someone about fishing with you on the K-IX. Mahalo nui, Julie
Julie Tucker <>
Mount Prospect, Il USA - Thursday, April 12, 2001 at 09:46:44 (EDT)
Cap't Jeff
We had a super time fishing. It was one of the highlights for our trip. The uncertainty of what we were going to catch was particularly exciting, and indeed, what a thrill it was to catch two 400+ lb. bronze whaler sharks! Our 17 yr. old son who struggled with one of them for over an hour was truly amazed. It's what memories are made of. Thank you for a great day and for emailing us the pictures. Hope to see you again in the future!!! Rob, Patty, Chris and Danielle Parks, Eugene, Oregon

Rob Parks <>
Eugene, Oregon USA - Monday, April 09, 2001 at 02:40:53 (EDT)
Aloha Jeff!

Just writing to thank you for a great Kona fishing trip. Also,
for anyone checking out the K-IX webpage, I highly recommend
booking a trip with Jeff if you are interested in CATCHING
fish! I am an avid fisherman, plus have guided in Alaska and Jeff
is a total professional in getting you into some big jacks, plus knows his trolling too.
I was amazed that hardly a single bait made it to the bottom before being
engulfed by big fish. Thanks for letting me use my fly rod too.Next time, hopefully
we'll hook a big one on it, instead of just "making bait". Also, a BIG thanks to
Bill for taking us out on "Old Flame" while the K-IX was sidelined.

Til next time;

Mahalo: Ross, Jim, and Leslie

P.S. The mahimahi was very tasty!

Ross Taylor <>
McKinleyville, CA USA - Friday, April 06, 2001 at 15:34:35 (EDT)
What a great day! Capt. Jeff has a class act for fishing! We caught some great fish and he knows EXACTLY where they are. Capt. Jeff had a good heads up play on the way back to port spotting a school of tuna on the surface and getting a rod out from his spot up high while driving the boat resulting in one tuna to the boat and several more hookups. WOW! what a bonus to an already great day. We will be back for more fun when we are back on the island. Thanks... Phil and Barbara Burks
Phil and Barbara Burks <>
Portland, OR USA - Friday, March 30, 2001 at 21:23:00 (EST)
I have fished multiple times during trips to Hawaii. By far and without comparison Jeff did the best job for myself and daughters. I will fish with Jeff again and would recommend his charter to anyone. He handled everything and our experience was fantastic!!!
Byron Guy <>
Kalispell, mt USA - Thursday, March 29, 2001 at 22:57:56 (EST)
Thanks for the great fishing trip, was an added bonus on our Hawaii vacation. That marlin is still waiting so will be sure and catch you on our next trip. Thanks
Don Board Hailey, Idaho
Richard Board Whitehorse Yukon Canada

Don & Richard Board
Hailey, , ID USA - Thursday, March 29, 2001 at 10:51:51 (EST)
Capt Jeff,

We did exactly what you said we would do. Catch Fish!!!! The biggest fish in our life. Even though the Blue Marlin and one shark got away the Amberjacks & Gray Snapper were a blast to catch, and my back is still aching from the 350lb 12 foot shark that we caught and released. No doubt our best fishing trip ever. We'll be back. You really know your stuff and we would recommend you to anybody that wants to catch fish and have a great time with a great person. Michael & Christopher Caprino

Michael Caprino <>
San Jose, CA United States - Thursday, March 29, 2001 at 02:51:21 (EST)
Hey captain Jeff.I had a great time fishing with you.You made my first time fishing a awesome experience.Say hi to bent fin and stubby for Jeff and I.Thank you for sending the pictures they are great.
Adam Vanduzee
Phoenix, AZ USA - Sunday, March 25, 2001 at 20:33:57 (EST)
Cap't Jeff,
Thanks for a great day of fishing and your hospitality on K-IX. We had a superb time. Looking forward to our return get that ONE that got away, Ha!. You can bet we will be calling on your services again.

Jeff Omahen <>
Cave Creek, AZ USA - Wednesday, March 21, 2001 at 23:27:32 (EST)
Hi Jeff,
Thanks for making our fishing trip in Hawaii a fantastic experience. You are a great, caring skipper. When I didn't think I could bring in my
Amberjack, you gave me the strength to do it. Boy was I glad. What a feeling! Back here I fish for striped bass and the largest one I caught
was 7 1/2 pounds, 27 1/2 inches. Nothing compares to catching that big one. Let me know if you get that big shark that swallowed my other
fish. Good luck!! Gary had a great time catching his fish too.

Thanks so much

Pat & Gary Kunich

Pat & Gary Kunich <>
USA - Friday, March 09, 2001 at 23:45:44 (EST)

Thanks for the great time on the K-IX. After those
hard-fighting amberjacks, our arms were sore for two
days. Maybe next time I'll do some weightlifting
beforehand and try some deep water jigging! :)
Best wishes for success as you continue to refine
your innovative approach to Kona fishing.

Dana Honeycutt
San Diego, CA USA - Tuesday, March 06, 2001 at 15:44:51 (EST)
We had a wonderful day fishing with capt. Jeff, March 1, 2001. You are so imformative and helpful, we have fished alot in California, but nothing like this! This is no expensive boat ride, and you might catch a fish! Joe caught and released ! amberjack,I almacojack,1striped marlin and a shortnose spearfish. Pat and Gary caught and released 1 amberjack and a shortnose spearfish and 1 amberjack. Capt. Jeff knows how to fish and loves it. You will catch fish and learn alot. Thanks for one of the best days of my life. God Bless You!
Joe Fanfa

Joe Fanfa <>
USA - Tuesday, March 06, 2001 at 00:25:15 (EST)
Kirk Anderson wrote:

> Captain Jeff,
> I just wanted to thank you again for a wonderful day of fishing. We had
> 5 people fishing and everyone caught at least two hard fighting fish.
> Everytime a bait hit the bottom we hooked up within just a few minutes.
> You made me look pretty smart for booking your boat when the others came
> in with 1,2, or no fish and we were flying 12 flags. Unbelievable!!!
> Just a little advice for anyone checking out the website: Book it NOW!
> While we were fishing he was having to turn several people down, so if
> you know you're going to be in Kona don't hesitate or you'll miss out on
> the trip of a lifetime. Thanks again, Jeff.
> Kirk Anderson

Kirk Anderson <>
Watford City, ND USA - Friday, March 02, 2001 at 18:23:37 (EST)
Captain Jeff,
Just a note to let you know how much my wife and son enjoyed our day with you.
You are a real pro who knows the Kona waters like the back of your hand.
The shark made the day very interesting. Since this was the first fish
that my wife has ever caught, what do you suggest for an encore?

My only regret is that we ran our of bait to early.
This may have been a day of destiny if not for lack of
bait. A great time was had by all.

Thanks again.


Steven De Mar
Chicago, Illinois

Steven De Mar <>
Chicago, Il USA - Thursday, March 01, 2001 at 17:41:46 (EST)
Just a super day fishing with Jeff Rogers!! He is an exceptionally talented guide who knows how to find and catch trophy fish. My wife has never caught a fish before in her entire life until we booked with Capt. Jeff Rogers- and her first fish was a striped marlin! However, the best part of the day was sharing some good conversation with Jeff Rogers in the beautiful blue waters of the Pacific Ocean off the Kona coast! Just can't say enough about the wonderful experience we had with Capt. Rogers. It was the highlight of our business-vacation trip to Kona, Hawaii. Thanks for the great time, Jeff!
Rich Olson <>
Laramie, WY USA - Monday, February 26, 2001 at 19:29:33 (EST)
We spent two great days fishing with Jeff to celebrate my father's 80th birthday. We caught 3 1/4 amberjack - a shark got the other 3/4's giving us a great fight in the process - and two mahi mahi. Jeff was great to be with and did a great job of pacing the fishing to keep it interesting. We definitely plan on fishing with Jeff again.
Richard Welcome
Evanston, IL USA - Monday, February 26, 2001 at 12:12:41 (EST)
Aloha, Captain Jeff! Sadly, we are now back in Montana where the only fishing we can do right now is ice fishing! A great big thanks to you for a great time - we're very impressed that even though the weather didn't cooperate and we had to come in after only 6 hours, you managed to hook all three of us up with 30#-plus amberjacks!! Not bad considering this was Michael's first fishing trip...ever!!
Mahalo, and until next time, wishing you great times and tight lines!!
Kelly Pernarowski

Kelly Pernarowski
Bozeman, MT USA - Wednesday, January 17, 2001 at 11:19:03 (EST)
Aloha Captain Jeff !
Well I am back at work in NYC and the snow is falling but the pictures of our day in Kona keep me warm ! Thanks again for the rescue when the other boat didn't happen and for a great day on the ocean. Good fishing, good story, good fun. ! A great time. Aloha and Mahalo until next time.

ps i will forward my pics when i get organized!


kimo bernard <>
new york, ny USA - Friday, January 05, 2001 at 14:35:32 (EST)
Never having fished Hawaii before we booked two charters, letting both captains know our main interest was catching fish.The first trip was an 8 hour boat ride with nary a strike---this captain didn't know what catching fish meant. Capt. Jeff did. The Marlin were not on the bite so we fished for Amberjack and Giant Trevally and although we did catch an incidintal Marlin we caught the other fish (to 45lbs.) till our arms ached. Would we fish with Jeff again? In a heart-beat. I've fished the Pacific from Alaska to Costa Rica and have never had a better experience than the one with Capt. Jeff.
Wishing you all good fishing,
Conn & Susan

Conn Shute <>
Santa Clare, Ca USA - Thursday, January 04, 2001 at 09:54:34 (EST)
This was my first fishing experience and Capt. Jeff made it a very memorable day!
Janelle L. <>
Encino, CA USA - Monday, January 01, 2001 at 16:40:34 (EST)
Dear Captain Jeff:

Thanks to you (and the Salty Dog) for two great days of fishing. A wonderful time was had by all, and we were certainly sore from hauling in GIANT Amberjack on day #1. Although the marlin action was a bit slower, we appreciated all your efforts in trying to hook us up with one. And, on TWO separate occasions when we finally had hits, we knew you felt as badly as we did when they spit out the lure and bid us "aloha." Also, we know we were fortunate to spot (with you) a marlin at the surface attempting to eat a dead puffer fish... something rarely observed by humans. Can't wait to come back to the big island and book you for another charter. Until then, best wishes for continued good (and safe) fishing.

Cathy K.
Rockwall, Texas

Bill & Janelle C.
Fremont, California

Cathy K.
Rockwall, TX USA - Tuesday, December 26, 2000 at 16:15:17 (EST)
My wife, 7 year-old son, 6 year-old daughter, and I have been out twice with Capt. Jeff. Both times we caught fish! Big fish! The biggest fish we've ever caught! More importantly we had a GREAT TIME! Capt. Jeff is AWESOME!
Drs. Lowell & Mirta Donnelley <>
Kailua-Kona, HI USA - Monday, December 18, 2000 at 15:50:19 (EST)
My buddy, Carlos, and I fished with Jeff and then cancelled another charter to be able to fish with him again. He found fish and help us use the fly and light tackle we brought to use. We are looking forward to fishing with Jeff in the future.
Dr. J. Curtis Kovacs <>
SUN CITY, AZ USA - Saturday, December 16, 2000 at 21:18:14 (EST)
When we showed up at the dock, we told Cap'n Jeff that we didn't want to "fish," - we wanted to CATCH! And that's just what we did, pulling in fish after fish after fish after...

Great fun all around and the best deal in Kona! Thanks Cap'n Jeff!

Jason Rippetoe
Sacramento, CA USA - Wednesday, December 13, 2000 at 12:59:07 (EST)
I caught 2 sharks. One 100 and one 200. We were not successful in getting marlin, but I had a great time in any case. Capt. Jeff provided a great experience for me and I am ready to do it again. Maybe I will be able to go back next year.
Jerry Campbell <>
Berthoud, CO USA - Monday, December 11, 2000 at 20:45:48 (EST)
I had a great time, the only problem I had was that I chartered his boat for two days by myself. I caught so many large fish the first day, including a 216lb Blue Martin, that I really didn't need to fish two days, I couldn't eat all the fish from the first day and my arm was a little sore. But pound for pound Jeff knows fishing.
David Bieber <>
San Diego, CA USA - Monday, December 11, 2000 at 19:23:19 (EST)
We had a wonderful day on the ocean. Jeff took us right to the fish. I caught a 100 pound shark and my son-in-law caught two fish that weighed almost 100 pounds. He knows a lot about fishing and shows you a terrific time. I give him two thumbs up.
Don McLaughlin <>
High Ridge, MO USA - Monday, December 11, 2000 at 19:22:53 (EST)
Capt. Jeff knows his stuff and how to totally exhaust a angler. In hindsight, I had a great experience and accidently caught my first Marlin. Immediate reaction was "ouch." Would do it again.
Susan Garcia <>
San Jose, CA USA - Monday, December 11, 2000 at 11:36:24 (EST)

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