I started posting trip reviews (aka Guest book) on my
web site long before review sites like Tripadvisor
were even around.
Below you will find over a decade of trip reviews
but I decided NOT to continue adding them to this (very long)
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
Next time we are back in Kona, we look forward to fishing some more
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!
San Antonio, TX
Added: March 15, 2013
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
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!
Added: March 13,
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
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.
Added: June 28,
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!!
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!
Added: March 21,
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.
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.
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.
Added: November 23,
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!
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.
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.
Terry Welburn &
Added: August 30,
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 ....
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.
Added: July 9,
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
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.
Added: March 7,
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.
Added: March 2,
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
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
Rudi van der
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
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!
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
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. :)
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
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
July 7, 2010
Had a great time CATCHING fish with Jeff..he is FIRST
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.
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
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!
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.
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
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
We went fishing, (I mean catching) with Capt. Jeff in Feb. 2010 and had
an amazing time. The memories will last a lifetime. Highly
Eric and Sheryll
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,
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.
wait to do it again.
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.
Roland Metivier <email@example.com>
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
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.
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 -
Madison, WI USA - Tuesday, October 13, 2009 at
We made it back home and I Wanted to thank you for a good Fishing
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.
Sandy, UT USA - Tuesday, September 08, 2009 at
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.
NETHERLANDS - Tuesday, July 28, 2009 at 03:31:15 (EDT)
May 2009, in Hawaii, offered us a lifetime experience.
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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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
Thanks again Jeff,
tony yocus <email@example.com>
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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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
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 <email@example.com>
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.
appreciated your attention to detail and your enthusiasm for what you do. We are
definitely interested in chartering with you again.
Best wishes - Mike
Mike Johnson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- 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 <email@example.com>
VA USA - Wednesday, February 11, 2009 at 05:06:10 (CST)
Awsome time. And never a dull moment.
Justin Kuster <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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 <email@example.com>
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
Charlie Brame <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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.
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.
Warren Robst <email@example.com>
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 website...no
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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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
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!
Morrisville, NC USA - Thursday, May 29, 2008 at
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
Dale Riggles <email@example.com>
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
Matt Prater & Prater Family <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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
millbrae, CA USA - Friday, March 28, 2008 at
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!!!!!
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.
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
Dan White <email@example.com>
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#
Will schedule again next time I am
Dennis Isaacson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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.
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
Khang Le <email@example.com>
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
Kathy Hettrick <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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
Maui Mark & Handi Andi <email@example.com>
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.
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
Justin Laing <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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 <email@example.com>
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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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
Ray and Carrie Boone <Boonec@bellsouth.net>
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
Lanoka Harbor, NJ USA - Wednesday, June 13, 2007 at
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
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
Sorry I "botched" the bottle nosed dolphin. Jack Osborn
Plainwell, MI USA - Saturday, March 10, 2007 at
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
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
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
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
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 <email@example.com>
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.
Eric McCollom <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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
Newhall, CA USA - Sunday, October 15, 2006 at
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 <email@example.com>
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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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.
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.
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 <email@example.com>
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.
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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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 <email@example.com>
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.
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
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
Capt Bill Adams <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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 <email@example.com>
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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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 <email@example.com>
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.
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.
ca USA - Friday, June 03, 2005 at 00:49:12 (EDT)
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
Larry and Nancy
Larry and Nancy Naro <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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 <email@example.com>
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
Del Mar, Ca USA - Friday, March 18, 2005 at
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,
Tom and Rose Kantos <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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
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
Thanks for a great time. We will be back!!
Grove, UT USA - Thursday, February 17, 2005 at 16:48:10 (EST)
Good time. We'll do it again.
Ken Olson <email@example.com>
Falls, WI USA - Friday, February 11, 2005 at 12:13:11 (EST)
Thank you and Bob for the great time on the Grand
Catching MahiMahi, Shark, Amberjack, and that big Striped
a blast! Good fishing this year.
Ron Stewart and Steve Start
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!
Ca USA - Monday, January 31, 2005 at 23:34:03 (EST)
Wanted to see pictures from our friends awesome trip
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 &
Thad Podmokly <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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
Fred Wagner <email@example.com>
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
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,
Arjen & Tineke
Arjen Waldus <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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 <email@example.com>
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.
5801 Brittany Dr. S.
St. Petersbury, FL 33715
John J. Lanigan Jr. <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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
Ryan Jimenez <email@example.com>
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
Dave Shaw <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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
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!
USA - Sunday, July 25, 2004 at 20:45:23 (EDT)
Many thanks for the fun day we had fishing with
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
Happy father's day!
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.
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 <email@example.com>
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
mark and cindy lauer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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 <email@example.com>
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.
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
Gregg, Linda, Terry ,Fay.. Keepsafe and keep on
Gregg Churlik <Hobguy8620@aol.com>
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
Ernie & Jeanne Dorow <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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.
Sheryl Williams <email@example.com>
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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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.
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 <email@example.com>
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
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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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 <email@example.com>
scottsdale, AZ USA -
Tuesday, September 02, 2003 at 22:54:49 (EDT)
CAN'T SAY ENOUGH ABOUT CAPT. JEFF & BOB (GRAND SLAM). LAST YEAR AND THIS
YEAR AGAIN - 6 PEOPLE AND EVERYONE GOT A HIT! ATE MAHI LAST YEAR AND GREY
SNAPPER THIS YEAR. CAN'T DECIDE WHICH IS BEST! MOST FUN WAS HOOKING A SHARK THIS
YEAR! WHAT A CONVERSATION PIECE THAT IS! IF YOU WANT TO ENJOY YOURSELF AND CATCH
FISH IN A FUN RELAXED SETTING - THIS IS THE PLACE! OTHER YEARS WE WERE WITH
OTHER CAPTAINS AND DIDN'T HAVE NEARLY AS MUCH FUN - OR AS MUCH FISH!!
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
Dan Bays and family
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.
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
Mahalo again Jeff and we will see you again.
Mike and Leslie
Mike Simpson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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 <email@example.com>
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
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
Maholo again Jeff and until next year.
Arjen & Tineke
Arjen Waldus <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Den Helder, The
Netherlands - Thursday, May 22, 2003 at 04:24:10 (EDT)
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 <email@example.com>
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 Ferin and family <FortFerin@aol.com>
Youngstown, NY USA
- Wednesday, April 23, 2003 at 21:07:33 (EDT)
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
Peter and Christine Anderson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
BC Canada - Thursday, April 03, 2003 at 17:20:02 (EST)
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
Dan Baer <email@example.com>
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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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 <email@example.com>
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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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 <email@example.com>
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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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
Jeremy Klaas <email@example.com>
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.
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
I will definitely contact Jeff next time I'm in
Chuck Lipps <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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!!
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
USA - Thursday, January 02, 2003 at
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 catch..plus he was
Rachel Edwards <email@example.com>
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.
& Diane Seguin
Essex, Ont. Canada - Sunday, November 24, 2002 at 11:46:28
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
David Anderen <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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
Mt. Prospect, Illinois
Margot & Ron Graves <email@example.com>
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.
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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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 <email@example.com>
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
Teresa Espindola <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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.
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,
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
taken. Your help and instruction was invaluable.
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
Michael S. Myers
Michael S. Myers <email@example.com>
Phoenix, AZ USA -
Monday, September 23, 2002 at 14:57:06 (EDT)
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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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 <email@example.com>
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!
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.
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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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
Tiffany Ribeiro <email@example.com>
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 <Teasy65@aol.com>
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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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!
Aloha and Mahalo!
Barry & Carla Rhodes
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 <Greigsnphx@aol.com>
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
Donald J. Fisher <email@example.com>
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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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
Kyle & Liz Parrow <"kyle
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
Tami Andres <email@example.com>
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!
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!
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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
BC Canada - Wednesday, May 08, 2002 at 09:47:44 (EDT)
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
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 <email@example.com>
Danville, CA USA -
Sunday, April 21, 2002 at 01:15:50 (EDT)
Jeff - Really enjoyed the day with you, and would recommend
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
shore, and the bottom fishing was awesome. Glad I was
of your stellar success rate. See you next time
for sure. - John
John Hillas <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Modesto, CA USA
- Monday, April 15, 2002 at 11:49:03 (EDT)
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
We definitely hope to return to Kona and fish with you
Thanks so much for a fantastic experience!!!!
The Parsons' Family <email@example.com>
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
Tom Ballantyne <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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 <email@example.com>
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
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 Jeff...my 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
Robert Bond <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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!
David Craig <email@example.com>
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
Steve Broderick <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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 <JGJ932@aol.com>
Mancelona, Mi USA -
Monday, January 14, 2002 at 00:49:17 (EST)
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.
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
Jacksonville Beach, FL USA - Sunday, November 25, 2001 at 02:20:16
Looking at Mark's fish.
USA - Monday, November
05, 2001 at 14:22:02 (EST)
IF YOU WANT RESULTS, BOOK CAPT. JEFF!!!
Seriously, in a so called "slow"
season, my arms
were worn out by the end of the day, I couldn't
caught another fish. Capt. Jeff is a blast to be with
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
highlight of my vacation!!!!!!!!
Bill Young <email@example.com>
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
Fred Wagner <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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!
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 <email@example.com;
Holualoa, HI USA - Monday, October 01, 2001 at
Family had a great time!
Ken Steers <firstname.lastname@example.org>
ca. USA - Wednesday, August 22, 2001 at 13:51:53 (EDT)
Anyone looking for a great days fishing with a knowledgeable,
courteous captain who will go out of his way to make sure you have
days fishing, should make sure they charter with Captain Jeff. I
on the internet looking for current information about the Kona
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.
and the K-IX. You'll "catch" fish, not just "go
Thanks Jeff. Tight lines and fair weather until we do it again
Harry Crawford <HARCAT@aol.com>
Marietta, GA USA -
Friday, August 10, 2001 at 00:09:19 (EDT)
I was very impressed with Jeffs natural desire to make sure
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
very nice vacation.Thanks Jeff,"we'll be back"...Steve
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
Phil Vaughns <email@example.com>
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 &
Mike Clime <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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.
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.
van Calcar <email@example.com>
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
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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Kalaheo, HI USA - Monday,
July 09, 2001 at 13:10:12 (EDT)
Had a great time. Next time I hope to get the Marlin
got away on June 18th.
Joe Zarreke <email@example.com>
Williamstown, NJ USA
- Monday, July 02, 2001 at 12:10:40 (EDT)
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.
Tyler Bryant <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Easley, SC USA
- Tuesday, June 05, 2001 at 08:58:07 (EDT)
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 <S.C.Horton@mindspring.com>
Jose, CA USA - Monday, May 21, 2001 at 16:27:28 (EDT)
USA - Wednesday, May 16, 2001 at 13:27:51
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 <email@example.com>
USA - Saturday, May 12, 2001 at 19:06:32 (EDT)
Captain Jeff - Thanks for a truly fun day of fishing for the
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
all of us return to Kona.
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 <Mothertuc@aol.com>
Mount Prospect, Il
USA - Thursday, April 12, 2001 at 09:46:44 (EDT)
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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Eugene, Oregon USA
- Monday, April 09, 2001 at 02:40:53 (EDT)
Just writing to thank you for a great Kona fishing trip.
for anyone checking out the K-IX webpage, I highly recommend
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
hook a big one on it, instead of just "making bait". Also, a BIG thanks
Bill for taking us out on "Old Flame" while the K-IX was
Til next time;
Mahalo: Ross, Jim, and
P.S. The mahimahi was very tasty!
Ross Taylor <email@example.com>
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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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 <email@example.com>
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.
Don Board Hailey, Idaho
Richard Board Whitehorse Yukon Canada
Don & Richard Board
Hailey, , ID USA - Thursday, March 29, 2001
at 10:51:51 (EST)
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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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.
USA - Sunday, March 25, 2001 at 20:33:57 (EST)
Thanks for a great day of fishing and your hospitality on
K-IX. We had a superb time. Looking forward to our return visit...to get that
ONE that got away, Ha!. You can bet we will be calling on your services
Jeff Omahen <email@example.com>
Creek, AZ USA - Wednesday, March 21, 2001 at 23:27:32 (EST)
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
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
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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
USA - Friday,
March 09, 2001 at 23:45:44 (EST)
Thanks for the great time on the K-IX. After
hard-fighting amberjacks, our arms were sore for two
next time I'll do some weightlifting
beforehand and try some deep water
Best wishes for success as you continue to refine
innovative approach to Kona fishing.
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
Joe Fanfa <email@example.com>
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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Watford City, ND
USA - Friday, March 02, 2001 at 18:23:37 (EST)
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
that my wife has ever caught, what do you suggest for an
My only regret is that we ran our of bait to early.
have been a day of destiny if not for lack of
bait. A great time was had by
Steven De Mar
Steven De Mar <Steven@DeMar.com>
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 <email@example.com>
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.
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
Mahalo, and until next time, wishing you great times and tight
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
ps i will forward my pics when i get
kimo bernard <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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.
all good fishing,
Conn & Susan
Conn Shute <email@example.com>
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
Janelle L. <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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.
Bill & Janelle C.
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 <email@example.com>
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
Dr. J. Curtis Kovacs <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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!
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
Jerry Campbell <email@example.com>
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
David Bieber <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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 <DMAC5821@aol.com>
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 <email@example.com>
Jose, CA USA - Monday, December 11, 2000 at 11:36:24 (EST)
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