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Marlin Fishing with Kevin Hibbard
Captain Kevin Hibbard of Kona, Hawaii shares his general philosophy on targeting blue marlin, in this In The Spread marlin fishing video. Kevin shares his general philosophy on targeting blue marlin, in this fishing video. He talks about feeding times, how currents move bait, water conditions, structure and the differences in fishing lures and baits. You can learn a heck of a lot from marlin fishing captains like Kevin. He is well traveled, has fished with and learned from some of the best fishermen in the world and has spent decades dialing his Kona program into tight detail. Knowledge and wisdom come from years of experience. The ability to learn from guys like this goes a long way towards helping you be a smarter and more aware blue marlin fisherman.
In Kona, Hawaii the possibilities are endless. You never know what is going to eat your lure or your bait. The not knowing is what requires you to really be on top of your game or you won't succeed. You could find yourself hooked up to a small marlin or a huge mama blue marlin. A tuna, spearfish, wahoo or dorado could eat. Kevin Hibbard is going to share his well earned experience with you, so your learning curve does not have to be so long.
No matter where you find yourself marlin fishing, remember feeding times for fish happen throughout the day. Just like we eat breakfast, lunch and dinner with snacks in between, so do fish. Kevin will discuss the 6 bites times that happen on any given day. The tides and moon play a big role in how marlin feed. Knowing how to zero in on those times will put you in a much better position to capitalize on when feeding activity is higher.
Knowing where bites have a higher likelihood of happening is critical also. Marlin have tails. They move with the bait and the warm water. The ability to understand the currents and how they are moving bait can put you in more productive fishing areas. Find out how Kevin utilizes this knowledge to be in the right place at the right time.
Structure is the one thing that drives all fishing and how currents move. When you think of places like Hawaii, Cape Verde, the Azores and Madeira, they are all island outposts in the middle of the ocean. Marlin will be close to the structure because that is where the food will be. Kevin has fished many of the great big game islands and knows how the currents and structure drive the bite.
Water conditions vary from place to place. You need to know how water color, the depth of the thermocline and prevailing baitfish effect marlin fishing.
Kevin Hibbard has some super valuable perspectives to share with you in this marlin fishing video. Take what he has to share and incorporate it into you own program. Learning from highly skilled fishermen is the best way to grow in your fishing. Use this knowledge and get out on the water.
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Total time: 22:33