We spent days researching countless boats and trying to decide who to go with. There were 12 of us so we needed 2 boats. We decided upon Die Hard and another boat I can't comment on as much as I wasn't on it. We booked our 8 hour charter.
We got a call the day before confirming our time of 1am departure and sure enough Fuzzy and his 1st mate were there ready to go. They had done their live bait bait fishing and had only come up with 6 fish(they started losing enough fish/lures to sharks they gave up). Needless to say we were a little worried on our chances.
We spent our first 5 hours cruising in pitch black to our fishing hole. (also left us a bit worried how much actual fishing time we were going to get.) Fuzzy and Sam assured us we needed our rods in first light as thats when the tuna would feed.
Once we hit the spot, we got an overview how this was going to work and started setting the rods. Got our first line in the water and we hadn't even set the second before fuzzy had a tuna on and we were away fishing!
Our first 20 mins and we had 5 tuna in the boat. Hour later and we were up to 12. We had yellowfin, big eye, skipjack. All in we land 18 tuna(all around 15-30lb) in the boat and a couple lost. Multiple times we had 3 fish on all at once.
After tuna fishing for awhile it was time to set the lines and go for the big ones! We set the lines and began fishing as we trolled our long journey back towards the harbour.
Line started flying! After a long battle we landed ourselves a 328lb and almost 11ft long marlin in the boat.
We had one other bite on our way back which appeared to be an ono but we lost it.
we reached the dock back at 11:30 which in total left us with a 10.5 hour day on the boat at no extra charge.
There were 8 boats on the radio which came back empty and our other group; that went on another boat came back with minimal fish and of small size.
We told fuzzy we were in town for a wedding and wanted to bring back some fish for a big barbecue. Unlike some other boats we had read about these guys are generous with their fish! 4 ziploc bags stuffed with tuna they could barely close. We fed the whole wedding of 40 for 2 days at bbqs with tuna steaks, home made poke and sashimi.
I have fished many times and these guys tried so damn hard even after our arms started to pack in due to fighting fish.
I would recommend them again in a second and we have already talked about heading back to maui again, even if it is just to fish.