Capt. John Bagwell Kailua-Kona, HI Incorporated Licensed Insured

Before you even step onboard, Silky Sportfishing has your custom-tailored Hawaii fishing charter, and your personal comfort, in mind. 

Captain John Bagwell and Crew individually design your personalized outing for you based on what you are looking for, to bring you the perfect Kona fishing charter experience.

Our goal for our customers is full-fishing satisfaction – when you are happy and on vacation there is nothing better! 

The mission for Captain John and Silky Sportfishing is to provide each person, from the most experienced anglers to the ones getting their first bite, with the most exciting, most beautiful, and the safest fishing charter imaginable. 

It wouldn’t be Mother Nature if it was 100% predictable. Hawaii’s seasons and climate has taught Captain John to develop contingency plans for those unpredictable days – and they have extensive experience to ensure you and your guests’ safety. Customer’s security is at the top of the list of Captain John’s priorities, and at any time if you feel your fishing charter needs to go in, we can turn back and make our way to the dock.

 In recent years there has been a large increase in the amount of data available, and it is important what you do with that information. The Silky Sportfishing Crew takes scientific evidence into account when selecting each lure. That same love for the sea is also given when deciding which trips they will make for you based on your Fishing Charter needs. We use local fishing patterns and statistical Catch data, weather-forecasting, moon and tidal charts, GPS tracking of all of our runs with markers from recent activity we have had, and sonar radars. To add to that, Captain John Bagwell has more than 50 years of fishing experience and 20 years of experience in the deep blue waters surrounding The Big Island of Hawaii. All of his knowledge and expertise is committed to making your Hawaii fishing charter everything you want it to be.

​From all of us at Silky Sportfishing, let’s get out there where the world is simple and beautiful and just have some fun in the sun, enjoy the days, and be thankful for them. 

833-I-GO-FISH (446-3474)

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  Launch Location

Kealakehe Parkway, Kailua-Kona

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Trips start at $599

3 Trips

1-6 guests

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2009 46' Sport Fisherman

485 HP engine(s)

  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Radar
  • Children Welcome
  • Clients Keep Catch



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Includes 6 guests

Trip time: 7:00am to 11:00am (4 hours)

3 Day Cancellation Policy

Inshore and offshore trolling . The unique thing about Kona is you start fishing within 10  minutes of departing .

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Includes 6 guests

Trip time: 7:00am to 1:00pm (6 hours)

3 Day Cancellation Policy

Inshore and offshore trolling . 

Fish and snorkeling available on this trip

Customizing available 

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Includes 6 guests

Trip time: 7:00am to 3:00pm (8 hours)

3 Day Cancellation Policy

Inshore and offshore trolling  using lures and some natural bait . Standard tackle is 130# and 80#  .

We also offer snorkeling on this trip

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Fish Species

Black Marlin
Blue Marlin
Mahi Mahi
Striped Marlin
Yellowfin Tuna

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Safety Features

  • Life Jackets
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • First-Aid Equipment
  • CPR-Trained Crew
  • Flares
  • VHF Radio


  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Radar

Boat Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Cooler
  • Multimedia System
  • Refrigerator


  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Kitchen
  • Shower
  • Salon
  • Toilet

Boat Gear

  • Fighting Chair
  • First Mate
  • Downriggers
  • Livewell
  • Outriggers
  • Snorkeling Equipment

Fishing Techniques

  • Bottom Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing
  • Jigging
  • Trolling

Fishing Policies

  • Children Welcome
  • Clients Keep Catch

Price Includes

  • Catch Cleaning & Filleting
  • Fresh or Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Rods, Reels & Terminal Tackle
  • Bottled water
  • Fruit
  • Snacks

Minimum Age

  • Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult

Fishing Location

  • Inshore
  • Offshore

About the Vessel


Capt. John Bagwell

Boat Type

Sport Fisherman

Boat Length


Year Built


Engine Manufacturer

Johnson & Towers Detroit Diesel

Number of Engines


Engine Horsepower

485 HP