Boat and Equipment: Built in September 2014, Custom Built Fiberglass built by Islander boats that offers versatility for all angling techniques.  Length Overall 32ft or 10 meters.  Beam: 9 ft. or 2.8 meters.  She has a 150 mile range.  Enclosed Cabin includes a V-Berth and Head.

Engine, Electronics, and Safety- 2014 150hp Yamaha.  Electronics include GPS, Depth recorder and Fish Finder.  Meets all USCG safety regulations.

Outfitted with- Relax Fighting Chair to accommodate big game fishermen that is removable for a flush deck for those anglers that prefer a large casting platform for light tackle or fly fishing.  Safety Bow rail for sight casting. Transom Door for easy entry and exit and portable S/S swim ladder for easy water exit. 

Fishing Gear- 2- 130's Shimano, 4- 50's Shimano and Penn, 2- 80's Shimano, 8 Shimano Casting rods and reels.  Bucket Seat for fighting chair, stand up fighting belt, flying and stick gaffs,  10 Rod holders and Outriggers. For Popping, Jigging, Fly Fishermen and Blue Water Hunters bring your own fishing outfits. We strongly support the live release of non-record GT's, Billfish and all species of Sharks

 

Pristine and abundant waters surround your home base of taveuni, fiji. all the various prime fishing habitats are here and begin five minutes after launching, opening up to a vastness of virtually virgin fishing grounds in every direction.

You can expect to find the somosomo straits and outlaying areas to be dotted with acres of birds and teeming baitfish, primarily skipjack, small yellow fin tuna, scads, flying fish, mackerel and ballyhoo. within the day range, anglers can expect to find all types of pelagic and reef fish as the topography is varied with ribbon reefs, pinnacles, islands, channels, outer reefs, straits, drop offs and sandy flats. every direction is full of possibilities for an exciting, productive day of fishing.

Depending on the anglers preference they can fish for black marlin, blue marlin, sailfish, wahoo, mahi-mahi, yellow fin, big eye tuna and albacore. for the reef fisherman who enjoys casting there is giant trevally, blue fin trevally, barracuda, walu, and dogtooth tuna.

For exciting, unedited footage of this blue marlin

Marlin on a Spinner Part 1

Marlin on a Spinner Part 2

 

You can expect to find the somosomo straits and outlaying areas to be dotted with acres of birds and teeming baitfish, primarily skipjack, small yellow fin tuna, big eyed scads, regular scaddies, flying fish, mackerel and ballyhoo.

Within the day range, anglers can expect to find all types of pelagic and reef fish as the topography is varied with ribbon reefs, pinnacles, islands, channels, outer reefs, straits and sandy flats.

Every direction is full of possibilities for an exciting, productive day of fishing. depending on the anglers preference they can fish for black marlin, blue marlin, swordfish, sailfish, wahoo, mahi-mahi, yellow fin, big eye tuna and albacore and depending on the fates they will catch them.

For the reef fisherman who enjoys casting there is giant trevally, blue fin trevally, barracuda, walu, and dogtooth tuna.

The boats layout and beam allows the angler to choose his method of fishing and is able to experience a varied day of fishing by trolling for big game on the way to the sites for gt’s. we can accommodate all stand up fishing styles from fly to 80 lb class test.

for gt and fly fishermen we suggest you bring your own gear, as we are fairly confident there are some world records to be had here.

we support tag and release for billfish and gt’s that are non-records.

This rounded experience has given him the opportunity to professionally fish internationally including australia, midway, fiji and his hawaiian home grounds.

He has been featured on televised fishing shows including espn as well as fishing books and magazines with the topics ranging from tournament wins, techniques for catching giant trevally’s, marlin, tuna, mahi-mahi, wahoo and deep sea rigging for various big game fish and lure making.

All of that aside, the bottom line with capt. john llanes jr. is fishing is his passion and he is a great choice for the serious fisherman to enjoy a fun day of fishing.

Your captain:john llanes is a 3 generation fisherman who started fishing over 30 years ago at a very young age.

He has fished commercially and professionally and has held his 100 ton master license for 30 years in kona. during his hawaiian career he has won or placed in at least 50 tournaments. he is an all around fisherman for big game, light tackle, reef, and shoreline fishing.

This rounded experience has given him the opportunity to professionally fish internationally including australia, midway, fiji and his hawaiian home grounds.

He has been featured on televised fishing shows including espn as well as fishing books and magazines with the topics ranging from tournament wins, techniques for catching giant trevally’s, marlin, tuna, mahi-mahi, wahoo and deep sea rigging for various big game fish and lure making.

All of that aside, the bottom line with capt john is fishing is his passion and he is a great choice for the serious fisherman to enjoy a fun day of fishing.

Video links

Lets go fishing with Makaira video click here

Lets go Diving video click here

Rates

Rates: prices are not inclusive of 9% govt. tax and 10% hotel tax and 6% enviromental tax.

USD 450.00 - half day

USD 800.00 - full day

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