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Address: Honokohau Harbor, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
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Russ is Awesome!!

We were recommended to go with Russ by a local friend from Kona. Although we didn't get to reel up a fish, Russ worked super hard and tried everything he could to catch us... read more

Reviewed 14 January 2016
ANDREA T
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Kaunakakai, Hawaii

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Kaunakakai, Hawaii
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21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2016

We were recommended to go with Russ by a local friend from Kona. Although we didn't get to reel up a fish, Russ worked super hard and tried everything he could to catch us something. His boat was super comfortable, super clean and we would definitely go with him again!

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1 Thank ANDREA T
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 October 2015 via mobile

I chose to fish with Russ based on review on trip advisor...all the positive comments are spot on. Russ works super hard to find you fish and uses multiple techniques including trolling, live baiting and green sticking. We started off catching live bait which was a bit of fun. Filled up the live bait tank and then began trolling. Russ... More 

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1 Thank Kenny G
Tucson, Arizona
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7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2015

My Father and I fished with Russ once before in 2013 and he found us some really nice fish. This time however we struck gold! We fished with Russ for three days during the last week of July (2015) and caught ten Ahi (Yellowfin Tuna). The first day we caught five and they weighed anywhere from 104 to 127 pounds.... More 

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4 Thank Michael M
Rocklin, California
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2015

This was our second time fishing aboard the Lepika, the first time, a couple of years ago, my two son put a 96 and a 115 pound Ahi on the deck. During that trip I was impressed with both Russ and the boat. Russ keeps the boat and his gear very clean, his boat has a great open deck design... More 

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6 Thank Dave S
Fairbanks, Alaska
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59 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2015

Took the family out for a day of fishing with Capt. Russ and even though we did not hook the elusive Marlin . . . or anything else for that matter, it was not for lack of effort on Russ's part. he did everything in his power to hook us something, and we appreciated it. He felt bad and kept... More 

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18 Thank rocketman55
Rhode Island
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70 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2014

I spent the day with Capt. Russ and can't wait to do it again. I picked Russ because it appeared to me based on his website that he was a true fisherman, someone who loves to fish and would do everything possible to put fish in the boat. Well I got this one right! multiple hookups, 1 marlin and I... More 

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21 Thank sigichloe
Saint Helena Island, South Carolina
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18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2014

This was our second booking with Russ on the Lepika and we had a blast! We enjoy the Lepika's open layout with plenty of room to lounge comfortably while trolling. There is plenty of room to enjoy the weather and scenery, as well as to stay in the shade if that's your preference. Equipment is top of the line Fin-Nor.... More 

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20 Thank SocklessCC
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2014

My husband and I have fished with Capt. Russ for over four years. He works extremely hard to make sure the customer gets to catch fish. Capt. Russ is an extremely skilled and experienced fisherman who can catch pretty much anything. I have caught 130+ lb ahi, ono, mahi-mahi, numerous spearfish, and two striped marlin with Capt. Russ. This last... More 

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13 Thank AprilJ1022
Red Deer, Canada
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48 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2014

If you would like to catch fish Captain Russ will do his best to accommodate. I had an excellent trip with Russ catching 3 tuna up to 85 pounds. Russ will do all that he can to make your fishing trip in Hawaii what it should be-A TRIP TO REMEMBER. I can't comment on the other boats but can say... More 

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13 Thank Doug M
Tacoma, Washington
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2014

I went fishing with Lepika Sportfishing the day before Super Bowl Sunday and then also a couple of days later. Russ the Captain is a nice guy and works hard a providing you a good day of fishing. The boat is spotlessly clean and just the right size for this type of fishing. During our first day of fishing the... More 

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