These guys worked hard to get this fish! This Marlin would not give up! It was a 2 ½ hour fight…he ran & emptied the reel 4 times after they got him to the boat! But this A team got him! Great job guys!
Some people go fishing, Captain Don and the Whipsaw actually CATCH fish! I’ve been out on the Whipsaw several times and have never come home empty handed. Captain Don knows where to find em and catch em. The Whipsaw and all gear on board is first class. If you just want to go fishing go ahead but if you want to CATCH fish hook up with Captain Don and the Whipsaw.
This boat was so clean that surgical procedures could have been performed on the deck. As a gremaphobic I can tell you that I never fail to carry and use hand sanitizer at every opportunity, but on this boat it was unnecessary. The 2 member team, Captain & Crew worked together like a well oiled machine! At no time were they idle. They were personable, professional and worked hard the entire trip. And we caught fish!
We Caught a Lot of Fish
We had a great time fishing on the Whipsaw. Captain Don really knows his stuff and knows where the fish are. The 5 of us had a lot of fun, we caught a lot of fish, and the crew was very accommodating. If your thinking about sport fishing on Oahu, call Captain Don.
A 30lb Mahi-Mahi
My wife and I fished on the Whipsaw last week, April 18, 2012 with Captain Don and his crew member Ron. We had an awesome experience. Captain Don is very professional and wants to make sure you have an enjoyable time on his boat. The day we went out it was a little windy and a little rough. Captain Don made sure we were always comfortable and safe. The fishing was slow, but I was happy as my wife caught a 30 lb Mahi-Mahi. This was her first fishing experience of this type. Since our trip she has asked me several times when can we do that again. I highly recommend the Whipsaw and Captain Don.
A Great Crew
I want to convey what a great crew we had today and yesterday. They did a great job of explaining to the newbies how to haul in a fish and were great all day. I have been on some charters where the crew get a little up tight and not too friendly—just the opposite with these guys. It was a great time, even though we got skunked—will recommend it to my friends when they come to Oahu.
A Respectful Spearfish
We went on one of your charters in January with Capt. Mike and Eric, me and my dad just wanted to say we had a great experience and it made the trip for us. Although the fishing was slow we still manage to get a respectful spearfish, which is something we will probably never catch in New Zealand. We enjoyed the luxury’s on your 35 Cabo, especially the spacious cockpit and fighting chair. Your crew was fantastic and we learned a lot from them that we will use here in New Zealand. Just wanted to thank you and your crew and wish you good fishing. Kind regards!
I Reeled in a 50lb Tuna
We went with Don and Mike July 1, 2013. It could not have been a more perfect fishing trip. It was beautiful Hawaiian weather and a scenic boat ride out from the coast. The boat is luxurious with a top bench by the captains wheel which provides a beautiful view of the ocean- we even saw some Whales! The inside cabin was air conditioned and perfect for lunching. The boat lulled me to sleep and it was a perfect rest out at sea. …Then- the lines started to scream as we caught our first catch! It was all excitement from there! I reeled in a 150 lb tuna – it was literally the size of me! Then my husband reeled in an equally big fish! Mike and Don did all the “dirty” work so we could document our excitement over these fish on video and camera. We even skyped with my husbands dad during the reel. It was out of this world. We fish everywhere we go- and this trip was exceptional!
Las Vegas, NV July 16, 2013
A Nice Marlin, Mahi-Mahi and…
Myself and my family wanted to tell you what a great time we had fishing July 8th 2013. Cant say enough about the crew. Capt. Mike and JR were awesome! It was immediately apparent that they were veteran fisherman, deliberate in setting the gear,and all about making the guests welcome and comfortable. The two crew members also shared their knowledge of the islands and stories of their ventures.
Along with that, we caught a nice Marlin, Mahi-Mahi and a few other nice fish! pure excitement! I have attached a video we took fighting the Marlin! Wow..
The boat and gear was second to none. Top notch equipment, good food and drinks made the trip that more enjoyable.
We will definitely be back fishing on the Whipsaw! Best Regards.
A Good Sized Mahi-Mahi
This compliment is WAY overdue! Just wanted to say “Thank you” to Mike and Eric for our wonderful fishing trip on March 7th, 2013. We were vacationing in Hawaii with my husband’s family and we decided we wanted to go fishing that week. Luckily, the Whipsaw had availability and we were thrilled to go. The weather was perfect! Mike and Eric kept saying it was the prettiest day they’ve had in a while. The boat was first class… plenty of room and clean. My husband caught a good size Mahi-Mahi early on, but not much action the rest of the day. Regardless, we had a GREAT time! Mike and Eric were very professional… made us feel welcome and part of their fishing family! We even took some of our catch back to our condo to cook up for dinner and it was delicious!! We will definitely fish with ya’ll again when we come back to Hawaii!! Thanks again!!!