Charter Boat Feature - The Wild Bunch, Kewalo Basin, Island of Oahu
Crew Memebers: Clint Aina, Rob Kahawai
Owner: Richard Silva
Boat: Hatteras 41
Power: Twin 280 hp Detroit 8-53 diesels
Maximum Speed: 18 knots
Cruising Speed: 12 knots
Amenities: Air Conditioning, 2 GPS (1 with plotter), full refrigerator, Phaser 8.5 KW generator, microwave, color TV, stereo, CD (you can bring your own CD's if you want), spacious bridge, large cockpit, large comfortable salon with plenty of seating, stove, double sink, vacuum flushing toilet. The boat is comfortable and is an excellent performer in big seas.
Fishing Gear: Full sets of Penn International and Shimano 130s. They also carry a mix of Shimano and Penn 80's to 20's. Flyfishing gear and ultralight tackle is also available. Multiple stick gaffs, flying gaffs, nets, lures and bait are also carried.
|Charter in comfort, fish with experience.
Richard Silva put his winning in the Lahaina Jackpot Fishing Tournament
towards the purchase of the Wild Bunch which he bought in California in the early 90s with the
intention of using the boat for both charter and private use. He likes to fish some of the
tournaments with friends and family, and he still loves taking the boat to the neighbor
islands for the annual canoe races, overnight charters, and relaxation.
Richards largest marlin to date is a 1477lb caught in 1987, one of the
largest marlin every caught. Had they been able to weigh the fish
sooner (they had to slowly tow it in), the fish probably would have
weighed in even heavier.
Dont let the name fool you. While
"The Wild Bunch" might seem a more appropriate name for a party boat than one
designed, engineered, equipped and staffed for catching fish, their record speaks for
itself. Wild Bunch is also family friendly. Read
about 10 year old Jake's first Mahi on the Wild Bunch.
Strait moved to Hawaii from Kansas in 1987.
Mike started charter fishing in Hawaii in 1988.
In 1991 he obtained his Captainís License and headed North to
Alaska. Mike has fished
throughout the all of the Hawaiian Islands and Atolls all the way up to
Midway. Mike specializes in
flyfishing (8-14 weight equipment) and light tackle charters for Mahimahi,
Ono and Ahi, but also enjoys heavy tackle sportfishing for the big
ones. Capt. Mike enjoys teaching those who want to learn more about
fishing in Hawaii and is excellent with families and kids. Capt.
Mike will go for smaller tuna's at the buoys for more kid friendly action
or he will look for the big marlin, the trip is up to you. Your
comfort is Capt. Mike's priority and he will do the best possible to keep
the boat in comfortable waters if seas are a concern for you. With
over 30 years of overall fishing experience, Capt. Mike is an excellent
choice for a day on the water.
Captain Karl Adams started sportfishing in Hawaii in 1969, in 1985 he got his license and has been chartering in Alaska, Midway, and throughout the islands ever since. Karlís family moved to Hawaii from California when he was 10. Karlís father passed away at an early age. Karl learned a valuable lesson from this, and decided to pursue a less stressful lifestyle. Karlís background in glasswork, carpentry, and mechanics, is applied on a regular basis in maintaining the Wild Bunch vessels to their optimum performance level. Karlís philosophy on charter fishing is to provide the guests a fun day of fishing and catching. He works hard to find the fish, looking for birds and other signs of bait in the water which indicate fish in the area. He's not afraid to change lures if something is not working and he loves to bait for extra Mahi's when he finds a nice school of them. Capt. Karl is good with kids and very enjoyable to "talk story" with up on the bridge. Capt. Karl is semi-retired and occasionally joins a trip.
Crew members Clint Aina and his nephew Rob Kahawai provide the Hawaiian connection being born and raised in Waimanalo on the Island of Oahu. Their fishing philosophy is to educate, entertain, and catch fish only as Hawaiians can. Whether you are a world class angler, or a first-timer, you will definitely have an enjoyable experience fishing with these two guys. Crew member Ron "Opy" Johnson has 30 years fishing experience and has fished from the mainland freshwaters to Hawaii's ocean and freshwaters to Midway Atoll.
|So if you are looking for a fishing charter on a clean, comfortable boat complete with air-conditioning and all the toys, and you are looking to fish with a skipper that will show you a good time, consider the Wild Bunch. Sportfish Hawaii is proud to represent Team Wild Bunch in our fleet of high-class charter boats. Please call or email us to book your trip.|
"It has taken me a while to catch up on my correspondence after leaving Paradise and getting back to the hum-drum mainland, but I wanted to let you know how much my husband Gary and I appreciate your setting up our fishing trip with Rob and John on The Wild Bunch. Richard has a beautiful boat and Rob and John were a most proficient and courteous crew. We really had a great time spending the day with them. I will definitely recommend your service and The Wild Bunch to anyone I know who is coming to Hawaii."
From BJ, who chartered the Wild Bunch
"Had a great time with Mike and Karl on Wild Bunch shared charter. We had 3 marlin and a mahi...great crew and great day...Thanks
From Ralph, who did a shared trip on the Wild Bunch
want to extend a sincere thank you to you and the Capt and crew on The
Wild Bunch. They were a very professional team, put out a great effort and
got us on fish! Little did I know, it was my buddy Steve's first trip out
on blue water and he had the time of his life. I will strongly
recommend to my friends that may go to Oahu, to contact you for a trip
with the Wild Bunch!
From Bob, who chartered the Wild Bunch
Wild Bunch Supports the Make a Wish Foundation
Sportfish Hawaii and the Wild Bunch work with the Make a Wish Foundation to arrange fishing trips for Wish Children visiting Hawaii. The photos to the right are of Matthew who wanted to catch a fish in Hawaii. The top photo is Matthew fighting the Mahi with the support of his Dad, Dan. The lower photo is Captain Carl of the Wild Bunch with Matthew and his nice Mahimahi!
From Dan, Matthew's Dad:
"We would like to thank you for the absolutely wonderful Make-A-Wish trip that my son Matthew received this March on the Wild Bunch. We had a fantastic time. Captain Carl and his deckhand Clint made the trip very enjoyable, and they worked hard to make sure that Matthew caught a fish. We are looking forward to returning to Honolulu and spending more time on the Wild Bunch."
Make a Wish is a wonderful organization and Sportfish Hawaii is honored to be able to help get Wish Children "Hooked up" in Hawaii. We are thankful for the Wild Bunch supporting this effort.
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Click here to read about Wild Bunch's 939 lb Marlin caught on 9/17/99!