• 501 pound Blue Marlin

  • Take a look at the smiles on the faces, the Illusions team had just caught this 501 pound Blue Marlin with only three minutes left before the stop fishing signal in the Big Island Invitational. This fish won Illusions the largest purse ever won in Hawaii at that time.
  • 708 pound Blue Marlin

  • 708 pound Blue Marlin
  • Check out this 708 pound Blue Marlin caught by Chris Crainium. This fish took top honors in the Big Island Challenge Tournament. The tournament consisted of 4 tournaments; Illusions was able to land on top once again.
  • World Class Ahi

  • World Class Ahi
  • We not only catch Marlin as you can see, while you're trolling for that big Blue Marlin you might just get the opportunity to catch a nice Ahi (Yellow Fin Tuna). Ahi generally run between mid June to September.
  • Giant Whale Shark

  • whale shark
  • You never know what you're going to encounter while out on the water. Here is a picture of Mike Dewild walking on the back of a giant Whale Shark. While trolling one day this enormous critter came up to inspect the transom of the Illusions. Mike walked right from the back of the boat and onto the back of this docile giant.
  • Keiki Day

  • Kids Day
  • It's Keiki (kids) day on the Illusions. Here a group of kids from Captain Tim son's class bag a few Aku (Skipjack Tuna). Captain Tim takes pride in his reputation for not only being a serious tournament boat captain, but also a patient and understanding dad that understands your concerns about your kids.
  • ESPN TV Show

  • Norm Isaacs TV Show
  • While filming one of Captain Norm Issacs Big Game Fishing shows for ESPN we were able to release two Blue Marlin, one was estimated at 500+ pounds and the other was about 200 pounds. If you want to see what a 500+ pound blue marlin looks like under the boat let us know we do sell the video. It is filled with a lot of great shots.
Conservation is extremely important to the Sportfishing Industry, the Illusions fishing team supports tag and release, depending on the condition of the fish.