The big island does catch the most marlin . Those big ahi they get are fun and even better dinner . For the blue marlin world cup , we go to the big island every year . We can fish Maui but the odds of getting a > 500 pounds is not high . Hinatea is a great boat to charter . Last year , they were catching more fish than any other boat ( I was told by a friend and not an official report ) . Jason worked for me around 15 years ago when he was 18 and just moved to Maui . He is a great guy . They probably are doing just as well this year but I have not checked up on them .