387 pound Blue Marlin for Stephen

Stephen Wetherby from Alaska along with his two friends booked High Noon for a half day trip. About an hour after getting the lines in the water we had a knock down from a Mahi Mahi. It didn’t stick so we continues on and no more that ten minutes later we the short rigger came flying out of the rigger and we had a nice Blue Marlin jumping away from the boat with a hook deep in its upper lip. After over an hour of some great angling and a few good shows we had the fish at the back of the boat. What an amazing four hour trip and an awesome way to start of a trip to Hawaii. Thanks guys for the great time we hope to see you again and when you get your trophy we would love to see a picture of it on the wall.

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Lori catches Mahi Mahi

Lori from North Pole Alaska and her mom Linda booked High Noon for a three quarter day charter. They were in search for something to eat, and that’s what we got. About two hours into the trip we hooked a Mahi Mahi on the long corner. Lori jumped in the chair and had the fish in the boat in no time. Thanks lady’s enjoy that fish and have a good rest of your trip.

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Summer fishing in November. Terrie Keenan lands huge Blue Marlin.

Bill Anderson from Olympic Valley, California chartered HighNoon with his sweetheart, Terrie Keenan from Mill Valley, Ca.  Along with Bill and Terrie were Claude and Betty Close from Truckee, California who were previous clients on HighNoon.   Bill and Terrie booked a 3/4 day charter so they could incorporate a snorkel stop at Captain Cooks…along with fishing.  They were hopeful for something big but knew that the Blue Marlin bite is slower during winter months.  Not this November…with the water temps at 82 degrees it is like summer fishing in Kona right now.  Blue Marlin yesterday and today!

We started out trying for Wahoo on the rocky point in front of the harbor, but no luck.  I then changed over for Marlin lures.  After about an hour, the short rigger came crashing down and a beautiful Blue Marlin went greyhounding away from the boat.  Terrie (all 100 lbs of her) jumped into the fighting chair.  She was a little apprehensive about fighting such a big fish.  But she did a masterful job bringing this beautiful 300 lb Blue Marlin along side the boat in about 30 minutes.  We released this fish to fight another day.  Terrie was so excited she said this was one of the most exciting days of her life.

Here are two photos of the release.  One as we brought the marlin up.  The other was just as it was released.

 

 

Following this, we went into Captain Cooks and everyone had a great time snorkeling in one of the most beautiful spots in Hawaii.  As we left Captain Cooks, I asked Marlin or Wahoo.  They said Wahoo…we we stayed inside and Bill got a nice 30 lb Wahoo and Betty Close landed one about 12 lbs.  Both great eating fish.  Here are Bill and Betty two Wahoo:

 

Great day with a great group.  See you all next year!

 

 

Awesome Blue Marlin for some awesome people.

Today was a day that doesn’t happen too often. James Coleman, his lovely with Karen and son David booked HighNoon for a full day of big fish hunting. James really wanted his step son James to catch the biggest fish we could find. That’s what we did. We left the harbor just before 0600 and headed out in search of a beast. Being this time of year, fishing tends to be a little harder and more less likely for some Marlin action. We were hopeful and set out for the day. Within the first 10 minutes we had a fish in the spread which took one swipe and disappeared. We set back up and about an hour later, our ol’ faithful pinky on the stinger came down and we were ON. Quick battle for David being and unreal angler, we had the fish to the boat and secured in no time. We proceeded to hunt for another big one now that it was James turn but we didn’t not find anything else. One more lazy bite from a mysterious fish but all in all a perfect day with great people. See you guys next year. Aloha!

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Mahi Mahi for Allan

Allan and his wife Leslie Reed from Iowa booked High Noon for a three quarter fishing trip. The fishing has been a little slow lately, but luckily we have managed to find a few Mahi Mahi’s. Today we headed out to a buoy to see if anybody was home. On our first pass something knocks down the long corner, but doesn’t stick. Soon after the long rigger comes down and line starts peeling off the reel. With a nice Mahi Mahi jumping behind the boat Leslie climbs into the chair, straps into the rod, and begins her battle. The fish was about fifteen yards out and lucky for him comes unhooked. We quickly set back up and made another pass. This time the short rigger was hit and Allan took his turn in the chair. Within minutes the fish was in the boat. Another successful fishing trip thanks Allan and Leslie we look forward to seeing you again.

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