Afternoon double Blue Marlin

The Hyde family booked High Noon for an afternoon Half day charter. Right out of the the gate, before we even had all the lures in the water an Ono knocked down the stinger but managed to miss the hook. We checked the lure and put the lines out and no more than ten minutes later the short rigger came down and a nice little Blue was jumping behind the boat. Mikey jumped in the chair and reeled the fish to the boat in minutes for a clean release. We then headed out to the buoy to see if we can get a tuna or two for dinner. We didn’t have much time but we lucked out with a skip jack which we threw back and one six pound tuna. We put the lines back in the water and headed back to the barn. About half way home we hooked a little Blue Marlin. Dave did a great job of reeling up the fish. For another successful release. Amazing quick four hour trip with a fun group of people.

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Dennis and Monty Schmidt on the High Noon

A while back Dennis was on a cruise ship in Hawaii and while stopped in Kona he came fishing with us. Everyone picked rods and he lucked out with catching a 300 pound Blue Marlin. After that experience he has been hooked. Dennis and his brother Monty booked two days a three quarter on Friday and a half day today. On Friday we trolled out to a buoy and caught a few little tunas just to get some blood on the deck. On our troll back towards the harbor a massive Blue Marlin creamed the short corner. We were down to the Dacron by the time Monty found his way to the fighting chair. Just as we started to maneuver on the fish it seemed as though the fish came off. After reeling in the line we found out that the fish broke out line.
On our second trip we set out in search for that one that got away. About an hour and a half into the charter and the stinger popped out of the rigger and started peeling line off the reel. It was a nice Shortnosed Spearfish. After a couple good head shakes he broke free. We definitely had some good excitement on the past two trips unfortunately Monty and Dennis only have fishing stories to take home, that is, until next time. Thanks again and we look forward to the next adventure.

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Connor lands a Shortnosed spearfish

Bob Coughlin and his son Connor from New England booked High Noon for a three quarter fishing adventure. At 6:30 we had a 150 pound Blue Marlin on for a few minutes that sure got the blood flowing. About an hour later something ate the stinger. Within minutes Connor was in the chair reeling in the biggest fish he has ever caught, 45 pound spearfish. They wanted something for the grill so we boated the fish and put the lines back out in search for another fish. We didn’t get anymore bites but Bob and Connor did get to go home with dinner and a story about the one that got away.

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8 pound Mahi Mahi for 7 year old Sam.

Yesterday Chris Nash and his son Sam from New England with their friend Richard Clifton from Australia booked High Noon for an afternoon half day charter. In set out in hopes to find something small for little 7 year old Sam to reel in. Just as we were leaving the harbor we noticed two boats circling a little log. There was a bunch of Mahi Mahi around it, but they weren’t bitting lures. Luckily we had some little dead bait from the previous charter. We managed to hook one and Sam reeled it to the boat and we put straight into the fish bag. Thanks guys for coming fishing with us we hope you enjoy that Mahi Mahi.

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Spina family score big

Krista her husband Frankie and there two children Daniella, and Cenzo from long beach California booked High Noon for a full day adventure of fishing and snorkeling. Frank had been fishing before and caught some pretty awesome fish in the past, and all he wanted was his kids to catch anything. So our goal was to head out to one of the buoys that has been bitting. On our way out there we were looking at some rain on the water debating if we should try to push on through to our original plan or change it up and head over to the other buoy a little closer to shore. Daniella said “what’s wrong with a little rain.” Minutes later the stinger came slamming down and line was screaming off the reel. Daniella hopped in the fighting chair strapped into the rod and started cranking on the reel. The fish was jumping all over the place putting on a great show. At one point the line went slack and we thought we lost the fish, then after about 20 to 30 seconds of disappointment the line went tight again and Daniella was back at it. By 7:00 we had successfully released a beautiful 200 pound Blue Marlin.
We finally made it to the buoy and there were the bad dolphins there making it impossible to fish for the little tunas. So we put the lines back out and trolled over to the other buoy put out the light tackle with no luck. We then decided to go troll around until the sun came out a little more before snorkeling. Just as the lures we put into place the stinger came crashing out of the rigger and we were hooked to another Blue. Cenzo jumped in the chair and after almost a minute of taking line it came off.
Just as we were nearing captain cook for some snorkeling, once again, the stinger went off and Cenzo was back at it. After an awesome 10 minute battle Cenzo had that fish at the back of the boat for some awesome pictures. We still had some distance between us and snorkeling so back out with the lines. Before we could get there we hooked a Mahi Mahi on the short rigger. Krista quickly reeled it in. Two for three Marlin and a Mahi Mahi for the grill by 11:00.
Everyone jumped in at captain cook for some amazing snorkeling. They even got to swim with some spinner dolphins. What an epic day for everyone. Thanks again Spina family we look forward to your next visit to Hawaii.

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