After a long day of partying the night before the boys joined HighNoon for a quick half day charter. Just as we were leaving the harbor we hooked a massive Wahoo (Ono). It ate the one lure on a lighter tackle so it was a fun battle. The boys will be eating well for the rest of their stay here.
After getting out to one of our fishing spots we managed to land two Mahi Mahi’s on some light tackle. Christina landed the first Mahi with ease. The second Mahi was using 25lb test line so we had to be very careful. Jim and and his son Jace had a team effort getting it to the boat. After that we caught two little tunas. Perfect for the grill. Thanks guys and hope you enjoy that fish. We look forward to the next trip.
Yesterday we took a family group from Montana. Included were Al and Carey Chery, Kristin Battle and Josh and Casey Hill. After a non productive troll down to Captain Cooks, the family all jumped into the best snorkeling in Hawaii to break up the day. On the way back nothing either………until we rounded the corner to the harbor. As we were about to clear lines, the short corner lure went off. Josh who was almost dosing off in the chair got the rod and did a nice job of bringing this nice 55 lb Wahoo to the boat. Following the charter we fileted up this great eating fish for this great family. Here are photos:
Craig and Lee Ann Ring from St. Charles, Missouri rang the bell in Kona, Hawaii today. On a 3/4 day charter, Craig and Lee Ann found out it is not over til it’s over when fishing in Kona. In the last half hour headed back to the harbor, Craig and Lee Ann were taking photos in the fighting chair and saying what a nice day it had been even without fish. As we were about to begin clearing lines, the short rigger lure called “baby smash bait” got absolutely inhaled by a huge 700 Blue Marlin, Lee Ann stayed in the fighting chair and was given a rod with a huge Marlin screaming line of the reel.
Lee Ann got great instructions from Ryan on fighting this fish and did an excellent job of getting it to the boat where it was released to fight another day. Congratulations to the Rings who are even now planning their next trip the Kona.