Ross and Sally Slager along with another couple, Jeff and Paula Nichols from the Grand Rapids area of western Michigan chartered HighNoon for a 3/4 day fishing charter on August 30, 2013. .It was their last day in Hawaii and certainly the most memorable. They brought their ” A ” game to a wild Kona fishing charter experience.
We started trolling right out of the harbor over to a spot with some bait fish. We pulled out some light tackle dropped it down snagged a few, and tossed them in the live tubes. We then put out all the lures and trolled over to C buoy. On the way there we hooked up to a 300lb Blue. Ross jumped in the chair and got it to the back of the boat in about ten minutes. After releasing it we made our way over to the buoy, and dropped in a live bait in hopes of hooking a tuna. After dragging our little opelu around for about an hour with no takers. It was time to head back to the barn. In almost the same spot we hooked our first Blue something ate our long corner. Just when we were about to transfer the rod it came off. Then she came back and slammed down on the short bait. This time we had her hooked good. Sally jumped in the chair and started a battle of a life time. It was one of the most exciting fish we have ever had the privilege of landing. After about an hour of some excellent angling, strategic boat maneuvering, and help from the crew, Sally, a grandma of six landed a 630lb monster Blue Marlin. What an amazing day thanks to you all.
Here is a nice full video of all the action from beginning to end:
Here are a few incredible photos of Sally’s dramatic struggle with a huge pacific Blue Marlin. Photos taken by Jeff Nichols, thanks!
Muff and his wedding party from Finland booked HighNoon for a half day charter their first day on the island. It was dark when they flew in last night, so the first sight of the island was a beautiful view from the ocean. The guys we excited to catch something big so we headed out to one of our lucky spots in search for a blue marlin. With fishing conditions not looking so good we headed to our final honey hole to see if anyone was home. Sure enough a 150lb blue marlin came knocking when the stinger bait came crashing down. Quick efforts of the crew to get the fish, we had to the boat in about 5 minutes. Good way to start a Hawaiian vacation and a marriage.
Chris chartered HighNoon for a full day for some ono kine grindz (dinner fish). With the mahi and Ono bite a little slow we were hesitant on where we would find them. We started out the morning catching some live bait in hopes of finding some mahi at a buoy. First buoy we checked nobody was home, and our hope was dwindling. Our only other option was plan B. when we got to the second buoy it was lit up with mahi. We managed to put a few in the boat. Long day on the water searching but it payed off. Great job guys.
Leanne, Dianne, John and Anthony booked HighNoon today for a 3/4 day of fishing off the kona coast. Headed out of the harbor in search of some of kona’s infamous big game fish. One hour into the charter the long rigger comes down but doesn’t stick. With a little teasing of the fish the spearfish couldn’t resist and piled on. Dianne did a great job of angling the fish to the boat. Beautiful day on the water with lots of dolphins and whales. Great job guys!
Manny Gonzales from Oakland, California had a great day fishing in Kona this past Sunday, August 18. As they approached one of our FADs (Fish Aggregating Bouys) to catch live bait, a 200 lb. Blue Marlin slammed one of our lures and Manny did a great job of bringing this fish to the boat where it was released to fight another day. After catching a few skipjack tuna on light tackle, we live baited one of these tuna where it was inhaled by a 150 Bronze Whaler shark. Manny jumped back into the fighting chair and brought this fish along side the boat where it too was released. Crongratulations Manny…Great Day!!!