Doc and his wife Ganelle Roberts from South Carolina spend a few months each winter in Hawaii. They are long time friends and many time return clients. This time they brought along their neighbors on Kauai, two brothers, Tom and Bruce Armstrong along with their wives. We headed out into the deep blue looking for any kind of life.
About an hour into the trip we found a school of dolphins that really put on a good show. We then headed to one of our favorite areas and the long rigger popped out of the rigger. Captain Andrew raced to the long rigger rod and began trying to tease the fish back to the lure when the short rigger came flying out of the rigger and started taking line. At nearly the same time, the long rigger rod began screaming off line too. Two nice fish on!!
Bruce Armstrong jumped in the chair and started working at his fish while Doc Roberts kept tension on the other fish. After we landed Bruce’s fish, Tom Armstrong jumped in the chair and reeled his fish to the boat. After fifteen minutes of pure excitement we had two beautiful Spearfish in the boat. Thanks everyone for an amazing trip and we look forward to fishing with you all again in Kona, Hawaii.
Brad Kjemhus from Alberta, Canada has received his beautiful trophy of his Shortnose Spearfish. Thanks Brad can’t wait to see you and Shane again.
John, Erika and Mike O’neil joined High Noon for a half day charter. As we left the harbor we put our favorite winter time lures in the water. Not even a half hour into the trip the long tigger snapped out of the rigger and started taking line. Erika slid right in to the fighting chair and muscled a beautiful short nose spearfish to the boat like a pro. Other than some whales and dolphins we didn’t have any other action. Another great day on the beautiful waters of Kona. Thanks O’neil family. We look forward to seeing you again.
The Lang family from Canada booked High Noon for a full day fishing trip. We started out the day catching bait. With Madison’s help we quickly caught a few for the live tubes. We then set out trolling to a buoy to see if anyone was home. Unfortunately we didn’t have any takers. Minutes later we had the lures back in the water in search for a hungry fish. We had something come up on our stinger and completely miss the lure. Typically when they miss we can get them back up, but not this time. Later on we were nearing the end of our trip and we noticed two boats near each other, and as we got closer we noticed there was a net floating in the water. We quickly brought in the lures and tossed that live bait fish we attempted to use earlier. Within minutes we were hooked up to a huge bull Mahi Mahi on our standup light tackle rod. Jason took control of the rod and carefully got the 34 pound Mahi Mahi to the back of the boat for a clean gaff job. Thanks again everyone for not giving up on us. It always happens when you least expect it. Enjoy those fish tacos, and don’t forget to send us a photo of that beautiful trophy on your wall.
David and his wife Joan have been fishing with us steady for a few years now. They come a few times a year and love to get out on the water with family and friends. This particular trip they brought along Joan’s sister, Carol. It was her turn to get in the chair and reel in her first Kona pelagic fish. We had a good moonset and tide change all fairly close to each other and planned to use it in our favor, and boy did it work. Not five minutes before the moonset we had our stinger line come down but gosh didn’t stick. With a little teasing by the crew, we had the fished hooked and Carol strapped to her first Kona fish. She did a great job reeling in one of the rarest billfish in the world (short nosed spearfish). Common to Kona but no where else. After getting fish secure we set back up and began our hunt again. Not more than 30 minutes later, our same lure on the same position came down again and we were ON. This time David got in the chair and fought a 25 pound tuna to the boat in no time. With spirit high and plenty of fish for the grill we worked our way back toward the harbor. The captain decided to make a few more passes in a sometimes very productive area and before we knew it we were hooked again. A 30lb cow mahi came in hot on our short rigger but only knocked it down. She quickly showed up on the stinger but missed again. Third times and charm and the fish made sure of it. Carol jumped in the chair again and made quick work of the fish. All around wonderful people and great day on the water. Good job team. See you guys in March.