Had a great time in Mechanicsburg, Pa at the Joe Huston Memorial Golf tournament at the Rich Valley Golf course. Sponsored by the Make a Wish foundation and Tee off against Cancer foundation. 17 years ago, Joe Huston caught a beautiful Blue Marlin on High Noon while on a Make a Wish trip to Hawaii. It was a wonderful experience for Joe and his entire family. This week, Pam and I traveled to PA to share with his family, Ken Huston and his daughter Amy, the celebration of Joe’s life and contribute to the golf tournament. A deeply moving experience. Thanks for inexperience! Thank you for inviting us!
Chris Coon and his wife from New Mexico came fishing with us on a full day adventure. We began our morning a little different today bu starting off the day with catching a few live baits in case we found some tuna or Mahi Mahi. . Bait is always very finicky but this morning we caught our quota very quickly and made our way off shore.
Not very long into the morning, we took our first strike on a lure and it was from an angry Marlin! Chris jumped in the chair to begin his battle. The fish put up a big show with lots of jumps and big runs. After about 12 min Chris finally got his fish to the boat and we were able to tag it and send the fish on its way!
We continued to head south in hopes to find a school of tuna. When we arrived to our area we wanted to try our live bait with some Ahi tuna. We decided to give it a try and sure enough we get hooked up! We were using very light tackle for our tuna bite but this bite was not from a tuna… The fish came up jumping and it was another Marlin!!! After an intense 30 minute fight on light tackle gear we were finally able to get the fish on leader and we were able to release it! An incredible trip for our guests from NM. Two Blue Marlin and one of those on light tackle. Congratulations to Chris!!!!
Shawn Baker and his wife Kim came fishing with us on a 6 hr trip. They have fished in Kona in the past and have had little luck on their previous boats, but that hasn’t stopped them from coming! We spoke in the morning and they just said they are happy to be on the ocean and have a chance at catching a marlin. And that’s exactly what we did! We headed out in search of the big one!
2 hrs into the trip we take a massive bite from a 325 lb blue marlin on the short corner lure which is the closest lure to the boat! Kim was up first and jumped into the chair right away. The fish put on a show with many non-stop jumps! Kim did an excellent job fighting her fish, always staying right on the line, and never giving up. It took her a swift 16 min to land her fish which we were able to tag and release!
Exactly 2hrs after that we take another strike and this time it was from a large tuna! Shawn was up to bat, so he began his battle. After fighting his fish for 10 min the tuna decided to go another 200 yard run! Shawn was able to gain all his line back after a grueling 20 min fight we successfully landed his 130lb Ahi!
On the way home we had a striped marlin rip a. Inch of line of before coming off. Over all we had a ton of action and both Kim and Shawn were finally able to get the big fish they have been coming to Kona for! Congratulations on a great day!
Luke Previte and his wife were here on their honey moon and wanted to come out for an afternoon half day trip. In the mornings first trip we were unable the land a fish. We ended up loosing a big tuna.
We headed back out to find a lot of bird life and we were marking much more fish. We were able to land a 25 lb Mahi! It had many jumps and head shakes trying to throw the hook but he had no chance because he had swallowed both the hooks! We kept fishing for a marlin but had no luck finding one but it was a successful day and the happy couple took home some fresh fish to eat!
Matt Seward and his family came along with us on a 6 hr fishing trip. Matt came to Kona in hopes of finding himself a dream fish the Blue Marlin! After a great day, yesterday we were anxious to see what today would bring.
Most of the morning was very slow for us and for the rest of the fleet but I guess that how it goes sometimes. We heard of a few fish. but not many. But we were hopeful that a tide change might change the bit. Plus we were confident in the area we were working. About an hour before having to head in to the harbor the closest lure to the boat (short corner lure) goes off in a ball of white wash!! The marlin instantly started jumping and doing back flips! It put on an incredible show for us. The fish was so crazy in jumped into two different lines trying to get tangled up. No big deal Matt did an great job angling and staying very tight to his fish while we cleared the rest of the lines.
Matt brought his fish boat side within only 5 minutes or so. When we had it on leader is when it started goes nuts and jumping everywhere!! After the fish settled down we were able to get the hooks out and send the fish in its way.. Fish is estimated at 130 lbs. Matt took this opportunity to put his trophy on his wall! Congrats Matt from High Noon!