Christian and his family traveled all the way from Denmark for a nice vacation in hawaii. They figured they would test their luck in a little sportfishing of the kona coast. Thy booked HighNoon for a 3/4 in hopes of catching anything worth bragging about. With a tournament going on and lots of boats out we hoped for the best. Radio for the tournament sounded pretty slow but we remained hopeful. In the last hour of the charter and big 50lb spearfish came up on the stinger for a look. He took a quick shot at it but did not stick. After some teasing from the crew, we were hooked and engaged in battle. Great job angling by Christians father, had the fish to the boat in no time. He was so happy he even had a mount ordered and it eager for it to arrive to his Denmark home. Good job guys!
Bob and his wife, along with their friend book HighNoon for a half day in hopes for something for the BBQ. Buoy fishing has slowed down a bit but we figured we would give it a shot in hopes for a dinner Mahi or Tuna. Check two of our buoys with absolutely nobody home. Being a pretty quick trip it was time to head home. The crew put out a few smaller lures to try hook a dinner fish on the way home. It was nearly the end of the trip when a blue marlin came into the spread all over our stinger. As the crew teased the fish and made a few great moves, we were on and engaged in battle. With some great angling by 70yr old bob, we had the fish to the boat in about 10 minutes. Great day with great company. We will see them again next year. Aloha to the Leonard Ohana.
Josiah Kalima a local boy and good high school friend is taking the plunge next weekend. So a few of his close friends booked High Noon for a half day charter. We headed out of the harbor in hopes to find any kind of action. We trolled out to a buoy which most times is almost a guarantee to catch small tuna. When we showed up we put out the smaller tackle but the buoy seemed to be completely dead. After a few passes we put back out the big boys. We decided on staying out a little longer and turning the half day into a three quarter. Luckily we scored by hooking a 180 pound Blue Marlin. Josiah jumped in the chair and began the battle of his life. After landing the fish we trolled back to the harbor so that they could surprise Josiah by taking him to the airport to finish their bachelor party on Oahu. Thanks boys and congratulations Josiah and Jessica. See you guys around.
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.
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.