The Whitley family from Seattle decided to try their luck on a half day charter with High Noon Sportfishing. The fisher person in the family was 13 year old Isabella. The Bue Marlin fishing has been slower the past few days, so we decided to try for Wahoo (called Ono in Hawaii). No luck on a few passes on the point near the harbor, so we went outside and tried for Marlin and Ahi. Again, no luck.
We then went inside again at an area called Red Roofs, and this time we had a double Wahoo strike. Isabella jumped into the fighting chair and did a professional job reeling in this nice Wahoo. Isabella landed hers with no problem,making sure that the rest of her family, Ben,Max and Tina Whitley, all got to eat some fresh fish for their last dinner on the Big Island of Hawaii. Congratulations to Isabella and we hope to see you again on your next visit to Hawaii.
Lisa Payne always seems to have good luck in Kona, which is why we were excited to be fishing the Fire Cracker Open fishing tournament with her and her family over the 4th of July. As the first day of the tournament was winding down, we hooked up this nice Blue Marlin. Brian Davison did a great job as always bringing this Blue Marlin to the boat where it was tagged and released to fight another day. That put us in 5th place out of 61 boats. Here is the marlin release:
Also, here is Lisa Payne’s beautiful Blue Marlin mount from a few years ago:
Jim Adams from Oakland, California was looking for a Blue Marlin when this nice Ahi tuna hit the stinger lure. Jim jumped into the fighting chair and landed this very nice 134 lb yellowfin tuna. Jim is a long time client and next time we’ll get that Blue!
Jerry Smith from Florida, a long time High Noon customer, has booked High Noon for two days this week. Jerry is a lucky guy……every time he has fished with us, he catches a marlin. That is a lot of luck….and every time we take Jerry out, we wonder if the streak is going to continue.
This time we live baited on the ledge at the tide change, and lo and behold, another Blue Marlin hookup for Jerry. Here is the fish just before release:
Congratulations to Jerry….glad the pressure is off for this year, lol. See you next year!
Bubba and Betty Breaden and Joey and Rita Collins from Georgia fished two days on High Noon this week. The first day they landed a huge 182 lb Ahi (yellowfin tuna) and a Wahoo. Today they wanted a Blue Marlin.
Our crew Stu is a gourmet chef and he surprised our Georgia couples with some great sashimi and sushi from their 182 lb tuna from their prior charter. Here are a few of the dishes Stu served up:
However, great food or not, today was marlin day and it was full of action. I think we had a total of 7 Blue Marlin throughout the day attacking our lures. However, they were playing hard to get and nothing was sticking. Finally the stinger lure came crashing down and Rita Collins got into the fighting chair and did a wonderful job of bringing a beautiful 200 lb Blue Marlin along side the boat where it was released to fight another day. Congrats to Rita and her cohorts from Georgia.