Had Jeff and Brenda Fudge reserved HighNoon for a sunset charter. Fished for Marlin first half and ended second half with a nice Wahoo (Ono). Great trip with great people.
Gayle LaBrecque and her friends, son, Jaden Smith called HighNoon at the last minute to see if we might have an opening that very day. As luck would have it, I was at the boat when they called since I had taken the boat down for one day to redo lure, lines and general maintenance of the boat. I said, come on down…and down they came. A very late afternoon charter and they scored big with two huge Wahoo. Gayle did a great job bringing here 40 lb Wahoo to the the boat in about ten minutes. As a bonus, Gayle’s friend, Jennifer lives in Kona…and she will be eating very well the next few months as we cut both fish up for everyone.
Here is Gayle with her biggest fish…and smaller one is in the foreground. Aloha Gayle!
Dave Setniker and his two sons Eric and Scott along with family friend Dan booked HighNoon for 3 full days for Daves 60th birthday. They were in search for a big Blue Marlin. Not always as easy as we would like but managed to see two blues on the first day without being about to get a hook in either. We did manage to get some nice size yellowfin tuna and lost a spearfish on the troll. Day 2 we were hopeful again but did not get any shots at blue marlin, again a couple of 30lb tunas on light tackle which they had fun on but still wasn’t a marlin. No dice day 2. Day 3 we switched tactics and fished a couple of my favorite spots with nobody home. At around 8:15am our luck changed when the captain spotted a few birds and a few jumping mahi mahi. A few seconds later WHAM stinger rod goes off and we were on to mahi mahi. After that it was one after another, after the third one we saw the little piece of trash that was keeping the around. Fished it until the boys were ready to pursue marlin and hit the ledge in search again but was unsuccessful. Great 3 days with great guys and looking forward to fishing with them again. Aloha guys and Happy Birthday
Dave hope to see you guys again soon.
Had a great group of clients off Radiance of the Seas a Royal Caribbean cruise ship which stopped by Kona. We landed 3 Mahi Mahi and one Wahoo and everyone got a chance to get in the action to fight a fish. Greg Sirois from Maine, Josh Haras from Florida, Carolyn from Australia and Tim Paul from Maryland all landed there big game fish while on a half day charter in Kona. Here are some photos they took following the charter…