Biggest fish in Kona Hawaii so far for 2020

High Noon with the Largest Marlin so far for 2020

What a fantastic start to 2020 for us at High Noon here in Kailua Kona!

We currently have the largest blue marlin weighed so far for 2020 and we are only 10 days into the New Year! Will you be the next person to get a shot at your dream fish???

The weather is still absolutely beautiful here on the Kona coast as it usually for 365 days a year allowing us to access our beautiful calm waters.

The Ahi tuna have started to show up and team High Noon is excited to get out and start using our green stick… stay tuned for more info on that!

These next few months coming up are typically our “Big Fish” months… reports of big fish are coming in on a daily basis and as you can see its true!

For your chance to get your shot at a fish of a lifetime be sure  and book soon! We are booking fast and only have limited days available!

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Winter Blues and Stripes

Winter Blues and Stripe Marlin

Wow! the team on board has been flat out the last 2 months on board High Noon with our winter fishing season…

The water has cooled down but the bite is HOT!!!!

The blues are moving thru our calm beautiful waters of Kona and the stripes have come in we are getting single, double and triple bites so there is plenty of action!

As we are in the winter months we do have days that can be a bit slow as the swells move thru the Island chains but we still are managing a bite if not more a day.

While the rest of the world faces cold grey winter days here in Kona the tradewinds keep the island cool at 77′ to 82′ degrees!

Be sure to get your days booked quick as we have very few days left for the year!!!

Come catch your dream fish with us!

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Oct 7 2019 Fishing Report from High Noon

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High Noon fishing report

Summer is over but not the bite here in Kona!

As fall unfolds the weather and fishing conditions here in Kona continue to fire up!

This past week both Blue Marlin and Mahi Mahi have shown up in good numbers.

The number of visitors has slowed down a bit last week but we are already almost completely booked for the end of October! The currents have been holding steady and the water has cooled down bit making for Ideal fishing conditions! Most boats are averaging 2-3 bites a day!

We have been doing a lot f live baiting on our 3/4 and full day charters and catching mahi’s on lighter tackle then going out to fish for marlin on heavier gear during the tide change!

Be sure to contact us if you’d like your shot at catching a fish!

Kona Marlin Lure Fishing Techniques

Kona Hawaii Blue Marlin Fishing Techniques

Blue Marlin are the most sought after big game fish in the world. Their explosive strikes, incredible aerial acrobatics and awesome strength are a great test of an angler and their skills. There are two main ways to catch Blue Marlin in Kona. One method is trolling lures (this technique developed in Hawaii). It is the most popular and the most productive way to Blue Marlin fish. I will start with this technique.

Trolling lures requires two main skill sets. One is to set out the proper lures. The second is to go the proper speed with a lure spread that give the lures action without having them flying out of the water. These lures imitate bait fish going through the water which entices the strikes. Blue Marlin are opportunistic feeders. By that, I mean the feed on a wide variety of fish. While their main diet consists of skipjack tuna, they will also feed on most every other fish they can catch and swallow.

I have seen Blue Marlin attacking and eating 40 lb Spearfish, 30 lb yellowfin tuna, skipjack tuna, mahi mahi, wahoo and and 6 inch flying fish. Therefore, we want to run a variety of lures with different actions to maximize our fishing efforts. Kona charter boats generally run five rods and reels while trolling. This means that five lures are in the water at all times. They are designated as short corner, long corner, short rigger, long rigger and stinger.

Here are a variety of lures:

The number one question I get is “aren’t we going too fast”? Let’s get that question out of the way very quickly. No, we are not going too fast. Specifically, we troll at about 8.2 mph, or 8 knots. Blue Marlin have been clocked at 70 mph, so no, we aren’t going too fast. A few boats will even put out two lures while running at 20 knots going to a specific area. Listen, having a Blue Marlin slam a lure while going 20 mph is like hooking a Mac truck going the other direction. It is spectacular.

The closest lure to the boat is one the short corner. One of the most frequent questions I get asked is “isn’t that lure too close to the boat”. No it is NOT! Generally the biggest lure is run closest to the boat because it causes more commotion and is easily visible to the marlin. Many experienced Captains think the biggest attractor of the marlin is the noise and white water of the boat going through the water. One illustration. I personally was bringing in a lure to the boat, grabbed the leader to take the lure out of the water, only to have a Blue grab the lure 3 feet from the boat and rip the leader right out of my hand. Generally the short corner lure is run on the second or third wake on the boat.

Here is a typical short corner lure. It is about 14 inches long

The long corner lure is on the opposite side of the boat on the 3rd or 4th wake. It probably is the most productive in terms of numbers of hits. The short rigger is on the 5th wake, the long rigger on the 6th wake and the stinger on the 7 or 8 wake. The smaller lures are generally run on the long rigger and stinger while the bigger lures are on the short corner, long corner and short rigger.

Here are typical lures run on the long rigger or stinger rods


Most lures are locally made here in Hawaii by some of the finest lure makers in the world. We take these lures, put skirts or vinyl on them and rig up a hook. So, the lure itself consists of the lure, skirts and hook or hooks.