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High Noon Sport Fishing

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Kailua-Kona, HI, USA
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About High Noon Sport Fishing
HighNoon is one of Kona's top rated sport fishing boats and the perfect boat to fish the calm waters off Kona, Hawaii. Fish for Blue Marlin, Ahi, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo and other big game fish with Captain Dee Bradford/Captain Trevor Child. HighNoon has been in business 23 years and we have been consistently rated at one of the best sport fishing boats in Kona. Both experienced and novice anglers welcome. Families and children welcome.
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Buffalo Media Group wrote a review Mar 2021
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We booked High Noon Sportfishing Charters this past early March for a 3/4 day trip. That trip quickly turned into a grandiose adventure with plenty of action! We first landed a beautiful native spearfish and the icing on the cake ended up being a 446. lb. Pacific Blue Marlin, which was landed by my wife Chrissy. This was her first time sitting in the reel seat on a deep sea trip but she was determined. The guides were downright amazing in their coaching and instruction. There are really no words that can best describe the rush, excitement, and pure elatement that you get when you work tirelessly to land a fish of a lifetime. Now we have a lifelong memory to always look back on and cherish and we personally owe that to the expert guides at High Noon...period. The boat, gear, and lures were all top notch..worth noting. Thanks High Noon Sportfishing Charters, you guys were the most professional, knowledgeable, and gnarliest crews I have ever had the pleasure of sharing a boat with for a day. We very much appreciate your enthusiasm and dedication to your business. You all motivate and inspire me to become a better fisherman. You guys are the Best!
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Date of experience: March 2021
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msmith54836 wrote a review Mar 2021
Powell, Ohio6 contributions
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My husband and I took our two children (8 and 6) out on High Noon for a private charter. It was the best fishing experience we could have asked for. Within an hour, my husband was strapped into the fighting chair ready to reel in a blue marlin. As Judah was setting him up, we got a second bite with another blue marlin. I was not planning on partaking at all but they set me up to reel it in. We were able to successfully reel in both marlin! Captain Tamara and Judah were so helpful and knowledgable. After, while Judah was filleting the fish, we got to see a sea turtle and puffer fish. Made the kids' day! Had the best day! Highly recommend.
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Date of experience: March 2021
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lakeo2020 wrote a review Mar 2021
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We had a great trip with High Noon Charters. We arrived at the dock early and Capt. Dee was ready and away we went. Captain Dee gave us some options for the day unlike other companies we went and caught some bait and we where off fishing. The options we choose paid off we did a 3/4 day we caught 2 short billed spearfish. Thank you High Noon Charters.. I will be back!!! Joe Vergnetti
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Date of experience: February 2021
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Joseph M wrote a review Feb 2021
Kurtistown, Hawaii24 contributions10 helpful votes
Wasn’t the best day for fishing, but they still made it pleasurable. We did catch a nice Mahi Mahi which was a great thrill. I’ll be back again and again because these guys can fish and are fun to be with.
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Date of experience: February 2021
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Juli Martin wrote a review Feb 2021
Portland, Oregon5 contributions
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“Dinner and a show.” That’s how Captain Dee Bradford’s deck hand Judah, a savvy fisherman in his own right, described the hope for a successful fishing trip in Kona waters. That is exactly what my husband and I experienced. High Noon guide service just gave us the fishing experience of a lifetime. We are curious people and enthusiastic about fishing, so we leveled up and booked this private half-day charter rather than go on a shared boat. On our way to Marlin water, Captain Dee and Judah told us a little about their experience and some fish stories while they rigged, evaluated and planned the morning’s strategy. A couple hours in, they spotted a few boats circling a floating structure, a driftwood raft. Judah quickly pulled in the Marlin rigs and replaced them with tuna gear. Within a half an hour, we had two Yellow Fin on board. Although even more nearby boats swarmed the area after seeing our success, we saw no other fish caught. As we returned to trolling for Marlin, Judah cleaned our Tuna and prepared the freshest sashimi lunch imaginable from a fresh Tuna cutlet. A post-sashimi nap was not to be, however. As the we savored the last morsel, the drag from one of the reels began screaming under the weight of a Blue Marlin in the 300 pound range (according to Captain and Crew estimates – it turns out they are shockingly accurate). My husband was fortunate to see the fish hit the surface lure closest to the boat (the short corner, as we learned it is called). After several minutes of battle, the fish came unhooked. As noted fishing author John Gierach wrote, “nothing is as irretrievably lost as a fish.” It’s why they call it “fishing” and not “catching,” as anglers well know. Any disappointment from the first Blue Marlin encounter was soon erased as again a line tightened sharply and the drag engaged. Soon some 600 yards of line had been stripped from the reel. What ultimately proved to be a 474 pound Blue Marlin tail-walked, leapt, rolled, and flipped for several minutes. Forty-five minutes of rigorous reeling, and a lot of give-and-take later, we landed this beautiful fish. At (half) day’s end, we had gone 2 for 3 on Yellow Fin Tuna, and 1 for 2 on Blue Marlin. The “common” wisdom may be that winter is not a good season for Blue Marlin. You just keep thinking that, and I’ll just keep booking winter trips with Captain Dee and High Noon. Tips for fishing with High Noon: 1. High Noon is a fisherman’s boat, not a luxury cruise. Bare bones, nuts and bolts fishing, not pampering, is the order of the day. 2. Leave your literal and figurative tackle box on the dock. Maybe you’re like us and have fished for hundreds of species, from Florida to Alaska to Hawaii and all points between. Kona offers a unique fishery, one which requires a Captain with decades of experience. Please defer to the Captain and deck hand rather than imposing your ideas or tactics whether it’s choice of tackle, drag set, rigging, trolling speed or anything else…at least if you want to catch fish. 3. The boat trolls five lines. Blue Marlin like the two closest to the boat. Bite the bullet and book a private half-day or day with just one, or maybe two, other people to increase your odds of getting a fish.
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Date of experience: February 2021
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