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Boat and Fishing Tackle

 Fishing Tackle


HighNoon has a full complement of custom fishing tackle from stand up 30 and 50 lb class rods/reels up to 130 lb class fishing equipment. We enjoy matching our fishing equipment to the size of the fish. For instance, in the early spring, I run two 30 lb outfits with smaller lures for the smaller billfish such as Spearfish and Striped Marlin. What a thrill it is to land a great fish like that on light tackle!

tackleCatching a 40 lb Wahoo on a full 130 lb class outfit isn’t much fun. It is much more exciting to catch that fish with the proper size tackle. Most boats just put out their 130s and troll for whatever hits at the time. I try whenever possible to match the fishing equipment to the fish.

Our Kona fishing tackle consists of two custom 30 weight rods with Shimano Tiagra Gold 30 reels. I also have two custom 50 weight outfights using Penn International reels. For the giant Blue Marlin, HighNoon has both 80 and 130 lb class outfits. All my rods are custom made and I use only gold Shimano and Penn international fishing reels. This wide range of fishing equipment provides you, the angler with fun fishing no matter what the size of the fish. Thus, for the smaller gamefish such as Wahoo, Mahi Mahi and the smaller Billfish, I can use stand the smaller standup outfits. For giant Blue Marlin and Yellowfin tuna, the 130 lb class outfits and fighting chair are used.


One of the best features of our Blackfin is the large comfortable flybridge which provides elevated and cushioned seating for up to 6 adults. This flybridge is the perfect spot for you and your guests to view ocean life and the Kona Coast scenery while trolling for that giant Blue Marlin and other big game fish like striped marlin,Spearfish, Wahoo and Mahi Mahi.     

HighNoon has the latest in marine electronics including autopilot, GPS Chartplotter, Radar, Depth Recorder/Fishfinder, VHF radios and cellular telephone.

Inside the cabin, we have a table with cushioned seating, sink, microwave and cold storage. Also, we have a fully enclosed head with toilet, mirror, sink and facet, and fresh water.

  • 34 Foot Blackfin Sportfisher perfect for fishing the waters off the Kona Coast of Hawai Large, comfortable, shaded flying bridge.
  • Custom Fighting Chair, , Penn Int’l and Shimano Tiagra 2 speed reels.
  • Full tackle including 50, 80, 130 tournament ready reels.
  • Fully enclosed head (restroom)
  • Latest electronics including Global Positioning System, fishfinder, AutoPilot and plotter.
  • Tournament charters available.
  • Largest fish to date = 967 lb. Pacific Blue Marlin
  • Consistent success rate year after year