Capt Dee Bradford (owner/operator)
Captain Dee Bradford Capt. Dee began fishing in Kona during the 80’s and hasn’t stopped since. Featured in such media as the prestigious Marlin Magazine and Deep Sea Fishing Network, Captain Bradford started his commercial charter business in 1993 and since then has built HighNoon into one of the most successful charter businesses in Kona. He enjoys showing his anglers the nuances of Kona fishing….ie, describing the underwater terrain, the ledges and bouys where smaller fish congregate, demonstrating the fish finders and chart plotters which help immensely in finding fish. Captain Bradford has three 900 lb plus Blue Marlin to his credit. He is open to having his clients help clear lines on a big fish and helping with the catch. On HighNoon, you are not just a spectator but an integral part of the fishing experience.
“Kona Sport Fishing is something special and we will do everything possible to ensure that your Kona fishing charter is the highlight of your trip to the Big Island of Hawaii.”
Capt Mike DeRego was born fishing in Hawaii. Capt Mike’s dad began fishing in Hawaii 50 years ago. Capt Mike is a graduate of the University of Hawaii with a degree in Marketing. He has held a Master 100 ton Captain’s license for over 40 years. He owns and manages the Maggie Joe and Sundowner vessels. Captain Mike has multiple tournament wins to his credit. He also serves as the race safety coordinator for the annual Molokai to Oahu both Women’s and Men’s outrigger canoe races.
Capt Kevin Hiney is a licensed Master 100 ton Captain as well as a father to two boys. He has been fishing in Hawaii since 1993. He manages and operates Kuuipo, a custom 38 foot Sport Fisher. Capt Kevin is an expert light tackle enthusiast and is famous within the Kona fishing community for his expertise in light tackle fishing.
Licenses and Certificates
- 100 Ton Masters License
- Commercial Vessel Operator Permit
- U.S. Merchant Mariner’s Document
- FCC Radio Operator’s Permit