Howzit, last two trips chasing ahi's ending up with goose eggs. Launched out of waianae at 800 with my brother Loren and daughter Paris (lucky charm) the water was really nice. Dropped lures just before S buoy and made a pass, no luck. Then about five minutes later the outrigger pops nada......10 seconds later the same pole doubles over and line rips out of the 130 with 24 lbs. drag. After taking 2/3 of the spool we get to work and get the fish to the boat in 45 minutes but she no like give up yet and circles us at leader. Finally, after 4-5 rotations the fish shows no signs of giving up, we let out some line and bump the drag up to 35 lbs. and tow the monster around for around 5-10 minutes. Now she's ready and comes in nicely and gets a 38 special love tap.....game over! We tried to get her weighed at the harbor and after waiting 15 minutes while he's on the phone the guy gives us the "sorry my father no stay" cause the scales are not owned by the state???????
Later, at home she weighed in at 440 lbs.