Went out on the rental boat this past saturday for a quick trip with an old friend and his family. Boat was pretty nice, a 115 yamaha 4 stroke on a 21' cc, w/ a sounder that goes to 600' and an old school handheld gps. We were able to run four lines without any tangles. I would have liked to have outriggers and a chartplotter, but other than that I was very happy with the boat. I flew in at 830 and we didn't get underway till 930, so I opted to fish the grounds instead of making the run to C or UU. Got up there and worked in and out of some large aku schools, mostly little rats that wouldn't bite, but they were everywhere. Started heading south around noon and took a triple strike right off NELHA. Boated two nice shibi around 15-20lbs. Biggest shibi I've caught in a while (especially in the blind), I was almost as stoked as the newbs who had never experienced a blind strike before, especially not a triple strike. That was about it, but we didn't fare too poorly, as I heard a lot of 0-0-0's being called in on tourney channel 68 all day. Many mahalos to all the Kona guys- Bombs, Capt. Jeff, and especially Hirize and Capt. Jim for the invite to fish on their vessels. Kona is awesome, you can yell at somebody on shore from the ono ledge in some spots, and the water is flat and very feeeshy looking. I will be back shortly for a more extended trip. Midway out.