Right on Matt, that's awesome. I'm still waiting to crew for someone and help land my first yellow guy for the year. I think that was Captain...
Mark, blood in the box is always a winner. Good going on a slow day at least not white wash
Yeah heard the bite was good on Thursday and Friday. I went out with a friend the day after your trip, was slow. We picked up an ono and had one...
Mark, good luck in the tournament. Your boat looks like a tank and should do well out there. Looking forward to your report
Russ, good going on the pair of onos. Passed through the harbor parking lot Saturday and it was packed
No better way to start the long weekend, nice catch for sure
Breaking in the motor with a tow in. Good karma coming back to you
Mark, awesome looking boat. Looking forward to many catching reports
Nick thanks for keeping us posted. Always cool to see boats coming in with fish
Don and crew, keep em coming
Russ and Jonah, way to overcome all the obstacles and get a nice ahi. Technology is great but can't beat your experience in old school navigation
Pat and crew, glad you got that yellow guy aboard. Did you switch back to the old swivel style on the last trip?
The quality of the meat is a reflection of the care taken after the catch. What happen to Turbo, he like grind too. Oh yeah fry the skin
Good way to keep Jordan busy while he's here.
Robert and crew, bummers on the ono but already having that donkey in the box probably made it a little easier to accept. Regardless, sounds like...
Nice team work on the double hookup. Glad you were able to land both,
Would love to see some before pics
Don, way to get the boys some action. Can't beat fishing for a party and being successful.
Fred and crew, although not the targeted species still a great catch. Perfect size marlin to smoke or eat sashimi
Pat and crew, too bad on the rubber hooks but we know you likey some ono. If anyone has been aboard the Kai Nana, they can vouch that Pat does put...
Nice! Good thing you had your block and tackle set up aboard
Mark, tough battle to get that donkey aboard single handed. Looking forward to the before and after, smoked, pics. No scared run the KC lure solo...
Perfect timing, let the slaying begin
I saw a homemade gaff on my friends boat but was shame to ask how he made em. Now i don't need to ask. Lol.
Great report and awesome pictures
That's F'n awesome. I'm no veteran but thanks for your service and looking forward to your report
Pat and crews, awesome work bringing home dinner 2 days in a row. Made my usual lunch break pass through the harbor Saturday. Saw you guys in...
Russ and crew, glad your long journey was rewarded. I drove through the harbor yesterday and looked like ahi shootout
Thanks Mark, good info. Hopefully your new boat is here
Nice late birthday present for your grandpa. Looking forward to many more similar videos this season
Chuck, good call heading in early and taking care of yourself. Always can fish another day. Perfect size marlin right there
Awesome video with some great tips. Did you repower? Thought had outboard.
Mark, nice solo ono. At least you thought about safety just in case things went bad.
Nick, another great vide. Especially like the smoker part. Even Turbo wanted to grind.
Matt and crew, good going on getting your game squared away. Nice catch for sure.
Randy, at least not bolo head. Passed through Waianae harbor on Saturday and only saw one truck/trailer in the lot
Don and Fred, way to keep the streak alive.
I understand and respect your view on releasing marlin, not here to argue that. Obviously he was just sharing what could happen even to an...
John and the Sea Bum gang, awesome catch. Glad you were able to pull that donkey up from the depths. Great report and pics.
Close call on that one. Another great report and video. Looking forward to the next
Nice solo run, hard work but definitely fun
Captain Jeff, thanks for taking the time to write a very informative post. Always a great read
Pat & crew, way to capitalize with what you had but yes i imagine it could have been epic. Still a great day and catch with a nintendo bonus
No can help on the proportions but you did a great job of designing and building it,looks good
Good going on your Easter ahi. Glad you were rewarded for braving the conditions
Pat explained it well, but here's a picture of one that I'm trying to buy for my project [ATTACH]
Matt and crew, good going on the mahis. Bummers losing a lure and the donkey but it happens, you'll get em next time. Bang stick works great on...
Nice football and another great video
Sweet. What power?
We just use tonneau covers here. Time for us to upgrade and keep up with this genius
Pat and Mike, no easy task in those windy conditions. Awesome work getting her decks bloody.
Nice, can't ask for a better first solo trip
Keep em coming. Nice lures
Hoping a quick recovery for you to get back to slaying some fish
Sounds like a couple of successful trips to me. Good going on your generosity
Bad angle but trust me, that donkey was huge.
Hey Pat, was a blast out there although the bean bag got the best of me. I know you easily manage Kai Nana's deck but thanks for letting me tag along.
Nick, still an awesome video. Can tell you guys had a blast, that's what fishing is all about
Hey Pat, been busy with work the past few months so haven't worked on the boat. Stripping it down to the hull so it's going to be a while till...
Steve, most of us wish our full days were half as good as your half days. Way to load em up
Pat and Conor, making Kai Nana happy again and giving all of us the fever. Good job on the yellow guy, the donkey would have been a nice bonus but...
John, Chris and crew, awesome work on a nice haul of fish. Got some fatties in there.
Nice fish, perfect size to eat. Thanks for sharing what worked
Nice! Perfect timing, looking forward to your catching reports
Looks awesome. Fill us in with some details when ready
Captain Jeff, may the reports improve as the season continues. Always a great read and looking forward to the next one
If you need any grunt work done in the evenings while dry docked just let me know. I remember you offered to drive a boat to the Phoenician for me...
I bet it rides as good as it looks. Awesome boat and good camera skills to capture her features
Either way, awesome catch and video. Good job planing her up. I've seen a couple granders in person and this one definitely looks the part
Awesome work, especially like the extension off the transom
Perfect timing. Way to beat the weather and get some fish before the winds really start howling
Started building a mold for a cabin. Was thinking about arching the roof also. I don't need to match any existing lines so should be a little...
U got any pics of your setup or is yours just the factory glasspro cabin? Well gas fumes inside a cabin, even with ventilation, is always a...
He had a nice boat ride. No love for him that day
I'm no expert but just wondering how big of a gas tank you are planning to install? How big is the current tank? How does your boat sit in the...
Thanks for the report. Glad you were able to make it out anyway, sounds like a good day on the water. Get em next time. A friend of mine was also...
Not only is it nice but if you're fishing on the 32' blackfin out of Waianae then you are in the right hands
Capt Jeff, thanks for another great report. Glad to hear business as well as the bite has increased, hopefully that trend continues
Russ, way to go braving the swells and being rewarded with some good eating fish
At least you know that you are running the right stuff, hope they stick for you next trip
The Sea Bum gang strikes again. Nice teamwork on the triple blues
John and Josh, nice job getting the fish on board. Seems your dink rigs are working well and getting better results the more you fish them.
Pat and Conor, that's one hell of a fight. Better luck next trip and thanks for the report
Don't know anyone with a sea swirl but wouldn't worry about it being labeled a "kook" boat. As long as it gets you on the water and suits your...
Pat, was nice meeting you at the harbor that day . Bummers on the blue and JSI but those akus looked good. Overall, not a bad way to start the...
Lots of action, good weather and a nice haul of mahis. Awesome day for sure
Epic catch, especially for a half day charter. And yes they live up to their name. What day were you out?
Some monster nintendos. Good going on the 3 solo naragis, hopefully that helped heal all your eye poking. Went with Spens the 30th and also got...
Don, Jordan and crew way to end the year. Actually still get time so maybe sneak in another trip before the 1st.
Always great to see a boat given a second life but you just need to find someone who desires that particular boat. Hopefully can be used for parts...
Looking good! Can't wait for more updates as she moves along. I totally agree with building a boat to what suits your fishing style and environment
Mark, good going on the early xmas present. Hopefully more to come.
Beautiful boat! Very innovative, that hinged cabin wall is going to set a trend, although it looks like no easy feat to accomplish.
Unfortunately I don't have any fishing recommendations. The north shore usually has some big swells rolling in this time of year. U may already...
Damn that's a crusty starter. Good luck with your build, looking forward to more progress reports as you move forward
Capt. Jeff, another great report. Getting two back to back 100+ kahalas is awesome, some people dream of catching just one in a lifetime but i...
Kris and pops, bummer on the lost lure but at least you got that marlin. Those smaller size ones can be aerobatic but yeah he must've been going...
Alex and Nicole, awesome job on the C&R. That marlin was just as thankful as you were.
I would pull her off the trailer and put it up on blocks. You could even lower it to make it easier to get in and out of. That's what i did and it...
Awesome weekend considering the conditions. Great job
×2 onaga. Can't beat the deep 7 but still jealous of either one
Good eye Pat, not surprised
Another great catch and awesome video too. Was that in the blind or porpoise?
Capt Jeff, hopefully the tourism picks up as well as the bottom bite. Thanks for the report
With your track record and humbleness, I'm sure he was easily 2. This mahi doesn't have a cool costume like the one before him but i guess you...
Saw your post on CL here in Hawaii. Hopefully you can hold on to her. Good luck
Read your thread last year and it's good to see you continue on. We all know life gets in the way but as long as you don't give up. Motivates me...
Every once in a while gotta let one go, maybe it'll become a grander someday. How big do you estimate that blue? At least you still had some fish...
Pat, always a great and suspense filled report. Action packed day for sure, although we always hope to bring them all onboard. I like your...
Awesome action packed video. Look forward to more
Yes, awesome to see our forces out there in action. No easy feat but they constantly train to make situations like this effortless. Hopefully the...
Good going on the donkey and footballs. Great eating right there
Another great report Capt. Jeff. Bummers on the slow charters but hopefully the better than norm fishing helped to offset that in one way or...
Not the results I like to hear but always look forward to your posts. Bummers on the rubber hooks but you'll get em next time, I'm sure. Solo on...
Saw the Yeti Hopper two on sale for a fairly good price and was contemplating buying one. Looked online and there were more bad reviews, besides...
Massive payouts to both, guess you never know what's going to win a tournament. I remember when ahi fever was a 2 day tourney. I knew someone who...
Most times "small" jobs take more work and attention to detail than bigger ones. Nice work
Pat and Eric, congrats on a first for each of you guys. Hope does well at the block. Love the nose/tail pic. Lol
John, sounds like a successful trip despite the lack of fish you were hoping for. At least not a white wash and you were able to get back in under...
Not sure if I'm right on this but it's something to look into, i believe bottom paint has a bit more drag because it's not as smooth. So probably...
You guys sure know how to get it done
Truman & Mrs T, awesome work to get a nice yellowfin in the boat. Great story
John and crew, another great trip across the channel. Nice bonus on the kamanu. Block prices may not have been the greatest for you but your...
Too bad on the tax man but always a good day to see friends and get out on the water. Get em next time
Pat, nice solo ahi. If i read correctly, especially in those conditions. It takes a trained eye to find that needle in the haystack, i know you...
Bummers on the lost lure but nice bull mahi to finish with
Capt Jeff, always a great read. Looking forward to the next catching report
Let the slaying begin. Good luck on your maiden voyage
Pat, how was the Waianae Boat harbor? Hoping all were spared there and through out the island.
Wow! Dirty fakas! Hopefully the thieves try to sell some stuff to the wrong person and get their asses beat
Hey Mark, guessing you did ok on the windward side. Hope all is well
×2 what Bob said about the bartender. Nice rocket launcher and awesome boat. I'll keep an eye out on craigslist, might be scammers.
Nice battle scars, good to know it's working
How's things looking on the Waianae coast? I got my boat on blocks and hopefully it'll still be that way when I return. I'm expecting to possibly...
Awesome job on the tow in, some good quality fish too.
Pat and crew, the ahi season never ends on the Kai Nana. Keep the streak going!
Alex and crew, the smiles on their faces says it all. Awesome trip
John and Dave, good amount of onos on board. Long day on the water but well worth it
Mark & Kelli, no rush. I am away from home working. I do have an ahi collar vacuum sealed in my freezer and after seeing your pics, i am dying to...
Mark that looks like an awesome meal. How did you season the collar? Disregard if it's a secret recipe
That fish is a butter ball, looks like a fatty, oily fish. For sure good grinds. Got any pics of it on the dinner table?
Yes i was contemplating redoing the prop pocket as it seemed a bit too small. But i was over thinking it and i think it looks sufficient. It might...
Another awesome catch and gotta love those early days
I would have never considered that. Thanks for your words of wisdom
Mark and Kelli, a day on the water is always better than work! But an ahi on deck is much better. Congrats on the 1st, now call out again and go...
I like your perspective, something i haven't thought in depth about. The boat does have a small prop tunnel put in by one of the previous owners....
With my limited knowledge, all info that you guys chime in with helps a great deal. I got quite a bit of work until I get to that part but it...
John, nice short and productive solo run. Can't beat having a slip for times like that
Capt Pat and crews, always impressed but never surprised at what comes over the rail, or through the door, on the Kai Nana. As usual, great team...
Russ and Jonah, good going on the fish. Heard Waianae been good lately and glad your journey out west was well rewarded
Epic summer for sure, his college friends will be so jealous
Awesome video of the bite. Always amazes me to see the big ones jumping, gets the heart racing
Awesome trip minus the sickness but I'm sure those fish made it worth it for your Lilikoi
Looks like left was the right way to go. Another nice fish for you guys
Don and Jordan, perfect way to start the trip. Smiles all the way
Awesome work on the ahi and footballs. Good eating buggas for sure
Captain Jeff, another great report and may your dry dock maintenance go smooth and swiftly.
Nice, at least you gave it 100%. Can't help when that happens
Pat and Mike, way to get back in it. Great pics and good to see you in there, was gonna say something about that on the last report. Can't wait to...
Good going on the mahis, nothing wrong with that! Did you try to tease the marlin back?
Right on! Good of you to take your friend out, ultimate bday present. Bummers on losing the fish but sure must've been exciting with that donkey...
Mark and crew?, way to tough it out and get a nice fish in the boat. Yeah that guy really busted up that lure. Go get em next trip
Nice, action packed fishing trips
Chuck and crew bummers on the lost fish but lots of action. Seems more marlin are arriving, my friend was in the tournament and lost some long...
Way to load em up
Don and crew, way to go on back to back trips. Keep em coming over the rail!
Thanks mrkrabs. That dog costume made my day!!
Thanks Pat. Yeah we got lucky, the 2nd was a nicer size. Was hoping to read one of your typical catching reports.
Yes was a little bumpy out there but not bad. I actually hate fishing flat water and prefer the rougher water. Yes I feel blessed to get out there...
So I'm in the long process of building a boat so I can't fish whenever I want. I was lucky enough to meet Captain Spens of the Ohana H about a...
Kyle, good going on the ono. Talked to some guys at Waianae boat harbor and even though some did great, others white washed. Any pics of the grander?
John and crew, nice way to end your dad's trip. Glad to see fish on deck again
Seems your planning and preparation came together perfectly. Congrats on ending the curse.
Still beats sitting on the couch. Seems it has slowed a little for now, better luck next trip
Don and Jordan, good going on those nice sized ahis. Was out Kaneohe with a friend that day but all small stuff for us.
You never know when the season is over but still got well into August typically. Yes it does slow occasionally but people still taking multiples...
Another great report and nice pics, awaiting the next. Are you fishing the World Cup?
Fishing with your brother and landing that elusive hebi, what a great birthday present. I'm sure the following celebration was even beter
Pops looks pretty stoked, congrats on your yearly catching trip. I guess with all your previous catches, having a one trip break is ok once in a while
Nice fatty in the sloppy seas
Pat, Eric and Roy great job on yet another fine fish and always an entertaining post. Love the pics, especially the free standing fish. Or is...
Wiring is almost always the most neglected until problems arise. At least you'll have peace of mind now. Just installed those same switches in a...
Nice boat and even nicer fish. Good going on the successful shakedown, seems there was no need to go out to CO
My boat doesn't float yet so I'm always on here looking for my fix. Thanks for the report and looking forward to many more from you and others,...
Pat and crew, way to go on yet another yellow guy. Keep em coming!! Was out in Waianae Saturday and it was quite gusty, assuming yesterday was...
Randy, looks like the perfect size marlin to me. Awesome job on the hand lining, yeah like Pat said, could have got crazy. But I'm sure you...
Pat and James, awesome job on the ahi and Lil Stubby. Bummers on the broke line but seems like there was lots of life out there
Wow! That's how you fill up a fish box.
Nice akus on the home made lure. Good eats
Good job landing those fish on lighter tackle. Must've been a fun fight
Epic day, about as good as it gets. Love the pics. Might have to hit you up to buy some.
Pat, Eric and Tommy awesome teamwork to land that guy. Always great pics, even the machine. Hopefully now that the maintenance is done, work will...
Perfect birthday present. Congrats on the 2nd, many more to come
Murphy's law. Lol. Nice ahi
Sounds like an exciting morning for sure. Good job landing the one that stuck
Looks awesome. I'm no boat guru but seems like you weighed the pros and cons and made the right decision. What did the top cost if you don't mind...
Good going getting the bites and landing the 2 ahis. Any pics of the trolls?
Awesome. Way to spread the aloha spirit.
Russ and Jonah, awesome job on two beautiful fish and some culinary skills too. Any speculation what the mystery guy was? Anyways good going...
Captain Spens, that sounds like the perfect way to get the monkey off your back. 2 for 2 is awesome, looking forward to many more reports from ya
Great report, can't wait to read the next one
Would've been nice to land that fatty but lucky you got your lure back. Hopefully you make it out again to get the yellow guys
Awesome weekend for sure
Try to look on Young Brothers website, there's the shipping schedule telling you when the boat leaves and its arrival. Also has their hours that...
Nice C&R, awesome pics. You'll get the yellow fins next time
Epic day and perfect present to you. Happy belated birthday.
Island Recycling, also in Campbell industrial park. I just took a detroit diesel 6-53. I have dumped smaller outboards at city refuse centers, as...
Nice one heading to the barn
Nice late night snack
Congrats to both of you on the first race, I'm sure many more to come
Nice fish and good on you for helping them out. Was it on one of your hot rodded reels?
Pat and Mike, way to go on another beautiful fish. Always a great report and great pictures.
Nice one and perfect for today. They out there, you'll get em next time.
Yup at least got a nice ono. Bummer on the lost setup but get em next time
Conor, Pat and dad, awesome teamwork to get that beast. Pretty cool with the Seahawk assist. Some good memories right there. On a sidenote, not to...
Awesome job on the fish and getting the bites, hopefully they stick next time. Good on you hearing and responding to the call.
It's that time of year, glad to hear the bite is picking up. Another great report
Good times and good grinds. Awesome you could experience that with your dad.
Nice mixed bag of fish. Yup can't complain, a day of fishing always beats work.
Nice one. Looks like the perfect way to eat em
Mike, 3 would've been nice but 1 is still awesome especially this time of year. Way to take advantage of the good conditions
Nice catch and awesome pics
Pat and Robert, way to go getting the fish on deck. Don't be too hard on yourself, I'm sure you did the right thing. It is what it is, only bad...
Capt Russ, congrats on the semi retirement and an awesome day fishing. Great report and glad you made the game. Hopefully many more successful...
Thanks for the great report and awesome pics. Hopefully Hawaii will get our first grander soon
Nice fish, look pretty good size
Sounds like a Great Friday. Good job finding the pallet and working em hard
Yup boat is in Waianae and I'm ready to get started. I'll be pretty busy with the boat just to get things started but will be sure to make time...
Captain Spens and crew, good going on the fish. Sometimes cannot do anything about the rubber hooks but still an impressive haul
Damn that's crazy but guess its possible. Those alloy shafts sound expensive, probably outside of my budget
Awesome. Glad you broke it down because just looking at that formula made my head spin. Would have never thought about the transmission ratio...
25 knots in an ideal situation is pretty awesome for your 20 ton beast. I would be happy if i could do 20 knots but more concerned about range. I...
Thanks, that seems to be the magic #. Hopefully i can luck out and find a used one but won't hold my breath. My set up will be in a old 28' glass...
No water but at least no white wash. Good going on the fish. Bummers on the lost lures and washing boat at home. Hopefully next trip out,...
Thanks Pat, all info is greatly appreciated from everyone. Attached to my 3208 is a 2.0:1 transmission. I do need to research the down angle and...
Cool, I'll double check other references but that's kinda what i was looking to hear. Gives me a good idea what i need
Thanks John, I'll take some measurements next time I'm out west
Thanks, will try to check that website for the calculator
Going to repower my project boat. It has a 6-53 Detroit diesel with a 1-1/8" straight shaft. Going to be replacing it with a Caterpillar 3208, 375...
Yeah my friend said he was at sand island this past Saturday getting ready to launch and a boat came speeding in. They were yelling at him so he...
Nice kawakawa in the mix
Good going on the ono. I was working in Koolina marina October last year and saw they had a diesel and non ethanol pump in the parking lot. If...
Jason and crew, good going on the fish but bummers on the lost lures and line. I'd like to believe that the guy was heading in was an emergency or...
Very nice work, very clean, detailed and well thought out. One of the most informative posts i have read and alot of it will come in very handy...
Cool pics, your son is a beast. Sorry not a shore fisherman but hopefully you can hook up with your gear, would make for an awesome memory. I'll...
Awesome shake down run. Lots of action, good eats, boat ran well and in on time. Can't ask for much more than that.
Capt Jeff, another great report. Already looking forward to the next one.
Unfortunately most of us learn that way, including myself. You'll get em next time, at least never white wash
John, awesome action packed day. I know how it is to fish solo and you did nothing wrong as you probably just followed your instincts. Nice catch
Believe it's $5 a foot but John can verify. Heard from others that KMCB is similar? Also curious about refueling. No big deal on fuel dock but...
Bummers on the broke leader but good going on the lehi. Never knew they were that shallow
Looks bad a$$. Ready to slay some fish
Already pirated that pic. Next time keep the harpoon handy in the tower. Lol
Yup, at least not bolohead and no empty stomach
Heard prices were good and had a former neighbor who was slipped there for a little bit. Might be my future home one day...
Nice pics and great report. Is that Iroquois Marina?
Seems like the banks was where the action was. Good thing you weren't deterred, nice catch
Nice catch. Good of you to throw back the cane knifes
Russ, good grinds and good action considering the bite has slowed. Wonder what was hooked up to your spinner? Get em next time
I have 2 chings that have been put aside for a while and they need new motors and probably need new bloodline. Not looking to sell em but if you...
I know everyone has their favorites but ching reels are what I've used and will use in the future. Very simple design, cost effective and easy to...
Nice to keep breaking your records. Keep up the good work
Awesome day on the water and dinner too. I need to try that one day, sounds delicious.
Good report and great pics as always
Awesome job on the tow in and some culinary skills on that fine looking dish
Nice fat ono and some sashimi too. Nice catch, I'm sure you'll continue breaking your records
Not sure but probably Hanapaa. Wouldn't know when or where but they usually have a few, try research that. Sorry not much of a lead but it's something
Cool vid, will be waiting for the ahi one.
Pretty cool find. Tough little bugga but was still no match for Kai Nana
Nice back to back days, you definitely running the right stuff
Nice big bull, will make some nice fillets. Enjoy
Pat, way to go on the solo action. Glad you are able to supply some good grinds for the party, can't get any better than that
Would also try to pm John, aka Blufin10. He's a reel guy and could probably do it or point you in the right direction
Still some good grinds, at least you got em after he did some damage.
Looks delicious, good way to head into the new year
Always better to be lucky than good but I'm sure was skill in your case. Good going on another fine catch
John & crew, nice job on the otarus. Wise decision to dip out of work
Alex and family, sounds like a perfect way to follow up Xmas. Good going
Robert, too bad on the marlin but awesome job on the mahis and ono. Can't ask for much more
Good job on the blue. Yup, if you aren't going to eat it, release it.
Awesome job on the onos, yup they wreck havoc on lures but worth it when you land em. At least you know you running the right stuff
Nice mixed bag, perfect dinner size
Pat, nice solo marlin and always great pics. Too bad on the rubber hooks but still a great day and a great way to burn some leave. Poor bird, but...
That's a beast! Heard about big onagas like that from old timers, good to see they still exist. Hopefully kill em at the block
Carnage in the blind, gotta love it. Damn you are a hebi magnet.
Pat, Eric and Tommy, nice teamwork to get a beautiful fish on board. Glad you kept the Kai Nana's streak alive
Always a good report to read despite the news about the charter fishing industry. Your love of the sport keeps things going.
Epic 4 days of catching. Awesome job and plenty of fish for the party and then some
Thanks Captain and no problem, I'd do anything i can for you. I have a habbit of being on boats at the right time, lucky me. The captains always...
Any boat ride is better than a day at work. Better luck next trip but can't beat that fuel economy any day, that's very efficient
Captain Spens and crew, nice work getting some good quality fish. Was glad to see the Ohana H away from her stall, hopefully many more days like...
Robert and crew, good job landing this donkey. Glad you were able to boat this one after the last one came off. Hopefully many more to come.
Awesome catch and i love the stand up action. Killing em out there.
Hopefully you can hook something before they leave. But at least you got some action and memories for a lifetime
Awesome mixed bag, u can prepare them so many different ways. Enjoy
Don't assume we are 2 decades behind when our fishing practices are different from yours. I'm sure Pat is ahead of the curve
Awesome build, that's a huge work deck with lots of hold underneath. Bad a$$ and super clean build
Capt Jeff, always a great report and some nice pics too
Good work on the mixed bag, nice football and kawakawa
Too bad on the previous trip but one hell of a follow up. WTG on the shibi and especially working to get the marlin hooked. Seems you got the...
Glad you were able to be on some flat water for a little bit. Nice onaga
Actually i was going to buy a forklift but the height wouldn't clear my garage so no sense in my case. Sure wish i could afford a spyder crane
Heavy duty hoist with an undersized cylinder. It was in the wrong position for lifting heavy weight but needed because of the height required for...
How's it, anybody got a heavy duty engine hoist i could rent? Or know of somewhere i could rent from? Of course i can put a deposit too. Gonna...
Too bad on the lost fish but you'll get em next time. Nice lure
Good eats for sure, especially the cow on light tackle. Bonus on the glass ball. Can't beat fishing, catching in your case, with family.
Congrats on the solo trip. 4 fish are better than none. Yup soft mouth so gotta baby em, seems typical for alot to rip off. Or maybe that's just...
My bad, i had a few beers when i read your post, don't know what i was just thinking. Lol
Good effort mixing up your spread. You'll get em next time. Fish em hard!
Yup, always a great read and very well rounded report covering a wide array of fishing
Nice mahi and a pic of him in action. Great day, i wouldn't beat yourself up about not having your downriggers handy, if fish are there and...
Nice pics. Did you buy a boat? Or just deck hand? Either way is good, was just wondering cause thought you posted you were looking for a boat
Cool story with an awesome pic to back it up. I'm all for taking advantage of opportunities but think bang stick next time. Gaffing a green marlin...
So the Phoenician is not open on Saturdays as i thought. I am scheduled to go this coming Thursday or Friday. I know some of you offered to help...
Now that's a bloody deck, the purple softhead strikes again. Perfect size for sashimi and the smoker
Nice bag of bottom fish. Mmm, gindai
Cool thanks for the info. Will definitely keep u in mind if needed. Mahalo
So I'm planning to move a 39' Super Craft from Koolina to Phenecion on September 29 or 30. The boat has been sitting for a year, engines run but...
At least you putting in some time out there. Your persistence will pay off but regardless, still a blessing to be on the water
Can't personally recommend anyone but if worse case scenario, try and get ahold of a jetski or kayak. I used to shallow bottom fish out west for a...
Mike and Mimi, great mixed bag right there. If she follows your lead, she'll be one hell of a fisherwoman. Ahis watch out!
Nice footballs and good weather, can't get any better than that
That's a great way to end the day. Good karma on your side
Too bad on the rubber hooks but they'll stick soon. Perfect size for the smoker.
John and crew, good going on the mixed bag. Glad he learned what not to do on a smaller fish, lesson learned and funny story to tell. Good...
Capt. Jeff, always an awesome report and a great read
Seems to always be the right choice, grey light and carnage. Way to load em up
So obviously not a fishing report but felt compelled to post this. Just wondering if any of you have aided in the search for the crew of the...
Awesome job on the tow in, good karma for you. I was towed in 5 years ago and still remember the guys name. Bummers to hear that but you did the...
Good job loading up the mahis, ahis next trip
Never had the privilege to know Jim but read some of his books and articles in magazines, very knowledgeable. Although he can't be replaced,...
Yes like Pat said, sorry not on Maui nor am i really a shore fisherman. I don't know much but i would just try a variety of poppers and whip into...
Another awesome catch on the carnage, glad that snagged hook held. Cool pics, especially the cuda teeth
Pat, Eric and Tommy, now that's an action filled day. Good decision to head in early to ensure the bigger fish is taken care of. And a bonus on...
Sounds scary, love the ocean but mother nature is a powerful force. Good call on heading in, save the fish for the next trip.
That's bad @$$!!! Another fine catch
John and crew, sounds like a dream vacation for most. Good job on the yellowfin & other takers
Bummers on the lost ahi but glad you were able to get one later.
Good grinds for sure
It's impossible to release all smaller fish because sometimes they get hooked in the gills, hooks coming out the eyes, etc. I don't know Mike but...
Mike strikes again, solid haul! Good choice to skip out of work when possible
Mike and crew, bummer on the ripped lips but still a good day by most people's standards. You obviously got things dialed in cause you always on...
Killing em out there, keep doing what you do.
Russ and Noah, good going getting the monkey off your back. Beautiful fish
Thanks for the post, was out with a friend and went straight to the wash rack when we came in. Obviously you can guess our results but still a...
Awesome solo trip, no need for crew when you got it down
Good going on the double. Killer fuel consumption too
Way to go on the ahi and marlin. The smoked marlin looks killer. Good luck in the tourney
Too bad on the marlin but nice hebi, good way to break in the new reel setup.
All your preparation will pay off when you raise the fish. Sure sounds like you know your way around a reel and how to make it bullet proof. Big...
Not way too early, more like perfect timing. Good job landing the fish that stuck. And yeah that's a huge in floor fish box!
Good going on a nice fish, the first of more to come. Go load em up.
Hopefully the yellow fin tuna, ahi, are around in force. Mahi mahi, aku and marlin all could be around. Check out Live Bait, they operate out of...
Captains, good job on the first of many more. Glad you were able to go out and see that the boat can fish windy and rough weather. Saw the boat...
Captain Spencer, unfortunately we all lose em once in a while but good going on the marlins. At least getting the ahi bites so you doing something...
Killing em out there. Nice work and yeah bonus on the BET.
Pat, Connor and Tommy, great teamwork to land the ahi and marlin. As always, good pics, good fish and a great read. Some fried akule is killer too.
Nice. Sounds almost like a project i have, except you can fish yours.
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Good fuel economy. You'll get the fish next time, at least had action
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Good combination: bait, cargo net, skill. Nice load of fish.
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No boat anymore so i been landlocked for a couple years. Was lucky enough to meet someone at the storage lot where i keep my project boat and he...
Bummers on the lost fish but you still managed to bring in a nice haul. Good job on the 2 released hebis
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No worries Pat, just figured you were busy planning your next ahi slaying adventure
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No surprise but always impressed with your catches. Love the pics of the fish and the haul out
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Good grinds, you'll get those onos next time.
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Good work out there. Mad skills
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Nice haul, you'll get the mahi and big yellow sickles next time
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Good job Russ and Jonah. Love them otaru
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Awesome job Pat and Eric! Lots of sashimi for family and friends. I see the Kai Nana is doing what it does as usual. Let us know if you do hear...
I like enter too [email protected] If you end up putting em on craigslist, give me a heads up if possible.
Pat and Nerlie, way to go braving the less than perfect weather. And thanks for doing some homework and satisfying all the curious minds on the...
Pat and David, awesome trip and good grinds all around. Pat, way to go spreading the aloha, you do it many times and you do it well.
Pat and Nerlie, no better way to cap off an already great 2013 for the Kai Nana. I'm sure the streak will continue into 2014 and beyond.
Pat and David, perfect timing getting fish for new years. That's just awesome, and the fresh salmon to top it off.
Pat and Nerlie, way to go on the Christmas sashimi. I'm glad after consistently working the lures, you guys got em in the boat.
I used to night fish and we always kept a knife handy just in case a whale might get entangled in our parachute or anchor line, we were always...
Bummer on the marlin but at least some action. Good decision to bottom and get some excellent grinds.
Jimmy and May, nice teamwork. It will make a great addition to your turkey on thanksgiving.
Brian and crew, nice size shibi and perfect timing.
Nick and crew, nice marlin. Quite a few opelus, fry some up.
I'm sure Rob not cutting the line. He not scared.
Rob good going on yet another nice fish and video. Close call for your friend out there. This on your new yak?
Tanker ono, looks like he might have left some marks on the side of the boat but good going get em in. Thanks for the video.
Nice ono. You can try dropping back the lure and reel em back in a few times to play with the marlin. I have never been successful doing it tho so...
Jesse and crew, good going on the mixed bag. Bummer on the bust up lures but still worth it.
Brian and crew, way to go on the Paris C.
Russ, way to go on the solo action. Bummer on the ones that unbuttoned and dropped off but still a good haul. Glad you got some fish and back in safe.
Jimmy and Mrs. K, excellent teamwork to land the marlin. Went out last weekend and only got a sunburn.
Good job landing that donkey. Always good when get people to help take care the fish when you get in.
Russ and Jonah, good call going for akule. Tons of fun and lots of good eats for friends and family.
Steven, it sucks but no worries. Bachi on them Fisherman or not, karma going get em.
Pat and Nerlie, killing em as usual. Glad you were able to find more JSI's, seems to be working well for you this season.
Russ and Jonah, you guys got a nice variety of fish. Too bad on the marlin, you get em next time.
Dave, way to go. Sounds like a good variety of dishes will be served for dinner
Max, nice haul of mahis. Payed off to be the only guy out there.
Dr Pat and Dr Mike, good job on your operation. Good on you for getting your slip neighbor some fish.
Garrett and B, good job fixing the boat and getting out on the water. Nice pair of fish.
Pat and Nerlie strike again. You guys seem to be putting in quite a few trips lately and they have been paying off.
Andy, sounds like you had a very efficient and productive day.
Jimmy and the Mrs., great story and even better team work to get a nice ono. Glad everything worked out.
Way to go on another successful month, a lot of big blues amongst those mahis.
Too bad on the loss but the ahi in the box makes it a little easier to deal with. Hope you get your mahis next trip out.
Justin and crew, glad you got your boat squared away. Hopefully nothing major. Good going on the mahis.
Pat and Nerlie, I thought the fishing had slowed down a little but from your reports, it sure doesn't seem that way. Bang stick or not, you guys...
Russ and Jonah, that's a nice one. Glad you made that one strike count.
He needs a sponson
Pat and Eric, good job getting something for dinner. Early days are always a bonus.
Josh, mean solo action. Nice haul of footballs.
Capt. Jeff, always a great read. Thanks for the monthly reports.
Garrett and crew, good going on the donkey. Would be hard enough during the day but getting em late added to the challenge. Nice follow up with...
Rob, just awesome is all i can say. Guessing you got a bigger yak to hold more fish?
Pat and Nerlie, great team work again leads to another successful day. Love the ti leaves in the rod holders.
I have one at home and if I remember correctly it's laying on my spare engine, you can use em if the other deal no go thru. I will double check...
Ted, glad you found what worked for you and came out on top. Too bad on the lost ones but that nice ahi makes up for it.
Jason and crew, awesome post and looking forward to the next. For sure a great day.
Nick and crew, good going on loading em up. I guess you the guy buying all the ice fom Uncle Gary.
Rob, keep the videos coming. Good stuff.
Damn you should be hauling ass with that repower.
Walter and Steve, way to handle that big boy. You weighed our marlin later that day, I was with friend Scott.
Thanks Jay, smoking em this weekend.
Thanks Peter, I gotta try those aku burgers.
Thanks Brian, not a monster but good enough for us that day....
Sure was worth the wait, that's a big boy.
Jesse and crew, way to go on the marlin.
Thanks Randy, 9" Futa blue head black, blue silver skirt. Sorry didn't get a pic of that.
Good going Capt. Parker and crew. I'm sure it fed a lot of people and yes smoked marlin is awesome.
Push off at 7:30 and head straight out, about 8 miles out we find some birds with lots of boats working them. Manage to pick up 2 akus in the 16...
Nice fish and good looking pizza.
Capt. Jeff, good going on breaking the streak of losing marlin. Thanks for the report, always a good read.
Jason and crew, you guys are on a streak. Can't wait to see the vid once you get that fixed.
Pat and Robert, way to go on anothet ahi. Must have been pleasantly surprised to be wrong on what you initially thought it was.
Ridiculous is an understatement.
Nice way to say goodbye to the boat. Looking forward to seeing posts of the new boat and fishing reports.
Briefly heard about it but didn't pay attention. Thanks for putting it out there.
Even when the bite has slowed, your lures raised the fish. I'd say both lucky and good. Nice one.
That's how to bloody a deck. Nice one.
Two tanker onos, that's how you load up a yak. Nice.
Nice size ono. What was that flew over board? Fender?
Sounds like it was an epic battle with a big boy. You guys did everything right. Load em up next time.
Jesse, pretty rare catch. Really put on a show with all those jumps.
mean the hand line action. Glad the tax man never get you or your ahi.
Way to go on the stand up. Nice ahi.
Crazy stuff. Nice shibi.
Ted and family, good going on the nice ahi and marlin. Glad you guys were able to share with friends and family because that's what it's all about.
That's a big boy, good going.
Brian and Paris, good going on the onos. It's great to see your new boat killing em out there.
Jason, Jessica and crew, good going on another ahi. Glad your wife got to experience catching.
Action packed weekend for you guys. Some nice looking fish.
Pat, John and Mike, good teamwork at the last minute. You guys did everything you needed to land that fish. Wasn't what you may have initially...
Good luck getting her going soon. Hope to see you posting in the fishing report section after all your hard work.
That's a nice 1st ahi for your brother. Glad things worked out the way it did.
X2 what JimmyK said. Nice.
Seems like you got the Paris C dialed in. You lost some fish but still did very well out there. Congrats on the hice haul.
Mike and Chris, way to go blessing the boat with not just one but two ahis. Awesome.
You guys are consistent, always on the fish.
Always great to hear when guys do that, it is reassuring still got aloha out there. Props to them.
No matter how, as long as you get em in the boat. No need for bigger reels or boat seems you guys do just fine with what you got. Congrats.
Glad you stuck it out and got the evening bite. Nice boat.
You made the impossible happen, good job Jason and crew. That's a bloody deck.
You guys on a roll. Glad you braved the winds to go out and get yours. I was at the harbor working on my uncle's boat on tues and the winds were a...
Some seem a little different than what we typically use out here and some look pretty good. Every fisherman has his own preferences but I think...
Pat and Nerlie, you guys killing em out there. The Capt. always gets some nice pics.
Court that's a good friend. Glad you guys got em.
Jesse, thanks for taking the time to do that video. Always good to watch and get the heart pumping.
Awesome. One more good story you guys can tell.
Randy, congrats on that beast, that was a long battle but you came out on top. I run senators so I know how it is to earn that fish.
Glen, nice mixed bag of fish. Glad you got rid of that monkey.
Luke, good job on the mahis, lots of action.
Randall, good job staying focused and getting em in the boat. One trip out and one ahi, can't get better than that
Ron always tough to lose em at the boat but you'll get em next time. When I fish on boats with shaft, sometimes we leave em in gear so the ahi can...
Russ and Bob, good going on sticking out where you were. Yes we all know Haleiwa was going off but still had guys out that side that never catch....
[ATTACH][ATTACH][ATTACH]Been so busy with work and the holiday that never had a chance to post. Actually I am at work right now pretending to do...
Jason and crew, good going on the fish. Too bad on the missed one but that fat ahi is enough to make your friends and family happy.
Luke and Neil, way to go on the fish. Just getting the marlin would make a great day but landing that ahi on the way in was icing on the cake.
Jeff and gf, good going on the 2. Don't think you a newbie anymore. May have taken 10 mins to leader but seems you knew when to give and take line.
Max, hard to do but glad you trusted them with your boat. The fever spreads.
Way to go, glad you back to business as usuall on the Kai Nana. Bummer on the marlin, at least some excitement but hopefully that lure can be...
I heard the larger Bayliners handle ok but no 1st hand experience on that. My brother has a 19' Bayliner. I fished it out of waianae and it can be...
Sounds like the perfect way to spend time with your dad.
Kekoa and crew, good job sticking it out. Glad you worked through that mess and got em both. nice boat.
Very impressive 1st ahi for your son. Too bad about the tax collector but you'll get more next time.
Jerry, Kiwi and Bret good going on the ahi. Sounds like Steve got paid off for his good deed.
Jesse and Mike, perfect way to follow up that marlin from a couple weeks ago. You're on a roll.
Joe , Matt and Calvin, it's nice when things work out that way. Beautiful fish.
Tough loss but you'll get em next time, we all gotta try stuff to see what works best for our personal style of fishing. Get a bang stick and toss...
Jeff and Lance, awesome day for sure. Lots of action. Jeff, any chance you know Gary on the Molly Kai?
Russ and Jonah, no better way to redeem yourselves than what you just did. Glad you won the long battle with that pig. Going out tomorrow and...
Nick and crew, good going on those ahis. It may have been slow recently but I'm sure you will have some new "catching" footage soon.
Todd, glad you stopped lurking and started posting again. Good going on the ahi and look forward to more posts from you.
Bad ass boat for sure. Hope you slay em on your maiden voyage.
Nice fish for sure. Good job on that.
x2 what Pat said. Can't put it any better than that.
Sounds like you guys are on a roll. Good job on the catches and hope your sea sickness subsides.
Pat and Nerlie, good going on a short but productive day. Nerlie always manages to get some nice pics but still waiting for you to turn on the go...
Justin, glad to hear that all your hard work was rewarded. Many more to come now, can't wait for the videos to start rolling again.
Possibly the catch of a lifetime, well at least the most unlikely catch anyways. Glad you got em back, now can catch the yellow guys next trip...
Jesse and Graham, good going on the blue. Too bad on the broken pole but that can be replaced. Looks like was pretty windy from the pic.
Sometimes nothing you can do about it so don't be too hard on yourself. It happens, you'll get em next time.
Can't get better than that. Good way to start posting on BD.
Steven, good going on the blue. Sashimi and smoked is good.
Brian and Kevin, way to go on the ahis. Hope you never get cut by the leader on the last fish.
Pat and Jon, good going on the ahis. Glad you were able to make his trip memorable. Sure do admire you sticking to 50's, takes some balls.
Jason and crew, glad yoou were able to work thru the problems and get them in the boat.
Nick and Ahad, you guys back to slaying em.
Good going on the ahis. Must have been really cool to see the 3rd one hit the lure.
Nuts. Glad you got em tho.
Russ and Jonah, tough pill to swallow. Hopefully you are able to reproduce the 2 lost lures. Load em up next time, you going get em so no worry.
Good call to head back to the harbor. You will get em next time.
Jason and crew, good going on the ahi. Glad you got things dialed in and ready for the summer run.
Glad you got what you went looking for. Good job on the solo action.
Nick and crew, glad you got em in the boat after the bang stick ordeal. Good thing you guys always back off the drags when the leader comes up.
Thanks everyone, we got lucky that day. Hope everyone else got out there and had a shot at it.
Nick good job on the rescue. I would like to believe that most boaters would do the same but if not,...
Way to go. Good job loading up the mahis.
[ATTACH][ATTACH]Haven't done much fishing in a while and been dying to get out. Call up friend Scott and ask if we can go on his boat. He says ok...
Your boat looks beautiful. Thanks for sharing those tips on running wire through pipe, I'm sure a lot of us will benefit from that.
Steve, nice mixed bad. For sure a great day.
Terry, that is a good idea but unfortunately not for me. I have the boat up on blocks at a storage lot and have already begun tearing her down for...
John, I like the idea of having a back up vhf and adding that additional bilge. Hopefully you never need em but it will give you some peace of...
Reading your article is inspiring. I can't wait to get to that stage with my project.
28' deep belly radon. It has a single, small 6-53 Detroit diesel, straight shaft. Engine box is fairly large. Not in a rush to buy the engine,...
Brian and crew, nice ahi. No better way to bless the boat.
No I have not but I will look into that. Thanks. Right now just looking to repower with a running take out, I don't have $25-$30k to plunk down on...
Yes Chris, saw that and was thinking something like that. Willing to spend more depending what it is. Never call the guy yet cause right now I...
Joe and crew, way to kill em out there.
Kekoa, just noticed 30' knife on your profile. Nice!
Thanks Jason. Always good to hear positive feedback about them.
Thanks Lundie. Saved me a call to Pashsa.
Thanks Grander. Yeah just on the...
Thinking about buying something like a Cat 3208 from another island and shipping it here to Oahu, probably Big Island as they have a lot that come...
How wide is the cab? Can you measure the width at the rear of cab? Thanks.
Jesse and Mike, good going on the fish. Glad to hear the boat is running good, just in time for the ahis.
Nice haul of fish. Lots of good grinds, can make a nice variety of dishes.
Pat and crew, good going on the ahi. No bait this time but still a great day.
That's just bad ass! You killing em out there.
Pat and Nerlie, good going on the mixed bag of fish. Perfect timing to do the haul out before you start slaying all the yellow guys this summer,...
Matt, sounds like your research paid off. Awesome day for sure.
Congrats getting the monkey off your back, the 1st of many more.
Chad, nice solo mahi. Main thing you got em and managed to stay in the boat too.
Nice boat and love the color. That released mahi will turn into something better next trip out.
Pat and Robert, good job on the mahis and nairagi. Glad there were no unintended releases on this trip.
Thnx for the info. Any pics of Lil Toot 3? or do we have to wait till you bloody the decks? Lol.
Still sounds like a pretty good day, good going on the mahis.
Uku on steroids right there. Mean.
Steve and crew, good job loading em up. Hope you luck continues next time out.
Saw a report on the news about this but only caught the end of it.Don't know the boat or captain but it's always sad to hear that happen to any...
Good going on the mahi, glad you got something for roughing it out there.
Mean the action, love the bend in the rod. My favorite type of fishing right there.
Capt. Jeff, always enjoy reading your posts. Hope those new jigs work out for you, let us know on your next post.
Great report, you guys are always on the fish. Hope the deckhand wasn't too badly hooked.
Congrats on the new boat. Couldn't ask for a better maiden voyage.
Brian and Paris, good job sticking it out and cathing some dinner. Nice lures too.
Good job mixing things up and getting something for dinner.
Good job on the mahis and akus and props to the guy who towed you in.
Justin and Josh, way to go on the fish. At least Josh came with the goods.:hali_olutta::hali_olutta:
For bottom fishing I have only used Ching reels. They are fairly inexpensive, replacement motors and parts are cheap and they are easy to fix,...
Justin and crew, good going on the fish. Sounds like a short yet very productive trip.
I started a huge project like you on a 19' Glasspro, which is a hull built here in Hawaii. Lots of my friends told me the same thing, to run and...
Thanks Darren, how's your boat rebuild going?
Was working on a total rebuild of a 19' glasspro. In the process I ran across a 28' deep belly...
I heard some guys were picking up ahis early last week but I wasn't able to make it out. Glad you were able to get some fish for the big game.
Heard about guys swamping their boat when backing down in rough seas but seeing the pics is a real eye opener. Doesn't look like a small boat either.
Capt. Jeff, thanks for posting. Always a well written report and a great read.
No bolo head. Did you take a 3 banger or 3 seperate stikes?
Thanks for posting the video. Good job on the ono and akus.
Any time on the water is still better than working. Get em next time.
At least not bolo head and still plenty ice for beers. Load em up next time.
Nicely set up boat. How's the cat checking out the onos. Lol.
Fish always seem to strike when you least expect it. Glad your wife was able to see the mahi in action, their colors while alive are amazing and...
One hell of a solo trip. Good job loading em up.
Awesome video, love the drama of the highs and low.
My brother has a 2005 Bayliner that had similar problems. One time it was due to corrosion on a fuse box behind the gauge panel and anothe time...
Pat and Nerlie, congrats on the fish. Good job working the reel to get that bite. That is not luck, as you always humbly claim, but skill.
Sorry guys don't know how it got posted in the classifieds, will try and fix this.
I have a friend who is moving to the mainland and she wants to go to the sand bar this month. It's been a while since I've been there and I used...
Kekoa and gf, good teamwork for sure. Way to get some fish before the year ended, probably the freshest sashimi served on new years eve.
Another great video and can't wait for the new ones to come on Lil Toot 3. My favorite for getting pumped up is the ahi 4 banger.
Good job on the tow in, and nice ahi for sure.
Good going Justin and Josh. Glad you got some fish for new year's eve.
That is bad a**!! Congrats.
Good going on the tunas. And props to you for letting go the small ones when can.
Pat and Nerlie, the perfect present for both of you. Congrats.
Brian and Loren, congrats. Bummers on the lost marlin but I'm sure this makes up for that. Glad the trips paid off for you.
Steven, good job on the solo trip.
Pat and Robert, nice ahi once again. And I'm sure there's at least one more coming your way before the year is over.
That's a big bastard. Congrats on yet another. Nice pics and love the use of the forklift.
Some good team work there. Congrats on the ahis.
Russ and Bob, nice fish. Yeah those guys sure can put up a good fight on the lighter tackle, good job on the jigging. And your culinary skills...
Don and Jordan, good going on the ahi. Your persistence through out the year paid off, a nice one too.
That's what i wanted to hear. That might explain some of the heavy duty brackets that looked like they were made for outriggers.
Very clean lines, compliments the boat perfectly.
Steve, nice marlin. Perfect for sashimi and the smoker.
When's the new boat scheduled for completion? What kind is it? It's ok if you trying to keep it a secret. Just wondering what you will be slaying...
Scott, sounds like you covered some area. Boat ran good and no bolohead, good enough. Load em up next time.
Kaiohi and crew, good job on getting one in the boat. Bummer on the lost fish but at least you got your lure back.
Russ and David, nice mixed plate. Going make a nice variety of grinds for dinner.
Another nice solo ahi, enough said. Congrats Pat.
Kekoa and crew, nice fish. Looks like you made the right call to go out on turkey day, wish i did the same.
Randay, nice load of fish and nice of you to share it. I would take that over turkey anyday.
Picked up a 28' deep belly radon a few months ago. My mom's friend used this as a liveaboard before i got it. He was sick in the hospital for a...
Good way to make use of down time by rigging up some baits, at least you will be ready when the fish come around. Hope you get some tako.
Steve and crew, good going on the otarus, plenty good sash there. And even better job on the tow in, must've burned some fuel from that far out....
Cj, Jack and Kyle, good going on the fish. The tax collector may have took some but still plenty to eat.
Jack and crew, bummer on the 2 lost lures and marlin but at least no white wash. Good going on the mahi. Any theories on how the line was clean...
Pat and Nerlie, good job getting the bites, although some didn't stick. I'm sure you were running out of recipes for ahi anyways. That is a nice...
Randy, bummer on the lost lures but at least you know they get action. Good job on the bull mahi.
Pat and Nerlie, seems like it's been too long since we seen a post with the both of you. Bummer on the lost lure but I'm sure that ahi that you...
Russ and Frank, good going! They always strike when you least expect it, so you got a nice boat ride and a nice ono. Randy, props to you for...
Russ and David, good job on doing whatever it takes to get a bite. Nice fish and good eats for sure.
As always, good going on the fish. That ono in picture 20 looks like a tanker.
Nice mahi, she must've been hooked good. Love the story and glad you were victorious.
Justin and crew, you guys made that look too easy! Nice fish and great video as always. Only need one!
Good going on the many fish. Lots of action for sure, more than i seen all year.
I had a pretty good feeling that the next ahi post i read on BD would be from the Kai Nana. Good job on the ahi and akus, and more importantly...
Billy and crew, good going on the mahis and shibi. And beer too, sounds like a good day on the water.
Good going on the papios, especially the kagami. Don't see those often. Fun day for sure.
Some big boys coming up and the year not over yet. I heard a couple guys got stripped reels out of waianae.
Food on the table, way better than bolohead. Done it many times, in fact if i am not trolling early, sometimes i jig before i head out just to...
Brian and crew, nice load of fish! I like the green shirt on the greenboat.
Thanks Yama. 7" icy blue and pink on the center did it for us that day. Good luck and look forward to your post.
Randy the solo slayer. Good job on the ono and mahi, lots of good grinds.
Thanks Jimmy. As we were getting towed in, we couldn't see the whole body but knew it was huge because the size of the tail. Yours is coming on...
Launched 5am with friend Scott and head outside of Nanakuli, lines in water just before 6. Lots of scattered birds so we zig zag in and out. About...
Nice ono and nice pics. Those teeth look deadly.
Glad to hear your decision to fish out of waianae paid off. Nice ahis and nice pics.
Garrett and Alex, glad your camping trip paid off. That's hardcore and a well deserved ahi.
Justin and crew, way to follow up those otarus earlier this week. Heard some big boys coming up out there and this looks like one of em. Did you...
An early day with nice mixed bag, can't get better than that.
Pat, some nice ahis there. You need to get your GoPro rolling on your solo trips so we can take notes on how it's done. Congrats on a job well done.
It's sad when people out there are only concerned with getting in the pile and don't think about others. Good job getting the otaru. No worries,...
Mike and crew, nice load of mahis. Always enjoy the videos and this was no exception. I haven't gaffed many mahimahis but they almost always make...
justin and crew, good going on some nice fish when the bite has slowed a little. Can't wait for the pics, or if we are lucky maybe some video on...
Dean and Kregg, congrats on another fine ahi. Good job getting em in the ugly conditions out there.
Pat and Nerlie, too bad on the other misses but good job on working to get that bite and get em in the boat. Yeah those marlin sure can put on a...
Too bad on the lost one but way to go making sure that the 2nd one was yours.
Way to go on finding an alternative route to get out there. Can't say I am brave enough to do the same. Good job.
That's a big ass marlin. sounds like everyone knew what they were suppossed to do. Nice!
Ed, nice marlin. I like your attitude about losing the fish and lure deal. A marlin that size and that late could've kept you out till dark.
Jimmy and wife, nice teamwork to land a good size marlin. and 1st for the boat too, something both of you guys will remember forever.
Garrett and crew, good going on redeeming yourselves, I will have to wait to do that myself. Glad to hear otaru around, I love the footballs.
Nice teamwork to land that ono. You must be a retired chef or something, those dishes look like 5 star dining.
Thanks Pat, we all know how strong fish can be and how fast things happen, just went with my gut instinct and glad only lost the lure and need a...
Unbelievable job! My friend caught quite a few ahis off his ski but always from the holder, never rod in hand like that. That must be a workout.
Nice onos. Good job getting something when you can't find the ahis. You get one next trip.
Nice ahi. Good job sticking to it, sometimes hard when you hear that the bite was in the morning.
Tough to lose em when you see em, just happened to me. Good job on the ono though, at least not bolo head.
A coworker of mine been bugging me to go so decide to take em out today. Launched about 0500 and head to the horseshoe. He's a newbee so give him...
Pat and John, good job on getting the ahi. Too bad the lost fish and bust rod but hopefully you didn't get get hurt, I can only imagine putting...
Jeff and Erron, good job on the ahis. Can't ask for a better day.
In negotiations to buy a 30' Radon. If deal goes thru i will be needing to rent a trailer to pull the boat from Keehi to either Hickam or Ft....
Lots of nice fish for sure. congrats on all those successfull fishing trips.
Good going on the ahi. Always love the videos.
I run senators so I know how it is too but looks like you had enough energy to take a couple home run swings on em. Good going and nice video.
Too bad on the cut leader but glad to see you ended up with a very nice sized ahi.
Good going, lots of action and good eats. Bust out the steamer.
Nice ahi and an early day too! Good decision to head out and find your own.
Pat and crew, nice fish. Glad Marty was able to keep himself planted aboard the Kai Nana and Rich made sure there was no wasted fish by getting an...
Good going on the fish, at least something to eat. Went out on the 4th, trolled outside BO all the way down past CO and almost out to dogmouth. 13...
Fat ahi! Good going.
Planning to go, but out of Waianae and it is predicted that the winds will pick up. Just caught the ending part of a news segment regarding...
Nice pics. Good going on the two ahis, the ono and aku don't hurt either. Where did you launch out of?
Pupule and Dex, sounds like a hell of a fight to the very end. Good going on getting it in the boat after all that went on.
Glad to see you finally joining Bloody Decks. Yeah too bad we whitewashed in ahi fever but at least you got em the next week. Thanks for the fish,...
Ron and crew, good job on the ahis. Glad to hear about multiple bites out there, thanks for the report.
My friend wanted to go out so we took advantage of the slightly decreasing winds. Left harbor 6:30 and head slightly left of s buoy, heading out...
good going on the ahi. Seems they are starting to arrive.
Awesome job! That tail will make one hell of a trophy. When did you catch that? wednesday? I seen a whaler launching right before i went out that day.
Nice ahi and hebi. Good job on heading out there and finding the fish.
2 weeks in a row, you must be doing something right. With gas prices now days, that is ideal. Nice job.
Productive solo run. No bad decision there, lots of action and nice variety of fish. Good job!
Was wondering when i would see that ahi report from you, but we all wish there was a different ending. Still impressed that you found them and got...
Pat, good job on the ahi. Way to get back in it after losing the big marlin and your lure. Guess no gopro yet, can't wait for the stand up action...
Pat and Robert, good job on the ahis. Nice pics but too bad Nerlie wasn"t there because she does a great job of catching the stand up action. I...
Pat and Nerlie, losing fish always hurts but you got lots of action and a day on the water. Maybe even a few menpachi? I'm sure your next trip out...
Pat and Robert, good goin on the marlin! Nice fish for sure and sounds like you got in the harbor early, can't get any better than that.
Pat and Nerlie, good job on the ahis and halalu! Sorry to hear about the others the didn"t stick and the marlin breaking off but lots of action...
Good job Pat and Nerlie! Once again i thought they were gone but I guess if you are persistent enough like you are, then there is a chance to get...
You said it, that's what fishing is all about. Good going out there.
Nice mahis and even better getting them with your daughter on board, her enthusiasm must have made it even more exciting.
Left the harbor late at 11am and headed on my normal course. trolled past sierra buoy, had some birds and a charter boat was there with some small...
Scott and crew, good going on the marlin. love the sound of the reel screaming on the video.
Good job Ryan and Tim. i certainly thought the ahis were gone already but glad to see them still lingering around. Thanks Lois for posting the...
Good job on the marlin, i used to fish of my ski for a few years and know the unique challenges that are presented to you.
Nice story, nice fish and even better pics.
Kekoa and crew, good job on the fish. haven't seen a mahi that size in a while, he must've put on a show for you guys.
Thanks Garrett, I have had many of those days too. Yeah happy with most my favorite lures that I run on the port rigger and center but have been...
Thanks Philip, besides the action out at co, i got nothing else.
Thanks Joe, yeah i guess you are right about that. I haven't landed an ono this...
Left the harbor a little after 10am and troll straight to sierra buoy, as I approach I see 3 boats leaving and see one guy baiting. Had some birds...
Good job on the marlin. Saw nice bird piles on the 500 but decided to try and run the 1,000 today, not much bird piles till got closer to CO buoy....
Glenn and Mike, what can I say...gotta love them footballs!
Good going on that fat ahi! Glad to hear you got good $$ for it as a fish that big on an 80 is not an easy feat.
Nice, you guys make it look too easy!
perfect way for your leave to come to an end, glad to hear it was productive.
Good job on the marlin and ono! Anybody out there have bad experiences with hooks from Hanapaa?
Thanks Kekoa, unfortunately because of work I will not be able to attend the parties but...
Perfect size marlin for a solo trip. Seems like the "old" guys can out do alot of the younger fishermen out there, including myself. Can't wait to...
Big fish when your friend Matt has to stand out on the swim step to take a pic. I used to do alot of fishing off my jetski and last year I...
Thanks guys! sorry about the long drawn out report but new to this so hopefully my reports will get better in time. Aloha, Darren.
Been fishing and reading BD for a while but between working 3 jobs and fishing 3-4 times a month, it can sometimes be hard to find time to post...
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