yup worth every penny. only complaint is they're heavy.
It happens to us when we akule. close enough to feel the spray's but thats usally when the bite is good. Sometimes we move, sometimes we just hope...
Nice Job guys! Will send the you guys the replacement soon. Aloha
Nice fish Russ!
Thanks guys. I'm sure we all know that terrible feeling. Glad we were able to get out. The fish was a great bonus!
Friday morning get to the harbor little late, get the boat set up and put her in the water. Click, click... [email protected]#k boat doesn't start. Pull her back...
So I know I'm a few years late to this thread but we just picked up this 24'. Skipjacks are a rare boat in Hawaii but from what I've read and from...
no wonder only had shibis for us. You caught all the ahi off of it. Good going!
Perfect size... Good going on the fish guys
nice catch Jerry!
Ted's got it right guys. We make a cut behind the pec fin and then in the gill membrane. Stick a hose in the gill cut and pump the fish with...
This past thurs we made plans to make a run after work and then camp over and fish friday. Get in the water about 4:30 thurs afternoon and head...
Thanks guys. Blessed and lucky to have an encounter with a fish like that!
Nice one Jesse!
Nice one Walter. Congrat's
Two weeks of waiting was to long. Friday morning head out to the 1000 early and slide to the right. Right as hope for the pre dawn bite fades away...
Hope you get yours soon. Maybe this weekend the Ahi's bite again. Best of luck!
Nice one gang! Like the vid too
Nice one Chuck and Roy, Congrat's!
Nice one Mike. Congrat's
Good last run. On to bigger and better things. Congrat's!
Saturday reports from the Royal tournament was not good and everyone was saying the bite is slow. Took the week off from fishing so we pushed off...
Great catch Ted. Food looks good too.
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Great catch Ted. Food looks good too.
Congrat's on the Toad!
Thanks guys. Ken is from wisconsin, I'm trying to convince him to buy a time share and come every Ahi season! We're slowly figuring out a menu...
Way to stick it out Russ. Congrat's!
Your girl is the best crew you can find! Congrat's on the Ahi Jess, Hij and crew
Every other year my friend Ken visits Hawaii and every time we take him fishing we get lucky. Friday 7/12 we head outside makua and set lines. The...
Picked up a new ride (24' Skipjack)and of course spent lots of time and $$$ getting it rigged and ready. Took us awhile to figure out a good...
Nice Fish Nic. Congrat's!
wow thats a sick rebuild. Congrat's!
Howzit guys, Gonna put this on CL soon but thought I'd post it here 1st
This boat is turn key ready.
Here are some details
Thanks guys. Glad to be back fishing.
Those were some crazy porpoise we were chasing that day. What the hell?
Glad to hear the lure still...
Nice catch! Never got a uku on the troll before, maybe i need a super ninja!
Congrats on the great day
lol, from now you going always want your spear gun when trolling and wish you was trolling when diving.
never post so long i forget how. Heres some pics
Been super busy with work and life but finally got out there last friday. Straight out from waianae and set it up just before the 1000. Been some...
Thanks guys! Everyone on BD have been so great to me over the years. Can't thank you all enough.
Ziggy... yes Force 18. It does the job for now!
Little something to pass the time. Thank you to all the BD members here.
Best of luck in 2013!!
Nice fish Pat. Is it a big stripey?
Nice fish Don... Congrat's!
That lure is so sick I don't even notice the fish!!
Nice one R!!
Looks good Ryan!
yup grey chub is a Nenue. I eat it all the time, poke, dried, grilled. Its a good eating fish!
Its good to read the books and articles but as mentioned the best way is to get out there and experience. Everyones boat has its own hot lure and...
Nice Ono Kevin. Bullet and Invert lures when trolling faster and drop the lines back a little deeper. Also wearing boots is a good safety idea.
Nice Mahi Russ
Still slaying them. Congrat's and you're a good man for leaving in time for dinner!! :hali_olutta:
Ha you know the Kinimaka's? hit me up when you get back.
I'm pretty sure it fogged up because we took 50 mins to land the...
Straight to the spot, drop lines, catch ahi, and get it on film. Thats how it should be done!
217 gutted thats a Toad. Congrat's
nice ono Randy, your Ahi is coming soon!
So we fished monday from dark to dark, watching the sunset while riding around the pinnacle area and not getting a single bite all day.
Congrat's Ron and crew...
Yeah Boys!! Congrat's on closing the deal :2gunsfiring_v1::hali_olutta::hali_olutta:
Thanks guys, I heard they still biting...Lets go get em!
Well we hit it on thursday early in the morning and spent the day getting poked in the eye by everyone:rofl: Congrat's to all of them! We managed...
hij... you got the hardest part down, thats finding them and hooking them. The rest will come. hit me up when you have time.
Nice... Ahi coming for you this weekend!
yeah boy... :2gunsfiring_v1::hali_olutta::hali_olutta::hali_olutta:
That's Nuts!! Congrat's on the Ahi... awesome job
JB, would like to see the post, hopefully you can talk him into it. Thanks
Yeah it's just covered in blood. It's a blue...
So many flat line bites, your boat must be sending out the sweet vibrations. Another nice one for you. Congrats!
Right on Steve... Congrat's!
Haven't been able to fish much these days but we made it out there yesterday. Hit the water early and ran up toward bo and out 19 miles before the...
Nice Fish JD!
Mean Vid Boy's. Congrat's!
I'm sure it won't be able to go where Kimi Ann goes but hopefully better then what I have. Thanks
Thanks for the link
We mainly troll and...
I looking into get a Skipjack here in Hawaii. From what I've read they are good rough water boats. Please help if you have answers to some of...
Lol I would guess everyone from HI knows someone who is Super Moke!
ah going on a surf trip this year instead of the fever!
tom, I sent you a pm.
yeah those look sick!:hali_olutta:
Sometimes lead, sometimes in resin
Nice work Kawika. I like the little tear drop ice blue one a lot.
The link above is the file I was talking about. yeah it looks like a cheese grader. Gotta use water while spinning it on your lathe or drill. Just...
bondo file work well too
Breakfast of kings, fried akule,eggs rice and kimchee
Traded the tako for some akule with a guy at the wash ramp!!!
anytime Hij, heard your...
Chip Van Mols gotta be one of the coolest names around. Glad that you're sharing your knowledge with us!
Pat save some for the rest of us! Congrat's on the great day.
Mustad 7691's on the go to ahi and marlin lures for sure but I use the hanapa'a hooks for ono and mahi stuff. Just gotta take the time to keep...
Took advantage of the light winds and set out to get some akule. The bite was really slow so early in the morning we decide to go and check the...
Nice ono MikeO, Congrat's on the good day!
So Slick, So SICK!
Nice ono Brian and the Kawa yum!
Big load Congrat's! can't wait to see the vid.
Wow I can't believe that was 2009.... Like Capt Clay said "every lure maker is and artist" . There are so many local guys that make sick lures and...
nice catches JD, glad you got out there!
thats a great solo run Russ. Congrat's!
Made a run up to the bank with my pops on friday. Lots of boats working the tip and lots of scattered piles. About mid morning the short corner...
Like the vid. Congrat's on the ono
Nice catch Steve!
On the fish as always Capt!
Nice catch... The boat looks sick with those long riggers. I like it!
Mean! great work Nick.
Sick pics, can't wait to see the vid!
Nice catch Russ!
sounds like a fun day Steve!
Great catch B... Congrat's!
Some pics of my boat and a couple of Jeff's. I've seen...
# 864-4315 ask for Josh or [email protected]
I got a t-top from him and am very happy with it. Let me know if you want see pictures.
Cool Vid. Congrat's on checking the Ono off the list. Next up on the to do's Big Ahi!
Finally went fishing for maybe the 4th think this year. Ran out from Sand Island with pops and headed for hh. Nothing going on at the can so we...
Nice boat. See you on the water!
Nice catch Bob!
Wow thats a big Stripey. Congrat's on the great catches.
Nice Mahi, you guys on a roll. Congrat's!
thats the secret to a great day on the water! :hali_olutta:
good start to a hawaii fishing career!
Haven't been on the water much since the end of last summer. Finally said F#%k work and made a run yesterday.
Ran out to BO 1st light, nothing...
Killing it bro! Congrat's
looks like Gary Yamamoto's.... That would be sensei Yamamoto to me!
Some lures from a recent order I sent to Australia. They took some pretty nice promo pictures. These are just a couple. :hali_olutta:
Sorry about the blank previous post.
Here's a short video of some high lights from 2011. Hope you all enjoy and best of luck in 2012....
Nice.. I really like the bottom one!
Sick stuff Tommy!
Finally made a new color to share. Merry Christmas to all the lure guys here!
Not the best but enough to keep us interested!
Sick set! Bet those throw some nice spray.
Nice one Brian, thanks for the pictures.
Shaun and Neil
Congrat's... keep the vids coming
dam you guy's got the hot hand!
Congrat's on another fine catch
I think the reason you see less cpr here is, 1st most guys here take care of the fish once caught. 2nd guys here know how to make it taste...
yeah.. those some monster nabeta's
good to see the mahi's are around too!
Congrat's on another fine catch Pat.
Nice catch B!
Nice one! congrats
Nice catch Darren! Your lures seem to be working just great. I made a solo run that day. i heard the marlin bite was good. Left at 6 back at 4...
Congrat's on the solo ahi!
Congrat's on the solo marlin Russ. I'll get you another bullet soon.
Nice catch as always Capt.
Randy... thats a fine collection of heads you got there. Thanks for picking out one of mines. I like this color combo on that head. It's not very...
glad the lures producing for you. Thanks for putting them to work.
sorry to hear you lost the lure JD. I'll save you 1 from the next batch.
yeah thats a sick looking boat Ian. From the shake down trip it looks like it'll be treating you to many great fishing days. Congrat's
Congrat's on another fine day!
got your replacements ready.
awesome Randy, the kids face is classic!
well i had to give it one more try but late afternoon run on sunday came up empty.
thanks, it does feel good to get them on your...
think we might have to start calling that one the "Mahinahina plunger"
Heard the bite was pretty good out west so I decided to take a vacation and go fishing. Sunday morning out on the Lexi Ann at 4:30 am to see if we...
when the bottom gets cloudy most times it means the resin is getting old.
Use the rest of the older resin to pour the colored hats/tinted tops....
Congrat's on the great day JD
Thank you for taking the time to take the great picture with the lure. I'll have to send you a little something for...
Richard and Russel
Congrat's on the awesome day of fishing. Funny how kids and females seem to some how pick the good color combos. Thanks for...
Thank you Ali!
Anytime you need help with donations just let me know.
Killing it. Congrat's on the great day!
gotta agree that the kids smile say's it all.
yeah scott that one has been swimming good for us lately. Glad it is for you too.
i think it was about 450 or 500. Aren't you...
Another sick one Tony!
Pennywise all time tops.
You guys killing it. Congrat's!
great video,classic song... Congrat's!!
yesterday we pushed off at 4 am headed for the corner and beyond. The morning was pretty slow outside of mokuleia about 20. About 10 am we're...
Nice one Nick...Congrat's!!!
Killing it this summer...
Congrat's again guys!!
I'm giving away lures to those who weigh in a fish caught on one of my lures during Ahi Fever. Please follow this link for details...
oops wrong date 6-12 monday!
Headed out of Haleiwa on the little sled monday 5am. My friend J-boy also heads out same time on his boat. We run up...
I'll throw down a couple.
wow 3 in one day!! Congrat's Randy
Nice pitures, next trip going be 3 ahi's
Nice load there Scott. Thanks for the picture and congrat's
score! nice fish..
Sounds like a action packed day. Congrat's on the Ono's!!
congrat's on the ahi!!!
wow thats a sick new ride.. Congrat's!
Wow same lure and weekend as last year. Next years memorial day weekend we going follow you!! congrat's on the ahi
classic story nice.. Looks like the toad was to big for the fish box... Congrat's!
Nice catch guys.. Congrat's on the Ahi!
Yesterday we had to take a couple of celebrities for a quick dive in the morning. That would be Kimi and Captn Andy of the "Time Bandit"
nice one Jeff.. Congrat's on the Ahi!
Nice hebi PJ
Good luck with the ahi on your next trip!
sorry to hear about the rough day but as least your dues are paid.
Next time you going put em in the box for sure!!!
good times for sure... ahi cutting party at your house next!
On tuesday we put "Lexi Ann" back in the water after 2 month of dry dock to repair some damage we got from the tsunami and for some upgrades. The...
nice ono B.. fish friday, dive saturday..... hunt on sunday????
Looks like summer is in full swing on Maui. Great catches!!
Been meaning to thank you guys for the "Start me Up" bag and goodies....
ho fatty otaru.. congrat's!!!
Nice bullets! looks like winners for ahi season. I think your uncle was one of the guys who showed my sensei how to make lures years ago. Keep up...
nice catch Randy!!
I definitely spent the money it took to do it right. But considering I don't have the 60 to 100k to upgrade to a Kami, Knife or...
nice marlin.. sick video of it jumping out the back!
Got my 18' force back yesterday and I'm super stoked. JS Marine did a sick job on the T-top and Ricky's upholstery did the enclosure. Josh @ JS...
I just wanted to share this... Sunday afternoon Josh calls me to see if there is any fish at the buoy's. He has no crew and no marina because of...
those the days that keeps us fishing.. Congrat's guys!!!!1
Nice day of fishing for sure. Enough strikes to keep you going and some fish for fuel and to eat! Thanks for putting the lure out there but its...
Congrat's on the great solo catch!
nice catch guys!
Like that customs eye on the lure! Thank for the report.. guess we'll be on the look out for ducks.
G'damit those are sick!
Email me your address and I'll send them over.
Congrat's on the ahi!!!
Glad the lure accomplished its mission.:hali_olutta: You guy's can send the ahi's over to us now!
Nice catch Justin..
I haven't eaten Moana Kali long time.
Thanks Johnny... let me know if you want one
thanks for including the lure in the pic.
Should be something in your mail box on monday. Are you fishing on weds?
I heard it works good on everything but marlins. So far I hooked a blue...
I'm glad the lure made it into your permanent line up! Thanks for putting it to use. I'll call you tomorrow about the solar info.
Nice catch Russ...
Like the scoop faces John.. Ono's and ahi's are going to slam those. Might want to cut the 1st step down a little more on the 1st head.
Bo is there for sure.. saw it yesterday
Nice catch....one tuna short of a sweep!!
been meaning to say your boat looks sick in your avatar pic.
Went out for a day of fishing with my dad yesterday. Headed for bo but there was a boat already there. Picked up a mahi and small shibi there then...
awesome lures as always!!! Like someone said earlier Ron has been turning out sick bisques for a long long time...
I 2nd that!!
Shitz nuggets I need more practice...
Nice fish guys!
Russ... must be something good going on for you to be that way??? Hope those strikes turn into catches for you soon. Thanks again for giving it a...
thats cool.... i should try that on the ahi's
I grew up reading all the "fishing hawaii style" books. I still look threw and read them once in awhile. I think all 3 volumes have info on lure...
ho thats some pretty neat shapes you got going there Joe. I like it!!!
the last red one is my favorite.
After saving the boat on friday and checking to make sure all was well above and below we pulled into alawai to get ready for the mitches. The...
i'm sure the boats will accommodate you if you want to try the bars. But it's probably a better idea to let the capt./crew do their thing if you...
Jeff.. you can try Pledge, the kind for furniture. works for me.
i'll email you later about the paint. shoots!
I agree with Capt G... I don't use glitter often but when I do I buy it from fiberglass hawaii... Saves you the headache of trying and testing...
Finally have a new shape and size to share. No new paint schemes but I'm pretty happy with this one. 14 inch short corner bait I call "super moke"...
Nice catch.. :hali_olutta:
Nice catch Joey!!
Nice load!!! Congrats!
Save some fish for us next time.
i second that!!
Nice, good to see the striped marlin are around there to!
Congrat's on the catches!
Nice catch Pat!
i think you gotta get a bigger fish box, summer time comes and you'll fill that one up in no time.
i see the old faithful lure is...
Call josh @ Js marine #864-4315
Email is [email protected]
he does really good work for t-tops
a few in action!
Headed out of sand island yesterday at 6am headed toward BO. The buoy has some boats already there so we decide to slide down west. We get a knock...
Just a little video i made for fun. hope you guys enjoy it. thanks
Nice mahi's Ian, glad the lure worked for you. thanks!
Another great vid!
I like the blueberry stick bait and the new avatar lure is sick!
Sorry to hear of the big girl that broke loose but you sure are putting a lot of them in the boat! Congrats on another great catch!
Nice catch josh!
Set out from "La Mariana" yesterday for our 1st run of 2011. The water was super flat as we ran down to BO. Nothing at BO for us so we start to...
Great vid Nick. Congrat's on your guys pinocchio's!
Thats a fatty Hebi... good going Pat!
Those is the Ahi killers!!!
I really like the long cut face. is that one new?
Good going one the mahi Steve.
knew a band called Surftout. Were you in that band?
Nice catch! Looks like tricky Ricky comes through again!
i like #3 on the left but they all look nice and clean!
Here are a few 12" plungers i just finished. I got the blue/gold and blue/yellow/white skirts from a friend for cheap and tried to match them up....
Great looking stuff Jeff. good to hear you're healed up and back at it!
So Sick! Great work..
Very nice. I especially like the top one. Looks sick with the salmon.
This ones going into some ones stocking. Pretty happy with the way it matched up. Hwn style ice blue, everyone here has a lure with this skirt...
Congrat's Zack.. awesome catch
Nice catch... Mahi head soup must be hitting the spot in this weather.
Nice one Brandon.
K... I've been wondering why you haven't been out there. What's wrong with the machine and how much longer til you back?
Sorry to hear about that. I felt the 1st hand effect of being robbed earlier this year. It sucks but on the other hand there are more important...
Killer scoop face!
Nice catch as always Capt!
Good going on the mahi Joey.
Great memories for your boy and fresh fish for dinner!!
Yesterday we set out from HK and turned left. Soon after we cleared the point we started finding open schools and taking a lot of blind strikes....
Nice Work.. I really like the little black snipper on the bottom.
I just realized it's Ron B.
Saw the video of the screamer marlin, sorry you lost the fish and the lure. Might as well just run all of your own...
Another sick one!!
Post the Ahi you catch with it this weekend!
Very nice shapes... Ono's love them ice blue lures!!!
Thanks guys... hopefully they make it into some local braddah's stockings for Christmas.
Franks... Those went to a local shop but whenever you...
We cancelled fishing this past sunday because we thought the wind was going to blow. Turns out the wind came down and the tunas were biting...
Very nice Mark!
I like Yozuri skirts the best. They make them on point every time and it has slimmer hips which keeps a nice line from the head through the...
Thanks for the input guys!
Yes in deed, you can put Ron's work up there with the best.
Ah maybe I'll post it later.. going to make a few more heavy one soon. I'll save one for you!!!
Shanus... The cup faced pearl with the side...
here's a few thats been pretty good for us.
I'm thinking of pinching the nose to keep the lines of the head similar to the lines of the insert... I think the purple one with the pinched nose...
Thanks Mike!...... i hope to see all the battle scared lures although I'm sure those are kept under lock and key.
Very interesting information and good looking lure. Thanks Capt. G
Aloha, just thought I'd revive this old thread with a couple of lures that have been good to us. thanks
wow nice work!
One of my favorite lure makers, that one is sick!! Is it a Locknut?
Congrat's Pat!! Awesome catch..
Frank, think your plastics are killer, maybe we should work out a trade?
Yes sir.... Hope there will be a few being dragged...
Saw you guys leaving the parking lot at the can. Looks like that was the right call for the day. Congrat's on the big marlin!!
Turned these last week. 12" and 9" plunger, couple of 9" bullets and a couple of scoop jets... thanks!
Haven't made any new shapes or paint jobs in awhile, just been admiring everyone else's work. Finally got something to show, this one is a 5.5...
Headed straight out from hk yesterday about 7 am and spent the day looking for open schools. We only found 2 all day and was lucky enough to get...
Awesome catch Randy.. I'll get you some new ones as well as a replacement soon.
I''ll take a stab at your question's. Like Matt said probably the main reason is that we eat them. Seems like a lot of people who...
Congrat's again Jeff... Great video! Maybe I gotta switch the 12's and 14's for some 5" on circles.
Thank you everyone.
Nick, John, and Allen... I really admire and respect the work you guy do. Keep turning out those killer lures!
Good going Randy! When you going again?
Yesterday we headed out of Koko Marina and ran out. Shortly after setting up we had a nice size marlin take the center, pulled some line for...
Congrat's on the Ahi's Jon!
I like the clean lines from the head to the skirts. good Job.
happy to hear the good news. Continued well wishes to your family!
Awesome fish... Congrat's!! Looks like a Futa stinger was the magic bait!!!
Keako... call in sick and go get one!! Nah I'll try to swing some by since you gotta doggie sit now.
Nice fish and welcome aboard!
Slamming the marlins...congrat's!! Good looking lure too!
We left Koolina and headed for BO first thing in the morning. No one home there so we kept going out. There was a lot of birds coming down the...
Congrat's on the great day!
Great vid as always Nick. Your dad sounds just like my dad, makes the vid even better. So classic listening to his comments! :rofl:
Scott,.. I should be dropping some 7" stuff there next week. Hopefully a few more weeks for the 9" ...
Congrat's on the Ahi!!
WOW that's sick!
Kekoa.. thats the same lure, my friend lost one of those on thurs to a big marlin.
Jason.. i think Roy's has some bullets if you want to...
Great fish.... Congrat's!
blue salmon and blk purple for us.
went out on weds and worked an area outside flotilla, 1st thing in the morning we take a screamer on the rigger and look back to se a very big...
you guys killing it! Congrats
this was the 1st one of the year with Kimi, got it the week after the fever.
continued prayers and well wishes to your wife and family..
9" blk/purple under, same one from the fever but didn't have the original colors at the shop.
that ones a 7" bullet purple/blk...
Yesterday we came out of Koolina and ran north around the corner then way outside. Nothing going on out there but on the way back we picked up the...
Was hanging out after the Haleiwa arts festival when my friend told me someone was off loading a big marlin at the ramp. I down know these guys...
Nice one Pat, congrat's!!
Nice load.. congrat's!!
Went got out on friday and was lucky enough to pick one up out side kaena point. The fish went #177 gutted the next day, we also pick up a ono...
who knows what this is??
Not sure exactly what you're making but I just paint mines with model paint and a cheap air brush gun. let me know if you have any other...
Nice toads!! Congrat's
Roy's fishing supply has some. If you not on Oahu, i should have some by monday and can send it to you.
Thanks guys! Took a couple days and a lot of people congratulating form all island to realize "wow we just won Ahi Fever" how crazy/lucky is that....
We got really lucky on sat. fishing the in "The Fever". We headed north with everyone else and then out. As soon as we set up we get a...
Congrat's on the fish Pat!! Tried to radio you on sunday but didn't know about the name change. Good going!
It was there couple weeks ago.. way off the mark almost under water the day we found it.
Yeah we had plenty of misses too, i think mahi's was just fickle, maybe more of a reaction bite then feeding. We took our share of cracks out...
picked the mahi's up in singles all in the blind, found a nice bird pile but not much was biting, ended the day with a triple ono bite.
Nice Load Scott!!
The water isn't so bad as long as you're putting the fish in the box right?
Look into JS Marine for your t-top Josh does...
I just wanted to say thank you again to everyone here, those who called, texted and emailed. I really appreciate all the help and support. It...
Boat trouble in the morning made for a late start on Sat. Couldn't find T so we head out to MM, dead there but found a pile a little more outside....
In my favorite conditions "flat" I like about 8 knots but most time I just go what ever speed the ocean allows.
do you think that...
Try contact "5 oceans 7 seas" I think that guy sells his lures there.
24 Sand Island Access Rd.
Honolulu, HI, 96819
lucky in deed!! no need catch, no need clean, no need cook, just crack the beers and EAT!!
Aj going try that style next time it sound good....
yo Jesse, the spam is mainly for when we don't catch fish. I've been eating a lot of spam lately.
Moana Kali is my favorite goat fish, got to...
Maybe we can keep a thread going about what our catches looks like on the table? Here is a couple to start:
Breakfast of fried...
Aloha Capt. Clay
I sent you a reply email, hit me back when you have time and I'll mail a couple your way. shoots
we use black line, gotta stretch em out really good 1st or it's going to get tangled a lot the first time you use it. Electric tape on the fingers...
how big was the stripy, looks good size.
Russ, feel free to PM me if you need help getting started.
Since he already posted the head.. here's a look mines. Gotta hit Kekoa if you want the magic skirt combo. I haven't caught...
My email [email protected]
Maui Sporting Good in Wailuku Maui is the only tackle store they are in. But if you live on oahu...
Really good advice here. As we all know the weather man is wrong a lot of the time. I like to have a day of nice water the day before I go and a...
Right on Kekoa... Thanks for letting the lure ride with you.
Congrat's on the Mahi's.... Good way to start off the sweet new ride.
Thank you everyone. Water was flat in the morning then SW about lunch time but not to bad. hopefully it was a sign of better fishing and more...
I agree with RJ as well, you gotta pull the lures that give you the good vibes. Like mentioned the plus side of a super ninja is they catch fish...
Ran out to the banks on fri. and found some action. Not long after setting up we got 2 mahi's, then we found a small pile and took a triple shibi....
I just use Turtle Wax, wipe it on with my finger and use a old shirt to wipe it off. Keep it on the lathe while polishing.
Like Jesse said a lathe is a good place to start. A bondo file, a regular file, Then wet sand paper starting from 180, 320, 600, 1500....
Alan, Can I come eat at your house for New Years to?
Pledge works too
Right on Jeff!! Sure that makes up for the other week when you were sick. Congrat's!
Nice catch Ryan!
good going on the Mahi's, early morning fish makes for easy drinking afternoons!!! :food-smiley-014:
WOW!! I can't decide which one I like the best. Beautiful work as always.
Sounds like there are a few fish on your side Jones. hope you get a chance to get out there soon.
Russ we went...
That's a stout Onaga!! good going on that one..
I haven't fished my boat for 2 months. Left hk and ran up to makapuu and around the corner. Found a really nice aku pile in the area of T but...
congrat's on the great catch!!!
congrat's Pat... awesome fish!!!!! was it on the soft head or the repaired Kai'io magic bait?
Wanted to share this nice catch the guys aboard the "True Grit" got on Sat. They set out at 7 am. from sand island and worked straight, toward the...
Here's a couple of heavy bullets that i made this weekend. Thanks for looking!!
I wish I had some great secret to share but the truth is we've just been lucky this year. Just plain lucky and I'm thankful for that. :hali_olutta:
One day I hope to find a pile like that w/those results. Great pics everyone!
Russ I mostly fish west side unless the wind is way down....
great idea starting this thread Russ. All this wind has been a bummer but looking back 09 has been pretty good.
my cousin with #1 for the year...
i think the easiest way is to take the shape from your resin mold, then grind the resin down so it fits into the mold 1/8" clearance. most guys...
for me it would be a 33 Kami or 30 Knife.
big but still can trailer to whatever side of the island the fish is.
Aloha Mike PM sent
Original post is kind of old so I must have deleted the pics off photobucket. Here's a couple:
I'll try to explain a little more of Magic's post... Use the blade to take away the tacky resin, then the file to shape the shoulders and back to...
Josh does really good work, you should give him a call
Looks like a couple of winners!! Nice shape on the big one. Is it a 16" lures??
here's a little bullet that I hope will work in Cali.
Troy... PM me!!
nice catch Pat!!
Crow has good points that you should definately try...
also you can try to sand the lead insert so it sicks better and make sure that when you...
JS Marine does sick towers... [email protected] or call Josh 864-4315
nice catch.. you guy's on a roll for sure.
Right on Pat!! Congrat's on the fatty.
Ha, yeah we went to grab a bin and said Damn #195 plus the one you guys had iced. We didn't really fell like taking pictures after that. Good...
Yesterday we left waianae at 5:30 and played around S as the sun was just cracking. The area looks good lots of birds around, see some aku's...
I saw that fish sitting on the scales at the block when we pulled up. That thing was a monster. Good going on the 2 Ahi's AJ!!! I hope we get one...
Those are 12" heads but I was thinking of making some green in a small size. i don't make green very often so if you see a light tackle one in...
i get that smell every time i pour in bulk.. you get used to it after awhile haha or some times i use a resperator..
Medium boat say 24' to 26' would be the most fishable. I understand the small boat no need crew but I a medium boat gives you more range and...
If it's the same pearl that I'm using, comes in a powder you do need to add the white. I think the opaque is the same as violet pearl and that...
you can get your shell inserts here Mother of Pearl Shell Veneer from Aqua Blue Maui or POP has them... you can also use a small flat sander to...
turned these guys last night.. hope you enjoy!!
my friend that i fish with sent me this today.. he runs his RT flat line close 60' max and catches a lot of nice marlin on it. this one was to...
made these for BicolBoy along with a blunt bullet. Sorry for the long wait C.. hope you enjoy!!!
Ha... I've been doing the same thing as you... Fishing, surfing... SLACKING!!!
its summer why not and you can add drinking to my list. Look...
I have both but two piece molds are probably better... good luck
I use clear casting resin.. sounds like the same one use mentioned..
Graham.. feel free to PM me if you have questions and Good luck!
Wow that a fricken hugh Mahi.. congrat's to the both of you. It's been awhile since you've posted pictures of lures Capo. What do you have brewing...
Thank you everyone!!
thats my cousin in the pic, normally fish with him. I've tried but I'm not good enough to catch fish solo yet.
we worked the pinnacle at first light, got a ono and lost a lure to one. the 1500 looked dead to the power plant, came back down the 1000 and got...
you can go City Mill and buy the rubber stopper then drill out the whole. Cheaper then buying them from a tackle supplier. Or you can drill the...
Thanks for the shout out RJ. Don't be afraid to loose them I'll make you more.
Mingo, if it ends up you can't find the ninja, feel free to...
JS marine builds some sick towers.. Call Josh 808-864-4315 or email [email protected]
pretty sure it's gone.. played that area twice last week and didn't se it.
Sorry about the hard day... Would have been awesome to land one solo but I guess you gotta take double the heart ache to achieve double the trill....
yeah great talking with you the other day. Sounds like Gary is having a good time up there. hopefully i'll make it up there one day and we can...
Very nice work!! Can't wait to see the next batch..
I don't do to much deeper jigging unless it's absolutely a must but here's a little help.
Shimano butter fly jig works but its hard work, use a...
nice load of mahi's.. I heard the price is really good right now.
I think its safe to say that every local guy here has at least 2 pearl heads. They're not the nicest heads but for some reason they catch a lot of...
i think you really got something good going with your style of bars. Between Gary, Miguel and myself you got plenty of help with resin. I think...
they both look great... send them on down!!! thanks
oh yeah.. looks great!! can't wait to try it out. thanks again for everything Jesse.. Aloha
how come i never seen that one before??
now i know your secret mahi colors..haha.. looks like a sick bait and the fish agree. Great...
I can't remember where I read this but sounds like a good plan.
Go down to the docks and find a charter that you like/seems cool. Find out what...
Ice blue seems like its been pretty consistent but I've heard just about every color has been working. We took this one on a ice blue-ish combo...
For all you ol' salts, that forgot the thrill of catching your 1st Ahi... You can read the story in Kimi's words here:...
good going on the double and good luck today! we'll be wait for the update
So we went out just past the 1000 yesterday and was lucky enough to get 2. The 1st fish bit just as the first rays of light came over the...
yo Scott, I'm not sure on the leader, normally run #250 or #300.. Marlin stuff I'll go #400... Trailer hook outside the mouth on the hook up but...
that's the Ahi killer right there. nice work as always!
Congrat's on the fish!!
thanks for helping kimi out!!! I heard fish came up within your reach, hopefully you have time to go this week. PM me later.
That skirt combo...
That's a sick looking one Matt!! I think you should call it "The black Mamba"
deadly strikes to come...
Fished sat. on a friends boat and ended up with 2, sounded like everyone was out and a lot of guys caught fish from V to R and out to the...
Glad you got out there dave and good going on the fish. Seems like most of the mahi around are small and we just got lucky on the bull. I think...
my friend Josh "True Grit" got this one early this week out on the banks.
yesterday HH was slow so we worked down west a little and...
My girlfriend is fundraising for this years Nationals. T-shirt is of an oil painting she did. If you're interested please go to...
it's kimi's boy here.. welcome BD, we fish the south side a lot so hope to be trading info w/ you. shoots!!
Thats a hot shape!!! I bet she wiggle's with the best of them...
Another fine lure artist on BD. I saw some of Matt's lures on another post, he does great work. Show us some more please!!!!
Diving the banks is possible, I blue watered it a couple of times.. Like Mike said though it is the open ocean and the current can be ripping even...
I heard it's as shallow as 80' in a couple spots... You would definately need a depth recorder for the banks and I would say that when you...
I'm sure I mentioned it in some of my post and I know I've told some of you through email that this man is my Sensei. I've been very lucky to...
oh that was the great lure maker list. I didn't get into the all time greats ( thats the list for you!!!)
by the way i was at POP today and your...
Yo... thats a nice one. Good going on your guy's fish. Looks like your friend had the right idea, take a nap on the run in so he's wide awake to...
i like them sashimi and steamed. My girl's a great cook but she keep's it simple for Onaga's.... Steam with Chuncho then cover w/green...
brett... feel free to PM me if you're interested in a lure. As mentioned a bunch of good lure maker on Kauai. Steve Fountain is another I think...
mrmahi... that was my first time bottom fishing. I have no idea how to find the fish. I know you don't need to anchor and you need a good recorder...
This is my 1st Onaga!!! I think it was swollen from coming up from 600+ feet so it looks bigger then it really weighed. Aloha...
Did they catch it on one of your lures? I bet it was the Mango... I hear great things about that head of yours!!! Let us know what...
You could also try walking the reefs on a rising tide. Hawaii Kai and believe it or not on the reef outside Alamoana beach park. I used to whip...
nice catch RJ.. looks like a box full of Ono's.. good going
Thanks! The fish head insert is lead wrapped in reflective paper, then I pour the shape in clear cast resin. Do you airbrush your swim baits? if...
getting some bullets ready for Ahi season.. hope you enjoy!!
damn thats a sexy shape... everything going slam that thing. nice work!
Those look great!! What kind of fish do you normally target with them? casting or slow trolling?
i was watching fred archers cool video clips but was tripping out on the size of the shibi's they were pulling out of those huge bird piles.
Aloha John, Feel free to Pm me if you want more info on the lures. Thanks!!
I like that green shell insert and the skirt combo is perfect for it. Looks like the perfect size for slurping right down, should have a good hook...
I don't want to get into this fight. I just want to let the "Start Me Up" that I like/look for the picture of marlin in your reports. Mahi's and...
Thanks for the support guys, for those who are interested feel free to PM me. I should have some jetted stuff next week to show.
For Akule red/white flies work well, blue/white and plain white. Pretty sure it's similar for opelu but maybe not during the day. I bet Jim has...
from my sanding/polishing session this past weekend... a 12", a 9" and a 7" hope you like them and thanks for looking!
Is you friends name Brett by any chance?
is it purple/yellow/pink under skirt or orange/pink with a strip of plum?
what ever it is your avatar...
good looking Hebi there Pat, even better looking lure. Nice bulb tapper on it... is it a Kobash head? Definately got the ahi colors on it.
Thanks for the shout out Dave! For me what makes Bd a great site is the people who freely share their knowledge/tips and fishing reports. It...
you're right the hysteria has started, a few guy's came driving by while we we're washing up, asking and saying they heard came up...
You can try fishing right around the hotel area. There's a rocky point that the hotel sits on, lagoon on one side, open ocean in front and on the...
Got info. that some tuna's came up in the porpoise outside BO area so we got out early and heard that way. We got to the miles/degrees and there...
I do about 50 - 60 drops of catalyst for 6 ish oz. of resin. You'll get to know your molds after awhile and can adjust the catalyst. I pour...
You guys always inspire and motivate me to keep turning lures. I'm sure everyone knows the quality of work both Miguel and Steve produce. Thanks...
thanks for the kind words, it's fun to catch fish on lures you've made but it can also be chitty when everyone is catching and you start to wonder...
Headed for hh yesterday, it was rough and cold. A couple miles before we get there we drop 3 lines and about 10 minutes later a small marlin grabs...
the south side is slow.. we played up to the banks and in the channel yesterday and only managed 4. Maybe the Mahi's coming up north side, there's...
Thanks, moving up to a 22' Islander w/extension and trailer comes out to 30'. $300 sound okay, guess its worth not getting soaking wet every time....
Does anyone know of a place I can park my trailer boat on Oahu? Looking for a safe place to rent parking for under $400 a month. Please pm me if...
I was wondering when you were going to show us something with wings. Very nice! Must be cool to see it in action.
Very nice work Bulldog, I see the Reidee influence but like how you dip the nose down a little more on the 9" blue tinted top. I'm lucky to have...
here's some of my regular runners.. pretty basic skirt combo black/silver over purple, blue/silver over purple or pink, gay bob
thanks for the kind words about the lures, feel free to pm me if you're interested in some. yes the fish heads are a bit more but only because...
here's a few from my garage.....
Nice work El Capo.. I like the forward and reverse tapper. Clean shape looks like a winner!!!
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