I'll be praying for your hand to heal with no problems. Don't let it stop you from getting out there, but be careful.
Looks like a good day to me. Some good grinds.
Looks like an epic day, congrats.
Nice fish! Thanks for posting, I always like to see how people work their deck, boat and gaff. Good job handling a pissed off marlin.
Mahalo for the report, sometimes staying out a little longer pays off big. Way to go.
Nice reward for heading out when most pass. Good going.
Mahalo for the report. Always a good day when you have a some action and nice fish on ice before you head in. I often switch to rigged ihe ihe...
Nice catch, looks like all the time on the water is paying off.
Nice fish and good job, you gotem on ice.
Bob, I didn't even see that. Pretty funny.
Mahalo Brian, that one is medium size caught others even bigger.
Randy, I think I will give it a...
Mahalo 808shorecaster, grinds were double good. I was blessed with catching a nice Samoan Crab with the mahi head. Not much better than crab...
You make it look so easy. Nice one!
Thanks Pat, if ono were over 200 lbs I think you would catch more. You only catch giants.
Lots of great advice so far. Been in a dry spell myself, so l feel your pain. I'm no expert , but for ono and mahi I like to keep the drag light...
The spring bite was great, but summer has been a little slow for us, so heading out expectations were low. Lines wet at 6:30 heading on the 40...
Nice one Pat. That would be a busy day with a crew, but solo must have been nuts.
Congrats on the nice fish. Thanks for the post, I need some encouragement. We had a solid strike yesterday, but nothing to melt my ice.
Nice otaru! I always enjoy your posts, showing how small boats can killem.
Looks like a fun and busy day, congrats!
Nice bunch of fish, must have been a blast on light tackle.
Jeremy, those lures have permanent place in my spread..
808shorecaster, On the blue lure I'm on the 4 set of skirts in two...
Mahalo ke Akua, for a great day on the water. Lines in the water around 6:30, working HK ledge. No action until 9:00 where we hooked into a solid...
Nice fish guys, thanks for the report.
Epic day, worth getting wet and taking a beating.
How do you think the leak started :-)
Didn't look like the wind was slowing down anytime soon, so decided to go for short holoholo. Headed out to HK ledge around 6:30 and had a double...
Nice catch, looks like it was worth the rough ride.
Nice fish and great action shot. Always makes me nervous when they jump, good job landing it.
Right on Pat, reminding us all that perseverance pays.
Mahalo for the report, too bad about the ahi. Get em next time.
Looks like a good day, congrats.
Kalvin, I think she go about 15# hawaiian scale :)
Had some luck last week on the HK ledge and kept hearing more good news on the bite. Saw a break in weather so we decided to hit Banks. Made it...
Looks like a good time, nice ones.
Nice catch Russell. Mahalo for posting. We went to the banks on Wednesday and ended up with a similar catch.
Congrats on the mahi, they like those Matsu lures.
Captain Shawn on the Night Runner, great guys that know how to catch.
[ATTACH] Check here before you head out, red means known missing. Also report it here if no can find....
Sounds like a good time, congrats
Been slow for us too, on the banks and hk ledge, at least you came home with some fish in the box.
Sounds like a great day, congrats.
Good thing the tranny didn't give out way offshore. Reminds me that I should take care of a few maintenance issues. Get em next time.
Nice catch, you can't beat a short trip and box full of fish.
Mahalo for the report, seems like the bite has slowed all around. You'll get em next time.
Mahalo, Jeordie. It's always nice to come home with something in the box.
Got to the Banks around 8:00 morning was very slow, but beautiful day of calm water. Plenty of other boats with no signs of action. On the tide...
Congrats, in the blind is always exciting, especially a screamer.
Looks like a good day to me.
Nice set up! My whaler could use the Lighting overhaul. Gonna look into that 18 cab.
Looks like a great day, congrats
Nice one, Pat and Nerlie deliver again.
Nice ones, way to make it happen.
Congrats on the R&D, looks like it's working. Mahalo for the awesome lures.
Another nice one!
Nice ahi, gotta love half days like that.
Congrats on the ahi, persistence pays!
Nice catch, keep up the reports on the boat.
Great job landing, you're blessed to get her to the boat after all that.
Nice ahi, looked like a good fight.
Great catch, love that boat.
Thanks for the report, takes more effort when you had less than perfect day. Looking forward to the next report, with better news.
Looks like a great day, nice size fish.
Pat, sometimes you can’t do anything on missed fish, other times you learn a lesson, all part of fishing :
Brian, your right the...
Headed out at sunrise Sunday morning for a half day trip out of Hawaii Kai, heading towards Makapu'u. Within a half hour we had our first ono on...
Great start with the new boat, I had been watching that listing and dreaming of buying. Congrats
Awesome catch, hard work pays.
Nice fish, way to spread the aloha.
Way to go Russ, small boat and solo.
Nice fish Duke, sorry about the leg. Been lucky so far tossing into box, but some times miss or lid closes. Might be time for me to killem before...
Nice fish, looks like you had a great day.
Good size marlin, eat it!
Good job on filling the box. Got to love days like that.
Nice ono. I think you're due for the next marlin.
Mahalo for reporting, I wish more people would report the days that aren't so good.
Todd, Nice looking motor. Way to go an the mahi.
That's the kind of holoholo we all dream of! Mahalo nui loa for sharing the details.
Half day trip to the Banks. Trolled the channel and got to the Banks around 8:30. No birds or any action to be seen, but beautiful day. Headed...
I tried a similar setup and ended up going with bamboo I harvested. I think marine painted bamboo is better than the extension poles. Search BD...
Good to see someone catching, wind has been howlin lately.
Great job, gotta love a small boat and big fish. Too bad on loosing one of the riggers. I have been running my bamboo outriggers for a while...
Good to hear about some marlin bites on the south side, thanks for the report.
Nice catch ,variety is always good. Both look like a'u to me : )
Decided take a short solo trip off Hawaii Kai after the Super Bowl. Shortly after getting my spread layed out the center kept coming off. After...
Thanks for the report, nice fish.
Good going Jesse. Even when it seems slow, you bring em in. Good to know that someone is catching.
Congrats Pat and crew. Thanks for the report and sharing your spread.
You and the crew deliver as usual, beauty of a big eye.
It is officially missing. I reported it missing and they replied confirming it is missing.
You cant beat a bunch of fish solo. Must have be a blast
Looks like a great trip, minus the damage.
Seems like its been slow lately. Way to find the fish!
Nice shibi, glad to hear the boat is bringing up the fish.
Way to go! The make over looking great too.
Awesome video, thanks for sharing the Bible verse at the beginning.
That is a monstah ono! Looks like he had some followers under the boat in the video.
Nice setup. Who did it? I would love to mod my 17 whaler like this.
Its days like that I want to jump in the water and do some blue water spearfishing. I've been tempted at the buoys, when you can see the mahi,...
Looks like a great day on the water, thanks for the report.
Gotta love it when the hard work pays off. Congrats on a nice box full of fish!
Banks gurus, great job. Thanks for sharing.
Nice job on the ono, this weather is great for a change. Thanks for the report, it reminds me to shoot into shallower water every now then for...
Nice going on the solo trip, you get to have all the fun to yourself.
Nice catch, you guys always manage a nice mixed bag. Is that the second uku you guys have caught on lure? What a trip.
Nice catch, seems like the bite is better on that side of the island. Kind of slow on south side ledge and the banks. I might have to take a...
Nice ono! I've had all mahis this year around HK, a couple shredded skirts is the closest I've come. Will have to try it on the tide change.
Nice catch. I love to see small boats hookup with big fish. I sure do envy your waters in Kona, makes me want to move to BI.
Nice catch. Almost a dozen pieces, that's great day in my book.
Nice fish, the two of you have it wired.
Looks like some action! Congrats on the marlin and choke aku. Best of both worlds, big fish and fun with small kine too.
Nice ono. Too bad about the marlin, it is an easy thing to forget. Thanks for sharing, there are several things I double/triple check due to...
Way to go Pat, your success is inspirational.
Nice fish, great fishermen can't give up. Great story on getting it done
Nice fish, its always great to hanapa'a after you have just about given up.
You and the crew are killing it, mahalo for the lure shots.
Way to go. Looks like you had a month or so of stoked customers. Like Darren said, plenty marlin in the mix.
These are the bamboo outriggers that I found on line, been in service for like 50 years in North Carolina. Someone told me that these are likely...
Glad to see you back in action. That first bull was a nice one.
Nice catch, looks like a fun day.
Way to go Jerry, 50 is a really nice ono. I was hoping to get out there Saturday, but it was a little to bumpy for my boat.
Russ, Nice Fish! Great to see you back in action, representing da small boats with big fish.
Pat and crew, Awesome job as usual. Mahalo for the detailed posts and sharing your knowledge.
They are 1.5 inch inner diameter, outrigger holders.
I am a little concerned about that too. For the most part, I...
Thanks Randy, There is choke bamboo in Nu'uanu, so you can pick two or three stalks that look about the same. I took a tape measure with me to...
They do go past when deployed out. When stowed in the back position they don't. I got the idea from Van's pictures of his setup. Look at page...
Thanks for the shotgun pictures Brent, nice setup.
I couldn't see spending $500 to $1000 on outriggers, when I could use that for another 80 or a new GPS/Fishfinder unit. So, I made some 14.5...
Mahalo Brent, I think I will have to add this set up to my 17 Montauk
Thanks Pat, looking to hunt some bigger fish in the near future, while the marlin and occasional ahi are around on da west side.
Now that's a nice catch!
Last week had a couple of short trips around Portlock and Makapu`u. First one we set out to hit the Banks. Set out the lines to troll across the...
Another nice marlin, you two make it look easy.
Two marlin on a small Whaler is impressive, nice catch! If you have a chance post some pictures of the shotguns mounted on the bench. There is...
Pat, nice fish. You and the crew always seem to find fish, nothing wrong with a marlin that size. Ono grinds.
Mahalo for the kind words everyone.
Left HK at 6 set out lines and trolled across the channel with no strikes. Reached the Banks and headed down wind toward and shortly had our...
Nice catch, looks like that head had a hard time through the door.
Pat seems like you two always find the fish, congrats.
I second Butch at Hobbietat, for offshore they have everything you need and great guy to talk story.
255 is a monsta, way to go!
Nice catch, marlin that size are good eats.
Awesome, sounds like fun.
Congrats on breaking in the boat. There isn't much better than mahi if your cooking da fish. Next time out try some of the Hawaiian made lures....
Congrats on the ono, its never a bad day when you have fish in the box. They don't call it ono for nothing
Sorry for the delay on the mahalo guys
Thanks Mike, we saw a couple of boats in the distance, but I think most everyone was on west side....
2 Ahi, way to build some great memories with your son
Awesome day Pat and Nerlie. You two are a great team, what a blessing.
Bent butts are nice
Can't go wrong with the newer 17 Whaler love mine. Resale is good to, I'm looking to up grade to bigger in future so resale is a big plus....
Nice one russell. Those Tsutomu slants are killing it.
Nice fish and cool video
Way to go with the ono, building some great memories
Nice fish. Glad the replacement head still had da mojo.
Awesome fish and epic battle. Way to represent us small boat guys.
Ron, Loosing a fish at gaff is never easy. Try to learn from it and let it motivate you to get em next time. BTW You guys covered some major...
Funny thing about having a smaller boat is that after inviting friends on your boat, you end up going out on their bigger boat. Anyway ended up...
Thanks Darin, the ahi was an unexpected blessing and like you said icing on the cake.
Russ, you right the marlin was perfect size that one went...
Nice, that's fatty.
Nice catch. Standup has it's challenges, but I like your attitude to go smaller. You will get the next marlin.
Headed out of the harbor a little after day break, on my friend, bruddah Neils, boat. We had heard that the bite was moving after all of the...
Nice fish, way to go.
Nice catch. Too bad about leg, hope your back out soon.
Congrats. Beautiful picture
Way to hang in there, great catch
That's some aloha. Congrats to them.
Can't beat having a girl friend, that can gaff an ahi. Nice catch.
Awesome day, congrats!
Russ, I'm am sure you guys will get em next time.
Looks like you took the right day off, great catch!
Nice ahi, way to go. I like the upgrade from the 17 Whaler, how do you like it so far? I'm planning to do the same sometime in the next couple...
Nice shake down run sometimes the fish like eating in the rough water. We tried the Banks on Saturday and it was a beautiful day, but pretty dead...
Pat, Nice catch. I'm sure its good to know the boat still calls in the ahi with all the new changes.
Thanks for the details, looks like good day to me. Those are some nice fish. Like Jeff I'm looking forward to my son getting a little older. So...
Ryan, I measured 2.5 inches diameter, from center to center of the U bolt.
Nice catch Beau. I'm planning on a banks trip Saturday too. Throw you a shaka if I see you.
Great shake dowb catch. Like everyone; love that boat. Maybe one day I'll be able to upgrade to a Blackfin ir Bertram.
The rod holder are CE Smith, worth the extra money in my opinion.
I had a fellow Bloody Decker, Whaler owner ask about my setup. So here it is.
I am using the Ubolt to add some strength and take the strain of...
Nice setup Van, I might have to upgrade to that setup. Looks strong.
Chad, There is a sticky thread on the main BD Hawaii page on Whaler rod holders. I will try to take some pictures this weekend and post them...
Congrats on the landing, that is a nice mahi. With today's technology solo fishing can be pretty safe. I have missed good days fishing because...
Nice catch and thanks for the report.
Sweet boat, looks like a clean setup. Nice release, I might have to adopt that tradition when I upgrade the boat.
Thanks for the report, that's the way to fill the box.
That's the way to break the ice, hebi are some good eats.
Sounds like a fun day. Thanks for the report and picture Pat.
Nice catch Jesse, thanks for the banks report.
Now that's a good day fishing, congrats.
Nice catch, mahalo for the report.
Pat and Jason, thanks for the kind words. See you out on the water.
Just a heads up that the 76 station on Lunalilo Home Road now has non-ethanol gasoline.
Nice fish, persistence pays.
Took my visiting brother out on Wednesday and decided to stick closer to home and troll along the ledges. Took off around 7:00 and ended up with...
Nothing better than passing the fishing tradition and knowledge down to the next generation.
Can you make one heineken, I think our fish might like that beter
Nice one, its great to see other small boats catch in all of this bad weather lately.
Looks like a fun solo trip, those are some solid mahi.
Nice catch. I second Pat, bridle one up next time.
Hope the starter is up soon, it's good to hear some big ono are around on the Banks, thanks for the report
Thanks for the report, my marauder just got promoted to tomorrow mornings spread
Jason, we took her on a blind strike. We didn't see any bird piles, just scattered birds on the move. Got lucky this time.
Thanks Guys... Pat, with your sweet Blackfin, I didn't think any conditions would look ugly.
Thanks for the report, the info is always good either way. I'm not use to you posting without a picture of a big ahi.
Nice video and great fishing story. I always like to see the different styles of running the deck, everyone does it just a little different.
Nice catch guys, that's sure is a mixed box.
Headed out to the Banks Saturday at 6:30, it was calm enough to motor out to the grounds at 20 knots. Set lines out and headed south along the...
Thats what its all about, right on!
This report breaks down the trolling drop off and long liners. No prices, but if gives you a good idea of how good the trolling/bottom fishing...
Nice setup Ryan, looks like a fish killing masheen.
Way to go, must have been a blast.
Thanks, great advice guys, another friend also suggested big teak/starboard mounting plates plates fastened with 5200. Glassing it in would make...
Nice! I've been keeping my eyes peeled for tsunami debris. Would live to come across that.
Thanks Brian, all of this input has helped and agrees with my approach so far. I'm going to stick to what I have and beef up the mounting points.
Thanks shinchan, I think I will stick with the rail mounted. I might put single shotgun in a fighting chair position on the bench. I think I can...
Thanks Kauaihunter, I checked out your previous post. I agree that having a second point of contact helps. My rod holders are are solid for now,...
Thanks ahi lawaia
I didn't see the boat in person, just the pictures. I have the same boat, but I'm using CE Smith rail mounted rod holders. I...
I saw this boat for sale recently and thought that the shotgun rod holders on the gunwale was a good alternative to the rail mounted type....
Congrats on an epic day.
Nice one, great way to celebrate Christmas.
I'm no expert, but I like to use 1.5 oz lead, 8/0 hook, remove eyes, and copper wire. Make sure mouth is closed good and no pulling pressure on...
Nice one! I've been working on perfecting my ballyhoo rig, took some experimenting to weight it right and keep it from blowing out at normal...
Good call on the last pass, Awesome.
Nice fish, they can be a handful. I forgot a bat one time and tried to brain a big ono with a knife, it wasn't pretty. Now I always remember a bat.
Mahalo Billy! The last few days have been epic. Great job on following your gut and putting fish in the box!
This is one of our mahi from...
Tahitian Poisson Cru
Tahitian Poisson Cru
Mix fresh eat right away, don't marinate
1/2 lb super fresh Ahi
4-5 tbls coconut cream
1/2 fresh lime, juice
Nice catch, glad to see the bite is on on the west side. Things are slow over here, south side on small boat range. Love to see smaller boats...
Diet of mahi-mahi, wahoo and lancetfish in the western and central Pacific
This paper a little on the technical side, but reflects a lot of what...
Last two fish 35# Ono and 20lb Mahi, had mixed bag of bait fish, too digested to tell what. A few months ago we caught a Mahi out at the Banks...
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