It's been ages since I checked BD and the comments by Gary T are exactly why I stopped checking and posting in the first place. We don't go to...
Good going Russ!
Looks like he needed the Heimlich!
Nice fish and great team work!
Better wait till summer for a better chance!
Good going and Happy New Year!
Thanks Brian and Happy New Year to you and the family and crew of the Paris C!
Thank you and continued good fortune to you and the Capt in 2014!
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Thanks Booya and Happy New Year!
Thank you and Happy New Year!
No doubt on that one Pat and Nerlie! Great way to finish the year, congratulations!
So gotta admit that I have not been a good Bloodydecker since summer, not even a lurker, but had to post our year-end good fortune.
Had my nephew...
Good going Brian!
Awesome as usual Pat and crew!
Good going G and B! Great two days of action!
You need to cut a bigger door!
"Fishing with the Lee's, Priceless!" Good going G, B, and crew!
Good going G, B and Ken! Can't wait to get back out there!
Good going and way to share the Aloha!
Good going Pat and Robert!
Good going, that's a fatty!
Good going Bob and Russ!
Good going Doc and thank for the info for Sunday!
Good going ! First of many great trips!
Good going Brian. Didn't know you had a Tuna too! congrats!
Awesome! Heard Saturday was off the hook!
Pat, I'm surprised you remembered that day! At least we got a break in the action instead of back to back doubles! Yup, the price...
Nick, it was some great action. Thought I filmed all 4, got home opened the camera and forgot to put in the memory card! Oh well, at least got the...
Russ, thank you and good going on your two the other day. Can always tailrope the others and drag um in!
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Thanks Darren. Yup, I've known and fished with Gary since i was in high school!
Thanks Al for the info. The last two were because I was thinking of where you were and what time you hooked up!
Heard Saturday was going off so could not wait to get out there yesterday. Long-time fishing-buddy Lance (previous owner of my boat) and I,...
Nice fish, good going!
Toad! Congrats and good going!
Good going Capt. N and crew!
Nice to have the Gorilla off!
Great day Pat and Crew! Can't wait to get back out there, da fish are here!
Keep the Tuna rolling! I'd take that pole back, not supposed to break where it did!
Awesome job again! Classic surface bite!
Hanapa'a Nick! The yellow goes good with Green! Congrats!
Good going Nick! Definitely the catch of the day!
Great day, Hanapa'a big time!
Awesome Pat and crew! Way pick up where you left off last year! Can't wait to get out there!
Elvin does a great job. Did my top and enclosure and he works super fast! His# 479-2042
Thanks for the post, cracked me up too!
Second for "Bud's" if Roy's no more. Ordered mine a couple of years ago and it's great quality and it was shipped really fast.
Awesome catch! The happiness on your wife's face while the Marlin was smoking your reel is classic!(as is her concerned face when you were...
Good going on the Chucker! I was that other boat at CO on Sunday. Got a couple of Mahi in the general area, but nothing after that. Congrats on...
"That was Easy!"
Your best bet would be Kewalo Basin for "seeing" whales, but the wind has been howling and it will probably not be the best watching water if you...
Great Day Koa and crew! Went out the day before but didn't get all the way to the area. Also the water looks WAAAY nicer than the day before!...
Good going Brian! Hanapa'a!
Hanapa'a yet again! Congrats!
Good going, should have gone out instead of guard the couch!
Congrats Pat on yet another nice tuna!
Poidog-Phoenecian was the "default" after they closed and then destroyed the original ramp that is STILL next to the marina/fuel dock. Most...
:Dynamite:Remembered that they were supposed to open the new ramp at Ko'olina by Feb 2013. While there during Ahi Fever, noticed NOTHING being...
Great trip and pics as usual! Lots of sashimi for everyone!
Too much crap on the deck for such a big boat. If you hear him, he says he slipped on the Dredge (Teaser on the deck). Lucky it wasn't rough and...
Awesome feat! Was there a floater around? Unusual to see the Hage's swimming around without a net or log around.
Tuna whisperer !
Pretty unreal this year! If I'm not mistaken, Shirley Y had a 900+ earlier in the year as well out of Waianae.
Good going and great video!
Good going Randy! Can't complain about what you got. Went out wednesday and same thing with the Aku piles. Choke birds and kept downsizing lures...
Good going G and Alex. The celebratory roar is a must when boating ANY big tuna!
Good going on #1 &2!
Great video! Great fish! Gotta get out there soon.
Nice Tunas for your first and second!
Great solo Pat! Gotta love the action AND fish in the boat!
Great day! Guess not so slow after all.
Good going Dave and crew! You must have been watching well when Hawaiian Style Tom took us out last week! And you didn't even have bait! Sounds...
Thank you Capt. Tom! Had a great time. Posted some pics on your Hawaii thread. Learned a lot and caught a lot. Hope to return the favor some day...
Beat me to the punch in posting! For all you Hawaii BD'ers, "Hawaiian Style" is your home away from home. Bruddah took care of me...
Good going G, B and Alex! Way to persevere and get the 2nd one!
Thanks to EVERYONE! Very appreciative of the kind words. Still feeling it (sore body) two days later! Sounds like it was a great weekend overall.
Great morning! You be killin it with them Torpedos lately!
Good going, that's a hog!
Pretty sad since it had been holding bait and fish for awhile now.
Good going Pat and crew! Bummer about the rod, warranty? Fishing yesterday was unreal. Been awhile since i seen so many boats stopped at once!
Summer started pretty slow for me. Broke down on day 1 of Ahi Fever and were not able to fish day2. Then it seemed that when the fish were biting,...
Second what Pat said. Best I ever got for a Marlin was $4.25 /lb for a 375 # fish. Do the math, this can supplement most peoples income quite...
Hanapa'a ! Good going. Love the bar stool for the drivers seat. Only in Kona waters!
Good going guys! Way to react quick to save the fish!
Good going Pat and family!
Good going! That's some non-stop action. Good to see that much life on the inside!
Hanapa'a! Great story and monsta #1 for the year, congratulations!
Good going Kekoa and Keahi! Loadum up on Sat!
Great video with plenty fish! Good going!
Marcus and crew, Awesome vid! We passed you on Sat when you were hooked up. Thought you guys was ika shibi, cuz I saw you handlining and had no...
Not a good feeling, but we've all been there. Guarans get the next one! Great angle for the video though.
Good going to everyone!
Good going Pat! You sure don't miss a beat between trips!
Way to Hanapa'a G, Pops, and J-Boy!
Pupule, Good going out there! Great catch.
Awesome job Russ! Just getting tuned up for summer!
Hanapa'a! Good going guys!
Hanapa'a again Nick and Ahab! Pictures are great too!
@Russ-Thanks! It's been along time since we found a rubbish like that
@Pat-Thank you! Good tune up for summer!
@Stoney- Yup Banks was holding,...
Just passing on some info from Reid at Hanapa'a about the upcoming 2012 Hanapa'a Shoot Out. This years tourney is dedicated to the late Dean...
Heard about the action on the banks so headed out yesterday about 5:30 am. Water was super nice and got 3 Mahi and a small aku in the channel....
Good going Russ! Glad you got a nice weather/water day again and loaded up!
Nick and crew-Way better thatn the re, re, re, re, reeeruns we keep getting on Sundays! Awesome job and can't wait for the next edition!
Like Tsutomu, I just had Josh at JS Marine do my top (see "Back on the water" about a dozen threads below this one, for some pics). If you need...
Great day! You got a fishergal for life!
Big Mahalo Dave!
Good going ! Glad you got a break in the weather to get out there and slay'um!
@JimmyK-Thanks, gotta wait till summer, but can't wait!
@Capt Happy- Gotta spread the Aloha!
@Pat-Cheers to you...
Had the original GoPro but didn't like the fisheye effect that has since been remedied. Currently using a Contour 1080 in a waterproof housing. Do...
Hanapa'a! Good going!
Thanks Dave! Can't wait to get him out there again!
Thanks Mark. The boat rides good for its' size.
Great job Nick! Can't wait for the video!
Pat and Capt,
Good going on what you did get. You'll get the next one for sure!
@Russ-Thank you, hope you get out there soon!
@Doc-Thanks for the kind words, it works both ways!
Answered the ad in the BD Hawaii Classified under"TRADE? OAHU fishing for Wash. State Salmon / Halibut" From Bd'er, dawnmarie, aka Dave Brabo....
Good going Doc and crew!
Hanapa'a! Awesome story and first trip for you guys. Here's to many more sickles in 2012!
Sounds good check your pm!
Good going Capt and crew!
@Scott- Mahalos, I really enjoy her
@Doc Jerry-Thanks man hope to see you out there!
Hanapaa! Good going !
@Chritian- Thanks and good going on your catches the other day!
@Brian-Thanks, and hope you figured out your engine/leg choice....
@Pat-Thanks. Hope to get out your side next.
@Capt Don- Thanks,Should have gone Windward side you guys did great!
@JB-Thanks-Josh did good!...
Finally back on the water after a few months getting a new Top made by Josh at JS Marine. AWESOME custom job by Josh and was able to finally get...
Good going as usual Capt!
Got the D-3 160 pushing my 21' Saltwater(Tradewind hull). 28 kts top speed burns about 2 gal /hr trolling. So far no major problems, although I...
Re-posting this since first one didn't show up. Thanks to Josh at JS Marine for making a custom top to replace the one that broke! Even was able...
Been out of the water for awhile, but finally got everything done. Thanks to Josh at JS Marine for doing a fantastic job on my new top! If any of...
Actually just picked up my HA numbers from him. Same day service and pretty good price. Thanks for posting his email. He has a regular...
Hanapa'a G and Clint ! Good going!
Looking for "The Sticker Guy Hawaii" who makes boats numbers and lettering. His website is down and lost his number. Thought I got his info from...
Good going guys! Great start to 2012!
Good going Pat! 2012 looks to be another banner Kai Nana year!
Hanapa'a guys! Happy New Year!
Try Elvin @479-2042. Does great work and fast too! Worth an estimate at least.
Great fish and video, congrats!
Been using it for a little over about a year and like it better than the Go Pro(had the original prior). One drawback was it still needed a...
Good going! Good to see the nice sized shibis are here!
Good going Capt. Don and crew!
Hanapa'a good going and great vid!
Good going Russ! Congrats on the solo donkey.
Good going Guy! PM me your cell #. Don't have it anymore.Hanapa'a!
Good going Kekoa and Matt!
Got a hvy duty .357 at: www.budsbangstiks.com about a year ago. No problems and was about $125 or so.
Thanks again for a great trip Sunday! Can't wait till next time. Remember to let me know if you come my way. Hope to treat you to some...
Great solo Ahi Tony! Video makes it all the better. Hanapa'a!
Good going G and crew!
Good going Russ and crew! I've been in your shoes so I know that gorilla was getting real heavy! Congratulations and hope they now start jumping...
Good going! That's some Tuna action there for sure.
Thanks Jerry and Nick!
Yes Tyra Jae, this was from last Sept. But my nephew found it and posted on it so it came up. Good going on the Marlin in...
Thanks "Zulu" ! I think your parents are here visiting now.
Congrats on all the Tunas!
Good going G and crew! Good luck this weekend and see you at Ko'olina!
Not to beat a dead horse, but when is the new Ko'olina ramp gonna open? I think it's been 3-4 years of political wrangling, and we fishermen have...
Will miss him saying "ok gang" on tv wearing shorts and rubba slippahs! Instant classic. Hari you will be missed by many. Mahalo!
Good going G!
Good going Nick and crew! Awesome video too. gotta love that headband cam!
You'll get'um soon. We've all had those trips before, but the when that reel starts singing all the bad trips are forgotten. Hope to see...
Good going Kekoa! That was some weekend!
Thanks Jerry! don't think he gets back till the end of June
Thanks PJ! Just got lucky.
Thanks Jensen, hope you can get out there...
Negative Scott. He's out today and looks like he caught his early this a.m.!
Finally got out to the west side yesterday. Parking lot was pretty full with trailers parked all the way to the fence. Launched about 5:20 and...
Good going G. Didn't know it was such a bruizah! Hope to get lucky this weekend!
Good going Pat! Can't wait to get out there later this week. Looks like they are really here!
Good going Russ. The rubbish sounds like the one my friend loaded his boat on the other day(Tuesday?) think he had almost 100 pieces mixed Aku,...
Good going Pupule! We passed you on the Honolulu side before we headed for the fingers. We only got one Mahi , a big Kawa kawa, small aku and...
G, Thanks again! Will either go Wed or Sat this coming week. will give you a call.
good going G!
Good going G! At least you guys and boat are safe and you caught fish.
good going Bob!
Good going Russ! Hope it stays hot!
Good going Kekoa! What a haul!
Good going on the Mahis Nick!
Good going! Sounds like lots of action.
@Allan-Thanks Allan. Gotta call you to place an order, hope all is well there-Mahalos!
@Jimmy- Thanks alot!
@Pat- Thanks Pat- I actually dug the...
Thanks all for the kind words!
@Jesse-Thanks, and like your avatar, coming from a Chiefs fan here!
@Russ- Thanks for the report the other day....
Been going bottom several times so far in 2011, but hadn't gotten to troll yet. Weather looked good, but no crew! Thought about cancelling or...
Thanks CP. Neva eat um yet!
Caught this weird looking fish yesterday. Looks like some kind of wrasse in the A'awa (Table Boss) family. Weighs about 1.5 pounds. Anyone seen...
Awesome day Mingo! that Jack looks like a Dobie(sp?) Papio. By any chance did you look in its' mouth? If it was stark white, that's what it was....
From my use of both, I found the Big Jon's to suck more battery than the ching reels. Another plus is the Chings can be easily serviced/upgraded...
Good going Pat! Saw you guys out there yesterday, guess we made the wrong turn, ended up bolo's. Great Christmas Sashimi!
Good going Dean!
Ben, Haven't used it yet. Not to sure about the shaft diameter, but the threaded portion is 6 mm. I have bent the sort s/s portion that I have...
Locals know it as Hogo. Great fried(whole), or take to your local Chinese restaurant and have them make it Sweet sour. Broke the mouth!
Old Bangstick gave out so ordered one from www.budsbangsticks.com. Paid $113.50 for a .357 Heavy duty to fit a 6mm threaded shaft. Ordered...
Good going G! Hope to get out there at least by this weekend!
Allan, thanks for the kind words. Check your PM.
@CP- Had to try the circle, just wasn't planning on the first fish being a Marlin!
@Allan- I thought that was you. Yeah been a real long time. Good to see you on the site and hope to see you out fishing one day! Jeff #50!
@Ben-no kidding, the bangstick was acting up, so didn't want to chance it, so went old school with the Fly gaff....
YouTube - TwoMarlin Day!
Went out of Keehi on Sunday and headed to HH. Lost a small Shibi then trolled back and forth for the next few hrs...
Way to go Al! More times than not, sticking to the original plan pays off. How many is that this year 6-7? Good going!
Thanks for the kind words. That's Mikey who hit the Marlin with the shot. He's crewed for some of the best commercial guys out there...
My stick uses both .38 and .357, but I usually use the latter. So far no problems, but like others have said, use glasses and hit it under...
Good going Brandon! Congrats on the first long nose and many more to come!
Good going on yet another Toad! Hope it's not over yet!
@John- it's a .38 spring activated type they sell at dive stores, but it's old
@Shawn- Nah, not everyone on this site kills their...
Was trying to get to the "Waianae Flotilla" that Kekoa wrote about yesterday, but was sidetracked by this spunky Blue. Bit a Clear Gay-Bob jet. No...
Congrats! Unreal catch for you guys when it's been so slow for most everyone else. No scaid um go gettum!
Good going! Good Karma for helping those guys out!
I just saw Henry Keakealani, and when he heard Hopu Kahi only caught 31 pieces, he said," brah, he only caught 31 pieces? why he nevah cut up da...
I'm no marine biologist, but I think I read that Mahimahi can reproduce at 3 mos of age and have an average life span of only a year and half. As...
Good going Pat! Thanks for the great report.
Good going Kekoa! The cab looks mean!
Good going again G! Keep it rolling!
JB- got the camera from REI in Seattle, but see it online all over the place for cheaper the website is: www.vholdr.com and the camera I have is...
Thanks Russ- It was totally in the blind. The first one hit and thrashed on the surface so I thought it was a marlin, and was just slowing down...
Thanks for all the kind words! Guy- Good seeing you again, and good going on your catch yesterday. Scott- never had the unfortunate happen. Got...
Got lucky yesterday off Waianae. Took this double Ahi and filmed it with a Contour HD 1080 P cam in a waterproof housing. Video shot in non-HD...
Good going, guess we should have gone today!
Great job G and B! Congrats on the Toad and winning the "Fever" !
Good going Al! Nice fish and great action.
Nice Toads Capt! No video?
Darin your "shibi" looks bigger than 75#'s. Good going!
I remember hearing about,back in the 80's-90's ,good sized ones being caught out Haleiwa and Kaneohe while trolling. Guys would catch multiples....
Congrats on the Tuna! Good to hear the "Girlie T" still hanpa'a's. Joe would be happy to hear this!
Good going Josh!
Congrats Kekoa on the Yellow guy! Looks 200+ to me easy! Bonus Mahi's and Ono make it that much better. Good going!
Carrol Cox will put it on TV!
Russ, here's the link to the winners and some of the pics. They have a link to all of the pics on the hanapaafishing site. Was a fun tourney....
Nope . I wear it over a hat and it does'nt move or feel like it is going to come off. There's this "gel" pads lining the strap that makes it...
Go Pro Helmet Hero Wide For SALE! $125
This is not the HD version but is the original Helmet hero wide. Specs are below:
Put over a 5 gallon bucket before you start, then have someone guiding it off while you crank it on the reel. Pay attention and it can be easy!
I think Hawaii Plastics? Near Iwilei Costco has it in big sheets up to 4'x8' and different thickness. But is pricey!
You gotta pay at Ilikai/AlaWai. Early bird rate is $8/24 hrs, but don't know what time it starts. Found this out at the Mitch's Shootout....
great going Pat on your solo double billfish!
Great catch and great way to start 2010. Heard the weather buoy is gone! So Who knows if they'll put it back.
Had a similar problem with them last year when I went in to buy a new GPS. The woman (Deira?) was very helpful and said the owner(Roy?)...
Pokai Bay was "THE" ramp prior to the opening the Waianae Small Boat harbor. As far as I know, it has been in huge disrepair since then and don't...
Mingo, great color in all of your pics of the fish we grew up catching from the rocks. Always love to read your posts. Mahalo!
Good going Kekoa! Great pic of the Opelus too!
Caught one off of Ewa near the Moi cages a few years ago. It probably went about 4-5 pounds.
Up till 3-4 years ago, there was a great public ramp at Ko'olina. However the powers that be (Ko'olina devel?) decided to close it and force...
Thanks to all for the kind words! Hope all of you had a great Christmas and looking forward to a terrific New Year! Hanapa'a the big one!
Thanks Garrett! Yeah it is alot better than being sick! Too bad my video ran out of memory! Merry Christmas!
A little late, but finally got pix. Went out to HH early on Wed with bait and caught a 20+ lb Mahi on our first pass. Saw shibi in the 10# range...
Awesome catch. Glad Molokai got fish!
The closest thing to a "banana" related issue was a possible consumption a day and a half before for one of the guests. He assured me it had...
Took some friends out to Waianae yesterday and... well at least we weren't at work! On the way to the pinnacle, found some birds, but sisn't...
I always thought it was Ahi or Aku eggs, especially when you see it for miles sometimes and mainly at the end of summer, then the Ahi are gone!...
Good going and great report as usual!
Here's the Go Pro vid using the "hat-cam." This was my first attempt at using it. Sorry for the sound, but you guys get the idea and we can relive...
I agree with Kekoa, this is a great camera for us bluewater fisherpeople. I bought the same camera right before Ahi Fever this year, and have...
Nice fish G!
Pat good going on the tourney fish! We got a 142 on Sat and a 190 on Sun, but not big enough in this years toad-a-thon! where did you get the...
Watched everyone hook up in the morning and could only muster up a rat mahimahi. Had to wait until 3 to finally get my chance and was lucky enough...
Awesome Kimi and Garrett! It's blowing over here, and hope the fish keep biting this weekend. Have a great trip to Maui and hope I can post...
Great going on your two tuna's! Sounds like today went ballistic- so many guys I know had at least two, and a few had up to 5-6. Hope they are...
Good luck tomorrow!
Another vote for guy and Gav. Repowered with D3 last aug, so far so good!
Nice fish Garrett! Went out Wed and had 5 marlin bites and none stuck! Out to 28 miles and nothing in the box.
good going. Are you fishing Ahi...
Universal sheet metal does the repairs/rebuilds/customization of the reels, and has extra motors etc. Very dependable reel, alot quiter than the...
Awesome catch! Congrats!
Nice one Garrett! Heard you and B did pretty good. Just figured out that I knew who you were. Mahalo!
In the blind
Got lucky with our first Ahi for the year and first since my repower! That's CMonster01 next to our catch. Took a 7" Gay bob on the rigger outside...
Don't know if this still applies, but MWR out of Pearl Harbor used to have boats. I think out of Rainbow bay marina(coreene C?) and Hickam. But...
Look up Nervous waters fly fishing on Oahu (nervouswaterhawaii.com), since it looks like you are a fly fisher. They can probably hook you up or...
Yeah it's me,Jeff, and I talked to Helen today, and it looks like you talked to her too. Pretty new to BD, just like to read what...
Techno-stabi's are where it's at! Got mine on ebay for under $500 used and found they were still under warranty. Once you use these, you won't...
April's peak Mahimahi season, so be prepared to load up on a bunch of them!
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