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  1. shinchan

    Waianae 7/14/20

    So my friend and I decided to try fishing Waianae again even though I heard through the coconut wireless that the bite was up north.We were in the water at 5am and headed straight out. It seems nobody was home at the pinnacle, fish or boats so we started to head to CO. The water got sporty real...
  2. shinchan

    WAIANAE 7/1/20

    After getting a double on our last trip out, my friend and I decided to try our luck again and left the harbor at 5am and headed straight out. I set lines on the 1000 and the area looked pretty fishy with matoris swinging around. A little after 6 the starboard flat line popped up but no hook up...
  3. shinchan

    Waianae 6/26/20 Ahi(s)

    Having gone out the past 3 times and only finding a couple of 22lb otarus, my friend and I got out on his boat and left Waianae harbor at 0500. We headed straight out to the pinnacle and set lines right on the 1000. The area was a little swelly with a few small piles here and there. We mowed the...
  4. shinchan

    Quarantine fishing?

    So.....anyone fishing??? From what I've read the harbors are not shut down, see here: https://dlnr.hawaii.gov/dobor/covid-19-dobor-response/ QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ABOUT THE DOBOR SHUTDOWN DUE TO COVID-19 GENERAL INFO Q. When did the DOBOR closure go into effect? A. March 18, 2020. Q. Can I...
  5. shinchan

    Transom mounted transducer help

    Aloha all, I have a transom mounted transducer that doesn't seem to pick up clear readings when underway. I have a 4 year old Garmin fish finder/GPS combo that I plan to upgrade and the transducer is mounted so that when I get up to speed it leaves a rooster-tail type spray. I have a wood block...
  6. shinchan

    Waianae 6/2/19

    Jumped on my friend's boat and we left the harbor at daybreak. Most of the crews went left to Nanakuli side, we went straight out to the 1000 then right. Didn't see much life out there so we were sliding back inside when we saw ahi jumping/feeding on about 600-700 fa between R and V. Played the...
  7. shinchan

    Waianae ledge report 5/6/19

    Haven't been out in a while so got the boat ready and tried to go Sat. Got to the harbor and pretty sure I read the forecast wrong- it was dark, windy and stormy. Seeing the branches in the parking lot shake, steady rain getting harder and white caps just outside the harbor, I ate my bento and...
  8. shinchan

    Waianae 6/20/18, a first for me....

    So had a few days off and decided to do back to back trips since the water was flat. Tuesday 6/19 I left the harbor at 630 and went to the CO area and saw birds working but no fish came up, saw a guy hook up a marlin next to me but it shook off. So knowing the fish were on Kaena side I left a...
  9. shinchan

    5/28 Epic day, just.....

    not for me. Saw the forecast with light winds, no swell so left Waianae harbor at 4:45am headed straight out. Went to just about the pinnacle but only saw small aku piles here and there, worked it for a bit but no one home. Water was flat like a lake but no activity as far as I could see. Headed...
  10. shinchan

    Waianae 3/28/18

    Beautiful day today with light trades so did a run out to S then to the 1000. Saw no signs of life but did find a few porpoise, made a few passes through before I lost them in the morning glare. Made my way from there to V where I saw a small pile just outside the buoy. I was running three 7in...
  11. shinchan

    Locations for trailer safety check?

    Aloha all, been getting my safety check at various places over the past few years, mostly at Jiffy Lube then last year at Midas near my house. It seems that lately the people in charge of doing the safety checks have moved to different jobs and the service is no longer offered at these...
  12. shinchan

    Ahi Fever this year?

    Aloha, anyone know if the tournament is on this year?
  13. shinchan

    Chafing tube help

    Aloha, I have an old ahi lure that my uncle used to run back in the day and it has some chafe tubing still in the brass tube. Normally I would just leave it there and use it but I think he used cable at some point and the tube is all chewed up so it'll probably not protect the leader. How can I...
  14. shinchan

    The B and C teams, a pricy addiction and the Christmas lure tree of memories

    This past year of fishing hasn’t a very productive one for me with few fish in the wake of RIMPAC but no complaints as I got to get out of the house and spend some time in the great blue. With the boat needing some maintenance and upgrades (what’s new), I had some downtime to take on a project...
  15. shinchan

    ahi fishing tale that could've gone bad....

    Local news report from Kauai, luckily the fisherman wasn't lost or hurt by the fish after his leg was wrapped in the line....also he looks awfully small sitting on top the overturned hull.... Everyone be safe out there, no fish is worth getting hurt or losing your life.... Fisherman hooks...
  16. shinchan

    Paying my dues and why it would be nice to have a (big) two speed reel

    Seeing all the catches over the past month got me itching to hook up to something but after several trips I had nothing to show for it except melted ice and sunburns. I was happy to see everyone catching nearly everyday so I knew I just had to pay my dues and keep plugging away. Left the harbor...
  17. shinchan

    wiki wacky Waikiki

    Aloha, having tried Waikiki twice last week and going 0 for 3 (2 missed mahi and 1 ono)on day one then having some motor issues on day two, I was looking for some kind of action that would stay on for longer than 15 seconds. Met up with Brian (Changboy) and his beautiful daughter Paris earlier...
  18. shinchan

    Prohibited boating zones south side?

    Aloha, looking to try new areas and wanted to launch from Ala Wai and head west, because I've gone east (outside of Waikiki/Diamond Head) before. Are there any prohibited areas to enter/fish along the 40 fathom line? I checked out the map and it states the area in front of Pearl Harbor is...
  19. shinchan

    Calm and hot....

    Aloha, took my youngest son out fishing today, left at 6 back in at 12. Lots of calm water, clear skies and not much life around. Threw out everything I brought including some lures with "subliminal" messages- not a sniff. At least Kai had fun lying down at the bow and counting flyingfish...
  20. shinchan

    Waianae harbor ledge report

    Aloha all, needed to get out to see if things were picking up and get the rust off. Got out at 6 and turned right to Kaena zigzaging the 40 all the way. Once again saw lots of aku jumping here and there out to the 100, ran through a few times with the big lures but no hits. Made my way back past...
  21. shinchan

    Mate pulled into water by marlin on Gopro

    Surfing the web came across this, my bad if someone already posted this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xyY3AH4E5jE I decided a while back- no wraps for me, just grip, turn and pull. Can't afford to be tantaran fishing solo....
  22. shinchan

    Where'd the fish go?

    Aloha all, had two trips in Waianae over past 3 weeks and ran all over the place with the same results- returned home both times with 50lbs.....of ice/slush. Had couple of ono strikes that didn't stick (shredded lures but didn't pull line), otherwise saw aku jumping all over(the lockjaw...
  23. shinchan

    bouy jigging questions

    Aloha, been wondering what I see on boats jigging at the buoys at first light- it looks like some sort of wooden plank/outrigger extending out about 5 feet from the middle of the boat. Is it a light holder? Something to hold the line out? Something for a hoop net? I think these boat are jigging...
  24. shinchan

    Waianae 8/24/12

    Aloha all, had no crew today (friend working, kids in school) so did a solo run. Talked to a few boats while gassing up and setting up, sounds like its been slow lately. Most were going to hit the buoys then go outside looking for the shibi. I launched at 0615 and the water was super smooth and...
  25. shinchan

    Helpful local fishing related info website

    Aloha all, was surfing around on the web and found this: http://oos.soest.hawaii.edu/pacioos/data_product/user_product/fish_offshore.php has info on FADS, fishing regs, bottom fishing regs and news, weather, tides, DLNR etc all listed on one page. Also this from the homepage...
  26. shinchan

    Waianae 8/19/12

    Aloha all, left the harbor with my older son Chris at 6am, booked it to S buoy, found a few boats working the area, saw one boat get a small mahi, we made a few passes but nothing materialized so moved on. This was Chris's first trip "outside" so I start heading for the 1000 and made it out...
  27. shinchan

    Oh no! Dejavu all over again...

    So all revved up to go hunt for ahi, left the harbor at 6am, water smooth and glassy, went out to the 1000- nobody home.... Zagged and zigged, over hill and dale, talking to myself for hours- nothing, except for a pod of 30 or so pilot whales between S and R inside of the 1000. So that's why...
  28. shinchan

    Waianae 8/10/12

    Aloha all, left the harbor at 6am and hit the ledge and within 15 minutes get a good strike and boat a nice 27lb ono. Setup lines again and then get a nice kawakawa. Soon after head over to V to see if we can find the shibi but find my nemesis the winds again- then the crew member starts...
  29. shinchan

    Waianae 8/5/12

    Aloha all, just got the boat in the water after a 3 month layoff putting in new equipment etc. Also got new pole/reels so excited to use something larger than 3/0. Left the harbor at 6am and headed straight out to the 1000, the water smooth and glassy. Most of the boats went left so I went...
  30. shinchan

    Double lines?

    Aloha, just wondering if people are using double lines before the swivel? I'm using 80lb test and was thinking of making a 15' or so double (using the "braid" method, have not tied a bimini yet...) so I can put more pressure near the end. Also, what knot to use from the double to the swivel? I...
  31. shinchan

    Midwater FADs off leeward side?

    Aloha all, I remember hearing about some submerged FAD's years ago off the leeward side, I think maybe somewhere between Makaha and Makua? I believe there were maybe 3 midwater buoys placed in the "trolling lane", whatever happened to those? Were they not sucessful or was it just because...
  32. shinchan

    Waianae 5/9/12

    Aloha, after last battle with a mahi I got all kinds of good advice from other BD'ers, especially Brian (Outrage 17) who was kind enough to let me talk story with him at his home and give me a few tips. With the new found info, we set out at 6:30 and set lines as soon the water was deep enough...
  33. shinchan

    Waianae 5/4/12 Mahi battle round two

    Aloha, winds still blowing a bit but itching to go so gear up and left harbor at 6am headed to V buoy. Found around 10 boats doing the merry-go-round, couldn't buy a bite so did the bottom fishing thing again. Caught some yellow spot papios, weke 'ula but bite really slow. Did some slow trolling...
  34. shinchan

    Waianae 4-24-12

    Planned to go out tuesday knowing it would be a little windy but forecast changed the night before stating it would be stronger- try to make a go of it anyway. Left the harbor at 6am headed for R buoy. As we approached R, the conditions started to look ugly,winds gusting, more than a little...
  35. shinchan

    Fish cleaning station help

    Aloha all, just got an earful and then some from the wife :madfire: for a little fish cleaning mess (see what some aku blood in the carport, kitchen floor and fridge will do, not to mention the dog grabbing the scraps from the trash bag and leaving a long bloody trail like some lion kill/murder...
  36. shinchan

    solo trip Waianae 4-10-12

    Aloha all, just getting used to fishing solo on my boat so when the weather report said sunny with light winds, I geared up the boat and headed to Waianae and got in the water at 0630. Set up some ono lures and made for V buoy, passed some pilot whales (I guess, looked smaller than a humpback...
  37. shinchan

    Cb radios

    Aloha, just wondering if anyone is still using CB radios while out on the water- I was testing my CB out and can hear the weather stations clearly but when I asked for a radio check on ch 23 (and the other channels up to 30) I got no response. If no one is using CB's anymore, I won't waste my...
  38. shinchan

    Rod holders on Whalers

    Aloha all, just got my new BW13' (2011 model) and I'm trying to figure out how to mount rod holders (preferably 2 shotguns) to the boat without having to drill a bunch of holes. I had a bad experience with an older whaler that the previous owner drilled into the hull without properly sealing...
  39. shinchan

    Black Friday deals for fishing/boating gear?

    Aloha, anyone know if any local tackle shops are having Black Friday deals? I'm stopping by West Marine tomorrow to look for any deals but do places like POP, Hana Pa'a etc also have sales going on? Happy Thanksgiving!
  40. shinchan

    Compatible paint for resin lures?

    Aloha all, attempting to make a few lures for myself and wondering what kind of paint is compatible with the type of clear casting resin that I can get at Fiberglass Hawaii? I'm wanting to make some fish-head type lures and want to use some really reflective silver automotive paints but wasn't...
  41. shinchan

    Skirt color suggestions for these heads?

    Aloha all, the wife finally let me get some new lures :eyepoppin so I picked some 7 inch heads made by Matsu, Papa, Odagiri and Tsutomu Any suggestions as to color combos with these? Mahalo for any input, Randy
  42. shinchan

    Fiberglass fishboxes for tuna?

    Aloha, anyone have any info on how to make a fiberglass fishbox for large tuna? On the boat we carry ice in insulated bags and we put the fish in there too but I'm looking to make something that I can use at home to chill/store the fish overnight. Something like this: Mahalo for any...
  43. shinchan

    Fishers Forum-MARLIN ON THE MENU

    Thought this might be interesting to attend with all the talk here on BD.
  44. shinchan

    Moving from Hawaii to Tacoma-where to go?

    Aloha! I'm moving from Honolulu to Tacoma and I'm wondering where to go and fish. I'm looking into getting a small boat if I can find storage/parking in Tacoma(any ideas?) but if not, where's a good place to shore fish for salmon, halibut or lings? What kind of tackle do you recommend? Mahalo...
  45. shinchan

    Ahi Fever Tournament 2009?

    Is there going to be a tournament this year? I haven't seen it listed anywhere, even HFN, and the Waianae Boat Fishing Club's website hasn't been updated since last year. Anyone have info on it?
  46. shinchan

    Small trolling boats?

    Aloha! This is my first post here- great site, makes me want to go out and find the bird piles! Anyway I used to fish Waianae about 10+ years ago on a 18' Glasspro but then I got married (you can see where this is going...) and a few moves later I find myself in Kapahulu with no boat. So I'm...