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    Lahaina Harbor Grander

    The Jun Ken Po landed a 1058 lb blue marlin on Memorial Day. Captains Chris Cole and Jay Rifkin raised their fish on the 200 fathom ledge off Manele Bay, Lanai. Chris saw the marlin shadowing his short corner purple soft head. The massive fish displaced lots of water, creating a wave that caused...
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    Fishing Report Lahaina Harbor, Maui, Hawaii 2/1/15

    Aloha from Lahaina Harbor, Maui, Hawaii. So far in 2015 the fishing has not been red hot. We’ve been working hard and trying different things in order to catch some fish. Here’s what our efforts have been producing. The plan was to target trevally early then go trolling for billfish. It’s...
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    Fishing Report April 22, 2014 Lahaina Harbor, Maui, HI

    Aloha from Lahaina Harbor, Maui, Hawaii. 2014 is shaping up to be a great year. We had a strong run of striped marlin and shortbill spearfish to start the year and now the big blues are showing up. The past month has produced 5 blue marlin over 500 lbs along with numerous smaller billfish...
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    Fishing Report March 2, 2014 Lahaina Harbor, Maui, HI

    Aloha from Lahaina Harbor, Maui, Hawaii. The billfish bite has slowed down a little but the striped marlin and shortbill spearfish are still biting. Some boats are even getting shots at blue marlin. Mahimahis are being caught on the troll and a few are hanging around the buoys as well. The tuna...
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    Fishing Report January 19, 2014 Lahaina Harbor, Maui, HI

    Aloha from Lahaina Harbor, Maui, Hawaii. The winter bite has been exciting so far. Billfish seem to be abundant as striped marlin and shortbill spearfish are caught almost daily. In addition, the first two weeks of 2014 yielded some nice blue marlin. Trolling, our preferred method of catching...
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    Fishing Report November 22, 2013 Lahaina Harbor, Maui, HI

    Aloha from Lahaina Harbor, Maui, Hawaii. Only a few marlin were caught this past month but the mahis are still biting. There have also been a few tunas and onos around. Some bigger mahis have found their way to Maui's waters. Stacie from California caught a 30 lb cow. Molokai can be a great...
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    Fishing Report October 9, 2013 Lahaina Harbor, Maui, HI

    Aloha from Lahaina Harbor, Maui, Hawaii. The marlin bite recently started to slow down but there are still plenty of mahis around. The following photos show some of Start Me Up's anglers and their catch from the past few weeks. A Marlin Magic tube was the hottest lure of the day, drawing 2...
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    Fishing Report September 12, 2013 Lahaina Harbor, Maui, HI

    Aloha from Lahaina Harbor, Maui, Hawaii. Nothing has changed since the last report. Mahis are the most common catch along with a few marlin and onos. The following photos show some of Start Me Up’s anglers and their catch from the past month or so. Garrett McClure, only 14 years old, caught a...
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    Fishing Report August 11, 2013 Lahaina Harbor, Maui, Hawaii

    Aloha from Lahaina Harbor, Maui, Hawaii. Since the last report, there have been two exciting developments. The marlin bite has turned on and some mahis are hanging around the buoys. Most of the boats are fishing the deep water in hopes of catching a marlin although there are still onos roaming...
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    Fishing Report July 8, 2013 Lahaina Harbor, Maui, Hawaii

    Aloha from Lahaina Harbor, Maui, Hawaii. There is currently lots of bait in the waters surrounding Maui. Aku piles are scattered in all the typical locations along with flying fish, mackerel, and seemingly every other type of bait fish. With such a plentiful food source, predators are bound to...
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    Fishing Report June 2, 2013 Lahaina Harbor, Maui, Hawaii

    Aloha from Lahaina Harbor, Maui, Hawaii. As usual, mahis were the most abundant catch during the month of May. There were a bunch of onos caught as well. On a more interesting note, a reasonable amount of nice tunas came into Lahaina Harbor and the shortbill spearfish bite was great at certain...
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    April 27, 2013 Lahaina Harbor, Maui, Hawaii

    Aloha from Lahaina Harbor, Maui, Hawaii. April has been a month of ideal fishing weather. Light winds have allowed the boats to troll all over Maui County in search of fish. The most consistent find has been mahimahi, but there are other species around. As of the last report, the blue marlin and...
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    March 30, 2013 Lahaina Harbor, Maui, Hawaii

    Aloha from Lahaina Harbor, Maui, Hawaii. The fish aggregating devices (FADs) are not consistently holding fish so the buoy bite has really slowed down. On a good day, any given buoy might have a few mahimahis. Fortunately, the trolling bite has been relatively steady. Dragging lures is currently...
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    March 2, 2013 Lahaina Harbor, Maui, Hawaii

    Aloha from Lahaina Harbor, Maui, Hawaii. The bite has not been red hot, but there are definitely some fish around. Trolling has produced blue marlin, shortbill spearfish, and mahimahi. Fishing the buoys has resulted in mahis and occasionally the tunas come up as well. The following photos show...
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    February 5, 2013 Lahaina Harbor, Maui, Hawaii

    Aloha from Lahaina Harbor, Maui, Hawaii. The tunas continue to hang around the buoys along with a few scattered mahis. More billfish have moved into the waters of Maui county since the last report. The shortbill spearfish bite was red hot for a few days, with boats getting as many as 8 bites in...
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    January 14, 2013 Lahaina Harbor, Maui, Hawaii

    Aloha from Lahaina Harbor, Maui, Hawaii. The New Year has arrived without any billfish. There have been a few bites, but the shortbill spearfish and striped marlin have not shown up in significant numbers. We remain optimistic, however, because it’s just a matter of time until the bite heats up...
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    December 22, 2012 Lahaina Harbor, Maui, Hawaii

    Aloha from Lahaina Harbor, Maui, Hawaii. The marlin bite is currently nonexistent but mahis and tunas have compensated for the lack of billfish. The following photos depict some of Start Me Up's anglers and their catch from the month of December. Tuna was the target species on this trip but...
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    November 28, 2012 Lahaina Harbor, Maui, Hawaii

    Aloha from Lahaina Harbor, Maui, Hawaii. The billfish bite has been slow but thankfully other pelagic species have been around. Mahis are the most standard catch at this point in time and a few onos and tunas have been coming in as well. The following photos show some of Start Me Up's recent...
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    October 25, 2012 Lahaina Harbor, Maui, Hawaii

    Aloha from Lahaina Harbor, Maui, Hawaii. There is definitely no shortage of bait at this point in time. Flying fish are seemingly everywhere and small tunas have been hanging out on the backside of Lanai. Although some bait-size tunas are present, the blue marlin bite has been slow. Mary...
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    October 2, 2012 Lahaina Harbor, Maui, Hawaii

    Aloha from Lahaina Harbor, Maui, Hawaii. Mahis have dominated the catch recently but all varieties of game fish are a possibility on any given day. The offshore buoys are sporadically holding shibis and a few onos are still hanging around. The marlin bite was slow for a couple weeks and then...
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    September 14, 2012 Lahaina Harbor, Maui, Hawaii

    Aloha from Lahaina Harbor, Maui, Hawaii. The fishing this summer was not the same as last year. There were fewer blue marlin around this summer but other pelagic species filled the void. The ono bite was red hot at times and the buoys held some mahis and tunas. Although the blue marlin were...
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    July 11, 2012 Lahaina Harbor, Maui, Hawaii

    Aloha from Lahaina Harbor, Maui, Hawaii. Quite some time has passed since the last report and a couple of things have changed. There are more onos around but fewer mahis have been caught. Additionally, most bites seem to be occurring relatively close to the island of Maui. Akus have moved inside...
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    May 16, 2012 Lahaina Harbor, Maui, Hawaii

    Aloha from Lahaina Harbor, Maui, Hawaii. There has been some variety in the waters surrounding Maui. Billfish, tunas, mahis, and onos have all been caught recently. As always, trolling artificial lures has been producing fish. Dragging natural baits has also been productive in situations where...
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    April 21, 2012 Lahaina Harbor, Maui, Hawaii

    Aloha from Lahaina Harbor, Maui, Hawaii. The bite has been so good that a substantial amount of time has gone into repairing lures and hook rigs rather than posting fishing reports. Some blue marlin have been hanging around and there have been mahis seemingly everywhere. The onos have moved into...
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    March 29, 2012 Lahaina Harbor, Maui, Hawaii

    Aloha from Lahaina Harbor, Maui, Hawaii. The first quarter of 2012 has produced some nice catches. Those catches have consisted mostly of mahis and tunas in addition to some billfish. If there are any questions about the fishing, feel free to contact Deli in Start Me Up’s Lahaina Harbor booth at...
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    February 28, 2012 Lahaina Harbor, Maui, Hawaii

    Aloha from Lahaina Harbor, Maui, Hawaii. Between the large number of people escaping winter and the good fishing, Lahaina Harbor has been a very busy place this February. The beginning of the month yielded a good tuna bite at the buoys. There were also some marlin out there feeding on the tunas...
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    February 4, 2012 Lahaina Harbor, Maui, Hawaii

    Aloha from Lahaina Harbor, Maui, Hawaii. Over the past week, more and more billfish have been biting in the waters surrounding Lanai. Shortbill spearfish and striped marlin have accounted for a large number of these billfish bites, as can be expected during the winter. Blue marlin are typically...
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    January 26, 2012 Lahaina Harbor, Maui, Hawaii

    Aloha from Lahaina Harbor, Maui, Hawaii. Most of the fish being caught right now are tunas, mahis, and onos, with emphasis on tunas and mahis. The billfish bite has not been great, but there have been some around. If last year’s fishing is any indication, the striped marlin bite should pick up...
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    January 17, 2012 Lahaina Harbor, Maui, Hawaii

    Aloha from Lahaina Harbor, Maui, Hawaii. The fishing has definitely improved since the last report. The striped marlin and shortbill spearfish are still biting and the FADs are starting to produce more fish. Overall, the fishing is good right now as fish are being caught both on artificial lures...
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    January 6, 2012 Lahaina Harbor, Maui, Hawaii

    Aloha from Lahaina Harbor, Maui, Hawaii. Mahis continue to dominate the everyday catch but there have also been some billfish around. The striped marlin appear to be showing up and a few shortbill spearfish have been caught as well. These pelagic species have mostly been biting trolled lures...
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    December 22, 2011 Lahaina Harbor, Maui, Hawaii

    Aloha from Lahaina Harbor, Maui, Hawaii. The past two weeks have produced some good catches. These catches include a few marlin, a number of pretty big mahis, and several nice overall catches. Pelagic species comprise the bulk of the catch while the rest is composed of bottom fish. Bottom...
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    Fishing Report December 9, 2011 Lahaina Harbor, Maui, Hawaii

    Aloha from Lahaina Harbor, Maui, Hawaii. The fishing off the leeward side of Maui has not changed too much since the last report. Mahis are composing the bulk of the catch and a few tunas and onos have been thrown into the mix as well. The billfish bite has been on the slow side so some anglers...
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    November 25, 2011 Lahaina Harbor, Maui, Hawaii

    Aloha from Lahaina Harbor, Maui, Hawaii. All of the major species of game fish caught in Hawaii (marlin, mahi, ono, and tuna) have been caught in the past couple of weeks. An assortment of different bottom fish was caught as well. If anyone wants more information on how the bite has been, feel...
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    November 10, 2011 Lahaina Harbor, Maui, Hawaii

    Aloha from Lahaina Harbor, Maui, Hawaii. In accordance with the general trend of the past several months, mahis are dominating the day to day catch. However, there has been some variety. Several different types of tuna (shibi, aku, and kawakawa) were caught over the past two weeks. A blue...
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    October 26, 2011 Lahaina Harbor, Maui, Hawaii

    Aloha from Lahaina Harbor, Maui, Hawaii. The fishing has changed a little bit since the last report. There have been fewer akus around and the number of marlin bites has dropped off slightly. However, the occasional marlin bite does occur. The most exciting fishing at this point in time is the...
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    October 12, 2011 Lahaina Harbor, Maui, Hawaii

    Aloha from Lahaina Harbor, Maui, Hawaii. The fishing has improved a little bit since the last report. The FADs on the leeward side of Maui County have been holding some mahis and using bait at these buoys has proven to be an effective method for putting fish on the boat. Trolling has also led to...
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    September 28, 2011 Lahaina Harbor, Maui, Hawaii

    Aloha from Lahaina Harbor, Maui, Hawaii. The fishing has not been a flawless example of consistency, but some fish have definitely been finding the hooks. Using natural bait around FADs has been a successful tactic as of late and trolling has continued to produce some fish. Recently, the catch...
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    September 14, 2011 Lahaina Harbor, Maui, Hawaii

    Aloha from Lahaina Harbor, Maui, Hawaii. At this point in time, most of the day to day catch is composed of mahis. Some marlin and a few onos have been caught as well. Now that summer is officially over, the aku piles seem to have moved and there are fewer small tunas off the leeward side of...
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    September 3, 2011 Lahaina Harbor, Maui, Hawaii

    Aloha from Lahaina Harbor, Maui, Hawaii. Although there are still small tunas around, the billfish bite has definitely slowed down. Thankfully, the mahi bite has picked up so fish are still being caught. The ono bite also seems to be picking up as a number of ono have been brought into Lahaina...
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    August 23, 2011 Lahaina Harbor, Maui, Hawaii

    Aloha from Lahaina Harbor, Maui, Hawaii. There are still plenty of small tunas off the leeward side of Maui. Consequently, the marlin are also still hanging around. The ono bite remains on the slow side but the mahi bite does seem to be picking up quite significantly. If there are any questions...
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    August 13, 2011 Lahaina Harbor, Maui, Hawaii

    Aloha from Lahaina Harbor, Maui, Hawaii. The blue marlin are still around, but the bite has started to taper off. However, the marlin bite could easily pick back up again because there are still plenty of small tunas all over the place. The slower marlin bite has been offset by the fact that the...
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    August 3, 2011 Lahaina Harbor, Maui, Hawaii

    Aloha from Lahaina Harbor, Maui, Hawaii. The bite off the west side of Maui has not changed since the last report. Small tunas are everywhere and, as a result, there have been quite a few blue marlin around. Of course, mahis and onos have recently found their way into the fish bag as well. If...
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    July 25, 2011 Lahaina Harbor, Maui, Hawaii

    Aloha from Lahaina Harbor, Maui, Hawaii. There have been a lot of small tunas around and, as a result, the blue marlin bite has been hot. The mahi and ono bite has not been as good, but there have been a few around. If there are any questions about the fishing, feel free to call Deli in Start Me...
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    July 14, 2011 Lahaina Harbor, Maui, Hawaii

    Aloha from Lahaina Harbor, Maui, Hawaii. The fishing is always good and the catching part also happens to be good right now. The blue marlin bite is extremely hot and most boats are getting bit on a daily basis. Besides blue marlin, most of the other varieties of game fish are being caught...
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    June 29, 2011 Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii

    Aloha from Lahaina Harbor, Maui, Hawaii. The fishing has been pretty consistent with a variety of different fish coming in. For example, this fishing report features blue marlin, striped marlin, shortbill spearfish, ahi, mahi, ono, and shark. Questions about the fishing can be directed towards...
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    June 14, 2011 Lahaina Harbor, Maui, Hawaii

    Aloha from Lahaina Harbor, Maui, Hawaii. Fishing off of Maui has continued to produce a variety of species. The blue marlin are around, biting, and putting on great shows. However, only a few of the blue marlin have allowed themselves to be caught. Far more onos, mahis, and small tunas have made...
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    June 5, 2011 Lahaina Harbor, Maui, Hawaii

    Aloha from Lahaina Harbor, Maui, Hawaii. The fishing was slightly sporadic near the end of May with some days producing lots of fish and some days producing only a few. However, the fishing seemed to change for the better on the first day of June. The blue marlin bite has been hot in the month...
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    May 23, 2011 Lahaina Harbor, Maui, Hawaii

    Aloha from Lahaina Harbor, Maui. Sport fishing in Hawaii is exceptionally exciting at the moment due to the relatively large numbers of billfish being caught. Shortbill spearfish compose the majority of the current billfish catch, but there are quite a few blue marlin around as well. As usual...
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    Thanks to Morris Lures

    Nick from Morris Lures sent me a lure last week and I was finally able to put it into action yesterday. The lure was blue with a slanted head and red and yellow eyes. I ran the lure in the long rigger position and as soon as I put it out I noticed that the lure made a lot of noise in the...
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    May 13, 2011 Lahaina Harbor, Maui, Hawaii

    Aloha from Lahaina Harbor. There have been a lot of quality fish caught recently off Maui. Trolling in the porpoise piles has produced several ahis. Quite a few billfish have also been caught on the troll. The mahis and onos have continued to bite as well. Overall, the fishing is good right now...
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    May 6, 2011 Lahaina Harbor, Maui

    Aloha from Lahaina Harbor. A variety of fish have been biting off the coast of Maui. This past week has produced billfish, tunas, mahis, and onos. The fish are being caught nearly every way imaginable: in the morning, during the afternoon, offshore, inshore, on lures, and using bait. With all of...
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    April 27, 2011 Lahaina Harbor, Maui

    Aloha from Lahaina Harbor, Hawaii. Sportfishing off of Maui has recently been even more productive than usual. Overall, the mahi bite is hot because the fish are biting on the troll and there seems to be quite a bit of floating debris with associated fish. Mahis are accounting for a bulk of the...
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    April 21, 2011 Lahaina Harbor, Maui

    Aloha from Lahaina Harbor. The fishing continues to be productive on the leeward side of Maui. This past week featured a 700 lb. blue marlin as well as a couple more blue marlin that were tagged and released. There were also several striped marlin and shortbill spearfish caught. Of course, there...
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    Lahaina Harbor Marlin Report

    Aloha from Lahaina Harbor, Maui. Ursus Kapule, a local Hawaii resident from the island of Molokai, had a great fishing trip today with Start Me Up. Ursus got a huge bite while trolling one mile outside of LA buoy. An hour and ten minutes later, Ursus caught his 700.5 lb. blue marlin. In...
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    April 15, 2011 Lahaina Harbor, Maui

    Aloha from Lahaina Harbor. As of late, the billfish bite off Maui has been good. The billfish currently being caught most often is the shortbill spearfish, which is surprising because shortbill spearfish are supposedly the rarest species of billfish in the world. In fact, Hawaii is one of the...
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    April 9, 2011 Lahaina Harbor, Maui

    Aloha from Lahaina Harbor. The weather is almost always nice on Maui, but over the past week there have been some days with particularly light winds. The Start Me Up boats took advantage of the especially mild weather to head north out of Lahaina Harbor and fish off of Molokai. Molokai produced...
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    April 2, 2011 Lahaina Harbor, Maui

    Aloha from Lahaina Harbor. The bulk of the fish currently being caught off the leeward side of Maui are mahi mahis. Some nice mahis have been caught around the offshore buoys but there are also a lot fish being caught relatively close to shore. Besides mahis, there have been quite a few billfish...
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    March 27, 2011 Lahaina Harbor, Maui

    Aloha from Lahaina Harbor. Mahis are the main fish being caught off Maui right now. Occasional onos, tunas, and striped marlin have been thrown into the mix as well. The blue marlin have been around and biting too, but have been difficult to catch. If anyone has questions about the fishing, call...
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    March 22, 2011 Lahaina Harbor, Maui

    Aloha from Lahaina Harbor. The fishing is still good on the leeward side of Maui. The mahi bite has picked up over the past few days and many of the mahis have come on the troll. Trolling has also been producing some striped marlin and blue marlin. Surprisingly, quite a few onos are being caught...
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    March 19, 2011 Lahaina Harbor, Maui

    Aloha from Lahaina Harbor, where the fishing is excellent right now. As one of the Start Me Up captains put it, the fishing is “going off.” The striped marlin are still here in full force and quite a few blue marlin have been around as well. Additionally, the mahi bite is as consistent as...
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    March 14, 2011 Lahaina Harbor, Maui

    Aloha from Lahaina Harbor. This past week has been very strange and eventful. The Start Me Up fleet missed three days of fishing because of some uncharacteristic bad weather and, of course, the tsunami. In the end, things worked out and all of the boats are still in perfect fishing condition...
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    Lahaina Harbor Tsunami Tuna

    Aloha from Lahaina Harbor, Maui. Everyone over here is in recovery mode after the tsunami. There was some pretty serious damage, but nothing catastrophic. All seven Start Me Up boats left Lahaina Harbor in the middle of Thursday night or the wee hours of Friday morning after the tsunami warning...
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    March 6, 2011 Lahaina Harbor, Maui

    Aloha from Lahaina Harbor. The fishing is still good on the leeward side of Maui. The striped marlin run has been going for almost a month strong now and is showing no signs of slowing down. As usual, there are quite a few mahis and tunas being caught as well. Start Me Up has recently taken out...
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    February 28, 2011 Lahaina Harbor, Maui

    Aloha from Lahaina Harbor. The billfish bite off the leeward side of Maui is extremely hot. Striped marlin have been attacking lures in packs and some anglers have been returning to the harbor with double digit counts of marlin bites. In addition to the striped marlin, some shortbill spearfish...
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    February 22, 2011 Lahaina Harbor, Maui

    Aloha from Lahaina Harbor, Maui. We’re still catching mahi on the leeward side of Maui, but a variety of other fish have joined the mix. Shibis, more commonly known as either yellowfin or bigeye tuna, have been popping up on the troll and billfish bites are not an uncommon occurrence. The...
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    February 18, 2011 Lahaina Harbor, Maui

    Aloha from Lahaina Harbor, Maui. The fishing has continued to be reasonably consistent. We have been bringing in mostly mahis as well as a few tunas. In addition, we released a couple of striped marlin over the past three days and missed a blue marlin. Live and dead baiting around FADs has been...
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    February 14, 2011 Lahaina Harbor, Maui

    Aloha from Lahaina Harbor, Maui. Mahi mahi has continued to be the dominant catch and some decent-sized shibis (yellowfin and bigeye tuna) have been caught around the buoys. Baiting around the buoys has continued to be an effective tactic and quite a few mahis have also been caught around...
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    February 8, 2011 Lahaina Harbor, Maui

    Aloha from Lahaina Harbor, Maui. The fishing has picked up over the past couple of days. Quite a few mahis have been coming in on the troll, some shibis have been caught around the buoys, and there have been occasional marlin bites. All in all, the current signs of life out on the water are...
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    February 2, 2011 Lahaina Harbor, Maui

    Aloha from Lahaina Harbor, Maui. The fishing has continued to be productive through the end of January and into the beginning of February. We are catching mostly mahis and some smaller tunas at the moment. We are hoping, however, to see some of the striped marlin that have been reported in other...
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    January 27, 2011 Lahaina Harbor, Maui

    Aloha from Lahaina Harbor, Maui. The second half of January thus far has been similar to the first part of the month as we have been catching mostly mahi mahi. The past two days, however, have been very productive for several of our boats since some larger mahis have been showing up in greater...
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    January 15, 2011 Lahaina Harbor, Maui

    Aloha from Lahaina Harbor, Maui. The beginning of the new year has been productive and exciting here at Start Me Up Sportfishing with a steady catch of mahi mahi and a reasonable number of marlin bites. The Gustavson brothers caught these two mahis off a floater south of Olowalu. They went out...
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    December 31, 2010 Lahaina Harbor Maui Hawaii

    December 31, 2010 Aloha from Start Me Up Sportfishing. Dean, Armond, William and William with a superb catch of mahis. Dale Larson with his mahi caught on his 4 hour shared trip. Ruby Young with a nice kaku caught on her 6 hour shared charter. Rick, Peyton and Chandler Heath came in from...
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    December 22, 2010 Lahaina Harbor Maui Hawaii

    Aloha from Lahaina Harbor, Maui. While the rest of the country is looking at cool temperatures Maui is at a brisk 77 degrees. Not too shabby. The season is upon us and the smell of fresh catch and pine are abound. Vincent watches and learns the finer points of filleting from the Start Me Up...
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    December 14, 2010 Lahaina Harbor, Maui Hawaii

    Aloha from Maui. The Holidays are upon us with Thanksgiving showing in this post to be a great success. We are looking forward to a very fishy season. Caycee, Chloe and Breanna with some ukus caught on their morning bottom fishing trip. The Fletcher Party had an exciting charter boating...
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    December 9,2010 Lahaina Harbor, Maui Hawaii

    Aloha from Start Me Up Sportfishing. Mark Wagner with a nice 26 pound ono caught on his shared charter with Team Start Me Up. Jake,George,Robert,Wayne, & Tim on an early morning charter with a catch of 6 mahis . Heather,Bill,Tom,Kristina & Jackie with a Mahi caught on their 4 hour charter...
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    November 19, 2010 Lahaina Harbor Maui Hawaii

    Aloha from Maui! Curtis Ramsven, Alex Voorhees and the Collingwood party with 3 mahis. Bruno Parzych with his 20 pound mahi. Visiting from France, Charly Nakache enjoys a half day charter with his son and picks up dinner while he is at it. Dylan Johnson with an aku caught on his morning...
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    November 11, 2010 Lahaina Harbor Maui Hawaii

    Aloha from Start Me Up Sportfishing and welcome to another exciting post from Lahaina, Hawaii. Jo and Bill Carls with Bruce and Susan Brown with a 25 pound mahi caught at Kaho’Olawe. Three onos totaling 88 pounds with Jennifer and Brian Bulluss, Alison Goddard, Doris Robichaud, Nick Norton...
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    October 26, 2010 Lahaina Harbor maui Hawaii

    Aloha from Start Me Up Sportfishing Robert and Christian Wagner Bruno Blanchard Pilon, Chris and Brenda Gutierrez with 5 mahis and an ono, yet another happy fish story. 1 fishy, 2 fishy, 3 fishy 4 well you get the idea. The magic number on this charter was 1 dozen with Brad and Ginger...
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    October 15, 2010 Lahaina Harbor Maui

    Aloha from Start Me Up Sportfishing Pat and Lisa Watkins with 2 mahis and an ono caught on their 8 hour charter. Samantha Mosier, Tyson Lewis and Kim and John Grimes with a mahi that made it to every ones dinner table. Ken Ravasio, Robert Pratt and Bruce Grant know that it only takes 1 mahi...
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    October 8, 2010 Lahaina Harbor Maui Hawaii

    Aloha from Start Me Up Sportfishing Fabrizio and Georgio Malan from Italy with their mahi catch. Casey Worden and the Saroyan Family with a 65 pound striped marlin. Akela and Ed Burton, Nathan Jones, Craig Harnett, Donal Carmani and Chris Hartwick reeled in four nice mahis. Darcy Brighton...
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    October 1, 2010 Lahaina Harbor Maui Hawaii

    October 1, 2010 Lahaina Harbor, Maui Hawaii Bethany and Tim Ryan with a catch of 5 mahis caught on an early morning charter. Jake Braunagel with a nice mahi catch. Julie Anderson with Team Start Me Up showing flags marking her tag and release of a 120 pound blue marlin. Feng Ctao, Daryl...
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    September11,2010 Lahaina Harbor Maui Hawaii

    Aloha from Lahaina Harbor, Maui. Join the Fun. You Can’t Catch ‘Em Sitting On The Couch! Stevan Dobi walked away with a nice ono meal from his catch on a six hour shared charter. Daniel Gelet reeled in this mahi on his families 8 hour charter. Yes! You can catch on a 4 hour charter. Kody...
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    September 2, 2010 Lahaina Harbor Maui Hawaii

    Aloha from Lahaina Harbor, Maui Hawaii Sportfishing entices people from all walks of life. The young and old, experienced and novice all look forward to their catch and an incredible day on the water. Take a look at those individuals and families that have chosen to share their experiences...
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    August 17, 2010 Lahaina Harbor, Maui Hawaii

    Aloha! We have had a very exciting summer so far and we have high expectations for the coming months. James and Travis Dean with Trevor Pratt and Tim Leipold took off on an early morning trip taking in the sights of the sunrise over Maui and of course the fishing with a catch of 5 mahis...
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    August 7, 2010 Lahaina Harbor, Maui Hawaii

    August 4, 2010, Lahaina Harbor, Maui Hawaii Cuz We Can! Start Me Up Sportfishing, we try to make it all happen. Whether you are looking for a private trip or a shared from the beginner to the seasoned fisherman we try to make your fishing experience as successful as possible. Check out our...
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    July 28,2010 Lahaina Harbor, Maui Hawaii

    Aloha! Start Me Up continues its fishing success. Brittany and David Walker, Russ Estevez, Alima Deitch, Dana Winsdale, Andrew Tsui with 6 onos caught on an early morning shared charter. Michael Aon reeled in this mahi on an afternoon 4 hour trip. Nicki Romeo and Jason Clark with two 20...
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    July 21, 2010 Lahaina Harbor, Maui Hawaii

    Aloha! Start Me Up Is Reeling Them In Matt Carr, Mike Olson and Sandie Olson with 2 onos and a kawakawa caught on a 4 hour shared trip. Matthew and Bill Oellerich with 2 onos a mahi and a kawakawa all caught on an early morning father and son charter. Two are better than one, Stephen Green...
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    July 16, 2010 Lahaina Harbor Maui Hawaii

    Aloha from Start Me Up Sportfishing. July has started off with a few more mahis in the catch and onos still leading as the prevalent fish being reeled in. All are good eating and exciting to catch. Michael Mayer and Andy Kehl on a 4 hour charter reeled in these two onos weighing 22 and 24...
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    7-13-2010 Lahaina Harbor, Maui

    July 13, Posting Aloha from Lahaina Harbor, Maui and Start Me Up Sportfishing Christian Reynolds with a nice 20 pound ono. The Madeiros Family with a small mahi and ono. Fishing is a universal language. The Ikedo Charter had a quadruple strike and even with no one speaking English but the...
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    July 7, 2010-Lahaina Harbor, Maui

    One ono was had by the Schindler party on a 4 hour morning charter with Katherine as the angler. David and Evan Christianson on an early morning charter boated these onos. Turek Kolman and Jim Walker showing their onos caught on an early morning charter with the Christiansons. Chase Tuckers...
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    6/29/10 Lahaina harbor,Lahaina Maui

    June 28, 2010 Lahaina Harbor, Maui Hawaii It is now the end of June the weddings are in full swing and fishing charters have become a big part of their experience on Maui. And yes, the brides do fish. We at Start Me Up Sportfishing feel privileged at being a part of so many new beginnings as...
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    Lahaina Harbor, Maui Hawaii

    Aloha and welcome to fishing in Lahaina Harbor, Maui. As we make our way through June we hope to bring you some of our most memorable highlights. Whether you travel with us in person or share in the experiences of our anglers we thank you for being a part of Maui and Start Me Up Sportfishing...
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    Lahaina Harbor, Maui May Conclusion

    Aloha and Welcome to May in Maui. Memories of early morning departures with breathtaking views of islands and water in the distance. The serenity in watching the sun coming up over the mountains and the excitement as you head out on your fishing adventure soon to come. Jackie Waltman tried...
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    Lahaina Harbor, Maui

    Aloha from Start Me Up Sportfishing May is half over and the whales have become scarce but not the fish. Large tuna have been sited and onos are abound as well as mahis. Join us on looking at our anglers and their catch. Seven mahis and tunas for all. No other explanation is necessary for...
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    Lahaina Harbor, Maui

    Now that we are ending April and springing into summer the days are getting longer and we all know that means more fishing time. Get your gear in order and hit the water or just travel along with us and we will do it all for you. Look here at just some of the folks who have fished with Team...
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    4-30-10 Lahaina Harbor, Maui

    Ono season has arrived. With our continued success fishing for mahis and marlins now onos have arrived and we are reeling them in. Rich Grimes with 27# cow mahi. On this 6 hour charter Pam and Alan Szabo brought in this 24 pound ono. This 34 pound ono caught by Kathleen Townsend on a 6 hour...
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    4/26/10-Lahaina Harbor-Maui

    Aloha from Lahaina Harbor, Maui and Start Me Up Sportfishing Our continuing success this April has brought these additional anglers and their catch for your viewing. Stephen and Mary Beard had an incredible day of fishing with these mahis caught at MC bouy. The Moody Family enjoyed a family...
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    April 18,2010-Lahaina Harbor, Maui

    Aloha from Start Me Up Sportfishing. April, so far has brought some blockbuster fishing days. We look forward to sharing with you just a sample of our successful days on the water. John McCaffrey with Team Start Me Up at the helm had a successful day on the water. James Hotchkiss memories are...
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    Kona 4/10

    Captain Jason Holtz on Marlin Magic hung a 1104# Blue.Nice going Jason!Captain Chip Fischer on Jun Ken Po taged a Blue estamated at 750#.Chip is a team Start Me Up member.Way to fire Chip!Doug
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    Lahaina Harbor, Maui

    Aloha from Start Me Up Sportfishing. Enjoy March in Maui through the eyes of the fisherman. Tony Bustos showing a nice Mahi caught with <leo_highlight style="border-bottom: 2px solid rgb(255, 255...
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    March 24, 2010-Lahaina Harbor, Maui

    Aloha from Start Me Up, The following are some of our photos up to March 10, 2010. Thank you for your support. Jordan Rice caught this beautiful 485 pound Blue Marlin and Jeff McAdam, Dwight Waldner, Byron Meads, Darcy Robertson and Landon Klen grab a few nice Mahi-mahi for dinner out fishing...
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    March 12, 2010 Fish Report Lahaina Harbor

    Aloha from Team Start Me Up, First we would like to congratulate Rick Chapanot on his Halloween Shoot Out Tournament win with Team Start Me Up($60,000.00 plus cash prize). Rick has fished with us for many years in all of Hawaii's prestigious Tournaments and has been lucky enough to be Maui Jim...
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    November 18, 2009 Lahaina Harbor, Maui

    Fantastic fall fishing here in Lahaina Maui, Hawaii with plenty of Mahi-mahi, Ono, Ahi Tuna and even a few big Blue Marlin. Don and Joanne Blessing with 2 Mahi and an Ono for the Early morning Action trip. Gary Del Carlo and wife with the days catch also onboard the Start Me Up Action...
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    Lahaina Harbor Maui, Hawaii, September 30,2009

    Fishing from Lahaina Maui September 1st to the 28th is great for Mahi-mahi and Ono. Rigo, Jerry, George, Kali, Randy left at 3am for a day of Mahi fishing on the Start Me Up Action. David Mackamul with a bag full of Mahi-Mahi&#8217;s out on the 9 hour Action trip. David Reed, Wayne Young...
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    9/16/09 Lahaina Harbor, Maui

    August was a hot month in more ways than one. Lots of fish for everyone. Shannon Hendrick, Roland Freeland, Richard Kaimeer left at 3 am aboard the Start Me Up Action for a good day of catching these Mahi-mahi. Grant Clemens got this Ono with Capt Randy on the Start Me Up Das It, great...
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    August 13, 2009 Lahaina Harbor, Maui Hawaii

    Red hot fishing for Blue Marlin, Ono, Ahi Tuna and of course Mahi-mahi is the expectations for July in Hawaii. Blue warm waters and skies help make it even better. Some great summer fun with the kids brings in some Kawa-kawa’s (wavy-back tuna). Gotta love those smiles. Bob and Martha...
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    7/30/09 Lahaina Harbor, Maui Hawaii

    Latest and greatest pictures from the Start Me Up Gallery of photos. Mark and Anthony Hale trying to balance these fish and themselves after a 9 hour trip that left at 3:30am aboard the Action. Evin Ankush caught this 18 pound Ono out with Capt Erik on the Start Me Up Cuz. Michael Sindelar...
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    July 16, 2009 Lahaina Harbor, Maui Hi.

    Now that the summer is here in full swing the Marlin and large Ahi’s have joined the party. Ono’s and Mahi-Mahi are always hanging on. Craig Lovelace with a 592.4 pound Blue Marlin caught with Capt Tim. on Start Me Up. The fish took a black and blue Jr. purple Softhead lure in 80 fathoms of...
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    Lahaina Harbor, Maui Hawaii-June 29, 2009

    Aloha from Everyone at Start Me Up! May turned out to be exceptional fishing and the following photos represent some of our catch. Bill Hunt grabbed this 60 pound Tuna out at JJ bouy with the Action Team. Lot’s of Sushi for the family picnic. Kristen and Paul Borko left Lahaina at 3:30am to...
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    Lahaina Harbor, Maui, Hawaii 6/13/09

    Aloha from Lahaina Harbor, thanks for all the support from the B.D. community! Kevin Griffith, Joshua Griffith, went out with the Action team and loaded up on Ahi Tunas and Mahi-mahi. Mark Dougherty and kids with some real nice Ono onboard the Start Me Up with Capt.Tim. Rich and Kris...
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    Lahaina Harbor, Maui Hawaii 5-12-09

    The first week of April brought beautiful calm weather and we had a great Marlin bite. Lot’s of big Mahi-Mahi’s also along with a few large Tunas. Hawaiian Fishing at it’s best. 27lb. Holli Muth with this 27 lb. Mahi onboard the Start Me Up Das It. Shawn Montaque caught this 393.1...
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    Lahaina Harbor, Maui Hawaii

    March fishing brought a lot of beautiful weather and flat waters.This will finish up our catch report for the last few days of the month. All the way from Mesa, AZ to get this nice 15lb. Mahi. Great job Chuck Dougherty. Mark and Rob Roden caught these two nice Mahi-Mahi. A Mahi for Dustin...
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    Lahaina Harbor, Maui 4/24/09

    Aloha, Check out our catch from the last week of March, the Mahi bite was on! Leann Turner, Shawn Tolman, David Shoults had a great day catching these Mahi-Mahis. Matt Shepard,(left) and Ryan Chidester,(right) joined the Start Me Up Action Boys for a day of bringing in 37 Mahi-Mahi. Great Day...
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    Lahaina Harbor, Maui Hawaii 3/25/09

    Aloha, The weather was cool and wet the first part of March, but the fishing was good. Here's the catch report for the 1st. week of March. The Shultz’s tagged a nice marlin while out with Capt. Tim. Great day for Shelley and Doug Sayer aboard the Action A real Great Day for Mr. Richard...
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    Lahaina Harbor, Maui Hawaii 3/13/09

    Here’s more of the February catch. Nice Gamble aboard the Action Mr. Gamble! A 429.8 pound Blue Marlin took an 8 lb. skipjack tuna baited on an 11/0 hook while out on the drift past JJ buoy. During the 20 minute battle it tail walked as it surfaced a few times. But at last it was in the...
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    Lahaina Harbor, Maui Hawaii 3/7/09

    Here's what was happening at the end of January and early February. Dennis Acker while visiting friends in Wailuku caught this 23lb Mahi Mr. and Mrs. Garyn Anjel Capt Whaleshark with Mrs. Striker and her Mahi Tom Moulton of Merril, Michigan with a nice 30lb. Mahi Another great day with a...
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    January 13, 2009 - Maui, Hawaii

    Aloha from Maui Hawaii. Sorry for the delay on the remainder of the December's reports. The Christmas season is our busiest time of the year. My plate was full mediating fishing fanatics, but here we go. Does it get any better than this? Hooked up at sunrise. Jukke with a nice tuna on...
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    Maui, Hawaii

    Aloha from Start Me Up Sportfishing, Ono Noah is finishing up the fall semester and will be going on a European vacation. Upon his return he faces a tough spring semester, so there will be no time for a part time job. We wish him Bon Voyage, and, I’m sure he’ll check in with us from time to...