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    Waianae June 7

    Damn that's a monster ahi.
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    Waianae - 6/04/2015

    Way to stick to the plan! It definitely paid off, good going.
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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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    Kauai Charter

    Nice! Sounds like a great trip.
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    Kona Hawaii Fishing Report - March wrap-up.

    Agreed! Thanks for the report.
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    Ihu Nui Grander

    Awesome! Congrats to those guys.
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    Kaneohe 2/8

    Nice catch.
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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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    11-30-14 Rudy and Mike.

    Nice job Pat, it's good to see that you're still slaying the fish.
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    Late report

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    Kona Hawaii Fishing Report - Nov. wrap-up.

    Thanks for the report and good going on your nice marlin.
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    Bottomfishing and some tiger footage

    Cool video, thanks for sharing.
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    Kaneohe side fishing Sunday

    Nice job, what an epic day!
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    CC FAD

    I haven't been to CC in a month either, but the buoy was there last time I checked. Jonny
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    Caught fish and kept the big ones too...

    Adam, Thanks for posting such a nice report. Having you guys on the boat was a pleasure. We look forward to fishing with you again. Jonny
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    JJ Buoy

    JJ is definitely gone. Haven't been to HS in a few weeks but it was there last time I went. Jonny
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    Caught fish, wish I could have kept the big ones...

    Rick, I'm sorry that you feel the way you do. If you had simply spoken up, you could have taken your fish. It's unfortunate that miscommunication led to this ugly portrayal of the boat on which I make my living. Jonny
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    Caught fish, wish I could have kept the big ones...

    First, the owner and the company were not involved in what happened. The disposition of the catch was worked out between me, the captain, and Rick, the charter customer. There are two sides to every story and here's mine. Yes, the boat we use for our 9 hr early departure trip is a 32' Blackfin...
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    HOOk, LINE, and LEG!!!

    Ouch! I've been there and it's not fun. Makes you wonder how the fish shake those hooks because they're definitely tough to pull out.
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    Banks Last Weekend

    Nice mixed bag! Catching that marlin would have been icing on the cake.
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    Cinco de Mayo at the Penguin Bank

    All nice ones, good going!
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    4/28/2014 Great White Shark ate my AHI! Video

    Wow, that's crazy. What an aggressive shark.
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    Banks 04/28/2014

    Good going, that's a lot of action!
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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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    Marlin kbay waters

    Good going on a nice fish. Cool video too.
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    669.4 lb Blue Marlin 4/4/14

    Nice fish! You're one of the lucky ones.
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    Everyday is different. 4-5-14

    Another epic day for the Kai Nana. Good going!
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    3-22-14 w/ update.

    Way to fire Pat! I still envy your consistent trolling success. Jonny
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    Kona Hawaii Fishing Report - March wrap-up

    The bill from that marlin is unreal. As for the shark fiasco, I feel your pain. We have sharks that hang out in Lahaina Harbor and the higher powers are convinced that they'll go away if we stop cleaning fish on the dock. Instead of using our convenient cutting station at the harbor, we get to...
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    Come on gang holoholo....

    Good going on the mahis. It's nice to see some showing up.
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    Nice Day off Kihei

    Nice work building that bench. Looks good.
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    Fishing Report March 2, 2014 Lahaina Harbor, Maui, HI

    Right on, looking forward to it!
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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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    Ahi out of Kaneohe

    Small boat, small reel, big fish. Way to fire!
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    Need Updated Maui Fishing Report

    Striped marlin, shortbill spearfish, mahis, and tunas.
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    Sundays Shakedown Run

    Sounds like you avoided a nightmare but not the fish. Good going.
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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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    12-31-13 Saved the BEST for last... B.E.T.

    How cool is that? Good going Pat.
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    First Ahi on New Boat

    Good going on the ahi and mahis. We covered that area today and saw almost nothing.
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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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    57.5 Pound Ono

    Looked like at least 3 more. Makes you wonder how many are really around when you catch one. Cool video and good going on that fat ono.
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    Football Sunday Kaneohe 10/27

    Nice akus!
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    Kona Ahi on Lepika

    Cool, that's a great two days of fishing.
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    Kaneohe bite is on!

    Nice catch. Good going.
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    Fishing Report October 9, 2013 Lahaina Harbor, Maui, HI

    Yes, we're a charter company. Thanks for the support everyone.
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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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    Nothing like a first Marlin

    If she's 2 for 2 I would take her every time. Way to fire! Jonny
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    Good going, your consistency still amazes me. Jonny
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    Kona Hawaii fishing report - Sept. wrap-up

    Good going on the ulua. Catching a quality fish like that on the right charter is always nice. Jonny
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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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    Great Day off Haleiwa

    Nice mahis, good going!
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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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    Awesome weekend!

    Good going! I see a bunch of quality fish. Jonny
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    Lets face it .. Some guys uku is larger than others

    Good going, that's a monster. Jonny
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    March 30, 2013 Lahaina Harbor, Maui, Hawaii

    I'm not sure what the head is called, but it's a 7-inch bait with a slanted face and four jets.
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    Fishing Report

    Great start, way to fire! :2gunsfiring_v1:
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    March 30, 2013 Lahaina Harbor, Maui, Hawaii

    Thanks, we do what we can to catch 'em. The deckhand (me) is fine, just going to have a stiff, sore finger for a while. Jonny
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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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    Kona Hawaii fishing report - March wrap-up

    Nice! Two Kona granders and the year is still young. Thanks for the report. Jonny
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    What a nice way to pick up an uku!
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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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    - Triple Striped Marlin Hookup

    Good going!
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    Welcome to Maui??

    Good going on the fish. I hope it was worth the discomfort. The weather is supposed to start coming down a little bit on Wednesday, but it'll still be rough where I think you went. Jonny
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    Looking for the BEST Maui Fishing Charter

    Some important questions are: What type of fish do I want to target? How's the fishing at this point in time? How long of a trip do I want to do? What time am I willing to depart from the harbor? What's the condition of the boat? How about the tackle? How's the weather? Should I be concerned...
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    Maiden Voyage Bonus

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    February 5, 2013 Lahaina Harbor, Maui, Hawaii

    Every year is different. You never know what will be happening ahead of time. Stop by the harbor and see what's coming in. Thanks for the positive replies everyone. Aloha, Jonny
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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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    1-21-13 MLK Day in Waianae

    Way to fire! Must have been hard (fun) work on the light tackle. Jonny
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    anniversary fish plus...............

    Nice striper!
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    Back in Paradise

    Welcome back Joe. Go slay some fish! Jonny
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    January 14, 2013 Lahaina Harbor, Maui, Hawaii

    opelu = scad mackerel nabeta = razor wrasse uku = grey snapper
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    Winter Ono

    Nice ono. Also, that lure looks pretty sweet. Jonny
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    waianae 1/12/13

    That's a solid afternoon trip. Good going. Jonny
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    Interesting Floater off Kona

    What a score!
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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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    Way to fire Pat! I'm taking notes. Send some of those our way. Jonny
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    Last Ahis of the Year

    What a great afternoon! Good going. Jonny
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    New Video

    Cool video. Makes me wish I was fishing today. Jonny
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    Great Christmas Weekend on the Water

    No doubt that Wes is a fish slayer. Sounds like a fun weekend. Jonny
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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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    Not As Late A Report: 12/13/12

    Unreal. That's a monster. Good going. Jonny
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    Jeff's ride

    No kidding. Makes my trailer boat look like a kayak. Jonny
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    Marlin lure..

    Looks awesome. I'm jealous. Jonny
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    Monkey off The Back

    Nice fish! Sounds like a great day. Jonny
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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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    112312 Black Friday to RED

    Good going Pat. Just out of curiosity, how often do you go out and not catch an ahi? Jonny
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    Turkey Day Run

    Nice! Way to stick it out and find the fish. Jonny
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    Blast from the past.

    Unreal. That's pretty awesome. Jonny
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    Mahi at U

    Those opelu, especially alive, would probably have done the trick. Good going on what you got. Jonny
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    White wash and burnin' fuel

    Jack, good going on the fish. Sounds like you always go out prepared so it was just a matter of time. Jonny
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    One fish more experienced

    Good going on the ono. You took the safe approach going one at a time (good call). As long as you keep the boat idling ahead the lines shouldn't tangle or go too close to the prop. Dealing with the lines would probably be much easier if you don't use downriggers. Good going again. Jonny
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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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    101612 from bad to good...

    Good going Pat. 7 ahi bites is pretty epic. Also, nice lures. Jonny
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    Ilikai - 10/11/2012

    Good going Russ. Sometimes it only takes one bite to make the day. Jonny
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    Fast and furious

    Good going and thanks for sharing. Jonny
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    Tuna Report. Hawaii Kai 10/03/12

    Nice work. It's great when your patience gets rewarded. Jonny
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    October 2, 2012 Lahaina Harbor, Maui, Hawaii

    That photo is an optical illusion. The ono was only 25#. Great photography skills.:rofl: Jonny
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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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    Haleiwa 30 September

    Way to fire on the shibis. 6 hookups on 6 strikes is a great percentage. :2gunsfiring_v1: Jonny
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    who's fishing this rubbish???

    That floater was supposedly loaded with fish, just far out off the north shore. Jonny
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    Kona Hawaii fishing report - Sept. wrap-up

    Capt. Jeff, I agree with your assessment of the tourism industry right now. Business is definitely on the slow the side. Also, heard about Kona's 4th grander of the year. Good year for big fish and it's not over yet... Jonny
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    Waianae harbor ledge report

    Mahis, especially the bigger ones, can be difficult. Good going on the one you got. Jonny
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    Quick Kona Sashimi report

    Awesome photos. Looks like you guys definitely had a great day. Jonny
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    I thought had 300 gun dunnit

    Way to fire.:2gunsfiring_v1: Glad to hear that you guys are still hooking some marlin over there. We haven't been seeing too many here on Maui. Jonny
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    Putting in the hours

    Good going on the fish. It had to happen at some point.:hali_olutta: Jonny
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    September 14, 2012 Lahaina Harbor, Maui, Hawaii

    I remember that trip. It was surprising because those buoys had been holding some bigeye tuna. Next time... Jonny
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    kona fish report 8/12-8/21

    Way to fire. That's a great run for big fish. Jonny
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    Ika shibi kona

    Great photos. Looks like a lot of fun. Jonny
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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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    Inky Deck....

    Cool. Just seeing a big one would be very interesting. Jonny
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    Inky Deck....

    That's awesome. I definitely need to try that someday. How big do those squid get? Jonny
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    Nice day for Marlin Check out the video

    Way to fire on the marlin. I recently bought a couple of those reels for my trailer boat so it's good to know that they can take down a nice fish. Jonny
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    Mala Wharf?

    The boat ramp is functional and the pier is still mostly underwater. Jonny
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    Need local Maui knowledge - charters?

    Catching live bait isn't very difficult, just time-consuming. The easiest way is to go out to the 40 fathom ledge (give or take) at night, shine a light over the side, wait for the fish to come to the boat, and then catch the baits on fluorocarbon sabiki rigs. That method produces mostly opelu...
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    Garmin 546s

    You can change the display so that there are fewer lines and the numbers are easier to see. Overall, it's a good unit. Jonny
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    Kona Hawaii fishing report - July wrap-up

    It's good to hear that the tuna populations are doing well. Thanks for all the great info. Jonny
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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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    Kona Report

    Nice fish! That's an epic day for sure. Jonny
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    Wicked tuna maui style!!

    Solid! :2gunsfiring_v1:
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    Recent Catch Updates

    Nice! Those are quality fish. Jonny
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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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    Ono and Mahi

    Thanks for the report Patrick. Spent some time in the zone today and got 4 ono bites. Jonny
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    Ono and Mahi

    Nice! Did you get your fish early, late, or spread out? Jonny
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    Hi Kai- Solo run to the Banks - 04/27/2012

    Nice fish! Good job going solo and getting both of the big mahis. Doing everything yourself had to have been a tough task. Jonny
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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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    4/14- 4/15 Good Fun

    That's what I call an epic weekend. Good going. Jonny
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    Good place to anchor off Lanai??

    By 0700 would be a safe bet. Jonny
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    Good place to anchor off Lanai??

    The cove is just north of the Palaoa Point lighthouse on the southwest corner of the island. Jonny
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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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    First Blue Marlin

    Congrats on your first marlin. Way to fire.:2gunsfiring_v1: Jonny
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    Vacation in Maui in July 21-29

    Be sure to let the guys know you are a BD member!Aloha Doug
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    Vacation in Maui in July 21-29

    Hung a 452#Blue yesterday and a 397#Blue so far today.Aloha Doug
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    February 28, 2012 Lahaina Harbor, Maui, Hawaii

    Any fish you catch with Start Me Up is yours to keep.Please do not tip if you are not happy with your capt.&crew.If in any way you are not happy give us a call so we can have a chance to take care of the problem.Fishing is all about many things,not just catching.Fish with your kids as much as...
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    February 28, 2012 Lahaina Harbor, Maui, Hawaii

    Just talked to Sam on the phone.We worked out the problem and will take steps to stem any tip talk on our boats.Please let us know if you or any one you know dose not like what happens on a trip with us!808-667-2774--800-590-0133.Aloha Doug
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    Maggie Joe 650# blue

    Nice one guys!Thanks Grander for keeping us up to date with your posts.Aloha Doug
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    February 28, 2012 Lahaina Harbor, Maui, Hawaii

    Thanks for the post Tues!We want to catch everyone fish,thats just not how it works.We can have a great day on the water and meet good folks like Tues. to share lifes ups and downs with!We hope to fish with you again someday.Aloha Doug
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    February 28, 2012 Lahaina Harbor, Maui, Hawaii

    We return any calls or email we get about complants on our trips.You checked out my post and replyed but no call from you?Please contact us at 808-667-2774 orToll Free at1-800-590-0133.Aloha Doug
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    February 28, 2012 Lahaina Harbor, Maui, Hawaii

    Rain today.We have been catching Mahi & Shebi +short nose billfish.We love to fish and are looking foward to a great day on the water!(fish or not)Aloha Doug
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    February 28, 2012 Lahaina Harbor, Maui, Hawaii

    MA9.We are not happy when any of our capt.or crews act like your post states.To better stop this kind of displeaurse for our coustomers we need to know who your capt.& crew were?Please contact us at 808-667-2774.You were blessed with fish on your trip,and we are pleased with that.Start Me Up...
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    Kona Hawaii fishing report - Feb. wrap-up

    I agree with you on the spearfish. So many inexperienced anglers lose focus when the fish comes at the boat. At that point they stop reeling and the fish comes off. :Dynamite: Thanks for the report, a great read as always. Jonny
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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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    lahaina harbor report

    We've been doing well lately. I'll try to post a new report today, or at least in the next few days. Jonny
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    Kona in July

    The prices are very reasonable in Kona so I would go out multiple times. If there's a hot bite, get in on it. Jonny
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    Good going on the fish. Nice variety. Were the two marlin a double bite? Jonny
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    2-4-2012 Good bye 2012 Monkey w/VIDEO

    Wow, two great trips in a row. I hope you used some of that luck in Vegas. Thanks for the post and the video. Jonny
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    Good Sat. morning on the Windward side

    Good going on the fish. That boat looks dry and comfortabe. Gotta love riding in comfort and catching fish. Jonny
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    Waianae 2/04/12 and more.

    Nice. Looks like a lot of fun. Jonny
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    a little blood b4 the game!!!

    Good going. Taking full advantage of the nice weather I see. Jonny
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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...
  153. Startmeup

    Nifty Device... JetBoots

    Wow! That's really cool. Who wouldn't want those? Jonny
  154. Startmeup

    Waianae 1-28-12 (Thanks Pat!)

    Glad to hear everything worked out. Good going on the hebis. There seem to be a few of those around. Jonny
  155. Startmeup

    way to start the year off...

    Very nice fish. Lots of ice so I'm sure the sashimi was top quality. Good going. Jonny
  156. Startmeup

    Plenty Rubbah Hooks

    What an action-packed day! Too bad about the missed fish but I'm sure you guys still had loads of fun. Jonny
  157. Startmeup

    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...
  158. Startmeup

    crowded buoys

    Well put. Accidents do happen. Glad to hear you guys worked it out later. That's huge. Jonny
  159. Startmeup

    Kaneohe 1/21/12

    Nice variety, and that's a great-looking boat. Jonny
  160. Startmeup

    crowded buoys

    Ouch. That's a major bummer, and completely unnecessary. Jonny
  161. Startmeup

    First Marlin!

    Good going. You'll always remember that fish. Get some more! Jonny
  162. Startmeup

    Hawaii Kai 1/20/12

    That's good action for a short trip. Enjoy the fresh fish. We've been getting some shibis over here on Maui and the sashimi has been great. Jonny
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    Unreal. Good going on the ahi, yet again. Jonny
  164. Startmeup

    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...
  165. Startmeup

    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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    another 2011 buoy battle

    Way to fire. :2gunsfiring_v1: Considering that it's the holidays, I hope you got a good price for those fish. Jonny
  167. Startmeup

    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...
  168. Startmeup

    12/19 waianae

    Good going on the fish. Sounds like it was a great day. Jonny
  169. Startmeup

    12/16 When in rome-N

    Nice catch, especially for a short run. That was cool of you to show your friend some action. Jonny
  170. Startmeup

    Spearfish and Ono

    Different boat this time but still a good result. Those were a couple of quality fish. Jonny
  171. Startmeup

    15 Dec 11

    Nice fish. Like everybody else said, main thing is you got it to the boat and then got it home in one piece. Again, that's a fat fish. Jonny
  172. Startmeup

    Penguin Banks 12-14

    Good going on the fish. There's nothing better than trying something new and having success. Jonny
  173. Startmeup

    KANEOHE 12/14

    Good going on the load of shibis. The back deck looks a little different without mahis, but that's not a bad thing when shibis take their place. Jonny
  174. Startmeup

    KANEOHE 12/9 ROUND 3

    If my math is right, that's 16 mahis, a 70 lb. shibi, and 394 lb. marlin. Way to fire. :2gunsfiring_v1: Jonny
  175. Startmeup

    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...
  176. Startmeup

    Following the Kaneohe Rainbow 12/7

    Sounds like a long, fun day. Great catch. Jonny
  177. Startmeup

    Jetski run off North Shore 12/04/11

    Cool setup. Sounds effective too. That's a great photo with the mahi jumping at gaff. Jonny
  178. Startmeup

    KANEOHE 12/06

    Way to fire on yet another amazing catch.:2gunsfiring_v1: Jonny
  179. Startmeup

    Waianae 12/4

    Good going on the fish. Gotta love that perfect hookup on the hebi. Jonny
  180. Startmeup

    Kona Hawaii fishing report - Nov. wrap-up

    Right on Capt. Jeff. I missed the last report. Keep up the fight. Jonny
  181. Startmeup

    Great day fishing

    Looks like fun... Jonny
  182. Startmeup

    KANEOHE 12/03

    At the end of the day, I bet you were glad that your crew showed up despite the rain. Way to load 'em up.:2gunsfiring_v1: There are a bunch of nice ones on the back deck. Jonny
  183. Startmeup

    Kaneohe Battle

    That's a lot of food between the fish and the boar. Way to fire. Those fat tunas are really nice. Jonny
  184. Startmeup

    North Shore Mahi

    Nice pile of mahis. I can visualize the other boats picking up the pace after they saw you pass by and put two on the boat. :rofl: Jonny
  185. Startmeup

    kaneohe: right place right time

    Why leave fish to find fish? Nice mahis and shibis. Might as well catch those instead of gambling on the 100 pounders. Jonny
  186. Startmeup

    Kaneohe 12/4/11 Great time!!

    Good going on the fish. Keep putting in long days like that and you'll get quite a few marlin pretty quickly. Way to fire. Jonny
  187. Startmeup

    Triple otaru on Gaji's

    Nice otarus. I like the lures too, especially the small lure with the big double hook. Jonny
  188. Startmeup

    Should we be worried?

    Even though the billfish have been on the small side, there must be bigger ones out there producing them. Releasing the smaller ones whenever possible is a good idea because they will have a second chance to grow and reproduce. There is so much to be said about this topic that I'll stop before I...
  189. Startmeup

    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...
  190. Startmeup

    Kaneohe 11/22

    Every time I see a Capt. Don report I automatically assume that there was a great catch. As usual, this one didn't disappoint. Way to load 'em up. Jonny
  191. Startmeup

    ThanksGiving Harvest

    Good going on the catches. You guys deserved them for charging out in that weather. Jonny
  192. Startmeup

    881lbs Bluefin! but FED took it!

    That must have been a nasty surpise...ecstatic one second and then stunned the next. Jonny
  193. Startmeup

    Winter Ono

    Nice ono! That's a big one. Jonny
  194. Startmeup

    Kauai Charter Boat

    Start Me Up's policy is to let the customer keep their catch if they would like to do so. Jonny
  195. Startmeup

    Marlin C&R and Mahi, 11-13-11

    Cool video as always Mike. Unbelievable how easy those hooks came out. Jonny
  196. Startmeup

    11-13-11 Couldn't close the deal...

    Way to raise the fish! Even though they came off, 4 big bites is a good number. Next time... Jonny
  197. Startmeup

    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...
  198. Startmeup

    Rubber hooks!!!

    That's brutal, but I'm sure the bad luck won't continue. You'll get all three next time. Jonny
  199. Startmeup

    Zach is ready!

    Awesome photo. Zach looks the part and he's not afraid to jump in and get dirty. Right on! Jonny
  200. Startmeup

    Maggie Joe Mahi and Marlin

    Nice video. Those were all quality fish. That first bull on the 20 was a really good one. Jonny
  201. Startmeup


    Nice fish. That is a pretty weird tail: it looks almost "wilted". Great photo with the bent rod, especially considering that it's standup. Keep up the good work. Jonny
  202. Startmeup

    late marlin report!

    Good going on landing a tough fish. Sounded like a real fighter. Jonny
  203. Startmeup

    Late Report North Shore 10-30-11

    Nice job working the buoy. The extra effort put into catching those live opelu paid off. Jonny
  204. Startmeup

    Kaneohe 30 oct 11

    Good job negotiating the double. That can get tough. Jonny
  205. Startmeup

    Shark, Stenos and finally a Mahi

    Cool videos. That mahi was doing some serious jumps. Mexico looked awesome too. Was that 414 on 30#? Jonny
  206. Startmeup

    103011 Halalu and beyong...

    Good going Pat. If my memory and math are correct, that's 3 ahis in about a week. Keep it up! Jonny
  207. Startmeup

    maui mahi's

    Way to load 'em up. Awesome catch. Jonny
  208. Startmeup

    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...
  209. Startmeup


    Nice ahi. Gotta love that hook placement. Jonny
  210. Startmeup

    Afternoon Ono Video 10/5/2011

    Nice ono. On the marauder too. I used to run one just like that a couple of years ago with some success. Thanks for sharing the video. Jonny
  211. Startmeup

    tako time

    That's a monster. Thanks for sharing. Jonny
  212. Startmeup

    Two Blue Day

    What an awesome day! Seeing that much life out there must have been very exciting. Good going on the two marlin. Jonny
  213. Startmeup

    somebody bring one dust pan!

    Nice! That's a pretty rare occasion. Jonny
  214. Startmeup

    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...
  215. Startmeup

    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...
  216. Startmeup

    More Westside Marlin

    That's a real nice marlin. I'm glad that you were rewarded with a good fish after being forced to deal with that unfortunate situation at the buoy. Jonny
  217. Startmeup

    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...
  218. Startmeup

    AHI 9/3

    mike from hawaii boats and yachts caught a 119 yest. hopefully more on the way down the line. nice fish. tighlines, Deliman
  219. Startmeup

    haleiwa lucky mahi...

    you two make a great team especially running all those lines. Keep it up. tightlines, Deliman
  220. Startmeup

    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...
  221. Startmeup

    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...
  222. Startmeup

    August 13, 2011 Lahaina Harbor, Maui, Hawaii

    Today the 15th was good. Hopefully you guys continue the streak tomorrow. Jonny
  223. Startmeup

    144 0n 50lb test!!!

    Good going on the fish. You guys must have executed perfectly out there. Jonny
  224. Startmeup

    Need Maui Recommendation

    If you're serious about catching fish, then go on a 9 hour trip. Come by the booth in Lahaina Harbor. Jonny
  225. Startmeup

    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...
  226. Startmeup

    Hello from the Maggie Joe

    Awesome video. Cool footage. Thanks for taking the time to put all that together and good going on those nice fish. Jonny
  227. Startmeup

    Aug 3, 2011 - Waianae

    thats certainly a great story and he gets a A for effort, tightlines, Deliman
  228. Startmeup

    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...
  229. Startmeup


    The factory is the general area from around the 100 fathom ledge to the LA buoy marks and beyond. It's not actually a well-defined area. Jonny
  230. Startmeup

    Best start me up trip,

    call me at 808-283-0378 give you info. deli
  231. Startmeup

    Hows the bite been in Maui?

    Check out the most recent report on this forum. That's a pretty good indicator.
  232. Startmeup

    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...
  233. Startmeup

    quality fish!!

    solo is a great way to dear those buggas, good goin on the ones you got. tightlines deliman.
  234. Startmeup

    Hows the bite been in Maui?

    your welcome to come down to slip 12 lahaina harbor and talk story. tightlines deliman.
  235. Startmeup

    7-23-2011 Lucky Catch

    stop catching all those tuna before they get to maui. great job again. tightlines deliman.
  236. Startmeup

    inter-island trip

    Go deep all the way. Look for a monster. Jonny
  237. Startmeup

    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...
  238. Startmeup

    Maui Jim wins 2011 World Cup

    how to fire, just heard they won a skin in the skins tournament. When your hot your hot. good for them they have been a great tournament sponsor and participant for years. Tightlines, Deliman.:2gunsfiring_v1:
  239. Startmeup

    What happened to the fishing in Kona?

    Absolutely ono have not shown up in numbers, but the marlin bite is awesome in lahaina. Is the lack of ono due to the boats staying deeper with these marlin bites i am not sure. But to a marlin fisherman which is what most charter captains and crew prefer to deal with everything else is just...
  240. Startmeup

    June 29, 2011 Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii

    Thanks for the feed back and support guys!Hope all of you BD Outdoors folks have a great 4th. of July.Aloha Doug
  241. Startmeup


    seems like the effort was there, next time its your turn. Tightlines, Deliman
  242. Startmeup

    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...
  243. Startmeup

    Adventures on a tiny green boat

    That's quite a load of tuna. Way to fire.:2gunsfiring_v1: Jonny
  244. Startmeup

    6-26-2011 Lucky white wash save with/video

    That's a heck of a trip saver. Jonny
  245. Startmeup

    Waianae 6-23-11

    Awesome day right there. Congrats. Jonny
  246. Startmeup

    Kaneohe 6/22/11

    Way to fire on the mahis. Those things are few and far between right now even at floaters. Jonny
  247. Startmeup

    Fever Dreams

    Nice going on all the ahis. That boat is pretty wild. Jonny
  248. Startmeup

    1150+ Blue Out of Heeia

    what a fish, way over 1000 thats for sure, nice goin tightlines, Deliman
  249. Startmeup

    got lucky!!!

    Nice catch. There have been a few around on the other side too. 144 and 193 in shallow water this past week. Jonny
  250. Startmeup

    240 lb. Bigeye

    Nice fish congrats, thats ryan with you on that 561 he got a 592 with us this month and a 144 ahi two days ago. He one lucky bugga. Tightlines, Deliman
  251. Startmeup

    part 2 north shore 6/13

    Right on. Awesome back to back days. Way to fire. Jonny
  252. Startmeup

    part 1 north shore 6/12

    That's a solid day right there. Way to fire. Jonny
  253. Startmeup

    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...
  254. Startmeup

    Hawaii Kai 6/13/11

    Double marlin bite? That's the third one I've heard of in three days. Way to go holding on to that one. Those marlin have been tough lately. Jonny
  255. Startmeup

    Mine dat is!

    8 mahis on the troll during the summer. That's remarkable. Those are some nice looking lures by the way. Jonny
  256. Startmeup

    Got Da Fevah!!!!!

    Forget the stripey. Nice ahi. Jonny
  257. Startmeup

    Portlock 6/12

    The king kings work every time. Good going on the poke. Jonny
  258. Startmeup

    6/9 Wai'anae - 3 marlin

    Nice going on the marlin. Must have been a lot of fun. Jonny
  259. Startmeup


    Bummer on missing the screamer. At least you guys got a nice one last time. Jonny
  260. Startmeup

    big marlin coming up in Kona...

    I heard 14 over 500 yesterday 6/9 in Kona. That's incredible. Jonny
  261. Startmeup

    kaneohe 6/8

    Nice going on the onos. There seems to be some big ones hanging around in the deep. Jonny
  262. Startmeup

    Cracks today!! Fishing was good

    Way to fire on the ahi. The main thing is that you ended up getting one. Jonny
  263. Startmeup

    Waianae - 06/08/2011

    That's an awesome experience. Practice makes perfect so your son will get one eventually. Jonny
  264. Startmeup

    waianae 6june2011

    Nice mixed array of fish and beverages in the cooler. That's classic. A little fish blood and slime never hurt. Jonny
  265. Startmeup

    Hawaii Kai 6/5/11

    10 bites in the afternoon. That's excellent. Way to go on finding the fish. Jonny
  266. Startmeup

    Waianae - 06/05/2011

    Right on. More poke for you guys. It's pretty remarkable that you caught all those aku on 7 inch lures. They must have been aggressive. Jonny
  267. Startmeup

    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...
  268. Startmeup

    Waianae 5/3/11

    Nice marlin. That's a fat one for sure. Jonny
  269. Startmeup

    Waianae 3/2/11

    Sounds like a cool day. Nice going on the spearfish. Jonny
  270. Startmeup

    Got a new ride

    That's a sweet ride, especially with the flybridge. You're going to slay some fish on that boat for sure. Jonny
  271. Startmeup

    Seas was bad but....

    What an awesome day. Those are a bunch of fat fish. Jonn
  272. Startmeup

    Late start at Waianae!

    Sorry to hear about the crash. That could have been a total disaster. Hopefully the aftermath will be over quickly and you'll be out on the water with a repaired boat as soon as possible. Jonny
  273. Startmeup

    Victor - 06/02/2011

    Good going on the grinds. Hopefully you did well again today. Jonny
  274. Startmeup

    Victor gives up some fish

    Nice shibi. The fish must have been a lot of fun with the spinner on the jet ski. Jonny
  275. Startmeup

    Waianae- 5/30/2011

    That happens. You'll catch the fish next time. Jonny
  276. Startmeup

    5-30-2011 Good times good fish w/Video

    Way to fire on the ahi. You seem to be on a roll. Getting bit while you were in the head is too funny. Jonny
  277. Startmeup

    Waianae Memorial Day

    Nice mahi. It's cool that your wife jumped right in and fought and leadered that fish. Jonny
  278. Startmeup

    Weekend Recap

    Wow. That sounds like an awesome holiday weekend. Jonny
  279. Startmeup

    luckey charms

    Nice onos. The family must have been pretty excited. Good job showing your wife and daughter a good time. Jonny
  280. Startmeup

    Mercy fish rule!

    Two for two on trips with fish this year is a good success rate considering that you haven't been making it out much. Good luck next time too. Jonny
  281. Startmeup

    Kona Hawaii fishing report - May wrap-up

    Interesting report as always. Thanks for posting. Jonny
  282. Startmeup

    Waianae yesterday

    Good going on the ahi. With some of the Oahu ahi reports, I'm hoping some more show up off Maui. Good going on the mahi too. Jonny
  283. Startmeup

    Waianae 5/25, 5/27

    Seems like you're fishing a lot and catching fish too. Way to fire. Jonny
  284. Startmeup

    Rough Day on the Water

    Agreed. The weather off Maui has been on the snappy side as well. Jonny
  285. Startmeup


    Bummer about the ahi and your cousin getting sick, but good going on the chucker. Jonny
  286. Startmeup

    well today kicked my ass!

    Sounds like a tough day, but at least there were some encouraging signs of life out there. You'll get the fish next time. Jonny
  287. Startmeup

    Shakin it up on the shake down!!! 5/24

    That's a big one. Way to fire on the ahi. Jonny
  288. Startmeup

    Late post waianae 5/14, 5/20

    All you needed was an ono for the clean sweep. Bummer about the lure, but good going on the mixed bag of fish. Jonny
  289. Startmeup

    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...
  290. Startmeup

    5/20/11 West Side

    Plan B produced some quality fish. That's a great mahi. Way to fire. Jonny
  291. Startmeup

    05/20 late waianae report

    Way to go on the fish. Sounds like you had a couple of good bites. Jonny
  292. Startmeup

    Shakin' it up on the shake down

    You showed the boat some love and got some love in return. Nice ahi. Jonny
  293. Startmeup

    No love

    No worries. You'll get the fish next time. Jonny
  294. Startmeup

    5-2-11 - Tax Collection Day

    Cool photos. Looks like you guys had a fun day. Jonny
  295. Startmeup

    Waianae 5/20/2011

    Sounds like the fish were few and far between. Good going on the ones you got. Jonny
  296. Startmeup

    Thanks to Morris Lures

    No. I figured that I would take some photos after I landed some fish on it. Little did I know that I would lose the lure on its first time out. Jonny
  297. Startmeup

    Banks 5/19

    The main thing is that everyone had a good time. It's good to hear that you got your daughter out on the water after what was probably a long semester at college. Jonny
  298. Startmeup

    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...
  299. Startmeup

    Waianae 05/18/2011

    Finding the floater in the bird pile must have been pretty exciting. Good job baiting those mahis off the floater. Sounds like they were pretty finicky. Jonny
  300. Startmeup

    Eastside Report 5/16/11

    Good going on the fish. Those will definitely make for some good grinds. Jonny
  301. Startmeup

    5/16/11 - Ono 101

    Nice fish. Those are some big onos and ukus. The bite must have been on. Jonny
  302. Startmeup

    Beginners luck, jetski trolling

    There have been some big fish hooked up on those in Kona. Good going, catch a big one. Deliman
  303. Startmeup

    Haul Out...

    Too bad about having to do dry dock. That's not fun at all. Way to fire on the big ono though. That thing is a monster. Jonny
  304. Startmeup

    Fishing report 5.15.11

    Way to fire on the ahi. There seems to be a few around. I heard about a triple bite today in 30 fathoms behind Lanai. If they're over here, they must be on your end too. Jonny
  305. Startmeup

    Haleiwa 5-14

    It's good to hear about the aloha between fishermen. Sounds like you're starting your son early. Good going on the fish. Jonny
  306. Startmeup

    Fishin with my cuz

    What a great day. You guys caught fish and Kobe looks like he had a great time. That's what it's all about. Jonny
  307. Startmeup

    5-14-11 Late start + fish = winner!

    Good job on the fish. That's a huge kawakawa. Jonny
  308. Startmeup

    5-14-2011 Found the Duck pile with Video

    Nice ahi. It's pretty cool that you got bit after leaving the porpoise pile. Right place, right time. Jonny
  309. Startmeup

    Tough Day at the Bank

    Good job scraping up some fish on a slow day. It's always tough when there don't seem to be many fish around. Jonny
  310. Startmeup

    5/14 off to molokai

    I hope the weather was Ok for you. At least you got some fish to make up for what I'm sure was a pretty bumpy ride. Jonny
  311. Startmeup

    1st Ahi 2011, WBFC May Tourny Results

    Way to fire on the ahi. That ono was pretty fat too. Looks like there were some fish caught for the tournament. Jonny
  312. Startmeup

    5/15/11 Waianae

    Sounds like an exciting short trip with those two double bites. Good going on the mahis. Jonny
  313. Startmeup

    Bomboy Fishing the Ledge - 125lb Ahi

    That's a nice surprise in the blind. Jonny
  314. Startmeup

    Lahaina Harbor Marlin Report

    Not sure what type of lure it is. I'll post when I get a chance to take a closer look at it. Jonny
  315. Startmeup

    Waianae 5/14

    Nice ahi. Gotta love when the first timers bring some luck. Jonny
  316. Startmeup

    Waianae 5/13/11

    Way to fire on the marlin. The battle scars on the boat are really no big deal. They just let everyone that you catch fish. Jonny
  317. Startmeup

    waianae 5/12

    Nice fish. Seems like you're on a roll. What a great way to kick off summer too. Jonny
  318. Startmeup

    Lucky on Friday the 13th?

    You had me going with the rapala joke. Too bad about that fish coming up just short of the grander mark but still an incredible fish, even to just see. Jonny
  319. Startmeup

    5.12.11 - Weatherman lies again

    Good going on the fish in that weather and with no GPS. It was pretty snappy off the north shore of Maui yesterday too. Way nicer today though. Jonny
  320. Startmeup

    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...
  321. Startmeup

    catch of the day

    That ono was hooked solidly. Good going on the fish. Jonny
  322. Startmeup

    ay kay you - AKU

    That's awesome. It's nice to see that you took the family out and had a good time together. That's what it's all about. Jonny
  323. Startmeup

    morris lure strikes again!!!

    Good going on the onos. That lure looks great with the pink and blue. Jonny
  324. Startmeup

    Hawaii Sportfishing May 7

    The place to start with your dissatafaction should have been with Mike.He has run a charter co. for a very long time in Hawaii.He may have been able to help you with your complant.As a chater co.owner my self I am sorry you did not enjoy our weather and a day on the water in one of the best...
  325. Startmeup

    Kaena ledge ono

    Way to fire on the fish. Those are a couple of fat onos. Gotta love it when you get bit on the high speed troll. Jonny
  326. Startmeup

    Got my little sled back

    Nice! That ride is looking pretty sweet and dry. Jonny
  327. Startmeup

    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...
  328. Startmeup

    Cinco de Mayo

    Great job on the fish. That is textbook on how to go out, catch some fish, and get back to the harbor ASAP before the weather gets too snappy. Jonny
  329. Startmeup

    Waianae May 1

    That must have been a fun stripey on the small stuff. You guys were planning on having a good time fish or no fish:hali_olutta:, but it's always better to catch. Jonny
  330. Startmeup

    Dos de Mayo...

    That's a fat aku. There seems to be quite a few around. Glad to hear that you beat the weather. Gotta love when the rain washes down the boat. Jonny
  331. Startmeup

    2-May-11 North Shore

    Sounds like you're putting that new boat to good use. Way to fire on the fish. Jonny
  332. Startmeup

    5/1/2011 Holo Holo Kauai Style

    Good going on the mahi and marlin. Those were a couple of real nice fish. Jonny
  333. Startmeup

    4-30-2011 Small Stripey video

    Thanks for the report and video Nick. Your dad tapping on the marlin and you swimming in the highlight reel at the beginning really cracked me up. You seem to always to include something amusing as well as some nice fish. Good going on the stripey. Jonny
  334. Startmeup

    Waianae 4-30-11

    Too bad the ahi weren't biting in the porpoise like the aku were biting. They're still fun on the spinners though and you got some good grinds. Thanks for the report. Jonny
  335. Startmeup

    Waianae 1 May

    At least you got away from the hectic times at work and got out on the water. Now that the dust is off the hooks, you'll catch all the fish next time. Jonny
  336. Startmeup

    Lots of boats, bird piles and AKU at the Sierra FAD

    Wireleaders long kine with the small stuff. Tightlines, Deliman.
  337. Startmeup

    Kona Hawaii fishing report - April wrap-up

    Great job on the report. Hope it keeps biting with tournament time coming up. Deliman
  338. Startmeup

    April 15, 2011 Lahaina Harbor, Maui

    I am the owner of Start Me Up,Doug Armfield.We tag and release any billfish our coustomers want.Check out the tagged fish pictures in our posts.We also take any billfish our coustomers want.They have the right to make there own choice.When left up to us we release healthy fish.That is our...
  339. Startmeup

    bottom fishinf for uku

    Live baiting small moanos at inside pinnacles around 20 fathoms has worked well for me in the past. Caught a 22 pounder that way. Jonny
  340. Startmeup

    Braid Marauder

    They'll probably tangle if they're far back on subsequent waves. To prevent that from happening, spread them out or don't put them too far behind the boat. Jonny
  341. Startmeup

    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...
  342. Startmeup

    waianae 4/26

    Too bad about the missed triple bite but you guys sure made up for it with those fat onos. Jonny
  343. Startmeup

    Hawaii Kai - April 26

    Good job putting fish on the boat even with the leisurely start. 4 for 5 makes for some good statistics and a fun day. Jonny
  344. Startmeup

    18 Searay

    Glad to hear your boat runs well and catches fish after you put all that work into it. The hard work just makes it that much sweeter when things go well on the water. Jonny
  345. Startmeup

    Another Easter weekend report!

    Good going on the mahi, but too bad about that first shibi. Oh well, there's nothing to be done when a fish decides to spit the hook. Jonny
  346. Startmeup

    - Easter Weekend

    Good to see some onos showing up. Hard to believe no bite on bait at buoy. They were probably all full. Tightlines, Deliman
  347. Startmeup

    Easter Weekend

    Got to love those blind strikes. How to fire. Deliman
  348. Startmeup


    Way to fire on the fish. Sounds like there's a lot of debris out there right now. Jonny
  349. Startmeup


    Good going on the mahis. Another great catch for the Kimi Ann as usual. Jonny
  350. Startmeup

    April 21, 2011 Lahaina Harbor, Maui

    Thanks for the support from all of you!Jonny & Deliman work hard to get the reports right.We at SMU appreciate all of the reports and pictures you folks take the time to post.Keep up the good work.Aloha Doug
  351. Startmeup

    Hawaii Kai 4/23/11

    Just having the chance to catch is worth the trip!Nice going on your catch.Aloha Doug
  352. Startmeup

    baby mahi

    Fish tacos are better than taco bell!Any day fishing is not wasted.Thanks for the report.Aloha Doug
  353. Startmeup

    Hi Kai - 4/20/11

    Good job Russ. There's nothing wrong with the mercy bite. Jonny
  354. Startmeup

    Good Friday

    Nice mixed bag. That's going to make some good meals for sure. Jonny
  355. Startmeup

    Kaneohe side... 4/22

    Way to fire on an awesome trip. Too bad about your crew wanting to go in and having bananas. How did your crew even get sick while slaying mahi? That's a mystery to me. I'd want to stay out there all day. Jonny
  356. Startmeup

    4/13/11 Early 1yr Anniversary (LATE REPORT)

    Sounds like some solid action. Bummer about that ono. Jonny
  357. Startmeup

    Wicked Late Report 4-15-11

    Nice mahis. Must have been nice getting bit every pass. Gotta love that. Jonny
  358. Startmeup

    Fished Kona 4-18-11

    Thats the attitude that will get you a nice fish in Kona someday. I have had those days there too. But I have had Two 500 pounders there to. One in a tournament, that made us $12,000. Tightlines, Deliman.
  359. Startmeup

    Banks/ Archer Bar 4/22

    I have to get myself one of those spreader bars, just to see the strike on one, must be epic. Nice fish Deliman.
  360. Startmeup

    Holoholo with Friends

    Unreal to see those spreader bars work. Great day. Deliman.
  361. Startmeup

    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...
  362. Startmeup

    one for the good guys

    Amazing. Good for Josh. That's the way to get it done. Jonny
  363. Startmeup

    love what u find, find what u like!!!

    Way to fire!Aloha Doug
  364. Startmeup

    Hawaii Kai, 4/18/2011

    That's quite a catch. A lot of those fish looked pretty nice even in comparison to that fat 47 lb. ono. Way to fire. Jonny
  365. Startmeup

    Late Report - Small Kine Lucky

    Good going on the fish. The water looks really nice. Jonny
  366. Startmeup

    Molokai Overnight

    Great photos. Looks like you guys had a lot of fun and caught a lot of fish. Jonny
  367. Startmeup

    4/16 Molokai

    Way to take advantage of the calm water and fish Molokai. There's always great scenery and usually great fishing too. Jonny
  368. Startmeup

    4-16-2011 Waianae Report

    Sounds like an awesome day. Don't worry about not posting a video. We all know you were too busy scrubbing the blood and scales off the back deck. Jonny
  369. Startmeup

    Late start/short trip -04/18/2011

    Good catch on the short trip. That's a real nice mahi. Jonny
  370. Startmeup

    Haleiwa 4-17-11

    Incredible. A six banger. My most is five at once, got all five (extremely lucky). You just took it the next level though. Imagine if you had 7 or 8 lines out. Way to fire. Jonny
  371. Startmeup

    Banks Run 4/17/11

    We do well on our afternoons trips also, we run 11 to 7 8 hour trips that work out well with no one around and take advantage of late bite just like you did. Tightlines, Deliman
  372. Startmeup

    Solo Tuna

    Thats definitely a fish worth waiting for. Congrats on the solo catch. Deliman
  373. Startmeup

    4-17-11 Creating a monster...

    We have been enjoying the flat water over here too. Another great day. How to fire. Deliman
  374. Startmeup

    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...
  375. Startmeup

    East side Mahi with video.

    Good going on the mahis. Jonny
  376. Startmeup


    Congrats on the catch. Bloodying the decks for the first time with marlin blood makes it even more special. I was also fortunate enough to have a marlin as my first catch. I was hooked after that, and I'm sure you are too. Congrats again. Jonny
  377. Startmeup

    Hawaii Kai 4/16/11

    Sorry to hear about the slow day. It certainly wasn't for lack of effort. Jonny
  378. Startmeup

    Big Day for Anxious in Kona

    Way to fire Neal!Thanks for the up date Grander.One of the great Kona boats and owners to fish with.Aloha Doug
  379. Startmeup

    south point

    They will take you from honokahau. Its part of the deal good fishing on way there too. You do overnighter. Deliman
  380. Startmeup

    Rubber Hooks 4.14.11

    Must be the way there biting. I went one for three yesterday myself. At least getting the bites. Deliman
  381. Startmeup

    April 15, 2011 Lahaina Harbor, Maui

    Thanks for your support everyone.Also taking the time to post here on BD.Aloha Doug
  382. Startmeup

    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...
  383. Startmeup

    Hi Kai - 04-13-11

    Not bad for a slow day. At least you had some bites to break the monotony and even ended up with a few fish. Those long slow days really make you appreciate it when the fish are around and biting. Jonny
  384. Startmeup

    West Side 4/10/11

    Glad to hear you were able to find some fish for the funeral. That's a really nice thing to do. Jonny
  385. Startmeup

    Hawaii Kai, 4/13/2010; 2-speed reel worth every penny

    Nice catch Bob. It's even more impressive considering that you were solo. As for the two-speed rules, I agree that they are definitely nice to have in tiring situations. Jonny
  386. Startmeup

    Late Report- HK 4-8-11

    What a great day. You guys got off to a hot start and finished strong. Congrats on the awesome catch. Jonny
  387. Startmeup

    Fishing in Maui advice?

    Call Deli at the booth in Lahaina Harbor 808-667-7879.Let him know you are from BD,he will take care of you.Doug
  388. Startmeup


    What an all around great day. The boss gives out a hall pass and you guys slay the fish right outside the harbor. Very nice. Jonny
  389. Startmeup

    4-10-2011 A ledge day...

    That seemed like an eventful day. Shibis, a tiger shark, a duck, and a tangle. I doubt you could have invented all that even if you tried. As for the tangle, I'm sure Captain Ahab was doing figure-eights so tight that the lures were barely moving in the water, or moving just enough to jump over...
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    waianae 4-9-2010

    Way to fire. You guys definitely made the right decision to fit that marlin in the fish box and keep fishing. Those are some nice mahis. Great pictures and a great report. It sure sounded like you guys had an awesome time out there. Jonny
  391. Startmeup

    2 out of 5

    Good going on the catch. That pile of aggressive mahis sure sounded like a lot of fun. I have actually taken a mahi tail to the face too. It was a nice cow that decided to go ballistic as I was zipping up the fish bag. Those fish can just be so unpredictable at times. Jonny
  392. Startmeup

    waianae 4/9

    How to fire guys. Ono showing up a bit over here too. Tightlines, Deliman
  393. Startmeup

    Hawaii Kai 4/9/11

    Way to capitalize on the action and get the fish early. That's a real nice bull.
  394. Startmeup

    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...
  395. Startmeup

    Bryans first Ahi

    Nice ahi. You guys were clearly stoked, but who wouldn't be? I'm hoping to see some more big tunas as summer approaches. Jonny
  396. Startmeup

    Waianae 4/5

    Good going on the mixed bag. That's a nice omilu and then you guys top it off by nailing an ono on the way in. What an awesome trip. Jonny
  397. Startmeup

    Real-Time Flash - Bomboy is fighting a Beast

    A nice bite and a great fight with some Fboms at the end with yet another fish story to be told for life!Thats fishing.Hold on to the next one Bomboy.Aloha Doug
  398. Startmeup

    Hawaii Kai to Banks short day, 4/3/2010

    Bob, Good going on the short day. There's nothing like getting out on the water for some excitement and good-eating fish. Jonny
  399. Startmeup

    Waianae 4/2/11

    Good job on the double bite. That's a nice mahi and I assume the other one was about the same size. Jonny
  400. Startmeup

    4-4-11 Nerlie and me...

    You two make a great team. Congrats on the fish. Deliman
  401. Startmeup

    Hawaii kai/ Makapuu video

    Amazing how some of those fish arrive at the boat. Nice going on those multiple hookups. Deliman
  402. Startmeup

    3-30-2011 Last trip for March

    Nick, Good going on the clean sweep. It sounded like you guys put in a long day on the water. Too bad about the followers that didn't want lures. I might have sacrificed the the 15 lb. mahi right then and there for some strip bait. No big deal though, you guys still ended up with a good catch...
  403. Startmeup

    Hawaii Kai 4/2/11

    Nice mixed bag. I would gladly take that on any slow day. Jonny
  404. Startmeup

    4/1/11 South

    Great catch, especially for a short day. That must have been some fast-paced action. By the way, that lure looks awesome with the yellow stripe going from the head to the skirt. Jonny
  405. Startmeup

    March wrap-up

    Very informative report Jeff. Lets hope this continues. Tightlines, Deliman.
  406. Startmeup

    BI fishing with Tropical Sun

    Got to love those 1000 fathom kaku. Nice going on a short trip. Deliman
  407. Startmeup

    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...
  408. Startmeup

    Hi Kai - 3/30/11

    Right on Russ. Way to charge offshore despite the bad weather. Bummer about the ones that got away but at least you ended up with plenty of fish for the dinner table. Jonny
  409. Startmeup

    Waianae 3-27-11

    I thought that looked like a stick fish in the corner of the photo. Good going on the tunas and taking advantage of your break from school. Jonny
  410. Startmeup

    Kaneohe 3/29

    Great work yet again. You guys always put in the effort on that boat and it seems to always pay off. Jonny
  411. Startmeup

    3-27-2011 Small Tackle Action only w/Video

    Great video as usual. Looks like you guys had a fun day. Jonny
  412. Startmeup

    Boone birds?

    I have actually lost my mind at times and run 4 at once, it works just pay attention. Its kind of like running all your lures on the same wave. Tightlines when you go. Deliman
  413. Startmeup

    LL & MM Buoys

    Those things have big leashes. Its amazing how the current can bring them way off station at times. Had same problem a few weeks ago, but it was still there we just never found it that day. Deliman
  414. Startmeup

    North Shore 3-28-11

    Those opelu will make even the expert look like a rookie at times. Thats just the way they are, might have been a pile of nitetime opes under you mixed in with sardines. Nice going though on your catch. Deliman
  415. Startmeup

    FireHatt Lands 978 Blue on Bomboy Prototype

    Oh so close she probably just dropped her eggs. Congratulations, we all know they only get bigger in Kona. Tightlines, Deliman.
  416. Startmeup

    Hawaii Kai 3/27/2011

    How to fire. Looks like wind is coming down, and hopefully fish continue to bite. Tightlines, Deliman.
  417. Startmeup

    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...
  418. Startmeup

    Mostly Misses

    Good to see the onos starting to show up. We are getting a few over here too. Tightline, Deliman
  419. Startmeup

    charter fishing in Kauai

    Great fishing out of Nawiliwili. Water can be rough, try to pick your day. Go down to harbor ask around, you should be able to book trip right there. Good luck, Tightlines, Deliman
  420. Startmeup

    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...
  421. Startmeup

    Waianae Sat. March 19

    Send some of those bird piles this way. We are picking up a few nice Ahis over here too. Great going guys, Tightlines, Deliman.
  422. Startmeup

    Mahi and Stripey

    Good going on the fish. Nice pictures too. It's amazing that you were solo and able to get a photo of the striper. Also, that's a solid looking lure. Jonny
  423. Startmeup

    Good Day at the Bank

    They use those spreader bars back east to fish Bluefin Tuna. So neat to see you guys getting results with them. Tightlines, Deliman.
  424. Startmeup

    Ko Olina fishing

    Best thing to do is go down to the harbor and ask around. They have a nice lee over there to fish. Bites on. Deliman
  425. Startmeup

    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...
  426. Startmeup

    Kawaihae Report 03/15

    Nice catch. It's cool that you guys were able to get the mahis on bait. Sometimes trolling gets monotonous and changing up the technique helps. Jonny
  427. Startmeup

    Crazy weekend

    Good going on the stripey action. Jonny
  428. Startmeup

    Good Day at the Bank

    Those are some cool action photos. Good going on the fish. Jonny
  429. Startmeup

    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...
  430. Startmeup

    Equipment failure 3/13 Waianae

    Major bummer, but that kind of thing does happen. Personally, I burn the end of the leader. That fish still must have been pulling ridiculously hard for the crimp to slip. No worries though, you'll get plenty more shots at big fish. Jonny
  431. Startmeup

    FIrst Trip of the Year

    Way to get after the fish. Nice haul and definitely sounded like a lot fun. Jonny
  432. Startmeup

    3-11-2011 A Mahi Mahi Day w/Video

    Good going on getting the job done after a crazy morning. The comments about your crew in the video were hilarious. Jonny
  433. Startmeup

    First Grander of 2011

    That's a phenomenal catch. Congratulations to everyone involved. Jonny
  434. Startmeup

    Waianae 3/12/11

    Nice striper. That one has plenty of meat to experiment with. You can't go wrong with any recipe. It's all good. Jonny
  435. Startmeup

    Waianae 12 March 2011

    Right on Walt. Even with that busy day you still managed to catch some fish. Jonny
  436. Startmeup

    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...
  437. Startmeup

    3-7-2011 Waianae Ledge Report w/Video

    That boat could always raise fish. You guys have done a great job with her. Fished her from 85 to 87, she looks like she is in a good place. Tightlines, Deliman
  438. Startmeup


    Right on Brian. Congrats on your first shortbill spearfish. Those are actually the rarest billfish in the world. Your post got me thinking that I should join the Coast Gaurd so I can fish buoys that are way offshore. Jonny
  439. Startmeup


    I have been in that same situation before, shorthanded. I have had it work out and go the other way also. I would consider that a job well done and a success getting it that close. You will make some people happy with the bimini release. Tightlines, Deliman
  440. Startmeup

    Kaneohe 3/7/2011

    I don't know whether I'm more impressed with catch itself or the perfectly organized display of the catch. All jokes aside, way to fire on an awesome haul. You guys must have had a lot of fun out there even with the less than ideal weather. Jonny
  441. Startmeup


    Thanks for sharing that story. It seems like the marlin purposely tried to create as much mayhem as possible. Good going on the fat otaru. Jonny
  442. Startmeup

    Waianae 3/6

    Sorry to hear about the lost bird and lure. Good going on the spearfish though. Jonny
  443. Startmeup

    March 6, 2011 Lahaina Harbor, Maui

    About 10 years ago I caught a blue marlin that had been taged in the same area behind Lani by my friend Capt. Alan Abdill. It was estamated 150# when taged and weighed 202# when caught 18 months later. Thanks for your BD support.Doug
  444. Startmeup

    March 6, 2011 Lahaina Harbor, Maui

    Grander, It's funny you should mention that. We have actually donated fresh fish to the Boys and Girls Club of Maui and a local home for senior citizens. Jonny
  445. Startmeup

    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...
  446. Startmeup

    Hawaii Kai, Saturday 3/5/2011

    Good going on the fish. Those look like some nice mahis. Jonny
  447. Startmeup

    Kona Hawaii fishing report - Feb. wrap-up

    Nice quality report Jeff. They only get bigger in Kona. Tightlines, Deliman
  448. Startmeup

    Late report Waianae 02/26/11

    Great shots of that Ahi coming up. Smart to drift and try something different to get the bite. Hats off to you,Deliman, tightlines.
  449. Startmeup

    Towcam mahi hookup

    Thanks for sharing. That footage is so cool. Also, good going on the haul. Jonny
  450. Startmeup

    East Side 2/25 1 Hour of Good Fun

    Congrats on the haul. You know you caught some serious fish when the ice starts running low. Jonny
  451. Startmeup

    BI, Keauhou 3/1

    Good job on the onos. Sounds like the deep action at the buoy was pretty fun too. Way to fire. Jonny
  452. Startmeup

    Hi Kai - 3/1 Late start!

    Good going on the fish, especially that nice chucker. Too bad about missing the double mahi but at least you already had some fish in the bag. Jonny
  453. Startmeup

    Another Boner Day!

    Nice fish and flat water. It doesn't get any better than that. Jonny
  454. Startmeup

    February 28, 2011 Lahaina Harbor, Maui

    Start Me Up is in business to try and earn a living for 27 captains, deckhands, office personnel, and maintenance people. In addition, we contribute to many other fishing related companies and other businesses, helping to keep our economy going. The profit probability is so low that it is a good...
  455. Startmeup


    Those are some fat shibis. Way to get after the fish. Jonny
  456. Startmeup

    2/24 Kona fishing w/ Bobby Cherry

    Great action photos. Jonny
  457. Startmeup

    2-26/27-2011 Found some fish w/Video

    Sounds like you had a solid weekend. Too bad about the lost lure but it must have been nice to get a big double bite like that. Jonny
  458. Startmeup

    Waianae 2/28

    Good going. Bummer about getting your aku ripped off but still a nice catch. Jonny
  459. Startmeup

    Do everyone just troll in Hawaii?

    Trolling is the most common method of fishing in Hawaii. The fish are always moving and the easiest way to find them is to cover water. Trolling allows us to cover the ground necessary to find fish. That being said, we always carry bait onboard in case we come into an area where we know there...
  460. Startmeup

    Kaneohe sunday

    Those are some nice spearfish. Blind trolling bites are always nice. Glad to hear that you had an enjoyable day out there. Jonny
  461. Startmeup

    February 28, 2011 Lahaina Harbor, Maui

    Yeah. That's just red monofilament we use to hang the lures up. We usually run them with 400 or 500 lb. leader. Jonny
  462. Startmeup

    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...
  463. Startmeup

    Glad to be back

    Nice catch. Good job finding the fish. Jonny
  464. Startmeup

    First trolling trip of the year

    Great catch. It's even more impressive considering that you were solo. That triple ono bite is some pretty exciting news. Thanks for posting. Jonny
  465. Startmeup

    Maui Fish Report Windward 2.27.11

    Awesome pictures. Way to get after the fish. Jonny
  466. Startmeup

    Small kine kau kau

    That's how to take advantage of the hall pass. Nice catch. Jonny
  467. Startmeup

    Ahi for the Jet Ski Boy

    Good going. As usual, the little guy has a big smile. Jonny
  468. Startmeup


    Yeah. It's supposed to be on the east side off Hana. It holds a lot of fish when it's anchored so I can only imagine what it must have been like after drifting all that way. Jonny
  469. Startmeup

    kaneohe 2/25

    Nice job guys, that required some great teamwork. Good to see you guys working together, does not happen all the time over hear. Tightlines, Deliman
  470. Startmeup

    Hawaii kai:Thanks Russell

    Good going on the ono but bummer about the lure. Jonny
  471. Startmeup


    That's just awesome. There's no other way to describe a catch like that. What buoy was it that you found? Jonny
  472. Startmeup

    Hi Kai - 2/24/2011

    Good catch, especially that nice ono. It's great when the fish cooperate right away and take the pressure off. Jonny
  473. Startmeup

    Eastside 2/23

    That's a nice spearfish and a super fat ono. Good going on the mahis and shibi too. Way to fire. Jonny
  474. Startmeup

    big island fish report

    Good going. It's nice to see a report from the big island. Jonny
  475. Startmeup

    Hawaii Kai 2-20-2011

    Sounds like you still know how to get it done after a year. Jonny
  476. Startmeup

    Late post 2/20 Eastside donkey!

    Great catch. The fight must have been a marathon after that thing ripped out 800 yards. Way to fire. Jonny
  477. Startmeup

    Waianae 19 & 21st FEB

    The donkey showed up over here and ate the purple sponge, short bite, 649.7 was the official weight.
  478. Startmeup

    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...
  479. Startmeup

    2-19 Some Shibi's and Mahi's w/Video

    Nice catch. That's a lot of fish and you didn't even have to take a swim. Thanks for the great video as usual. Jonny
  480. Startmeup

    "V" Producing

    Good for you guys. That's a nice catch, especially from the jet ski, and the little guy is clearly stoked. Glad to see you guys are catching fish and having a good time. That's what it's all about. Jonny
  481. Startmeup

    Waianae 2/19/11

    On fire you guys, seems the trolling bite is more productive than the buoy bite. Same thing overhere on leeward Maui. Tightlines, Deliman
  482. Startmeup


    Nice going, just needed the Blue for a special trip, although I would not be unhappy with that day. Same thing going on over here. Tightlines, Deliman
  483. Startmeup

    2-17-11 hanama bay mahi

    Theres been a bunch that size over here to, our short trips have been getting them close to town, great for the dinner menu. Tightlines, Deliman
  484. Startmeup

    Waianae 2/19

    Steven, Way to go on the fat ono. As for the bird, I run it long and use about a 10-15 ft. leader on the lures. I try not to run anything very small behind the bird because it seems to cause smaller fish to have a harder time eating the lure. Jonny
  485. Startmeup

    tiagra vs. International?

    In my opinion, both are good reels. One difference is that the Tiagra has a way louder clicker. Jonny
  486. Startmeup

    Waianae 2/17/2011

    Getting out on the water after all that boat work must have been great. Too bad about all the missed strikes but some fish is better than none. Jonny
  487. Startmeup

    Monkey off the back

    And i thought my 6 mahi day with 3 on dropback opelus on lure bites was all bust up. Shame on me, great day guys, Deliman
  488. Startmeup

    2/18 Waianae - First trip for 2011

    Congrats on the catch. Jonny
  489. Startmeup

    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...
  490. Startmeup

    Monkey off the back

    The persistence in working the spot payed off big time. Way to fire on the great catch. Jonny
  491. Startmeup

    MM sunday 13th

    Right on. I knew I recognized the name of the boat and the stairs up to the bridge. Plus I remember one of you guys saying that you had gotten the boat recently. It's good to see that you're putting it to good use. Jonny
  492. Startmeup

    Waianae feb 14

    Way to fire on the striper and nice bull. I like the look of your boat with the helm station raised up off the back deck. Looking around must be way easier with that set up. Jonny
  493. Startmeup

    MM sunday 13th

    Good going on the fish. I think I recognize your boat. Were you guys in Lahaina Harbor for about a week this past summer? Jonny
  494. Startmeup

    Portlock/Kahala 2/16/11

    Sounds like a great morning. Catching the fish in pairs is always fun. Jonny
  495. Startmeup

    February 14, 2011 Lahaina Harbor, Maui

    It's funny that you should mention bridling those smaller tunas and dragging them around. Some of them were actually live baited around the buoy. When the small tunas are around, marlin and nice mahis can be around as well. That scenario didn't pan out on that day, but those small shibis taste...
  496. Startmeup

    2-13-2011 Waianae Yellowfin

    That's a great fish and a nice looking lure. Way to fire. Jonny
  497. Startmeup

    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...
  498. Startmeup

    still pretty lucky 2/11/11

    Good going on the back to back stripey reports and thanks for the awesome video. That first fish did not want to quit once you guys got it on the boat. Also, those are some nice looking lures. Jonny
  499. Startmeup


    That's a nice looking spread of lures. Getting the last two stripeys must have lessened the sting of having to fix all those up. Thanks for the report. Jonny
  500. Startmeup

    2/12 onaga

    Nice fish. Too bad about the marlin, those things have been really lucky lately. Still sounded like a great day, especially with the nice water up in the channel. Jonny
  501. Startmeup

    February 8, 2011 Lahaina Harbor, Maui

    Thanks for the kudos, we keep trying. you can't catch 'em sitting on the couch!
  502. Startmeup


    Nice fish, got to love that flat water, tagged a 4 plus just in front of that harbor on my way back to maui on a layover, good memories, good food at the mexican rest. in town also. Tighlines, Deliman.
  503. Startmeup

    feb 4 2011

    Great photo, way to get the young one started early, thats what i did and it ended up turning out great, he is invloved with our SMU team when he is home from college and loves the work. Tightlines, Deliman
  504. Startmeup

    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...
  505. Startmeup


    Yeah, that definitely is a gloomy picture. The boat must have been pretty big and moving at a decent speed. What a bummer.
  506. Startmeup

    2/2/11 Still looking

    There have been some decent bulls over here lately. A 59.5 pounder was weighed in Lahaina on Saturday, nice fish. Deliman
  507. Startmeup

    2-5-2011 Small action with a swim w/Video

    Is that the old No Ka Oi III. I fished that boat from 1985 to 1987 out of maalaea. Caught plenty fish on that boat with Skipper Joe Yurkanin, he ran that forever. Great boat, Tightlines, Deliman
  508. Startmeup

    Great day 2-5-11

    Nice going on the mahi and stripey. Your wife definitely did a good job taking pictures and documenting the day. Jonny
  509. Startmeup

    Halloween shootout pics

    What a great job. That is alot of work, im sure the boat owners will be psyched with one of those pictures. Nice job, Deliman
  510. Startmeup

    02-05-11 Banker's Hours Part II

    Way to get it done. Seems like you have been on fire with the marlin lately. Jonny
  511. Startmeup

    Maui in April?

    Marc and Tommy, Check out our reports from April and May of last year at That should give you a pretty good idea of what can come in during those months. Jonny
  512. Startmeup

    Late Winter report

    Nice pictures. Seems like most of the fish you catch are heavy bleeders. Jonny
  513. Startmeup

    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...
  514. Startmeup

    Kauai fishing report?

    Have him go down to Nawiliwili and ask around. They will give him the heads up. Nice thing about Nawiliwili is you dont have to go far to catch em. Tightlines, Deliman.
  515. Startmeup

    Good start 1/30/11

    Send some of those striped marlin are way. How to fire. Deliman
  516. Startmeup

    Good start 1/30/11

    Sounds like an awesome day. Jonny
  517. Startmeup

    1-29-11 Banker's Hours

    Nice going on the stripers. Hopefully some make their way past Maui. Jonny
  518. Startmeup

    Kona Hawaii fishing report - Jan. wrap-up

    Thanks for the update I have people asking me about the Kona bite from time to time. Glad to hear its snappin a bit. Tightlines, Deliman
  519. Startmeup

    Blast from the past!

    Great video Captain Clay. That looked like a lot of fun. Especially that ahi, what a screamer! Jonny
  520. Startmeup

    Greensticking ahi on the Lepika

    Nice report and pictures. It's good to see that persistence in working the porpoise paid off. Thanks for sharing. Jonny
  521. Startmeup

    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...
  522. Startmeup

    Back in the Saddle 1-25-11

    2 for 2 is a great return to fishing. Keep it up. Jonny
  523. Startmeup

    FAD T sighted at Hawaii Kai boat ramp

    Those things are important to our fishing. Thanks for the efforts I hope you guys score on that buoy one day when its back in. Tightlines Deliman
  524. Startmeup

    Kona info/fishing report??

    Just remember they only get bigger in Kona. You can catch a nice fish any month of the year there. Go to the harbor when you get there and check it out. Weigh-in is around 3 pm on the full days, good place to start. As far as Kauai, great fishing, but rougher weather. Windward side fishing...
  525. Startmeup

    1-22-2011 Found some fish w/Video

    Starting to snap a bit over here some spearfish and larger Mahi. Nice day guys conrgats. Deliman, Tightlines
  526. Startmeup


    That's a fat spearfish. Seems like there have been a few billfish bites lately on Oahu. Jonny
  527. Startmeup

    1-22-2011 Found some fish w/Video

    Great report and video. Thanks for sharing. Jonny
  528. Startmeup

    Kona Ahi

    Good going on a great morning. Seeing that ahi nail the ballyhoo for the triple hookup must have been a pretty awesome sight/feeling. Jonny
  529. Startmeup

    Maui fishing info - July

    This should give you a pretty good idea about what offshore fishing is like in July. As for the inshore fishing, catching small reef fish is pretty easy but catching larger and more heavily-targeted species like bonefish and Papio (jacks) can be pretty tough...
  530. Startmeup

    Lure spread and a new way of thinking

    Awesome, great to see people trying new things. It cant hurt, thats how the bird got started. I remember running tiny jets on straight 130 with no leader a mile behind the boat to catch Ahi. We had a great run in the mid 80's by Molokini Crater and that worked great.
  531. Startmeup

    Maui Surf Fishing Help?

    Nathan, Use your lures near ledges and deep channels. There are way more fish there than in shallow water with a flat bottom. Also, just casting out a piece of squid can be productive but you are more likely to catch rubbish fish. Since you mentioned getting offshore, check out our reports at...
  532. Startmeup

    Maui Surf Fishing Help?

    Bring it all if never hurts. Then when you get here talk to the onshore fisherman, its pretty obvious who they are. Also, Maui Sporting Goods in Wailuku, on Market street is also a good resource. Tightlines, Deliman
  533. Startmeup

    Boom boom fishing out of wiainae...

    Nice water over there. That time of year can mean Big Tunas. That place has a great reputation throughout the State no matter who you go with. Tightlines, Deliman
  534. Startmeup

    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...
  535. Startmeup

    Oahu Charter Advice?

    Fishing is Fishing, I have fished them all and had great days and been skunked. I have fished Kona as a visitor from Maui over 100 days. Yeah I have Two 500 pounders to my credit over there, but like anyplace else I have had slow days. Mainthing go fishing, have fun. The scenery alone is worth...
  536. Startmeup

    Fishing in Hilo in mid to late Feb Charter recommendations

    Same species both sides of the Island. My only concern would be sea conditions. Your talking leeward side vs. windward side. They don"t call it Lake Kona for nothing.I have boats available in Kona. I would go over and stay at the King Kamehameha for the night and fish Kona if weather was not...
  537. Startmeup

    Questions about Kauai Inland and Charter Fishing

    Kauai can be great. The nice thing there is the grounds are close. Nawiliwili is a good spot to fish from. When you arrive go check out the harbor and talk to the guys. Biggest concern there is sea conditions, it can be rough, again talk to the guys and pick your best day. Tightlines Deliman
  538. Startmeup

    Kona: mahimahi & shibi on fly & wife's first marlin!

    Awesome report and pictures for an awesome day on the water. The mahis and shibis looked like a lot of fun on the lighter gear. Also, congrats to your wife on her first marlin. Jonny
  539. Startmeup

    32/0 Reel WOW!!

    Last time I saw one like that was fishing Giant Bluefin back east 40 years ago. That must have been useful here when the boats did not back as fast. Nice to see that stuff still exists. Deliman
  540. Startmeup

    Living in Hawaii- Maui?

    Just made 28 years with most of it involving fishing either charter fishing or trailer boating. Dont worry about it these islands are very close, fish them all then make a decision. They all have lots to offer. Good luck Deliman
  541. Startmeup

    Bluefin tuna video insane

    Fished the Giants in Massachusetts bay in the mid 1970's. A 600 pounder was considered a rat back then. 830 my largest on 130lb dacron, but my 218 ahi here off maui was just as big a thrill on a charter trip. Tight lines Deliman
  542. Startmeup


    Good for you guys, the ahi fishing around kauai is the envy of us guys up the chain. Fished Kauai only once enjoyed it, fished black mountain, ono and small shibis good fun. Good luck with the upstart. Deliman
  543. Startmeup

    1-8-2011 town

    :2gunsfiring_v1:What a great variety of fish typical of winter in hawai. Thats what is nice about winter especially if the stripe marlin show up here soon. How to fire! Deliman
  544. Startmeup

    1-8-2011 town

    Nice mixed bag. Jonny
  545. Startmeup

    1/8/11 Town Mahimahi

    Steve, Great going on that mahi after such a hectic morning. It's good to see that Travis got out there and got a fish after being so excited the night before. Jonny
  546. Startmeup

    Charter fishing- shipping your catch off island

    Conor, Times have changed a little bit in Hawaii. I can't speak for other companies, but nowadays at Start Me Up our anglers choose what is to be done with the fish. Anglers can elect to leave the fish with the boat or keep it for themselves. Most people decide to keep their fish and we are...
  547. Startmeup

    Penguin Banks on 1/1/11

    Jerry, Too bad about the glass ball. At least now your wife has to let you back out there to find another one. 1/11/11 might be a good day to do just that. All ones again and the winds are supposed to be light (as of the last time I checked). Jonny
  548. Startmeup

    Rough Day in Waianae 1/8/2011

    Good going. I'm glad you guys were rewarded for toughing out the weather. Jonny
  549. Startmeup

    Tuna running up river in kauai?

    Interesting stuff. Even crazier than that Youtube video of the guy catching a shibi while whipping from the shore in Waianae. Jonny
  550. Startmeup

    Flyfishing for Bones

    Captain Clay, Great job on the nice O'ios. I'll bet your client must have been thrilled. Jonny
  551. Startmeup

    Maui Offshore Fishing Charters

    Mark, Check out our reports from last spring since you'll be on Maui around that time this year. If you want to get out there call Deli at the Start Me Up booth between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Hawaii time (808-667-7879). Jonny
  552. Startmeup

    Haleiwa 2 January

    Way to fire getting that fish in the boat. We missed two yesterday and one today. Jonny
  553. Startmeup

    1-2-11 Mixed Bag and good ones...

    Great catch. Nothing but nice ones. -Jonny
  554. Startmeup

    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...
  555. Startmeup

    Maui Surf Fishing

    See Deli at slip 12 in Lahaina Harbor.He has fished on Maui for 30+ years.Thanks for joining BD.Doug
  556. Startmeup

    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...
  557. Startmeup

    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...
  558. Startmeup

    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...
  559. Startmeup

    November 19, 2010 Lahaina Harbor Maui Hawaii

    Thanks GODAWG it was nice to see you back on Maui!Look for your picture in a up coming post.Doug
  560. Startmeup

    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...
  561. Startmeup

    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...
  562. Startmeup

    October 26, 2010 Lahaina Harbor maui Hawaii

    Thanks for the kudo!Fishing has slowed down a bit here in Nov.But were lucky enough to put 7 mahi in the box today.Thanks again for your support!Doug
  563. Startmeup

    Kona Hawaii fishing report - Oct. wrap-up

    Thanks for the info on some of the new laws.Jeff,thanks also for the great reports every month!Doug
  564. Startmeup

    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...
  565. Startmeup

    October 15, 2010 Lahaina Harbor Maui

    That marlin was a beauty. It will be coming up in a couple of weeks in our future post. We have had so many fish caught I am running a little behind. Bare with me. Mahalo Burger
  566. Startmeup

    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...
  567. Startmeup

    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...
  568. Startmeup

    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...
  569. Startmeup

    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...
  570. Startmeup

    Marlin Dragging Lure

    Nice shot!BB Scarface has been in my patern for years.Thanks for the report.Doug
  571. Startmeup

    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...
  572. Startmeup

    August 17, 2010 Lahaina Harbor, Maui Hawaii

    Thanks Pupule, we are blessed to work with great people and proud to be prepaired to get lucky.Many of our anglers have dreamed for years about the chance to fish in Hawaii.We get to share in that dream and excitment.Doug
  573. Startmeup

    Waianae 8/26/10

    Pupule nice going on your catch!Thank you for taking the time to post your pictures and story.Doug
  574. Startmeup

    waianae report 8-22-10

    Thanks for the pictures and report.Nice going on your catch.Doug
  575. Startmeup

    favorite places to grind!!!

    Thats a fact Zach!Doug
  576. Startmeup

    Kona Iki trollers keiki tournament

    That is what it is all about!Doug
  577. Startmeup

    Waianae flotilla

    Primo catch,report and pictures.Doug
  578. Startmeup

    Aug.17 2010

    Nice going on your catch!Doug
  579. Startmeup

    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...
  580. Startmeup

    8-15-2010 Koolina Tadpole with Video

    Nice fish and report.Taking care of your fish is a good thing, glad you talked about it.Doug
  581. Startmeup

    190 Outrage modified by Lightinin Fiberglass for da Hawaiian waters

    Nice work!The boat looks better than new.Doug
  582. Startmeup

    Marlin report

    Way to go on your catch!Thanks for the report.Doug
  583. Startmeup

    Kaneohe 8-14-10

    Nice boat,catch,pictures and report!Doug
  584. Startmeup


    That is a day you will not forget!Way to go on your catch.Thanks for taking the time to post the pictures and report. Doug
  585. Startmeup

    Kaneohe 12AUG10

    Nice day when you come home with fish in the bag!Like the pearl wt. lure.Thanks for the post.Doug
  586. Startmeup

    Moving to the Islands

    A bunch of good folks here on BD will help point you in the right direction.What island are you moving to?If you get to Maui stop by the booth and pickup a Bloodydecks/Start Me Up hat on us.Welcome to BD!Doug
  587. Startmeup

    Need a fast boat to take me to TT bouy immediately will pay

    Try Ryan Foster on Dojo.Good luck!Doug
  588. Startmeup


    Nice ono.I like your avatar.Thanks for the post.Doug
  589. Startmeup

    Outside Waianae 8/9

    Never a bad day fishing.You can have a slow day catching.Nice chucker, they are great on the bbq.Thanks for the report and picture.Doug
  590. Startmeup

    waianae 8/9

    Another super day for you guys!Nice going and thanks for the report and pictures,Doug
  591. Startmeup

    lucky lucky ahi 6/26

    That is a nice one.Thanks for the post.Doug
  592. Startmeup

    Maui fishing 7-26-10 w/Start Me Up

    Thanks for going with us!The pictures and report are great also.Hope to see you next year.Doug
  593. Startmeup

    first bull and first ahi

    Nice CATCH,pictures,boat and report!!!!!!!!!Doug
  594. Startmeup

    waianae 8/6

    Way to go, two sails.That is a rare catch in Hawaii.Doug
  595. Startmeup

    waianae, 8/3, 8/4

    Nice fish guys.Thanks for the report.Doug
  596. Startmeup

    Waianae 8/7/10

    Nice fish and pictures.Way to go!!!!!!!!
  597. Startmeup

    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...
  598. Startmeup

    July 28,2010 Lahaina Harbor, Maui Hawaii

    Call Burger she wiil take care of you.Thanks Doug
  599. Startmeup

    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...
  600. Startmeup

    July 21, 2010 Lahaina Harbor, Maui Hawaii

    Hope to see you back on island soon!Doug
  601. Startmeup

    marlin video

    Nice video! Thanks for posting it with the link.Doug
  602. Startmeup

    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...
  603. Startmeup

    with Start Me Up Sportfishing

    Thanks for picking us.Tim said you guys were great.Thanks Doug
  604. Startmeup

    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...
  605. Startmeup

    Start Me Up... Counting the days...

    Capt.Tim Putnam will take good care of you!Bring all your luck as his has been great this week.Doug
  606. Startmeup

    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...
  607. Startmeup

    maui wowwie!!!

    Way to go!Nice whin a plan comes together.Doug
  608. Startmeup

    July 7, 2010-Lahaina Harbor, Maui

    Amazing how lucky WE get when WE work hard.It is nice to work with such great people.Doug
  609. Startmeup

    6/29/10 Lahaina harbor,Lahaina Maui

    See the How we eat thread.We waist no fish that are taken. Thank for the question.Doug
  610. Startmeup

    6/29/10 Lahaina harbor,Lahaina Maui

    It pays to be ready to catch weather you do or not.We chose to be ready every day catch or not.We never have to wait for the ice man to show up so we can leave the dock.We also maintain aprox. 2500# on the dock to ice our fish down while we display them.All this pays off big with happy anglers...
  611. Startmeup

    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...
  612. Startmeup

    6/29/10 Lahaina harbor,Lahaina Maui

    Yes we have two 2000# per day ice makers.We need to be sure we have ice when WE NEED IT.The 7th. boat is just a spair one to cover dry docks and break downs.Thanks for your support.Doug
  613. Startmeup

    6/29/10 Lahaina harbor,Lahaina Maui

    Pupule we do put some of our fish on the restaurants table.They like us as we take care of our fish.Our boats leave the dock every day with aprox.350# of ice that we make.That said our anglers are welcome to take all the fish they catch if they want!Thanks for your input.Doug
  614. Startmeup

    Start Me Up... Counting the days...

    Got to love the cats eye view!Save your luck up.Doug
  615. Startmeup


    Jody is the rule maker and rule enforcer in his tourniments.Jeff (Piper)paid his entry and played by Jodys rules.He won the cash fair to the rules.Jeff runs his own tourniments as a respected Capt. here in Hawaii. Nice going Jeff!Doug
  616. Startmeup


    Happy 4th for you.Nice Ahi and pictures.Doug
  617. Startmeup

    lahaina fuel card??

    Talk to Deli in the booth,have him call me and we can help you out.Doug ps we will not need the 20.00 but thanks for the offer.
  618. Startmeup

    Kauai Fishing Charter to avoid

    Contact Jude by phone and resolve the problem.Bashing on a fourm is not the way to handle this kind of a problem.Doug
  619. Startmeup

    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...
  620. Startmeup

    Ono for the "Who Dat Nation"!

    Thanks for the great report and pictures!Doug
  621. Startmeup

    Lahaina Harbor, Maui Hawaii

    He will be in one of our future posts.Thank you for your support!Doug
  622. Startmeup

    Great Weekend In Kaneohe

    Thanks for the great pictures and report.Doug
  623. Startmeup

    Our #221 saturday

    Nice job guys!Doug
  624. Startmeup

    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...
  625. Startmeup

    Lahaina Harbor, Maui May Conclusion

    Hope you had a good day with Capt. Patric?Nice water for sure.Doug
  626. Startmeup

    tasty ahi!

    That is a fat one!Way to go.Doug
  627. Startmeup

    so easy a caveman can do it!

    Nice fish and picture.Doug
  628. Startmeup

    Fishing Report Double Ahi and an Ono

    Nice work!Thanks for the report and pictures.Doug
  629. Startmeup


    Nice Fish!Thanks for the report.Doug
  630. Startmeup

    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...
  631. Startmeup

    May 28th/29th Fishing....

    Looks like a great day on the water!Doug
  632. Startmeup

    Fishing Report: SUPER crowded waianae 5/27

    Love the slipa for the size est.Nice work and thanks for the report.Doug
  633. Startmeup

    west side ono 5/28

    Nice Onos thanks for the report and pictures.Doug
  634. Startmeup

    Waianae - Early Start

    Way to fire guys!Doug
  635. Startmeup

    Lahaina Harbor, Maui

    Why mess with the banana god?Leave em on the dock!Doug
  636. Startmeup

    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...
  637. Startmeup

    Got Tuna?

    Nice Ahi!Thanks for the picture and report.
  638. Startmeup

    Waianae 5/12

    way to go!Thanks for the report
  639. Startmeup

    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...
  640. Startmeup

    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...
  641. Startmeup

    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...
  642. Startmeup

    Koolina Action 2 Mahi and 1 shibi 4/17

    Great catch and video.Thanks for taking the time for the post.Doug
  643. Startmeup


    Nice catch!Makes the day even better with a load like that.Doug
  644. Startmeup

    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...
  645. Startmeup

    south point ono's

    Sounds like a nice ride with a great catch!Nice going guys.Doug
  646. Startmeup

    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
  647. Startmeup

    Boat Run Honolulu to Kahalui

    Mike if it is a small boat 18to40ft. wait for a light&variable day then enjoy your ride.Set your gps up on Lahina it will take you right past the lee corner of Molokai then on to the fun zone.If it is blowing put it on your ship (Pasha) then enjoy the fun zone while you wait for it!Mike thanks...
  648. Startmeup

    Kaneohe 4/6

    Looks like great day for a young man and his uncle.Thanks for getting him out to enjoy fishing!Doug
  649. Startmeup

    ***Maui fishing charter advise*** !!

    Any fish you catch are yours to keep.That is a good question to ask in Hawaii.Thanks Doug
  650. Startmeup

    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...
  651. Startmeup

    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...
  652. Startmeup

    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...
  653. Startmeup

    fishy tsunami...

    Brought one of our boats from Kona that day,smooth the whole way.One Mahi mid channel.A 3ft. surge at the fuel dock in Maui.Doug
  654. Startmeup

    holo holo maui style!!!

    Looks like a great day!The stoke in your picture says it all.Doug
  655. Startmeup

    Just booked

    Thanks for choosing Start Me Up!If you want I will talk to the crew about leaving earlier and staying longer.Hope the bite is on for your trip.Doug
  656. Startmeup


    Thank you Nick.Nick and I talked and resolved our problem.Thanks for taking the time to post this.Hope to see you in person next time you are in Maui!Thanks Doug
  657. Startmeup

    XMAS in HAwaii and STARTing the New Year Right

    Thanks for your support and report.Hope to see you back on Maui soon!Doug
  658. Startmeup

    Great trip with Start Me Up

    Aaron, thanks for your support!We hope the (catching) fishing is better next time you are here.Doug
  659. Startmeup

    November 18, 2009 Lahaina Harbor, Maui

    Hope to get the next report up soon.Nov.has been slower fishing.Thanks for the feed back!
  660. Startmeup

    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...
  661. Startmeup

    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...
  662. Startmeup

    Bloodydecks Sticker

    Start Me Up hands them out free at slip 12 in Lahaina Harbor.Stop by and ask.Thanks for your help!
  663. Startmeup

    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...
  664. Startmeup

    August 13, 2009 Lahaina Harbor, Maui Hawaii

    Thanks for the views!
  665. Startmeup

    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...
  666. Startmeup

    7/30/09 Lahaina Harbor, Maui Hawaii

    Yes Kava-Kava make good eats.Poke is an island staple.Thanks
  667. Startmeup

    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...
  668. Startmeup

    July 16, 2009 Lahaina Harbor, Maui Hi.

    Thanks for going fishing with us!!Hope we have a day in the future to help catch a fish for you..See you on Maui
  669. Startmeup

    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...
  670. Startmeup

    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...
  671. Startmeup

    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...
  672. Startmeup

    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...
  673. Startmeup

    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...
  674. Startmeup

    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...
  675. Startmeup

    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...
  676. Startmeup

    Start Me up Question...

    Thanks Tues. we are working on the next post.We got another 51# bull on Rinos boat(Start Me Up La Dat) yesterday.The Onos are starting to show up also.Das It
  677. Startmeup

    Surf fishing in maui

    Size the reel you bring to the rod you are buying on Maui.Walmart has cheap rod reel combos here.Hope to here how it goes for you?Das It
  678. Startmeup

    Oahu west side report

    Nice Ono and report!Thanks for the pictures also.Das It
  679. Startmeup

    Lahaina Harbor, Maui Hawaii 3/13/09

    Thanks for the feed back! Hope to get the new report up soon.Das It
  680. Startmeup

    Surf fishing in maui

    Stop by the booth and talk to Capt. Rino he can help you out!Have fun on your trip.Das It
  681. Startmeup

    Going to maui 4-12 to 4-19

    Call Rebecca at 800-590-0133 she can get you set up!Das It
  682. Startmeup

    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...
  683. Startmeup

    Lahaina Harbor, Maui Hawaii 3/7/09

    Thanks for reading our posts!We enjoy the feedback from people that fish.Take a kid fishing they will be your pal forever.Das It
  684. Startmeup

    I booked with Start Me Up and I am a RAVING FAN!!

    Thank you Flipboy for picking Start Me Up!You were the right kind of guy to spend the day with.As you found out we love what we do, and people like you make it rewarding.Hope to see you back on Maui soon!Das It
  685. Startmeup

    Start Me up Question...

    Thanks for the help!Wind has been a problem in the past few weeks.But still got 51 Mahis in that time frame.Just got the morning report from P-rick,he has 29 Mahis in the ice bag so far today.Have your buds call Rebecca at 1-800-590-0133 to get booked for the week end.Das It
  686. Startmeup

    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...
  687. Startmeup

    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...
  688. Startmeup

    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...