1985 Islander Sportfisher, originally sold by McWayne Marine Supply at Kewalo Basin. Volvo Penta AQ260 inboard-outboard sterndrive (Chevy 350 gas...
If you happen to be there at the right time (low or high tide) you may get lucky and hit a school of oio (bonefish). Strips of calamari will work...
"It's been almost as long as the Cubs drought that the Republicans have controlled the House/Senate/White House."
Actually, it hasn't been that...
Good going, Russ!
How do you prepare the uku? Fried? Steamed? Sashimi? All of the above?
That's a mackerel pike, also known as a saury. They're a popular food fish in Japan, where they're known as sanma.
Nice haul, guys and gals!...
Nice job! From hookup to the pupu platter in 5:06!
Great video. Thanks!
Papio (juvenile trevally) are rarely associated with ciguatera poisoning. Large ulua (adult trevally 30+ lbs) are more likely to trigger a case....
Check out my reply in the Big Island Shore Fishing thread below.
Oama can be found at many beaches in the Punaluu and Hauula area. If you slow...
Very nice! Those silver bullets are as good as gold. I can just image digging into a plate of fresh aku sashimi and some grilled teriyaki aku...
Thanks for the fishing report. It's been soooooo slow since the Haleiwa bite tapered off about two weeks ago. Heard that the Kaneohe run of ahi...
Oama season is almost here. Catch them using a cheap 5 foot bamboo pole, 2 lb-test line, a split shot lead, and a tiny #18 hook. Frozen shrimp...
Any fish that forages or hunts on coral reefs or in shallow rocky areas near shore has the potential to carry ciguatoxin. Fish that are higher up...
Nice mahi, Conor.
Good idea using that daisy chain of ballyhoo. I need to give that a try.
Start Me Up Sportfishing sponsors the Hawaiian fishing forums on this website. They're very consistent in their catch rate. Check out their...
Way to go with the nice haul! Congrats!
Nice! That's a terrific catch!
Thanks for the fishing report, Chuck.
Too bad on the missed strike. You'll get 'em next time.
About 3 miles north of Lahaina you'll find the Kaanapali resort area, and in particular, the Maui Sheraton Resort and Spa.
I'm certainly no fishing aficionado, but I can provide a few useful tidbits of info.
First, I cannot possibly count the number of times that I've...
You're right, Chuck. Five days for any of the "deep 7" bottom fish. Thanks.
Online fishing reports can be started any day of the month and may be...
To obtain a bottom fishing license, you must first buy a commercial fishing license ($50 per year). The bottom fishing license is free once the...
Search efforts were suspended today at sunset. It's a said...
Smell that? Did someone just fart?
Wouldn't RIMPAC be a more effective military display if it were held near the South China Sea (e.g. Guam)? That's where all the "huhu" appears to...
Nice haul! Good going Tommy and Ron!
Congrats Mike, Chris and Herbie.....that's a nice tuna!
I'm a bit surprised that you're concerned about the winds when you're running a 29'...
Well, that's got to be the "hottest" cold streak on record. LOL
Well done, Spence and crew!
Twenty-two nations, with more than 40 surface ships and submarines, will be conducting exercises in Hawaiian waters for the next 36 days. How do...
I'll take a bowl of fresh-out-of-the-water poke anytime! Congrats!
Way to go on your double! Both fish in the boat within 13 minutes? Wow!
Pat, you really are the most consistent ahi fisherman I know of in Waianae. Congratulations on yet another nice tuna in the box!
Nice fish, and a terrific video! Thanks for sharing.
What marina is that, Waikiki Yacht Club?
Congrats on the double! Nice job!
Something came up so we couldn't go today. We'll be out there tomorrow. I'll let you know how it goes.
Go get 'em, Russ!
We're planning on a Thursday trip. During the past couple of years, the ahi bite in Waianae has been running pretty much on the...
Wasabi, shoyu, and Thai sweet chili sauce made for some tasty sashimi. Thanks, Mike.
It's been a while. I took a 20 month timeout from fishing...
Dex and I shoved off at about 6:15 this morning and headed straight for the pinnacle. There were a few scattered aku birds searching for breakfast...
Kai Nana strikes again with another big one! Good going on that fat boy, Pat and crew!
The Penguin Bank is normally best in April and May, holding mahi, ono, and kawakawa (sometimes as early as March). I've heard that this year was...
The Marina Store is open daily from 6 AM-6 PM.
They sell 40 lb bags of ice for $9.43.
Congratulations, Noa and crew!
Looks like you were running about a 6 ft spread between the two lures. Perfect!
You took the strike just 1 mile...
Those all look like 130s. Camera distance, angles of perspective, and size reference (or lack thereof) in a still shot can easily distort your...
No need for 80's said:
I dont use 80s....
So, which of the boats featured in Wicked Tuna are using 80s? All of them? Your comment that "the guys in wicket tuna (and i know some of...
Terrific fishing trip!
Whoohoo! Nice haul, guys!
Wow...199 lbs G&G is a monster! Nice catch!
No need for 80s, to my knowledge, has never posted a picture of his largest ahi caught on less than...
Nice omilu on light line, Chris!
Many years ago (1981) I flew to Christmas Island (Kiribati) for an ulua fishing trip using surface poppers,...
Very nice! Large aku are certainly the gold of our Hawaiian waters. Dried aku is my favorite pupu!
Congratulations on the nice haul. Finding a nice ripe cargo net is always a blessing!
Bad luck on the bill wrapped leader, but at least you took home a prime hunk of aku sashimi.
Nice job, Vance! Good going!
No need for 80s, you're a classic internet troll, sitting anonymously behind a key board, hurling insults at other...
It was nice meeting you too, Russell.
The only way your jump would have worked would have been for me to remove the starter hot cable from my...
Thanks for trying to start us up yesterday morning, Russel (Kato). Both of my batteries failed load tests yesterday.
My brother (Ross) and nephew...
Kampachi (Almaco Jack)
Kahala (Greater Amberjack)
Both fish are commonly known as "kahala". The almaco jack was recently named...
Regarding the licensing issue: It's stated on the DLNR's Division of Aquatic Resources website, under the licenses and permits section, that...
Congratulations Pat and Nerlie! Glad you were able to find some action and place a nice fat tuna on ice.
I was out there on Sunday as well, but...
Nice haul, J_B! Congrats on a terrific day on the water!
Start Me Up is the most successful charter in Maui. Do it.
Congrats on the nice haul!
It's too bad that nice, juicy floaters like that are such a rare occurrence in Waianae.
Does anyone have the results for the Pearl Harbor Fishing Tournament?
In May and June, the ahi bite seemed to peak from the 2nd to the 6th day after full moon. In July........nothing. During the week of July 14,...
Checkout this United Fishing Agency trolling dropoff report. It's pretty clear that there has been a big drop in ahi numbers since RIMPAC started...
Congrats, Garrett and crew, on the terrific catches! Keep it up!
Nice marlin, Jesse. There wasn't much going on in Waianae yesterday. Glad to see that someone found some action. Good catch!
Way to go, Chuck! It's been slow out there. Good job in finding the fish and bringing a nice one home!
Good grinds! Congrats, and thanks for the vid!
Very nice! Congrats, Jesse and Mike!
Great catch! You're loading them up this year!
That's why I said I was quite surprised. Many years ago (1981 through 1994), I was an avid shoreline fisherman and I used to fly to the Big Island...
That's a huge donkey! Good job! It'll completely fill a chest freezer full of smoked marlin.
I must say that I'm quite surprised, because that fish sure looks like a greater amberjack (a.k.a., kahala). It doesn't look like this.
A nice fish on a very calm day on the east side! Can't beat that. Good going, guys! Congratulations!
Nice! You're kiiling 'em with the new boat. Congrats!
Woah! Nice fish! You guys are really on a roll! Congrats!
Perfect! I'll e-mail you Monday morning.
Nice! Good grinds in the box. Congrats, Chuck and crew!
That was awesome! LOL
Nice fat ahi! Congrats!
Good going on the ono!
That's a terrific looking boat! Wow!
Sweet looking boat! Nice catch!
Do you know anything about this boat? At $15,000, one would expect a major drive train or...
Headed out in the channel, bright and early -- now that's a great feeling.
Good job on those ono!
Second ahi in three weeks! Good going!
PMs are kept in your BloodyDecks Inbox. You answered my PM yesterday.
Could you make one of those with a ring on the end (no T-bar), that has a completely straight shank and more of a circle bend in the hook? Kind of...
When all the ice ends up melted, it's definitely been a fine day of fishing! Congrats!
What a way to spend the day with the family! Hooooookup! Way to go, Spencer and family!
That's what I use -- 4 ft galvanized steel pipes which sit in shotgun holders.
Thanks, Brian. Actually, I'd be very happy with fish in the...
Thanks, man. Hopefully this will make it easier. I just finished making an identical second winch. Now I'll have a head winch and a tail...
I'm considering several options. Main problem right now is that the galvanized steel pipe holding the winch is only four feet...
Thanks a million! I have a prime slab of ahi for you in the fridge. Prime cut from the bottom quarter near the belly. Thanks to you, the meat is...
Max, thanks for the praise, but it really wasn't "solo". ;)
By the way, when I first saw your boat at the harbor the name intrigued me....
Sweet! Nice action video! Congratulations, and thanks for that!
Thanks, Mike. I will look for one.
Thank you, Robert. It was a real treat.
Mahalo, Mike. Yes, at 55 years old, 5'6" tall, and weighing 140 lbs...
Nice floater! Was it holding fish?
I had a rough start this morning when my boat engine wouldn’t run at any less than 2000 rpm, and even at that, it was running rough. I removed the...
Nice one! You're on a roll. You should get back out there now, while you're hot!
Congrats on a fine catch!
Way to go!
I would have stopped at nothing to have that fish weighed.
Awesome catch! 175 lbs G&G? That's a monster!
Now that's some wicked action right there! Congratulations on a terrific week of fishing!
Good weekend for the Kai Nana! Congrats, Nerlie and Pat!
I caught two goose eggs on Sunday. Couldn't find many signs of life out there.
Good catch, Max and crew! Action on the west side seems to be smokin' hot!
Double trouble! Nice work, Russ!
160 lbs G&G, that's a fat one!
Good on you for assisting a fellow boater. Been there and done that, from both sides of the tow rope.
I normally buy parts locally. You'll be eaten apart by shipping charges if you buy parts piecemeal via the internet.
Andy and gang,
Nice trip! Were all of those mahi caught on lures or bait?
Variable winds certainly aren't on my list of favorite fishing...
Nice ono! You made the best of it on a slow day. Good going!
Good action. Tough luck on all the misses, though.
You're just making a few more deposits to your "savings account", saving the best for later!
Here are a couple of tutorials and an exploded diagram of a Penn 116L. The first tutorial is for a Penn 116L. The second is for Penn 113s and...
Back in the day, I used to shorecast for ulua using Penn 113H reels. Even with a Newell aluminum conversion kit installed, those reels were heavy...
Ah, the cargo net....every fisherman's friend. ;)
Good haul! Congrats!
Solid fish!!! Way to kick off the season! Are you using the harpoon with...
Way to go on the ahi, the water was a little funky...
Thank you, all! I'm stoked to have boated an early season fish. First one for me in early May.
Nice! The bite on the Banks started a little late this year, eh? I remember when it used to get hot by mid March. Congrats, Russ!
Left Waianae Harbor at 9:00 (late start today). Headed out in front of Kepuhi Pt. where FAD R is normally anchored, then set the lines. Weather...
My weekend was booked solid with a wedding to attend on Saturday, and two cousins here from Los Angeles to entertain on Sunday. So, I took today...
Very nice catch, Russ! Congrats.
Looks like the Banks are starting to warm up. Finally.
Congrats for getting the ahi to bite. Bummer on your bad luck these past two weeks. Your luck will turn. You guys always end up high on the score...
The wind picked up to 15 mph NNE by 12:00. The trip back home across the channel was wet and rough.
Terrific day on the water, Pat! You always find the gold! Congrats!
Aloha, gang! Haven't posted in while. Last time I went fishing was in August. My engine oil pan rusted through and I decided to wait until after...
Still closed. Pumps are in.......electricians are wiring them up.
Nice fish, Jerry! Congrats!
Hope you can get the leg fixed and get back out on the water soon.
Too bad about the tax man, but you still managed to boat the big one. Good going!
Awesome catch, Jeff! Congrats!
Sweet ride! Congrats on the double!
Congratulations, Russell and Jonah! That's an outstanding catch!
Wish I had better news for myself. Just dropped a two hundred plus tuna at the...
Pat, I know you normally don't like fishing during biggest part of the moon, but it sure worked for you and Nerlie this time! Nice work!
Nice one! Congrats, Jeff and crew!
We passed by a 19' Glass Pros hardtop right around that time and in that area. It was hooked up in a bird...
Great work Chuck and Jeron! Congratulations!
Good going, Justin. I saw your name on the scoreboard at the Hawaii Fishing Reports website.
Business as usual for the Kai Nana. Glad to see that you're back on the fish, Pat and crew!
Been tightly holding on to my ticket but no one's...
I'm looking forward to the day I get to place three ahi in my fish box! Heheheh!
Great recovery. That bad boy gave you a tough fight! Good going.
Lil Toot 3 and its crew are on fire! Glad to see you guys back in the thick of the action once again. Congrats!
Nice double, Jason and crew! Keep 'em coming!
Congrats, Steven and crew! Wish you took some pics of that marlin hanging from the boom truck. LOL!
You guys are really on a roll. Good going on the double, Brian!
Wicked catch! What a banner day on the water. Nice one!
Nothing like a nice double strike to get the heart racing, eh?. Glad you were able to boat one of them. Perfect size.....good job!
Bummer on the lost fish, but still an exciting day on the water, Russ. Good job in finding the action. You'll get 'em next time.
RIP Captain Rusty. Condolences to the family and friends.
Never met the man, but I've read everyone of his fishing reports dating back to 2002....
Sweet! Congrats on a job well done!
Nice! A successful trip, indeed!
Way to go, Nick and crew! Nice fish! Congrats on the first yellowfin on your new boat!
Here's Magic Sportfishing's (located at Kewalo Basin, Oahu) policy on the disposition of the catch.
Magic's website: Meet Magic | Magic...
Good on you for charging on to find that floater. That's a nice haul! Good job, Joe and crew!
There is no better way to break in a new boat!!!!
Sweet looking ride! Congrats on the great catch and keep after 'em!
Wow! Josh, you are on a HOT STREAK! What a haul! Congrats and keep it going!
That's a mighty fine looking ride...ready to hit the water and slay 'em.! Congrats on a job well done!
Just one week after dry-docking and you're right back on the fish! Nice one, Pat!
That's the way to load 'em up, Josh! Sweet! Good going!
Nice action on the banks!
Good going on the ono.
I like the lure head. Is that a Polukai?
Nice! Lots of good eats right there.
The white birds are always a great find.
Cool video. It was on CNN.com this morning, along with an interview of the fisherman.
Good job finding the action during these slow times!
Way to go! Fair payback for braving the elements.
I'm still waiting for the water to calm down. ;)
Welcome, Andy. Nice boat.
Try trolling/jigging around VV-buoy, just outside of Keauhou Bay. Good luck!
I think you'll be able to pack at least 650 yards of 150 lb-test PowerPro line (0.022" diameter) onto a Penn 6/0 reel. Even with the small drag...
The site owner for Hawaii Fishing Reports posts those results each morning on his webpage....
It's fixed. Universal did a fine job.
Here's the United Fishing Agency's sales report for today....
Pine Trees is the green area just to the right of the Barber's Point Air Station runways.
I have one that's 20" long, but the lower split ring is missing. I'll check with Universal Manufacturers here in Honolulu to see how much it would...
Never did much opelu fishing, but from what I hear from people to do it a lot:
Use black leader line, 12 lb main, 6 lb hook leaders. Each hook...
Loading 'em up as usual. Good going, gang!
Sweet! Nice tuna. Congrats.
Congrats, Pat! Ono kine grinds for the Super Bowl party. Perfect timing.
Congrats on a great trip, and with perfect timing. The poké looks delicious!
Newell reels (the 546-4.6 reels, in particular) have been hot selling items ever since the company shutdown its operations.
I have five Newell reels up for auction on eBay. Listings will end on 2/8/13 (Friday). If you pickup the reel from me (Ewa Beach, Oahu), I'll...
Thanks, all. It was a fun day on the water, and what a stroke of good luck it was to find Magic while he was on the fish!
A big mahalo for all you've done to protect our freedom, Joe! Welcome back home! I hope this time it's for good.
Hi, gang. I hadn't been out for a while due to work and some rough fishing weather, so I was looking forward to my first trip of the year. As I...
That's a nice, fat one! Good job!
Great trip Pat and Robert! CONGRATS!
Agree on the Rapalas and Yozuri minnow lures. They work well at slow speeds. I once had something drain my spinning reel out near S-buoy while the...
Have you ever used 130# mono before, and if so, have you noticed any difference in the number of strikes taken while using 80# mono versus...
Nice catch once again, Pat! You're definitely the gorilla killa of the west side, and that's surely not P.D.L!
Good one, Darren! Congrats!
I hope you get that starter fixed before long and without excessive expense.
My cell phone service doesn't allow...
Way to go, Randy! You sure are constent with the ono bite while fishing that ledge!
An early morning double strike, now that's a real blessing! Congrats on the nice pair of ahi. 217 lbs G&G? What a monster!
Nice one, Justin. I could tell it was a big one when you had to stand on the gunwale to get some leverage.
"Tuna Report</COLOR> Only 1 bite"...and a good one it was! Congrats Garrent and Alex!
Great catches and great story! Congrats!
I don't know how you do it, Pat. You're always at the right place at the right time, and you always get the bite. Outstanding!
That's a nice load of silver bullets right there. Congrats!
Nice haul, guys!
Nice fish, Ron! An early finish to a productive run. Can't beat that!
Terrific catch, Steve and crew! That's a big one, and a (somewhat) rare catch on the 40. Good to hear that you broke the ice, catching #1 for...
A quick trip out, load up the boat, and back in before lunch time....now that's a terrific fishing trip! Good going!
Very nice! That initial detour put you right in the fish's path! Congrats!
Back in early with a load of sashimi in the box! Doesn't get any better than that! Congrats!
Way to get after 'em, Jeff! That's freakin' awesome!
Wow! That's some awesome action. Good going on that tuna! Bummer on the lost fish and the broken rod. I could see your boat stationary in the...
Nice pair of ahi, gang! Way to go!
I've often wondered why I only hear about the "ika shibi" style of fishing on the Big Island.
Good job, Robert and crew! Nice catches! Thanks for the pics!
Sucks to lose one like that, but you managed to get a big one into the boat. Sounds like a winner to me! Good going!
Nice one! Swoop into town, pull an ahi out of the water, then fly right back to school. Now that's efficiency! Congrats!
Sweet! You guys on the Kimi-Some are having a terrific year! Congrats!
Awesome catch! That's a fat one! Way do get after 'em!
Way to go, Steve! Nice fish!
I think we saw you guys hooked up that morning.
Nice ahi, Pat and crew! Still the model of consistency! Keep these victory reports going!
Yes, a bang stick.
Thank you, all!
I'll be buying a couple of heavy duty gaffs, better suited to the task. Also thinking about using hollow points instead of...
Congrats to all who've been boating those elusive yellow sickles. Been enjoying all the stories and pics/vids. Sorry to hear about the Navy...
Good job, Darren and crew! Congrats!
Congratulations, Ken and crew! What an awesome day on the water!
Yeah, Brian! Nice ahi! Congrats to you and your crew!
Nice sized marlin, gang! Must have been a long, grueling fight.
It sure does appear as though the pectoral fin is unable to fold back and rest...
Another terrific catch for Kai Nana! You're kiling 'em, Pat. Congrats! I had a feeling that you'd be out there on the prowl during the new moon...
Nice catch, Brian!
Awesome! Those Tsutomu lures continue to kill 'em!
Hey, thanks Mark. We didn't know that was you out there. We heard you guys talking to another boat up head and saying that you were...
Here's a website covering some fishing charter businesses on Kauai.
Deep sea target species in...
Thank you, Randy. I initially planned to head out to the Penguin Bank yesterday, but heard it was slow over there. I'm glad we zigged instead of...
Nice fish, Russ! You've been doing well at the Penguin Bank. Good going!
Randy, the 1500 fathom and 2000 fathom contour lines 25 to 35 miles west of Makua Valley, when viewed on a navigation chart, resemble Snoopy the...
Left Waianae Harbor at 0600 and motored straight to V-buoy. There wasn't much happening there so we headed toward the Dog Mouth (25 miles at 85...
I think it's a 28 to 32 mile run to South Point, 3 1/2 to 4 hours each way.
It's not uncommon for the trade winds to blow 20 to 25 knots at...
Woah, Nick, you really hammered 'em! That's one impressive load of fish!
Nice pair of mahi, and all those aku sure made for a great day on the water. Good job!
Awesome catch! Stuck with it throughout the rough morning and came back home a winner! Congrats!
I cannot even imagine the quality of the sashimi from a 400+ yellowfin! Must be loaded with fat!
Very nice! Looks like you ended up with all of your baiting hooks in the fishbox!
Congratulations, Jeff! That's a mighty fine haul!
Steamed taape, Chinese style.......ono!
Nice video, Nick. That's a crazy underwater shot of the mahi school. Good going on a terrific day of...
Joe, may the ahi crowd your deck when you return home from deployment. You deserve it! Aloha and mahalo from all of us at BloodyDecks. Happy...
Nice haul of mahi, Scott. Good thing you had a stash of opelu to keep 'em interested. Good job!
Good trip.....congrats! Lots of variety there. Nice sized ono and kajiki.
Nice trip, Russ! Good action. Too bad about the jumper.
Sweet! Nice haul. Love that underwater shot.
It's not often we run into a good piece of rubbish holding fish on the west side. Sure is nice...
I don't know if the current Hawaii Goes Fishing situation is as it was after Ben Wong and company left to start the new generation of Let's Go...
Nice fat one, Mark! Good job!
Nice trip! That's a solid catch of mahi.
Good luck with the kings, lings and halibut whenever you make it back to Washington!
Nice shortbill. Too bad on the lost fish, Pat. You sure do find the ahi, so I'm quite sure you'll make up for that one in no time.
Nice haul of mahi, Garrett! Glad you guys were able to make it back on your own power.
Congrats, guys! We saw the ahi flag up on your boat as you were leaving the parking lot on Sunday. Good job!
Nice! Way to get on 'em Capt. Don and crew!
I'm no expert, but I've caught a few marlin and lost a few. Most of the marlin I've lost next to the boat were lost while the...
Great trip! Good going!
I forgot to mention the time of day and the tides. In general, whipping in the shallows is best near dawn and dusk, and during the rising tide...
Sweet looking boat; better looking than the original Plas-Tech 19' Kona model.
It's a long drive from the Volcano area, but you might try "rock hopping" along the south eastern shore next to South Point (Ka Lae Cape) . You...
Awesome! What would that fish be worth at a Tokyo auction block? $700,000? More?
Sure wish we had those babies lurking in Hawaii waters.
Nice action! Good job on the catch and release. (I would have boated that striper to make sash and poké for the everyone at the office, heheheh.)
That's the result of a "short run"? Holy moley! Great job!
Good catch, and that is one terrific looking boat!
What a way to christen the new mods, with a yellowfin in the fishbox. Who needs champagne on the hull when you can have blood on the deck! Haha!...
Nice fish! Congrats, and thanks for the video!
It was slow at the Banks today. I managed just one strike and caught a 15 lb ono about 2/3 the way from the knuckles to the corner. There were at...
Capt. Don does it again! Congrats, Don and crew!
This is generally a slow time of year for trolling, so keep your expectations in check. It gets better going into the spring season, which is not...
Nice fish, Walter.....congrats!
Didn't hear about your "detour" from fishing until just now. Good to see that everything's turned around for the...
Good going on your catch.
I can only imagine what it must have been like heading into those 20 knot westerly winds; gusting upwards of 39 knots,...
Nice trip. Just looking at that aku is making me drool....."Jonesing" for some sashimi! :)
You always get 'em. Congrats!
Nice haul, and that is a fine looking boat!
Thanks for the report, Lee. As usual, you guys are dialed in to the bite.
Good going on the C&R, Captain!
(I woulda kept 'em to feed the hungry hoard at work.)....hah...
Nice boat, Matt, and a nice haul of fish!
Good action down Kona side! Nice!
Milolii? That's a long run out of Honokohau!
Nice one. Congrats!
Awesome! It's normally rough going this time of year, but you've been catching the lion's share of fish, for sure.
Now that's a bloody deck! Good going!
Wow, that was a long trip, but it certainly paid off. Good lookin' tuna!
Lil Toot II does it again! You guys really do find the fish, even in the dead of winter. Congrats!
Way to go Nick and crew! Catching two ahi during the dead of winter? Spectacular! Congrats!
Thanks, everyone. I sure was lucky.
To be honest, when I first thought about jumping in the water, I was worried about the man in the gray...
I launched out of Waianae on a solo trip on Saturday morning. Headed out to the pinnacle where there were lots of small aku piles and scattered...
Running out of ice....now that's a problem I could live with anyday.
With a Zodiac you can fish the shallows between Heeia Kea and Kapapa Island without fear of scraping bottom. I'd recommend 7 ft spinner rods, 10...
Way to go, Pat! I was hoping you'd get it.
I was the boat that came in from the south as you were hooked up. As I got within 200 yards of you,...
I'm a cheapo. I buy 5 gallon buckets from Home Depot, fill them with water, and place them in my two chest freezers. Grab six buckets and place...
It's a Microsoft Word file. I couldn't open it with MS-Word 2003 or MS-Word 2007.
Nice job on the fish, Josh! Also, congrats to mommy (to be) for sticking with it long enough to put those fine looking paka on the boat. ;)
Way to go, Stoney and crew! Nice haul!
You guys are killing 'em! Way to go!
Wow! Nice catch! Congrats!
Nice! You guys are on a roll!
A hebi is always a great catch! Good going CP and crew!
Woah, that green Alii Kai is dangerous! That was one long haul, and a smokin' catch.....congrats!
True....Wikipedia isn't exactly the last word in scientific reference material. ;)
Yeah, in some places dogtooth tuna can reach 280+ lbs. I've never seen one more than about 15 lbs here in Hawaii.
Another intersting tidbit: The...
Interesting.....because they were identical to the ones I've seen on the Big Island. Didn't know that the local dogtooth is a different fish....
I've caught three dogtooth tuna before, one while bottom fishing for opakapaka outside of Makapuu Point, and two (a double strike) while working a...
Skipjack Tuna (aku)
Mackerel Tuna (kawakawa)...
Another nice outing by the captain and crew of Kimi Ann. Good job!
Man, you guys are real troopers, heading into foul seas like that.
Congrats on your terrific catch! You deserve it!
Tough going with the lost fish on Sunday, Pat, but you're still on the fish. Go get 'em next time!
Terrific job on the short run, Joe. Nice fish!
Congratulations on back to back succeses, Pat and Nerlie! Three ahi in two October weekends? You're gorilla killas out there!
That's a fat bully, Josh! Good going!
Good going on the Molokai crossing, guys. That's a terrific catch. Congrats!
Nice! Good job in checking out those white terns. We call them "BS birds" because, although they sometimes point out a fish or two, they often...
Wicked! That's a day of fishing I'm sure you remember for ever! Congrats!
Nice fish and good video, Scott and crew! Shauna must have been stoked -- that's one heck of a first fish! Thanks for that.
Awesome catch, Lee, and a good choice to share the gold with the ohana! Congrats!
Spectacular trip, Glenn and crew! Nice job!
It's been slow. Been out there every week (either Saturday or Sunday) and didn't catch anything all month long.
Nice! Good going on the ono! That's a lot more meat than most people are bagging these days.
Congrats on the nice haul! Considering how slow the fishing has been as of late, it's nice to see a positive report up on the board. Not at all...
Awesome catch, guys! You killed 'em! Congrats!
That's what I'm hearing from other sources, as well. Thanks, Freed.
What are the going rates for escorting canoes for the different Oahu races, e.g., Kailua to Hawaii Kai, Molokai to Hawaii Kai, Hawaii Kai to...
Awesome catch! Congrats on your first ahi!
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So then, it appears that there is no (publically announced) plan for now. Just a recommedation that a blank check be issued to the adminisrators?...
Nice fish, Chuck! I heard you talking about it on the radio. Congrats!
Does anyone have a link to the proposal on the table? What's to be disallowed within this protected area? No fishing within a mile? No fishing...
Nice mahi! This time of year mahimahi must be worth its weight in gold at the block.
As always, you guys find the fish...a model of consistency. Good job!
Nice trip, Randy. Those are some fine looking silver bullets. Congrats!
Way to go Jared, and Dad too! Congrats on that outstanding catch!
Nice, JBoy! You guys are slammin' up!
Good one, Brian and family! That's gotta be a double treat, a big ahi being fought and boated in smooth, glassy water.
Been hearing about all the piles out there on the windward side lately. There have also been reports of a few ahi swimming with them and being...
Nice boat, nice (intense) shakedown voyage, and nice grinds! Congats, Ian and crew!
Ouch! Das why hard! Sorry about the lost fish, and the lost lures.
Good job with the otaru. Good that you were able to find the school.
Thanks, Russell. Sorry I didn't reply earlier. I was struggling to compile all the replies using a Microsoft word processor. Somehow, in all my...
Hey Pete, it was great chatting with you early Sunday morning while we were setting up our boats. When I heard the story about the whales eating...
Mahalo, Jimmy. I was happy to get on the water on Friday, whatever the time.
You're not missing anything, Nick. LOL
I hope you made a bloody...
Awesome catch, Justin! All the better with your wife out there to share the moment! Congratulations on your first ahi of the year!
Wow! Solid catch!
What did you do, rent the Nisei -- with a tank full of nehu, a bait man and sprayers? LOL
Just kidding. You guys really do...
Nice otaru, Josh! Too bad about the lost marlin.
It appears that the fishing south of Kahe (in the wind) was a lot better than it was behind...
Yup, note the winch line.......it's the only way to fly. I don't think I could have accomplished da hulimaka flip over the gunwhale without it.
Nice! Congrats on a fine catch, changboy!
That's one heck of a week of fishing, Garrett and crew! Congratulations on the spectacular catches! Bon appetit!
After hearing word of ahi action on the west side, I was itching to get out there at the crack of dawn this morning, but prior commitments kept me...
This is where the rudeness started, dude: "Lazy fishermen will always loose fish. Pick the f in rod up and put some wood to him."
Woohooo! Now that's a terrific day on the water! Congrats!
Thanks for the Kona report. While the ahi fishing may be slow, the marlin seem to be out there, making for some exciting fishing. Congrats to you...
Good going on a tough rebuild. She looks great with the new flybridge.
Congrats on that ahi!
Maybe, but I was just passing by. I didn't wash down the boat the harbor.
I saw a big twin hull boat at the mauka end of the washdown at about...
Too bad on the miss. Congrats on your catch!
Sorry to hear about the lost fish, but you certainly made a good trip of it this time. Good job!
Thanks for the report, Jimmy. Too bad on the missed strikes.
I was out there on Saturday too. You had a lot more action on the inside than I...
So close to a grander....just one more otaru or shibi for lunch and it could have pegged that scale.
Congratulations on the...
Excellent catch! Congrats!
Thanks, JB. The smaller marlin are always fun, with lots of wild action on the surface.
Yup, it's the time of year to train those birds....
Good going on the mahi. At least you brought home some dinner for all your trouble.
(I might have considered making kaukau wit da bird. J/K!)
What a terrific run on the tyra-jae! Congratulations on your fine catch!
Nice job, JD and crew!
Interesting coincidence: That's exactly what we caught on July 4. One marlin, one mahi and one otaru.
There have only been two boats meeting your criteria on craigslist dating back to last Thursday, both Yellowfins. Might be worth a look....
The water must have been mean out there on Saturday, judging from the seas on the west side.
Good going on the mahi, Ray.
Thanks, Majestic. That made up for last weekend when I dropped a mahi right at the boat out at CO, then managed just one knockdown for the rest of...
Wow, you really put in some miles, Josh. Not to worry, the fishing will turn around soon.
This time of year with the mahi, stripers, ono and...
Went on a solo run today. I spoke with a few people in the parking lot while I was setting up and the news was not encouraging. It had been slow...
Way to slay 'em, guys! Motoring in by 9:00 AM with the gold in the box -- now that's what I call a terrific fishing trip!
Nice! Those big blues are impressive.
It's nice to see big smiles on the faces of our VIPs!
Nice! After a long, frustrating day, late afternoon trip saving bites can make a world of difference. Good going!
Jensen and crew, congrats! Good job for placing in two different categories. What a banner day!
Randy, when I got home from work yesterday and saw all the areca palm trees in my yard buckling over in the wind, I immediately thought about the...
Nice one, Ken! Good job in staying with it.
Thanks, sab. First fish in the boat after several failed attempts. We're stoked.
No complaints here! Yes, the marlin was perfect size....
Good trip, Kalani! Congrats on the otaru and thanks for the report!
Bob, quite obviously, I wasn't being clear. My comment was not directed at you.
Hard to tell with the fish eye lense. The coastline doesn't look like a view from the Maili pinnacle. There should be a high point near the middle...
Awesome! Congrats to the captain and crew of Maui Jim. Those marlin sure do grow big and fat in Kona waters!
The smile on his face says it all. He'll remember that trip for a lifetime. Good going!
Sweet! Way to knock off the webs and bloody that deck!
Nice catch, Chuck! Good going on the otaru and mahi!
We motored out toward CO at 5:30 and dropped the lures in the water at the 10 mile mark. Passed by the buoy and headed out toward the Kaena Point...
Good haul! It's unusual to hear of so many mahi out there in July. Glad you were able to enjoy a productive first trip of the year.
Great video! Congrats on your solo ahi!
Good going, guys! Nice fish!
Good going, Russ! Thanks for the fishing report. I'm happy to hear of your long-awaited success with that yellow sickle. Whoohoooooo!
Way to load 'em, up, Justin and crew! Congrats on that mighty fine haul! Impressive!
The pinnacle is N21 21.362 W158 23.335 (13.5 miles at 55 degrees mag to Waianae).
The dog mouth is N21 28.302 W158 37.638 (28.5 miles at 85...
Das some mighty fat gorillas, right there! Good going!
Great action on the Lil Toot II, once again! Congrats!
Too bad about the missed strikes. Good job on the otaru!
Sweet! Catch of a lifetime, for sure. Congrats to the captain and crew!
Good catch! Congratulations!
...also congrats to Richard on Tyra Jae. Nice marlin!
You can find the Saturday board in...
Awesome...a real time listing of the fish as they're called in! Looks like a pretty good day out on the water.
Excellent work, Kekoa! You're really getting on 'em, that's for sure. Nice marlin!
Good going on the mahimahi!
I thought they'd completely disapeared from Hawaiian waters. ;)
Give 'em an opportunity to surround a nehu...
I've heard many stories of ahi being caught caught on the inside, sometimes in water as shallow at 15 fathoms. I'm sure that if a nice...
I wouldn't feel bad at all. It is agonizingly slow right now.
Went on a solo run today because my "crew" is quickly losing interest and he's...
That drink was Olympia Beer, and Bruce used to tank that stuff down, chili or no chili ;)
That Sunday lineup of Wild Kingdom, The Undersea World...
Woah, a smokin' strike on light gear!
There were a couple of guys featured on Hawaii Goes Fishing a while back that were having a good time...
Good going on your catch!
After a very slow week, it's nice to hear that there's some action stirring up in Waianae.
Whoa! Nice fish! Congratulations!
Hey, that's awesome! Even rough water fishermen never get tired of being near the water! :D
Nice hebi, Garrett!
Man, that really sucks. I hope the company's insurance will take care of the damage.
Glad no one was hurt.
Sweet! Now that's what I call a good day of fishing!
Nice catches! Good job!
A slow day out on the water is still a heck of a lot better than being at work. You'll get 'em next time, Russ!
That's one fat ahi. Congrats!
Like I've said before, Nick, you guys always seem to find the fish. That day, it might have taken a little longer,...
Nice to hear from you, Ryan. It's been a while since you last posted.
Glad you were able to find the time to get out there. Nice ono!
Your wife's wish came true. Fresh mahi for dinner, nice! Good going on the mahi, Jimmy!
Now there's some quality time spent on the water with the family. Congrats on the terrific catch, Brian and crew!
A half day of fishing to fill the box full of gold, followed by a day and a half of R&R. Kickass weekend, Kekoa. Congrats!
At least those knockdowns kept the ride every bit as exciting as the wind! It was SMOKING yesterday! Even 8 miles outside of Makaha, the surface...
Good going on your first ahi of the year, Jeff! Congrats!
Whew, what a monster! Congrats on your first ahi of the year!
Nice fish, Spencer. You're doing well out there. Keep it up!
Kona will be your best bet. There's a lot of blue water close to shore, with minimal fishing pressure (as Hawaii fishing goes). Also, fishing in...
That's a terrific haul, Zack. Congrats!
Good job! Too bad the porpoise raked one of your fish, but you ended up with some nice kaukau in the bag.
Awesome catch, Pat! You da man!
We were out there on Saturday as well. A few "technical difficulties" kept us at the dock until about 10 AM. We...
Hope reigns supreme! LOL
The tire shop just called to let me know that the tires are in.
Glad to see that you managed to find some action out there, Russ. The ahi may have been out there, somewhere, but it's a pretty big ocean and...
I hope so, Courtland. It's been more than two weeks since I ordered trailer tires from the mainland. I guess they're still sitting in a Matson...
Those are some very nice catches, Ryan. Congrats.
Nice! Boating a fish from a jetski must be a real challenge, and one thing's for sure, it's a lot cheaper to run.
Good going, Sea Pea! Nice mahi, and now you're all set for the late spring run on the west side!
Sweet! Way to get on 'em, Walter!
Congrats to all the winners of the WBFC tourney!
Glad you made it to the party at the pinnacle in time, JBoy. Nice fish!
Spectacular catch and video, Nick and crew! You guys always manage to find the fish. Congrats!
Good run, Russ. Running into a nice aku pile is always a welcome blissing.
Woah, Pat, that's friggin' monster. Nice one! Hope to see you back out on the water very soon!
Nice haul, Ryan. Congrats!
Good job, Josh! I know that work's presenting a tough challenge these days. Good to see that you're still able to get way for some R&R.
Now there's a nice pair of mahi to finish off a short run!
Nice marlin, Dean! Gaff marks? They're badges of honor!
Nice to see the big smile on her face after boating a big one. Nice!
You just can't beat that -- a fun outing with the entire family. Good going to all of you, and congrats on your catch!
Congrats, Brian! The 40 fathom ledge sure looks like "place to be" right now. Thanks for the report.
Whew, that's a fat 43 lb ono, and three other fish to complete a successful half day on the water. Nice!
X2! Good going, guys! It's nice to see some ahi making their way into your pics.
I'm hoping to be out there this weekend to target some ono, but I'm waiting to replace an ailing trailer tire, a hard-to-find Goodyear...
Well, one thing's for sure, the ono don't fear the thunder and lightning! :D
Congrats on an excellent trip!
Wow! I've never managed a strike...
Nice otaru, Pat! Good one!
Glad you were able to beat that storm into town. That was a wicked one....with more than 15,000 lightning strikes in...
Whoa Garrett, that frame looks solid! You'll be snug as a bug in that splash shield. Is it made of Isenglass or Strataglass, and how much did it...
Sweet! Nice sized stripey. Congrats!
Yet another nice catch, Spencer. Good job!
That's a pelagic puffer fish. Not very common. I've only seen one of those before. I was drifting with the wind and untangling some trolling lines...
Happy anniversary, JB. Having your wife out there with you on a special day, and with the fish cooperating -- you just can't beat that. Good...
Ya just gotta like those early returns with fish in the box! Good going!
Another fine fishing trip, Spencer and crew! You're off to a great start this year.
Awesome! Some of you just have it all figured out. I just hack around out there and get lucky every once and a while, but for the most part, it...
Woah, my mistake. Not many recreational fishermen on this island can say that they've caught two ahi already this year. My hat's off to you, Pat!
Too bad about the first fish, but you made it a successful Easter Sunday outing with your wife, Josh. Quality time spent out on the water, I'd...
Whoohoooooo! Now that's what I call a successful Easter weekend of fishing. Congratulations on the monster ono and your first gorilla of the year!
Terrific trip, Andy and crew! You killed 'em! Need to rename the boat to "Da Goat Locker". (Heheh, just kidding. Many of the people who work in...
Don and Stoney, on the fish again! Good going. I'm glad that Wendell finally got to experience some of that Kimi Ann magic.
Hey Bob, I think we ran a few more miles than we did last week, just based on the trip time. I'm glad our "fish per mile" stat went up. ;)...
Nice catch, Mark! That's a monster of a bull mahi; pretty rare nowadays. They're fun to catch -- they're strong and tough, and put up a good...
Nice trip, Spencer! Some good eats, right there.
Terrific! Glad you were able to find some good action out there yesterday, Courtland. Good haul!
A 7 banger! Some welcome chaos to spice up your day! LOL
That's an excellent haul, Scott. Congrats!
We heard that the bite was pretty good at the Bank this week, so we set off at 5:40, anxious to find some action. Dropped six lures in the water...
That 700 lb marin is a gorilla! The action looks to be picking up. That's a good sign.
Those nabeta sure look tasty...crisp fried and served...
Good sized mahi, Joe. Good job!
Good one, Russ! Not bad on the action, with six strikes out there and two fish in the boat. Fresh fish for dinner; can't beat that!
Nice catch! I'll bet the market price is good right now, with the peak of the season still nearly two months away.
Two poles with spinners, a king buster, and a 5" lure --> WOW! That's amazing. Cool fishing report, Garrett. Thanks for that!
Pretty darn good, Courtland! You're right about the calm water...which sometimes makes for a very boring ride. Glad you were able to bring home...
Woah, now that's nice a good haul of aku and shibi right there! Must have been a blast on light spinning tackle.
That dry box loaded with aku is...
Yeah guys, you killed 'em! That's one fat ono! Congrats!
Good one, Russ...that was an excellent short trip! Judging by your consistent results, you really do know your way around that pinnacle.
Nice catch, Nick!
Looks like the Waianae action's starting to pick up.
Wow...an ono 6-banger...what a treat! That'll pin the excitement meter on its upper peg, for sure. Good job!
Sweet! Glad you were able to locate those porpoises, Mike. Congrats!
That's a terrific haul, Kekoa! Way to capitalize on the late afternoon bite!
Excellent, a fine nairagi boated during a short 3 hour tour! Congrats on your catch!
Alright! Good haul, and another fine day to spend with the Ms., eh Pat. Good to hear that Nerlie's getting the bug!
Excellent catch, B! Bottom fishing in Molokai sounds, and looks, like loads of fun.
Congrats on the catch! Otaru...that's the gold...my mouth is watering just thinking about the sashimi. ;)
Yeah, I meant the 3rd finger from Molokai.
I'm sure the sudden shift to light Kona winds and calm seas had a negative impact on the bite.
The 6 knot south winds came in and blew all the fish away from the Penguin Bank this morning. We left the dock at 5:40, charged across the channel...
Good going, Lee! Those are some mighty fine catches. Your customers have wide smiles on their faces.....they've experienced something that they...
Thanks for the tip, Bob. I guess the escort boats will be out in force early in the morning to make a fishing trip out of the trek to Molokai....
Congrats, Zack! Sounds like you had a busy morning on the boat -- good job. I'm glad that you were able to provide some good fish for the funeral.
Well, I guess Makapuu still isn't producing much, eh? Zigged when you coulda zagged.....you just never can tell, I guess. That was a long day, but...
Nice trip, Bob! Now I'm getting all jazzed up for the weekend. Weather permitting, I hope to be out there on Saturday!
Nice haul, John....you guys really killed 'em!
That is an impressive looking sportfisher, dude. Looks to be 40 feet, at the very least -- a...
Great job guys! All that while fishing between 1 and 8 miles out? I would have run right over them, because I normally motor out of Heeia Kea...
Way to go wahiawagrown and cappy! Good decision to H&G the marlin and move on to capture some good sized mahi. You were justly rewarded for the...
Nice sashimi in the box for dinner, Nick and crew! Too bad the ono missed the business end of that lure. It's nice to see, based on your action...
Good going, Lee! You guys consistently find the action out there.
Nice ono and kawakawa, Spencer!
I really like kawakawa for sashimi, or even a simple dinner of fried fish, seasoned with shoyu and green...
Good going on the mahi, Brian! Sounds like you had an exciting moment in that pile with a rogue mahi on deck. LOL
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We left the dock at 6:00 and headed straight for the Bank again, doing about 12 knots. As we hit the 10 mile mark (still short of the Bank, in...
Woah, that's a nice fat one! Congrats!
That's something we've never tried --> keeping the boat moving at a good clip and hand-lining the fish...
It's a given that the moana kali will always be terrific when steamed, but have you ever tried taape steamed Chinese style? She go!
Actually, we did meet at the washdown one day last year. Dexter and I were cleaning up the boat and you pulled up beside us. You'd caught a 375 lb...
Hey, congrats on a fine day of fishing! Nice video. Thanks for that.
Congrats on the double mahi, Dean. Nice!
Nice one, Pat!
Nerlie needs to spend less time at work and more time on the water. ;)
Nice trip, Bob and Steven. Kind of fitting, catching a striper from a Striper, eh? Good job!
Is that trailer brand new? It doesn't have a smudge...
Way to go, Nick. You guys did a fine job of locating the fish. Must have been sporty out there near CO; it was breezy on Thursday. Congrats on...
Tony, that wasn't me at the dock yesterday. With the gas prices creeping up to $4.20/gallon, I decided to give my credit card a rest.
I sure hope my post didn't leave the wrong impression. If I were able to catch fish like that on every trip I'd be stoked! My...
Hey Russ, you're a brave trooper heading into the rough water like that. It must have been blowing hard 10 miles outside of Diamond Head. There's...
Nice haul, Garrett! Congrats!
We left the dock at 6:00 AM headed straight for the Bank searching for open schools of mahi. The bite was pretty good two weeks ago, so we were...
Nice fish on light line, for sure! Glad you were able to make a successful trip out of a slow dy on the westside.
Nice catch, and nice boat! Good going, Joe.
Good one, Spencer. Glad to see that you were able to boat some kaukau on Sunday.
I was out there on Saturday and took a dirty lickin' in the...
Captain Don and the crew of Kimi Ann, you're definitely a model of consistency. Congratulations, guys!
For the past year I've been running 5" birds on every line, with two 15 foot outriggers, a 13 foot center (stern) rigger, and two corner lines....
Nice! I would have never given much thought to fishing on that side yesterday. Turning the corner around Koko Head must have been a wild ride....
Shweeeet! Awesome catch!
"12' offshore livingston"????????????? WOW!
Nice fish, Garrett! Glad you were able to make your way out of Keehi without incident. Many people were not so lucky.
Nice mahi, and a great catch and release on the marlin, Mike. Congratulations!
Nice catch, CP! We missed you out there on Sunday. I would have hailed you on the radio had I known you were on the Banks.
Action was pretty...
Good going, Walt, and all the other Waianae Boat Club anglers. Nice tournney!
Nice catch, Dean!
You might try making some striped marlin shoyu pokÃ© (shoyu, ginger, garlic, sugar, chopped white onion, chopped green...
Nice trip, Walt! I really like the meat on those rainbow runners. They're good eating fish!
Bummer on the lost fish and lure, but you certainly turned the trip around and ended on a high note with a fat aku! Good going!
Nice trip, Bob! Looks like the mahi are starting to make their way onto the Banks. Hopefully, this year's springtime mahi run will be a big one.
Another fantastic day on the water for Kimi Ann. You guys are always dialed in. Congrats!
Nice one, Brian. You're very lucky to have had a chance to fish at a NOAA weather buoy. What a treat!
Too bad you lost the marlin, but that "silver bullet" must have made for some delicious sashimi! Nice one!
Great catch -- a three flag day on the inside where the ride is always best. Good job, and thanks for posting the video!
Congrats on another fine trip to the banks, Russ. That hebi's a brute!
(Anyone care to sell some GPS coordinates? LOL)
Way to load 'em up on a solo trip, Jeff. Good going!
Kimi Ann does it again! Wicked!
Wow! First off, I've never left port with 500 lbs of ice. I can't even imagine melting it all before getting back home! LOL
Oh yeah, that's one fat ono, Paul. Add in the mahi, the shibi and spear, and you did a good job of bloodying that deck. Congratulations on the...
Good run, Russ. It's nice to see that all sides of the island are producing some fish.
An excellent haul, Nick. You guys make it look easy!
A nice, productive day on the water. Good going!
Nice marlin, gang!
Yet another fine day on Kai Nana. Good going, Pat!
Nice haul, Walt! I was out there at V-buoy on Sunday, but only using lures -- managed to pull a 35 lb hebi out of there. There was a small pile...
Those look like fine catches to me!
Perhaps the pros from Oregon and California should "walk the talk" and fly over here to show everyone how...
Nice! It's a good year for stripies!
Four mahi on the inside and back to the barn by 11...spectacular!
Excellent work, Randay! That's a nice catch -- pretty rare in the dead of winter. Congrats!
What an action packed trip! Nice haul! Thanks for posting the video, Garrett.
Onaga...that's the gold. Nice one, Dan!
Good going, Pat! You really have the stripers dialed in.
I was out there yesterday. The weather was pretty nice on the outside with 5-10...
Yet another terrific video, Nick. Thanks for that, and thanks also for posting pics of your lures. Now I have a couple of new ideas for skirt...
You're sure on a hot streak, Pat. Congrats!
I need to get out soon while the striper action is good. A lot of people are reporting multiple...
You may not have found that school of stripers you were looking for, but a nice big bully in the boat is always welcome, eh? Good going!
Would it be worth bottom fishing on that barge? Is there anything worth targeting at 450-500 fathoms? :D
Smokin' catch, Garrett and crew! Blessed with terrific weather, calm seas, and fish swarming around the lures.....now that's what I call a great...
Thanks for the report, Captain Jeff. Good to hear that the nairagi are back. It's been a while. Last time I remember their showing up in good...
Nice catch, Pat! (Again!) [IMG]
Woah, dems some massive mods. You're riding high and dry with the new command bridge. Nice work!
Shweeeet, Captain Clay! Nice video!
That's a very nice catch, Kekoa, and congrats for completing all the mechanical work on your boat. The shakedown voyage appears to have been...
Two ahi in the box by 9:00 am! Can't ask for more than that! Nice!
Nice catch! Congrats!
Wow, that's a big one. Sashimi for everyone! ;)
It'll be costly, alright. Last time I checked, the old Volvo 290DP steering helmet and steering fork are no longer separate pieces. They're now...
We caught a mahi at the Banks after calling off a run around Makapuu Point this morning. The north winds looked threatening so we headed south...
Wow! Fantastic day on the water! Congrats!
Good going, MAKANALANI! Ensuring that everyone makes it home safely is job one!
Awesome! Getting the keiki into the game is what it's all about!
We got to the harbor at 6:45 to find that the west winds were blowing onshore at about 12 knots. Several boats were already parked in the lot, but...
Nice oio, Clay. Now I'm craving for a bowl of poi and some lomi oio for tomorrow's lunch. LOL
Nice catch, Pat! You make it look easy. That's a terrific New Year trip. Keep it going!
What a spectacular catch! Not just any ahi, but a bigeye, and just in time for the New Year! Congratulations!
Good job. Got your sashimi for the New Year celebration. Congrats!
Woah, those nabeta are going to make a killah dinnah!
Terrific video, Nick. Great catch!
Way to go! You guys are slaying 'em.
You make it look easy, Don! You da man!
Nice size! Congratulations!
Nice catch, Glenn. I sure hope the weather clears so I can get out there and catch one of those on Friday.
Now I realy feel like I'm missing the bus! LOL
Nice one, Zack!
Very nice. I've always thought of aweoweo as being a surface feeder in relatively shallow water -- mostly 30 to 120 feet. You caught that one at...
Ahi in the box for the holiday season...Congrats, Pat!
Way to slay 'em, Zack! Good one!
Good going, Walt!
Is it just the angle, or does that mahi look not-quite-like a mahi? Looks like one we caught at MM-buoy a few years ago. My...
Congratulations once again, Capt. Don!
If I could fill my fish box like you, I'd quit working!
Nice fish, and a just reward for gritting your teeth and charging into the bad weather. Congrats!
Woah, I completely missed this post. That's a nice haul of mahi! Good going!
Another fine catch! Congrats!
Grander posted an interesting question a while back. He was being facetious, of course, but his question poses an interesting challenge to the...
I was considering a trip to MM yesterday but the early morning rain, coupled with a forecast for 14-16 knot winds, turned me off....
I can't speak for everyone here, but I can certainly say that would be a lifetime catch for me...and to accomplish that near the end of November?...
In 2009, Penn started replacing their H-series reels with H2-series reels, which are assembled in China using USA supplied parts. No word yet...
I've never had an opportunity to fight any big fish using a 2-speed reel. I use old school Penn Senators. I've had a few big marlin take a 16/0...
Congratulations on a fine catch.
Not only was that marlin hooked, I'll bet those two kids are hooked...for life.
Why is it that every time a huge haul of fish is reported here, Capt. Don is somehow involved? LOL!!!
Just kidding! Good job!
Nice one, Russell.
Excellent eating fish! (Only after the cig test, though. Years ago, a friend of mine and his entire family ended up at the...
"Dragging shell"...am I imagining things? Lobster lures? You go, CP! :)
Awesome catch, Mark! Nice lure!
Yup.....I have a few pounds of halalu sitting in the freezer, awaiting a bottom fishing trip to the Penguin Bank. Maybe after I return from a...
Nice silver bullets, Ben!
Booyah! Is it mahi season, or what? Great catch (again), Captain Don!
Not too shabby, guys. At least you're putting something on the table! I've been out twice this month, for a total of 16 hours of trolling...
Good going, Walt. Great idea to go after them using bait these days, now that the trolling action has slowed down.
In the case of the State of Hawaii, it doesn't have, and has never had, sufficient funding to conduct the research needed to establish accurate,...
Jumping back to popoki's last comment: A claim that an animal existed in one location or another is normally supported...
That's a spectacular haul! Nice!
Sounds like you had a terrific day on the east side. Congrats!
Loaded 'em up again....good going!
Good going, Brandon! Nice catch!
I was thinking the same thing -- only seen 'em near the shoreline. Do those fish travel into open ocean waters?
Captain Don makes the job of locating the fish look way too easy. There's always a nice spread on his deck come picture time. I just gotta slap...
Wow, sounds like it was an action packed day out there. Congrats, Walt!
Well, that's an interesting point, Tonkatoy. A long time troller once told me never to lower the trim tabs while heading down rough seas because...
Does immersion in local and Hawaiian culture normally result in someone's having only negative things to say?
Hey, look who's calling the kettle black.
The big advantage of a straight shaft drive is in the engine placement. Mounted further forward, the engine's weight helps to keep the bow down...
I don't know of anyone who owns a 26' Yellowfin and doesn't like the boat. It's certainly one of the most popular sportfishers in Hawaii.
A sporty fight on the 9/0 reel! Good one!
Nice to see people using Polu Kai lures. Randy does a lot of business with tackle shops and sport...
Good job, Steve.
Geeee...it's been so long, I think I've forgotten what mahi taste like.
I just want to point out that this thread still exists.
Hehheh! Just one catch, though, a good floater needs to be ripe with sea growth. It might take a bit longer than a day for limu and barnacles to...
That's exactly why I'm always scared to be out on the water at night.
Can't explain why, but free floating rubbish seems to attract mahimahi a lot better than fixed floaters.
Did they post a report on the research they've done to arrive at the conclusion that a complete ban on the commercial sale of billfish is...
Good catch. Looks like that side of the island is getting a little more productive as we head into the fall.
Oh well, you gave it a good try. Better luck next time.
I couldn't even get out there this past weekend. Too many things going on.
Nice trip, and a nice mixed bag of kau kau. Good job!
Congrats on the nice haul!
Now that's what I call a floater. Too bad DLNR didn't tow it back out there and let it reload! ;)
Nice trip, Garrett and crew!
I've been thinking about heading toward the Penguin Bank soon, looking for a fall run of something....anything....
Very nice! The way the fishing has slowed lately, you can take pride in having experienced a mighty fine day on the water.
Woah, that was a big one! Nice! Sounds like mahimahi are coming around...finally. The usual spring run never happened this year.
Good going on the marlin and the mahi. Too bad you lost that big bull and the gaff. Those Aftco pieces are pricey.
Congrats, Grander. Good going!
Go get 'em next time, Nick.
Yeah, it's pretty slow out there, but you never know. The birds and porpoises are still around and the action was...
A bit pricey - probably $1600 after shipping.
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Good grinds in the cooler! I haven't seen much mahi out there for several months. Nice trip!
Good going, guys! Running out of ice is a pretty sweet problem... LOL
Looks like theeeeeey're back!
Nice mahi, Kaimi! Congrats!
Awesome catch, jonski!
Porpoises and ahi at the pinnacle -- that's very good news.
I tweaked my back on Saturday and hoped that it would...
That's a good sized ono. Congrats!
Nice catch, Russ!
It's good to hear that people are seeing bird piles out there once again. It's been dead for quite a while.
That's a sweet looking boat. Congrats!
Too bad they lost the big ones, but an exciting trip nonetheless! I'll take that anytime over a long, boring boat ride.
My mouth started watering as soon as I saw that rack full of pupus. Break out the Draught Guinness! ;)
"Mr. pole bender" is an accomplished shorecaster on Kauai. Here's his post to the Ulua Fishing Forum.
Wow! That's a spectacular catch! Most ulua fishermen use graphite rods and light weight reels nowadays. That looks like a fiberglass rod and a...
Impressive catch, Blair! Sails are rarely caught from sportfishing boats in Hawaii. Doubles are unheard of, until this year. Your catch is the...
Good going, Pat. Two for two....awesome!
Sweet! Glad you were able to plane that monster out of the depths. Congrats, Walter!
I left the harbor at 6:00 heading straight for the water barge and found six boats there, some trolling and some jigging. After making a few...
If you want to step up gradually, using those oama to catch papio would be the logical next step, I guess. A reasonably priced spinning setup like...
Too much fish to deal with, eh? Fishing can be stressful! LOL
I don't claim to have the up-to-date, last minute scoop, but from what I've been seeing and hearing, the ahi are far and few between. Someone...
My former co-worker's girlfriend has a brother named Gary who works for Navatek. Sound familiar? ;)
With a boat like that you should be able to install a crane to pluck any and all fish out of the water using 20,000 lb cable. LOL!
Very nice, Itsu! I saw you weighing in the first one. Didn't know you had a bigger one waiting in the box. Congrats.
Good going, Josh. You're on a roll. Keep it up!
A just reward for charging into the wind like that!
Wow, trip of a lifetime! You're lucky to have had an opportunity to fish some of the most virgin grounds in the main Hawaiian Islands. Nice haul....
Nice run, Bob, congrats! The trek across the channel back to Hawaii Kai can be rough, wet and cold, but when you have a few fish in the...
Terrific catch, Ryan! Good going and enjoy the grinds!
You didn't do anything wrong. Keep steady pressure on the fish and hope for the best. A marlin will often throw the hook, especially when it's...
Today in Waianae, 9/4/2010:
Waianae Harbor to S, then to R, to the pinnacle, then to the 1500 pocket, back to R, back to S, then back to the...
6.90 nm, 3 degrees (magnetic N)
Hey, at least you caught something for kaukau, Brandon. I've had back to back days that were a lot worse! :)
Kekoa, sorry to hear about your uneventful day on the water. Thanks for the report just the same. You're right about negative fishing reports...
Thanks for the report, Capt. Jeff.
When I retire in a few years, I'll certainly consider a move to Kona where you lucky guys get to fish behind...
Nice ono, akoni! Nice to see there are a few of those left on the ledge during late summer.
Glad you’re enjoying the fish, Mark. Thanks again for the lures. The 7” angle faced lures have all taken several strikes each....
Nice! Too bad you guys lost the bigger one, Walt, but I'm glad to see that your luck has taken a terrific turn for the better. Two big strikes...
Good going, Walt! Nice catch, and a nice win. Props to you for all the hard work in introducing the joy of fishing to the keiki.
Hey, I like...
Holy moly! What a monster! Congratulations, Brian!
(You must be pretty sore today.) ;)
Wow, good going, Josh! Those big, fat silver bullets look mighty fine. Enjoy the sashimi!
Oh, well, next time you'll get 'em. Any day spent on the water is a fine day, no matter what the outcome.
I drew blanks today in Waianae....
Outstanding! I thought the ulua divers were adventurous, free diving 70-80 feet down into caves. Jet skiing out 9 miles into 500 fathoms of...
Lee, your boats are the champions of mahi and ono fishing. Your results are nothing short of spectacular!
Filling your fish hold, as usual. No surprise here, eh?
Congratulations on a fine week of fishing, Captain Don!
Nice! Good to see that the action has finally improved on the west side. Good going on the mahimahi!
A few aku and shibi in the boat, I'll take that anytime. Good going!
What a monster! Congrats!
Good one, Josh!
You guys have been killing 'em, Garrett. Keep it up!
Whoa, that's a nice haul! Good job on a mighty fine day of fishing!
Brian, the dorsal fin definitely had some white on the edges so I think it may have been an open ocean white tip.
Now that you’ve mentioned...
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They are the builders of the 19' Glass Pros Kona fishing boats. They used to (might...
All week long I've had a bad case of the fishing bug, so I asked my boss for the day off today. Left the harbor at sunrise and headed straight for...
Wow, that's quite a haul....78 pieces! I can only dream about a fishing trip like that. Good going, and props to Captain Don!
Wow, that really was a tough day, but at least your brother got to see some action. His heart must have been racing.
Nice write up. Thanks for...
Nice going on the marlin, John!
EDIT: Oooops...sorry. I misread your post; thought you got it. Bummer the outrigger broke. Nice strike anyway!
Another awesome day of fishing, Nick! Nice video! Good job!
There you go. Leaving early to catch bait and going through all that trouble to keep them alive is hard work. It eventually paid off. Good job!...
Congrats to the kids! Nice marlin!
Heheheh....now they'll have the fever....hooked, for life. ;)
Hey, nice double strike, and a great story, Brandon! Thanks for the post. Congratulations on your first marlin. That was a terrific catch, and...
Ditto! Good luck to you, Scott. Slay 'em, and post 'em!
Russ, so sorry to hear about the trailer problem. What a nightmare! I feel your pain.
A similar thing happend to me a few years back. It was...
Nice tuna! You guys sure are consistent. Good going!
Nice one! Cool video!
This board has been all lit up with westside fish this week. I'm just wondering if I should launch the boat at...
It's a bit different in Hawaii. With the large Asian and Pacific Islander population here, more species of fish are considered to be "food fish"....
Nice haul! Good going!
Looks like someone finally turned on the switch in Waianae this week. Been hearing about the bite all week long. That's...
Nice catch, and a nice story, Kekoa! Congratulations!
After watching that video again I think I understand the difference between our experiences using .44 blanks. Dex and I are 50+ guys who aren't...
Thanks, Pat. I didn't even know Hawaii marine charts were available on the net. That first one appears to be pretty recent. The water barge...
I'd like to use real ammo that can instantly stop 'em in their tracks. Heh, to tell you the truth, though, having a .44 blank armed at the end of...
Congrats on your first marlin, sab! Good catch, along with a nice pair of otaru for sashimi!
Actually, the pinnacle is about 14 miles outside of Nanakuli.
Nice bloody deck, alright. Good going on the ahi!
You're right about using blanks. Without a projectile, you're just pumping hot gases into...
Nice catch! Way to slay 'em!
Congrats! Now that's the way every boat's shake down run should end, with a nice fish in the box.
Good looking boat. I especially like the tall...
Everytime I bring hebi sashimi to work I start a riot! That's good stuff!
That was a monster, Russ. I've never caught one close to 51 lbs.
Thanks, guys. Except for a few rat aku and few small mahimahi and ono, it was a slow month. Been getting some good bites, but lost them all....
I object to the notion that someone can claim "too many" fish were caught without first specifying a limit. What's the limit? Anyone can stand at...
Hey, I'll take a nice hebi anytime, Bob. Once you've tossed dinner into the fishbox, the pressure's off! Good going!
I searched on yellowfin tuna, caught in Hawaiian waters from privately owned or rented boats, for years 2003 through 2009. Here...
Outstanding catch! You guys are on fire! Congrats!
Terrific catch, kyleponch! Were you fishing at a FAD, or did you bait up that ahi in the blind?
That's a big one ALOHABIRD. Nice!
The major issue was that someone crapped on someone else's catch report. Most of us here want to know what's biting and where, and it's always...
Hey, nekine, I've read that Hawaii sailfish are engine shy, and that they're more likely hooked from kayaks, sail boards and sailboats. What...
Thank you all for the props, kind words, and encouragement. Arriving back home safely is job one. Helping fellow fishermen in time of need is just...
9" Kats lure that someone gave me a long time ago. I run it 2 ft behind the last squid.
I left the harbor at 6:00 am on a solo run, turned right to troll along the 50 up to Makua, then did a 180 back toward Maili. As I passed Black...
Ooops, my bad. The question was already answered.
BNak's fish is an ulua (giant trevally).
All I know is, it's rather entertaining to watch someone who's so eager to "make ass". :D
Nice fish, Spencer! You seem to have that Waianae ledge dialed in well.
Woah, fishing Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday...you're a fishing machine!
Good going on the mahi, Russ! Carrying a little bit of bait on the boat can save the day.
Jump right in, kiddies! All who have negative things to say about others' fishing tactics or methods can have a centralized repository of...
Agree. The title of this forum is "Hawaii Fishing Reports", not "Fish Hugger's Bitch Board".
That's a beautiful boat, Pat! It must cut through the rough stuff with ease!
Even Magic Sportfishing may be a having a tough time finding action in the blue water.
Guess what they've been targeting during their last two...
Hey Brian, nice catch! I didn't know that you'd retired. Congratulations, and thank you for all those hard working years at the Shipyard! Enjoy...
Nice fish, Jones.
Are you poking us in the eye?
Can't possibly be his girlfriend. He paid her for the photo op. LOL
Hey, that was a long trip. Nice to hear that you boated a big mahi. Good going!
Last three trips out of Waianae only produced a 10 pound mahi...
Good going on the late afternoon bite! Congrats on a fine catch!
Excellent catch, Brandon, nice haul!
Me three. The water looks nice and calm; perfect for an overnighter. Nice catch!
Nice run, Jerry!
Just for the record, if 15 mahimahi want to jump into my boat, I'll be ready and willing to deal with the crowded ice box.
I know that Aloha Petroleum was having discussions a while back with Keehi Small Boat Harbor at Sand Island and Rainbow Bay Marina at Pearl Harbor...
Congrats on the good haul outside of Makapuu, and also the released marlin. Sounds like you had a great time out there.
Do you have a fiberglass fuel tank? If so, the ethanol will dissolve the laminating resin and carry it into your fuel system. That could clog the...
Good one Jimmy.....impressive catch! Congratulations on your first ahi!
Nice ono, Pat. That's a big one!
You put ono grinds in the fish box, and your nephew got to see some terrific action. That's a fine catch, Glenn, despite the bad luck on the ahi....
Das not small! LOL! Once they get near 100# they have enough fat on 'em to make the meat prime for sashimi.
Congrats, and enjoy!
Wow, that's a big one. Congratulations to the captain and crew of Mercy!
2007 -- It's been a while. That's the last year I remember experiencing a mahi barrage on the Bank.
I guess just about everyone experiences the same thing over there. The run across the channel, to or from the Bank, is usually dead. We always...
Woah, a reel screamer on light line, for sure!
That's about as bloody as it can possibly get! Nice one!
Nice mahi, Bob.
You know what they say, first the ono bite, then the ahi take over for the rest of summer. The second half of the story is a...
I think they're after the many schools of newly spawned aku out there; half pounders all over the place. Both marlin hits were in the birds.
Hey, now that sounds like fun! We've never found ourselves floating over a school of ulua before. Maybe someday, hehe! Good going on the GTs, Walt!
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Very nice fish, and that's an awesome ride you got there, Pat! Congrats!
I was out there on Saturday and got two marlin bites, one at 14 miles...
Killer catch, Nick! Congrats on your first for 2010; go out and get a bunch more, dude!
You gotta check your drag, bruddah. Sounds like you run 'em kinda loose! LOL
Good one, CP! I'll take an ono anytime.
There are black ants...
You know, I completely missed the fact that it was a four-flag day. Wow...I might have stopped at MM on the way back to jig around for that fifth...
That's probably the same stuff the blue water trollers see moving along the current lines during the months of July, August and September.
Wow! That's a fantastic catch -- good job! You gotta love them floaters, eh?
It's sure nice to know that not every spot around Oahu is drawing blanks. Good catch, and thanks for the report.
You can purchase small, imported frozen opelu at many Asian markets. One that comes to mind is the Waipahu Market on Depot Road. Rig 'em up...
Good going, Russ! It's been so slow lately that a three fish day is a real blessing.
"Beam me over to Nawiliwili, Scotty"....;)
Well, those "pingers" won't leave Hawaiian waters until July 24....11 days....long wait. :(
One of the few ahi caught on the west side this week....congrats! You get 'em, Garrett.
Woah, Kauai is all lit up with fish! Good going!
Nice trip...you really did put in some serious miles, and it was worth it. Congrats!
Wow! That's one hell of a catch on a small Whaler! Impressive!
Keith at Waipahu Bicycle and Sporting Goods will do an excellent job at an excellent price.
Well that's a little different. I've never done much research on local charter companies, but from what I've heard, most Hawaiian charter boats...
Thanks for the fishing report. No monsters in the boat today, but you caught a nice wahanui. Those are terrific when steamed Chinese style, and...
Well then I guess the pinnacle was the hot spot on Saturday. Hanapaakikijo's double ahi strike, from the thread "Double Ahi", happened in the...
The Hawaii Fishing Forums. Someone posted that his dad and his two uncles caught the tournament winning fish....
Congrats on the winning fish, Bobby! Nice one!
When and where did you get the strike?
This pic is a little late, but I just found it at another website...the 2010 Hanapaa Jackpot winner at 247 lbs.
Woah, that's a monster! Good going!
X2! Good luck next time out Russ.
Spectacular catch! Those tent poles look as though they're ready to buckle! LOL
Hey, thanks for the well wishes, Russell. I appreciate them. The bad news is: I tied you today.
I sure hope the Hawaii Carpenters are finding a...
So true, Glenn. Facing the daily grind would have been a lot worse. ;)
Lee, you must be the prime supplier of fresh fish for all the waterfront restaurants in Lahaina. Way to load 'em up!
We left this morning at 5:15 with storm clouds chasing us out to sea. Motored out to the V-buoy area, put out the lures at 5 miles and turned...
Nice big buggahs. Good job! 38 miles is a long way to go but when you return to port with all that gold in the boat, it's definitely worth it....
Thanks, everyone. This sure beats the goose eggs we put up on the scoreboard last year.
I'm still using the 9" Archer dredge on the corners....
Awesome 3 hour tour, dude! Topped off with a shallow water ahi, I'd say that test run was a great success......SOLD! LOL
Nice! I've heard that the auction block has been choked with ono lately. They be swarming...
Hey, that's a good looking papio, too.
Whoa, nice fish! Congrats!
We got lucky again today, real lucky, this time in Waianae.
We left the harbor at 5:00 and headed out to BO, where we found absolutely nothing....
I'm using the biggest RR -- 9 inch. Too big?
CP, how do you run that Archer dredge on your rigger?
It creates so much drag that I can't set the roller troller tight enough to keep it...
Yes! King Busters really do draw the bites!
I'd recommend reinforcing the rubber band they use to fasten the skirt to the lure head by wrapping...
Congratulations on your new baby boy, Ryan! Keep the focus on the important things, for sure. Maybe, just maybe, you'll find a way to sneak out...
Good going on those 14 mahi, Mark! Nice haul!
We launched at Heeia Kea and headed straight for MM, and some 10 miles more, then headed north to...
Congrats, ahi lawaia! Nice one!
I haven't yet tried circle hooks for trolling, but your results speak for themselves. Perhaps it's time to try...
Good catch, Alan! Two of the fish caught on a handline? Never tried that.
Aku are skipjack tuna. They don't get too big, maybe 30 lbs max, but they're my favorite tuna for eating (raw), as sashimi or pokÃ©. (PokÃ©,...
Thanks for the info. I guess we're off to Hawaii Kai tomorrow, headed toward T and MM and beyond....following our noses to zero in on something...
Someone please throw me a bone! Hahah....the fishing wasn't great in Kaneohe today, where we were fishing anyway.
We arrived at LL around 7:30...
Just want to wish all the best to those in the Hanapaa Tournament. Have a safe, ahi filled weekend, and post them pics as soon as you can. Aloha!
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For a fleeting moment there, I thought I had a valuable comment to offer, but I won't stoop to that level......
Congratulations on your fine catch! Like a pitcher throwing the "change up", a different approach often produces some mighty fine results.
Heheheh, I noticed that you made them exclusive, i.e., fuel or Opus One. That's right, by the time I'm done fueling up the boat, there's not...
Woah, there are some monsters lurking out in the deep this year. Nice catch, Uncle Dave!
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