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  1. JROLAND

    Tuna Report Haleiwa FINALLY 6-30-13

    Last few weeks have been hard on the soul. All the great Ahi being caught while the boat was down for scheduled and unscheduled maintenance, busy flight schedule, and a nasty staff infection in the arm. Boat is ready and running like a dream and the flight surgeon gives me the thumbs things are...
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    Great Day off Haleiwa

    With Saturday being a little league double header and Sunday being Mother's Day didnt think fishing was going to happen this weekend:shithappens: Struck gold when the boss let me and a couple of my pilots take the day off:). Calvin, Matt and Steve met me at 0500 and we head out to catch some...
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    ate Reports Slow but Steady

    Busy month with all the Changes of Command and Farewells. The brigade is entering the summer change of personnel season and I was lucky enough to take a few of the guys out before they left the islands. The Mahi was caught at the II on a 7" mirror head in light blue and pearl skirts was able to...
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    Late Report 8MAR13

    Friday was the day on the calendar I had been waiting on for the last 3 weeks. Weather good, honey-do's complete, boat running great and no little League coaching duties, called a few friends and set it up. Left Haleiwa at 6 headed to the cages to catch some bait, no luck (my #'s were off and by...
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    Spring Cleaning Sale CB/LINE/COMBOs/RODS

    Selling some of my gear that I haven't or don't use anymore (keeping a promise I made to my better half:appl:). Wanted my Hawaii BD Ohana to have a crack at it first. Searched online and I have the items priced right, local pickup and cash preferred. Will post on Craigslist later tommorow. Feel...
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    Back in Paradise

    Just got back from my all expense paid vacation in Afghanistan, great to be home with family and friends. Water was a little rough up on the NS this morning so we attacked the years worth of red dirt on the boat before the football game. The pressue washer made the job a whole lot easier. Have a...
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    Happy Thanksgiving from the Stan

    Happy Thanksgiving from Afghanistan. Leave a few fish, me and the boys are counting the days (47) until we are back in paradise and on the water. Tight lines and stay safe. v/r Joe
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    Headed Home for R&R

    Well it's official there are NO gamefish to be found in southern Afghanistan. Been enjoying all the posts during the deloyment our Hawaii Fishing forum is one of the best out there. Headed back for a couple of weeks at the end of August. Feel free to leave a few fish out there for me and the...
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    Happy Easter

    Not much to report from Afghanistan, haven't found the fish yet. Just wanted to wish all you guys a Happy Easter. V/R Joe
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    Thanks for Everything and have a Great 2012

    I wanted to thank the Hawaii BD'ers for all the posts and more importantly all the advise given over the years:urno1: (my buds on the east coast say that our forum is one of the best). Just finished putting the boat up on the hard in preperation for the my year trip to Afghanistan starting this...
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    North Shore Mahi

    Finally got a day off and the weather to align and decided to take advantage. Left the harbor at 0600 grabbed some opelu at the bouy and be lined it for the II. Got there and 3 boats and a jetski were already working it:hali_parkutuli:, was bummed but lined up the spread and did the drive by...
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    Late Report North Shore 10-30-11

    Sorry for the late report, I had to head out to Colorado Monday and check in on my Apache Pilots. Should have stayed here; (17 degrees and lots of snow in Colorado Springs). Left Haliewa harbor at 0500 grabbed some Opelu and made a beeline for the II (looked like it was going to get snotty...
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    NS Mahi

    Friday headout at 0500 grab bait then off to the II nothing happening so head up hill to the X find the mahi grab 2 and its getting rough so we head back in. Left a bunch out there and the foxy lady picked up 15 on Saturday. Friend felt bad that we had to call it early, he has a nice bruise from...
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    NS Bull and Cow

    Last day of leave. Decided to get one more trip in before heading back to work. Left Haleiwa at 0500 picked up some bait then straight out to the II bouy. Picked these two up and then headed into the ledge. Had a nice knock down headed in (green/blk Wide Range) but it didn't stick. Trolled the...
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    Solo NS Fishing Trip

    First I have to thank Pat for getting me into the porpoise pile yesterday. We tried everything and did see a few guys pickup some fish but it didn't pan out, maybe the westside Ahi no like the NS opelu LOL. Today another story. Departed at 0500 hit the shark bouy and pickup some bait and head...
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    NS Mahi

    Finally back from Colorado training our young pilots on mountain flying before our upcoming trip to Afghanistan. Have missed the hot bites while away and was looking forward to getting the boat wet and putting some blood on the deck. Headed out at 0530, started at the X and worked our way down...
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    What Coulda Been

    Kids wanted to fish before they went back to camp and 2 a day football practices, mom wanted a little no kid time and I'm on leave for another week; so off we went. Oldest son bets me a weeks worth of doing his homework we wouldn't catch a tuna :smash:(so negative). Grabbed my buddy Calvin and...
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    WTB Center Rigger

    Looking to pickup a 8-12' center rigger for the boat. v/r Joe
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    2-May-11 North Shore

    Headed out at 0600 Monday with Calvin and Freddy, stopped by the bait bouy no love:imdumb:once again. Set up the Ono spread headed up the ledge no luck turned out to the J say some nice bird piles and picked up 2 AKU on a 4" pink tube lure Freddy brought along. Moved off to the X along the 1000...
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    Wicked Late Report 4-15-11

    Sorry for the delay, just back from a Nashville meeting with my fellow Army Pilots. By the way grits are actually pretty freakin good. Left early Friday with the NS looking like a summer day on the westside:2gunsfiring_v1:, hit the II no love headed deep offshore found some aku piles but kept...
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    North Shore 3-28-11

    We left Haleiwa at 0600 and headed to the cages to catch some bait. No luck with the opelu (still a rookie when it comes to catching these buggars), we could see them deep on the finder but no takers. The weather was sporty offshore but the boys wanted to put in some time on the water so we...
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    Refit Final Week

    The final week of the 007 (sson to be called W00 WHO) is here. Of course the Army has other plans for that day (2 weeks of training my young pilots how to fly and fight in Afghanistan) on the Big Island.The refit took longer than expected (rookie mistake) but she's in a place where I can keep...
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    WTB Quad Base Swivel Fighting Chair

    Guys I'm looking to purchase a quad base swivel fighting chair to put on the boat when I have my kids onboard. Having them seated makes it safer and more enjoyable for them. PM or call 808 542-9567. v/r Joe
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    Headed Home

    I'll be finished here in Alabama getting my Army Senior Staff Officer edduumaaacation:hali_olutta: next month. Looking forward to getting the boat back in the water and doing some fishing, been following BD while at the course and it seems the fishing has slowed a bit. I really enjoyed the CPT...
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    BOAT STUFF for SALE

    1. Brand new 2010 C-MAP+ WIDE card for CA/ Hawaii (Not compatible with my older Raymarine plotter). 170.00 and I'll ship. 2. 2003 SE Florida C-MAP+ card ( came with boat) 50.00 3. 8X6' Black PROLINE Bimini Top with cover (excellent shape) 150.00 4. 2 Okuma 30 silver reels with matching...
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    New Sled Halfway Home (Update)

    Boat made it to the Pasha yard yesterday and should be loaded onto the M/V Jean Anne in the next couple of days for the sail over on the 23rd. The experience of purchasing the boat from the mainland and having it shipped was a challange but was lucky enough to deal with some solid, ethical and...
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    Happy New Year

    Wishing all you BDers a Happy New Year All is well in the land of the confused camel. Mike B. is shaming as usual but on occasion they let him out of the cage. Flying alot but its still like ground hog day everyday as Mike and Noel can attest to. Look to be back in early April for 2 weeks...
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    FISHING W/ THE FOXY LADY

    Well I'll start by saying I was blessed this weekend with some lifetime fishing with my 2 boys. Today my youngest Sean (8) got his turn in the chair with a little help from his dad and alot of help, patenience, and skill from the Foxy Lady crew( Capt Dave and Jerrod). We headed out looking...
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    North Shore

    Was asked by the new owner of my old boat to take him out for a quick fishing lesson, this was last minute but i decided it would be the right thing to do and my oldest son was up for a half day of fishing and was even more excited when it was decided to launch at 0700 not 0500. We put in on...
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    I'm now a Ho

    Went out friday to pull crab traps off the NS with Capt Jamie, I should have just bet him a case of beer instead of a free day of labor. When we got in some of the local guys came over to buy the white crab and taked about the nice Ahi they were catching between the II and J bouy. The fish were...
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    The Blocks

    MAY SEEM LIKE A DUMB QUESTION BUT WHEN YOU GUYS ARE TALKING ABOUT THE BLOCK IS THAT THE FISH MARKET? WHAT IS THE PROCEDURE IF YOU BRING IN A BUNCH AND WANT TO SELL SOME? NOT THAT I HAVE THAT PROBLEM I USUALLY RELEASE MY MARLIN EITHER ON PURPOSE OR ACCIDENTALLY AND ONLY CATCH ENOUGH TO SHARE WITH...
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    Weather looks good for the NS

    I'm going to head out Thursday and hopefully put my 1st real Ahi in the boat. It looks to be nice off the NS up til the weekend. Lokking to fish the 1000 fathom and X bouy. It might be the last trip on the SEANICjr. If anyone else is heading out give me a call on the VHF no CB on the boat. Isthe...
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    West Side

    Departed the ramp at six with my oldest son and a friend from work ran straight out to the pinnacle dropped lures starting 2 miles short and worked the birds. No hits we were pulling 6 lures 7-10" in every color combo I could think of Worked the area for an hour then ran the ledge to V bouy then...
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    New Member

    Just wanted to post a little about myself. I've been stationed here in Oahu for the last 7 years with 3 all expense paid trips to the desert thrown in. I've been running my boat for the last year and a half, everything from marlin fishing to tubing with the kids at k-bay. Some of the guys at...