Damn that's a monster ahi.
Way to stick to the plan! It definitely paid off, good going.
The Jun Ken Po landed a 1058 lb blue marlin on Memorial Day. Captains Chris Cole and Jay Rifkin raised their fish on the 200 fathom ledge off...
Nice! Sounds like a great trip.
Agreed! Thanks for the report.
Awesome! Congrats to those guys.
Aloha from Lahaina Harbor, Maui, Hawaii. So far in 2015 the fishing has not been red hot. We’ve been working hard and trying different things in...
Nice job Pat, it's good to see that you're still slaying the fish.
Thanks for the report and good going on your nice marlin.
Cool video, thanks for sharing.
Nice job, what an epic day!
I haven't been to CC in a month either, but the buoy was there last time I checked.
Thanks for posting such a nice report. Having you guys on the boat was a pleasure. We look forward to fishing with you again.
JJ is definitely gone. Haven't been to HS in a few weeks but it was there last time I went.
Rick, I'm sorry that you feel the way you do. If you had simply spoken up, you could have taken your fish. It's unfortunate that miscommunication...
First, the owner and the company were not involved in what happened. The disposition of the catch was worked out between me, the captain, and...
Ouch! I've been there and it's not fun. Makes you wonder how the fish shake those hooks because they're definitely tough to pull out.
Nice mixed bag! Catching that marlin would have been icing on the cake.
All nice ones, good going!
Wow, that's crazy. What an aggressive shark.
Good going, that's a lot of action!
Aloha from Lahaina Harbor, Maui, Hawaii. 2014 is shaping up to be a great year. We had a strong run of striped marlin and shortbill spearfish to...
Good going on a nice fish. Cool video too.
Nice fish! You're one of the lucky ones.
Another epic day for the Kai Nana. Good going!
Way to fire Pat! I still envy your consistent trolling success.
The bill from that marlin is unreal. As for the shark fiasco, I feel your pain. We have sharks that hang out in Lahaina Harbor and the higher...
Good going on the mahis. It's nice to see some showing up.
Nice work building that bench. Looks good.
Right on, looking forward to it!
Aloha from Lahaina Harbor, Maui, Hawaii. The billfish bite has slowed down a little but the striped marlin and shortbill spearfish are still...
Small boat, small reel, big fish. Way to fire!
Striped marlin, shortbill spearfish, mahis, and tunas.
Sounds like you avoided a nightmare but not the fish. Good going.
Aloha from Lahaina Harbor, Maui, Hawaii. The winter bite has been exciting so far. Billfish seem to be abundant as striped marlin and shortbill...
How cool is that? Good going Pat.
Good going on the ahi and mahis. We covered that area today and saw almost nothing.
Aloha from Lahaina Harbor, Maui, Hawaii. Only a few marlin were caught this past month but the mahis are still biting. There have also been a few...
Looked like at least 3 more. Makes you wonder how many are really around when you catch one.
Cool video and good going on that fat ono.
Cool, that's a great two days of fishing.
Nice catch. Good going.
Yes, we're a charter company.
Thanks for the support everyone.
Aloha from Lahaina Harbor, Maui, Hawaii. The marlin bite recently started to slow down but there are still plenty of mahis around. The following...
If she's 2 for 2 I would take her every time. Way to fire!
Good going, your consistency still amazes me.
Good going on the ulua. Catching a quality fish like that on the right charter is always nice.
Aloha from Lahaina Harbor, Maui, Hawaii. Nothing has changed since the last report. Mahis are the most common catch along with a few marlin and...
Aloha from Lahaina Harbor, Maui, Hawaii. Since the last report, there have been two exciting developments. The marlin bite has turned on and some...
Aloha from Lahaina Harbor, Maui, Hawaii. There is currently lots of bait in the waters surrounding Maui. Aku piles are scattered in all the...
Aloha from Lahaina Harbor, Maui, Hawaii. As usual, mahis were the most abundant catch during the month of May. There were a bunch of onos caught...
Nice mahis, good going!
Aloha from Lahaina Harbor, Maui, Hawaii. April has been a month of ideal fishing weather. Light winds have allowed the boats to troll all over...
Good going! I see a bunch of quality fish.
Good going, that's a monster.
I'm not sure what the head is called, but it's a 7-inch bait with a slanted face and four jets.
Great start, way to fire! :2gunsfiring_v1:
Thanks, we do what we can to catch 'em. The deckhand (me) is fine, just going to have a stiff, sore finger for a while.
Aloha from Lahaina Harbor, Maui, Hawaii. The fish aggregating devices (FADs) are not consistently holding fish so the buoy bite has really slowed...
Nice! Two Kona granders and the year is still young. Thanks for the report.
What a nice way to pick up an uku!
Aloha from Lahaina Harbor, Maui, Hawaii. The bite has not been red hot, but there are definitely some fish around. Trolling has produced blue...
Good going on the fish. I hope it was worth the discomfort. The weather is supposed to start coming down a little bit on Wednesday, but it'll...
Some important questions are:
What type of fish do I want to target?
How's the fishing at this point in time?
How long of a trip do I want to do?...
Every year is different. You never know what will be happening ahead of time. Stop by the harbor and see what's coming in.
Thanks for the...
Aloha from Lahaina Harbor, Maui, Hawaii. The tunas continue to hang around the buoys along with a few scattered mahis. More billfish have moved...
Way to fire! Must have been hard (fun) work on the light tackle.
Welcome back Joe. Go slay some fish!
opelu = scad mackerel
nabeta = razor wrasse
uku = grey snapper
Nice ono. Also, that lure looks pretty sweet.
That's a solid afternoon trip. Good going.
What a score!
Aloha from Lahaina Harbor, Maui, Hawaii. The New Year has arrived without any billfish. There have been a few bites, but the shortbill spearfish...
Way to fire Pat! I'm taking notes. Send some of those our way.
What a great afternoon! Good going.
Cool video. Makes me wish I was fishing today.
No doubt that Wes is a fish slayer. Sounds like a fun weekend.
Aloha from Lahaina Harbor, Maui, Hawaii. The marlin bite is currently nonexistent but mahis and tunas have compensated for the lack of billfish....
Unreal. That's a monster. Good going.
No kidding. Makes my trailer boat look like a kayak.
Looks awesome. I'm jealous.
Nice fish! Sounds like a great day.
Aloha from Lahaina Harbor, Maui, Hawaii. The billfish bite has been slow but thankfully other pelagic species have been around. Mahis are the most...
Good going Pat. Just out of curiosity, how often do you go out and not catch an ahi?
Nice! Way to stick it out and find the fish.
Unreal. That's pretty awesome.
Those opelu, especially alive, would probably have done the trick. Good going on what you got.
Jack, good going on the fish. Sounds like you always go out prepared so it was just a matter of time.
Good going on the ono. You took the safe approach going one at a time (good call). As long as you keep the boat idling ahead the lines shouldn't...
Aloha from Lahaina Harbor, Maui, Hawaii. There is definitely no shortage of bait at this point in time. Flying fish are seemingly everywhere and...
Good going Pat. 7 ahi bites is pretty epic. Also, nice lures.
Good going Russ. Sometimes it only takes one bite to make the day.
Good going and thanks for sharing.
Nice work. It's great when your patience gets rewarded.
That photo is an optical illusion. The ono was only 25#. Great photography skills.:rofl:
Aloha from Lahaina Harbor, Maui, Hawaii. Mahis have dominated the catch recently but all varieties of game fish are a possibility on any given...
Way to fire on the shibis. 6 hookups on 6 strikes is a great percentage. :2gunsfiring_v1:
That floater was supposedly loaded with fish, just far out off the north shore.
I agree with your assessment of the tourism industry right now. Business is definitely on the slow the side. Also, heard about...
Mahis, especially the bigger ones, can be difficult. Good going on the one you got.
Awesome photos. Looks like you guys definitely had a great day.
Way to fire.:2gunsfiring_v1: Glad to hear that you guys are still hooking some marlin over there. We haven't been seeing too many here on Maui....
Good going on the fish. It had to happen at some point.:hali_olutta:
I remember that trip. It was surprising because those buoys had been holding some bigeye tuna. Next time...
Way to fire. That's a great run for big fish.
Great photos. Looks like a lot of fun.
Aloha from Lahaina Harbor, Maui, Hawaii. The fishing this summer was not the same as last year. There were fewer blue marlin around this summer...
Cool. Just seeing a big one would be very interesting.
That's awesome. I definitely need to try that someday. How big do those squid get?
Way to fire on the marlin. I recently bought a couple of those reels for my trailer boat so it's good to know that they can take down a nice fish....
The boat ramp is functional and the pier is still mostly underwater.
Catching live bait isn't very difficult, just time-consuming. The easiest way is to go out to the 40 fathom ledge (give or take) at night, shine a...
You can change the display so that there are fewer lines and the numbers are easier to see. Overall, it's a good unit.
It's good to hear that the tuna populations are doing well. Thanks for all the great info.
Aloha from Lahaina Harbor, Maui, Hawaii. Quite some time has passed since the last report and a couple of things have changed. There are more onos...
Nice fish! That's an epic day for sure.
Nice! Those are quality fish.
Aloha from Lahaina Harbor, Maui, Hawaii. There has been some variety in the waters surrounding Maui. Billfish, tunas, mahis, and onos have all...
Thanks for the report Patrick. Spent some time in the zone today and got 4 ono bites.
Nice! Did you get your fish early, late, or spread out?
Nice fish! Good job going solo and getting both of the big mahis. Doing everything yourself had to have been a tough task.
Aloha from Lahaina Harbor, Maui, Hawaii. The bite has been so good that a substantial amount of time has gone into repairing lures and hook rigs...
That's what I call an epic weekend. Good going.
By 0700 would be a safe bet.
The cove is just north of the Palaoa Point lighthouse on the southwest corner of the island.
Aloha from Lahaina Harbor, Maui, Hawaii. The first quarter of 2012 has produced some nice catches. Those catches have consisted mostly of mahis...
Congrats on your first marlin. Way to fire.:2gunsfiring_v1:
Be sure to let the guys know you are a BD member!Aloha Doug
Hung a 452#Blue yesterday and a 397#Blue so far today.Aloha Doug
Any fish you catch with Start Me Up is yours to keep.Please do not tip if you are not happy with your capt.&crew.If in any way you are not happy...
Just talked to Sam on the phone.We worked out the problem and will take steps to stem any tip talk on our boats.Please let us know if you or any...
Nice one guys!Thanks Grander for keeping us up to date with your posts.Aloha Doug
Thanks for the post Tues!We want to catch everyone fish,thats just not how it works.We can have a great day on the water and meet good folks like...
We return any calls or email we get about complants on our trips.You checked out my post and replyed but no call from you?Please contact us at...
Rain today.We have been catching Mahi & Shebi +short nose billfish.We love to fish and are looking foward to a great day on the water!(fish or...
MA9.We are not happy when any of our capt.or crews act like your post states.To better stop this kind of displeaurse for our coustomers we need to...
I agree with you on the spearfish. So many inexperienced anglers lose focus when the fish comes at the boat. At that point they stop reeling and...
Aloha from Lahaina Harbor, Maui, Hawaii. Between the large number of people escaping winter and the good fishing, Lahaina Harbor has been a very...
We've been doing well lately. I'll try to post a new report today, or at least in the next few days.
The prices are very reasonable in Kona so I would go out multiple times. If there's a hot bite, get in on it.
Good going on the fish. Nice variety. Were the two marlin a double bite?
Wow, two great trips in a row. I hope you used some of that luck in Vegas. Thanks for the post and the video.
Good going on the fish. That boat looks dry and comfortabe. Gotta love riding in comfort and catching fish.
Nice. Looks like a lot of fun.
Good going. Taking full advantage of the nice weather I see.
Aloha from Lahaina Harbor, Maui, Hawaii. Over the past week, more and more billfish have been biting in the waters surrounding Lanai. Shortbill...
Wow! That's really cool. Who wouldn't want those?
Glad to hear everything worked out. Good going on the hebis. There seem to be a few of those around.
Very nice fish. Lots of ice so I'm sure the sashimi was top quality. Good going.
What an action-packed day! Too bad about the missed fish but I'm sure you guys still had loads of fun.
Aloha from Lahaina Harbor, Maui, Hawaii. Most of the fish being caught right now are tunas, mahis, and onos, with emphasis on tunas and mahis. The...
Well put. Accidents do happen. Glad to hear you guys worked it out later. That's huge.
Nice variety, and that's a great-looking boat.
Ouch. That's a major bummer, and completely unnecessary.
Good going. You'll always remember that fish. Get some more!
That's good action for a short trip. Enjoy the fresh fish. We've been getting some shibis over here on Maui and the sashimi has been great.
Unreal. Good going on the ahi, yet again.
Aloha from Lahaina Harbor, Maui, Hawaii. The fishing has definitely improved since the last report. The striped marlin and shortbill spearfish are...
Aloha from Lahaina Harbor, Maui, Hawaii. Mahis continue to dominate the everyday catch but there have also been some billfish around. The striped...
Way to fire. :2gunsfiring_v1: Considering that it's the holidays, I hope you got a good price for those fish.
Aloha from Lahaina Harbor, Maui, Hawaii. The past two weeks have produced some good catches. These catches include a few marlin, a number of...
Good going on the fish. Sounds like it was a great day.
Nice catch, especially for a short run. That was cool of you to show your friend some action.
Different boat this time but still a good result. Those were a couple of quality fish.
Nice fish. Like everybody else said, main thing is you got it to the boat and then got it home in one piece. Again, that's a fat fish.
Good going on the fish. There's nothing better than trying something new and having success.
Good going on the load of shibis. The back deck looks a little different without mahis, but that's not a bad thing when shibis take their place....
If my math is right, that's 16 mahis, a 70 lb. shibi, and 394 lb. marlin. Way to fire. :2gunsfiring_v1:
Aloha from Lahaina Harbor, Maui, Hawaii. The fishing off the leeward side of Maui has not changed too much since the last report. Mahis are...
Sounds like a long, fun day. Great catch.
Cool setup. Sounds effective too. That's a great photo with the mahi jumping at gaff.
Way to fire on yet another amazing catch.:2gunsfiring_v1:
Good going on the fish. Gotta love that perfect hookup on the hebi.
Right on Capt. Jeff. I missed the last report. Keep up the fight.
Looks like fun...
At the end of the day, I bet you were glad that your crew showed up despite the rain. Way to load 'em up.:2gunsfiring_v1: There are a bunch of...
That's a lot of food between the fish and the boar. Way to fire. Those fat tunas are really nice.
Nice pile of mahis. I can visualize the other boats picking up the pace after they saw you pass by and put two on the boat. :rofl:
Why leave fish to find fish? Nice mahis and shibis. Might as well catch those instead of gambling on the 100 pounders.
Good going on the fish. Keep putting in long days like that and you'll get quite a few marlin pretty quickly. Way to fire.
Nice otarus. I like the lures too, especially the small lure with the big double hook.
Even though the billfish have been on the small side, there must be bigger ones out there producing them. Releasing the smaller ones whenever...
Aloha from Lahaina Harbor, Maui, Hawaii. All of the major species of game fish caught in Hawaii (marlin, mahi, ono, and tuna) have been caught in...
Every time I see a Capt. Don report I automatically assume that there was a great catch. As usual, this one didn't disappoint. Way to load 'em up....
Good going on the catches. You guys deserved them for charging out in that weather.
That must have been a nasty surpise...ecstatic one second and then stunned the next.
Nice ono! That's a big one.
Start Me Up's policy is to let the customer keep their catch if they would like to do so.
Cool video as always Mike. Unbelievable how easy those hooks came out.
Way to raise the fish! Even though they came off, 4 big bites is a good number. Next time...
Aloha from Lahaina Harbor, Maui, Hawaii. In accordance with the general trend of the past several months, mahis are dominating the day to day...
That's brutal, but I'm sure the bad luck won't continue. You'll get all three next time.
Awesome photo. Zach looks the part and he's not afraid to jump in and get dirty. Right on!
Nice video. Those were all quality fish. That first bull on the 20 was a really good one.
Nice fish. That is a pretty weird tail: it looks almost "wilted". Great photo with the bent rod, especially considering that it's standup. Keep up...
Good going on landing a tough fish. Sounded like a real fighter.
Nice job working the buoy. The extra effort put into catching those live opelu paid off.
Good job negotiating the double. That can get tough.
Cool videos. That mahi was doing some serious jumps. Mexico looked awesome too. Was that 414 on 30#?
Good going Pat. If my memory and math are correct, that's 3 ahis in about a week. Keep it up!
Way to load 'em up. Awesome catch.
Aloha from Lahaina Harbor, Maui, Hawaii. The fishing has changed a little bit since the last report. There have been fewer akus around and the...
Nice ahi. Gotta love that hook placement.
Nice ono. On the marauder too. I used to run one just like that a couple of years ago with some success. Thanks for sharing the video.
That's a monster. Thanks for sharing.
What an awesome day! Seeing that much life out there must have been very exciting. Good going on the two marlin.
Nice! That's a pretty rare occasion.
Aloha from Lahaina Harbor, Maui, Hawaii. The fishing has improved a little bit since the last report. The FADs on the leeward side of Maui County...
Aloha from Lahaina Harbor, Maui, Hawaii. The fishing has not been a flawless example of consistency, but some fish have definitely been finding...
That's a real nice marlin. I'm glad that you were rewarded with a good fish after being forced to deal with that unfortunate situation at the...
Aloha from Lahaina Harbor, Maui, Hawaii. At this point in time, most of the day to day catch is composed of mahis. Some marlin and a few onos have...
mike from hawaii boats and yachts caught a 119 yest. hopefully more on the way down the line. nice fish. tighlines, Deliman
you two make a great team especially running all those lines. Keep it up. tightlines, Deliman
Aloha from Lahaina Harbor, Maui, Hawaii. Although there are still small tunas around, the billfish bite has definitely slowed down. Thankfully,...
Aloha from Lahaina Harbor, Maui, Hawaii. There are still plenty of small tunas off the leeward side of Maui. Consequently, the marlin are also...
Today the 15th was good. Hopefully you guys continue the streak tomorrow.
Good going on the fish. You guys must have executed perfectly out there.
If you're serious about catching fish, then go on a 9 hour trip. Come by the booth in Lahaina Harbor.
Aloha from Lahaina Harbor, Maui, Hawaii. The blue marlin are still around, but the bite has started to taper off. However, the marlin bite could...
Awesome video. Cool footage. Thanks for taking the time to put all that together and good going on those nice fish.
thats certainly a great story and he gets a A for effort, tightlines, Deliman
Aloha from Lahaina Harbor, Maui, Hawaii. The bite off the west side of Maui has not changed since the last report. Small tunas are everywhere and,...
The factory is the general area from around the 100 fathom ledge to the LA buoy marks and beyond. It's not actually a well-defined area.
call me at 808-283-0378 give you info. deli
Check out the most recent report on this forum. That's a pretty good indicator.
Aloha from Lahaina Harbor, Maui, Hawaii. There have been a lot of small tunas around and, as a result, the blue marlin bite has been hot. The mahi...
solo is a great way to dear those buggas, good goin on the ones you got. tightlines deliman.
your welcome to come down to slip 12 lahaina harbor and talk story. tightlines deliman.
stop catching all those tuna before they get to maui. great job again. tightlines deliman.
Go deep all the way. Look for a monster.
Aloha from Lahaina Harbor, Maui, Hawaii. The fishing is always good and the catching part also happens to be good right now. The blue marlin bite...
how to fire, just heard they won a skin in the skins tournament. When your hot your hot. good for them they have been a great tournament sponsor...
Absolutely ono have not shown up in numbers, but the marlin bite is awesome in lahaina. Is the lack of ono due to the boats staying deeper with...
Thanks for the feed back and support guys!Hope all of you BD Outdoors folks have a great 4th. of July.Aloha Doug
seems like the effort was there, next time its your turn. Tightlines, Deliman
Aloha from Lahaina Harbor, Maui, Hawaii. The fishing has been pretty consistent with a variety of different fish coming in. For example, this...
That's quite a load of tuna. Way to fire.:2gunsfiring_v1:
That's a heck of a trip saver.
Awesome day right there. Congrats.
Way to fire on the mahis. Those things are few and far between right now even at floaters.
Nice going on all the ahis. That boat is pretty wild.
what a fish, way over 1000 thats for sure, nice goin tightlines, Deliman
Nice catch. There have been a few around on the other side too. 144 and 193 in shallow water this past week.
Nice fish congrats, thats ryan with you on that 561 he got a 592 with us this month and a 144 ahi two days ago. He one lucky bugga. Tightlines,...
Right on. Awesome back to back days. Way to fire.
That's a solid day right there. Way to fire.
Aloha from Lahaina Harbor, Maui, Hawaii. Fishing off of Maui has continued to produce a variety of species. The blue marlin are around, biting,...
Double marlin bite? That's the third one I've heard of in three days. Way to go holding on to that one. Those marlin have been tough lately.
8 mahis on the troll during the summer. That's remarkable. Those are some nice looking lures by the way.
Forget the stripey. Nice ahi.
The king kings work every time. Good going on the poke.
Nice going on the marlin. Must have been a lot of fun.
Bummer on missing the screamer. At least you guys got a nice one last time.
I heard 14 over 500 yesterday 6/9 in Kona. That's incredible.
Nice going on the onos. There seems to be some big ones hanging around in the deep.
Way to fire on the ahi. The main thing is that you ended up getting one.
That's an awesome experience. Practice makes perfect so your son will get one eventually.
Nice mixed array of fish and beverages in the cooler. That's classic. A little fish blood and slime never hurt.
10 bites in the afternoon. That's excellent. Way to go on finding the fish.
Right on. More poke for you guys. It's pretty remarkable that you caught all those aku on 7 inch lures. They must have been aggressive.
Aloha from Lahaina Harbor, Maui, Hawaii. The fishing was slightly sporadic near the end of May with some days producing lots of fish and some days...
Nice marlin. That's a fat one for sure.
Sounds like a cool day. Nice going on the spearfish.
That's a sweet ride, especially with the flybridge. You're going to slay some fish on that boat for sure.
What an awesome day. Those are a bunch of fat fish.
Sorry to hear about the crash. That could have been a total disaster. Hopefully the aftermath will be over quickly and you'll be out on the water...
Good going on the grinds. Hopefully you did well again today.
Nice shibi. The fish must have been a lot of fun with the spinner on the jet ski.
That happens. You'll catch the fish next time.
Way to fire on the ahi. You seem to be on a roll. Getting bit while you were in the head is too funny.
Nice mahi. It's cool that your wife jumped right in and fought and leadered that fish.
Wow. That sounds like an awesome holiday weekend.
Nice onos. The family must have been pretty excited. Good job showing your wife and daughter a good time.
Two for two on trips with fish this year is a good success rate considering that you haven't been making it out much. Good luck next time too.
Interesting report as always. Thanks for posting.
Good going on the ahi. With some of the Oahu ahi reports, I'm hoping some more show up off Maui. Good going on the mahi too.
Seems like you're fishing a lot and catching fish too. Way to fire.
Agreed. The weather off Maui has been on the snappy side as well.
Bummer about the ahi and your cousin getting sick, but good going on the chucker.
Sounds like a tough day, but at least there were some encouraging signs of life out there. You'll get the fish next time.
That's a big one. Way to fire on the ahi.
All you needed was an ono for the clean sweep. Bummer about the lure, but good going on the mixed bag of fish.
Aloha from Lahaina Harbor, Maui. Sport fishing in Hawaii is exceptionally exciting at the moment due to the relatively large numbers of billfish...
Plan B produced some quality fish. That's a great mahi. Way to fire.
Way to go on the fish. Sounds like you had a couple of good bites.
You showed the boat some love and got some love in return. Nice ahi.
No worries. You'll get the fish next time.
Cool photos. Looks like you guys had a fun day.
Sounds like the fish were few and far between. Good going on the ones you got.
No. I figured that I would take some photos after I landed some fish on it. Little did I know that I would lose the lure on its first time out....
The main thing is that everyone had a good time. It's good to hear that you got your daughter out on the water after what was probably a long...
Nick from Morris Lures sent me a lure last week and I was finally able to put it into action yesterday. The lure was blue with a slanted head and...
Finding the floater in the bird pile must have been pretty exciting. Good job baiting those mahis off the floater. Sounds like they were pretty...
Good going on the fish. Those will definitely make for some good grinds.
Nice fish. Those are some big onos and ukus. The bite must have been on.
There have been some big fish hooked up on those in Kona. Good going, catch a big one. Deliman
Too bad about having to do dry dock. That's not fun at all. Way to fire on the big ono though. That thing is a monster.
Way to fire on the ahi. There seems to be a few around. I heard about a triple bite today in 30 fathoms behind Lanai. If they're over here, they...
It's good to hear about the aloha between fishermen. Sounds like you're starting your son early. Good going on the fish.
What a great day. You guys caught fish and Kobe looks like he had a great time. That's what it's all about.
Good job on the fish. That's a huge kawakawa.
Nice ahi. It's pretty cool that you got bit after leaving the porpoise pile. Right place, right time.
Good job scraping up some fish on a slow day. It's always tough when there don't seem to be many fish around.
I hope the weather was Ok for you. At least you got some fish to make up for what I'm sure was a pretty bumpy ride.
Way to fire on the ahi. That ono was pretty fat too. Looks like there were some fish caught for the tournament.
Sounds like an exciting short trip with those two double bites. Good going on the mahis.
That's a nice surprise in the blind.
Not sure what type of lure it is. I'll post when I get a chance to take a closer look at it.
Nice ahi. Gotta love when the first timers bring some luck.
Way to fire on the marlin. The battle scars on the boat are really no big deal. They just let everyone that you catch fish.
Nice fish. Seems like you're on a roll. What a great way to kick off summer too.
You had me going with the rapala joke. Too bad about that fish coming up just short of the grander mark but still an incredible fish, even to just...
Good going on the fish in that weather and with no GPS. It was pretty snappy off the north shore of Maui yesterday too. Way nicer today though....
Aloha from Lahaina Harbor. There have been a lot of quality fish caught recently off Maui. Trolling in the porpoise piles has produced several...
That ono was hooked solidly. Good going on the fish.
That's awesome. It's nice to see that you took the family out and had a good time together. That's what it's all about.
Good going on the onos. That lure looks great with the pink and blue.
The place to start with your dissatafaction should have been with Mike.He has run a charter co. for a very long time in Hawaii.He may have been...
Way to fire on the fish. Those are a couple of fat onos. Gotta love it when you get bit on the high speed troll.
Nice! That ride is looking pretty sweet and dry.
Aloha from Lahaina Harbor. A variety of fish have been biting off the coast of Maui. This past week has produced billfish, tunas, mahis, and onos....
Great job on the fish. That is textbook on how to go out, catch some fish, and get back to the harbor ASAP before the weather gets too snappy.
That must have been a fun stripey on the small stuff. You guys were planning on having a good time fish or no fish:hali_olutta:, but it's always...
That's a fat aku. There seems to be quite a few around. Glad to hear that you beat the weather. Gotta love when the rain washes down the boat.
Sounds like you're putting that new boat to good use. Way to fire on the fish.
Good going on the mahi and marlin. Those were a couple of real nice fish.
Thanks for the report and video Nick. Your dad tapping on the marlin and you swimming in the highlight reel at the beginning really cracked me up....
Too bad the ahi weren't biting in the porpoise like the aku were biting. They're still fun on the spinners though and you got some good grinds....
At least you got away from the hectic times at work and got out on the water. Now that the dust is off the hooks, you'll catch all the fish next...
Wireleaders long kine with the small stuff. Tightlines, Deliman.
Great job on the report. Hope it keeps biting with tournament time coming up. Deliman
I am the owner of Start Me Up,Doug Armfield.We tag and release any billfish our coustomers want.Check out the tagged fish pictures in our posts.We...
Live baiting small moanos at inside pinnacles around 20 fathoms has worked well for me in the past. Caught a 22 pounder that way.
They'll probably tangle if they're far back on subsequent waves. To prevent that from happening, spread them out or don't put them too far behind...
Aloha from Lahaina Harbor, Hawaii. Sportfishing off of Maui has recently been even more productive than usual. Overall, the mahi bite is hot...
Too bad about the missed triple bite but you guys sure made up for it with those fat onos.
Good job putting fish on the boat even with the leisurely start. 4 for 5 makes for some good statistics and a fun day.
Glad to hear your boat runs well and catches fish after you put all that work into it. The hard work just makes it that much sweeter when things...
Good going on the mahi, but too bad about that first shibi. Oh well, there's nothing to be done when a fish decides to spit the hook.
Good to see some onos showing up. Hard to believe no bite on bait at buoy. They were probably all full. Tightlines, Deliman
Got to love those blind strikes. How to fire. Deliman
Way to fire on the fish. Sounds like there's a lot of debris out there right now.
Good going on the mahis. Another great catch for the Kimi Ann as usual.
Thanks for the support from all of you!Jonny & Deliman work hard to get the reports right.We at SMU appreciate all of the reports and pictures you...
Just having the chance to catch is worth the trip!Nice going on your catch.Aloha Doug
Fish tacos are better than taco bell!Any day fishing is not wasted.Thanks for the report.Aloha Doug
Good job Russ. There's nothing wrong with the mercy bite.
Nice mixed bag. That's going to make some good meals for sure.
Way to fire on an awesome trip. Too bad about your crew wanting to go in and having bananas. How did your crew even get sick while slaying mahi?...
Sounds like some solid action. Bummer about that ono.
Nice mahis. Must have been nice getting bit every pass. Gotta love that.
Thats the attitude that will get you a nice fish in Kona someday. I have had those days there too. But I have had Two 500 pounders there to. One...
I have to get myself one of those spreader bars, just to see the strike on one, must be epic. Nice fish Deliman.
Unreal to see those spreader bars work. Great day. Deliman.
Aloha from Lahaina Harbor. The fishing continues to be productive on the leeward side of Maui. This past week featured a 700 lb. blue marlin as...
Amazing. Good for Josh. That's the way to get it done.
Way to fire!Aloha Doug
That's quite a catch. A lot of those fish looked pretty nice even in comparison to that fat 47 lb. ono. Way to fire.
Good going on the fish. The water looks really nice.
Great photos. Looks like you guys had a lot of fun and caught a lot of fish.
Way to take advantage of the calm water and fish Molokai. There's always great scenery and usually great fishing too.
Sounds like an awesome day. Don't worry about not posting a video. We all know you were too busy scrubbing the blood and scales off the back deck....
Good catch on the short trip. That's a real nice mahi.
Incredible. A six banger. My most is five at once, got all five (extremely lucky). You just took it the next level though. Imagine if you had 7 or...
We do well on our afternoons trips also, we run 11 to 7 8 hour trips that work out well with no one around and take advantage of late bite just...
Thats definitely a fish worth waiting for. Congrats on the solo catch. Deliman
We have been enjoying the flat water over here too. Another great day. How to fire. Deliman
Aloha from Lahaina Harbor, Maui. Ursus Kapule, a local Hawaii resident from the island of Molokai, had a great fishing trip today with Start Me...
Good going on the mahis.
Congrats on the catch. Bloodying the decks for the first time with marlin blood makes it even more special. I was also fortunate enough to have a...
Sorry to hear about the slow day. It certainly wasn't for lack of effort.
Way to fire Neal!Thanks for the up date Grander.One of the great Kona boats and owners to fish with.Aloha Doug
They will take you from honokahau. Its part of the deal good fishing on way there too. You do overnighter. Deliman
Must be the way there biting. I went one for three yesterday myself. At least getting the bites. Deliman
Thanks for your support everyone.Also taking the time to post here on BD.Aloha Doug
Aloha from Lahaina Harbor. As of late, the billfish bite off Maui has been good. The billfish currently being caught most often is the...
Not bad for a slow day. At least you had some bites to break the monotony and even ended up with a few fish. Those long slow days really make you...
Glad to hear you were able to find some fish for the funeral. That's a really nice thing to do.
Nice catch Bob. It's even more impressive considering that you were solo. As for the two-speed rules, I agree that they are definitely nice to...
What a great day. You guys got off to a hot start and finished strong. Congrats on the awesome catch.
Call Deli at the booth in Lahaina Harbor 808-667-7879.Let him know you are from BD,he will take care of you.Doug
What an all around great day. The boss gives out a hall pass and you guys slay the fish right outside the harbor. Very nice.
That seemed like an eventful day. Shibis, a tiger shark, a duck, and a tangle. I doubt you could have invented all that even if you tried. As for...
Way to fire. You guys definitely made the right decision to fit that marlin in the fish box and keep fishing. Those are some nice mahis. Great...
Good going on the catch. That pile of aggressive mahis sure sounded like a lot of fun. I have actually taken a mahi tail to the face too. It was a...
How to fire guys. Ono showing up a bit over here too. Tightlines, Deliman
Way to capitalize on the action and get the fish early. That's a real nice bull.
Aloha from Lahaina Harbor. The weather is almost always nice on Maui, but over the past week there have been some days with particularly light...
Nice ahi. You guys were clearly stoked, but who wouldn't be? I'm hoping to see some more big tunas as summer approaches.
Good going on the mixed bag. That's a nice omilu and then you guys top it off by nailing an ono on the way in. What an awesome trip.
A nice bite and a great fight with some Fboms at the end with yet another fish story to be told for life!Thats fishing.Hold on to the next one...
Good going on the short day. There's nothing like getting out on the water for some excitement and good-eating fish.
Good job on the double bite. That's a nice mahi and I assume the other one was about the same size.
You two make a great team. Congrats on the fish. Deliman
Amazing how some of those fish arrive at the boat. Nice going on those multiple hookups. Deliman
Good going on the clean sweep. It sounded like you guys put in a long day on the water. Too bad about the followers that didn't want...
Nice mixed bag. I would gladly take that on any slow day.
Great catch, especially for a short day. That must have been some fast-paced action. By the way, that lure looks awesome with the yellow stripe...
Very informative report Jeff. Lets hope this continues. Tightlines, Deliman.
Got to love those 1000 fathom kaku. Nice going on a short trip. Deliman
Aloha from Lahaina Harbor. The bulk of the fish currently being caught off the leeward side of Maui are mahi mahis. Some nice mahis have been...
Right on Russ. Way to charge offshore despite the bad weather. Bummer about the ones that got away but at least you ended up with plenty of fish...
I thought that looked like a stick fish in the corner of the photo. Good going on the tunas and taking advantage of your break from school.
Great work yet again. You guys always put in the effort on that boat and it seems to always pay off.
Great video as usual. Looks like you guys had a fun day.
I have actually lost my mind at times and run 4 at once, it works just pay attention. Its kind of like running all your lures on the same wave....
Those things have big leashes. Its amazing how the current can bring them way off station at times. Had same problem a few weeks ago, but it was...
Those opelu will make even the expert look like a rookie at times. Thats just the way they are, might have been a pile of nitetime opes under you...
Oh so close she probably just dropped her eggs. Congratulations, we all know they only get bigger in Kona. Tightlines, Deliman.
How to fire. Looks like wind is coming down, and hopefully fish continue to bite. Tightlines, Deliman.
Aloha from Lahaina Harbor. Mahis are the main fish being caught off Maui right now. Occasional onos, tunas, and striped marlin have been thrown...
Good to see the onos starting to show up. We are getting a few over here too. Tightline, Deliman
Great fishing out of Nawiliwili. Water can be rough, try to pick your day. Go down to harbor ask around, you should be able to book trip right...
Aloha from Lahaina Harbor. The fishing is still good on the leeward side of Maui. The mahi bite has picked up over the past few days and many of...
Send some of those bird piles this way. We are picking up a few nice Ahis over here too. Great going guys, Tightlines, Deliman.
Good going on the fish. Nice pictures too. It's amazing that you were solo and able to get a photo of the striper. Also, that's a solid looking...
They use those spreader bars back east to fish Bluefin Tuna. So neat to see you guys getting results with them. Tightlines, Deliman.
Best thing to do is go down to the harbor and ask around. They have a nice lee over there to fish. Bites on. Deliman
Aloha from Lahaina Harbor, where the fishing is excellent right now. As one of the Start Me Up captains put it, the fishing is âgoing off.â...
Nice catch. It's cool that you guys were able to get the mahis on bait. Sometimes trolling gets monotonous and changing up the technique helps....
Good going on the stripey action.
Those are some cool action photos. Good going on the fish.
Aloha from Lahaina Harbor. This past week has been very strange and eventful. The Start Me Up fleet missed three days of fishing because of some...
Major bummer, but that kind of thing does happen. Personally, I burn the end of the leader. That fish still must have been pulling ridiculously...
Way to get after the fish. Nice haul and definitely sounded like a lot fun.
Good going on getting the job done after a crazy morning. The comments about your crew in the video were hilarious.
That's a phenomenal catch. Congratulations to everyone involved.
Nice striper. That one has plenty of meat to experiment with. You can't go wrong with any recipe. It's all good.
Right on Walt. Even with that busy day you still managed to catch some fish.
Aloha from Lahaina Harbor, Maui. Everyone over here is in recovery mode after the tsunami. There was some pretty serious damage, but nothing...
That boat could always raise fish. You guys have done a great job with her. Fished her from 85 to 87, she looks like she is in a good place....
Right on Brian. Congrats on your first shortbill spearfish. Those are actually the rarest billfish in the world. Your post got me thinking that I...
I have been in that same situation before, shorthanded. I have had it work out and go the other way also. I would consider that a job well done...
I don't know whether I'm more impressed with catch itself or the perfectly organized display of the catch. All jokes aside, way to fire on an...
Thanks for sharing that story. It seems like the marlin purposely tried to create as much mayhem as possible. Good going on the fat otaru.
Sorry to hear about the lost bird and lure. Good going on the spearfish though.
About 10 years ago I caught a blue marlin that had been taged in the same area behind Lani by my friend Capt. Alan Abdill. It was estamated 150#...
It's funny you should mention that. We have actually donated fresh fish to the Boys and Girls Club of Maui and a local home for senior...
Aloha from Lahaina Harbor. The fishing is still good on the leeward side of Maui. The striped marlin run has been going for almost a month strong...
Good going on the fish. Those look like some nice mahis.
Nice quality report Jeff. They only get bigger in Kona. Tightlines, Deliman
Great shots of that Ahi coming up. Smart to drift and try something different to get the bite. Hats off to you,Deliman, tightlines.
Thanks for sharing. That footage is so cool. Also, good going on the haul.
Congrats on the haul. You know you caught some serious fish when the ice starts running low.
Good job on the onos. Sounds like the deep action at the buoy was pretty fun too. Way to fire.
Good going on the fish, especially that nice chucker. Too bad about missing the double mahi but at least you already had some fish in the bag.
Nice fish and flat water. It doesn't get any better than that.
Start Me Up is in business to try and earn a living for 27 captains, deckhands, office personnel, and maintenance people. In addition, we...
Those are some fat shibis. Way to get after the fish.
Great action photos.
Sounds like you had a solid weekend. Too bad about the lost lure but it must have been nice to get a big double bite like that.
Good going. Bummer about getting your aku ripped off but still a nice catch.
Trolling is the most common method of fishing in Hawaii. The fish are always moving and the easiest way to find them is to cover water. Trolling...
Those are some nice spearfish. Blind trolling bites are always nice. Glad to hear that you had an enjoyable day out there.
Yeah. That's just red monofilament we use to hang the lures up. We usually run them with 400 or 500 lb. leader.
Aloha from Lahaina Harbor. The billfish bite off the leeward side of Maui is extremely hot. Striped marlin have been attacking lures in packs and...
Nice catch. Good job finding the fish.
Great catch. It's even more impressive considering that you were solo. That triple ono bite is some pretty exciting news. Thanks for posting.
Awesome pictures. Way to get after the fish.
That's how to take advantage of the hall pass. Nice catch.
Good going. As usual, the little guy has a big smile.
Yeah. It's supposed to be on the east side off Hana. It holds a lot of fish when it's anchored so I can only imagine what it must have been like...
Nice job guys, that required some great teamwork. Good to see you guys working together, does not happen all the time over hear. Tightlines, Deliman
Good going on the ono but bummer about the lure.
That's just awesome. There's no other way to describe a catch like that. What buoy was it that you found?
Good catch, especially that nice ono. It's great when the fish cooperate right away and take the pressure off.
That's a nice spearfish and a super fat ono. Good going on the mahis and shibi too. Way to fire.
Good going. It's nice to see a report from the big island.
Sounds like you still know how to get it done after a year.
Great catch. The fight must have been a marathon after that thing ripped out 800 yards. Way to fire.
The donkey showed up over here and ate the purple sponge, short bite, 649.7 was the official weight.
Aloha from Lahaina Harbor, Maui. Weâre still catching mahi on the leeward side of Maui, but a variety of other fish have joined the mix. Shibis,...
Nice catch. That's a lot of fish and you didn't even have to take a swim. Thanks for the great video as usual.
Good for you guys. That's a nice catch, especially from the jet ski, and the little guy is clearly stoked. Glad to see you guys are catching fish...
On fire you guys, seems the trolling bite is more productive than the buoy bite. Same thing overhere on leeward Maui. Tightlines, Deliman
Nice going, just needed the Blue for a special trip, although I would not be unhappy with that day. Same thing going on over here. Tightlines, Deliman
Theres been a bunch that size over here to, our short trips have been getting them close to town, great for the dinner menu. Tightlines, Deliman
Way to go on the fat ono. As for the bird, I run it long and use about a 10-15 ft. leader on the lures. I try not to run anything very...
In my opinion, both are good reels. One difference is that the Tiagra has a way louder clicker.
Getting out on the water after all that boat work must have been great. Too bad about all the missed strikes but some fish is better than none....
And i thought my 6 mahi day with 3 on dropback opelus on lure bites was all bust up. Shame on me, great day guys, Deliman
Congrats on the catch.
Aloha from Lahaina Harbor, Maui. The fishing has continued to be reasonably consistent. We have been bringing in mostly mahis as well as a few...
The persistence in working the spot payed off big time. Way to fire on the great catch.
Right on. I knew I recognized the name of the boat and the stairs up to the bridge. Plus I remember one of you guys saying that you had gotten the...
Way to fire on the striper and nice bull. I like the look of your boat with the helm station raised up off the back deck. Looking around must be...
Good going on the fish. I think I recognize your boat. Were you guys in Lahaina Harbor for about a week this past summer?
Sounds like a great morning. Catching the fish in pairs is always fun.
It's funny that you should mention bridling those smaller tunas and dragging them around. Some of them were actually live baited around the buoy....
That's a great fish and a nice looking lure. Way to fire.
Aloha from Lahaina Harbor, Maui. Mahi mahi has continued to be the dominant catch and some decent-sized shibis (yellowfin and bigeye tuna) have...
Good going on the back to back stripey reports and thanks for the awesome video. That first fish did not want to quit once you guys got it on the...
That's a nice looking spread of lures. Getting the last two stripeys must have lessened the sting of having to fix all those up. Thanks for the...
Nice fish. Too bad about the marlin, those things have been really lucky lately. Still sounded like a great day, especially with the nice water up...
Thanks for the kudos, we keep trying. you can't catch 'em sitting on the couch!
Nice fish, got to love that flat water, tagged a 4 plus just in front of that harbor on my way back to maui on a layover, good memories, good food...
Great photo, way to get the young one started early, thats what i did and it ended up turning out great, he is invloved with our SMU team when he...
Aloha from Lahaina Harbor, Maui. The fishing has picked up over the past couple of days. Quite a few mahis have been coming in on the troll, some...
Yeah, that definitely is a gloomy picture. The boat must have been pretty big and moving at a decent speed. What a bummer.
There have been some decent bulls over here lately. A 59.5 pounder was weighed in Lahaina on Saturday, nice fish. Deliman
Is that the old No Ka Oi III. I fished that boat from 1985 to 1987 out of maalaea. Caught plenty fish on that boat with Skipper Joe Yurkanin, he...
Nice going on the mahi and stripey. Your wife definitely did a good job taking pictures and documenting the day.
What a great job. That is alot of work, im sure the boat owners will be psyched with one of those pictures. Nice job, Deliman
Way to get it done. Seems like you have been on fire with the marlin lately.
Marc and Tommy,
Check out our reports from April and May of last year at www.bloodydecks.com/startmeup. That should give you a pretty good idea...
Nice pictures. Seems like most of the fish you catch are heavy bleeders.
Aloha from Lahaina Harbor, Maui. The fishing has continued to be productive through the end of January and into the beginning of February. We are...
Have him go down to Nawiliwili and ask around. They will give him the heads up. Nice thing about Nawiliwili is you dont have to go far to catch...
Send some of those striped marlin are way. How to fire. Deliman
Sounds like an awesome day.
Nice going on the stripers. Hopefully some make their way past Maui.
Thanks for the update I have people asking me about the Kona bite from time to time. Glad to hear its snappin a bit. Tightlines, Deliman
Great video Captain Clay. That looked like a lot of fun. Especially that ahi, what a screamer!
Nice report and pictures. It's good to see that persistence in working the porpoise paid off. Thanks for sharing.
Aloha from Lahaina Harbor, Maui. The second half of January thus far has been similar to the first part of the month as we have been catching...
2 for 2 is a great return to fishing. Keep it up.
Those things are important to our fishing. Thanks for the efforts I hope you guys score on that buoy one day when its back in. Tightlines Deliman
Just remember they only get bigger in Kona. You can catch a nice fish any month of the year there. Go to the harbor when you get there and check...
Starting to snap a bit over here some spearfish and larger Mahi. Nice day guys conrgats. Deliman, Tightlines
That's a fat spearfish. Seems like there have been a few billfish bites lately on Oahu.
Great report and video. Thanks for sharing.
Good going on a great morning. Seeing that ahi nail the ballyhoo for the triple hookup must have been a pretty awesome sight/feeling.
This should give you a pretty good idea about what offshore fishing is like in July. www.bloodydecks.com/startmeup. As for the inshore fishing,...
Awesome, great to see people trying new things. It cant hurt, thats how the bird got started. I remember running tiny jets on straight 130 with no...
Use your lures near ledges and deep channels. There are way more fish there than in shallow water with a flat bottom. Also, just casting...
Bring it all if never hurts. Then when you get here talk to the onshore fisherman, its pretty obvious who they are. Also, Maui Sporting Goods in...
Nice water over there. That time of year can mean Big Tunas. That place has a great reputation throughout the State no matter who you go with....
Aloha from Lahaina Harbor, Maui. The beginning of the new year has been productive and exciting here at Start Me Up Sportfishing with a steady...
Fishing is Fishing, I have fished them all and had great days and been skunked. I have fished Kona as a visitor from Maui over 100 days. Yeah I...
Same species both sides of the Island. My only concern would be sea conditions. Your talking leeward side vs. windward side. They don"t call it...
Kauai can be great. The nice thing there is the grounds are close. Nawiliwili is a good spot to fish from. When you arrive go check out the...
Awesome report and pictures for an awesome day on the water. The mahis and shibis looked like a lot of fun on the lighter gear. Also, congrats to...
Last time I saw one like that was fishing Giant Bluefin back east 40 years ago. That must have been useful here when the boats did not back as...
Just made 28 years with most of it involving fishing either charter fishing or trailer boating. Dont worry about it these islands are very close,...
Fished the Giants in Massachusetts bay in the mid 1970's. A 600 pounder was considered a rat back then. 830 my largest on 130lb dacron, but my 218...
Good for you guys, the ahi fishing around kauai is the envy of us guys up the chain. Fished Kauai only once enjoyed it, fished black mountain, ono...
:2gunsfiring_v1:What a great variety of fish typical of winter in hawai. Thats what is nice about winter especially if the stripe marlin show up...
Nice mixed bag.
Great going on that mahi after such a hectic morning. It's good to see that Travis got out there and got a fish after being so excited...
Times have changed a little bit in Hawaii. I can't speak for other companies, but nowadays at Start Me Up our anglers choose what is to...
Too bad about the glass ball. At least now your wife has to let you back out there to find another one. 1/11/11 might be a good day to do...
Good going. I'm glad you guys were rewarded for toughing out the weather.
Interesting stuff. Even crazier than that Youtube video of the guy catching a shibi while whipping from the shore in Waianae.
Great job on the nice O'ios. I'll bet your client must have been thrilled.
Check out our reports from last spring since you'll be on Maui around that time this year....
Way to fire getting that fish in the boat. We missed two yesterday and one today.
Great catch. Nothing but nice ones.
December 31, 2010
Aloha from Start Me Up Sportfishing.
Dean, Armond, William and William with a superb catch of mahis.
See Deli at slip 12 in Lahaina Harbor.He has fished on Maui for 30+ years.Thanks for joining BD.Doug
Aloha from Lahaina Harbor, Maui. While the rest of the country is looking at cool temperatures Maui is at a brisk 77 degrees. Not too shabby. The...
Aloha from Maui. The Holidays are upon us with Thanksgiving showing in this post to be a great success. We are looking forward to a very fishy...
Aloha from Start Me Up Sportfishing.
Mark Wagner with a nice 26 pound ono caught on his shared charter with Team Start Me Up.
Thanks GODAWG it was nice to see you back on Maui!Look for your picture in a up coming post.Doug
Aloha from Maui!
Curtis Ramsven, Alex Voorhees and the Collingwood party with 3 mahis.
Bruno Parzych with his 20 pound mahi.
Aloha from Start Me Up Sportfishing and welcome to another exciting post from Lahaina, Hawaii.
Jo and Bill Carls with Bruce and Susan...
Thanks for the kudo!Fishing has slowed down a bit here in Nov.But were lucky enough to put 7 mahi in the box today.Thanks again for your support!Doug
Thanks for the info on some of the new laws.Jeff,thanks also for the great reports every month!Doug
Aloha from Start Me Up Sportfishing
Robert and Christian Wagner Bruno Blanchard Pilon, Chris and Brenda Gutierrez with 5 mahis and an ono,...
That marlin was a beauty. It will be coming up in a couple of weeks in our future post. We have had so many fish caught I am running a little...
Aloha from Start Me Up Sportfishing
Pat and Lisa Watkins with 2 mahis and an ono caught on their 8 hour charter.
Aloha from Start Me Up Sportfishing
Fabrizio and Georgio Malan from Italy with their mahi catch.
Casey Worden and the Saroyan Family...
October 1, 2010 Lahaina Harbor, Maui Hawaii
Bethany and Tim Ryan with a catch of 5 mahis caught on an early morning charter.
Aloha from Lahaina Harbor, Maui. Join the Fun. You Canât Catch âEm Sitting On The Couch!
Stevan Dobi walked away with a nice ono meal...
Nice shot!BB Scarface has been in my patern for years.Thanks for the report.Doug
Aloha from Lahaina Harbor, Maui Hawaii
Sportfishing entices people from all walks of life. The young and old, experienced and novice all look...
Thanks Pupule, we are blessed to work with great people and proud to be prepaired to get lucky.Many of our anglers have dreamed for years about...
Pupule nice going on your catch!Thank you for taking the time to post your pictures and story.Doug
Thanks for the pictures and report.Nice going on your catch.Doug
Thats a fact Zach!Doug
That is what it is all about!Doug
Primo catch,report and pictures.Doug
Nice going on your catch!Doug
Aloha! We have had a very exciting summer so far and we have high expectations for the coming months.
James and Travis Dean with Trevor...
Nice fish and report.Taking care of your fish is a good thing, glad you talked about it.Doug
Nice work!The boat looks better than new.Doug
Way to go on your catch!Thanks for the report.Doug
Nice boat,catch,pictures and report!Doug
That is a day you will not forget!Way to go on your catch.Thanks for taking the time to post the pictures and report. Doug
Nice day when you come home with fish in the bag!Like the pearl wt. lure.Thanks for the post.Doug
A bunch of good folks here on BD will help point you in the right direction.What island are you moving to?If you get to Maui stop by the booth and...
Try Ryan Foster on Dojo.Good luck!Doug
Nice ono.I like your avatar.Thanks for the post.Doug
Never a bad day fishing.You can have a slow day catching.Nice chucker, they are great on the bbq.Thanks for the report and picture.Doug
Another super day for you guys!Nice going and thanks for the report and pictures,Doug
That is a nice one.Thanks for the post.Doug
Thanks for going with us!The pictures and report are great also.Hope to see you next year.Doug
Nice CATCH,pictures,boat and report!!!!!!!!!Doug
Way to go, two sails.That is a rare catch in Hawaii.Doug
Nice fish guys.Thanks for the report.Doug
Nice fish and pictures.Way to go!!!!!!!!
August 4, 2010, Lahaina Harbor, Maui Hawaii
Cuz We Can! Start Me Up Sportfishing, we try to make it all happen. Whether you are looking for a...
Call Burger she wiil take care of you.Thanks Doug
Aloha! Start Me Up continues its fishing success.
Brittany and David Walker, Russ Estevez, Alima Deitch, Dana Winsdale, Andrew Tsui with 6...
Hope to see you back on island soon!Doug
Nice video! Thanks for posting it with the link.Doug
Aloha! Start Me Up Is Reeling Them In
Matt Carr, Mike Olson and Sandie Olson with 2 onos and a kawakawa caught on a 4 hour shared trip....
Thanks for picking us.Tim said you guys were great.Thanks Doug
Aloha from Start Me Up Sportfishing. July has started off with a few more mahis in the catch and onos still leading as the prevalent fish being...
Capt.Tim Putnam will take good care of you!Bring all your luck as his has been great this week.Doug
July 13, Posting
Aloha from Lahaina Harbor, Maui and Start Me Up Sportfishing
Christian Reynolds with a nice 20 pound ono.
Way to go!Nice whin a plan comes together.Doug
Amazing how lucky WE get when WE work hard.It is nice to work with such great people.Doug
See the How we eat thread.We waist no fish that are taken. Thank for the question.Doug
It pays to be ready to catch weather you do or not.We chose to be ready every day catch or not.We never have to wait for the ice man to show up so...
One ono was had by the Schindler party on a 4 hour morning charter with Katherine as the angler.
David and Evan Christianson on an...
Yes we have two 2000# per day ice makers.We need to be sure we have ice when WE NEED IT.The 7th. boat is just a spair one to cover dry docks and...
Pupule we do put some of our fish on the restaurants table.They like us as we take care of our fish.Our boats leave the dock every day with...
Got to love the cats eye view!Save your luck up.Doug
Jody is the rule maker and rule enforcer in his tourniments.Jeff (Piper)paid his entry and played by Jodys rules.He won the cash fair to the...
Happy 4th for you.Nice Ahi and pictures.Doug
Talk to Deli in the booth,have him call me and we can help you out.Doug ps we will not need the 20.00 but thanks for the offer.
Contact Jude by phone and resolve the problem.Bashing on a fourm is not the way to handle this kind of a problem.Doug
June 28, 2010 Lahaina Harbor, Maui Hawaii
It is now the end of June the weddings are in full swing and fishing charters have become a big part of...
Thanks for the great report and pictures!Doug
He will be in one of our future posts.Thank you for your support!Doug
Thanks for the great pictures and report.Doug
Nice job guys!Doug
Aloha and welcome to fishing in Lahaina Harbor, Maui. As we make our way through June we hope to bring you some of our most memorable highlights....
Hope you had a good day with Capt. Patric?Nice water for sure.Doug
That is a fat one!Way to go.Doug
Nice fish and picture.Doug
Nice work!Thanks for the report and pictures.Doug
Nice Fish!Thanks for the report.Doug
Aloha and Welcome to May in Maui. Memories of early morning departures with breathtaking views of islands and water in the distance. The serenity...
Looks like a great day on the water!Doug
Love the slipa for the size est.Nice work and thanks for the report.Doug
Nice Onos thanks for the report and pictures.Doug
Way to fire guys!Doug
Why mess with the banana god?Leave em on the dock!Doug
Aloha from Start Me Up Sportfishing
May is half over and the whales have become scarce but not the fish. Large tuna have been sited and onos are...
Nice Ahi!Thanks for the picture and report.
way to go!Thanks for the report
Now that we are ending April and springing into summer the days are getting longer and we all know that means more fishing time. Get your gear in...
Ono season has arrived. With our continued success fishing for mahis and marlins now onos have arrived and we are reeling them in.
Aloha from Lahaina Harbor, Maui and Start Me Up Sportfishing
Our continuing success this April has brought these additional anglers and their...
Great catch and video.Thanks for taking the time for the post.Doug
Nice catch!Makes the day even better with a load like that.Doug
Aloha from Start Me Up Sportfishing.
April, so far has brought some blockbuster fishing days. We look forward to sharing with you just a sample of...
Sounds like a nice ride with a great catch!Nice going guys.Doug
Captain Jason Holtz on Marlin Magic hung a 1104# Blue.Nice going Jason!Captain Chip Fischer on Jun Ken Po taged a Blue estamated at 750#.Chip is a...
Mike if it is a small boat 18to40ft. wait for a light&variable day then enjoy your ride.Set your gps up on Lahina it will take you right past the...
Looks like great day for a young man and his uncle.Thanks for getting him out to enjoy fishing!Doug
Any fish you catch are yours to keep.That is a good question to ask in Hawaii.Thanks Doug
Aloha from Start Me Up Sportfishing. Enjoy March in Maui through the eyes of the fisherman.
Aloha from Start Me Up,
The following are some of our photos up to March 10, 2010. Thank you for your support.
Jordan Rice caught this...
Aloha from Team Start Me Up,
First we would like to congratulate Rick Chapanot on his Halloween Shoot Out Tournament win with Team Start Me...
Brought one of our boats from Kona that day,smooth the whole way.One Mahi mid channel.A 3ft. surge at the fuel dock in Maui.Doug
Looks like a great day!The stoke in your picture says it all.Doug
Thanks for choosing Start Me Up!If you want I will talk to the crew about leaving earlier and staying longer.Hope the bite is on for your trip.Doug
Thank you Nick.Nick and I talked and resolved our problem.Thanks for taking the time to post this.Hope to see you in person next time you are in...
Thanks for your support and report.Hope to see you back on Maui soon!Doug
Aaron, thanks for your support!We hope the (catching) fishing is better next time you are here.Doug
Hope to get the next report up soon.Nov.has been slower fishing.Thanks for the feed back!
Fantastic fall fishing here in Lahaina Maui, Hawaii with plenty of Mahi-mahi, Ono, Ahi Tuna and even a few big Blue Marlin.
Don and Joanne...
Fishing from Lahaina Maui September 1st to the 28th is great for Mahi-mahi and Ono.
Rigo, Jerry, George, Kali, Randy left at 3am for a day...
Start Me Up hands them out free at slip 12 in Lahaina Harbor.Stop by and ask.Thanks for your help!
August was a hot month in more ways than one. Lots of fish for everyone.
Shannon Hendrick, Roland Freeland, Richard Kaimeer left at 3 am...
Thanks for the views!
Red hot fishing for Blue Marlin, Ono, Ahi Tuna and of course Mahi-mahi is the expectations for July in Hawaii. Blue warm waters and skies help...
Yes Kava-Kava make good eats.Poke is an island staple.Thanks
Latest and greatest pictures from the Start Me Up Gallery of photos.
Mark and Anthony Hale trying to balance these fish and themselves after...
Thanks for going fishing with us!!Hope we have a day in the future to help catch a fish for you..See you on Maui
Now that the summer is here in full swing the Marlin and large Ahiâs have joined the party. Onoâs and Mahi-Mahi are always hanging on.
Aloha from Everyone at Start Me Up!
May turned out to be exceptional fishing and the following photos represent some of our catch.
Aloha from Lahaina Harbor, thanks for all the support from the B.D. community!
Kevin Griffith, Joshua Griffith, went out with the Action...
The first week of April brought beautiful calm weather and we had a great Marlin bite. Lotâs of big Mahi-Mahiâs also along with a few large...
March fishing brought a lot of beautiful weather and flat waters.This will finish up our catch report for the last few days of the month.
Check out our catch from the last week of March, the Mahi bite was on!
Leann Turner, Shawn Tolman, David Shoults had a great day...
The weather was cool and wet the first part of March, but the fishing was good. Here's the catch report for the 1st. week of March.
Thanks Tues. we are working on the next post.We got another 51# bull on Rinos boat(Start Me Up La Dat) yesterday.The Onos are starting to show up...
Size the reel you bring to the rod you are buying on Maui.Walmart has cheap rod reel combos here.Hope to here how it goes for you?Das It
Nice Ono and report!Thanks for the pictures also.Das It
Thanks for the feed back! Hope to get the new report up soon.Das It
Stop by the booth and talk to Capt. Rino he can help you out!Have fun on your trip.Das It
Call Rebecca at 800-590-0133 she can get you set up!Das It
Hereâs more of the February catch.
Nice Gamble aboard the Action Mr. Gamble! A 429.8 pound Blue Marlin took an 8 lb. skipjack tuna baited...
Thanks for reading our posts!We enjoy the feedback from people that fish.Take a kid fishing they will be your pal forever.Das It
Thank you Flipboy for picking Start Me Up!You were the right kind of guy to spend the day with.As you found out we love what we do, and people...
Thanks for the help!Wind has been a problem in the past few weeks.But still got 51 Mahis in that time frame.Just got the morning report from...
Here's what was happening at the end of January and early February.
Dennis Acker while visiting friends in Wailuku caught this 23lb Mahi...
Aloha from Maui Hawaii. Sorry for the delay on the remainder of the December's reports. The Christmas season is our busiest time of the year. My...
Aloha from Start Me Up Sportfishing,
Ono Noah is finishing up the fall semester and will be going on a European vacation. Upon his return he...
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