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Discussion in 'Hawaii Fishing Reports' started by patfishhi, Jan 7, 2013.

  1. patfishhi

    patfishhi Registered User

    Location:
    Oahu
    Name:
    Pat
    Boat:
    32' Blackfin "Kai Nana"
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    Hoping you all had a great Holiday Season, ours was good. Obviously the weather wasn't optimal for a day of trolling but the Captain had Sunday off and the weather man said it was supposed to back off just a tad. Got up at 3:40 looked outside, the trees weren't trying to pull out from the roots so decided we'd chance'm.

    Tried for some bait at the buoy, hardly any there and difficult to stay on them. So we left and headed out. Crossed the 1000, on the back deck laying out the flora and fauna spread (Ti leaves), when the center goes ???, get about a 12# Aku, alright first fish of '13. Get out to about 16m and decide to head back into the 1000 and then back out to about 16m and then back into the 1000... you get the idea (some where along there the rigger went but never stuck). The seas were bearable in that area.

    It's probably around 2pm back out at about 16m and figure we'll make the troll to the barn, by this time my shoulders are about dislocated from hanging on; the ride in the tower is pretty interesting when its big and steap.

    Headed directly into the wind so my ability to hear anything behind me is tremendously handicapped. For some reason (maybe I heard a noise?)I look back and see the rigger is out of the clip, as I step onto the ladder to come out of the tower I notice the center is tight and the rigger rod bends over, thinking spear fish or stripeys. As I get to the back deck the stbd side flat goes, the rigger and center are off, the corner goes then the flat is off. Finally I see the fish still eyeing up the flat so I reel it a couple of quick cranks, put it in free spool and keep my thumb on the spool, fish grabs it (eat it you mutha) release the pressure, slide the drag up after a few seconds, nirvana. Fortunately only one stayed tight, more than that would have been a chore w/ the sea state. Nerlie does a banner job keeping the boat under control, get the fish in the boat and head it towards the barn.
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    Thank You Lord for keeping us safe and providing us this beautiful fish.
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    Cheers
    Pat
     
  2. AKEMI TOO

    AKEMI TOO Member

    Location:
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    Name:
    Steven
    Boat:
    21 Seaswirl Stripper W/A
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    Happy New Year Pat and Captain! Nice way to start the year.
     
  3. Lockin

    Lockin Newbie

    Location:
    Honolulu
    Name:
    Jesse
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    Arima 19 "mollie"
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    Nice job! Way to tough it out and get the result.
     
  4. KIWI808

    KIWI808 Newbie

    Location:
    Hawaii Kai
    Name:
    mark Kalaugher
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    18' striper
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    About time you caught something other than Ahi.
    Nice Fish!
    All the best for the New Year!
    Cheers!
     
  5. simmo13

    simmo13 Member

    Location:
    Pacific ocean
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    Simmo
    Boat:
    17' islander cc
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    Nice story. Glad all safe. Way to go on fish.
     
  6. secure303

    secure303 Newbie

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    Jeff
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    The Hobie
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    Nice catch Pat, here's to catching many more in 2013!
     
  7. changboy

    changboy Member

    Location:
    Honolulu
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    Brian
    Boat:
    "PARIS C" 23 sportcraft custom
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    Pat, Tanks for the report! looks like the pack is back!
     
  8. JimmyK

    JimmyK Fisherman wannabe

    Location:
    Waipahu, Hawaii
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    JimmyK
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    17' Seaswirl Striper CC, Krystana C.
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    Pat & Nerlie, Happy New Year, Congratulations on the first fishes of 2013! That donkey is nice size, and your aku - sashimi! Wishing you many good catches in 2013 and plenty of blood on the decks of the Kai Nana!
     
  9. penn25

    penn25 Newbie

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    Paul
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    Great report and nice catch Pat. Have an awesome 2013!
     
  10. JBRINCK

    JBRINCK Newbie

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    John Brinckerhoff
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    Great start. Glad Nerlie knows how to work the controlls. Keep up the great job

    John
     
  11. shadzdad

    shadzdad Member

    Location:
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    Darren
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    building one
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    Pat and Nerlie, congrats on the fish. Good job working the reel to get that bite. That is not luck, as you always humbly claim, but skill.
     
  12. tsutomu

    tsutomu Newbie

    Location:
    Aiea, hi
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    garrett
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    Anne's Revenge
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    Nice fish Pat. Is it a big stripey?
     
  13. grander007

    grander007 Well-Known "Member"

    Location:
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    Name:
    zzzz
    Boat:
    46, Bertram, Deep Blue
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    it's blackfin weather....

    nice going & tight lines,
     
  14. patfishhi

    patfishhi Registered User

    Location:
    Oahu
    Name:
    Pat
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    32' Blackfin "Kai Nana"
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    Thanks Steven, certainly was a nice way to kick off the fishing year.

    Thanks Jesse, there were a couple of times where I seriously considered throwing in the towel earlier in the day.

    Thanks Mark, you know what they say... "variety is the spice of life".

    Thanks Ryan.

    Thanks Jeff.

    Thanks Brian, I am a little more used to being blitzed by 40##'rs not 90-100 ##'rs.

    Thanks Jimmy.

    Thanks Paul.

    Thanks John, Nerlie has it figured pretty well.

    Thanks Darren, yep that is one of the more thrilling parts of fishing, having fish up in the spread and getting the desired end result.

    Thanks Garrett, that is my determination, but not totally obvious. A couple of things, the fact there were a few of them, the dorsal and the scales were long and skinny not forked like a Blue's.

    Thanks Eric, Kai'Nana enjoyed herself, that is for sure. We did cavitate the stbd prop a couple of times.

    The 7" M25 TADY chrome jet, black salmon had caught the fish.

    Aloha
    Pat
     
  15. Startmeup

    Startmeup Official Sponsor of Bloodydecks Advertiser

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    Lee
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    Start Me Up Sportfishing
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    Way to fire Pat! I'm taking notes. Send some of those our way.

    Jonny
     
  16. Hij

    Hij Newbie

    Location:
    Mililani HI
    Name:
    Jason Hijirida
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    25 Force, PAIGE H
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    Good going Pat! Seems like you always find the fish. Especially the Ahi. Great way to start off the New Years.
     
  17. patfishhi

    patfishhi Registered User

    Location:
    Oahu
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    Pat
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    Thanks Jonny, that would be great if roaming packs of Nairagis (big ones) showed up in our local waters and hung around for a few months.

    Thanks Jason, praying we all find the fish in 2013!!!

    Cheers
    Pat
     
  18. DrKeith

    DrKeith Newbie

    Location:
    Kaneohe
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    Keith Kuroiwa
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    Way to go Pat!And Nerlie is quite a gal to be out in that weather! Congratulations on a nice fish!
     
  19. OrionIFT

    OrionIFT Newbie

    Location:
    Kailua/Hawaii
    Name:
    Nick Hudson
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    Buster II
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    Good going pat with that donkey in high seas I'm sure boating it took a lot of skill for you and your crew. Nice looking lures you have there too! Wish you a happy and safe 2013.

    Keep the lines tight and rods bent
     
  20. patfishhi

    patfishhi Registered User

    Location:
    Oahu
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    Pat
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    Thanks Keith, yep she is pretty special.

    Thanks Nick and good goin' on your Blue.

    Aloha
    Pat
     

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