i went shoreline fishing this weekend and had a great time fishing with friends...we fished off the beach on the westside since we heard it was biting. i brought a couple of 3 lb aku for bait and also some ika and tako..one of our group had his new ulua pole that he wanted to break in and i told him to toss out a whole aku. so he rigged up his pole and out went the aku with a big circle hook through the head. not more than 5-10 minutes and his bell started to ring...he grabbed the pole and felt nothing and stopped reeling. then the pole started to bend and the fight was on.he had a 6/0 with 80lb. and the reel was draining slowly but surely...he walked dowm the beach to follow the fish and gain back most of the line and then it was just a matter of fighting it through the 3 foot surf...about 25 minutes later he beached it...giant ulua....it was no question that it was over 100 pounds.....we scaled it out at exactly 130 lb...this was his first ulua....not a bad start!!