130 lb. ulua from beach!!

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  1. kaimikai

    kaimikai Newbie

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    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!!
     

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  2. Jig Strike

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    At my beach, south of San Diego, a 2 pound surf perch is cause for celebration.:rofl:

    That guy is INCREDIBLE.

    How deep and how far out?
    I would imagine it gets deep pretty quick for that monster to be in close.
     
  3. captdon1

    captdon1 Newbie

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    unreal!! aku?? i guess not only mahi's love um! good going hank, glad to hear you had a good time. sometimes just gotta change the phishing method .nothing wrong with rumbling from the shoreline.

    aloha captdon
     
  4. Dakine_Malihini

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    No, it doesn't get deep very quickly at the beaches. I doubt that he was able to cast into much more that 6-8 feet of water, if that. Between June and September, the Ulua's come in much closer to feed. During the winter, they stay deeper.
     
  5. Fishing_Turd

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    Nice job, I dont know much about this fish what does it compare to as far as table food? Nice photos!!
     
  6. jonesd055

    jonesd055 Newbie

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    :eek2:Whoa damn thats a fish of a lifetime! Thanks for posting the pics and story Hank.


    Aloha,
    Jonesy
     
  7. Kelpbedhead

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    Impressive!!!!
     
  8. Mingo

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    His first one weighed 130????? he's ruined for life now!
    That is an amazing catch.....great looking fish.
     
  9. LTBOLTMAN

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    damn nice catch, that thing could of rang a church bell
     
  10. spike

    spike Well-Known "Member"

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    Bad Ass!!!!!! Very cool!!!!
     
  11. PullinAhi

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    100 lb ulua from the rocks or the beach is a trophy! Congrats Man.
     
  12. JROLAND

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    Awesome
     
  13. patfishhi

    patfishhi Registered User

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    Hank and team,
    What a fricken beast; way to go on getting that critter landed. And with the secret bait...

    Pat
     
  14. ALOHABIRD

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    Unreal Hank! Man I fished Ulua 10 years and never caught one that big out of 133 Ulua caught my biggest was 88lbs! Maybe I should have tried 3lb Aku! Congratulations to your friend nice going to be apart of the Ulua 100+ Club! I wonder if that's a new record Fisherman's First Ulua caught was over 100lbs??? Way Ta Go!!!
     
  15. beauchat

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    Tell him to sell his gear and taxidermy that ulua. Shorefishing wont get any better than that. I've been shorefishing all my life and caught all there is to catch from shore and a boat BUT still looking for my first ulua. Awesome catch.
     
  16. CHRISTINA GAIL

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    THE LAST TIME I SAW A CATCH LIKE THAT WAS ON CHRISTMAS ISLAND - CALLED KIRIBATI BACK THEN IN THE 80'S. THAT IS A FRICKIN MONSTER! AMAZING CATCH AND FIRST ONE TOO! ALL I CAN SAY IS WOW!
     
  17. KauaiLawaia

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    Is this Kauai? If so where?
     
  18. Capt. Skip

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    Good job!!! I'm on vacation on the North Shore, and just got my first taste of Ulua fishing. I wasn't fishing, but I met a great bunch of guys who were. I learned a lot about rigging, bait, placement, ... Pretty crazy, putting jugs floats out 200 yards +

    Sure wish we had this kind of fishing in So. Cal.

    Get'em, Capt. Skip
     
  19. jagerhunchback

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    solid!!!! fish of a lifetime congrats!!!!!!!!!
     
  20. Dakine_Malihini

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    I wouln't know what to compare Ulua to. The meat is white & firm.

    With an Ulua that size, it would be like chewing on rubber....not to
    mention the real risk of Ciguatera poisoning.

    Ulua fishihing is definitely sport fishing. It's edible, but nothing
    I'd seek out for food. The smaller ones are better for food, and they
    makes for decent sashimi.

    Unfortunately, it's not easy to release them after a major fight....and
    most people here wouldn't release them anyway. Catching a big ulua
    is a status thing.....especially one over 100 lbs.
     

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