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patfishhi

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Sep 20, 2007
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Pat
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32' Blackfin "Kai Nana"
3/1 is the Captain's Birthday, every year I (we) make our pilgrimage to the promised land (I joke) for her, in hopes of hitting it big. LV was fun, but glad to get back home. Saturday maintenance and fuel, Sunday was a funday.

Left early enough to get bait, disappointingly, couldn't find any. Ran out some and set the spread, at about 28 miles and seeing white boobies all heading to our left, decided to go see what had their interest. About 45 minutes later found the whites. As we got close to them saw a mahi swim into our spread, but never grabbed any lures. Maybe 10 minutes later I see one crash the center then the port rigger went. Eric had the pleasure of reeling them in, missed the first one, got the second. Set back up got another one.

Then we see some debris, not surprising that there was something holding these fish. Make a pass on the debris, I think just about every rod went, but the sharks were better at catching than we were. Count... Humans 2 Sharks 3. By the time we got the mess straightened out had to go back and find the debris, mind you it is almost mid afternoon and we are 30 miles. Get some more and call it good, too bad no bait, but they were fine with eating lures.
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Ended up with 8 mahis and 4 shibis. Considering, all too often if debris is holding on the Leeward side (plenty times it doesn't) bait is the ticket, feel very fortunate to have got what we got.
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Cheers
Pat
 
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kagami

Wish I was fishing right now...
Nov 28, 2010
54
10
Oahu
Name
Shane
Boat
In the market for one
Awesome catch Pat and crew. Good going on the Kai Nana!!!
 
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patfishhi

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Sep 20, 2007
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32' Blackfin "Kai Nana"
Good Going Pat, See you out there soon!
Thanks Justin, yep see you soon.
Hope LV was fun. Nice catch, hope the fish move a little closer by saturday.
Thanks Steven, LV was manageable, hopefully there are some fish around Saturday.
Good job captain. 30 miles? I like it those kind of trips.
Thanks Mike, wish we had found those fish earlier in the day.
Nice haul Pat and Eric.
Thanks Jesse.
Awesome catch Pat and crew. Good going on the Kai Nana!!!
Thanks Shane.
Kai Nana strikes again. Good haul!!
Thanks Truman, the offer still stands if you want.
Thanks Mike.
Nice going pat, we had trouble finding bait as well, good thing for frozen bait.
Thanks, Shannon and the boys must of been perplexed, they always find bait.

Cheers
Pat
 
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808shorecaster

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Sep 9, 2010
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Kaneohe,HI
Thanks Justin, yep see you soon.

Thanks Steven, LV was manageable, hopefully there are some fish around Saturday.

Thanks Mike, wish we had found those fish earlier in the day.

Thanks Jesse.

Thanks Shane.

Thanks Truman, the offer still stands if you want.

Thanks Mike.

Thanks, Shannon and the boys must of been perplexed, they always find bait.

Cheers
Pat
Yup Capt. Said it was his first trip of the year without finding bait, but we made out ok.
 
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shfish

Member
Apr 14, 2012
315
143
Palolo
Name
Spencer
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Ohana H, 30' Knife
3/1 is the Captain's Birthday, every year I (we) make our pilgrimage to the promised land (I joke) for her, in hopes of hitting it big. LV was fun, but glad to get back home. Saturday maintenance and fuel, Sunday was a funday.

Left early enough to get bait, disappointingly, couldn't find any. Ran out some and set the spread, at about 28 miles and seeing white boobies all heading to our left, decided to go see what had their interest. About 45 minutes later found the whites. As we got close to them saw a mahi swim into our spread, but never grabbed any lures. Maybe 10 minutes later I see one crash the center then the port rigger went. Eric had the pleasure of reeling them in, missed the first one, got the second. Set back up got another one.

Then we see some debris, not surprising that there was something holding these fish. Make a pass on the debris, I think just about every rod went, but the sharks were better at catching than we were. Count... Humans 2 Sharks 3. By the time we got the mess straightened out had to go back and find the debris, mind you it is almost mid afternoon and we are 30 miles. Get some more and call it good, too bad no bait, but they were fine with eating lures.
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Ended up with 8 mahis and 4 shibis. Considering, all too often if debris is holding on the Leeward side (plenty times it doesn't) bait is the ticket, feel very fortunate to have got what we got.
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Cheers
Pat
Really good going Pat!:) very nice catch for this time of year Hope you got good $$$ for your Mahi. Keep on loading em up Captain. see you out there soon

Spens
 
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patfishhi

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32' Blackfin "Kai Nana"
Excellent job Pat and crew!
Thanks Tommy.
Yup Capt. Said it was his first trip of the year without finding bait, but we made out ok.
Just made up some pin rigs, now need to get some Ballyhoo.
Really good going Pat!:) very nice catch for this time of year Hope you got good $$$ for your Mahi. Keep on loading em up Captain. see you out there soon

Spens
Thanks Spens, don't know the break down, mahis were $2.90-$4.10, better than a sharp stick in the eye. Shibis sucked, which was expected.

Cheers
Pat
 
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