7-23-2011 Lucky Catch

Discussion in 'Hawaii Fishing Reports' started by Morris Lures, Jul 25, 2011.

  1. Morris Lures

    Morris Lures Pirate

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    Nick
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    We took the past couple of weeks off from fishing due to having a bad trip a couple of weeks ago. We ended up breaking leader on 4 ahi all right next to the boat all in the 200lb range. I still have the bad video to remember it by. I might post just so everyone can see what no to do :rofl:.

    On saturday we started our day off a little on the late side since i over slept. We ended up leaving Koolina at 9am and headed to where we heard the ahi were coming up at. We get to Nanakuli Valley and start working the area. We see alot of boats on the outside working the 1000 but no one was stopping. We decide to keep working the 500 and see if we can get a lucky 1 in the blind.

    We get no love on the 500 so we decide to run in a little more to see if we can find something. We just get on the 250 when the short corner comes down and starts ripping line. I put my gf on the reel and i start to handline. After about 30min i tell my dad this thing must be a beast cause im having a hard time. After 1 hour with a back and fourth battle we ended up putting a 44 in his head followed by two gaffs. Get the fish on the boat and realize why it was such a hard fight. Looked like the double hook caught him shallow on the corner lip and ripped off and snagged him on the side of the body.

    Fish was 157lbs g&g. He ended up biting a 7" Kamaboko purp blue/ orange yellow white. His belly was full with about 3lbs of shrimp. This was the hardest fighting ahi i have ever caught. I will be sure not to forget how lucky we were to get him in the boat.

    Sorry no video this week since someone forgot to turn the camera back on. No names A_ _ B.:rofl:

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  2. fishislife

    fishislife Newbie

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    Nice fish, stoked...
     
  3. J_B

    J_B Captain

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    Nice fish! Thanks 4 the catch report. My buddy hooked an ahi like dat on a 130 fish ended up #104 gutted but thing was the hardest scrapper came in sideways!!
     
  4. Gaji Lures

    Gaji Lures Member

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    Great job on that Ahi, Nick!!! No video but the pics you submitted was excellent!!!
     
  5. i_love_ahi

    i_love_ahi Newbie

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    good going on da fish. a few years ago we caught one weighing 165 on a 50 tiagra...it was tail wrapped and came in easier than the onos. lucky lucky i guess.
     
  6. fetzerb

    fetzerb BAMF

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    Sorry about the trip before, but at least you can admit it. What pound leader were you using? Oh well that's one hell of a redemption fish. Good work, you have been killing the ahi this year!
     
  7. grander007

    grander007 Well-Known "Member"

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    Great going... The ahis are in town!

    Tight lines,
     
  8. LoneRanger

    LoneRanger Newbie

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    Good Going Nick, heard about your catch. You guys hot! Right out of drydock you hit the yellow guy! Go get som'moa.
    Steve
     
  9. JimmyK

    JimmyK Fisherman wannabe

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    Congrats and good going on your ahi!
     
  10. patfishhi

    patfishhi Registered User

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    Nick, GF and Capt Ahab,
    Way to stick em. Sorry to hear about the other trip, every now and then those come along, just gotta jump right back in the saddle. I'm thinkin the audio of the Captain was pretty special. Good goin!!!

    Pat
     
  11. nodrama

    nodrama Newbie

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    Nick and Crew, sorry to hear about your last trip, I would have a bad taste in my mouth too (major bad dreams).
    Good going on the ahi, and thanks for the report.
     
  12. jd808

    jd808 Newbie

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    Right on Nick. Congratulations. Da Morris Lures Kamaboku is a winner. We never had an ahi on it yet, but the Otaru have been loving it.

    Aloha,
    JD
     
  13. hb1111

    hb1111 Newbie

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    nice catch looks like the shrimp still fresh cook it up...lol
     
  14. BNaks

    BNaks Newbie

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    Congrats, Nick. Nice way to bounce back from a bad trip.
     
  15. MikeO

    MikeO Sitting at A-Bay

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    I bought a couple Kamaboku bullets from Nick a while ago and "borrowed" the exact colors he had used in one of his Ahi videos. I have run it a few times now and have caught a big Blue Marlin, a Stripey and a Spearfish. During this time the "marlin" lures in the pattern get nothing...it is a pretty versatile lure for sure.

    Congratulations to Nick on yet another nice YFT.
     
  16. Startmeup

    Startmeup Official Sponsor of Bloodydecks Advertiser

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    stop catching all those tuna before they get to maui. great job again. tightlines deliman.
     
  17. Pupule

    Pupule Member

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    Sorry to hear about the lost fish, but you certainly made a good trip of it this time. Good job!
     
  18. russell kato

    russell kato "Kamoku"

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    Nick and Capt. Ahab,
    Congrats on yet another Ahi for 2011! Sorry to hear about the last bad trip....at least you left some for us to catch this time around (hopefully)!:rofl: Enjoy the great sashimi and "spicey tuna".You guys have been real steady on the catches this year...keep up the great job!
     
  19. Morris Lures

    Morris Lures Pirate

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    Thanks JT.
    Thanks JB. Yup they fight like a beast when they are foul hooked like that.
    Thanks Allan.
    Thanks Shaun. I guess i should ask for tailed rapped ahis then lol.
    Thanks Ben. We use 250-300lb test depending on the lure.
    Thanks Grander.
    Thanks Steve. Yeah it makes it alot easier without having the swim step in the way anymoe.
    Thanks Jimmy.
    Yeah the audio was pretty special lol. Then i got real quite lol.
    Thanks Ryan. Yeah for sure some bad flash backs.
    Thanks JD. Right on im glad the lure puts fish in your box.
    Thanks Scott. Thats what my dad said. Couple of them look good can still dry lol.
    Thanks Brandon
    Thanks MikeO. Glad your getting action on the lure.
    Thanks Deliman.
    Thanks Pupule.
    Thanks Russell. Im sure their are a few more ahi out there with everyones names on them.
     
  20. navyaircrew

    navyaircrew Newbie

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    What does the lure look like??? shodabuggah!
     

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