Ahi out of Kaneohe

Discussion in 'Hawaii Fishing Reports' started by MustardTiger, Feb 23, 2014.

  1. MustardTiger

    MustardTiger Newbie

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    Howzit,

    Somewhat new to the forum and have been holding off posting until caught something worth sharing. Man was this it. Headed out of K-bay about 5am with my buddy David (super pile), and we headed to U. Arrived and seemed to have the buoy to ourselves so we set lines with our brand new custom bamboo outriggers. (Mahalo for the info on bamboo by the way to those who posted a couple months back). First pass in our 14' Livingston double knock down. Small shibi's and an aku. Got some more rats after a couple of passes and decided nothing big was home so we would follow the birds out. Not a lot going for a couple hours so we headed into the deep blue. Right before we hit about 2000 fathoms, BAM! starboard rigger gets slapped but didn't stick. Then 5 seconds later the port rigger shatters hitting myself in the back of the neck. Hanapa'a! were on. So much for the slightly cured bamboo, gotta go back for some more and cure them longer. At first we both thought it was a marlin, but after about 20 minutes we knew it must be some big shibi or hopefully an ahi by the way it was fighting. We were on 9/0s so the drag was set to baby this thing. Just over an hour later we see color and both start getting real excited. David was on the reel and grabs for the leader. I get the gaff and stick it. Its weight bends the gaff's hook open so David quickly gets a tail rope on it, and after a couple heaves the decks were bloody! Couldn't believe I left my knife in the tool kit at home so we had to bleed it with some scissors. Couldn't even fit it in the bag, so the tail was sticking out. Final weight was 110 G&G. Down one rigger we set lines again and head home. Picked up a small mahi on our way back towards U, and the day was complete with some meat for dinner. Thanks again to David for the action aboard the Troll Toll.

    Mahalo,
    Alec

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  2. superpile

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    Was a good day on the water for sure. Here is a quick edit of the action.
     
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  3. tsutomulures

    tsutomulures tsutomulures.com

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    nice job guys. congrat's!
     
  4. Surfdawg

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    Way to go Alec & David! The water was awesome on Friday. Nice fish and congrats!
     
  5. Ali

    Ali Master of Nothing Admin

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    That works!
     
  6. russell kato

    russell kato "Kamoku"

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    Alec,
    Nice going on that ahi! Gotta love it catching anything over a hundred pounds on a small boat! Nice to catch an ahi in February....usually a slow time for trolling.r
     
  7. patfishhi

    patfishhi Registered User

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    Alec and David; I'd trade a broken bamboo rigger for an Ahi any day. Way to go, seeing the 9-0, brings back meories, that's all I had for a few years in the early '90's. Good goin' on the fish.

    Cheers
    Pat
     
  8. OCEAN theRAPIST

    OCEAN theRAPIST Well-Known "Member"

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    no 2speed needed
     
  9. tailspin808

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    Good going on the AHI!! Nice vid too.
     
  10. gnehekul

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    dang how far out are you guys going on a 14 footer?
     
  11. East Oahu

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    Way to land a big fish on a small boat!

    What'd she bite?
     
  12. shinchan

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    Nice fish!!!! WTG on getting an ahi before the summer run!!!
     
  13. Startmeup

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    Small boat, small reel, big fish. Way to fire!
     
  14. Hij

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    Nice Ahi! Small boats catch big fish too! ☺️
     
  15. superpile

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    Thanks guys for the comments it was a fun day. Hopefully we can get back out soon.
     
  16. MustardTiger

    MustardTiger Newbie

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    Yeah thanks everyone. Way too much fun, especially landing it with the equipment and boat we have. Lets get another...
     
  17. MustardTiger

    MustardTiger Newbie

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    Thanks Pat. Certainly no complaining on our end once it was in the boat
     
  18. manu-o-ku

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    Great job, gotta love a small boat and big fish. Too bad on loosing one of the riggers. I have been running my bamboo outriggers for a while now with no problems. Plenty fish and many more knock downs. Try using the Aftco adjustable release clips and running guy wires/lines from the rigger to the bow. I think this would prevent future breakage. I'm glad to see someone else tried it successfully after my post. You cant beat the bamboo for the money. Riggers make a huge difference on a small boat's spread.
     
  19. Bondrvr

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    Bamboo gaff!!!
     
  20. superpile

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    Manu-o-ku we had bow lines and adjustable clips. I think it all came down to the bamboo being too fresh, but that's the price to pay to get out on the water...We aren't very patient.
     

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