Awesome weekend!

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  1. Nemo

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    Had a some great luck finding the birds this weekend.

    Saturday..it's been a while since I went out in the area. Headed out around
    0600 dropped lines coming out the harbor and picked up 10# Aku..no birds
    around and we were eager to see what was going on around the buoys so we
    pushed forward toward the first buoy. started seeing a few shearwaters
    pretty scattered..Nothing on the buoy. Started picking up some whites
    searching along the 500..so decided to take a look about 2 miles later we
    found a small pile..picked a single mahi and the birds just disappeared
    decided to push out to the 1000 and found a small aku pile but picked up
    another mahi..single..aku were pretty small and I was running big lures did
    not want to change up..trolled aimlessly on the 1000 got lucky with a blind
    double mahi...no followers. The guys had been sick since 0700 so I just
    headed in..plenty of daylight left got back in around 1430.

    Sunday we decided to just pass up the open scattered schools inside and hunt
    for piles outside...0800 passed...nothing..0900...1000...nothing..started
    looking pretty bad..almost turned in to look for the schools from
    yesterday...decided to run out anyways..picked up the rods and headed out
    until I could not see the island lol..started seeing birds tracking with me
    so I set a course and kept going..Found the first pile at around 1130..ran
    right over a malolo school that had at least 500 malolo..biggest school I
    ever saw..then I watched as the mahis started chasing after...holy smokes
    what luck! Stopped and dropped the lures by this time we were still right
    next to the malolo school and the birds are diving in front of the boat the
    boat lmao.. Took a double as soon as the last line was out.. both fish had
    followers.. got them in close and dropped a bait..hanapa...reeled him in
    close..now I got 3 fish 2 lines tangled and mike said throw the bait so I
    chunked another bait...hanapa.. gaffed the first mahi and second and dropped
    them in the boat..one of the port side drops off. the followers backed up so
    we pulled the 3rd one in..nice bull 35#...found some a small fiberglass
    cooler with bait under it so dropped a Charlie out and rigged a few
    baits...did not work would not even follow the Charlie...guess there was too
    much malolo in the water..Got mahi slamming malolo around the boat but can't
    get a bite...strapped on the lures with wings and headed back to the
    net...nothing.. by this time bird pile scattered.... Since we were so far
    out already just turned south and started climbing down...15 minutes later
    spotted another pile..sped up to 10 knots and hanapa...nice Hebi on the
    corner. I dropped him in the box and we headed to the pile.. went through
    the pile no hits..turned down sea and 4 banger mahi... Freaking awesome
    watching them streak across and slam the lures! Gets da blood pumpin. Landed
    all 4 and the birds dissolved. Kept working south and saw some buoys..had
    some small baits under..lures pass by and picked up another nice 30 class
    bull. No followers. Kept climbing saw another pile and about 200 yards out
    outrigger snaps ..small hebi..quickly put it back up and run the pile triple
    ..one drops..1st one comes in no followers the second one had a few..picked
    up 2 more on bait.and school left. Started heading in passed took a double
    on both piles. Nice!


    Like I said in a previous post and I am sticking to it to...if the lure
    looks remotely like a real bait and they are hungry they will hit it.

    We caught on Icy blue...Frog colors and Black/purple...brown/yellows..all
    pink.. had 7-8 different brands of heads..they did not seem to care as long
    as the lure could be chased. Some heads were cracked some had only one wing
    some none.. I probably could have caught them off a plastic alligator with a
    hook.lol. I used my lures and mikes lures..they all worked about the same. I
    think I will bring some casting gear and light tackle...lol. Definitely an
    outstanding trip.


    Sat: 1 Aku 4 Mahis. 53# biggest was 15.


    Sunday: 2 Hebi 14 Mahi: 278# biggest was 33 G/G...

    G/G 3-4 around 17# (I left my scale at the house in Makakilo...lost a little
    weight but no complaints here!


    Take care and Happy hunting!


    Nemo
     

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  2. Nemo

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    Pic from sat..
     

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  4. beaux

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    That's not a bad weekend at all!! Did you guys launch from the westside or Kbay?
     
  5. navyaircrew

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    nice going man.. bet you're glad you stuck to your plan to push outside.... almost makes you want to buy a radar right, to find the bird piles easier!!!!
     
  6. fishintuition

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    Crushing em!! Nicely done.
     
  7. manu-o-ku

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    Now that's a good day fishing, congrats.
     
  8. patfishhi

    patfishhi Registered User

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    Eric and crew(s),

    That for sure is an awesome weekend; way to go!!!

    Cheers
    Pat
     
  9. Nemo

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    Thanks! We ran out the east side climbed toward south shore/Honolulu/molokai. i want to say we were pushing close 50+ miles from oahu/land. It took about 3 hours to get back at 20knots.I can't take all the credit..I found an old crusty captain (Mike)that is teaching me how to be a more productive fisherman. Mike is an excellent fisherman and a great teacher/mentor. We used his rig last weekend so we had a lot better range, covered a lot of water. My finger got tired from pushing the auto pilot button lol..must be nice. I learned so much its crazy..every time i go out with him I learn new stuff..from finding fish, to running the piles properly to more efficient ways to clean the fish..watched him bone and filet an aku in less than 3 min...it normally takes me 10-15 min minimum. holy crap! the interesting thing about the stuff he has taught me is that it all just makes common sense and is easy. I think it would definitely be a benefit to have a radar..however in the captains course they said you have to monitor the radar at all times and track/record other vessels near you sounds like a royal pain!.think I'm going to work on getting a bigger rig.35-43 range. I like the older 43 Bertram's and the 40 Viking..the Carolina classic 36 is nice but I got a truck load of kids..need to make sure we can go out and have plenty of beds.
    My son got a little sick on sunday for the (first time ever)..he threw up at around 7Am. He took a little nap for the first part of the morning...woke up helped reel in some fish..it was watch TV then reel in the fish then TV then reel lol..he's gonna be ruined now..never asked to go in the whole day. My 5yr old has more salt than 90% of my friends.lol.
    The guys at work saw all the fish and they all want to go out..ill be out there in my rig sat and Sunday. If the swells from the west and wind is south east I will go east side . East wind North east swell I'm going west side..depending on the swell size wind speed and how close the fish are in.
    Hopefully the fish move inside or within my range. Will probably start inside saturday but prob move outside because the weather will be nice and buoys will be slammed with people. Waianae will prob be pack since they picked up Ahis last weekend. I get frustrated when I start working a pile catch a few fish and some moron drives right thru the pile and pushes the bait down..i generally wait for small craft advisory to go out in Waianae.since the charters cancel and there are less people running the fish away.

    See you guys out this weekend.

    Nemo
     
  10. Leapingbare

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    Thats a Solid Catch!
     
  11. Startmeup

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    Good going! I see a bunch of quality fish.

    Jonny
     
  12. Hij

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    Awesome catches. Your lucky to have a great mentor and son who loves to fish! Good luck this weekend.
     
  13. secure303

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    That's a great catch! Thanks for the post.
     

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