Blind squirrel found a nut

jd808

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Jan 18, 2010
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Kalama Valley, HI
Name
JD
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24' Alii Kai "Goose"
Howzit gang,

We decided to try something new on Saturday. Friday I put the boat in the water at Hawaii Kai and docked her at our friend's house. Dropped the trailer at Waianae, went back got on the boat and started fishing our way west. Launched about 5AM.

GPS wouldn't work so I tried to aim us towards HH by memory. About 10:15 center rigger slams down. Taking line like a freight train. 30 minutes later we get him in the boat. He fought like a champ. 187 pounds G & G.

GPS came on a little later; we figure we were about 25-28 miles outside barbers when we hooked up. No more hits the whole way to the barn. Was stoked to stay dry the whole day, and score this fatty.

Aloha,
JD
 

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Blue Ice

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Apr 2, 2010
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Big B
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JD,

Good plan with launching HK and ending at waianae. That's a nice toad you got too!

Big B
 

Pacific Lures

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Apr 19, 2012
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Melanie M
Nice Going, Thats a Good Size Ahi...
 

KIWI808

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Jul 28, 2009
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Hawaii Kai
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mark Kalaugher
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745 Extreme
Nice fish!
Gotta love the downhill run!
Cheers
 

BluePabst

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Jun 1, 2012
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Somewhere between heaven and hell
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Phil
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GPS wouldn't work so I tried to aim us towards HH by memory. About 10:15 center rigger slams down. Taking line like a freight train. 30 minutes later we get him in the boat. He fought like a champ. 187 pounds G & G.
:rofl:Blind squirrel found a nut :rofl: great fish man!
 

jd808

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Jan 18, 2010
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Kalama Valley, HI
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JD
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24' Alii Kai "Goose"
Thanks everyone for the kind words. Forgot to mention we caught this guy on 9" Tsutomu lure. Thanks G; this lure is our most constant performer, permanent spot on the stinger. It has caught ahi, mahi, ono, and marlin. Highly recommend Tsutomu lures.

JD
 

patfishhi

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Dear Mr. Squirrel and crew,
That's a mighty fine nut you have found there. Not too often does one get to ride down sea for the whole trip, great ahi!!! Way to go JD.

Cheers
Pat
 

ahi lawaia

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Jan 17, 2008
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CP
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Way to go! Not only did the blind squirrel find a big tasty nut but it also kicked any monkeys off the boat. Can't do much better than that; go get another and congrats on a very nice catch.
 

J_B

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Feb 8, 2010
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JB
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Nice Ahi congrats. Laffed my ass off when I read "blind squirrel found a nut".:hali_olutta:
 

BretPeavy

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Feb 1, 2010
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Bret
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wish I had one
:Dynamite:The cookie hole in the bottom of the fish hurt us at the block. Can anyone give me an idea of what punched a hole on our fish? I have never seen this before.
 

jd808

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Jan 18, 2010
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Kalama Valley, HI
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JD
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24' Alii Kai "Goose"
Courtland, Pat, JB & G,

Thanks for the kind words guys. Price low on the ahi cause had cookie cutter bite out of his stomach. Is this very common? Aside from this Ahi, we've caught a mahi with one cookie cutter bite. Buggas must be fast huh to bite pelagics?

JD
 

patfishhi

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russell kato

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Jul 24, 2009
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russ
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15' Arima - Kamoku
JD and crew,
Congrats on your nice Ahi! I know how that feeling is when the GPS is not working .....almost like fishing in the blind! You know that fish was meant to be when you are given those kinds of challenges and still catch. Regarding the cookie cutter hole....good thing the hole was by the anal hole! If it was on the side of the fish or closer to your prime cuts I'm sure the price would have been lower.....BTW, what did you get for your fish? Sounds like the going prices ranged from $4-$5.50/lb. for ahi in good condition. On your check stub did UFA have a comment like CC (cookie cutter), GF (gaff),etc? If not, the price you got was just the going price that day.
 

jd808

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Jan 18, 2010
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Kalama Valley, HI
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JD
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24' Alii Kai "Goose"
Thanks everyone for the kind words. Russ, we got $3.50/lb. because of the cookie cutter and my spaztic gaff job. Oh well, still more than we had when we left the dock.

Aloha,
JD