Bryans first Ahi

Discussion in 'Hawaii Fishing Reports' started by popoki, Apr 6, 2011.

  1. popoki

    popoki Newbie

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    so this guy who's a friend of a friend calls me up an says he wants to go fishing, unfortunately are schedules only allowed for wed march 30th.
    So I round up a crew guy, Lyndsey and call Bryan an tell him to meet us at the ramp at 0600. we got rollin bout 0645 out of the harbor an set up the lines. headed out PP buoy first with nobody home, worked the thousand for a while with no action. made a couple of calls to a friend who was bringing up the Mahi's changed the spread still no luck.
    so we begin to head in towards the 500 )gotta be back at the harbor at 1200 at the latest) water was a bit nicer on the 500 so we pick a line a start trolling. decided to change the music.....we started rockin some Journey, and then it happens. Lyndsey saw some birds looked like they were busy so we check it out.. make pass down the deep side and the in side the port rigger comes banging down and the 130st takes off screamin!!! we clear lines and get to fighting it Bryans on the reel cranking away I'm hand-lining and giving directions. Lyndseys getting the gaffs ready
    After a 45 min fight at the surface we get it to the rail, it makes one last run and commits "propacide". sink the gaffs and struggle to get it onboard( guess I gotta fix my swim step...) do the G&G, catch our breath and called it a day.
    don't really know how big it was 183.2 was just a number some at the harbor called. I did weight the quarters and the back straps were 62 pounds. caught it on a tsutomu blue bullet with a blue salmon skirts(ahi fever)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJja8D3jp6c&feature=player_detailpage#t=159s

    First one for me this year and on my boat.:hali_olutta::hali_olutta:
     
  2. DC808

    DC808 Newbie

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    Right on Quintin. Helmet cam is sick and congrats on the ahi.
     
  3. Pupule

    Pupule Member

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    Woah, that's a nice fat one! Congrats!

    That's something we've never tried --> keeping the boat moving at a good clip and hand-lining the fish all the way in. I need to tuck that one in my tool bag for possible future use.
     
  4. UGM134

    UGM134 Newbie

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    Nice catch. Had one commit propicide on my boat a couple of years ago. Makes hauling in easier.
     
  5. tsutomu

    tsutomu Newbie

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    Congrat's on the ahi!!!
    Glad the lure accomplished its mission.:hali_olutta: You guy's can send the ahi's over to us now!
     
  6. JimmyK

    JimmyK Fisherman wannabe

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    Congrats on a fine catch! Plenty good grinds!
     
  7. dausualinc

    dausualinc Newbie

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    Way to go Q ball. Good to get the first one on the new boat. They start coming easier now. Hope the tunas are around this summer when we make our crossing.
     
  8. wisebob

    wisebob Newbie

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    Popoki,

    Excellent going and great video! Congrats. Awesome eats.

    Pupule/Popoki,

    I was wondering the same thing about the boat speed. Was there a reason why you guys didn't slow down the boat to make it easier to bring in the fish? Seems like the boat was going trolling speed still unless that was an illusion? Just drive to keep the fish on the side as you bring in the fish is what I do.

    Not being a critic but just trying to learn.

    bob
     
  9. Lexi Ann

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    Congrats on the catch looks like tsutomu lures catching fish everywhere. Hard to beat nice lures that work. We only run tsutomu's and lees on my boat.
     
  10. popoki

    popoki Newbie

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    Pupule/Popoki,

    I was wondering the same thing about the boat speed. Was there a reason why you guys didn't slow down the boat to make it easier to bring in the fish? Seems like the boat was going trolling speed still unless that was an illusion? Just drive to keep the fish on the side as you bring in the fish is what I do.

    Not being a critic but just trying to learn.

    bob
    it wasn't an illusion we kept trolling speed because it never sounded. I wasn't sure what I had on the line so I kept waiting for some tail walking or something. what you can't see is that we did slow down several times as the fight progressed. its easier to handline from my deck aswell
    As far as slowing to a stop I was always taught to keep a little way on just incase it has a last minute run, which it did.. right into my prop!
    Tsutomu where can I get replacement skirts for the lure?
     
  11. tsutomu

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    Email me your address and I'll send them over.
     
  12. jagerhunchback

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    nice ahi!!!!
     
  13. Evan808

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    Congrats on the solid fish Quin! Sick footage too!!!! Slow the boat down a little, guarantee it would make leadering the fish up easier
     
  14. Tower Todd

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    Nice video and nice fish!

    TT
     
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    sweeeeeeeeeeet
     
  16. russell kato

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    Quintin,
    Congrats on a great catch! I like the way you guys was handlining the fish in at a faster speed than I would usually go....seems the Ahi comes straight from the back of the boat as opposed to doing the typical donuts under the boat when you got it in idle or engine off. Is that the usual way you guys do it or only because you thought it might be a marlin? How long did it take for you to bring the Ahi to gaff? I would suspect that it was pretty quick! Usually takes me about 20-30 minutes on a Ahi that size. Either way, great job and nice fish!
     
  17. ALOHABIRD

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    Way To Go Quintin Congratulations! Did the fish have eggs?
     
  18. Morris Lures

    Morris Lures Pirate

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    Good going on the ahi. Solid video especially with the helmet cam view.
     
  19. Startmeup

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    Nice ahi. You guys were clearly stoked, but who wouldn't be? I'm hoping to see some more big tunas as summer approaches.

    Jonny
     
  20. popoki

    popoki Newbie

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    I was always told to keep moving when fighting any fish... but because it never sounded I wasn't sure what it was? the battle lasted about 40 mins to leader
     

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