Calm before the storm

Hij

Newbie
Aug 1, 2011
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Mililani HI
Name
Jason Hijirida
Boat
25 Force, PAIGE H
Weather reports were calling for bad weather but I figured there would an opening before the storm came where the ocean would be nice. Jessica (my wife) and Jason Luke. small crew for me usually got four guys, we headed out at 6am and got to the 1000 around 6:30. We started trolling and didn't see much action. Slowly worked our way down the ledge and start seeing birds. I go down for a nap and suddenly awake to a screaming reel! Jess started driving the boat while we cleared the lines. The fish took us down to the last wraps of the spool. Work the fish and get it into the boat around 8am. It's a good size one. I was tired and made Jason Luke work hard because I was so out of shape. Fish weighed in at 170 G&G. Trolled around for a little bit for ono's but no prevail. Was at home by 2pm. What a short fun day! Here's some pictures and a shirt video.


Jason Luke with the Ahi
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Kinaiahi61

Member
Jan 17, 2012
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Lihue, Hi
Name
Kalani
Boat
Kai Kea
Looks like the boat is dialed in. Beautiful fish! Guess the wife got the bug too. Right on!!! Hope I can get my wife out when I get the bigger boat. I also couldn't view the video. Stay safe and aloha no
 

Hij

Newbie
Aug 1, 2011
233
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18
Mililani HI
Name
Jason Hijirida
Boat
25 Force, PAIGE H
Good going on your catch. I was unable to open your video.
Thanks Chuck! Congrats on your big boy too! I think I fixed the video.

Looks like the boat is dialed in. Beautiful fish! Guess the wife got the bug too. Right on!!! Hope I can get my wife out when I get the bigger boat. I also couldn't view the video. Stay safe and aloha no
Thanks Kalani, yup still tinkering with it, but its great to finally be doing more catching then boat riding.

Jason, congrats on another fatty!
Thanks Brian. Was calling you on Sunday, but forgot you were on escort duty.

Damn impressive before the storm!
Tight lines,
Thanks Grander007. The storm was good to us. I hope the calm after the storm is good too!

Jason and crew, you guys are on a streak. Can't wait to see the vid once you get that fixed.
Thanks Darren!

Nice goin Jason. Hopefully me n ur bro can get one of those after the storm!!
Hey Travis, I hope so too! Did you get the new boat?

Jason
Nice fish you got there, looking forward to seeing the vid.
Thanks Max! When you getting out again? Hope the fish start biting good after this storm passes.
 

russell kato

"Kamoku"
Jul 24, 2009
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291
83
Honolulu, HI
Name
russ
Boat
15' Arima - Kamoku
Jason, Jessica and Jason,
Congrats on yet another nice looking ahi.....you guys on a roll! Jonah and I must have lost our touch!
 

patfishhi

Registered User
Sep 20, 2007
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1,004
113
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Oahu
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Pat
Boat
32' Blackfin "Kai Nana"
Jess, Jason and Jason,
Way to go Girl and Guys on a very nice fish. Just curious, what made you decide to go to the bang stick at the last minute. That ahi is going to need more than an eye surgeon to fix that issue...

Cheers
Pat
 

Hij

Newbie
Aug 1, 2011
233
17
18
Mililani HI
Name
Jason Hijirida
Boat
25 Force, PAIGE H
Jess, Jason and Jason,
Way to go Girl and Guys on a very nice fish. Just curious, what made you decide to go to the bang stick at the last minute. That ahi is going to need more than an eye surgeon to fix that issue...

Cheers
Pat
Thanks Pat! Switched to power head after seeing the fish kind of deep yet. Couldn't gaff way down. Was kind of nevous too once I saw the sickles. Trying not to panic. If you had watched the entire video it was funny because there is so much wasted time running back and forth. Gotta watch and learn. Did you see I never release the drag! Big mistake. Lucky we got the fish.

Nice fish!!! Good call on fishing before the storm!
Thanks Randy. When you going out again? Gotta get you another one, but bring a friend, that's awesome you landed your alone. I struggled with two guys!

Nice one gang! Like the vid too
Thanks Garrett! Owe it all to you!

Jason, Jessica and Jason,
Congrats on yet another nice looking ahi.....you guys on a roll! Jonah and I must have lost our touch!
Thanks Russell, never lose you touch, just letting us catch up with you! Heard the bite was non existent on Saturday, but then Sunday seems like the fish came up again. Go figure?

Having a great Ahi season... another nice fish! Like the video too.
Thank Brent! Hope you can go soon again. Did you smoke the marlin?