Aloha all, Been a while since I posted. Figure this would give you guys some fish porn to read. Sorry no video, the Gopro died. Well, a couple of weeks ago went out on a rough day hooked a marlin right off the bat, lost him to a cut liter somehow. then went out and hooked a big ahi (looked to be in the 180-200lb range). But being somewhat inexperienced I moved the boat when I should have slacked the drag. I also left my outrigger lines out, big no no. I didn't move the pole to the front which would have given me more room to work the ahi. SOOO… lost him at the boat, the line cut on the motor (yes it was lifted). A lot of lessons learned that day. I usually go solo so theres a learning curve. BUT…. On the 24th got my first one. First a rubber band broke and flew past me in the cab but didn't hook, then shortly after the port rigger went and made the beautiful sound that would wash the nightmare away (Literally) from weeks prior. Put the boat in position and fought the fish for over an hour. I was like what the heck is going on. I brought the last one up in 20-25 minutes. Got this one to the boat in 1/2 hour and when she gave her second run she took some line, so I settled in for the long haul. I thought my drag might have something wrong but the scale told me why later. At a little over an hour she finally gave in to the tug of war and came up to the surface. Gave her a lead sandwich and gaffed her. Pulling her in wasn't too bad, but trying to get her in the cooler was another story. Kept trying but I have a box on the deck and it kept moving. So put her in the fish bag and put a wet towel and ice all around. Once I got going, I headed in, and wouldn't you know a huge marlin grabs the same lure. I was praying to God to please take her off, he did, but there went the lure Guess I need to be more specific. . Anyways mahalo to everyone that helped with the ahi. Oh yah, went 187 gutted, not bad for a first. The lure was blue salmon. Mahalo Ke Akua, for all the blessing and bringing me home safely every time Also to the wife, friends, mentors, and little ones for the support!!!