First Ahi solo action

Discussion in 'Hawaii Fishing Reports' started by Kinaiahi61, Jun 26, 2014.

  1. Kinaiahi61

    Kinaiahi61 Member

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    Kalani
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    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:mad: Guess I need to be more specific. LOL. 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:appl::-) Also to the wife, friends, mentors, and little ones for the support!!!

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  2. hulikoa

    hulikoa 19' Alii Kai

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    Aurai that's a fatty!!! Nice fish, hopefully my luck changes this year, have yet to land one but hopefully in this weekends tournament cuz the boat sure could use some fixin up money..good one, aloha
     
  3. midnight sun

    midnight sun Newbie

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    Big fish solo nice work. I lost a fish last weekend because of the rigger lines still in the water also. So frustrating but lesson learned.
     
  4. patfishhi

    patfishhi Registered User

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    Pat
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    Kalani and no crew,
    Way to go on the Beast, sorry about the other losses, but it makes that one that much sweeter...

    Cheers
    Pat
     
  5. phlynn_stone808

    phlynn_stone808 Newbie

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    Good Job on the solo trip! Thats a fat Ahi!
     
  6. Kinaiahi61

    Kinaiahi61 Member

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    Kalani
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    Persevere and it'll come. Paid dues all last year in my small boat. Lost 3, one came off after a while, another pulled the hook and another the lure probably got hit when the other ahi was on because I only got back about 4" of the liter. God is good! It'll come. Good luck and tight lines this weekend!!!

    Yah I hear ya. I always take notes after and usually try to gopro it to see what I did wrong if anything. Its a great learning tool. Then I read my notes again and again to insure that the same mistake isn't made again.

    Aloha Pat, I love reading your stories and seeing your pics. Yah not bad (beast), good thing I still got some strength. I was like am I getting weak or is this thing heavy. But once on the deck it looked chubby:oops:. Can't wait to do it all over again. My three year old keeps telling me he wants to go but its been too rough. He's hooked:jig:
     
  7. Pupule

    Pupule Member

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    Nice fat ahi! Congrats!
     
  8. 808shorecaster

    808shorecaster Member

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    Congrats, fresh meat on the table.
     
  9. Kinaiahi61

    Kinaiahi61 Member

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    Mahalo for the kind words. Yah she was a Lil chubby. All went to good homes and use. A lot of happy friends and family.
     
  10. shfish

    shfish Member

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    Good going on the big boy nice Ahi Brother
     

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