First Blue 11/24

Discussion in 'Hawaii Fishing Reports' started by ACran1, Nov 24, 2018.

  1. ACran1

    ACran1 Newbie

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    We have some longtime friends visiting and they wanted to get on some fish. I haven't been out in a couple months so I hit up a few people for recent intel. I have to send a big mahalo to Pat for some insider info that helped me decide to make the drive.

    We got a little too thankful on Thursday and decided to sleep in for Black Friday. Made another comfort based decision to head to west side to avoid the windward chop. Given the full moon, I figured the mid-day bight might be good and it looks like my "easy" decisions paid off.

    Hooked up within ten minutes of lines in the water and got Nicole her first Marlin and my first blue in the boat. Great teamwork to put a big fish in a small boat!

    Released to grow bigger and hopefully make some babies.

    Cheers,
    Alex

    Blue Marlin.JPG Marlin Release_3224.JPG Fight.JPG Nicole Fight_3225.JPG
     
  2. shadzdad

    shadzdad Member

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    Alex and Nicole, awesome job on the C&R. That marlin was just as thankful as you were.
     
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  3. Hana Bata Days

    Hana Bata Days Newbie

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    Many more to come. See you out there
     
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  4. patfishhi

    patfishhi Registered User

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    Alex and crew,
    Good goin' on the Blue, 10 minutes after lines in makes life easy...

    Cheers
    Pat
     
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  5. grander007

    grander007 Well-Known "Member"

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    nice going on the fish... also if you are going to release I would recommend for safety reasons as well as for fish safekeeping, not to handle the fish completely out of the water in that fashion

    tight lines,
     
  6. Free Bill

    Free Bill Member

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    NIce release and I actualy agree with Grander007.
     
  7. swami 805

    swami 805 I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Nice job and getting it done with that big Penn Senator!
     
  8. ACran1

    ACran1 Newbie

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    We all make decisions on the water that others may or may not agree with. We were safe and the fish swam away seemingly unharmed. The memory will last a lifetime for the three of us and that's a picture we will hopefully show our grandkids one day.

    I respect the differing opinions but I wouldn't change a thing about how it went down.

    Tight lines and cheers
    Alex
     
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  9. grander007

    grander007 Well-Known "Member"

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    I suggest you rethink your approach to handling billfish. Those bills can do real damage and any cuts can get real infected. Not to mention the fish. Of course I usually kill them before bringing them on board so I have usually have a different perspective than the billfish foundation. They do have some good points if you are into tag and release.

    https://billfish.org/education/proper-billfish-handling-techniques/

    tight lines,
     
  10. conor

    conor Member

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    Nice work Alex. Landing a marlin off small boats is no small feat.
     

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