Fishing Report July 8, 2013 Lahaina Harbor, Maui, Hawaii


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Dec 9, 2008
Lahaina, Hawaii, USA
Start Me Up Sportfishing
Aloha from Lahaina Harbor, Maui, Hawaii. There is currently lots of bait in the waters surrounding Maui. Aku piles are scattered in all the typical locations along with flying fish, mackerel, and seemingly every other type of bait fish. With such a plentiful food source, predators are bound to come around. Onos and mahis are the most standard catch and the marlin bite has definitely improved during the past week. We're still waiting on the big tunas that are coming up in other parts of the state. The following photos show some of Start Me Up's anglers and their catch.

These repeat anglers enjoy fishing on the Start Me Up Cuz. On this trip they picked up a nice ono in the 30 lb range. The fish rocketed out of the water in pursuit of a lure as the boat trolled by the Kaumalapau wave buoy.

An ono apiece for a father and his sons. That's a great trip.

The Franklin brothers finally conquered their 256 lb blue marlin after battling the fish for an hour. The tough marlin was caught in "the box", an area where akus have been hanging out lately.

Hardcore Texas anglers are not opposed to going out and catching mahis.

Moku Ho'oniki rock, located on the east side of Molokai, went off for these lucky anglers. They ended up with 5 onos and a mahi.

These guys also caught some onos at the rock.

Three mahis for two anglers means that someone got outfished. However, there don't appear to be any hard feelings.

A mixed bag of fish for a happy family. All they needed was a tuna.

Shane from Alaska caught a striped marlin the last time he fished in Maui. This time he got a shortbill spearfish to go along with some mahis.

The eastern coastline of Molokai produced a few onos and a mahi.

These lucky anglers went out on a short afternoon trip and found a piece of floating debris. They ended up with mixed bag of fish that included mahi, ono, and shibi.

Chase scored a shortbill spearfish while trolling along the 100 fathom ledge near Lanai.

This wahine angler enjoyed beautiful Molokai scenery and numerous trolling bites.

That aggressive kawakawa tried to eat lure almost half its size.

A nice cow mahi for a stoked angler.

The shoals of Kahoolawe were full of life and frustration. The action started with three ono bites, two shredded lures (one completely destroyed), and an ono in the fish bag. The next couple of hours were spent following an open school of target-fixated mahis that chased flying fish all over the ocean.

How about a pair of nice cow mahis?

Getting up early paid off for these anglers. They caught some tunas during the sunrise bite at the buoy.

The kids were stoked with their mahis.

This ono was an worthy adversary for a young angler.

Lady luck strikes again!

Even though their last trip yielded a 400 lb blue marlin, these guys were just as happy catching a sack full of smaller fish.

There's nothing wrong with enjoying sashimi while the mahi fillets cook on the barbeque.

This family of four was all smiles after catching some mahis and an ono.

Thanks for checking out this Start Me Up fishing report. Tight lines!



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Mar 1, 2013
Kenai, Alaska
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Sweet report and very nice pictures Jonny, keep up the great work!!
THANKS AGAIN for the awesome trip!



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Aug 1, 2011
Mililani HI
Jason Hijirida
25 Force, PAIGE H
Looks like you had a great month!