Fishing was good.....Finally

Discussion in 'Hawaii Fishing Reports' started by surftout, Sep 20, 2012.

  1. surftout

    surftout Newbie

    Location:
    Ewa Beach, Hawaii
    Name:
    Steve
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    I had a rare Wednesday off and the winds are down. Travis and I left the house at 0500. Waianae harbor is mostly empty but the water is like glass. We tried to make bait off Makaha but had no luck. We put out the ono spread and trolled the ledge to the point and then on to Victor. Changed out the spread and headed outside to the 1500 then to the Pinnacle. Saw 2 boats in the distance working a bird pile. Our hopes picked up as we see a Force stop and they are hooked up to something big!!! 30 minutes later they boat an ahi. We worked the area for a couple of hours without a bite and finally decide to head for the barn. I head down for a nap while Travis takes us home. I wake up when the boat suddenly slows, what's up dude?? Sorry dad I accidentally hit the throttle. I take over about 2 miles outside Sierra and Travis spots a large bird pile in the distance. We get to it and it is moving fast, we trolled @ 10 knots and finally get a strike on the spinning rod, clear lines and the spinner is smoking! After 20 minutes the fish came unbuttoned. Bummer. We got back to the pile with no spinning rods out this time and the water is boiling, 1st pass and we hook up and it is an Otaru. Changed out the lures to all 4 inch and just put out the 50 reels. We ended up boating 4 and losing 3. Travis did great on these fish and it is unbelievable how strong these fish fight for their size. On the last fish we caught I was removing the hook when the fish flipped out and tail slapped me in the nuts!! I lost my breath and thought I was going to puke, got a little dizzy as Travis was laughing hysterically:rofl:I did not think it was funny, still sore today. It was nice to finally get some crazy action like that as we have been skunked more this year than any other year in the past. Aloha, Steve and Travis
     

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  2. Da.Ching808

    Da.Ching808 Newbie

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    Chris
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    Nice Otaru!
     
  3. Kauaihunter

    Kauaihunter Newbie

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    Lihue
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    Jay
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    Sashimi, poke and dry aku....winnahs! Good fun too!
     
  4. patfishhi

    patfishhi Registered User

    Location:
    Oahu
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    Pat
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    32' Blackfin "Kai Nana"
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    Steve and Travis,

    Good fun except for the nut incident... You can't blame him for laughing. Those are some nice akus, good goin'!!!

    Cheers
    Pat
     
  5. JROLAND

    JROLAND "Wings of Lightning"

    Location:
    Haleiwa, Hawaii
    Name:
    JOE ROLAND
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    "007" Pursuit 2870 Offshore
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    Nice catch
     
  6. shinchan

    shinchan Making other fishermen look good....

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    Kaimuki
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    Randy
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    Nice fish! Glad to see someone catching something, water looks soooo nice. Kung Fu'ed by an otaru? Now thats a first :rofl:Kodak moment for sure....
     
  7. penn25

    penn25 Newbie

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    Paul
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    Way to go! Don't forget those Aku bones.
     
  8. AKEMI TOO

    AKEMI TOO Member

    Location:
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    Name:
    Steven
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    Way to go Steve and Travis, that's some real fun action. I haven't been out west side in awhile because it's been so slow. Got me excited , maybe I'll try that side next week. Made a hour and a half run on the ledge out of keehi before a dive trip- 2 small akus, one dropped ono and a 25-30# ono in the box. Hope the fishing picks up soon!
     
  9. JimmyK

    JimmyK Fisherman wannabe

    Location:
    Waipahu, Hawaii
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    JimmyK
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    17' Seaswirl Striper CC, Krystana C.
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    Travis and Steve, Good going! Those are some nice sized footballs! Great to hear there is some action popping up now.
     
  10. wadesauto

    wadesauto Newbie

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    wade
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    good going on those otarus.
    akemi: which side did you pick up the ono? ewa side? plan to go out on sunday and hopefully get lucky
     
  11. jagerhunchback

    jagerhunchback MCLMM

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    mike
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    way to go getting the next generation out there!!!
     
  12. AKEMI TOO

    AKEMI TOO Member

    Location:
    Honolulu, Hawaii
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    Steven
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    Wade, I was waiting for some guys to come down to go look for tako so I launched early and ran the ledge toward Pearl Harbor. I got the akus down in front P.H. on the 100, there were a bunch of birds all the way down and looked liked toward Barbers too. The landed ono was between the 40 & 100 in front the runway, the other hit clearing lines to go into Keehi channel. I might try another short run saturday, if something good I'll post a report. Good luck!
     
  13. wadesauto

    wadesauto Newbie

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    wade
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    thanks steven. i plan to go opposite way on sunday to look for tako and shallow bottom fish. plan to run the ledge up to diamond head buoy area and get lucky
     
  14. Kolina

    Kolina Walt

    Location:
    Waianae, Hawaii, USA
    Name:
    Walter T. Okuma Jr.
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    25' Force COLLEEN
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    Nice Fish guys!

    Thats some good eats! Aloha Walt

    :hali_olutta:
     

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