Finally got to take a day off and have the winds cooperate enough to get out on the water without getting my @$$ kicked! My buddy Norm met at my place at 5:30am, got in the water about 6:30am and made our way to the "Knuckles". Got to the Banks at about 8:00 and I could count the number of birds on one hand.....not a good sign. Ran down pass the first knuckle and finally Portside outrigger takes a strike but no can pop the clip...ends up to be a 12lb mahi..hooray!! No whitewash! Continued running down toward the Tip of the banks and just pass the 3rd knuckle the center rigger pops and line starts to come off my Penn 80 slowly...at least little bigger than the first strike. Turns out to be a 26lb. Ono, alrightee! Put the Ono in the bag, cleaned up and got the lines back out. About 15-20 minutes later the center rigger comes down again....another Ono this time 27lbs. The day is starting to look pretty good! Made a few more passes in the area but no more takers so continued down the ledge toward the Tip. About 45 minutes late my starboard outrigger comes down and a nice 16lb. Mahi finds it's way into the bag. Finally see our first open school and get a 10-12lb Mahi in the boat...administered atleast 6-10 deathly pounding with the bat and freaken Mahi came back to life jumped over my gunnel and into the deep blue! WTF! Oh well, gotta just keep looking for more! Went down to about 19.5 miles from the Harbor, saw Maggie Joe coming up from the Tip so decided to turn around and head back home on the ledge....found another bird pile and starboard outrigger comes down....a 6lb. shibi joins the others in the bag. Hoping for more blind strikes..I kept running the knuckles ledge back closer to Hi-Kai. A short while later came into another bird pile and Portside outrigger comes down but no stuck! The rest of the 11 mile journey back to the harbor was uneventful and got back to the dock at 5:00pm. Didn't quite load em up..but gotta be happy that we had some fish and was a beautiful day spent on the water! In one of the photos, I looked kind of wasted....lack of sleep! I included a picture that one of my friends had taken of my dingy while fishing at Hi Kai.