Hi Kai - late post

Discussion in 'Hawaii Fishing Reports' started by russell kato, Feb 23, 2019.

  1. russell kato

    russell kato "Kamoku"

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    Took advantage of the calm winds and launched from the Ilikai ramp (since Hi Kai pier was all buss). Got a early strike on the 40fm by the Natatorium (Ono) but didn’t hook up. Took another strike by the Diamond Head buoy and picked up a 9 lb shibi. Took another strike by Portlock in 100 fm and picked up a decent size Ono (23lb). About a mile from the first knuckle found a bird pile and took 3 strikes and ended up with only one Small mahi (7 lb). No strikes the rest of the day! Should have gone home after the Last strike (9:30 am)!!

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  2. blufin10

    blufin10 TightLines666

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    Russel,

    Nice to hear there are a few Ono around. I was wondering if the ledges might produce with new cold water intrusion and incomming/clean water in the mornings and evenings.

    A friend picked small kine Aku and Shibis off of MM today. We are going to try trolling east side tmrw.

    Thanks for the report!

    John

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  3. ACran1

    ACran1 Newbie

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    Any luck east side? I hit every buoy out there yesterday and only caught about a 12oz Aku and had one good strike at LL that pulled loose. Lots of birds and deep marking at T and some decent marks at LL but they were all 250+
     
  4. shbite

    shbite kailua lures

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    Last weekend t buoy had shibis up to 50 lbs on live opelu last weekend
     
  5. blufin10

    blufin10 TightLines666

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    We caught a pile (60-70pieces) of tiny Aku, 6 small shibis (kept 2 over 10lbs), and went 1 for 4 on Mahi. Fished U, LL, and X. X was marking deep.

    2 day total was: 73 aku at 137 lbs 4 shibi at 26 lbs and 1 mahi at 9 lbs

    We caught the Shibis, Mahi, and ~25 aku yesterday.

    John

    Russ,
    Sorry to threadjack here.

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  6. Hockey

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    Alex
    How did you fish the buoys?
     
  7. ACran1

    ACran1 Newbie

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    Trolling. I have a 6 lure spread and will usually experiment with planers, downrigger, smaller baits, and varied speeds...I thought about jigging but I didn't see anyone jigging catch anything so I didn't try. Plus the marks I saw were very deep and not very prominent
     
  8. grander007

    grander007 Well-Known "Member"

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    it has been slow - we got a hebi off the deep end of the banks last Saturday - only strike all day other than a couple of questionable rubber band failures that may have been missed fish...............
    tight lines,
     
  9. patfishhi

    patfishhi Registered User

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    Russ,
    Good goin' on a scissor lipped critter, hope to up the body count on them buggas this season. Hopefully we run into each other when you make the long trek out West.

    Cheers
    Pat
     
  10. russell kato

    russell kato "Kamoku"

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    John,
    Yeah, pleasantly surprised with the Ono. Surprisingly, the ledge along the Honolulu side of the Banks was pretty dead. Probably need to drag some rigged up Ballyhoos on my next trip there.
     
  11. russell kato

    russell kato "Kamoku"

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    Yeah, gotta agree with the Banks being pretty slow right now. I think it’s about 2 weeks away from really picking up (at least I hope so)! Good going on your Hebi...still better than a bolo head trip!
     
  12. russell kato

    russell kato "Kamoku"

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    Thank you Pat! Last year was pretty sad with the Ono catch....the few I did catch were caught in the channel, none caught on the 40 fathom ledge. Looking forward to seeing you on the West side starting late May!
     

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