I feel a little better now...

aj1976

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Been landlocked for two weekends now. Needed to get out for a couple hours. Took the dogs for a boat ride and brought out the ultra light stick for some flats fishing. Caught this little whipper snapper on 6 pound test -- screeeema! going make some fishcake for dinner. Reports have been kinda slow. hope this helps pass the time.
 

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nu2salt

going to fish the islands
Mar 28, 2008
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kayak & float tube
Aw man don't kill the bones. You guys would have a world class fishery if so many of these fish were not killed. I have fished for your bone fish more than once and they are huge. You, or your politicians, do not know what kind of serious money you are wasting every time one gets killed. Florida estimates something like each fish being worth about 40,000 dollars in tourist dollars and fishing industry.
Just my two cents. Nice fish on UL gear
 

aj1976

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Aw man don't kill the bones. You guys would have a world class fishery if so many of these fish were not killed. I have fished for your bone fish more than once and they are huge. You, or your politicians, do not know what kind of serious money you are wasting every time one gets killed. Florida estimates something like each fish being worth about 40,000 dollars in tourist dollars and fishing industry.
Just my two cents. Nice fish on UL gear
Keith, the island of Oahu does have a world class O'io fishery. You like catch big bones -- this is the place. Only now people are catching on and get guide services/guide wanna-bees popping up left and right. By the way, I practice C&R on big bones, small bones, xtra large bones, But when I like eat 'em I eat 'em. Try my wife's fishcake and you will understand. Don't knock it till you tried it. :food-smiley-014: And when I like catch plenty I no use 6 pound test. c'mon.
 

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sdfishkiller

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Sooo Cool!

Thanks for the report and pics.

I wanna try the fish cakes!
 

Herefishy

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Jun 3, 2009
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Whoa Keith !
You just struck a nerve here. I'm sure they're a few of us who fish in the islands for food and simple enjoyment. Personally I am not and have never been terribly impressed with tourist $$$$ as source of economic prosperity. For me catching one nice sized Oio to eat,share with family and friends has far more economic and cultural significance then to promote tourism. Mahalo and Aloha, Hanapaa !
 

grander007

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nice going and nice response explaining the 'kill and consume' ethic which is 100% ethical to the fisherman from GA!

tight lines,
 

russell kato

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Jul 24, 2009
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Hey Alan,
Good going on the Oio! Did you fish on the windward side or town side? That is definitely a rush when your UL tackle starts screaming with a nice Oio on the other end. Eh, you too good, can catch fish from boat and from shore almost at will!:appl:
 

molokaipake

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May 8, 2008
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24 foot power catamaran, "Hallelujah Hou", 18 foot Prima Sea flatsboat, "Keu" for flyfishing
Just got my small boat all ready for some serious flyfishing action. A few weeks ago, I decided to have some custom aluminum fabrication made to it, to insure the safety of my clients with the casting platform on the bow. I also had a removable sissy bar made to keep myself from falling off the poling platform while I'm up there. The view is awesome from up there, you can see fish way off in the distance compared to what it was like standing on the transom. I'm happy with it and think its totally functional for what I do and don't think there's another boat equipped like it in Hawaii.
Hallelujah Hou Fishing: The best charter fishing and sport fishing adventures on Molokai, Hawaii.
 

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Herefishy

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AJ, nice outing. You got some reel action, some kau kau, got to hang with the dawgs, they look like they having just as much fun as you. Nice fish and glad you feeling better.
Sometimes less is more. Aloha & Hanapaa !
 

captdon1

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nice one allan ."LETS GET READY TO RUMBLE". boat should be ready by tues. i'll give you a buzz see ya laters capt don.:fighting0061:
 

nu2salt

going to fish the islands
Mar 28, 2008
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I knew I would strike a nerve and that it was not going to come out as I was hoping. I guess I should have created the reply and then come back later and re read it. I was not trying to upset anyone. I understand you guys have a great bone fish (O'io) fishery, but I was just saying it could be World Class. Right now it is not world class, but on the brink. I may be from Georgia (which is a long way from you guys), but I have done my research and spoken with many people about the fishery in the Islands, and I am speaking from what I have learned and heard, not just my opinion. I have been told that many people in the islands will eat what ever comes out of the water, and that this is hurting the fishery. I know not everyone does this, just as eevryone in the south does not live in a trailer (as might be portrayed on a news cast after a major event like a flood or tornado).
I have been many places in this World, and the onlyone that calls me back is Hawaii. I wish I could move there today and fish this wonderful place everyday.
That boat looks like a serious platform for fly fishing. I know fly fishing is not the preferred way of fishing there but it is an awesome way to bring one to the boat. Good luck with the boat, and forgive me for upsetting anyone with my comments.
Next time I am in Hawaii I will look you up so I can try your wife's fish cake.
Take care!
 

LongRigger

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Jul 1, 2009
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thats a donkey bonefish man, way to go.
mind given some directions to were you caught it? i usually fish the bridge in hawaii kai for them dunking.

bonefish are great eating, i had em poke style the other week, unreal tasting.
 

aj1976

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Just got my small boat all ready for some serious flyfishing action. A few weeks ago, I decided to have some custom aluminum fabrication made to it, to insure the safety of my clients with the casting platform on the bow. I also had a removable sissy bar made to keep myself from falling off the poling platform while I'm up there. The view is awesome from up there, you can see fish way off in the distance compared to what it was like standing on the transom. I'm happy with it and think its totally functional for what I do and don't think there's another boat equipped like it in Hawaii.
Hallelujah Hou Fishing: The best charter fishing and sport fishing adventures on Molokai, Hawaii.
I can only imagine the view from up there. It must be nice to just pole around the flats and see what you can find. I think most of the attraction to "sight" fishing is catching an "eyeful" rather than a cooler full of fish. Definitely a solid flats fishing platform you got there Captain.
 

bhsquid

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Mar 16, 2008
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The biggest bone fish in the world come from Aitutaki in the Cook Islands. You don't hear anything about it because the locals have decided that they would rather eat them than have tourist come and fish for them. When talking to the locals there is mixed feelings about it. Let a the debate is should we let a couple of people make money or feed the island.
 
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I knew I would strike a nerve and that it was not going to come out as I was hoping. I guess I should have created the reply and then come back later and re read it. I was not trying to upset anyone. I understand you guys have a great bone fish (O'io) fishery, but I was just saying it could be World Class. Right now it is not world class, but on the brink. I may be from Georgia (which is a long way from you guys), but I have done my research and spoken with many people about the fishery in the Islands, and I am speaking from what I have learned and heard, not just my opinion. I have been told that many people in the islands will eat what ever comes out of the water, and that this is hurting the fishery. I know not everyone does this, just as everyone in the south does not live in a trailer (as might be portrayed on a news cast after a major event like a flood or tornado).
I have been many places in this World, and the onlyone that calls me back is Hawaii. I wish I could move there today and fish this wonderful place everyday.
That boat looks like a serious platform for fly fishing. I know fly fishing is not the preferred way of fishing there but it is an awesome way to bring one to the boat. Good luck with the boat, and forgive me for upsetting anyone with my comments.
Next time I am in Hawaii I will look you up so I can try your wife's fish cake.
Take care!

So you've talked to some people, snooped around on the net, maybe even read a few issues of Hawaii Fishing News. Oh, and you've fished there a handful of times. Great. You don't live there, you don't fish the places they do regularly, and your opinion on the subject is worth exactly zero. You know it isn't a "world class" fishery? How, because that's what you've heard? That's like looking in the paper, seeing the Yankees lose one game and saying they suck. The thing you've overlooked is 100 wins, i.e....the big picture. Telling someone how things are while sitting behind a computer 4500 miles away is just ignorant. And talking about a subject based entirely on second hand knowledge is nothing short of stupid. You can't tell a person how to live their life until you've walked a mile in their shoes.
 

captdon1

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Alan catch what you like, eat what you like, and and release what you like,(and i know first hand that you do release and conserve.) it's your prerogative enjoy life !!:pee:

aloha captdon
 

grander007

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yo - I don't think we need to be lectured about the value of a fishing industry - for my money, Kona has arguably the most professional, best equipped and most competitively priced large marlin set up for tourists/anglers (both experienced and first timers) in the world...second only to perhaps Cairns, Australia...yeah, my man read something somewhere and can touch type...
 

hiloboy

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Feb 26, 2009
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So you've talked to some people, snooped around on the net, maybe even read a few issues of Hawaii Fishing News. Oh, and you've fished there a handful of times. Great. You don't live there, you don't fish the places they do regularly, and your opinion on the subject is worth exactly zero. You know it isn't a "world class" fishery? How, because that's what you've heard? That's like looking in the paper, seeing the Yankees lose one game and saying they suck. The thing you've overlooked is 100 wins, i.e....the big picture. Telling someone how things are while sitting behind a computer 4500 miles away is just ignorant. And talking about a subject based entirely on second hand knowledge is nothing short of stupid. You can't tell a person how to live their life until you've walked a mile in their shoes.
Bruddah relax:smoking33: no need fo get huhu! I think he made his point without stepping on anybody's toes!