A friend of mine from Los Angeles had come into town and wanted to go fishing so we made plans to go out today from the Ilikai Harbor and see if the water was going to be nice enough for trolling. While we were setting up to the boat prior to launching I just so happened to run in to Shinchan (Randy). His motor had been sputtering and so he decided to abort his fishing trip and head back to the barn. I decided to head toward Hi Kai which proved to be a bad idea with the winds blowing 15-20 knots and the seas were pretty bumpy with some good sized swells. We made it all the way down to Portlock and back to Diamond head buoy without a single strike. Once he got a little pass the Diamond Head buoy the water had calmed down a bit and made for a much nicer ride back. Not feeling very confident about catching around the inside of Waikiki, I told me friend that we probably wasn't going to catch anything so enjoy the boat ride. So with little to no expectations we took in on the great scenery of Diamond Head and the Waikiki skyline. As we were approaching Royal Hawaiian Hotel from the 40 fathom we finally took an outrigger strike and my friend Frank was able to land a 21 pound Ono. with the pressure no off my shoulders We continued to troll around on the 40 fathom for another hour and got in by 12:OO. I want to thank Randy for sharing his fishing information with me because I would have actually taken a right hand turn and gone up toward Barbers Point and probably would not have caught our "mercy bite" Ono! I kinda screwed up and took a video instead of a picture of my friend with his first ever Ono.