Interesting Floater off Kona

Discussion in 'Hawaii Fishing Reports' started by MikeO, Jan 16, 2013.

  1. MikeO

    MikeO Sitting at A-Bay

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    Aloha,

    I did a solo trip on True Lies yesterday morning and it started off kind of bumpy and a little drizzle was in the air to start the day. Before I got my second lure in the water I hooked a small mahi on the stinger so my spirits picked up right away. Shortly after I got the fish I got a call from my friend Kenny on Makana Lani and as we were chatting about where to go he got a bite while we were on the phone. A short time later he called back and mentioned his bite came on a nice sized floater. I was 5 or 6 miles south of him so I turned around and headed for his numbers. The floater turned out to be an upside down skiff that looks a lot like the ones seen in some of the news stories on Tsunami debris from Japan. Over the next several hours a dozen or more boats pulled mahi, shibis and ono off the boat. Eventually one of the charter guys jumped in the water and got it turned over and he hauled it back to Honokohau. I was lucky enough to get 2 more mahi, 3 ono, and 4 nice shibis off the floater. A couple of the guys had live opelu and they killed it. I attached a picture of the Makana Lani fish because my GoPro battery was dead and I did not get a good picture of my fish before they went to market. Pictures of the skiff also attached courtesy of my friend Gary Robb. Fun day on the water for sure.
     

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  2. brianwoolley

    brianwoolley Newbie

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    That is the coolest thing I've seen all day.
     
  3. Jus10

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    thats fricken awesome.....
     
  4. Kauaihunter

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    What a score!
     
  6. ratboy

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    Free skiff! sounds good.

    All though the mahi woulda been around that thing for a while?
     
  7. jagerhunchback

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    Damn, I would hate to hit that traveling at night.. :shake:

    Nice fish though.
     
  9. Aggro

    Aggro Keepin my pimp hand strong!

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    Did ya have a Geiger counter handy? Nice batch of fish.
     
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    Looks like a Mexican panga; we find them washed up on SoCal beaches occasionally.

    Nice haul on the piscados!
     
  11. patfishhi

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    Mike,
    Now that is pretty cool and fish to boot... Bummer on your gopro being dead. Sounds like you had a good score and looks like your friend did as well. Way to GO!

    Pat
     
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    Killer!
     
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    that s frickin great ,one time on the holiday out of point loma we pulled up on a pallette and loaded up on yellowtail !
     
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    oh da shiz did you say go pheeesh

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    If it was further off shore they probably would marked it with something higher on the surface and left it as yes, you could fish off this for days cleaning up.

    It looks like it was only a mile or two off shore and eventually would've been to shallow to hold any fish.

    We used to find cargo nets 10+ miles out and stick a reflector pole in it to fish it for a couple days until the currents either pushed it into shore or off into the deep Pacific.
     
  16. manu-o-ku

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    Nice! I've been keeping my eyes peeled for tsunami debris. Would live to come across that.
     
  17. amnajar

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    Badass!
     
  18. BG11

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    I woulda ran that bad boy and tied it off to F and Kill it for the next 2 months.

    Nah, just kidding..but nice catch of kaukau fish! Awesome
     
  19. caseyfisherman@

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    Good pic's Mike!!!!! stoked u pulled some fish off of the floater!! too bad it got towed out but probably mo betta not a speed bump for any of us running out early or the night guys!!
     

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