Kaena point 9/30

Discussion in 'Hawaii Fishing Reports' started by reel-n-easy, Sep 30, 2017.

  1. reel-n-easy

    reel-n-easy Member

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    Left Waianae Harbor around 6 took a couple passes around R buoy. Didn't see any life. Took off up to V buoy. Saw a bunch of birds. Cruised around chasing birds for about an hour. Put on 5" lures and shortly after had an aku on. The fish was all over the place (not like normal). It got wrapped in my swim step. A marlin was chasing it and trying to eat it. After I got it free, it came off. Then it was just hanging by the motor trying to hide. I got my gaff to see if I could snag it. Both fish took off super fast. I came home empty handed but one heck of a fish story.
     
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  2. reel-n-easy

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  3. blufin10

    blufin10 TightLines666

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    Wow!

    That's exciting. You never know what you are going to see out there.

    Great day to be on the water though.

    I fished the inside South shore from 0730-1130 today. No mo nothing. Planning on fishing tmrw too.

    John
     
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  4. reel-n-easy

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    Penguin banks might be good. Swell is down, winds are light. I would go but I have stuff to do around the house.
     
  5. blufin10

    blufin10 TightLines666

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    That's the plan.
     
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  6. shadzdad

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    Cool story with an awesome pic to back it up. I'm all for taking advantage of opportunities but think bang stick next time. Gaffing a green marlin would probably end up with a trip to the dentist. No worries better luck next trip out. A day on the water is surely better than what i did today
     
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  7. reel-n-easy

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    So I had a bang stick but I was trying to get the aku with the gaff. I didn't think I would get the marlin. To fast and to far down in the water.
     
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  8. Makoa808

    Makoa808 Newbie

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    Exciting Rob! Gaffing one after a 20-30min fight is tough enough- can't imagine even thinking of gaffing a free swimming marlin- think you'd be lucky if all you lost was the gaff! Glad you got out.
     
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  9. shadzdad

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    My bad, i had a few beers when i read your post, don't know what i was just thinking. Lol
     
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  10. blufin10

    blufin10 TightLines666

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    I have tapped a few free swimming marlin in the back with the gaff, but didn't want to stick 'em when they are still green. I have free-gaffed Mahi, Wahoo, and barracuda though.
     
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  11. blufin10

    blufin10 TightLines666

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    Went 4 for 6 on Aku on the banks. FKWhales were camped out. In hindsite, the current and wind would have been favorable for deep drop first thing this morning.

    That's fishing.

    Beautiful day out there though.

    I'll get 'em next time.

    John

    Sorry to threadjack.
     
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  12. patfishhi

    patfishhi Registered User

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    Cool story Robert, well worth the trip.

    Cheers
    Pat
     
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  13. 808shorecaster

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    Action and entertainment all in the same trip.
     
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  14. thebigdog123

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    Very cool. We had a 400 lb. marlin with a shibi trapped under our boat while trolling a buoy in south Kona. Wasn't interested in our live opelu , so we keep a 600 lb dead bait leader handy with a giant 14/0 circle hook, pulled a 30 lb shibi from the box, dead, tossed him over and that marlin went nuts. Long story short, he threw the hook after 20 minutes. Be ready when those opportunities present themselves.
    Tight lines.
     
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