Kaneohe Tuna

Discussion in 'Hawaii Fishing Reports' started by dausualinc, Jun 2, 2010.

  1. dausualinc

    dausualinc Newbie

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    Kekoa
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    My crew and I departed Hawaii Kai aboard the Mahinahina at 0530 on 5/31/2010. The wind was blowing pretty good but our plan was to run the ledge past Makapuu and get up to the area of T bouy, from there we would have a nice down wind run to Kaneohe where we planned to spend the afternoon at the sand bar for memorial day. The run up to T was pretty uneventful except for the bumpy water and constant spay (I'm saving my pesos for a new bimini and wraparound enclosure). Got to T @ 0900 no boats around, first pass corner rod wimpers a bit and we boat a 17' ono, it was a great way to start a two day trip. Work the bouy for a while and pick up some small aku and shibi, but wasnt biting that good. By this time two boats showed up so we decided to move on, a few minutes later took a double mahi strike and lost one landed one. We got set back up again and headed for the thousand fathom ledge. About 15 minutes later we got a huge knockdown on the rigger (9" Tsutomu Fishhead slant, Blue silver, pink under.) that almost took fmy crew (Daniels) Head when it spun in the shotgun holder. The fish dumped about half the Tiagra 80W in a heard beat, we cleared lines and the fight was on. We got the fish to leader the first time at about 20 minutes but it wasn't having any of that. it fought on the surface, fought back and forth in both directions, tried circling the boat, racing the boat, then went deep and starting grinding it out. It was a very tough and crafty fish. After 45 min got it to leader again and got a gaff in it, meat hook, time the wave and fish in the boat!!!
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    This was by far the smartest, nastiest, scrapiest Ahi I've had the privelige of leadering. Time to head to the sand bar for some victory beers.
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    At the sand bar was good fun, didn't see any fights, Lots of skimpy bikinis and beers tasted extra good.
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    The next morning we went into Heeia and got some extra ice and some plate lunch breakfast, that really hit the spot. We headed out of Sampan Chanel a 0900 after a lazy morning and ran a direct course for home. On the way we took a few knock downs lost another nice mahi and got a 20 lber on a 7" blue salmon. (the head I found wrapped around PP bouy on Kauai a few years ago). Rounding Makapuu the water got pretty nasty so I was looking over my shoulder the whole time. Got safely back to Hawaii Kai at 1400hrs and started the long clean up process. It was a fun couple of days and my body is feeling it right now. Didn't weigh the fish but I think its close to 200.
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  2. hanapaakikijo

    hanapaakikijo Newbie

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    Jeff
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    Congrats Kekoa on the Yellow guy! Looks 200+ to me easy! Bonus Mahi's and Ono make it that much better. Good going!
     
  3. Sherm

    Sherm aka: The Sherminator

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    Nice report and pics. Good size YFT you got there. I would concur...it looks to be a little over 200. I could be all wrong though.

    CONGRATS
     
  4. MidwayJ

    MidwayJ Newbie

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    Looks like a huuuuuge one! Sounds like an awesome weekend.
     
  5. BNaks

    BNaks Newbie

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    That's a awesome report. Congrats on the monster ahi.
     
  6. beauchat

    beauchat Newbie

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    Auryte Kaneohe get fish.
     
  7. Pupule

    Pupule Member

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    Spectacular catch, and all that damage done while fishing just part time. Good one!
     
  8. dausualinc

    dausualinc Newbie

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  9. Kolina

    Kolina Walt

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    That is just freaking Beautiful. Great report. Aloha Walt
     
  10. jagerhunchback

    jagerhunchback MCLMM

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    awesome fish and awesome trip!!! way to slay' em!!!
     
  11. captaindorado

    captaindorado Member

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    great report, how I miss hanging at the san bar.
     
  12. saimin

    saimin Newbie

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    Yeah Kekoa congrats looks like you had a fun trip!
     
  13. navyaircrew

    navyaircrew Newbie

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    Way to go Kekoa!
     
  14. cheehuli

    cheehuli Newbie

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    Cheehuu Kekoa! Thats one TOAD!!
     
  15. force21

    force21 Oldie

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    NICE AHI! Great report Kekoa & sounds like you guys had a great trip!
     
  16. aj1976

    aj1976 Newbie

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    Congrats. Fish looks over 200# to me. Definitely a memorable weekend. ha ha. Nice papio too.
     
  17. force25

    force25 Newbie

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    Very nice weekend action.
     
  18. russell kato

    russell kato "Kamoku"

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    Whoa Kekoa,
    That is one good size Ahi! Way to go on your first yellow one for 2010.....definitely 200#+! In fact, you almost had a clean sweep....missing that long nose. Nice to have a boat that can handle that nasty water, especially around Makapuu Pt. Congrats on one epic weekend!
     
  19. munsen13

    munsen13 Newbie

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    Damn thats huge! NICE.
     
  20. Boatrob

    Boatrob Got fish?

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    Rob
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    Great to hear Kaneohe getting the yellow guys too. That's definitely a fatty. Great weekend
     

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