Kona: mahimahi & shibi on fly & wife's first marlin!

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  1. Mingo

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    <FONT color=#002060><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Arial','sans-serif'; COLOR: #002060; mso-bidi-font-family: 'Times New Roman'; mso-bidi-theme-font: minor-bidi">My wife and I recently had a perfect Kona day with Russ Nitta on the Lepika....I'll let the shots tell the story........&#8230;&#8230;<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com[​IMG]<o:p></o:p>
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    About 30 minutes into the day we took a blind strike on a lure and my wife settled in for her first-ever marlin battle&#8230;battling sailfish and other pelagic species in Panama got her totally jazzed about big game fishing. She told me before we left Honokohau Harbor that she wanted to tangle with a marlin&#8230;she got her wish&#8230;.<o:p></o:p>
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    My girls&#8217; marlin at the boat, lit up neon blue and gorgeous&#8230;&#8230;.<o:p></o:p>
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    You never forget your first marlin! Time for a quick pose! (dang, that is a perfect flyrod size heh!)<o:p></o:p>
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    Nice work girl!<o:p></o:p>
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    After another hour of zip action we got into some crazy fun on a school of mahimahi lurking near a floating pallet&#8230;&#8230;we had several doubles that can&#8217;t be shown as there were only the two of us on Russ&#8217;s boat that day&#8230;nobody was left to snap those photos and Russ had to run the boat&#8230;it happens! The action was awesome. My wife took 9 on spinning tackle and bait and I caught mine casting to fish chasing hers in close to the boat or by bait-and-switching with Russ. He&#8217;d get them fired up with baitfish and then yank the treat away from them while I tossed my fly in their face....good times!<o:p></o:p>
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    Her fish cames boatside and I snapped this shot right as a bubble covered it&#8217;s eyeball, making it look like a blind mahimahi&#8230;freaky!<o:p></o:p>
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    The action kept up for two hours straight!<o:p></o:p>
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    I&#8217;ll never get tired of catching these awesome fish&#8230;&#8230;&#8230;&#8230;&#8230;<o:p></o:p>
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    Hellz yeah!!!! Crank up the grill, fish for dinner tonight!<o:p></o:p>
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    I got fish on a crease fly and a grey/white baitfish pattern but this is the fly that did most of the damage&#8230;..<o:p></o:p>
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    Mrs Mingo working hard on something that bulldogged her deep&#8230;&#8230;.she&#8217;s thinking &#8220;this doesn&#8217;t feel like a mahimahi&#8230;..&#8221;<o:p></o:p>
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    Oh yes, it's Sashimi time!<o:p></o:p>
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    and another.....&#8230;.<o:p></o:p>
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    Put those muscles to work girl!!<o:p></o:p>
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    A blue missile rockets away from the boat&#8230;..<o:p></o:p>
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    I tangled with some small kahala that showed up to crash the party&#8230;.I was impressed with their strength for their size.<o:p></o:p>
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    Mingo and Russ hold up some delicious groceries&#8230;.&#8230;<o:p></o:p>
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    &#8220;EH? This feels different&#8230;grunt&#8230;grunt...not...a..mahimahi...must be....something....else....&#8230;.&#8221;&#8230;.<o:p></o:p>
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    Ha, I knew it!!!!! Pass the wasabi and soy sauce!<o:p></o:p>
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    Mrs. Mingo fighting some odd type of jack&#8230;&#8230;&#8230;..anyone know what this is?<o:p></o:p>
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    The old tradition at day&#8217;s end&#8230;&#8230;&#8230;..you gotta love bluewater fishing. We landed 14 mahimahi, released many, kept some, got several tuna and small AJs and my wife landed her first marlin. A perfect day with a great guy. Thanks Russ!<o:p></o:p>
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    Aloha my brothers!
     
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  2. Tower Todd

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    Nicely done Mingo! Must really be tough to come back to Seattle after that, huh?
     
  3. Pupule

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    Wow! Fantastic day on the water! Congrats!
     
  4. Gaji Lures

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    Great Job Mingo! CONGRATULATIONS on a fine outing and a very eventful trip! The action shots too, are simply incredible! Thanks for posting!
     
  5. Mingo

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    You got that right brother, I'm staring out my window at howling wind and snow coming down like cotton balls..........YUCK I wish I was back in Hawaii! Our Hawaiian brothers are the smart ones, they LIVE THERE year round!

    Thanks for the nice words fellas.............
     
  6. nodrama

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    Mingo, Congrats on all your guys fish. must have been a great day with wonderful stories to remember. Good going again and tight line and many hookups.
     
  7. JimmyK

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    I love the way that marlin lit up! You took some awesome pics, and great job on all your catches. Fresh mahi/shibi for dinner, maybe next time try for ono on fly tackle? Good going! And congrats to the missus on her first marlin...
     
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  8. aj1976

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    whats up Mingo, awesome report. glad you got to toss the fly around and got into some good action. Nice variety too with some quality eats. good going to you and mrs mingo.
     
  9. grander007

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    Nice going on the fish, and some great pics!

    Tight lines,
     
  10. hanapaakikijo

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    Awesome day Mingo! that Jack looks like a Dobie(sp?) Papio. By any chance did you look in its' mouth? If it was stark white, that's what it was. We usually catch them in huge schools at night. Terrific sashimi for sure!
     
  11. patfishhi

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    What a fintastic day, the Misses gets her first, you get to fly a whole bunch and you were clever enough to wear matching attire for a mahi kinda day. Thanks for the report.

    Aloha
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  12. Startmeup

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    Awesome report and pictures for an awesome day on the water. The mahis and shibis looked like a lot of fun on the lighter gear. Also, congrats to your wife on her first marlin.

    Jonny
     
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    Nice job out there! you really cant beat a day on the water with tight lines, beers, and you girl. The color on those fish is unbeliveable. :Pelvic_Thrust:
     
  14. Dances with Fish

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    Very nice, after my dad cauatgh one there it has become my dream. One day i will make it come true. :finger::finger::finger::finger::finger:
     
  15. 2quartslow

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    Pure action from you and "Mrs. Mingo". Good going on your feeeeeeesh
     
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  16. navyaircrew

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    Right on Mingo!!!! Nice report as usual man... Glad ya'll had a great time!
     
  17. addecus

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    Excellent Posting!
     
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    awesome job mingo's. I wonder if dressing up like a mahi mahi had something to do with it. very nice pics
     
  19. volcanic

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    Captain Russ Nitta is da man!!! Lepika raises the fish! Thanks for all the great pictures....of the fish!
     
  20. Mingo

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    Russ works hard and is just plain awesome to be around. On our first trip with him, we hit one of those dreaded ulta sllloooooowwwwww days where nothing wanted to play. He kept at it, switched up tactics and in hour 7 I took my first chucker and 10 minutes after that my buddy landed his biggest-ever aku. Russ snatched victory from the jaws of defeat. A great guy!

    :rofl: I figured it can't hurt! My Hawaii Grrranimals outfit......... Those were a Christmas present from my wife.....they are now in the "lucky fishing shorts" stack along with my Hinano shorts......:rofl:

    Thanks for the nice words fellas!
     

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