Lahaina Harbor Grander

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The Jun Ken Po landed a 1058 lb blue marlin on Memorial Day. Captains Chris Cole and Jay Rifkin raised their fish on the 200 fathom ledge off Manele Bay, Lanai. Chris saw the marlin shadowing his short corner purple soft head. The massive fish displaced lots of water, creating a wave that caused the lure to skip erratically. After a failed attempt to grab the lure, the marlin surfaced with its mouth wide open. Chris knocked the reel into free spool and sent the purple softhead down the the fish's throat. When Chris locked up the drag, the hook got embedded deep in the marlin's gills. The fish headed for the horizon, forcing Jay to turn and chase in order to avoid getting spooled. After an initial run of 800 yards, angler Michael Michaelis went to work. Michael spent a total of 3 hours in the fighting chair. The marlin inevitably died during the battle so Chris helped Michael by hand lining for the last hour and a half. Here are some photos of the fish being secured and finally put on the scale.





The marlin bite is good right now. If you stay out of ono territory and fish the deeper water all day, then you should feel pretty confident that you will get at least one shot at a marlin. The Luna out of Kona weighed a 1226 lb blue marlin two days after Jun Ken Po's grander. Hawaii is the place to be right now.
 

grander007

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way to go guys! classic.... purple softhead on the short corner

another happy customer

tight lines,
 

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Way To GO!!! S.M.U. Team...
Me too likes the purple softhead on the corner. Incredible FISH.

Cheers
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