Late Report - Small Kine Lucky

Discussion in 'Hawaii Fishing Reports' started by ahi lawaia, Apr 20, 2011.

  1. ahi lawaia

    ahi lawaia Member

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    Planned to give the Bank another shot on Sunday 4-17 but with the parking lot at Maunalua all full because of the canoe race and a Saturday report that the bite wasn’t good on the Bank, decided to give Waianae a try. Got up to see the full moon and, when turned the corner on the breakwater, saw the glassy water and it was like “Oh no, two strikes against us already” since water that malie usually doesn’t make for a good bite. Decided to poke it outside while looking for birds, porpoise, any kine sign, but it was an oily calm blue desert for a while.
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    Finally started to see some scattered birds so throttled back and dropped a full spread of Archer Superbars into the wake. With everything out and set, started to work the area, reminding ourselves that luck is when preparation meets opportunity. We were all prepared and just wanted an opportunity! After a while, I looked back to check the pattern and saw a mahi flying through the air and – hanapaa – the buggah went dive bomb my JT RuckusRaiser! We gettum in the boat and – yee ha – no whitewash. Let the JT back out and work the area some more. See scattered birds but they not piling up, see false killer whales so figure better move on. Little ways away from there the JT goes off again with another mahi! Yippee! - one more mahi in the bag! Kinda slow but at least we’re getting something to eat.<o:p></o:p>
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    Decide to head in and got a farewell present – one more mahi tags the JT, and we get that one too. Three for three, not bad. On the way in we finally come across a small bird pile and the Meatball gets bit, and a shibiko joins the mahi in the bag. The birds break up and split the area so we go home. Not a great day but the Archer bars pulled some liquid gold out of the blue desert and it was a nice boat ride on a beautiful day, so we’re all good.<o:p></o:p>
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    Tight lines to all.

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  2. navyaircrew

    navyaircrew Newbie

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    what did the Ruckus Raiser look like? with what trailer lure?
     
  3. Tower Todd

    Tower Todd Number #2

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    Nice job!

    TT
     
  4. patfishhi

    patfishhi Registered User

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    Courtland and crew,

    Good goin' on the fish; we have a ruckus raiser (2 actually) but don't give them much soak time. Need to deploy them more regularly.

    Cheers
    Pat
     
  5. jagerhunchback

    jagerhunchback MCLMM

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  6. Startmeup

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    Good going on the fish. The water looks really nice.

    Jonny
     
  7. captdon1

    captdon1 Newbie

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    CP GOOD GOING ON YOUR ADVENTURE, MAIN THING GET BLOOD IN THE BOX AND SOME ONO GRINDS TO BOOT!!

    ALOHA CAPTDON :cheers:
     
  8. Pupule

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    Pretty darn good, Courtland! You're right about the calm water...which sometimes makes for a very boring ride. Glad you were able to bring home some fresh fish for dinner.
     
  9. wisebob

    wisebob Newbie

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    Courtland,

    Excellent going since I heard Waianae was slow unless you wanted rat akus.

    bob
     
  10. russell kato

    russell kato "Kamoku"

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    Howzit Courtland,
    Like they all say, "Main thing got blood in the bag"....especially when things are slow, three mahis is pretty damn good!
     
  11. ahi lawaia

    ahi lawaia Member

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    Scott - The RR that did the damage that day was the JT Special, shown here with an ahi that it got last year.

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    This time we had a plain old jet head as the chasebait, not the squid that the ahi bit last year. The Archer bars let us run whatever we think is hot that day and makes 'em all look good!

    Thanks, Todd. Hope you guys get a good albie bite this year.

    Thanks, Pat. The RR certainly haven't scared the fish away from my boat and I think, to the contrary, that they do help raise the fish, so I run them all the time. Works for me! Show 'em to Nerlie - she might think they're pretty and want to run them all the time.

    Thanks for helping with the video link, Mike. It did turn out to be a pretty good day on the water. Hope you can get out soon.

    Thanks, Jonny; the water was almost too nice.

    Mahalo Capt. Don. Always nice to come back to port safe and with fish in the bag. Keep up the killin' on the Kimi Ann so we all get something to shoot for. Love seeing the pics you and Stoney post up.

    Thanks, Todd. I was beginning to wonder about the decision to "go west old man", until that first mahi dive bombed my JT.

    Thanks, Bob. If wasn't for the canoe race I mighta been hunting in your waters. Keep up the catching you "HI Kai Slayer".

    Yeah Russ, no complaints from me about that slow day. Definitely mo betta than a bolohead! Keep up your catching on the south side.
     
  12. navyaircrew

    navyaircrew Newbie

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    How long of a leader do i run the lure behind that badboy??? never thought of running bigger lures behind my small kine archer bars, but i guess i could... bout what, a 3 foot leader or what?
     

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