Man impaled, killed by billfish at Honokohau Harbor

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stairman

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May 16, 2009
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doug
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yak and lowe duck hunting skiff but they identify as sportfishing crusiers
just 40#s too...
 
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?? fisherman

super Captain
Feb 27, 2003
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Mike
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Kencraft CC
What a terrible tragedy! Makes it even harder after seeing some of his pictures.

Captain Randy Llanes, may you rest in peace brother!

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The unknown fisherman:p:
 
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stairman

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May 16, 2009
5,338
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ramona /ca/usa
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doug
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yak and lowe duck hunting skiff but they identify as sportfishing crusiers
Who would have ever though huh :(


Fish was reported to measure 3 feet long, with a bill length of about 3 feet, and weighed about 40lbs.
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musta got him just below the rib cage

The unknown fisherman:p:
 
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Goin Fishin

Tryin' for my next personal best
Aug 21, 2009
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Jay
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Really is a sad, freakish thing. May he rest in peace and my condolences to his family and friends.
 
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untensan

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Jan 30, 2010
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Terry
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21' Seacat CC
I moved to Kona 34 years ago. the Llanes Ohana is legendary in the fishing community. In hindsight, what he did may have been foolish, however, who among us have never done anything without considering the consequences. I just read the story on Foxnews. http://www.foxnews.com/us/2015/05/2...lled-by-fish-bill-after-jumping-in-water-to/  It pisses me off how the anonymity of the internet allows insensitive people to make hurtful comments for the world (and especially the Llanes family) to read. Mahalo to all the bders for being respectful. Okay, I've got it off my chest. I feel better now...
 
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J.C.

Run what ya Brung
May 20, 2012
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Justin
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Hell of a lot better way to go than falling in the shower. He walked through life like a warrior and went the same. Much respect and love for the family. Its time to celebrate his life.

Aloha'oe
 
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wa_docholliday

doc holliday
Jul 11, 2013
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Ryan Holliday
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doc holliday
For those who don't know randy he was a fisherman through and through. He embodied the aloha spirit I have had the pleasure and privelage to call him my friend and fish along side him. I met randy through family friends and within minutes of being around him he had just got back from a trip and caught almost 200 lb tuna. A guy walked by down on his luck and said I sure do miss the taste of that and randy told him to come back in an hour. Randy marinated a steak from the fish and had it cooked upon his return. Randy loved his wife and kids and talked about them continuously even naming his lures after kaya his daughter. I hope this sheds a little light into who randy llanes is. Rip bruddah
 
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Sockeye71

If it swims... we will hunt it down and club it!
Jul 5, 2011
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Dave
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Olympic 26' XLC "Sea Monkey"
http://www.grindtv.com/fishing/rand...own-for-his-aloha-spirit/#FosYjrw00Blqc2cV.97

In 1980 my Dad bought our 1st offshore boat from Kenny Llanes Sr and the entire Llanes family took us under their wing - WHEN it was NOT popular to be from the mainland AND fishing their waters!

Kenny, Randy, and Bomboy, all showed us all their in & outs and helped us rig our boat and "fish". True members of the "brotherhood"

I remember Kenny Sr throwing me into Honokahau Harbor when I cracked a smart-ass joke about the Captain.....awesome family.

Randy RIP....

Dave Brabo and family
 
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