Mixed bag 7-16-11

jd808

Newbie
Jan 18, 2010
150
1
18
Kalama Valley, HI
Name
JD
Boat
24' Alii Kai "Goose"
Howzit Gang,

Got to Sand Island about 4:30 on Saturday. Setup and hit the water by 5:00. 2500 RPM's out to BO. Get to the buoy about 6:15, already 5 boats drifting / jigging for aku.

First pass get a knock down from right rigger. Turns out it was a tangle from the Penn 50 on the short corner. Somehow it had slipped down into free spool and was down to bare metal! My partner got his warm up by reeling in 1/2 mile of line.

Get everything situated, and second pass on buoy the stinger comes down and see a marlin going crazy back there. Clear the lines and get away from the buoy. Half hour later 150lb. marlin on ice. Aurite no white wash. It hit a 9" Tsutomo fish head straight runner. Thanks Garrett.

Set back up and decide to run between the 1000 and 1500 down towards the pinnacle. Hour later get a double Otaru hit in the blind. Lose the first right at the boat trying to yank him over the transom (my bad). Get the second one on ice. They hit a 5" futa pencil and 7" Morris Kamaboku. Thanks Nick; the tuna like that kamaboku.

About an hour later get an 18 lb. mahi in the box. Nothing the rest of the day. The pinnacle was DEAD. Back at the barn around 6:00.

All in all we were stoked. Changing the leg oil seems to have increased our hit ratio (still gotta get in there and replace the seals).

Aloha,
JD
 

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russell kato

"Kamoku"
Jul 24, 2009
1,295
335
83
Honolulu, HI
Name
russ
Boat
15' Arima - Kamoku
Howzit JD,
Congrats on the nice Marlin, Otaru and Mahi! You seemed to have gone to the right place at the right time and "hanapa'a"! Thanks for the report.....btw, how was the water? I would be overjoyed with a catch like that right now! Hope I find something out there the next time I can get out.
 

jd808

Newbie
Jan 18, 2010
150
1
18
Kalama Valley, HI
Name
JD
Boat
24' Alii Kai "Goose"
Thanks Majestic.

Hey Russ,

Thanks. We were stoked. Water was fairly crispy (18-20 knots winds 5-6 foot seas). Full Grundens. Hopefully you can get out there soon.
 

fetzerb

BAMF
Jun 1, 2009
231
1
16
Middleburg
Name
Ben
Boat
none at the time
Nice one! you give me a reason to live. Fishing has been slow for everyone except you. Good job
 

patfishhi

Registered User
Sep 20, 2007
3,730
1,068
113
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Oahu
Name
Pat
Boat
32' Blackfin "Kai Nana"
JD and crew,
Good goin' on a long fruitfull day of fishing. I've pulled a hook or 2 on those footballs trying to toss em on the deck. Watch out after you replace the seals, the fish may just start jumpin in the boat.

Pat
 

jd808

Newbie
Jan 18, 2010
150
1
18
Kalama Valley, HI
Name
JD
Boat
24' Alii Kai "Goose"
"Nice one! you give me a reason to live. Fishing has been slow for everyone except you. Good job "

Thanks Ben. Before I changed the leg oil I went 40 hours on the water without one fish hitting the deck. Been meaning to ask you what a BAMF is? My uncle was a marine and used to tell me they called the wahine marines BAM's for Broad Ass Marines; any correlation?

"Well done JD, solid catch!!"

Thanks Mike

"Good goin' on a long fruitfull day of fishing. I've pulled a hook or 2 on those footballs trying to toss em on the deck. Watch out after you replace the seals, the fish may just start jumpin in the boat."

Thanks Pat. The Otaru we did land was super ono...more worse I missed the 2nd. Never replaced seals before...much work involved?

Aloha,
JD
 

Pupule

Member
Feb 16, 2010
863
51
28
Ewa Beach
Name
Todd
Boat
22 ft Islander
Nice job, JD and crew!

Interesting coincidence: That's exactly what we caught on July 4. One marlin, one mahi and one otaru.
 

tsutomu

Newbie
Mar 7, 2009
497
1
18
Aiea, hi
www.tsutomulures.com
Name
garrett
Boat
Anne's Revenge
Congrat's on the great day JD
Thank you for taking the time to take the great picture with the lure. I'll have to send you a little something for your effort so check your PM. Thanks
 

jd808

Newbie
Jan 18, 2010
150
1
18
Kalama Valley, HI
Name
JD
Boat
24' Alii Kai "Goose"
"Nice job, JD and crew!

Interesting coincidence: That's exactly what we caught on July 4. One marlin, one mahi and one otaru."


Thanks Pupule. That's an ono combo.

"Congrat's on the great day JD
Thank you for taking the time to take the great picture with the lure. I'll have to send you a little something for your effort so check your PM. Thanks "


Right on Garrett. Mahalo. I sent you e-mail.

"BAMF= bad ass mother fucker"

Ha. That's my new favorite acronym. Thanks Ben.
 

patfishhi

Registered User
Sep 20, 2007
3,730
1,068
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Name
Pat
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32' Blackfin "Kai Nana"
Thanks Pat. Never replaced seals before...much work involved?

Aloha,
JD
JD,
Not sure what leg you have; did one once a few years ago on an Merc Alpha leg, was OK, just needed some tools.

Good Luck when you get to it.

Pat