Molokai Run 09-03

Discussion in 'Hawaii Fishing Reports' started by blufin10, Sep 4, 2018.

  1. blufin10

    blufin10 TightLines666

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    Ewa Beach - Hawaii
    Name:
    John
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    Hi'ilawe - 78Dyer29
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    Goven the slower fishing reports, good weather, and fresh cold water intrusion, I decided to make a long day of it and fish Molokai's north shore.

    I invited 2 friends, and left the dock at 0330hrs. Ran to Penguin, prerigged 24 ballyhoo, and set my Ono spread at 0545hrs. Trolled the 38fa up and around the point. We ran into some scattered debris, bait, and a pack of small Mahi. Made 3 passes, and managed to hook 1, while the tore through my ballyhoo rigs. Normally, I would have stuck around and tried to get the party started, but I had Ono on the mind, so we moved on.

    We worked down past Kalaupapa and back and picked up 3 Ono ([email protected],[email protected],[email protected]), a 10lb Mahi, a 10lb White Ulua, a Barracuda, and a nice Rainbow Runner. When we arrived back at the point, the Mahi were still there, but we were short on time so we only made a single pass, picking up 1 fish. I ran heavy jets back to Pearl Harbor but no takers at speed. Back at the dock at 2030hrs. Long day.

    I ran a purple maurader on the shallow planer on the run back, and it got hit by an Ono right on the belly of the front hook, but didn't stick. The ono were all caught on ballyhoo/sea witch combos, 2 on the deep planer, 1 on the long rigger. We had 24 total bites on the day with 9 fish hooked and 9 fish landed. I think we only had 2 ono miss the hooks, and attribute the other 13 short bites to those small kine Mahi.

    John

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  2. hiloboy

    hiloboy Okinawaiian Sencho

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    Okinawa Japan
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    Donald
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    John and Crew, mahalo for sharing and way to execute a plan!
     
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  3. blufin10

    blufin10 TightLines666

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    John
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    Prices wern't great..
    Ono $3.20-$4.70/lb
    Mahi $2.20-$2.60/lb

    & I sold the Ulua, & Rainbow Runner for $2/lb to friends.

    ~$40> trip costs
     
  4. shadzdad

    shadzdad Member

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    Darren
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    John and crew, another great trip across the channel. Nice bonus on the kamanu. Block prices may not have been the greatest for you but your operating costs can't be beat!
     
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  5. conor

    conor Member

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    Oahu
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    Ohana o Kai
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    Cool run, I am sure it was cool to see some new grounds
     
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