Monkey off The Back

Discussion in 'Hawaii Fishing Reports' started by Hana Bata Days, Dec 3, 2012.

  1. Hana Bata Days

    Hana Bata Days Newbie

    Location:
    Kaneohe, HI
    Name:
    Don
    Boat:
    Hana Bata Days-26 Yellow Fin
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    Been trying hard all year to get some yellow sickles in the boat but no luck but heard there were some around so still kept trying. Left the ramp on Sunday at 4:30 not too many trailers had heard fishing had slowed down, but my son Jordon(12), wanted to go so thats all I needed. Went to the parking lot, I mean the can and find 8 boats floating around trying for shibis. Put out my normal moldcrafts and a couple luckly lures to try and go through the obstacle course. Not much luck, so after it started to get light decide to go hunting. As we are pulling away snag a good sized shibi, blood in the boat before 7 and we are happy. Heading straight out to who knows where get a call from Jeff who was working his way out. He said he found the porpoise on the inside and the ahi's were biting. We were 17 miles, he was 11 miles, so reel in the lines and full throttle in. By the time we get there he had boated his ahi and another boat had joined the fun. Slowed down put the spread out slowly get in and BAM, game on. Jordon on the reel and I clear lines. After an hour Jordon taps out needs a break so I get on the reel, 45 minutes later get the fish to the side of the boat and set the gaff. Spend 15 minutes trying to get the fish in the boat and then into the box to ice down. It just fit the six foot box, so I knew it was a big boy. Call Jeff tell him we are heading in not going to get gready. Pull up to scale about 11, wieghed in at 198, think they need to replace that rusty scale so I could have gotten the extra 2 pounds, but who cares, left that monkey swimming for dear life out on the water. Gotta say thanks to Jeff for the call, and Jordon next time its all you! What a great early Christmas present!
     

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  2. BG11

    BG11 Newbie

    Location:
    KAILUA-KONA
    Name:
    BG
    Boat:
    SMALL KINE BOAT
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    Don, nice yellow. Awesome to spend a day out on the water with your boy. I bet he'll never forget it. Mahalo for sharing
     
  3. patfishhi

    patfishhi Registered User

    Location:
    Oahu
    Name:
    Pat
    Boat:
    32' Blackfin "Kai Nana"
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    Jordon and Don,

    Simply perfect, what a great morning, beautiful fish, hats off to Jeff for the call, how can you not love the porpoise pile. Good call on blasting it back in (to the porpoise)...

    Cheers
    Pat
     
  4. timsh

    timsh King Cracker

    Location:
    Sammamish, WA
    Name:
    Tim Shoultz
    Boat:
    Hewes Ocean Pro 220
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    Nice fish man! Sounds like a killer day on the water :) Congrats!
     
  5. shadzdad

    shadzdad Newbie

    Location:
    Ewa Beach,HI USA
    Name:
    Darren
    Boat:
    building one
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    Don and Jordan, good going on the ahi. Your persistence through out the year paid off, a nice one too.
     
  6. Laguna80

    Laguna80 Newbie

    Location:
    Claremont
    Name:
    Sean
    Boat:
    Cu na mara
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    Nice man, making my mouth water looking at that thing.
     
  7. oahu seacat

    oahu seacat Newbie

    Location:
    kailua Hawaii
    Name:
    kevin
    Boat:
    hinahana
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    Nothing better than sharing an experience like that with your son! Way to go Jeff on the call and sharing the info. Beautiful fish. Was it choppy, I heard the wind picked up on Sunday?
     
  8. wailua boy

    wailua boy Newbie

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    nice fish Don, nothing beats father son fishing time. Jordon will have memories he'll never forget. Love fishing with my dad, I will always have solid memories of us fishing together :hali_olutta:
     
  9. Startmeup

    Startmeup Official Sponsor of Bloodydecks Advertiser

    Location:
    Lahaina, Hawaii, USA
    Name:
    Lee
    Boat:
    Start Me Up Sportfishing
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    Nice fish! Sounds like a great day.

    Jonny
     
  10. Morris Lures

    Morris Lures Pirate

    Location:
    Mililani
    Name:
    Nick
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    FORCE- Lil Toot 3
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    Good going to the father and son team. I'm sure he is telling all his friends at school about it today.
     
  11. fishintuition

    fishintuition Newbie

    Location:
    Honolulu, HI USA
    Name:
    Mike
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    the transom
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    stoked for you guys.....good going!!
     
  12. jpedrina69

    jpedrina69 Captain

    Location:
    kailua
    Name:
    Jeff
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    MAILEILANI
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    Good going Don and Jordan, nice catch
     
  13. Kinaiahi61

    Kinaiahi61 Member

    Location:
    Lihue, Hi
    Name:
    Kalani
    Boat:
    Kai Kea
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    Mahalo for sharing your incredible catch!!! Your son and father team is definitely a winning combo. Can't wait to get my son out there with me. Gotta wait awhile though he's not even two yet. Aloha no
     
  14. nodrama

    nodrama Newbie

    Location:
    Honolulu
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    Ryan
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    Congrats on a nice fish!!! Glad to hear the monkey off your back!!!
     
  15. Irunthedeck

    Irunthedeck Gilligan

    Location:
    Kailua, Oahu
    Name:
    Jack
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    Friends's boat
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    Still lookin' for ours. Nice going on the fish. CONGRATS !
     
  16. changboy

    changboy Member

    Location:
    Honolulu
    Name:
    Brian
    Boat:
    "PARIS C" 23 sportcraft custom
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    Nice one, still trying to get mine!
     
  17. DoinWorkBo

    DoinWorkBo Well-Known "Member"

    Location:
    Westminster/Seal Beach
    Name:
    Bo
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    Yours PM me if you have an open spot
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    Nice fish!
     
  18. JROLAND

    JROLAND "Wings of Lightning"

    Location:
    Haleiwa, Hawaii
    Name:
    JOE ROLAND
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    "007" Pursuit 2870 Offshore
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    Great job guys.
     
  19. Jus10

    Jus10 Newbie

    Location:
    Wahiawa
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    Jus10
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    Kimi-Some
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    sick story........i had the same thing happen on our first ahi ever...198 on that rusted scale....as long as its over 100lbs!!!....ahi baby:2gunsfiring_v1:
     
  20. blaskpa

    blaskpa FAMOUS GROUSE

    Location:
    Kailua/HI/USA
    Name:
    Paul
    Boat:
    FamousGrouse
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    That boys hooked for life! Nice job Don! My monkey is still riding and getting heavier by the day. Congrats.
     

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