Oahu Block Stuff.

Discussion in 'Hawaii Fishing Reports' started by patfishhi, Jun 15, 2015.

  1. patfishhi

    patfishhi Registered User

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    OK let's try this, we'll work on getting this a sticky. Please feel free to post your auction prices if you want too, I'll update the auction sale as often as I can. Don't hesitate to update the auction sale if you so desire.

    Aloha,
    Pat

    6/15/15:
    Long Line:
    99k mix 9k swords
    Ahi: 7
    Shibi: 3
    Aku: 93
    Marlin: 4
    Hebi: 1
    Ono: 11
    Mahi: 30

    Kai'Nana sold one Ahi 6/9/15 105 #'s GnG $4.70/#.
     
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  2. Lockin

    Lockin Newbie

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    Thats a good price Pat considering what ive been hearing.
    Heres mine.
    Ahi 6/8/15 136 # GnG #/$2.70
     
  3. kalohe boy

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    6/4/15 Ahi 114# GnG $1.20/# ??? temp. in at 46 degrees. fish was nice!! ??? lesson learned make sure to put a minimum on your fish
     
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    hawaiiboy396 Newbie

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    Anyone know what mahi and ono been going for today. thanks
     
  5. patfishhi

    patfishhi Registered User

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    On the floor 6/16/15

    Long Line: 99k mix
    Ahi: 7
    Shibi: 3
    Aku: 12
    Marlin: 3
    Hebi: 0
    Ono: 4
    Mahi: 8
     
  6. Chillaxin

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    Here's what I got for the four Ono I dropped off last week.

    15lbs $1.90
    15lbs $1.90
    24lbs $2.90
    26lbs $3.00
     
  7. Slow Poke

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    Not even worth selling ahi and ono at these prices. I'm am now an aku fisherman!
     
  8. Da rabbit

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    When get choke otarus and nisei dropping off one full load aku prices drop below dollar a pound. Auction floor loaded with onos nowadays from long liners. The fisherman and the consumers is the ones getting screwed. The block and the buyers/ middleman making the money. They buy the fish cheap but the poki in the market still $16-$18 a pound. Ridiculous!! If the public only knew what really goes on. Price of fuel, ice, food, etc. went way up through the years but we still getting the same damn prices as before. Go figgah!!
     
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  9. thebigdog123

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    6/4/15 Ahi 114# GnG $1.20/# ??? temp. in at 46 degrees. fish was nice!! ??? lesson learned make sure to put a minimum on your fish[/QUOTE]

    I've seen this before. I think it would be better to ice/brine the ahi overnite, then drop them at the block.
    I had a buyer pick up fish(ahi) from me in Kona years back, we had one in a bag and picked up another 10 minutes
    from the harbor. The guy stuck a thermo in and tried to give me grief about the temp. I suggested that the fish was warm because it was
    still alive and offered to float it in my fish bag for 12 hours. He declined the offer. Ended up with an OK price.
     
  10. patfishhi

    patfishhi Registered User

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    This what we did with Kai Nana's fish, and usually do. Kept in the box in the back of the truck with ice and Hawaiian Salt. Temp was 37.8 when dropped him off (we've had them as low as 34) the next day. You just have to be able to defend the longer duration of care in the fisherman's hands by a very adequate amount of ice. Not all the time but do on occasion provide the lights out (immediately upon hitting the deck) by spinal tapping, it's quite enjoyable and fun. Below the last pic is a PDF of proper handling of tuna, some useful info in there.

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  11. thebigdog123

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  12. Lockin

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    Maybe i should spinal tap next time. I did brain it with thin spike and bleed gng very clean same as other ahi which had beautiful color when we cut it.
    Temp was 46' when we dropped it off same day.Minimum price + spine tap is not a bad idea next time.
     
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  13. patfishhi

    patfishhi Registered User

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    On the floor 6/17/15

    Long Line: 99k mix
    Ahi: 5
    Shibi: 0
    Aku: 16
    Marlin: 3
    Hebi: 0
    Ono: 1
    Mahi: 23

    A couple of things that may have affected the quality of our fish also; it was very early in the day, so the fish hadn't been hunting for hours and probably much cooler and it was a smaller fish and even though 50's, we got the fish to the boat quickly, all potentially leading towards less lactic acid build up. Just a thought.
     
  14. @-EZ

    @-EZ Fail, try again.

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    Ignorant question here: Are you folks taking your fish to the block to help offset your expenditures, or are you doing it for a living? Just curious as I don't remember doing this in the late 80's when I lived in Kailua or Koneohe.
     
  15. patfishhi

    patfishhi Registered User

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    Max, I can only speak for myself, to offset some expenses. If I was making a living doing this I would have been a homeless street person a long time ago.

    Cheers
    Pat
     
  16. @-EZ

    @-EZ Fail, try again.

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    Pat,

    Thanks, I kinda assumed that but wasn't for sure. Thanks for the timely response.

    Max.
     
  17. shfish

    shfish Member

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    Aloha Pat,
    thats what I got last year at this time I have seen it go as high as $6 all the way down to $.98 and even come pick up your fish we can't sell it LOL. Since then I watch the block to see if a lot or a little is in. Thursday, Fridays is good if possible and I have built a private market to include some local restaurants, co-workers and others and tell them "IF" LOL i should catch I am taking orders when I am still out, coming in with a time eta. and price will be determined once I cut the fish to be fair about grade of meat. Hope this helps

    Aloha Spens
     
  18. patfishhi

    patfishhi Registered User

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    On the floor 6/18/15

    Long Line: 9k mix
    Ahi: 11
    Shibi: 15
    Aku: 27
    Marlin: 2
    Hebi: 0
    Ono: 1
    Mahi: 7

    It would be interesting to see how the 9,000#'s of mix (extremely small number) affected the trolled caught fish prices.
     
  19. hawaiiboy396

    hawaiiboy396 Newbie

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    Wow only 9k from long line today.
     
  20. force21

    force21 Oldie

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    Howzit Pat, I got $1.50 a pound for the Au at the block on Monday.
     

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