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patfishhi

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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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Lockin

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

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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patfishhi

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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
 

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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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.
 

patfishhi

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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

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.
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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thebigdog123

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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.

That's an excellent read and I'm sure everyone will pick up a few pointers.
 

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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patfishhi

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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.
 

@-EZ

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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.
 

patfishhi

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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.
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
 

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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

Pat,

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

Max.
 

shfish

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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/#.
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
 

patfishhi

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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.
 

hawaiiboy396

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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.

Wow only 9k from long line today.
 

kalohe boy

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when I dropped my fish at the block it temped at 46 degrees. I overloaded the ice so it should have made temp by morning. but thanks for they advice Pat I am going to try it on my the next one.

6/18/15 got $2.50 to $2.90/lb for otarus
 

patfishhi

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On the floor 6/19/15

Long Line: 32k mix
Ahi: 9
Shibi: 0
Aku: 36
Marlin: 3
Hebi: 0
Ono: 1
Mahi: 11

Anyone know why another low long line day? Just curious.
 
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kylie96819

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Some go dry dock, some switched over to swordfish, and the fishermen don't work together so next week all the boats will come in at one time.