Ono Run 08-18-18

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  1. blufin10

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    I had a chance to finally go fishing with my fisheries biologist friend, Dave Itano on his new to him Blackfin29.

    We fished out of Hawaii Kai, from 0330-1900hrs.

    Worked the ledge up to makuapuu, then accross to Molokai, and the north shore up to Kalaupapapa and back. We went 9 for 13 on Ono, and 1 for 3 on Mahi. Lost I jet to an Ono, had 2 mahi jump the hook near the boat, and landed all ono that got hooked. We ran 2 ballyhoo rigs which were responsable for 10 of 16 bites. Interestingly, we couldn't buy a bite on the mauraders, la bonita, DX, or similar plugs we kept testing in the short corner position.

    Good fishing, good company, and great scenery.

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    John and Dave, good amount of onos on board. Long day on the water but well worth it
     
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    Nice going Captain great job
     
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    What kind of ballyhoo rig did you run that was so productive?
     
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    They were Dave's rigs. Zoom in on the first photo. Small polu kai slant head with 5" pink skirt inmer, mylar hair outter, mono leader, crimped w/ 90 ged heavy wire bend to a tandam 10/0 mustad stff hook rigged at 90deg to one another. The pin goes through the chin/upper beak, heavt copper wire secures the head to the rig around gills/eyes/beak. The hooks trail free outsode/below the ballyhoo. Every hit resulted in a hook up/fish landed.

    John
     
  6. blufin10

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    Captain Dave, John and the rest of the crew,
    Good goin' on a very productive day; me likey some Ono and some Blackfin, mahi looked good size.

    Cheers
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    Send fillets!

    Nice work.
     
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    John and Dave,
    Nice haul of Ono. Congrats on the Blackfin. Was it from Oahu? Just curious as I have a 29' Blackfin too. Congrats
     
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    Dave bought the boat in California and shipped it out here. Aparently, it was in much better condition than the local boats that had been for sale recently. It has a very comfortable bridge, and salon, and I was impressed with its general seakeeping abilities.

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    Gas or diesel?
     
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    Twin cummins w/340hrs after rebuild.
     
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    Actually on further examination, the new Nomad DTX minnow did get bit, just didn't hook.

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    Great Report !!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    Nice battle scars, good to know it's working
     
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    Sure those aren't from the hooks whipping around
     
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    Yep. The hooks canot reach where tye marks are located, and the marks are typical of Wahoo.

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    The Nomads are great for Catch and release, I averaged less than 50% hookup. They get bit but are worse than Marauders at sticking, I'm thinking a better hook with a bigger barb would help.
     
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    Thanks for the description but I'm having a hard time picturing how that works. I can't figure out how the ballyhoo gets attached to anything such that it will not come off - do you sew it on? I've tried rigging ballyhoo before but it always seems like the rig is too complicated to do easily or else the bait falls apart really quickly. Is there any link to instructions on this rig or anything?
     
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    Not that I am aware of. I think it is a homemade rig, which is a blend of existing widesread practices with the key difference being that the hooks do not penetrate the bait at all.

    If you google or search you tube you can find many different approaches and different premade rigs. I rig them 3 different ways myself, and this was a different rig then I have seen before.

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