- Triple Striped Marlin Hookup

Discussion in 'Hawaii Fishing Reports' started by MikeO, Feb 28, 2013.

  1. MikeO

    MikeO Sitting at A-Bay

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    Aloha,

    Yesterday I fished on the A'u Struck with Capt. Rich and we hosted John from Arizona. We headed up to the grounds north of the airport where plenty of fish were caught on the previous day. At 8:30 I saw a nice splash behind the short rigger and then it came down followed shortly by the long rigger. As we slowed the boat the stinger got bit and we had 3 bent poles. It turned out that all 3 were striped marlin and amazingly they all stuck for us. I tend to be a C&R guy, but these fish were all perfect eating size in the 40# range and the capt. decided to get the decks bloody. We were able to boat all 3 fish. Later on we were working in the porpoise school and the boat next to us hooked up on a green stick. Shortly after that our stinger went down and we were hoping for sickles, but it was another stripey that jumped across the back of our pattern and spit the hook.
    Here is a video of the action....
    [ame]http://youtu.be/ubE0acJAWgw[/ame]
     

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  2. Laguna80

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    Dang, that boat lives up to its name!
     
  3. luxloother

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    Awesome....shrimp cocktail!!!!! Baby killer
     
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    Anyone else notice that one of the fish is a spearfish not a striper?
     
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    Was my initial instinct but hard to say
     
  6. grander007

    grander007 Well-Known "Member"

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    nice going them hebis be great eating!

    tight lines,
     
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    Kill them all WTF!!!
     
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    Awesome.....shark killer
     
  9. patfishhi

    patfishhi Registered User

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    Mike, Capt Rich and John,

    Good goin' guys on what sounds and looks like a very successful day. The dorsal does look a little like a Hebi on the right fish, BUT I have seen similar dorsal on small Nairagis before, certainly not a short billed critter... Thanks for the vid.

    Cheers
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  10. MikeO

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    All of the fish were striped marlin. The dorsal on the right fish does look like the dorsal on a hebi but the front part of the body and the bill belong to a stripey. This photo shows the longer bill a little better.
     

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  11. LongRigger

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    Mike, good going! Hopefully some of thse make their way over here soon! I caught a stripey the other week with the same exact hebi dorsal, i was confused as well, but th bill and the markings and the meat was all stripey. Looks like that poor pinky lure took a beating on the side of the boat on the second fish haha, had me grimacing in pain! Stripey sashimi is the best, especially in that 40 pound size, nice going man!
     
  12. LongRigger

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    Go back to your own threads if your ganna be a debby downer.
     
  13. brantc

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    ^^^^ x2
     
  14. MikeO

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    Hi John,

    You are right....the meat is the dead give away if you are confused by the outside of the fish. This meat was beautiful white fillets and almost ono-like compared the the darker spearfish meat.
     
  15. Ali

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    Crazy. All of our striped marlin meat here is DARK red. Nothing light about it at all.

    I thought they looked like chuckar too, but the bills are too long I think...

    Nice work.
     
  16. poidog

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    that's wierd I had a double stripey in the south school same day.
     
  17. Startmeup

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    Good going!
     
  18. penn25

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    You did good Mikeo! That's some good eating there. Congrats!
     
  19. respect4ocean

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    ono like filets on a stripey huh ... always red for me ? :hali_olutta:
     
  20. Oahu bound

    Oahu bound Landlocked fishing addict

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    Hope those make it towards Oahu by the 11th, maybe someone can tell them to make sure of it?

    Anyway, great catch!
     

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