UPDATE and 070512

patfishhi

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Sorry quick update:

Back in Mid May pulled the 304 gal aluminum fuel tank and put in a 290 gal stainless, let me tell you that stainless was effin heavy (yes we did it in the water at the slip).
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Back in action for the fever, day 1 up north corner goes, after 25 minutes
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hooks pulled, headin' back around the same corner goes and comes off, 20 minutes later get blitzed by a pack of onos... nothing.
Day 2 broke 1 off at leader outside the 1500 outside BO, maybe 120#.

Family reunion, we are hosting this year so took a couple of brother in laws out Thursday 7/5. Sure wish it would have been flat calm, they don't really have their sea legs. Any way, maybe around 10:30 a few miles outside and above the pinnacle, the stbd flat goes, perfect.
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Marty donns the stand up gear and the bottom of his feet turn to grease, never saw anyone slide so much on Kai'Nana's deck, and he wasn't previously to the fish on. Maybe the adrenal gland pumps some kinda slippery goo to the bottom of his feet.

Keep the boat in gear, it's certainly easier if you don't have the stand up routine down. Fish to the boat, I leader, Rich (other brother in law) gaffs. Rich and i had talked thru the drill and he made sure he got a head shot, he used the fish's pupil as his target and sunk it right thru the eye.
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Glad the Boyz had some fun.

Aloha
Pat
 

JimmyK

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Jun 1, 2009
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Pat, good catch with your brother's in-laws, good grinds for the family reunion!
 

AKEMI TOO

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Way to go Pat, I guess you still got the touch. Looks like you might be asked to host more reunions. Still waiting for our number to be called. Is that a hole in the old tank?
 

shadzdad

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building one
Pat and crew, nice fish. Glad Marty was able to keep himself planted aboard the Kai Nana and Rich made sure there was no wasted fish by getting an eye gaff. I still can't do either, good jobs guys.
 

volcanic

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They don't know how lucky they are to have you in the family!!! I hope you remind them next time you see them. Good going as always!
 

ahi lawaia

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Good going on another nice ahi, Pat and brothers-in-law! Hard to fathom the lost fish during the Fever, but this fish shows that you still have the touch. Good thing Kai'Nana has high interior freeboard to keep Marty from sliding right on overboard, harnessed up to the fish like he was. Me thinks the B-I-L already had enough excitement with that ahi without any added drama. Good job talking Rich through Gaffing 101 too. Hope they enjoyed eating the fresh fish as much as catching it.
 

Pupule

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Nice ahi, Pat and crew! Still the model of consistency! Keep these victory reports going!
 

patfishhi

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Nice one Pat and crew !
Fresh fish for the family,
Cheers
Thanks Mark.

Pat, good catch with your brother's in-laws, good grinds for the family reunion!
Thanks Jimmy.

Way to go Pat, I guess you still got the touch. Looks like you might be asked to host more reunions. Still waiting for our number to be called. Is that a hole in the old tank?
Thanks Steven and yes it is a hole in the old tank. It was the original tank (22 years old) it was set in a glassed in box surrounded by expanding foam, the hole was below the foam so it was very slowly seeping out, I saw it seeping up thru the top of the foam.

Great job Pat!!! Taking my brother-in-law out on Saturday, he is here from Ireland, hope he brings me the same luck!!
Thanks Steve and we all hope you have a banner day today, with the Luck of the Irish.

Nice tuna pat, good to see you back in action!
Thanks Brian.

Good going on your tuna. Looks like your crew enjoyed themselves.
What a good brother in law.
Thanks Dave, they did...

Right on Pat, Good to see you back in action. That's a nice fish and a big hole in the old tank.
Ron
Thanks Ron, yes it was a big hole, fortunately below the foam that encapsulated the lower 2/3 of the tank.


Pat and crew, nice fish. Glad Marty was able to keep himself planted aboard the Kai Nana and Rich made sure there was no wasted fish by getting an eye gaff. I still can't do either, good jobs guys.
Thanks Darren, we headed South after that, a little more sloppy. That night they both asked me to "make the house stop moving".

They don't know how lucky they are to have you in the family!!! I hope you remind them next time you see them. Good going as always!
Thanks Jerry, they are both great guys and look after my older sisters so I feel pretty lucky as well.

Nice Job Pat. Smiles for the entire family. Really like the stand up gear.
Congrats!
Thanks John, I really love the whole stand up thing, picked it up on the East Coast back in the 80's.

Good going on another nice ahi, Pat and brothers-in-law! Hard to fathom the lost fish during the Fever, but this fish shows that you still have the touch. Good thing Kai'Nana has high interior freeboard to keep Marty from sliding right on overboard, harnessed up to the fish like he was. Me thinks the B-I-L already had enough excitement with that ahi without any added drama. Good job talking Rich through Gaffing 101 too. Hope they enjoyed eating the fresh fish as much as catching it.
Thanks Courtland, yea I was pretty perplexed over 6 bites (3 of which pretty sure were ahis) and no fish during the fever. I kept a pretty good hold of the back of the harness when it was bumpy, as long as we kept heading straight down sea no problems.

Pat and crew,

Nice fish. Curious what type of line do you use on those 50's?

Aloha,
JD
Thanks JD, straight 80, Berley Trilene Big Game clear. I get 5# spools and respool myself, get about 550 yds on the tiagras and about 525 on the Penns.

Pat nice ahi glad you could show the fam a good time!
Thanks Neil.

Good going Pat and family!
Thanks Jeff.

Nice ahi, Pat and crew! Still the model of consistency! Keep these victory reports going!
Thanks Todd.

Cheers
Pat
 

patfishhi

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So many flat line bites, your boat must be sending out the sweet vibrations. Another nice one for you. Congrats!
Thanks G, since you mention it... It was the same 9" Tady M-80 Chrome Jet Black Salmon that I've/we've had so many other ahi bites on over the last couple of years, mostly in the porpoise (this one was in the blind).
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Run buried in the 3rd wake, go figure. They certainly aren't afraid of the transom. Most importantly I've installed 2 more rod holders on the transom, so I don't run these out of the rocket launcher any more, so much easier.

Pat
 

Blue Ice

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Apr 2, 2010
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Pat,

Thanks for sharing. It's always nice when family comes to town and your able to produce a quality fish like that. Way to keep after it even after losing some. Everytime I see you or your crew in the back deck with the stand up gear it makes me wonder if my back could handle that much exercise anymore. Awesome!

Big B