Waianae 1-28-12 (Thanks Pat!)

Discussion in 'Hawaii Fishing Reports' started by Pupule, Jan 29, 2012.

  1. Pupule

    Pupule Member

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    Todd
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    I launched out of Waianae on a solo trip on Saturday morning. Headed out to the pinnacle where there were lots of small aku piles and scattered birds between the piles. It looked promising, for sure. Caught a 25 lb hebi in one of the piles, then a small aku a few minutes later. The birds started to move eastward toward &#8220;Gunsite&#8221; (11 miles at 35 degrees) so I followed them. Took another strike in the pile but it spit the hook. I followed the pile for another hour and finally hooked another hebi. After bringing it to the side of the boat I put the tranny in neutral (or so I thought). Brought the 28 lb fish in the boat and placed it in the cooler. Then one of the other reels started to scream. Strike! Strike! Uhhhhh&#8230;..errrrrr, no strike. The tranny was in reverse and I&#8217;d run over my lines. They were wound up in the props and the engine quit. I was dead in the water. I had to break out my diving gear (snorkel, mask and fins) to cut that jumbled mess of monofilament line out of the props. <FONT face="Times New Roman">[FONT=border=]As luck would have it, Kai Nana (Pat) passed by. I flagged him down and asked him to stand by while I was in the water, just in case something bad happened. He agreed and pulled up 20 feet behind my boat. It took a half hour or more to get enough line out so the that props would turn, but I eventually made it home on my own power. [/FONT]Pulled the props and checked out the oil seals on the main shaft last night, and they miraculously survived. Whew! <FONT size=3>Thanks, Pat! [FONT=border=]<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com[​IMG][​IMG][/FONT]
     
  2. BUSTIN

    BUSTIN Newbie

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    Nice going Todd. Where was your partner when you need him? Mark
     
  3. navyaircrew

    navyaircrew Newbie

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    nice to see ya taken care of...
     
  4. Da.Ching808

    Da.Ching808 Newbie

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    That good to have other fishing fellow to help out!!
     
  5. changboy

    changboy Member

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    nice solo trip, glad it all worked out!
     
  6. patfishhi

    patfishhi Registered User

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    Todd,

    Way to go on the hebis, good lookin' fish. I could see bloody water sloshin' around on the deck, so I knew there was a fresh kill. Sure am glad no real issues when you got back in and checked it out.

    Pat
     
  7. d0bu2

    d0bu2 Newbie

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    good going guys thats how, gotta look out for each other out there!
     
  8. Startmeup

    Startmeup Official Sponsor of Bloodydecks Advertiser

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    Glad to hear everything worked out. Good going on the hebis. There seem to be a few of those around.

    Jonny
     
  9. grander007

    grander007 Well-Known "Member"

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    nice going on the fish! that's the way to take of each other on the water - I towed 2 boats in from off-shore in the last 10 years and sure hope I don't need the favor returned

    tight lines,
     
  10. jagerhunchback

    jagerhunchback MCLMM

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    bloodydecks ohana for sure!!!!
     
  11. captdon1

    captdon1 Newbie

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    PUPULE GOOD GOING ON YOUR CATCH, SORRY ABOUT YOUR INCIDENT. MAIN THING PAT CAME AND GOT YOUR BACK, AND ALL IS WELL, HOPE TO SEE YOUR NEXT ADVENTURE!

    ALOHA CAPTDON
     
  12. Blue Ice

    Blue Ice Newbie

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    Nice story and I'm sure you were glad when you realized it was Pat next to you. He definitely seems like a class act and with the way he fights da ahi's stand up style he gotta be in pretty good shape so no worries when he's got your back. Congrats on your haul!:hali_olutta:

    Big B
     
  13. nekine

    nekine Newbie

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    nice catch pupule good to see a fellow fisherman lend a hand
     
  14. Pupule

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    Thanks, everyone. I sure was lucky.

    To be honest, when I first thought about jumping in the water, I was worried about the man in the gray suit. That's why I felt so relieved to have Pat's boat back there, where he could at least yell out a warning if he saw something.

    After working with the line in the prop for a few seconds I quickly realized that my biggest risk was the boat's rocking around in the water. I had to concentrate in order to keep working while not allowing my head to get under the boat, where it could get hit by the hull on a downward swing. A couple of times, the lens of my mask bounced off the props. By the time I was done, both hands and forearms were bruised and cut from repeatedly pushing myself away from the boat and trying to make the props spin.

    That was a little more excitement than I need in a day of fishing. ;)
     
  15. J_B

    J_B Captain

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    Nice catch Hebi are very good eating. That's cool Pat helped you out.
     

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