waianae 2/4

Discussion in 'Hawaii Fishing Reports' started by white lightnin, Feb 4, 2012.

  1. white lightnin

    white lightnin Newbie

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    today started out slow, couldn't find fish or birds anywhere, then on the way in found a pile of birds right outside the harbor, on my way to them the center took off. just a small striped marlin, but at least we weren't skunked. had one short strike earlier in the day too, at the 1000 off of R.
     

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  2. LongRigger

    LongRigger Newbie

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    nice job, what kind of boat is that?
     
  3. hb1111

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    congrats on the baby marlin!
     
  4. spongin24_7

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    nice going...kill the babys...not the breeding stock...
     
  5. white lightnin

    white lightnin Newbie

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    its a 26ft homemade, built back in '70. has a detroit desiel 3-53. slow, but it works.
     
  6. J_B

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    Looks like a baby blue marlin to me. Was it hooked in the eye? I would have let it go but plenty guys like small marlin (150-250) to make marlin katsu but I never seen someone keep one that small.
     
  7. laakea

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    Cute one :rofl: good going on your catch!
     
  8. white lightnin

    white lightnin Newbie

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    i've heard some people say keep the little guys, let the breeders go. and others say let the little ones go, and keep the big ones. which is the right answer? which one do you guys think helps conservation more? this is only my 3rd marlin landed, been fishing for about 6 months now, and would like to learn as much as possible, including the local conservation and catch and release practices. thanks
     
  9. J_B

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    Usually most people keep Blue Marlin only if they are over 150 lbs. If hooked in the eye take the fish no matter the size because of injury effecting the fishes ability to survive. Some fisherman don't want Marlin unless it's a Stripey they cut um lose. A lot of people feel that the Big Blues over 500 lbs are the ones that effect the population the most because Marlin start of as males and once the reach a certain size (500 lbs) the become females & you need females to repopulate.

    That is my opinion on the situation, but everyone has a different opinion on what is a keeper and what isn't when it comes to all species.

    Obviously if it's close to a grander (1000 lbs) it will be taken. In 2008 I cut loose a Marlin that was over 500 lbs because we didn't have the Ice or crew to bring it on board and care for the meat (just me and the wife). Grabbed the lure (one of my best salt 'n' pepper Ahi lures) and cut the leader as short as possible couldn't get the hooks out.

    Hope this is helpful:hali_olutta:

    Here is a picture of a Marlin we caught a few days before the bigger one I cut loose.

    Aloha
     

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  10. white lightnin

    white lightnin Newbie

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    nice fish. and thanks for the advice. my first one was around 200 to 250, and i was out with my wife and a buddy. that fish fed my family and a lot of friends, at my daughters first birthday party. don't even know what i'd do with a bigger one. too much meat. i guess selling it would be an option. or release.
     
  11. nodrama

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    Good going on your catch
     
  12. Pupule

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    Nice one. Congrats!
     

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