Waianae 5/19

Discussion in 'Hawaii Fishing Reports' started by chuck merkel, May 20, 2019.

  1. chuck merkel

    chuck merkel Member

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    Left the harbor about 0545. Set lines with an ono spread as we passed Kepuhi and ran the ledge. Had some promising marks on the sounder in several places, but no action. Passed V on a following sea and shifted out lures. While doing this had about a dozen Sooty Terns overfly us heading southwest. We continued on a following sea and saw a few birds out ahead. As we approached a couple of boats heading to the north, the port outrigger came down and we boated a 120# marlin. While gutting the marlin I cut my right thumb. We got the bleeding under control and reset lines headed toward the pinnacles. As we approached we saw several boats and some birds. My thumb started to bleed again. We got fresh bandages on it and decided to make it an early day. We could see a number of boats outside the 1000 off Nanakuli as we headed in. As we passed the 500 fathom curve inbound between S and R we saw several large splashes ahead of us. It wasn't mammals but had to be pretty good sized. We made a couple of circles in the area with no action and it was time to head in. When I removed the bandages at home, the bleeding resumed and I went to the ER to get stitched up. The boat ran great and we'll be back on the water soon - after re-stocking the first aid kit.
     
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  2. shadzdad

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    Chuck, good call heading in early and taking care of yourself. Always can fish another day. Perfect size marlin right there
     
  3. grander007

    grander007 Well-Known "Member"

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    nice going on the fish....
    also - crazy glue is a great addition to a first aid kit, and of course liquid antiseptic soap for the 'bacteria bombs' aka pelagic fish

    tight lines,
     
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  4. patfishhi

    patfishhi Registered User

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    Chuck and crew,
    Good goin' on the nice Kajiki, big enough for fun, small enough for easy care. There have been reports of a couple large shibis/small ahi in fairly close in the blind, might have been that on your way in. Nothing light salt water therapy to heal all flesh wounds...

    Cheers
    Pat
     
  5. chuck merkel

    chuck merkel Member

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    Thank you Darren.
     
  6. chuck merkel

    chuck merkel Member

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    Thanks for the crazy glue tip. I've already got the soap onboard and wear rubber gloves while gutting and gilling. I'm also adding some quick clot materials to the first aid kit.
     
  7. chuck merkel

    chuck merkel Member

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    Thanks Pat. It's always good to get out on the water. Hope to see you out there soon. It certainly could have been shibis that we saw - they woke us all up.
     
  8. russell kato

    russell kato "Kamoku"

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    Chuck and crew, Congrats on the nice PBM catch! Good practice for the upcoming YFT season! Take care of those wounds, those fishy guys are full of bacteria!
     
  9. patfishhi

    patfishhi Registered User

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    Ah yes Russell let's not forget.
    Mycobacterium marinum (M. marinum) is a slow-growing atypical mycobacterium that is commonly found in bodies of fresh or saltwater in many parts of the world. Skin infections with Mycobacterium marinum in humans are relatively uncommon and are usually acquired from contact with contents of aquariums or fish. Most infections occur following skin exposure to the bacteria through a small cut or skin scrape. The first signs of infection with M. marinum include a reddish or tan skin bump called a granuloma. Less commonly, a string or batch of the small reddish bumps crop up on the exposed body area in a classic pattern called sporotrichotic lymphangitis.
    surgery 11316.jpg
     
  10. AKEMI TOO

    AKEMI TOO Member

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    Good eating size nose. Better to be safe than sorry with the cut, hope it's OK.
     
  11. russell kato

    russell kato "Kamoku"

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    Wow Chuck that is one mean injury!! Take care of it....the fishing can wait
     
  12. chuck merkel

    chuck merkel Member

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    Russ,

    Thank you for your concern, but that picture is from Pat a couple of years ago - not me!

    My thumb is healing nicely and I'll be back out there soon.

    Chuck
     
  13. rsokolowski

    rsokolowski Newbie

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    Congrats on the fish, be careful with sharp knives. I still have a nice scar from your forshner.
     
  14. chuck merkel

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    Yes, I remember that well and I'm glad we were already ashore when that happened.
     
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  15. Morris Lures

    Morris Lures Pirate

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    Good going on the fish sorry about your hand. I can get fish blood all over my face and its not a problem. I get some of my own blood coming out of me and I may pass out lol.
     
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