Jonah and I was finally able to get our schedules to match so even though the action sounded a little slow at Waianae we decided to go fishing anyway. The last time Jonah was able to go fishing with me was in early March so he just wanted to spend some time on the water. Well, we left home around 3:45 am and by the time we got into he water at Waianae it was almost 5:30 am with the sun already starting to show over the Waianae range. I was torn with the decision to run the ledge up to Kaena and see if we could catch us some Onos or head the boat out in search of the elusive "Ahi". With the 'monkey still on my back', I decided to chance em and go hunting. Hunting it was, since I had not heard much in the way of where the ahis were being caught. I did here something about the school of ahis that went north and was around the area between X buoy and LL buoy but that was over a week ago. I decided to start out by going by R buoy, which nobody was home so, onward I went straight out for another 5 miles hoping to find some porpoises or something! The water was super flat and with the lack of bird activity and no porpoises to be found I decided to check out the Pinnacle area in hopes of finding something, anything! I took a nap and let Jonah drive out to the pinnacle hoping to be woken up by the sound of the reel screaming! After sometime, I finally woke up and noticed that Jonah had just passed the pinnacle and there was nothing in sight....no birds, no porpoise, no bait, just a lot of nice flat water all around us! Jonah said that the few birds he did see were all flying out and in the direction of CO buoy so that's where I decided to head to. Up to this point I was lucky if I saw all but 5 birds flying all morning (not even one flying fish) and I started to think to myself " boy, this place is dead, am I going in the right direction? I kept going in that same direction and because I was riding the following sea the boat tended to speed up once in a while and would pop my roller troller holding down my long corner line. The first time the corner popped off I jumped up thinking we had a strike but only to see the bird that was attached to my line fluttering and with no fish at the end of the line! The second time it popped I left it unclipped because it was beginning to irritate me. On one of those times where the boat started to speed up, my portside outrigger pooped and I thought it came down because the boat was racing a little but much to my surprise the reel started screaming and dumping line out...Hanapa'a! After about a 30 minute battle, Jonah had the Ahi circling under the boat and after he was able to gain control of the leader, positioned the Ahi perfectly so I could bangstick it. We got the ahi in the boat and continued to prep the fish by gilling, bleeding and gutting it prior to putting it in the bag. The Ahi gilled and gutted weighed 150 lbs. The Ahi took a Tsutomu Moke plunger dressed with blue silver. Thank you Garrett for those amazing lures! As I looked back on today, I could not help but think how lucky and blessed Jonah and I was to have gotten this ahi because it sure looked dead out there! Tight lines and go get em!