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russell kato

"Kamoku"
Jul 24, 2009
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349
Honolulu, HI
Name
russ
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15' Arima - Kamoku
Jonahs been itching to go fish for Ahi but our schedules and the weather hasn’t been cooperating over the past month.Finally was able to swing a day where both of us were available so made plans to go fish Waianae and try our luck. Heard there was a tournament out of Keehi so I wanted to get an early jump to the fishing area and decided to leave my house at 2:15am. Our morning got off to a pretty rough start....all the pastry at 7-11 was gone (especially our good luck long johns), spilled Jonah’s full cup of coffee on the boat deck, dropped his bottle of ice tea and cracked off the cap, forgot to clip down the center rigger to the front cleat and the real killer - my GPS decided to crap out just when I tried to turn it on!
Had to download a free marine GPS app to my cell phone so I had some idea where I was going only problem was my battery only lasted a couple of hours! Nothing like have good information on where the fish were biting the day before, but not being able to locate it accurately! Had to use old school skill of looking at land marks and occasionally looking at my phone to see what depth we were at. Got lucky early on and picked up a 18lb mahi in the “blind” while heading out to the 1000fm outside of Nanakuli. Around 7:30 Jonah spots a good size bird pile and we continued to play it for about a half hour before finally our portside rigger pops and the Penn 80 starts dumping line! Hanapa’a! Jonah gets the fish to the side of the boat in 20 minutes and I gaffed it and dragged it into the boat. After icing down the fish, cleaning up the bloody mess and resetting the lines, We decide to trolll around a little while longer since it wasn’t even 9:00am! As it turned out, the rest of the morning was uneventful and we turned in and got back to the harbor at 12:30. Felt so blessed to have caught fish considering the rough start we had and without having GPS for the majority of the day!

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Hana Bata Days

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Dec 5, 2009
104
257
Kaneohe, HI
Name
Don
Boat
Hana Bata Days-26 Yellow Fin
Good going on the Ahi and Mahi. Always something when you are looking for the yellow guys. Go get some more.
 
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patfishhi

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Sep 20, 2007
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Pat
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32' Blackfin "Kai Nana"
Russ and Jonah,
Who needs those stinkin' electronics anyways and now you gotta be rethinking the lucky long-john. Glad you scratched Jonahs itch.

Cheers
Pat
 
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KFD

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Sep 6, 2015
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Hilo Hawaii
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Kit Duerr
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Force 21
The Garmin black and white hand held units are pretty nice we got one as a backup it has a marking above water feature no below feature I think there in the 250$-300 range.
 
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shadzdad

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Aug 6, 2010
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Wahiawa,HI USA
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Darren
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building one
Russ and Jonah, way to overcome all the obstacles and get a nice ahi. Technology is great but can't beat your experience in old school navigation
 
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russell kato

"Kamoku"
Jul 24, 2009
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349
Honolulu, HI
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russ
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15' Arima - Kamoku
Russ and Jonah, way to overcome all the obstacles and get a nice ahi. Technology is great but can't beat your experience in old school navigation
Thanks Darren! Was a challenging but rewarding day for sure!
Good going on the Ahi and Mahi. Always something when you are looking for the yellow guys. Go get some more.
Thank you Don! Congrats on your last couple of catches!
Russ and Jonah,
Who needs those stinkin' electronics anyways and now you gotta be rethinking the lucky long-john. Glad you scratched Jonahs itch.

Cheers
Pat
Thank you Pat! Damn electronics! Can’t live with them, can’t live without them! But gotta have those lucky long Johns! Lol.
The Garmin black and white hand held units are pretty nice we got one as a backup it has a marking above water feature no below feature I think there in the 250$-300 range.
Thanks KFD for the suggestion, but I prefer one that is color and has a good fish finder/sonar.
 

AKEMI TOO

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Nov 20, 2010
493
61
Honolulu, Hawaii
Name
Steven
Boat
21 Seaswirl Stripper W/A
Nice fish! Glad you got your boat running again. Maybe that's the secret, just drive blind. Like they better to be lucky than good.