Waianae 8-28-10

Discussion in 'Hawaii Fishing Reports' started by jma1978, Aug 29, 2010.

  1. jma1978

    jma1978 Bird Catcher

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    Well, after several months of fishing every weekend, I finally caught something worth posting here. We started out of Barber's Point at 5am. Went to the barge at sunup and tried to catch some bait, but no luck. Trolled out to the pinnacle then out to CO buoy. Nothing, no bird piles, not even a strike. Tried jigging at CO because I saw a good school of fish on the sounder, but the waves were knocking us around, so headed back to the pinnacle. A few miles out past it, we started seeing scattered birds all flying one direction. Decided to follow them and they took me to a current line with a bunch of brown algae floating in it. Followed that for a while and noticed birds congregating a ways in front of us. Sped up to catch up with them and they were travelling fast. Finally caught up and the pile was huge and travelling about 15 knots. Got out in front of it and looked back and saw the huge school of otaru! Got one on a 7" purple and pink. Then spent a half hour trying to catch back up with them and got another on a 7" blue and ice blue with chrome head.
    Fishes weighed in at 24# and 25#.
     

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  2. Pupule

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    Wow, good going, Josh! Those big, fat silver bullets look mighty fine. Enjoy the sashimi!
     
  3. dausualinc

    dausualinc Newbie

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    Nice Ones!
     
  4. BNaks

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    Ho, fatties. Nice. Water looks little buss behind you...
     
  5. AKUKILLA

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    Josh, Good going on the Large size Aku. Sash!!!!
     
  6. jagerhunchback

    jagerhunchback MCLMM

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    way to go on two solid fish, as Bnaks said, looks a little sporty behind you
     
  7. JimmyK

    JimmyK Fisherman wannabe

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    Josh, good going! Plenty good sashimi!
     
  8. DHSDave

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    Otaru? Aren't those skipjacks?
     
  9. satcat808

    satcat808 Newbie

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    Good job brother Josh!!!! I expect some sashimi when I get home....
     
  10. CHRISTINA GAIL

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    THAT'S THE BEST SASHIMI RIGHT THERE! GOOD JOB ON THE OTARU. TOO BAD THE SCHOOL WAS MOVING SO FAST.
     
  11. Team Subway

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    Otaru? Aren't those skipjacks?
    yes
     
  12. force21

    force21 Oldie

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    Gotta love those "football" aku's.....yum, yum!
     
  13. patfishhi

    patfishhi Registered User

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    Yes skip jacks over 20...

    Good goin' Josh.
     
  14. jma1978

    jma1978 Bird Catcher

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    Thanks guys. Yeah, the water was pretty rough; the ride was a little bumpy trying to keep up with them, but the boat handled well.

    These are the biggest fish I've caught so far, aside from a few similar sized onos. But the sashimi on these guys is amazing! I'd had the small 3-5 pound aku before and they were kinda tough and fishy tasting, but these big ones are better than I could have imagined. Makes me wish I had kept them both fresh instead of freezing one of them.

    And thanks Dean for the pointers on how to get them to bite. Without your advice, it would have been just another boat ride while looking at a huge school of fish that ignore all my lures...
     

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