Waianae 8/7/10

Discussion in 'Hawaii Fishing Reports' started by Pupule, Aug 7, 2010.

  1. Pupule

    Pupule Member

    Location:
    Ewa Beach
    Name:
    Todd
    Boat:
    22 ft Islander
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    I left the harbor at 6:00 am on a solo run, turned right to troll along the 50 up to Makua, then did a 180 back toward Maili. As I passed Black Rock, I noticed a bunch of guys waving me down from their stranded boat. Ended up towing them back to port -- just a short 2 1/2 mile run.

    Back out at 8:00 am, motored to the 1000, then turned left. It was pretty dead out there, so I headed straight out to the 1500 hump outside Nanakuli where it was still dead. Turned right again and ran over the Maili pinnacle. Nada, but I did see two boats in the distance that appeared to be going in circles, so I headed over there. It was a nice pile of aku. The three of us stayed with it for a half hour or so, but they weren't interested in our lures.

    So, I made my run through what I call "marlin alley", a straight bee line from the pinnacle to R-buoy. Once there, I got my first (and only) bite of the day. It hit the short corner running the Archer Ruckus Raiser and immediately peeled 300 yards. A few more short runs and the battle was on. It was like a circus, heh, running from the rod to the helm and back to the rod at least fifty times near the end of the two hour fight. I finally got it to the side of the boat and made a tight left turn as I leadered it, then hit it in the head with a .44 Magnum bang stick. Finally, something big to gaff.......it's been a while.

    Thanks to the guys at the dock for lending a helping hand. It took three people to huli the fish over the gunwale. Also thanks to William Aila for letting me crash today's tournament weigh in. The fish dialed in at 378 lbs.

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  2. dausualinc

    dausualinc Newbie

    Location:
    Honolulu
    Name:
    Kekoa
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    30' Knife
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    Wow, way to go man. Solo marlin that size is a real feat.
     
  3. Startmeup

    Startmeup Official Sponsor of Bloodydecks Advertiser

    Location:
    Lahaina, Hawaii, USA
    Name:
    Lee
    Boat:
    Start Me Up Sportfishing
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    Nice fish and pictures.Way to go!!!!!!!!
     
  4. Akemi

    Akemi Newbie

    Location:
    honolulu
    Name:
    derek
    Boat:
    26 saltwater,30 knife
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    Solo,you da man!!!good going on your catch,doing it solo makes it even better.tomorrow you may feel the pain but a job well done!!!!
     
  5. KIWI808

    KIWI808 Member

    Location:
    Hawaii Kai
    Name:
    mark Kalaugher
    Boat:
    745 Extreme
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    Awesome fish. Guys must have been stoked to be towed in.
    What were you dragging behind the ruckus
    Cheers
     
  6. hanapaakikijo

    hanapaakikijo Newbie

    Location:
    Hawaii
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    Jeff
    Boat:
    21 Saltwater
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    Good going! Good Karma for helping those guys out!
     
  7. Pupule

    Pupule Member

    Location:
    Ewa Beach
    Name:
    Todd
    Boat:
    22 ft Islander
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    9" Kats lure that someone gave me a long time ago. I run it 2 ft behind the last squid.

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  8. russell kato

    russell kato "Kamoku"

    Location:
    Honolulu, HI
    Name:
    russ
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    15' Arima - Kamoku
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    Pupule,
    Wow, Never hurts to do a good deed! Blessings come to those who do things from the heart! WTG on the nice marlin.....even more impressive doing it solo!
     
  9. JimmyK

    JimmyK Fisherman wannabe

    Location:
    Waipahu, Hawaii
    Name:
    JimmyK
    Boat:
    17' Seaswirl Striper CC, Krystana C.
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    Pupule, WTG! Great catch, single-handed too! My hat's off to you, captain!
     
  10. navyaircrew

    navyaircrew Newbie

    Location:
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    Scott
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    Nice fish brah! Archer bar fo sho!
     
  11. aj1976

    aj1976 Newbie

    Location:
    kaneohe
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    aj
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    busy day. good going on the tow in and da fish.
     
  12. ahi lawaia

    ahi lawaia Member

    Location:
    Hawaii
    Name:
    CP
    Boat:
    Boston Whaler Conquest 21
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    Great work, Pupule! Catching one like that while solo is an awesome achievement.:urno1: Can't see the hook in the lure...you wouldn't be hiding a circle hook would you?;) In any case, glad to see you finally hung onto one behind the RuckusRaiser after all the screamers that came off.:appl: You're sure doing well even in this so far overall slow year. Thanks for the report and the pics. Congratulations on a very nice fish and job well done!
     
  13. MidwayJ

    MidwayJ Newbie

    Location:
    Oahu, EA25IDE, right under that big Iwa
    Name:
    John
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    P-14 "Debbie Ann"
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    Pupule, reports like this one are the reason I still post on BD. Congrats on an amazing solo catch and thanks for posting the stoke!
     
  14. Lokelani Kai

    Lokelani Kai Newbie

    Location:
    Eastside Kaneohe Oahu
    Name:
    Al
    Boat:
    24 Yellowfin Allysa K
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    Awright, thats how you break the slow spell.:hali_olutta:Congrats,Al
     
  15. nekine

    nekine Newbie

    Location:
    Loma Linda, CA/ Honolulu, HI
    Name:
    Spencer
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    chris craft seahawk 22'
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    ho thats a fatty. good goin pupule plenty meat for everybody.
     
  16. kyleponch

    kyleponch Newbie

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  17. Seekin' Makaira

    Seekin' Makaira Newbie

    Location:
    North Carolina
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    JB
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    Instant karma. Nice work on the solo blue girl.
     
  18. cheehuli

    cheehuli Newbie

    Location:
    Kaneohe Hi.
    Name:
    Chase
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    24' Custom Sampan "Girlie T"
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    Nice size marlin and solo.......NAHTZ!
     
  19. BNaks

    BNaks Newbie

    Location:
    Mililani/HI/USA
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    Brandon
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    Good deeds = good luck. You must have had a good workout running back and forth on deck. Right on pupule. Nice marlin.
     
  20. jonesd055

    jonesd055 Newbie

    Location:
    Hawaii Kai
    Name:
    Jonesy
    Boat:
    20', Calais, Shilelagh Law
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    Epic Pupule! Gotta get a GoPro, woulda been nuts to see that on video. Ruckus Raiser rose a RUCKUS. Looks like your tow job bounced some good karma back your way,nice.

    Aloha,
    Jonesy
     

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