Aloha all, needed to get out to see if things were picking up and get the rust off. Got out at 6 and turned right to Kaena zigzaging the 40 all the way. Once again saw lots of aku jumping here and there out to the 100, ran through a few times with the big lures but no hits. Made my way back past Black Rock and decided to change out my short short line to a new jet I wanted to try. 9" black over red and put it on the 3rd wave about 30' behind the transom in the whitewash. Now I'm in front of the harbor and making my way through the kayaks out there when the line goes off. Huh, did I hook a kayak? I look back and see a mahi jumping all over the place and I'm right in front of the Pokai Bay Heiau and I can see the harbor entrance. I work it in, gaff it and haul it aboard and it goes ballistic and jumps back overboard(the height back there is about 15") taking more line. Okay I get my knife ready, work it back in, gaff it then attempt to brain it. Yeah, no go, it goes nuts again and is flipping all over the place near my feet- I'm thinking this is how people get hooked in the foot. Then it jumps back out. Okay, done playing around. I work it back, take wraps right up to the lure then yank it between the fishbag and the console. It goes to the guard and I get the full mounted position and the knife slips into the spine. Wahine mahi, 27.8lbs and I'm just happy to bring home something....
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