Waianae - June 7, 2018 “Birthday Run”

Discussion in 'Hawaii Fishing Reports' started by russell kato, Jun 9, 2018.

  1. russell kato

    russell kato "Kamoku"

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    Honolulu, HI
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    russ
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    Jonah wanted to go fishing so we made plans to leave my house at 2:30am on Thursday and try our luck at Waianae. I heard there was some action out of Haleiwa but with the winds blowing 15-20+ I didn’t think it would be too comfortable/safe for my little 15’ Arima. Heard there were some Akus of various sizes around so decided to hunt for some Otarus. We launched at 4:30ish, headed straight out and set lines as we approached the 500 fathom. Just about 2-3 miles from the Pinnacle we came into a nice size pile of birds that was “walking on the water” and the water was boiling. Looked really good but only produced 2-6lb Akus, not exactly what I was hoping for but at least not a whitewash. Continued on to the Pinnacle which appeared pretty dead so headed south in search of the Otarus. A short while later came into another bird pile that did hold Otarus but could not buy a strike so headed further south in search of something more productive. Further south we went the rougher the water got and the wind was blowing a steady 15 knots. Out of no where my port side rigger slammed down and started dumping line off of my Penn 80VSW. 20 minutes later we brought in our 2nd Ahi for 2018 and it weighted in at 115 lbs. We ended the day with a 10lb Aku and was back in the harbor by 12:00 noon. Felt really blessed to have caught theses akus and ahi today! Good luck to all!

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  2. pfont

    pfont no mo boat

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    peter fontanilla
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    17' Arima Sea Chaser-"kiana" - SOLD on 9/16/2016
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    congrats on #2 :lux:... btw whose b-day was it yours or Jonah's? anyway nice present for the b-day person :appl:

    Mahalo, Pete
     
  3. I'M OFF

    I'M OFF Really off

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    Very nice Birthday presents!!! Congrats Russ and Jonah
     
  4. Thatsbait

    Thatsbait Well-Known "Member"

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    Thatsbait
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    Thank you for your reports! I enjoy reading them from 3000 miles away. I retire in 10 years and we are moving to Kauai. Lived on Oahu for 5 years and miss paradise every day! Can wait to get back!
     
  5. patfishhi

    patfishhi Registered User

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    Pat
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    Russ and Jonah,
    Good goin' on getting the "stuff" and Hauoli La Hanau!!!

    Cheers
    Pat
     
  6. 808shorecaster

    808shorecaster Member

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    Congrats on the catch.
     
  7. shadzdad

    shadzdad Member

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    Darren
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    Perfect birthday present. Congrats on the 2nd, many more to come
     
  8. shfish

    shfish Member

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    Spencer
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    Awesome job Captain keep loading em up
    Aloha Spens
     
  9. russell kato

    russell kato "Kamoku"

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    russ
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    Thank you Spens!
    Thank you Pete! Yes, it was my birthday and what a nice BD present it was!

    Mahalo Tommy!


    Thank you! Kauai is a nice place to retire and fish! Good luck!


    Pat, thank you for the birthday wishes and kind words! I feel blessed to be fishing and catching. Hope this Summer 2018 will be an awesome summer to remember for all!

    Mahalo!

    Darren, thank you for the kind words of encouragement!
     
  10. russell kato

    russell kato "Kamoku"

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    Thanks Spens! Go get so more!
     
  11. chuck merkel

    chuck merkel Member

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    Chuck Merkel
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    Happy birthday!
     
  12. russell kato

    russell kato "Kamoku"

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    russ
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    Thanks Chuck! Congrats on your recent nice catch!
     

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