Waianae June 7

Start Me Up Sportfishing

Lockin

Newbie
May 24, 2012
92
45
Honolulu
Name
Jesse
Boat
Arima 19 "mollie"
Left Koolina late (captians fault) with Kel and Mike. Headed to BO. Good bird pile and plenty small akus. Made a couple passes on the pile and got lucky. Long rigger took a good strike. Didnt pull too much line so thought maybe a nice shibi. Turned out to be a nice ahi. Boys were stoked. 7am and ahi in the boat. Made some more passes no joy and it started getting busy so decided to head inside. Headed straight in saw some birds made a few passes no joy then turned off and bam same lure came down really hard. Could tell this was a dozer. Pulled plenty line and made multiple runs. Hour thirty later in the boat. Big boy. Didnt get weight but pretty sure its a personal best.
Go gettum.
Aloha
Jesse

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tyra-jae

Newbie
Jul 10, 2009
90
16
Kailua,HI
Name
Richard/Russell
Boat
30' Surratt
That is a big boy. Good job on landing both of them. Too bad you didn't get the weight. I would like to know what that thing topped out at. Congrats again captain and crew.
 
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Surfdawg

Almost A Member
Apr 4, 2013
112
27
Kailua
Name
Mike
Boat
Blackfin 29' Flybridge
Jesse- Sounds like an awesome day, congrats. That second Ahi is a beast, nice job!
 
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pfont

no mo boat
Jul 6, 2010
96
19
mililani
Name
peter fontanilla
Boat
2021 - 14' Livingston (17' Arima Sea Chaser-"kiana" - 1989 - SOLD on 9/16/2016)
congratulations jesse "mollie" & crew ... man, that second yf looks like one 200# + wicked tuna! ... wtg on your arima boat ...
 
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shfish

Member
Apr 14, 2012
315
143
Palolo
Name
Spencer
Boat
Ohana H, 30' Knife
Left Koolina late (captians fault) with Kel and Mike. Headed to BO. Good bird pile and plenty small akus. Made a couple passes on the pile and got lucky. Long rigger took a good strike. Didnt pull too much line so thought maybe a nice shibi. Turned out to be a nice ahi. Boys were stoked. 7am and ahi in the boat. Made some more passes no joy and it started getting busy so decided to head inside. Headed straight in saw some birds made a few passes no joy then turned off and bam same lure came down really hard. Could tell this was a dozer. Pulled plenty line and made multiple runs. Hour thirty later in the boat. Big boy. Didnt get weight but pretty sure its a personal best.
Go gettum.
Aloha
Jesse

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Good going guys "Big Boy" Nice
 
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patfishhi

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Sep 20, 2007
3,851
1,250
62
Oahu
Name
Pat
Boat
32' Blackfin "Kai Nana"
Jesse, Kel and Mike,
Ho there's no words to describe that AHI... Jesse good thing you caused the late start, otherwise the day would have never been the same. Nice early day fish followed by the BEAST, what a specimen.

Cheers
Pat
 
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Aug 31, 2010
16
1
Kapolei
Jesse and Mike,

Thanks for having me on the boat that day! That second ahi was not only strong as hell, he was smart too! It took some good teamwork and boat driving skills to land that beast. When he landed on the deck I think we all were in awe. Sorry about the mangled gaff but after that long fight I wanted him in the boat!

My family, coworkers and neighbors all thank you for big slabs of fresh ahi!

Aloha,
Kel
 
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lilharcher

I Post A Lot But I Can't Edit This
Apr 28, 2004
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126
43
Huntington Beach, CA
Name
Matt
Boat
Champion 188
From someone that has a lot of experience catching cows, that is definitely a 225lb+ COW........congrats, as there aren't too many that size swimming around your beautiful island. That strike must have been epic, with a huge wash/boil.
 
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Lockin

Newbie
May 24, 2012
92
45
Honolulu
Name
Jesse
Boat
Arima 19 "mollie"
Thanks guys! Feeling really fortunate with that catch. For those who asked the measurement was 72*54.


Jesse and Mike,

Thanks for having me on the boat that day! That second ahi was not only strong as hell, he was smart too! It took some good teamwork and boat driving skills to land that beast. When he landed on the deck I think we all were in awe. Sorry about the mangled gaff but after that long fight I wanted him in the boat!

My family, coworkers and neighbors all thank you for big slabs of fresh ahi!

Aloha,
Kel


Anytime Kel always great to have a good fisherman on board. Plus you are a good luck charm. Still havent caught a bigger ono than our last catch.
Thats was an impressive bend on 1/2 inch gaff but well worth it.


Mahalo
Jesse

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