Waianae - May 25, 2019

russell kato

"Kamoku"
Jul 24, 2009
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russ
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15' Arima - Kamoku
Left home at 2:30 and launched at Waianae boat harbor by 4:30. Plan was to run up to the Pinnacle then continue off until we find something. Got luck at 1.5 miles past the pinnacle and picked up out first Ahi for 2019! It was only 8:15 so decide to go further out to look for Otaru. Went out to 24 miles only to find a few bird piles but no one home! Got in to the harbor at 2:30. Have a great Memorial Day weekend!!

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shadzdad

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Aug 6, 2010
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building one
Russ and crew, glad your long journey was rewarded. I drove through the harbor yesterday and looked like ahi shootout
 

shbite

kailua lures
Apr 8, 2009
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kailua hi
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steve
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Good job going to work on a half day charter tomorrow. Heard haleiwa is bitting too!
 

grander007

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May 10, 2007
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way to go! can't beat that nice fish in back in time for pau hana

tight lines,
 

MattH808

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Mar 10, 2019
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Honolulu Hawaii
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MattH808
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Russ and crew, glad your long journey was rewarded. I drove through the harbor yesterday and looked like ahi shootout
Hey guys Newbie question here: what do people do with their rigs if the parking lot is completely full at the harbor when the Ahi are running heavy and everybody and their brother calls off work to try their luck?

(And before anybody says it, please don't say "wake up earlier then everybody else" I just mean somebody always has to be the last boat to launch right.)
 
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patfishhi

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Sep 20, 2007
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Russ and Jonah,
Good goin' on the critter, "shock the monkey"!!!

Cheers
Pat
 

russell kato

"Kamoku"
Jul 24, 2009
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Honolulu, HI
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russ
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15' Arima - Kamoku
Left home at 2:30 and launched at Waianae boat harbor by 4:30. Plan was to run up to the Pinnacle then continue off until we find something. Got luck at 1.5 miles past the pinnacle and picked up out first Ahi for 2019! It was only 8:15 so decide to go further out to look for Otaru. Went out to 24 miles only to find a few bird piles but no one home! Got in to the harbor at 2:30. Have a great Memorial Day weekend!!

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Love those sickles. Wish our bft had them!
Thank you Bob! Wish we had some BFT!

Nice report.
Thank you Phil!
Russ and crew, glad your long journey was rewarded. I drove through the harbor yesterday and looked like ahi shootout
Darren, thank you! When I got in at around 2:30-3:00 the parking lot still had a lot of trailers. Couldn’t tell there were that many boats out there. Saw some boats by the Pinnacle but very few after we headed further out.

Good job going to work on a half day charter tomorrow. Heard haleiwa is bitting too!
Thanks Steve! Good luck to you. Heard Haleiwa was biting too but too rough for my small boat.

Congratulations Russ!
Thanks Chuck!


way to go! can't beat that nice fish in back in time for pau hana

tight lines,
Thanks Grander007! Should gone home after putting the fish away on ice! Would have been back in time to eat a late breakfast.Lol.

Nice Fish Russ! Great to get the monkey off your back this early!
MattH808,
Thanks! I like when the monkey is gone early in the season.


Hey guys Newbie question here: what do people do with their rigs if the parking lot is completely full at the harbor when the Ahi are running heavy and everybody and their brother calls off work to try their luck?

(And before anybody says it, please don't say "wake up earlier then everybody else" I just mean somebody always has to be the last boat to launch right.)
MattH808,
The way I see it, you got a few options but only one is acceptable to me.
1. You can park on the dirt near the highway (not acceptable)
2. Turn around and launch somewhere else (also not acceptable).
3. I leave my house in Kahala at 2:30am, fill gas and get to the harbor by 3:45-4:00am. Usually not that crowded, fast to launch and allows me to me to get to an area early....”early bird catches the worm”!

Russ and Jonah,
Good goin' on the critter, "shock the monkey"!!!


Cheers
Pat
Thank you Pat! Congrats on your two days catches!!
 
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Fishin Phil

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Someday
Early bird catches the worm? I thought it was ……..
The early fisherman catches the fish!