Waianae - May 25, 2019

Discussion in 'Hawaii Fishing Reports' started by russell kato, May 26, 2019.

  1. russell kato

    russell kato "Kamoku"

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    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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  2. Bob_NH

    Bob_NH Newbie

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    Love those sickles. Wish our bft had them!
     
  3. Fishin Phil

    Fishin Phil Fishin Magician

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    Nice report.
     
  4. shadzdad

    shadzdad Member

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    Russ and crew, glad your long journey was rewarded. I drove through the harbor yesterday and looked like ahi shootout
     
  5. shbite

    shbite kailua lures

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    Good job going to work on a half day charter tomorrow. Heard haleiwa is bitting too!
     
  6. chuck merkel

    chuck merkel Member

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    Congratulations Russ!
     
  7. grander007

    grander007 Well-Known "Member"

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

    tight lines,
     
  8. MattH808

    MattH808 Newbie

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    Nice Fish Russ! Great to get the monkey off your back this early!
     
  9. MattH808

    MattH808 Newbie

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    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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  10. patfishhi

    patfishhi Registered User

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

    Cheers
    Pat
     
  11. russell kato

    russell kato "Kamoku"

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    russ
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    Thank you Bob! Wish we had some BFT!

    Thank you Phil!
    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.

    Thanks Steve! Good luck to you. Heard Haleiwa was biting too but too rough for my small boat.

    Thanks Chuck!


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

    MattH808,
    Thanks! I like when the monkey is gone early in the season.


    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”!

    Thank you Pat! Congrats on your two days catches!!
     
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  12. changboy

    changboy Member

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    nice one russ, way to go!
     
  13. russell kato

    russell kato "Kamoku"

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    Thanks Brian! Waiting for your ride to back on the water! Then we can go slay some fish in rougher waters!
     
  14. Fishin Phil

    Fishin Phil Fishin Magician

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

    Morris Lures Pirate

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    Awesome Job Russ and crew.
     
  16. russell kato

    russell kato "Kamoku"

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    Thanks Nick! Couldn’t do it without friends like you!
     

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