Windward Solo Day- exhausted

Discussion in 'Hawaii Fishing Reports' started by Makoa808, Jun 7, 2019.

  1. Makoa808

    Makoa808 Newbie

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    Mark Goodin
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    Mentally planned to spend the entire day- sunrise to sunset fishing for ahi....
    Departed dock 0500, head buoy at 0525, lines wet by 0545 or so then trolled my way out Past U (0630).
    Plan was to head past U 5-6 miles and then head NW outside LL and then around X, J and H before returning back the same way home- thought was I'd find ahi somewhere along the way...
    About 0730 little over half way toward LL I spotted a small group of bird, so I altered course and hooked a nice ~15lb aku (blue/silver Futa lure on the short corner)- circled back to the mark (no more birds) turned to run back down waves through same area and not 15 minutes later the port long rigger goes off- line screaming away straight back and deep..
    Engines to idle- stbd engine out of gear- cleared lines- moved rigs, and I began to make head way taking in line until a second run peeled off another bunch of line- still aft and still deep... gotta be ahi right?
    Started taking in line slowly then only to see a marlin dancing across the water on the port side even with the boat...
    Spent the next hour or so running between the helm and the reel, in and out of gear, adjusting autopilot... finally by 0930 had this bugger in the boat- another 30 minutes or so- gilled, gutted, head and tail parted and in the ice-- hands cramping, feet cramping....but dang I got it in the boat! (Block and tackle I rigged up a few years ago- finally paid off) 92 inches tail to lower jaw- based on effort with the block and tackle- guessing 300-400lb.
    Totally spent I headed for the barn- Thank God for Dave at MCBH- I was in no condition to wrestle this out of the boat and butcher it.
    KC lures 12in reverse taper in maroon with black over pick/orange skirt has hooked marlin all three of my last outings..... think I will wait until I have crew to run this one again! It is definitely a marlin lure!
    Exhausted, beer in hand, anticipating delicious smoke marlin!
    And I have sashimi for tomorrow nights party.
    (sorry folks- the pics are too large to upload- will downsize and upload in the morning- out of steam for today)
     
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  2. Makoa808

    Makoa808 Newbie

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    Sorry guys I've drop the images to under 500KB and they still wont upload and "How to use forum" not helping any suggestions?
    Keep getting file too large for server to process....
     
  3. patfishhi

    patfishhi Registered User

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    Oahu
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    Pat
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    Mark,
    Congrats on the solo Blue, sounds like fun!!! I've uploaded pics much bigger than 0.5 MBs, and then at times get the same message you are getting????

    Pat
     
  4. shadzdad

    shadzdad Member

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    Mark, tough battle to get that donkey aboard single handed. Looking forward to the before and after, smoked, pics. No scared run the KC lure solo again
     
  5. mrkrabs

    mrkrabs I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    ME TOO
     
  6. Hana Bata Days

    Hana Bata Days Member

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    Don
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    Good going. Next trip ahi will be in your box
     
  7. Makoa808

    Makoa808 Newbie

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    Mahalo Pat, Darren, Marty & Don.

    As for pics- tried different formats, also tried creating a media album to share where I discovered the pic limit is 10MB! Even their I get same message with 5MB pics... figure the BD software or server is the issue.
     
  8. Surfdawg

    Surfdawg Member

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    Mike
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    Congrats Mark- great job on the solo Marlin! You looked exhausted but thrilled to have it in the boat. KC Lures and Blackfin getting the job done.
     
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  9. Makoa808

    Makoa808 Newbie

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  10. Makoa808

    Makoa808 Newbie

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    Mahalo Mike!
    (And pictures now upload!)
     
  11. shadzdad

    shadzdad Member

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  12. blufin10

    blufin10 TightLines666

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    John
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    Nice!

    I feel your pain. Last year I caught 2 130lb Blues solo, and it took me longer to get them aboard then to bring them boatside.
    Well done!

    John
     
  13. grander007

    grander007 Well-Known "Member"

    Location:
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    zzzz
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    nice going! if you are fishing alone, I would recommend a line cutter on a lanyard as well as a PLB - they make a seaspenders inflatable life jacket that has a zip pocket that fits a plb;

    I used to fish for marlin alone before I started worrying about all of those things

    tight lines,
     
  14. Makoa808

    Makoa808 Newbie

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    zz
    Concur! Always have my knife and when solo or up in the tower always wearing inflatable life jacket and plbs. (My wife (also has a plb) would kill me if I was stupid and fell overboard and died for the sake of gear that costs less than one of my reels- or almost anything else on the boat!)
    Mahalo Darren,
    Put the block and tackle together after my mate and I struggled with getting our first small marlin over the gunnel.
    Mahalo John
     
  15. grander007

    grander007 Well-Known "Member"

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    right on - great to hear - there are very few that take safety seriously on the water - clearly you are one of them

    again, congrats on the solo marlin that is a real accomplishment and I remember the different kind of experience solo offshore fishing is - hard to put words to it, 'the engines start speaking to you'

    tight lines,
     
  16. dorado50

    dorado50 Well-Known "Member"

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    Fishing solo and catching a trophy is a bitch but well worth it....wtg
     

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