Tracy and Jake are from Alaska and fish with us a couple times a year for a few years now! They are very much fun to be around, it’s so nice to have them again!
Catching bait was harder then we expected but we put our time in and caught a few. On our way to a porpoise school to fish for big tuna, we marked a large fish under the boat about 250 feet down. It’s a little deep for one to shoot up but you never know.. But that i exactly what happened. We got very lucky and the fish shot up and ate the closest lure to the boat!
Jake was up and had the craziest fight ahead of him! The fish fought tremendously hard for about 40 min putting in a few big jumps but mainly staying down deep which made it very hard to pull up. Jake managed to land his fish and we took it to the scales coming in at 431lbs! We had the greatest time and can’t wait to see the boys again! Congrats for a great catch!
Today, we has Mike and his son Nick from Vermont back with us for our second full day trip this week! Today brought much more luck than anticipated.. we caught a big ahi the other day together so we were targeting different fish. We started off the morning catching 4 mahi mahi……and even missed a few more using live bait on light tackle.
After the mahi were done biting we set off trolling. We somehow took a huge strike from a 120lb ahi!! This almost never happens in January! Nick was in the hot seat and did an excellent job angling his fish in a tough battle.
Both Mike and Nick managed to catch their largest fish ever with us this week! And to top it off on our way into the harbor a massive 110 lb stripe marlin gave us a run for our money! Mike was able to land one of the biggest striped marlin in a couple of years! Congratulations to all-…great day
Today, we had a group of people who live in Hilo join us for some fun. We started off with couple big mahi at a bouy, then moved offshore further to another fad and caught a 12 point yellow fin. Towards the end of our trip we took a mahi strike on the biggest lure out there and he had a few friends with him.. so we tossed some baits out and picked up and extra 3! We were out of time when the fish left so we called it a day!
Mike and his son from Vermont came with us for a full day. They have fished in Maui and have had good luck so they understood the nuances of big game fishing. We spent all day looking for some action but it was a really slow day. Then we found a school of dolphin which sometimes run with the ahi tuna. As luck has it, we hooked up and the boys had to take turns fishing their fish . We managed to land the fish after a crazy 35 min battle! They will be back with us on a few days to try their luck again!
We had Jeff and his wife out doing some light tackle tuna fishing. We had a successful morning with a handful of tunas great eating tuna. Each fish put out a good fight and made everybody work hard for their dinners!