Today we had a nice surprise. Just leaving the harbor, we hooked a nice Blue Marlin. We got the gal in the fighting chair and she began to fight the fish. As we were reeling in the other lines, another Blue hooked up, so now we are fighting two nice fish. Got them both along side the boat were they were both released to fight another day. Here is a beautiful photo of the fish jumping entirely out of the water.
The Ahi tuna bite has been hot the last two days. Ahi are giant yellowfin tuna over 100 lbs and are one of the hardest fighting fish in the ocean. On a 3/4 day, Tuesday, August 7, we landed a nice Ahi for Carl. He is a crew member on a charter boat on the east coast and was lucky enough to land this nice Ahi on August 7 while fishing on High Noon.
Then today, August 8, while we had some folks off a cruise ship that stopped in Kona. Here is a nice Ahi landed today with that group.
We were able to have awesome group of girls for our Wahine fishing team. They have fished with us last year and we tied for first! This year we were lucky enough to win the tournament outright!
The tournament begins with a huge water balloon fight that’s kick starts the tourney with all boats throwing water balloon and hosing each other. We all begin the tournament soaking wet.
Shortly after the “start fishing” command, we took a huge strike from a big blue marlin! After a very hard and tough 46 min fight we managed to land our winning fish! The fish weighed in at 504 lbs which took the whole tourney! This is a huge accomplishment because your are competing against 70 other teams! What a privilege it was to win this tourney! Congratulations to our winning Wahine team!
David is from Oregon and his main goal was to catch a marlin! So we stayed out all day to try. We had no luck on marlin but we did manage a 40lb mahi!!!! It was a very hard fight for David but he was able to land his fish!
Randy and Jay fish with us a handful of times a year and we had yet another great day the boys took turns cranking in mahi and some ono! They live here so they were happy to bring home fish to the family!