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!
We had Robert Hill and his friends and family come along for a full day adventure. They are from North Pole AK. We had great luck together. Started off the day with a 40lb tuna for Robert on light tackle and a big tuna like that was a dream fish for him so we were happy! The rest of the day we looked for life and got lucky catching a nice striped marlin and at the end we tagged a Blue Marlin! Excellent day!