Day 12:  little ahi (yellow fin tuna) and a mahimahi.

Makahiki 2014, Days 9-12, Back from the High Desert.

After the capsize of day 8, I made sure to rinse and clean everything extra well in order to minimize the damage that salt water is so viciously capable of.  Unfortunately, I was called away from fishing quite suddenly with a last minute trip to Utah to help my wife’s parents deal with some health issues.…

OnoFatty

Makahiki 2014; Day 6

I woke up and immediately started second-guessing myself as I scanned a forecast that made no sense whatsoever. Small craft warnings, except Hilo- WTF? Only thing to do was go and check it out. Once I saw it- I had even more doubts. The launch channel was breaking and though the wind was light, the…

Male Bird Wrasse

Makahiki 2014: Days 2 and 3.

     Day Two:  I tried going back to the same spot but got there to find the NW swell slamming.  Couple other guys were there and got shut down too- too dangerous.  B. and I decided to pull back to another spot but it just wasn’t firing, couldn’t catch bait, and the one bite…

33, 19, and 15 lb Onos (wahoo).

The Aquahunters Makahiki 2014 is on! Day 1.

Another Aquahunters Makahiki Tournament has begun.  From February to September of each year, my life becomes centered on constant monitoring of the weather and catch reports in order to maximize my chances of earning points on each of the 40 days I’m allowed to claim over the course of the season.  I’ve had good years…