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…

Day25Malolo

Fishing with rubber hooks.

All fisherman have those days when the fish are biting but the hooks just won’t stick.  Here in Hawaii these days are called ‘rubber hook’ days.  I am the new king of rubber hooks.  By my rough but conservative count I lost at lease 10 good pelagics today.  Water was choppy and the current mostly…