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…

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…

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…