Monday, May 23, 2011

Sail fishing on the America II

Captain John and his mate Jeff bring in a 20-25lb Ono (wahoo) on the way back from our extreme afternoon sail. *notice he is bringing in the line bare handed-no pole or real; jeff had the other end of the line and almost went off the back of the boat (not really).
The america II gets right on it's side-this time I chose the "wet side" of the vessel, and boy I was completely soaked within 5 minutes of our sailing portion. Thanks goodness our water is so warm and so is the Sun. We had a fabulous time and the fish- the iceing on the cake as it were.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Strike Zone sport fishing Maui has a very consistant record

The guys at Strike Zone Sport fishing have been fishing off Maui for years. I see flags flying on a regular basis. I sent a couple out with strike zone fishing charters last week (and others too~ I am just waiting for PHOTOS people! ). Stephanie made a point  to find us on facebook and wrote on our wall to say how much she enjoyed Fishing with Strike Zone sportfishing and she had caught a Mahi Mahi. 
"Aloha ladies, I just wanted to drop a message and say thanks for getting my husband and I on a shared boat last Tuesday with StrikeZone. I really appreciate the extra work you put in finding us a shared boat. I caught my first Mahi Mahi and it was a good looking fish, as you can see in my profile pic! Mahalo" ~Stephanie Garton

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Spring Wahine Fishing Tourney ( Sat-Sun May 14 & 15)

I had an invite to be on this Boat ! "If I only knew then what I know now!" I work weekends so I had to pass on the invite.

Sponsored by the Lahaina Yacht Club the Wahine fishing tournament lasted 2 days and used spring time "Jungle Rules" as in they were only out to have fun. Start time was Midnight:01 Saturday morning and ended 5PM Sunday evening. First day out 1 boat caught a Blue Marlin around 400#; however my friend Rhona and the girls caught the biggest Pacific Blue Marlin @ 794lbs ! Next day another Blue Marlin about 600# was caught; however it was not big enough to win.(yea for my friends :-)

*The Boat: Tai Pan II 2 (the old Goodfellows boat) * The Vessel: 42' Bertram *The Captain: Nat * The Anglers: Jessica & Lisa (spring "Jungle rules) * The Prize: Dinner for 2 * However even better than that is the 2 Gold Marlins the ladies get to put on a necklace: for their huge Marlin they brought in~ courtesy of the Lahaina Yacht club!
    It took aprox. 45 minutes to get the fish to the boat with all 6 girls & the Captain helping out (remember Jungle rules apply) The just under 800# Pacific Blue Marlin caught off Maui was half dead when they got it to the boat; & get this...they killed the giant Marlin with Vodka, by pouring vodka over it's gills. (Rhona thinks she might have poured half the bottle down it's throat first! :-) 
    Now I heard someone say what a waste of Vodka; however 1 of the ladies brought vodka just for that reason-to kill the Blue Marlin before bringing it onto the boat. *You don't want a live active 800# marlin on your boat!

    Monday, May 9, 2011

    Captain John brings in a #275 Pacific Blue Marlin