AQUAHUNTERS 2012 Makahiki Day 5

Finally had a chance to get on the water again to do some fishing and we had a great time on the water video taping and the day didn’t disappoint. We went to our favorite spot, a spot we call Blue Planet, because there are times that there is so much life in the ocean there it looks like you’re watching the Blue Planet DVD! Started off our day with a nice 12# Mahimahi.

We Right after bleeding the Mahimahi and packing him away in our fish bag, I (Kevin) drop a bait back and before we can open our sail, BANG, line goes screaming out of our reel! This time we end up tagging (Ulua Tagging Project Tag #U6368) and releasing a 32” Ulua (estimated weight about 22#).

Less than 5 minutes after tagging and releasing this beautiful fish we take another screamer! This 13# Kahala (Amber Jack) had no chance against our UB custom rod matched with the Fin-Nor 9500 spinning reel loaded with Blackwater Hollow Braid and Shock Leader. Gareth decided to show exactly how stable the Hobie Mirage Tandem Island is by posing with the fish while standing and riding backward on our kayak! The Hobie TI is an amazing watercraft to say the least.

Dropped a live bait down and while I’m letting the line out, BANG!!!!! Another strike! We end up landing this beautiful 27.5” Ulua (estimated weight 15#) and we tag and release her to fight again another day. Tag number #U12496

We fished for a bit more, but the weather turned UGLY fast. We opened up our sail and made it to shore just before the squall hit.
What a great day of fishing and sailing! Enjoy The Day!