Double Mahi Day

Went out for a run with our friend Chris “Hammah” Paglinawan and his friend Mikey on Monday, June 6 and we got lucky with a couple of Mahimahi. There was practically no wind to start off our day, so we pedaled the TI around looking for bait. We get to our first bait spot and nobody was home...this pattern repeated for our 2nd, 3rd, and 4th bait spots too!

While searching for bait, we see a nice size mahi jump behind Mikey’s kayak...Fish ON! Two jumps later, it shakes the hook and is gone.

Decided to rig up a dead opelu that we brought with us and a few minutes later we had our first strike...and our first Mahimahi (20+ lbs) in the boat. We shoot a quick pic and start sailing around since the wind picked up.
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We end up taking 2 more strikes, but one Mahi shakes the hook and the other just unbuckles! =(

Luckily for us, our friend Chris was on a bait catching mission and got a few. Shared one with us and less than 10 minutes later we have our second Mahi on! After a good battle with this fish we get him in the kayak too.
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The conditions get rough for a while, but the Hobie Mirage Tandem Island is so stable that we stay out thinking that we’ll be able to load up with more fish. Unluckily for us everything went dead...no fish around, no bait around, so we finally decide to head in happy with our two Mahimahis.

For those of you who don’t know, Chris is a fish catching maniac. Here’s his catch from that same day.
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*Will post a video on our YouTube channel http://www.youtube.com/user/UyedaBrothers as soon as I finish editing it.