Coastal Kayak Tours

2011 Yak Off - Kayak Fishing Tournament

We decided to take our friends’ son, Trek, to fish in the 4th Annual Yak Off - Kayak Fishing Tournament on Saturday, June 11. We didn’t enter because we wanted to give Trek the best chance to win by having him fight all the fish that were hooked that day.

We woke up on Saturday morning to a mild rainstorm. =/ Luckily for us it cleared up while we were driving to the Manu O Ke Kai Canoe Club in Haleiwa. Unlucky for everyone in the tournament…the wind and waves picked up and made things very uncomfortable for everyone. Luckily for us we have the Hobie Mirage Tandem Island and the wind and chop were minimized by this super craft.

The plan was to look for live bait then troll to our ulua spot. Problem one…no live bait. Problem two…nothing hit while trolling. Problem three…our ulua spot was barren! Luckily for us, while sailing back to the canoe club we scored a nice little lai. A couple of minutes later, we score our second lai. And finally when we were just about back to the canoe club we get a nice little kawakawa.
Trek weighs his fish in and comes in tied for 3rd place!