Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Biggest Ahi of the week 5/19/09

Two couples from Florida joined us for a full day.  They told us they would be happy with any sort of action we could find.  We set out, trolling the coast for Ono.  We came across some great grounds where we marked clouds of bait all in the right spots on the ledge.  But to no avail, we decided to try our luck offshore.  

After changing out our ono lures rigged on cable, with our offshore spread, rigged on mono.  It didn't take long for a big pelagic to find one of our lures irresistible.  The stinger position started screaming out line into the depths, a dead give away for the powerful yellow-fin tuna.  After a 10 minute fight the trophy tuna was secured along side.  High fives all around and high hopes for the rest of the day, as it was only 8:00 a.m.

We continued to work the area we hooked the big tuna, signs looked good with a couple more fish marked, but no one else was hungry.  On the way back toward the harbor we spotted some birds working on the horizon, schools of big skip-jack were exploding, feeding on the surface.  We hooked a couple 20 pound skip-jack for the wives on lighter tackle for a fun challenge to end the day on a high note.

The big tuna hit the scales at 175 pounds, making it the largest weighed that week.

Fishing's getting better and better as the weeks move toward summer, water has really warmed up the last couple weeks and signs are promising for good fishing to come.

Aloha, Capt. Teddy Hoogs

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