Monday, May 11, 2009
Oceanic white tip shark 5/8/09
Mr. Moraga, and son Michael from California, were excited to get out on the water. Unfortunately the fish knew they were coming, and hid in fear. Fishing was extremely slow, but we managed to have a good time anyway. Sightseeing along the coastline heading south, we checked out historical Hawaiian sites, recent lava flows, and rugged points. Ono fishing was very slow, only hooking one fish that shook loose near the boat.
We looked at TT buoy off Kauna point, and grabbed a live bait in hopes to entice a big predator. The only one interested was a 5 foot oceanic white tip shark. Son Michael was thrilled to see it chasing our bait on the surface. We decided to give the kid a pull from the man in the grey suit, and hook him something twice his size. With sweat dripping from his brow, and all smiles, he reeled it in for a closer look. Josh held it on leader, long enough for dad to get a couple pictures for the family album before release.
Slow fishing for the prized pelagic species, but fun experiences for a father and son outing.
Aloha, Capt. Teddy Hoogs