Sunday, May 10, 2009
Ono and Ahi action 4/16/09
Mr. John Brady, and friends joined us for a full day, looking for action and a good time. The good time came easy for them, but Josh and I had to work extra hard for the action part. We opted to go Ono (Wahoo) fishing along the coast line, as april and may, are usually great months for the toothy gamefish. As it turned out they weren't in the mood to bite any of our lures most of the day. But we did luck out catching one 20 pounder after trolling and sightseeing 30 miles of coastline. We decided it wasn't our day in Ono lane, so we changed plans, and went towards the deeper waters for something bigger.
After going offshore we spotted a school of dolphin just outside Kauna point. Normally a good sign for feeding yellow fin tuna in the area, we wanted to have a closer look and see if tuna were present. First pass through we marked a fish 40 fathoms down, the school of dolphin were tight and moving good. Shortly after reaching the school the surface erupted with 100 pound-plus size tuna feeding. We quickly swapped our spread of lures, for our green stick rig. We missed one Ahi right away, and then hooked one a little while later. Our tuna wound up weighing 120 pounds. So with a little patience, we got them the action they wanted, by never giving up.
Aloha, Capt. Teddy Hoogs