Wednesday, August 26, 2009
KILA KILA takes biggest Ahi of the year 6/29/09
Right out of the harbor this morning started of well. I ran out to the 500 fathom ledge and Josh put the lines in the water. I spotted a group of shear waters winging over a particular area and turned out to make a pass near them. Shortly before reaching the middle of the birds Josh's morning lesson was spoiled. Angler Justin Johnson, from Seattle, soon got his heart pumping when the line started ripping out from the rod and reel he was already clipped into the chair with. Josh was teaching him what to expect and techniques on angling when the fish struck. After a 15 minute fight we had it within sight. The long Allison yellow-fins streaming from the tuna were the first sign it was a bigger fish. The fish gave Josh a good tug on leader before we secured it with the gaffs. The beautiful Ahi weighed in at 233 1/2 lbs. largest of the year on rod and reel for 2009.