Friday, March 5, 2010

Mahi Mahi for the grill! 3/5/10

Mr. Glean, from California climbed aboard this morning for a half day. We left at 6:00 a.m., David watched the sunrise while Josh fine tuned the lures. Fishing slowed down immensely from last week, but we hoped for the best.
David had mentioned earlier he would love to have something for the grill, that he could cook at his beach house in Puako. He preferred to catch a Mahi Mahi or an Ono, liking the flaky mild fillets they offered.
With four hours to work with, Josh and I had to act fast. Luckily, a fad that broke free from an outer island just happened to be passing by. A couple boats already checked it out for any action, but turned away with no luck. We marked some bait surrounding the buoy; I had a hunch a Mahi Mahi was calling it home. Josh rigged a ballyhoo on a lighter outfit and stuck it in the middle of the pattern. It didn't take long for the resident Mahi to eat it for breakfast.
David had a good fight on 50 pound test to get it within Josh's reach. Great gaff shot, and Mahi Mahi was now on the dinner menu.
Fishing proved to be very slow again today, we did mark a marlin on our way in, but couldn't get it to bite.
Fishing should pick back up next week during the new moon, check back to see if my prediction comes true.

Aloha, Capt. Teddy Hoogs

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