Mahalo to Lehua Jaycees for Great Keiki Fishing Derby Last Weekend!

A big mahalos to the Lehua Jaycees and their sponsors for the keiki fishing derby on Moku ‘Ola Island (Coconut Island) in Hilo, HI, last weekend. My son and I were able to spend quality time while enjoying the Hilo surroundings, people and wonderful weather. Mahalo especially to the members of the Hilo Casting Club for assisting in the weigh-in and for making my son feel comfortable about the whole process. He won third place in the 5-7 age group. The Hawaii Tribune Herald reported the following results :

Age 5-7

1st place: Xander-James Macomber

2nd place: Tyler Spencer

3rd place: Daytona Aweau

Age 8-10

1st place: Kamreyn Manzano-Reese

2nd place: Israel Cruz

3rd place: Bertram Oguma

Age 11-13

1st place: Aaron Martinez

2nd place: Kyson Canizo

3rd place: Cassidy Kelii

Biggest Balloon Fish: Jason Arquitola Jr.

It was his first trophy ever and he’s was the proudest 5 year-old there! Mahalo again! Lehua Jaycees and sponsors for making my son’s day as well as the many keiki participants.

S. Tokunaga Store Ulua Challenge Tournament Results

I was on the Hawaii Fishing Forum and saw the latest on the S. Tokunaga Store Ulua Challenge this past weekend. Apparently, there was a nice blurb regarding the tournament in USA Today . The final tournament (unofficial) results are as follows from Hawaii Fishing Forum:


Ulua (Giant Trevally) category:
1. Bruce Blythe – 89.8
2. Duane Fukumoto – 89.7
3. Scotty Burns – 80.7
4. Mel Hirayama – 70.5
5. Gerald Llanes – 68.7
6. Brent Masunaga – 66.5
7. Rody Dasalla – 65.9
8. Randall Soga – 64.0
9. Marc Burns – 61.8
10. Nolan Agliam – 59.8

‘Omilu (Jack Crevalle) category:
1. Randy Duldulao – 18.7
2. James Ku – 17.1
3. Vic Llanes – 16.9
4. Jeremy Harada – 16.2
5. Kaimana Llanes – 15.4
6. Wil Sulliban – 14.8
7. Myles Shimabukuro – 13.9
8. Reuben Llanes – 13.2
9. Anthony Beaudet – 13.2
10. Avery Lincoln – 12.8

Mahalo to omer110 for the update! and congratulations to all the winners this year!

You can also now check out pictures from the tournament. Wow! some nice fish! Too bad! No hundred-pounders this year. Thanks to HeeHunter1987 for the great pics and videos!

Next year, I’m in!!!

Upcoming Father’s Day Weekend Fishing Tournaments for the Fishing Fanatic Dad

Summer means game fish time and the start of the competitive tournament season. Mahalo to the Hawaii Fishing News crew for the tournament information. HFN always has the latest news and happenings in every monthly issue and on their site:

June 19-21, 2009

O’ahu: Ahi Fever in Wai’anae Fishing Tournament hosted by the Wai’anae Boat Fishing Club.

Ulua fishing dads on O’ahu will happy to find out that after a two-year absence the Atlapac Fishing Club will be hosting their Weighmaster’s Classic. No website but you can contact Roland Galacgac (808) 349-8401 for more info.

Hawaii: HBGFC Rock’N Reel Hawaiian Open hosted by the Hawaii Big Game Fishing Club.

Diving dads will also have a tournament on Maui. The 2009 Daniel Perreira Memorial Spearfishing Tournament on June 21st. Email Brian Yoshikawa of Maui Sporting Goods at divewithdad@hawaii.rr.com.

Sign up early as entries fill up fast. Have fun and hopefully hanapa’a!

Upcoming Father’s Day Weekend Fishing Tournaments for the Fishing Fanatic Dad

Summer means game fish time and the start of the competitive tournament season. Mahalo to the Hawaii Fishing News crew for the tournament information. HFN always has the latest news and happenings in every monthly issue and on their site:

June 19-21, 2009

O’ahu: Ahi Fever in Wai’anae Fishing Tournament hosted by the Wai’anae Boat Fishing Club.

Ulua fishing dads on O’ahu will happy to find out that after a two-year absence the Atlapac Fishing Club will be hosting their Weighmaster’s Classic. No website but you can contact Roland Galacgac (808) 349-8401 for more info.

Hawaii: HBGFC Rock’N Reel Hawaiian Open hosted by the Hawaii Big Game Fishing Club.

Diving dads will also have a tournament on Maui. The 2009 Daniel Perreira Memorial Spearfishing Tournament on June 21st. Email Brian Yoshikawa of Maui Sporting Goods at divewithdad@hawaii.rr.com.

Sign up early as entries fill up fast. Have fun and hopefully hanapa’a!

Its been around for a little while now and is one of the best ways to catch island news, sports and favorite island shows like, “Let’s Go Fishing”. The best of island television is now available outside of Hawaii live & on demand on Hawaii IPTV. If you’re into UH Sports, they have over 100 telecasts, including football, women’s volleyball, men’s basketball, and much more can be delivered directly to your TV. And now, for a limited time, UH fans on the mainland and globally are eligible to receive a special discounted rate. Visit www.tvfromhawaii.com, and enter the promo code UHF0309 and save $125.

Its been around for a little while now and is one of the best ways to catch island news, sports and favorite island shows like, “Let’s Go Fishing”. The best of island television is now available outside of Hawaii live & on demand on Hawaii IPTV. If you’re into UH Sports, they have over 100 telecasts, including football, women’s volleyball, men’s basketball, and much more can be delivered directly to your TV. And now, for a limited time, UH fans on the mainland and globally are eligible to receive a special discounted rate. Visit www.tvfromhawaii.com, and enter the promo code UHF0309 and save $125.

Kona’s First Grander of the Year

Got a tweet from @BillfishReport. First grander in Kona this year. Apparently yesterday the Monkey Biz II weighed a 1064 lbs. blue marlin. The fight lasted twenty minutes. Fish caught on a jet – on the stinger. Check it out . It’s a great start to the beginning of the season.

Kona’s First Grander of the Year

Got a tweet from @BillfishReport. First grander in Kona this year. Apparently yesterday the Monkey Biz II weighed a 1064 lbs. blue marlin. The fight lasted twenty minutes. Fish caught on a jet – on the stinger. Check it out . It’s a great start to the beginning of the season.