I Am A Salmon & Steelhead Fisherman Too!

Beautiful King Salmon (Great Lakes)

Since everyone was wondering if I really have caught salmon before due to my last post on Bryan Clay’s salmon trip. Here is proof. The salmon was caught, weighed and released into the river after the photo shot. Not out of the water for more than 2 mins. I try to be pretty efficient and keep their survival rates up so that they can complete their journey and breed upriver.

I’ve been an avid salmon and steelheader for over 10 years now! Wow! I hadn’t realized I’ve been doing it for that long! Thanks!

Bryan Clay Salmon Fishing Trip

Bryan Clay, Hawai’i’s Olympic Gold Medalist (decathlon), recently posted Twitter/Facebook updates regarding his salmon fishing trip to British Columbia, Canada. I was excited! Because, aside from my saltwater fishing endeavors, I’m a diehard salmon and steelhead fisherman too!! I’ve flyfished for them with either a fly rod or spey rod on both the east and west coasts.

Bryan caught some really good size salmon and boy! was his timing great. Timing the run for these anadromous fish is a science in itself and it’s awesome when you’re on the river at the right time. Endless fishing as Bryan will attest! I’m elated, not because, he’s a famous Olympian, but there aren’t too much island boys (except those on the mainland) that have fished for salmon/steelhead and experienced fishing for them first-hand.

Nootka fishing trip '09. Caught a 32lber and a few others! No... on Twitpic

Check out his Twitter or Facebook pages for more details.

Wow! I’m jealous, next time you need to take me Bryan!!

$1 Million Up For Grabs: Last Day to Pick Your FantasyFishing.com FLW Walmart Team

Just a reminder to everyone who has been following my blog. It’s your last day to make your picks for your Walmart FLW Tour fantasy fishing team. However, get them in by 11:59 pm ET. If you haven’t signed up, you have until the deadline to sign up and pick your anglers. Just click the Fantasy Fishing banner on my blog. If you have time, sign up for the Player’s Advantage option. It’ll give you a better idea who might win the event. As a heads up, these anglers are my picks for my team, Hui ‘O’opu (Team Bass), at the Lake Champlain, NY final tour event. You can choose whomever you want and if you like my picks for Hui ‘O’opu, pick them, but make sure you share the wealth. Less you get “bachi”:)

Hui ‘O’opu

1 SHINICHI FUKAE
2 RANDALL THARP
3 DAVE LEFEBRE
4 DAVID WALKER
5 PETE GLUSZEK
6 MICHAEL BENNETT
7 DAVID DUDLEY
8 BRENT EHRLER
9 LARRY NIXON
10 DAVID FRITTS

There is also a blog and a Facebook page for the Fantasy Fishing Tour.

Update: Just Finished New Article for Hawaii Fishing News!

I know, I know, it’s been awhile and everybody is wondering what happened to my column the last couple of months. Well, to tell you the truth, I’ve been kind of busy! So e kala mai (sorry), had to take care of things back home with my ‘ohana. Whew! I thought it gets easier as you grow older but kids certainly keep you active!

So remember to check out next month’s article (August) I hope for another exciting chapter in “Hawaiians and the Sea.” I’m praying that editors Chuck and Monica will print it, so don’t hold your breath. Mahalo to all my ‘ohana and supporters.

Also check out Hawaii Fishing News for the latest fishing news and happenings! and remember to twitter me @aweau. Mahalos!