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!
I got a tweet from @BullsandBeavers blog regarding the National Geographic Series on fishing for monster fish called Hooked. I had watched the series back in 2008 and I believe a DVD is already out. You have to see this series if you’re into BIG fish!! “Hooked” Monsters of the Deep…. http://bit.ly/UdbA6
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.
Hey for anyone interested in getting their hands on a pair of Newells (550 & 546) for ulua (giant trevally) fishing. Remember to research it first and hopefully the seller is legit but it seems to be a pretty good deal for a $120 each. It was posted yesterday so you might still have a chance. Check it out on Craigslist .
Aloha everyone and thanks for your patience. I’m still transitioning this blog over to its own domain and WordPress. Not a lot of time and lots of work has contributed to the sparse posting. So again sorry for that and I hope to let you know as soon as I’m done!!
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”:)
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.
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!