Ho’omakaukau & Pau Hana Friday

A Prep for the Upcoming Weekend.

Okay, okay, I got lazy this week and combined the Thursday (Ho’omakaukau – Get Ready) and Friday (Pau Hana – Finished Work) together into one post. But this post is filled with information for the avid island angler.

Tide Information

I’ve been lucky enough to have HawaiiTides.com Daily Tide Predictions on the blog and along with Weatherbug’s forecasts contribute to a one-stop reminder before heading out to the “ka nahele or forest”. See right sidebar for Hawai’i & O’ahu forecasts.

If you need tide information for a specific location, just visit their site and click on their “locations” link. Don’t forget to bookmark their site (as well as this one) and if you find them useful, kokua them and make a donation.

Fishing Forecast

Offshore:
Ahi (Yellowfin Tuna)
Ahi Palaha (Albacore)
A’u (Marlin)
Mahimahi
Hapu’upu’u (Sea Bass)
Uku (Grey Snapper)

Inshore:
Ulua/’Omilu (Trevally)
Hahalalu (Baby Scad or ‘Akule)
‘Akule (Scad)
‘Opelu (Mackerel)

Info courtesy of Hawaii Fishing News

Tips

I found these tips through the Field & Stream Magazine. If you like their tips, make sure you subscribe to their newsletter or pick up a subscription for $10/yr. Now that’s cheap and I’ve learned a ton of stuff from the magazine over the years. Not just for fishing but for practical stuff like survival skills on the ocean and in the wilderness. I’ve added some “artful” descriptions and sorted out the fishing-specific ones, so I hope it helps. I particularly like the idea of the golf club gaff. Hmmmm. . .:

Monofilament Floss Dispenser Holder
Flytying Thread Taggle Avoider
Organize Hooks with Safety Pins
Avoid Flyline Memory
Golf Club Gaff
Fishing Spool Koozie
Letter Opener Braided Line Slicer
Chum Bomb Slinger

Fillet Knife Bobber

Tournaments

No fishing tournaments this weekend.

Weather

Weekend forecast looks like scattered showers with periods of sun.
See right sidebar for Weatherbug’s latest forecast!

Everyone have a safe weekend and don’t forget to share your fishing photos!!

Reef Rippas Guide Service

The Hawaii Fishing Fanatic blog endorses Reef Rippas (Rippers) Guide Service. I’ll be involve with the service as a guide along with my friend, Miles Arima, a longtime island fisherman. We are just starting off the service and are currently taking inquiries for flats fishing (reef walk-in with flyfishing/spinning gear) in the Honolulu/Greater Honolulu Metro Area. We hope to teach you the uniqueness of the island shoreline fishery, instruct you on how to fish this fishery, and to experience the Hawaiian fishing culture and history of our islands.

If you are interested in making Hawaii your destination for large bonefish or to enjoy flyfishing/spinning in paradise, please email us at reefrippashawaii@gmail.com or visit us on the Reef Rippas Hawai’i Fan Page .

You could be wading knee-deep on beautiful reef flats like this along the eastern Honolulu shoreline.

Gameday Saturday

Gameday Saturday!!

Okay! if you don’t watch college football then you need to get out on the water this weekend. However, be sure to avoid high traffic areas today as you have several large events going on. These include the Hickam AFB Open House (w/Thunderbirds Demo) and Waikiki Ho’olaule’a. Don’t forget you can also watch the UH/UNLV game at home. Check out my post on my football blog Hawai’i Football Fanatics for more info on links.

I got the latest report that the ‘oama are running and the papio have been hitting them with the “floater ‘oama” rig. This should be the norm on all islands.

Tide Information
Saturday: H 3:43pm 1.6 L 10:10pm 0.0
Sunday: H 5:06am 2.1 L 11:28am 0.4 H 4:51pm 1.4 L 10:52pm 0.0

Ho’omakakau (Get Ready) Thursday

A Prep for the Upcoming Weekend

Tide Information
Friday: H 3:41am 1.8 L 9:38am 0.2 H 3:43pm 1.9 L 10:10pm 0.0
Saturday: H 4:24am 2.0 L 10:32am 0.3 H 3:43pm 1.6 L 10:10pm 0.0
Sunday: H 5:06am 2.1 L 11:28am 0.4 H 4:51pm 1.4 L 10:52pm 0.0

Fishing Forecast
Offshore:
Ahi (Yellowfin Tuna)
Ahi Palaha (Albacore)
A’u (Marlin)
Mahimahi
Hapu’upu’u (Sea Bass)
Uku (Grey Snapper)

Inshore:
Ulua/’Omilu (Trevally)
Hahalalu (Baby Scad or ‘Akule)
‘Akule (Scad)
‘Opelu (Mackerel)

Tips

Make sure you use the right type and pound leader for the gamefish you are pursuing.

Tournaments

Friday September 18, 2009 – Mike Sakamoto 1st Annual Scholarship Shoreline Tournament
Tournament Dates: September 18-20, 2009
Location: O’ahu
Pacific Island Fisheries Group
Phone (808) 265-4962
Website: FishToday.org
E-mail: pacificfisheries@gmail.com

Friday September 18, 2009 – Shore Casters for Christ 1st Annual Jackpot Ulua Tournament
Tournament Dates: September 18-19, 2009
Location: Maui
Kawika Enomoto (808) 463-6862
Wade Fukumoto (808) 298-75577
Website: shorecasters4christ.com
E-mail: Luana.Fukumoto@gmail.com
This tournament is a fundraising event to help build a food pantry distribution center and soup kitchen on Maui.

Info courtesy of HFN

Weather
Weekend forecast looks like some scattered showers and cloudy periods. Hopefully, it’ll be wet only in the mountains and dry where we’re all trying to fish! See right sidebar for Weatherbug’s latest forecast!

Notable Links This Week

Sorry about the delay but I found a couple of interesting links over the last few days that readers might want to check out:

President Obama Flyfishing in Montana

Great to see the President flyfishing and having fun on a Montana river back in August. If you are a big fan of the President you might get a kick out of these photos posted by the White House. I’m not sure if he caught anything though during his outing. No confirmation. Anyone on his staff want to elaborate? Also, if he needs a guide here in Hawai’i, please let me know, my friend and I will get him some hanapa’a action!

Flyfishing on Moloka’i

As you all know, I’m also an avid saltwater flyfisherman, so this video from Captain Clay of Hallelujahou Fishing on Moloka’i was an eye-opener. My best friend, Miles Arima, has family on the island and it’ll be fun to meet up with the captain soon.

Extreme Carp Air

Wo! this story is not for the faint-hearted and might make your girlfriend/spouse think twice about going fishing with you the next time. Field and Stream Magazine, an awesome outdoor magazine, did a story on extreme aerial bowfishing and a freak accident that shows the fisherman’s fiancee getting “false cracked” in the jaw by a flying carp. Just looking at the pictures makes me “cringe”! Check it out !

Anyway, any comments will be much appreciated and don’t forget to get Hawaii Fishing News this month as my article on Honoli’i (Big Island) is featured.

Labor Day Weekend Time Off

E kala mai to all Hawaii Fishing Fanatic Blog Fans. I took some time off this weekend to spend time with family and friends since returning to isles. Went fishing with friends off Hickam pier. “Small kine,” menpachi and ‘aweoweo action! But there are big fish hitting the bait fish too!

I’ll be back on the “post wagon” this week and I hope everyone had a great Labor Day weekend.

Mahalo!

Hawaii Fishing Fanatic Goes Mobile!

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