Marlin Fishing From Above and Next Spectator Sport

I added a couple more links to coincide with the video below but it just left me flabbergasted! I think this video takes place somewhere in Australia. They call this guy the Gannet Man (Matt Watson) and he’s a “kiwi” (New Zealander). He’s also been featured on shows like The Late show with David Letterman, The Today Show, 60 minutes, NBC news, BBC World to name just a few of the countless shows, news agencies, publications and websites that have been fascinated by what he does. He has a show called, the Ultimate Fishing Show. This is freakish! Crazy Kiwi? You decide! by checking it out yourselves and leave me a comment:

In addition, after the shock of the video has worn off, here’s something to think about.

Time and time again, it has been debated whether marlin fishing could become a spectator sport. I’ve seen it myself and enjoy watching it immensely. I believe it could be the next big thing and with the popularity of bass fishing tournaments, it would be a natural progression for sportfishing. What do you think? Leave me a comment.

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Ho’omakaukau & Pau Hana Friday

A Prep for the Upcoming Weekend

Aloha Friday! to everyone!

I’m not sure what will work this weekend as the moon phase may brighten up the night skies. I’ve heard the good and bad of both. Fish tend to stay out on the shoreline later as it’s more lighted. Night fishing for ulua slows down as prey are able to see predator. Offshore fishermen may have more chances at ‘opelu and tombo ahi but the winter conditions may make it difficult to stay out.

In addition, watch for changing conditions. Safety should come first again as in last week. Windy days and large surf continue to pummel open ocean and shoreline areas. Wear your safety gear, take extra time to fasten down your fishing gear and look out for your fishing buddies.

Weather

Weekend forecast looks like scattered showers (50% chance for rain), high surf till Sunday morning and high winds. See right sidebar for Weatherbug’s latest forecast!

Tide Information

Again tide information has been provided by HawaiiTides.com Daily Tide Predictions and weather information by Weatherbug for updates before heading out to the “ka nahele or forest”. Click on links in the right sidebar for Hawai’i Island & O’ahu forecasts.

Fishing Forecast

Offshore:
Ahi (Big-Eye Tuna)
A’u (Marlin)
Kamanu (Rainbow Runner)
Mahimahi
Hapu’upu’u (Sea Bass)
Lehi (Snapper)
‘Opakapaka (Pink Snapper)

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

Info courtesy of Hawaii Fishing News

Tournaments

No scheduled tournaments this week.

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

“Fish Finds” Sunday

I came across these finds over the past few days and hope Hawai’i Fishing Fanatic Fans will enjoy the following:

I found this article while researching environmental issues. Cigarette butts found toxic to saltwater and freshwater fish, that spotlights its effect on fish. If you smoke, this might be something you might want to think about when smoking at your local fishing spot. It may be killing the fish in the immediate area and your chance of getting that “hanapa’a” feeling.

Ever wonder where the fish might be biting somewhere in the world or curious as to how to fish somewhere you’ve never been before? Well, the Flyfish Map (beta) is a special online fishing tool that includes user-driven videos, maps and pertinent information of a fishery on a global map. This isn’t exactly an all-encompassing fishing map and more for flyfishers but this at least gives you an idea of what to expect when fishing unfamiliar waters. I haven’t quite finished checking it out but there are four markers on the Hawaiian islands. Check it out, it might just help you catch fish!

For flyfishermen or whippers looking for a cheap alternative for imitating our local ‘opae or shrimp, a recent article in Flyfishing in Saltwaters, “Steamed Straw Shrimp” , will keep you busy for the week (a how-to link is provided). I think this will work on the flats or as “damashi” as it gives a profile of the shrimp not easily imitated by other materials and it costs less to boot!

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Ho’omakaukau & Pau Hana Friday

A Prep for the Upcoming Weekend

Aloha Friday! to everyone! I’ve been away for on-the-job training, so I do apologize for the missing posts this week. But it should be over today and I hope to be back on schedule. The last couple of days has been blustery to say the least. Yet, these are sometimes the best conditions. Fish are less spooked and are more apt to bite without hesitation. I’m going to try to hit the shoreline this weekend, so I hope to see you out there.

Also, keep in mind the conditions. Safety should come first and windy days have a tendency to have danger lurking nearby. Wear your safety gear and look out for your fishing buddies.

Weather

Weekend forecast looks like scattered showers (50% chance for rain), gusty winds and lots of sun.
See right sidebar for Weatherbug’s latest forecast!

Tide Information

Again tide information has been provided by HawaiiTides.com Daily Tide Predictions and weather information by Weatherbug for updates before heading out to the “ka nahele or forest”. Click on links in the right sidebar for Hawai’i Island & O’ahu forecasts.

Fishing Forecast

Offshore:
Ahi (Big-Eye Tuna)
A’u (Marlin)
Kamanu (Rainbow Runner)
Mahimahi
Hapu’upu’u (Sea Bass)
Lehi (Snapper)
‘Opakapaka (Pink Snapper)

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

Info courtesy of Hawaii Fishing News

Hopefully, I’ll have time to post later and have some images for you folks. In the meantime, have a safe weekend and don’t forget to share your fishing photos!!

What Kine Fish Dat? Saturday!

Recently went out on the flats and came across this fish while fishing for ‘o’io (bonefish). These fish are nicknamed, obake (ghost) weke. If the head is eaten, it can lead one to have hallucinations and nightmares. Hmmm. . . Makes you wonder what kind of chemical is in this fish. They’re similar in appearance to the goatfsh family. Anyone have any insights?

Also, it’s UH Game Day today, so make sure you root for the Warriors!