GT Masters Tournament (Rescheduled) – Day One

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OK, so it took awhile to get ready and hit the road. But we were able to finally set up our camp and eventually throw out our ulua poles. Ate our Zippy’s Zip Pac and now enjoying the sound of surf at Ka’ena Point. I’m posting while we wait to hopefully soon hear the sound of ulua bells going off!

“Fish Finds” Sunday

I came across these finds over the past few weeks on standup paddle fishing, fishng forums and a group that wants to preserve the ‘o’io worldwide. I hope Hawai’i Fishing Fanatic Fans will enjoy the following:

This guy, Alex Aguera, is pretty akamai and created a board setup for Stand Up Paddle (SUP) Fishing called, the Hooked SUP.

The Hooked SUP

The Hooked SUP

He has an article that talks about how he was able to catch a 16lb  ‘omilu on the Hooked SUP. I’m a beginner fishing kayaker but this looks a lot easier to transport than my heavier kayak. Plus, my daughter can still use the board for SUP when I’m not using it. The setup can be taken out and it becomes a standard standup paddle board.That would make it a multi-task board! But I digress, any alternative is always great. Because who would’ve thought of kayak fishing? or even SUP? just a decade ago. I would’ve got smacked by my ‘ohana and friends or laughed at!! LOL!!

16 lb. Omilu

16 lb. ‘Omilu

Speaking of smack, I found a bunch of pretty active forums with unselfish members who are willing to share their fishing secrets with others. I’m glad because over the years we’ve all remember the “old man” who when you ask, “Hey Uncle what you caught?” and he responded, “Ah, nothing, neva catch nothin!” Hiding his bucket and face from you. Aw! Come On!

The premier fishing forum for shoreline fishing in Hawai’i is the Hawai’i Fishing Forum, this one is very active and covers a gamut of topics, including ulua fishing, whipping and even ghost stories! Another one I found, is hosted by Bruddah Bill Newton of ‘Ewa Beach. He has several web sites but the most popular with fishermen is his Ulua Fishing on Facebook Page. With that popularity, he just started a fishing forum called iFish Hawaii Fishing Forums.  There is also the Hanapa’a Fishing Forums but its not as active as the others. I’ll let you know as I find more Hawai’i-specific forums. Remember with all of these forums, you may have to register to make a comment or ask a question.

iFish Hawaii

iFish Hawaii

Lastly, this find was kind of interesting and is more flyfishing-oriented. I’ll be the first to admit I’m not a purist in any aspect of fishing or flyfishing but there are those that are more hardcore than others. With that being said, this organization is a breath of fresh air and if you love ‘o’io (bonefish) or awa (tarpon), the Bonefish & Tarpon Trust (previously Bonefish & Tarpon Unlimited) is for you. There are a bunch of Hawai’i flyfishing guides who are members of this organization and are helping the Trust in their bonefish research efforts. Namely, Captain Terry Duffield or better known as, “Coach Duffy,” and his staff. Also, if you decide to join the Bonefish & Tarpon Trust (BTT) now and donate $100, you get a chance to win monthly prizes and a chance at the Grand Prize, a Hell’s Bay Boatworks Skiff, during their BTT Membership Sweepstakes! So join NOW!

Help bonefish, tarpon and permit

Help bonefish, tarpon and permit

Ok that’s it for this Sunday!

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Wordless Wednesday – GT Masters Cup 2010

GT Masters 2010

GT Masters Cup 2010 Competitor Packet

“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

Okay, since I now have limited time between my honey-do, volunteer and job workload, I’ve decided to combine my Thursday (Ho’omakaukau – Get Ready) and Friday (Pau Hana – Finished Work) together into one post. But don’t despair if I get more donations, I might be able to post more often (shameless solicitation). Remember most of us, bloggers, do this for love and don’t get paid diddly-squat. So kokua, if can.

Weather

Weekend forecast looks like scattered showers (50% chance for rain) with periods 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

Tips

One of Young's many food offerings

Young’s Fishmarket

I’m a seafood and Hawaiian food aficionado, so when I saw that Young’s Fishmarket had their own Twitter, Facebook and web site. I was on it, like a haw-net! Young’s makes delicious food that will broke your mouth! I’m saying this from small-kid, hanabata days experience. I always relished the chance after a hard-days fishing to stop over at Young’s whenever my parents opted to go there. Young’s also offers mail-order, their menu, specials, etc. So if you like to be constantly updated and ‘ono for delicious Hawaiian-cooking, hook up with Young’s and you can’t go wrong.

Young’s Twitter Page
Young’s Facebook Fan Page
Young’s Web Site

Tournaments

Thursday October 29, 2009 – Lahaina Wahine Tournament
Friday October 30, 2009 – Lahaina Jackpot

Norv Ayers (808) 757-0665
Website lahainajackpot.com

Info courtesy of Hawaii Fishing News

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

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!