S. Tokunaga Store Ulua Challenge 2011

I was on the Hawaii Fishing Forum again to check out the latest news and results for the S. Tokunaga Store Ulua Challenge this past weekend. Wow! there were some really nice fish! Too bad though! No hundred-pounders this year. Had some really big ‘omilu though this time around!

The final tournament (unofficial) results are as follows from, omer110, on the Hawaii Fishing Forum:

Largest Ulua (Giant Trevally) category:
1. Jason A – 75.2
2. Kalani K – 71.6
3. Bernie L – 68.3
4. Chad M – 62.5
5. Tyson M – 61.5
6. Laron K – 57.8
7. Bruce B – 50.7
8. John B – 49.6
9. John A – 49.1
10. Josh A – 48.8

Largest ‘Omilu (Jack Crevalle) category:
1. Kahana I – 21.4
2. Gerald L – 20.7
3. Shyann V – 18.4
4. Eddie C – 18.3
5. Dane R – 17.6
6. Skee S – 17.4
7. Rudolph L – 17.1
8. Kyle R – 16.5
9. Frederick F – 16.4
10. Brandon Z – 16.1

Mahalo to omer110 for the update! and congratulations to all the winners this year!

You can also check out recent pictures from the tournament on the S. Tokunaga Store Facebook page. Mahalo to major sponsors, Izuo Bros., Shimano and Kaenon Polarized!

I wasn’t able to make it again this year due to previous commitments, but there’s always next year!!!

Hamau Leo Wednesday – The Deli at He’eia Kea Pier

The Choys' "The Deli" at He'eia Kea pier

The Choy's and their store, "The Deli" at He'eia Kea Pier in Kane'ohe, O'ahu

Hamau Leo Wednesday – Spoils of Victory

Prizes for the GT Masters Cup Tournament

Prizes for the GT Masters Cup Tournament Winners

Wordless Wednesday – GT Masters Cup 2010 Shirt

Culmination and reward for a long weekend - GT Masters Cup 2010 Competitor Shirt

Culmination and reward for a long weekend - GT Masters Cup 2010 Competitor Shirt

GT Masters Tournament (Rescheduled) – Final Day

Well, we got a lifetime of memories and an adventure to share for a long time to come. We weren’t able to rustle up any ulua on this fishing trip but maybe the next time. Packed up at around 9am and we were on our way home by 10am. We both were pooped out and I headed to sleep soon after the GT Masters Weigh-In & Awards Ceremony (I just woke up at 11p and I am writing this post at a little after midnight to update everyone).

Boy! What an adventure this was! I’ll do it again but I’ll let our pictures speak for themselves. Also, I hope everyone enjoyed the mobile posts (sorry for any screw-ups) via this blog and Facebook fan page from Ka’ena Point.

Congratulations to all the winners in the GT Masters Cup 2010. Ho’omaika’i also goes out to Evan Abraham, who had the winning ulua at 56.4 lbs. (I’ll post GTM results as soon as I can, but gotta go back to bed now).

Big mahalos goes out to my fishing partners, Willy & Sherwin, our families (Aweau, Elisaga & Felipe ‘ohana), our friends (a special mahalo to BJ and Kevin for coming out!) and supporters for making our first shoreline fishing tournament together possible! But, we’re letting everyone know that it won’t be our last and we’ll get ‘um the next tournament! Mahalo a Nui Loa!

Pounding for ulua, 'o'io and 'omilu

Our GT Masters 2010 Campsite

Rigging time!

Rigging time!

Mahalo Bruddahs for coming out!

Mahalo Bruddahs for coming out!

Bruddah Willy can throw!

Bruddah Willy can throw!

Mr. Pole Benda Waiting Period

Mr. Pole Benda Waiting Period

Early sunrise and a hard night of pounding for ulua

Early sunrise and a hard night of pounding for ulua

We get 'um the next time! Watch out!

We get 'um next time!

GT Masters Tournament (Rescheduled) – Day Two



Rough night! No hanapa’a! As we continue our quest to catch us some i’a (fish) for the tournament. Spirits are somewhat tempered with adrenalin now subsiding, we approach the new day with skepticism due to the reports that big surf is on its way (but we’re in a safe spot and very safety conscious) and still windier than heck (15-25 mph winds). The kind that feels like it smacks your face just before it hurts. Even more, our fishing poles, reels, etc., are all encrusted with Hawaiian pa’akai (sea salt) and we got limu (seaweed), laundry-style on our lines in the water. Auwe!

Drank water and downed a cup of warm instant coffee. Still waiting on brunch though from our friend, Brock. Hmmm getting a little hungry! Caught a bunch of small baitfish while my friend, Willy, works his ulua (giant trevally) poles. However, he’s getting small-kine frustrated because it seems like most of the limu gets on his line while mine are limu-free! His new nickname is, Limu Man! LOL!

We heard everyone had a hard night too and no fishing action. In fact, one of our fishing partners, Sherwin, left for the eastside. We decided to stay and take our chances at Ka’ena.

So we need everyones prayers to help us out to get a Big One for our keikis! That’ll be much appreciated!


GT Masters Tournament (Rescheduled) – Day One


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!

Legislative Mondays – Shoreline Access

Shoreline Access: Having some problems with my WordPress blog, so I’ll be posting more later on the web site as soon as I can.

In the meantime, check out today’s Honolulu Advertiser article, “Hawaii shore-acess bill gaining support“. If you have a chance, also click the link to the HB 1808, for the complete picture and call your state house representative & senator and let them know you care about shoreline access.

REMEMBER, NO access, means less shoreline to fish and dive!!! Auwe!

Wordless Wednesday – Bait Casting Big Island Style!

Bait Casting Big Island Style! Crab calamari!

'Ohiki (sand crab) calamari!

Wordless Wednesday – GT Masters Cup 2010

GT Masters 2010

GT Masters Cup 2010 Competitor Packet