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!

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!!

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!!

Hawai’i Fishing and Seafood Festival

Aloha Friday! Just wanted to remind everyone about the Hawai’i Fishing and Seafood Festival this Sunday, October 11, 2009 at Pier 38 in Honolulu. Don’t forget to check out all the fishing booths and make sure to see my friends at the USCG Auxiliary booth. Tell them the Hawaii Fishing Fanatic sent you. By the way, did I forget to mention that it’s FREE! Yes, free admission and parking! You can get more information about the festival below:

Official Release from the Hawai’i Visitors and Convention Bureau

The Hawai’i Fishing and Seafood Festival takes place in the heart of Honolulu on the waterfront at the Pier 38 Fishing Village. Held annually on the Sunday of the Discoverer’s Day weekend, last years event drew over 20,000 attendance and is evolving into one of the most popular events in Hawaii.

Sample or purchase fresh Hawai’i seafood products from popular local fish markets, restaurants and diners. Learn ancient and modern fishing methods from the various Hawaiian Civic and local shoreline, spearfishing and boating clubs. Try your hand at longcasting or flycasting at the demonstration area. Tour the local fish auction and see the various fresh fish displays such as Ahi, Mahimahi, Ono (Wahoo), Opakapaka, Munchong and more! FREE drawings – grand prizes may include trips to Las Vegas and Ocean Kayaks. Activities for Adults and Kids of all ages!

Lots of free parking (additional parking located at Honolulu Community College 1 block up the street – FREE shuttle service provided)!

U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service administrator Bill Hogarth stated that the Hawai’i Fishing and Seafood Festival should serve as the blueprint for all fishing and seafood related festivals nationwide.

Pacific Islands Fisheries Group

The Pacific Islands Fisheries Group or PIFG is a 501(c)3 non profit organization established in 2005 to help organize and keep Pacific Island Fishermen informed.

PIFG supports programs that directly benefit Hawai’i’s marine resources, enhance fishing community awareness and all conservation practices. PIFG supports agencies responsible for managing and conserving our island fisheries.

Our mission is to facilitate communication and participation amoungst all marine resource users to support sound resource use, management, research, conservation and education.

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!!

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!