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!!!

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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