During our New Zealand Adventure we were very selective of the fish we caught and with the abundance of Kingfish/Yellowtail/Hamachi we targeted fish above the 40 lb mark. Ken Oakes landed a few nice Kingies for his cooler. We seen a few big boys in the 80 lb+ range that looked like submarines scouring the ocean floor. Typically the bigger ones would swim alone which is probably why they are so big.
Travis Masutani aka "JD" was on fire. He has the keen insight of spotting a giant tako, grabbing enormous lobsters like these and spearing whatever he wanted to.
Kris Tyler showed us how to catch the top 3 fish in New Zealand in a single dive. The Kingfish, Snapper, and John Dory in one hour. Any spearo would be stoked on a catch like this. In Hawaii it would be equivalent to spearing a Ono, Mu, and Uku. I can't wait to go back next year! We took lots of video for a future episode of Hawaii Skin Diver where you can see all the action in High Definition. Until next time....Malama I ke kai!