Friday, January 31, 2014

Super Bowl sashimi

Today we had a little break in the weather before another front arrives so decided to go out and get fish for Super Bowl Sunday. Always good to have a reason to catch fish.
My crew Kekoa and James worked hard while I drove boat all day, as we trolled. No bird piles but we got lucky.
Catch consisted of mahi and akus and kawakawas.  Found a 2x4 floating, thought I hooked it but turned out to hold a nice mahi.
Just enough for a couple meals and party.
Of course we had to sample so mom crow cut up some sashimi and it was awesome!  Doesn't get any fresher than this. So when's the next party boys?

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Don't Mess with Grandma

Everyone needs a little respect...Even if it means taking it easy when the elderly is crossing the street...Or Else!  Click Here to Watch!

Monday, January 27, 2014

New HSD Poster

We've been working on a new HSDTV poster pic and got some nice shots taken of Merlinda Garma from Masaki Photography.  Check out our facebook page and let us know which one you "LIKE" better.  Winning photo will be announced 3 pm on Jan. 31st, 2014. 

Lunch time

Homemade Poke bowl and salad

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Timing is Key

Checked the weather this am and saw the front coming in mid morning so waxed up for a dawn patrol session up northeast side.  A few friends out Wade, Rick, and Martin with some fun ones coming through as new swell filled in. Caught my share went in as 10 more surfers came out. Winds will switch northwest as front passes then back to northeast by Monday till next front arrives end of the week. Timing is key so plan your days accordingly on when and where you surf, dive or fish.

Friday, January 24, 2014

SB 2125

Have you heard the news that local niihau residents want to close off fishing within 2 miles of shore around the island?  That means no more trips to Niihau if the law passes.  They feel their reefs are being depleted and concerned for their resources.  The bill SB 2125 is in motion and if people don't speak up it will slide under the table and become law.

I have been there many times and our divers seem very selective in their spearing on the reef.  Here Layne Tsuchiguchi got this prized uku.

Not to often you can get a nice mu like Kris Tyler that is not spooked.  So after I finished my work I decided to call my local state representatives to express my opinions and concerns about passing this bill SB2125.  I called representative Jill Tokuda, Cynthia Thielen, and Ken Ito and the only one who called me back with some positive feedback was Ken Ito.  What's the difference if they close Niihau vs Molokai vs any beachfront property?  I told him I'm all for bag limits and sizes, but the key is how to enforce the law. Well this is election year and many politicians want a job so make a difference and call your state representatives to express your concerns on SB2125.  Find your Representative by Clicking Here. After this I had to cool off so went for a surf on the eastside to grab a few barrels.

South swell

Big Wednesday was a bit disorganized but waves provided fun overhead waves in town. Grabbed a few fun ones with no crowd. Light North winds today will veer west then southwest tomorrow so plan your board meetings accordingly.  Trades back next week.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Winner Winner

Fish dinner with my crew. Nitsuke Jo Louis (top left), black bean steam Kumu (top right), deep fried sweet sour Uhu (bottom left), and steamed uku stuffed.  Compliments of crows nest.

Monday, January 20, 2014

Weekend photo shoots

This weekend was time to shoot so we headed out to the Westside to film with Merlinda Garma.  
Then we met up with Sean Masaki and his wife and kids for some professional photos. Sean has traveled on many red sea trips and it's so awesome to see him doing so well with their photography business.  Check out their website at

Friday, January 17, 2014

Steamed Kumu

My favorite way of eating Kumu is Chinese style steamed. Broke da mouth!


This winter has seen back to back big episodes of surf up on the north shore.  Looking at the forecast one of the biggest swells of the year possibly in the past 10 years will be coming in this Wednesday.  Yup BIG WEDNESDAY!  I wonder if the Eddie will go?  Stay tuned...

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Print Surf Pau

My friend asked if my dad could do a gyotaku print of an ulua so busted out the paint and got to work. 
Southwest winds have junking out lots of spots but if you know where to look you can find some nice spots.
After I finished surfing this rooster came by to say hello. More big waves coming so get out the big guns!

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Drone Cam

One day while checking the surf cams up north I see this like UFO flying above hovering over pipeline.  I put two and two together and figure its what they call a drone.  Some creative cameraman got some sick shots of the big waves on the north shore which is making waves in the media.  

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Goat fish wanted

After a long night of rocking seas settled and we were able to get some rest. Kekoa looked comfortable while you can see James locked in the corner of the boat unable to move.
He must have slept good as he was snoring up a storm. 
So we finally pulled anchor and headed to look for some goat fish. We had a couple hours to dive before we would head back home so we suited up.
We got lucky finding some nice fish and got enough for our families.
Kekoa spotted this huge Kumu and told me to shoot it. I told him to shoot it but he said, no you shoot it so I went down slowly not to spook it as it gave the opportunity I took it. By far one of my personal best Kumus thanks to Kekoa and James. 
We called it a day and headed home as the heavy rains came down after we finished washing up.  Coming home safely is what it is all about.  I try to watch and predict what the weather will do every day so we can have a good time. What an awesome trip we had and thanks to James, Kekoa, and my family for all their help and ono grinds.  Now time to clean fish:)

Monday, January 13, 2014

Beautiful Day!

Rise and shine! Another nice day in Hawaii! Excited to see what's in the ocean today? 

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Red Sea boat trip

Weather was looking good for a red sea boat trip so James, Kekoa and I packed up for some fishing and diving. 
On the way we hooked up to a nice mahi and Kekoa did a great job reeling it up. 
Now we are getting ready for a sleepover. There is some rain and thunder so hope we get some rest tonight. Good night.  Zzzzz

Friday, January 10, 2014

First Tuna 2014

Today weather was perfect for fishing! Not flat water but not to rough were we would get soaked so we loaded up the Red Sea boat and went fishing. 

James Oshiro posing with some nice akus.
We found one bird pile and got lucky with our first otaru of the year.  This fish was a really good fight. 
Called it an early day and went in early with enough fish for our family.  Thanks James, cat, gaji lures and the 2 old crows for all their help.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

New Addition

Meet my new niece. Just 2 months old abandoned on the side of the road in haleiwa with her other brothers and sisters. My nephews are so happy!

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Deep freeze 1.7.14

The coldest day of the year as many Americans face the lowest temperatures of the year. I cannot even fathom how cold it must be and feel so lucky to live in Hawaii.  I even got a trip inquiry from a couple from Alaska who wants to come to Hawaii to relax.

Monday, January 6, 2014

Side-bolo Monday

Today was another nice cool kind of day. It was the last day off school for my nephews so they asked if I could take them fishing. Loaded up the van and tried our luck at the pier. Kai is 9 yrs old and growing fast.
Maika is 8 yrs old and is also learning a lot.  He had some strikes today but no hook up.
Then went back to the car to cool off.

Later we tried catching crabs and Maika got one but decided to let it go because it was a special one.  We got one so side-bolo today.

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Reel Service

As the new year has started our cold winter weather continues to blow out the north shore surf and keep everyone bundled up indoors, including me. So I make the most of this bad weather and service my fishing poles for the upcoming ahi season. I'm feeling excited to fish, dive and surf this year and look forward to seeing you all join us on a Red Sea Ocean Adventure!

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Year of the horse?

Or year of the cow? I'm looking forward to catching some BIG tunas in 2014! 

Happy New Year!

2014 is here!