Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Final catch results

Final results of the fishing tournament are in. Not much fish for 50 boats? Congrats to my friend Matt Hoshino and their crew for landing the big one and taking home 1st place. $15000 winner!
Mahalo to gaji lures for their generous donations to the 10th annual Mexican shootout! Made with aloha one lure at a time!

Monday, May 30, 2016

Pupu hour

Red Sea crew was open to fish so loaded up again and headed out. James in vertical position, not horizontal.
Because Brent had that position secured.
Al stood up all day. Good job looking for birds. They were around but fish were slow biting.
I love fishing on this side of the island. It was a nice day hanging out with the boys.
We got enough for our pupu hour. Next time it will be the main dish.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

No lucky day

Decided to sleep over at the pier to secure my parking spot. Boy was it noisy, cold and Mosquitos.
50 boats in the line up at 630 am.
Water was so flat and fish was on holiday for us.
Al and James searching.
Until boredom kicked in and we had to go in empty handed. Better luck next time.

Friday, May 27, 2016

Pre tournament meeting

Pre tourney meeting! Lotsa good fisherman.
Win a truck? 
Wow camping out? I better go sleep over too! 

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Dressing lures

Grabbed a few waves in town and getting ready for fishing tournament. Changing lines and skirts is like getting ready for a prom.  A few legs missing and hoping to choose the right color combination.
This line cost about $50 for 30 yards but it helps for the slow trolling type of fishing. 

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Ahi Feevah and graduation day

Mahalos to Masaki photography for the cool pic! Get your Ahi Feevah T's while they last.
Congrats to my nephew Kai for completing the 6th grade. Time sure flts.

Saw my friend Kurt "sonny" Sanehira at the graduation too. Had some good times with this guy in the past.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Close but no cigar

Heard the Ahis were biting so woke up 3 am to get ready to fish.
Set my lines at day break and looked for ahi. I was excited to use our new gaji lures.
Jon Kam joined me on todays adventure.
We looked hard then it happened. Bam! Fish on! Almost spooled my 130. 
We fought long and hard but at the last moment it shook the hook and snapped our line as I was about to shoot it. Lotsa action and will get um next time.  Close but no cigar. Mahalos Jon for a fun day on the water.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Gaji lures man

Meet Allan Sato, Gaji lures man! Got the call every fisherman likes to hear, "your lures are ready"!  Mahalo Allan for all your support with Red Sea Ocean Adventures.
Huckleberry fusion ready to roll this week. Going let um play first string on the outrigger and see what happens. Light winds coming for fishing tourney on Saturday, so excited!

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Boat Repair Day

Today's job was to edit and boat repairs. Morning session in the edit bay then Mcguyver James came to fix boat,
All afternoon we worked and repaired broken items.
Amazing how salt corrodes everything. Now we are ready to catch Ahis!

Saturday, May 21, 2016

POP expo

Today did some shopping for ahi season. POP had a big sale with items up to 20% off.
Long lines and lots of hungry fisherman including me. Next Saturday is the Hanapaa shootout so gotta get ready!

Friday, May 20, 2016

HSDTV in Tonga

Been busy in the edit bay again working on the next HSDTV show. Lotsa hours put into making a 30 minute show.
Scoring music is an art and this show features the music of Chris Schulze. We sit and collaborate the tunes to match the video.
Don't miss this episode premiering Tuesday, june 7 at 8:30 pm on channel 12 or 1012.  Thanks for watching!

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Home sweet home!

Home cooking is the best!  
Got my favorite taiwan tea. 

Monday, May 16, 2016

Made in Taiwan

My new cleaning station knifes ready to catch and clean fish. Hope the ahis are biting as I'm getting excited for this fishing season. 

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Taiwan Day Six

Got a chance to meet a master artist and draw a wave. I think I'm missing my barrels?
So we headed to the toilet. The modern toilet restaurant.
Check out the furniture.
Eating straight outta the can.
Even the ice cream looked like poop.
Roy already planning his next trip to Taiwan. He wants to stay a month!
Good night Taiwan.  Until we meet again. Xie Xie!

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Taiwan Day Five

We've been eating so much on this trip from morning to night. Buffet breakfast.
Beef noodles for lunch. My favorite.
Stinky tofu for dinner. Not my favorite. I did try a piece tho.
Fancy artistic dishes.
Beautiful desserts! 
We walked so much my feet was sore.
But thanks to our host vicky we were pampered with a wonderful foot massage.
Boy was I in pain but it felt so good afterwards.