Sunday, December 30, 2018

Happy 103 Birthday!

My nephew Maika learning to clean fish now.  Good job!  You can catch, clean now learn to cook and you are set and will never go hungry.

We were invited to attend our uncles Joes 103rd birthday party this weekend.  All of his family was there to celebrate this great day.

Such a great role model for many.  Can't wait to go fishing again with you!

Saturday, December 29, 2018

Red Fish Wanted!

New years tradition is to have red fish so that was our plan for the day!  Called up Aqua man (puna apio) but he put on his green latern colors and off we went.  Did a few deep drops and got lucky!

Opakapakas, Gindais, Ehus, and Kanpachi?

Came home and found this nice Kadomatsu made by Dana Sato and his angels...

Steamed up one of the Pakas for our family dinner and it was so good!  Everyone was happy!

Saturday, December 22, 2018

No Ahí Banana!

Last try out for the Grade A ahi for christmas!  Owen Adams Sr. was game.

My friend Dana Sato also decided to go.  He said he was the ahi banana and nobody catches when he goes fishing with him.  We set out our gaji lures and looked for birds but none was found.  Since our Gaji lures is made by Allan Sato and Dana's last name is Sato it would only be fitting for us to hook up.  And in the blind we did!  Screamer and we took turns on the line and got it up to leader in 30 minutes.

Dana's curse was lifted and now he is a free man!  He got the feevah!  Took some pics and then Owen went M.O.B. man overboard (thats a different story)

Mahalos to these men for making another great day.

Austyn and Kinsey came over to eat the fish and see that their dad really did catch the big one!

Thanks for our Red Sea land and sea crew for a great day!  Everyone is having a great Christmas dinner!

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Christmas Card Pics

We had a nice blessing come by and bite our gaji lures!  Pleasant surprise to find one…so set out all the big lures and bam!

Two in the boat!  Gotta love those blind strikes!

Took our Christmas card

Papa and Mama Crow also took theirs as well.  

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Pipe Master is On!

Got to check out Kailua Symphonic Band last night at their winter concert.  Great performances..

Great Job Kai!

Pipe Master is On!  Round 2 is happening.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Work in progress!

Almost done with our Red Sea Dry Box!  A few more add ons and will be ready to test it out!  Today's surf came up fast this morning up north and pretty challenging conditions for the pipe trials.  More big swells coming as winds start to back off..

Monday, December 10, 2018

Under Construction

Today surf looked junky so took out the chop saw and went to town to buy materials to start our Red Sea dry box.

Planning to make a medium size fish box so hopefully it comes out ok so we can start making more dry aku.  Main thing is not to use any kind of treated wood so I went for a cedar wood.  I think you could use pine also.  Stay tuned!

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Raw & Dry?

Sliced up some sashimi Otaru for the family dinner.  So good!  

Was looking into making a fish dry box and found this one online.  Will see how my next project goes…Lotsa wind and big waves for this week so be careful out there!

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Surf, Shape & Sashimi!

Lotsa  big surf up north!  Pipeline going off along with many other spots!  Got to surf with Mick Fanning today, was cool to see him rip. Who will win this years World title?

Container arrived with all my blanks for next years quiver!  Ha ha!  Order your magic board at Tokoro Surfboards before the blanks go.  Contact Wade and get your new board shaped.

Quick run to the market to see what was on special?  Got a few big boys! Lotsa sashimi for this windy week!

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Shark deterrent?

How's this snake pattern?  Wonder if it deters sharks?  May have to put it on my next board?  Past days I got to sample a epoxy board Kelly Slater rides and works great!  First time riding a epoxy board and it has lots of floatation and good speed.  You may want to try one too!

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Big surf coming!

North shore dawn patrol with rising swell.  Saw this 9 year old Talen out checking the waves and get barreled.  This young grom is home schooled and wants to be a pro surfer one day!  Got a few fun ones and headed back to the barn.  Big waves coming tomorrow so be safe out there.  Have a great day!

Monday, December 3, 2018

Eat your catch!

Went for a dive with Keith and Maika.  Got lucky with a few tako but Maika got to spear his first fish.  Couple nice maninis.

He cleaned it and prepped it for the fryer.

Learning how to cook his own fish is important.

Then ate it!  Eat what you catch!  Congrats Maika on the nice catch.

Saturday, December 1, 2018


Great week of waves and more to come.  Had to sneak out for our food for the week.  Light winds and small surf so boarded the Red Sea boat and headed out.

Got a few scooby snacks for this week.  Mahalo to our Red Sea crew for holding it down!

Monday, November 26, 2018

Tako Divers the next generation

Winds backed off so took the nephews out for a boat ride.  So soothing and mesmerizing on the Red Sea Boat.  Maika falling asleep...

Kai was feeling a little whoozy with the rock as well so headed in to the sandbar.

Boys always gotta look cool?

Met da Sato ohana and headed out for a tako dive.

Austyn watching Maika wear his tako wig.  ha ha!

Great to see the next generation of tako divers in action.

Even had fun on the couch until we flipped over headfirst.  North shore is maxing today so be careful everyone.

Friday, November 23, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving!

Eat, eat, eat!  Seems like thats the name of the game this week!  Hope everyone had their fill of food and spending quality time with your family and friends.  Big waves coming soon! Time to burn some fat!

Friday, November 16, 2018

Thanksgiving Fish

Beautiful sunrise with nice weather for fishing so Cat and I headed out bright and early to find the worm.

Found a few nice otaru and some big mahis for our thanksgiving party!

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Tako Sunday

Found some semi clean water today for a tako dive.

Keith Yamane got lucky today!  Nadia got her first manini on a 3 prong as well.  Good job!  Great fellowship!  Beautiful Tako Sunday!

Friday, November 9, 2018

Dreams come true!

Decided to head out for some dinner again on the Red Sea boat.  I had a dream the night before about finding some fish so followed my gut and found this sign, rainbow!  No birds, no rubbish then in the blind…BAM!  After 30 minutes we have the fish at the boat and we are all smiles:).  Take care of the fish and reset with the big guns.

30 minutes later in the blind…BAM!  BAM!  BAM!  BAM!  Yes 4 banger!  What?  No way?  We all look at each other then we start cranking!  The corner goes slack so I crank it then BAM!  It hooks up again.  I take one corner, Al takes the other and we race to the finish line.  One comes over the rail, then another..

Then another!  The lines cross and we switch poles around and around to avoid breaking the line.

With the help of God, good driver Cat and teamwork we get all 4 in the boat.

Al starts the GNG (Gill and gut) and I work on the other 2 fish.

It's not even noon and we called it a day!  Al buckles up for the ride home as I blaze to the harbor.

Big mahalo to my crew, Cat, Al, Crow, Earline, and Maika for their help today.  Its'gonna be hard to top this day for sure!  Dreams really do come true!