Maui Fishing Report

Wednesday, July 9, 2003

Striped Marlin And Blue Marlin!

Winter months are our best for"Striped Marlin" . These smaller Marlin put up a great fight and are often found in schools where you can get multiple hook ups. This is a large "Striper" that we tagged and released last winter.

Here's a Blue Marlin these boys caught off the pier! (All fishermen are liars except for me and my crew..........and I'm not so sure about my crew!) This fish was really caught on a lure off Lanai on July 8th 2003...on the "Luckey Strike II".

It's called "WAHOO!" when you get it in the boat and "ONO" when you get too close to those teeth! Anyway you spell it they are a great fish to catch especially while slow trolling with bait and light gear.

Tuesday, July 1, 2003

Wahoo, Gray Snapper and Mahi Mahi!

One of the fastest fish in the ocean, these Wahoo (or "Ono" in Hawaiian) can hit a lure at 15 mph or more! More common in the summer months are the smaller 15 to 30 lb. models. In the winter we get the big one's over 60 pounds but they are harder to find.

A very fat Gray Snapper caught on a live "Opelu" on the downrigger.

A 40 lb. "Bull" Mahi Mahi caught on a live "Opelu" can give you a great battle on light tackle!

Saturday, June 28, 2003

Surface fish and some BIG bottom fish!

This is one GIANT TREVALLY! This incredible fish was caught on a live bait on our downrigger by a 10 year old girl on June 28th 2003. With some help from our crew she was able to get the fish to the boat in 45 minutes. This is our second largest "Ulua" in 30 years!

Mahi Mahi come in all sizes all year long. A beautiful game fish and one of the finest eating of all! They are also known as "Dolphin Fish", or Dorado. 10 year old Kelly had a great time with this 25 lb.Bull" (male) Mahi Mahi.

(Giant Trevally)
This one of the most sought after game fish for all our local fishermen. Big, strong, and hard fighting, they can really pull some line and give you a battle. They feed mostly at night but have a hard time passing up a little Mackerel desert during the day!