Fishing Report June 2, 2013 Lahaina Harbor, Maui, HI

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  1. Das it

    Das it Start Me Up Sportfishing

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    Aloha from Lahaina Harbor, Maui, Hawaii. As usual, mahis were the most abundant catch during the month of May. There were a bunch of onos caught as well. On a more interesting note, a reasonable amount of nice tunas came into Lahaina Harbor and the shortbill spearfish bite was great at certain points. The following photos show some of Start Me Up's anglers and their catch from the past month.

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    On a day when most boats went to Lanai, Ryan and Lisa fished the shoals of Kahoolawe. They scored a few mahis and a fat ono that tipped the scales at 38 lbs.
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    Ryan and Lisa went out again in search of a giant. They took a break from the big lures and put out some small stuff in order to catch a few fish and have some fun. To everyone's surprise, a 93 lb tuna grabbed a 4 inch lure. The 80 lb leader didn't break and the fish wound up on the boat.
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    A favorable current brought some fish to the buoy and these anglers scored some decent tunas to go along with their stringer of nice mahis.
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    The buoy held even more fish the next day. Unfortunately, the word got out and all four of Lahaina Harbor's early departure boats fished the same location. Ten mahis could have easily been twenty.
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    Eddie caught and released a 30 lb shortbill spearfish whereas Jeff brought a 31 lb wahoo on the boat.
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    Here's another shortbill spearfish tagged and almost ready to be released.
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    Is that a floater? No, it's a whale shark.
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    That's a quality ono. The biggest one this year was caught on the Start Me Up Cuz and weighed in at 62 lbs.
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    A mahi for everyone plus one more. That works!
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    Catching the pelagic species isn't always easy, especially on a 2 hour trip. Changing the strategy on an extra short trip resulted in the catch and release of a shark, which ate an aku off the bottom.
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    Trolling produced a few mahis for this family.
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    There's a few more mahis caught on the troll.
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    A double shortbill spearfish bite followed by a double mahi bite is a great way to start the day. These anglers have no idea how lucky they really were.
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    Everyone was stoked with these quality mahis.
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    Fishing the inside on a windy day produced nothing but trophy catches.
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    A fish hook necklace is the sign of a true fishing enthusiast.
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    These Australians knew how to have a good time and they were thrilled with their mahis and ono.
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    Thumbs up!
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    The Kihei boys caught every fish that bit as they trolled for ono along the north shore of Molokai.
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    Molokai has great scenery. This is the peninsula at Kalaupapa.
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    If any of those tunas were over 100 lbs, then this picture would be captioned "Clean sweep!"
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    These ladies didn't win Lahaina's Spring Wahine Tournament, but they had a great time nonetheless.
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    Ryan, already a fishing fanatic at 12 years old, landed his best catch to date when he caught this 103 lb ahi.
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    That big bull mahi makes the nice cow look small.
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    Molokai had flat water and hungry fish, allowing for a very enjoyable day.

    Thanks for checking out this Start Me Up fishing report. Good luck and tight lines in the near future.

    Aloha,
    Jonny
     
  2. Jig-Guy

    Jig-Guy Active Member

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    I am posting a reply even though I have not fished Hawaii since 1973 ( got the skunk). Great looking fish and a bunch of happy customers, good job. Thanks for the report and pictures.
     

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