Big game sport fishing tour departing from Waikiki.
General: Cost: Paid
Tours: Boat & Submarine
Tours: Charter / Private
Water Activities: Boats / Sailboats
Water Activities: Fishing
Water Activities: Sportfishing
For a unique Hawaiian experience, big game sportfishing is an adrenaline-pumping activity. We arrived at the "Snoopy" at 5:30am and departed at 6. There were many other boats departing at the same time. There were four of us, but the Snoopy could fish six guests. There was a crew of 2, both of which were captains.
On the way out, we saw a beautiful sunrise to the east with views of Diamondhead off in the distance. We were given a safety briefing and informed what type of fish we could expect to catch. The dream is to land the elusive Blue Marlin. About an hour into our excursion, the line started buzzing on one of the poles. I sat in the chair at the back of the boat and began reeling. One of the captains gave me precise instructions how to reel. Pull back, then reel forward. We could see a colorful mahi-mahi on the line. I fought the fish all the way to the boat when "snap". The line broke and the mahi was gone. The captains were stunned, primarily because they lost a favorite lure, but baffled what happened. They use 400 lb line, and this was really unusual. After inspecting the line, it appeared that a shark (perhaps) went after the struggling mahi mahi and bit through the line. It was a moment of huge disappointment for all of us.
About a half hour later, a reel started whirring again. This time, it was an ono, (aka wahoo). I sat in the chair again, and had the pole attached to me. The captain considered strapping my body to the chair, but it wasn't necessary. It took about 10 minutes to reel in the 38 pound ono. We continued to fish for another 2 hours, but didn't get a nibble. The other guests didn't get a chance to sit in the chair.
After 4 hours (we purchased a half-day tour), our catch was weighed, carved, and shared between the boat and us.
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