June 24, 2016
Heard some Ahi came up in the porpoise on monday so we headed out in search of them. Got into the area outside makua and started to look but we didn't see much and there were a lot of boats so we decided to push out into the channel. Worked our way out to 27 miles and finally found a nice bird pile. White and brown boobie birds and matori's working but we only saw small aku jumping. We were hoping an Ahi was with that pile and thats why the big birds were in it but I guess it was just that dead and the boobies were desperate.
Now were out at 31` miles and its time to make the long ride back. At 25 miles and 95 degrees I tell Alex to drive so I can take a nap. I just close my eyes when the starboard rigger smashes down and starts screaming line. Herbie comes out of the cab from his nap just as the port rigger slams down and starts screaming. We let them run for a good while to enjoy the sounds and hopefully get another bite then we settle into fighting the fish. We take the first one with the boat in gear so it gives us a little trouble but we shout it and get it onto the deck. The second fish goes smooth and we land our double. We work the area for a little and get one more bite that doesn't stick and then head for home. Got lucky on this day as I heard not that many Ahi came up. Hopefully they start biting better soon because so far it has been a pretty slow summer. Thanks for reading!
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