Sunday, July 16, 2017

Caught a Bunch of Rocks

No kidding -

I ended up pulling up three like this.

Here's a close up of the fly I had tied on (to the end of a whipping rig - not a fly line).

I tied this clouser to mimic these fish - oama

I need to go fishing for these guys specifically next time

Thursday, July 13, 2017

My Favorite Sailors

I love my kiddoroosters!!!

And I'm so happy that they have the opportunity to sail as much as they do and that they've really taken to racing and doing their best!  Good luck kids - I'll be cheering for you (while I'm at work...)

Surprise - Surprise!!!

I was helping the kid's sailing club by towing the hulls down to Hawaii Yacht Club in Waikiki.  After disconnecting the trailer, we went around back and guess what we saw....

Two of the three catamarans that raced in this year's TransPac!!!!

Very impressive - and even more so that they shattered the record!!!  Here are a few more conventional pictures of Mighty Merlowe and Maserati 

Sunday, July 9, 2017

More Big Green Egg Action - Brisket


After (12 hours of slow cooking at 225 degrees F)

This came out perfect!

Weights for the Last Three Lures

I picked these up from the ceramics studio yesterday - here are the weights

I'll post weights again once they are fully rigged.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Fishing with Noe Again

Marlon was still on his trip to Molokai on July 4th, so I brought Noe out to try and catch some oama that we had seen on the previous fishing trip. The oama were not there...


 We found a beached sea urchin (hawa'e)


And I cast out a kastmaster hoping to hook up with something (besides seaweed). Skunked again - OH WELL - that's why it's called fishing...

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Fishing Partner Swap Out

Yesterday was errand day - grocery shopping (on pay day weekend - uggggghhhhh), haircut so I don't look like an unkempt bum, putting gas in the minivan and others. But since we would be out, I figured some fishing and ceramics could be worked into the schedule.

 I was thinking the fishing and haircut would get Marlon's interest, but it was Noe that volunteered to come along.


She caught a hinalea!!!

  I was pitching ika strips and this batch seemed to be coming off the hook way to easily during the cast. On one such occasion I was reeling back the rig as quickly as I could and after a little splashing, I pulled this lai to hand. Bare hook!!! Fun fishing trip with a rare fishing partner (not really - she comes out a lot, but Marlon does go fishing more)!

Thursday, June 29, 2017

The Start of Something New

Or perhaps a better way to classify this is "A new way of doing an old thing"

 I'm getting ready to take a new look at surfing and SUP. I'll keep this mysterious for now...

After Work Surfing

I'm trying to get more active, eat better and lose some weight. The easiest part of that is to just go surfing more. Acting on that, I decided I should be surfing at least three times a week - once or twice on the weekends and Wednesday or Friday after work seems to be the best times to get a few waves.


 I went out yesterday evening after work - lots of fun (with the benefits of an hour of paddling). I don't know why I don't do this more often (yes I do - check my other blog out - plants).

Sunday, June 25, 2017

June King Tide Surf Session

I paddled out this morning to get some exercise in and the low tide was pretty low.


Marlon was sick and Noe was cooking so I went solo.


 I need to go surf more -

Ogo in the Poke

And here is the ogo on the poke -


New Fishing Spot on Saturday

We checked out another spot on Saturday. The wind was blowing into us - I should have brought either the 10' St Croix Triumph Surf rod or the 13' Nitro. I think either of those would have given my cast just a little more distance. Lots of cool tide pool life and cowry shells.


The fishing was ok - at least I didn't get skunked. Our friends actually got a fish on my bucket list - nice kagami!!!


Lastly, I found a clump of ogo among all these other seaweeds - I harvested it to make some poke.