Saturday, April 29, 2017

A Day up at Haleiwa and Pupukea

We went up to the North Shore today to hangout and checkout a plant sale (at a spectacular garden - for those pictures checkout my other blog - www.compulsivesucculentsandpottery.blogspot.com). We had breakfast at Cafe Haleiwa. Burned some time at the North Shore Marketplace And after the plant sale/garden tour, we had lunch at a Kono's (pulled pork place - it was good, but my smoked pork is better ;) ) And more of the ubiquitous chicken - these guys are the real rulers of the earth (or at least these islands - such is the destiny of any creature that can/will eat a cockroach). Great day up North!!!

Monday, April 24, 2017

Skunked Again!!!

Short hike and fishing trip. Big waves, dropping tide - no bites. Still had a great time!

Earth Day 2017 at the Waikiki Aquarium

Earth Day!!! I love their Tridacna clams!!!!

Cutting Ika for Bait

We ran out of cut squid so it was time to replenish. Now if I can just catch something...

Friday, April 21, 2017

Kauai for the Day

My office was on Kauai for the day for business. There are probably more chickens on Kauai then there are people. This guy wasn't even afraid of me when I was taking pictures - almost the complete opposite like "what the F#^k are you doing on my turf?!?". Got lunch at a saimen place. And at the airport, they were acknowledging that this is the Year of the Monk Seal. I wish I could have stayed longer and had the family out - next time!

Sunday, April 16, 2017

More Smoked Salmon

We had several people over for Easter. And that meant making barbecue. And that meant fixing the Big Green Egg (that I have been procrastinating on for quite some time). I ended up fixing the alignment and changing out the gaskets. And this all took a long time (a lot longer than I thought). After all that it was time to smoke some salmon and grill some chicken!!!! I wasn't able to get after shots - everything got eaten before I could shoot. Here are the befores - Happy Easter!!! The Big Green Egg is back in action!!!

Lots of Follows, But No Takers

Yes I got skunked again... Hickam Flats this past Friday. I saw a handful of oio, but no takers. I saw several rat sized paipo chasing a small silver kastmaster, but no takers. And I had a kaku interested in a crab fly in super shallow water - a blast to see it push wake chasing after my offering, but again - no taker. Oh well - it was still nice to get out on the water and cast a line. I was able to take some pictures of this guy.... You don't see rain on the Ewa Plain like this very often. Despite the lack of hook ups, it was still great fun. I brought out the Orvis Helios and a WF8F (overlined) - it has been a while since I've cast a carbon fly rod - definitely easier to get more line out in windy conditions. I'm going to have to catch an oio soon though, or my ego is going to say "eh brah - maybe it time you go kitesurfing now - da fish don't like you stink"

Monday, April 10, 2017