Fishing Report February 28, 2012 Lahaina Harbor, Maui, Hawaii

Aloha from Lahaina Harbor, Maui, Hawaii. Among the huge quantity of folks escaping wintertime and the very good fishing, Lahaina Harbor has been a really occupied location this February. The beginning of the month yielded a good tuna bite at the buoys. There were also some marlin out there feeding on the tunas. Trolling produced a quantity of billfish as properly as several mahis. General, the fishing close to Maui has been quite productive currently. If there are any queries about the fishing, really feel totally free to make contact with Deli in Begin Me Up’s Lahaina Harbor booth at 808-667-7879 or The adhering to photographs display some of Begin Me Up’s anglers and their catch from the starting component of February.

Marshall NcNeil, Peter Bemben, Jim Burrell, Gale Nardi, and Brian Rogers had an awesome day on the drinking water, catching each and every range of offshore recreation fish located in Hawaii. The anglers caught billfish, tunas, mahis, and onos. The whole catch was two shortbill spearfish (tagged and unveiled), two onos, and a pile of mahis and shibis.

Mark Hale and his sons gave fishing a try even though vacationing on Maui and caught a bull mahi. They undoubtedly can’t catch fish like that again residence in Utah.

Howard Romig and Steve Merkler trolled in lookup of the fish and discovered a mahi apiece.

Nevertheless yet another mahi made the fatal error of making an attempt to take in a lure rigged with two hooks.

A striped marlin was also snagged by a double hook rig. Thankfully, the fish remained in very good condition and swam away wholesome immediately after currently being tagged and launched.

Ryan and Katie Mitchell went all out, fishing with the two are living bait and artificial lures. The energy paid off as Ryan and Katie racked up a stringer of mahis.

The Fergusen team had a excellent time catching these tunas, although they would have beloved to have hooked one particular of the large marlin that was possibly in the spot feeding on the tunas.

Anglers can get a complete night’s rest and catch fish on the identical day. Kari and Chad Harbaugh went fishing in the afternoon and caught a few of mahis.

Marty Rutherford and Rob Filgate trolled driving Lanai, exactly where big marlin have been periodically popping up driving the boats. Marty and Rob had continual action on the troll as a number of mahis attacked the lures.

Chelsie Victor, Colton Johannsen, and Steve Lubbert discovered a current line holding some debris. Quickly enough, the fish began biting and the anglers arrived away with a reliable catch.

Jerry Welch, Dan Plett, and Dave Goodmanson didn’t have considerably time to fish and elected to consider their luck on brief excursion. Thankfully, they located the fish proper absent and put a couple of in the bag.

These anglers followed a bird pile that was doing work just inside of the a hundred fathom ledge. The birds located the fish and then the fishermen acquired active not extended afterwards, catching a mahi and a nice aku.

Terry and Colleen Vanalstine weathered some blustery problems and brought in a few fish thanks to their hardiness.

Jeff Langel and Terry Gray had an exciting and tiring day on the drinking water. They fished challenging all around a FAD and, when the dirt settled, Jeff and Terry had a pile of fish.

This content group of anglers went five for 5 on mahis. Skilled and newbie anglers alike had no issue landing each and every solitary fish that they hooked. Having a excellent hookup to fish landed ratio is not a common event.

The trolling distribute is set up as shortly as there is light in the sky simply because placing the lures out early can pay out off. For example, this mahi little bit just following sunrise.

Sometimes the bite is actually on and the fish are eating almost everything (reside bait, dead bait, trolled lures, jigged lures, and so forth.). These anglers found their selves in this sort of a scenario and came away with fairly a number of fish.

A number of boats had presently worked the FADs driving Lanai when these anglers showed up. There ended up even now some fish around, even so, so a few mahis and tunas ended up in the fish bag.

The Lanai lighthouse produced a couple of mahis for the Wolf loved ones. Jack and Lauren, ages 11 and 7 respectively, ended up delighted with their catch and energized about fishing in common.

Dick Converse caught a mahi. The fish wasn’t a big a single, but Dick liked the expertise. Aside from, the mahi presented an outstanding supper that evening.

Tim Wilson, Kim Milner, Martin Mohler, and their fellow anglers took gain of an early morning tuna bite at a FAD. The anglers stayed about the buoy following sunrise in hopes of catching some mahis, but the fish stopped cooperating. Buoy fishing can sometimes be limited to a very confined window of chance, making velocity of the essence.

This mahi was caught in the blind, meaning that the fish little bit without having warning in an region that had no apparent indicators of fish.

Deli, the booth guy, doesn’t fish also frequently. Nevertheless, he does go out when Wealthy Guidaboni is in town. Abundant and Deli had a excellent day in 2008, catching a 551 lb blue marlin and tagging and releasing two more that were believed at 700 and 250 lbs. Rich is adamant about releasing billfish, but the 551 lb blue marlin arrived up lifeless. Prosperous and Deli tried to repeat the feat, but came up small. At the very least they caught a mahi, which attacked a lure even with being totally stuffed with squid.

Thanks for taking a look at this Start off Me Up fishing report. Remember to immediate any questions toward Deli at 808-667-7879 or With the number of fish that have been coming in, an additional report should be posted really shortly. Until finally then, tight lines.


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