Hawaii Yacht Club’s Senorita’s deep sea fishing Tournament. It was held on April 18th in Honolulu! It was a beautiful sunny day. The temp was 84 degrees. We all met at the boat at 5:00 am and headed our to the starting point. It was a shotgun start at 6:00 am and we were off! Shane set all the lines out and we were all set for the big day! Our first strike came at around 7:00 am and it took the port rigger. Sasha jumped into the fighting chair and did a wonderful job reeling in a beautiful 20.5 lb. Mahi Mahi.
After we got the Mahi Mahi onboard the action slowed down for a while. We hit all of our favorite fishing spots without a strike. it was very frustrating! But that’s deep sea fishing! Hours of boredom followed by moments of excitement. Around 2:00 pm it was time to head back. We had to be at the dock no later than 5:00 pm.
As we were approaching Pearl Harbor, the starboard corner went off. This time Denise jumped into the fighting chair! She was really into it! She started reeling that fish in like there was no tomorrow! When the fish got close to the boat Shane and Rick grabbed the line and Shane was able to gaff the fish. It was a 36 lb. Alua! Unfortunately, Alua is not one of the qualifying fish for this tournament. But Denise had fun reeling it in anyway and we all had a fun with that. At that point we were running late! We didn’t think we were going to make it back to the dock at the Hawaii Yacht Club by 5:00 pm.
We pulled into the channel at 4:55 and we just made it! We weighed our fish and our Mahi Mahi was the biggest Mahi Mahi of the day! Not to mention it took 3rd place in the tournament! It was a slow day, but that’s deep sea fishing! Everyone had a blast and we walked away with a few bucks!