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100-plus Weight Angler Location Date
Ulua 117 lbs Shaquille Rapanot-McGuire Moloka 06/13/15

While I was busy working one Saturday morning. I suddenly felt lucky and decided to throw pole. I called my brother, and we decided on a spot. When we got to the spot, someone was there already. We found a second spot that wed never fished before. As the sun began to set, we cast our poles and slid some bait. I decided to catch a live bait. Boom! I got a 3-lb table boss. I figured, why not try some live bait? We sat down and cruised for about 45 minutes. Then, out of nowhere, bang! Action! We heard, RING, RING, RING! then the ratchet, then nothing. I got to the pole and gave it a couple of yanks. It felt stuck. I held it for a bit, and then the fish started peeling line. I couldnt stop the run. The fish kept fighting. I looked down to find my 4/0 Penn Senator almost spooled. I was losing hope, and losing line with no way to stop the fish or to turn its head. I decided to hold the spool and hope for the best, knowing sooner or later one of us was bound to give up. Sure enough, the fish gave in. I gained about half a spool. After one last run, the fish was done. Mahalo ke Akua for the blessing and the opportunity to catch every fishermans dream. This catch was definitely a dream come true. As they say, its better to be lucky than to be good. I couldnt have done it alone, without my older brother, Matt. He helped me capture this monster. It was my first fish of the year, so why not have it be a big one?



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