|Robert Shibukawa Jr.
Lately, I havent been ulua fishing as much as I use to due to Ahi Fever but I decided to take a break, and go because the moon and water were perfect to go my favorite spot.
I went diving during the week for fresh tako, and then we headed out Friday.
We got to the spot early to setup, and worked on catching bait all afternoon. Night time came and we slid live bait first, until around 9 pm. We slid tako down all our lines, and then we sat back and had some beverages and laughs since its been awhile. Then at midnight my bell started going off, followed by my reel. I ran to it, set the hook and the fight was on!
I knew it was a big fish by the way it was pulling, and I had him on the stand still for awhile. Fortunately the fish ran straight out, and I didnt have to move much during the fight. After about 15 minutes he started to slow and give in. I started boosting it hard, and thankfully I had 80-lb test in my reel. Before I knew it, he was on the surface and we were all shocked to see the size of the fish.