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Bottom Fish Weight Angler Location Date
Snapper, long-tailed red (Onaga) 28 lbs Greg Holzman Ni'ihau 08/14/96

Onaga are the bottom fisherman's premier catch. These tasty deep-water fish bring top price at the fish auction and are greatly desired during holidays for many of Hawai'i's cultural segments. Greg Holzman caught the king of them all using an electric reel while fishing off of the island of Ni'ihau in 130 fathoms of water. The 28-lb fish was featured on the cover of HAWAII FISHING NEWS in December of 1998. It was caught on August 14, 1996 on 130-lb test line using akule (bigeyed scad) for bait.



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