Just after sunrise on January 28, I caught a couple of these pink opelu while in about 30 fathoms of water off Hilo.
I used spinning gear on a homemade damashi rig with #12 test fluorocarbon leader. Then weighed it at S. Tokunaga Store the following day. The fish was 0.4 lbs, 10 inches in length and
6 inches in girth.