|Pink Snapper (Opakapaka)
I was fishing solo off of Niihau when I caught this
huge opakapaka. Didn't know it was a potential
state record until I brought my day's catch in to the
United Fish Agency and Jay-Ar Mariano brought it
to my attention.
I was using anchovies for bait, with 100-lb Blood
line and 80-lb hooks. The depth was 95 fathoms.
Been fishing all my life and never applied for a
State Record - Mahalo HFN!