Caught this fish at the Hawaii Kai pinnacle on
January 24, 2023, using squid for bait. Depth was
600 feet, using my Shimano 9000 Beastmaster
electric reel with 80-lb line.
I got real lucky to catch such a big one.
The previous month I caught one that was 6.1-
lbs, to barely beat the old 2014 record of exactly
6-lbs. At 7.65-lbs I may have chance to stay on
the State Records list.