I wanted to give you some feedback on the Reel Luckey. We had a tremendous morning of fishing in late October. Captain Tad was superbly skilled and clearly knew all the spots. His downrigger style of fishing is apparently unique in Hawaii and produced every one of our 5 hookups that day. The top water trolling rigs (what everybody else uses) saw no action that day. The boathand Brian was very knowledgeable and personable and had the lines in the water. He clearly had a passion for fishing himself and guided shore fishing trips when he wasn’t on the Reel Luckey.
I’ve attached a few pics. We boated two, 8-10lb Grey Snapper and released a large shark. Had 2 other hook ups that were lost. Jigging for bait was awesome and the fishing with live bait (only a fraction of captains know the best places to go for the live mackerel… or so I’ve been told) seemed to be key on the dowrigger line.
Brian and Tad generously offered us all the fish to take home for ourselves. We accepted 1 snapper and grilled it that night. Best fish any of us had ever tasted.
Thanks again for hooking us up with such a tremendous boat. Please forward this to Tad and Cindy.
Brian Petersen, Charlie Toillion and Andy Southwick