“We had a fabulous 6hr fishing trip on Friday. Out at 0500 …. oh my god it’s early …. Morning after the luau …. oh my god it’s early… Filled the live well with mackerel and started fishing.
The drag on my fly reel was pooched but Brian was able to come up with a washer that fitted the bill and at least I was going to get a shot with the fly rod. Deb hooked up on the fly rod first but it was not for long… strike 1. Tad put us into fish again and we boated 4 Wahoo….. yahoo !!!
Finally on third try with fly rod I hooked up with a nice Mahi Mahi which we managed to land.
We had a fabulous trip with Tad and Brian on the Reel Lucky. Will recommend them to anyone who wants to fish out of Lahaina anytime and when I return I will be sure to book a trip on Reel Lucky again.
Captain Tad Luckey reports:
“Fly rods aren’t used that often here. but Jim brought his own and really wanted to give it a shot, so we rigged him up with one of the live opelu and he used that. We had the down-rigger set at the same time. Thing is it was just the two of them out there, and Jim’s wife only wanted to watch, so when the downrigger went off Jim handed the fly rod to her to hold while he fought the fish. Then the fly rod went off. The look on her face when that 40lb ono hit was something to behold! We had two instances of double hookups so Jim was kept pretty busy.
I hope they’ll both be able to join us to go fishing again the next time they’re on Maui.