Ono Becomes Last Minute Delight

Ono Becomes Last Minute Delight for Brothers Rob and Ron along with their Dad Robert and his twin Brother Ron.  No kidding, all we had to remember was two names.  The day started with the usual anticipation.  We headed out of the Harbor with offshore lures in the water hoping for Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Shortbill Spearfish or Marlin.  These guys wanted a fish!  Period!  As mid morning arrived and no bite for us yet, the mood was changing along with the lures.  Still no bite.  There was a tournament going on and we were listening to the radio chatter.  Or lack of radio chatter.  Turns out, there just wasn’t any fish being caught.  Although, we had fun not catching!  These guys bantered back and forth with Adam, Linda and I all day.  They even joked about wanting to know the best place to buy fish.  Now the lures are being changed out again and we are headed in to “Ono Lane”.   We are still putting out the lures and we are Hooked Up!  (Never so happy to hear a line scream!)  Earlier in the day, Adam had spotted a lure we had not run before.  He rigged it up and had it ready for the afternoon Ono run.  This is the lure that got bit within a few minutes of being set.  We appropriately named it “Yummy“.  Robert Sr. is in the chair and fighting his fish.  After a short fight he had the fish to the boat.  Dinner Tonight!  As you can imagine, the mood quickly changes.  Smiles all around.


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  1. Robert Matthews
    Robert Matthews says:

    Have to say it’s always nice to be out on the water fishing! Even better in Hawaii! We booked two full days with Chuck and crew. Although we only caught one fish for the two days (picture above) we all had a great time. The Ono was delicious! We definitely didn’t blame the bad fishing on the crew! With all the boats in the area, very few fish were landed. We are thankful we were able to catch the one!

    Chuck’s boat is as described, clean and well maintained. They had all the gear we would need. Chuck, Linda and Adam could not have been any better. They all were very professional, friendly and welcoming from the second we stepped on deck. They even kept us entertained while we were not catching fish! We did get lucky and got to see some dolphins and pilot whales right next to the boat!

    We will definitely be fishing with Chuck again when we make it back to the BIG Island. You can’t go wrong fishing on the Fire Hatt. Thanks for the good time Chuck, Linda and Adam! Good luck with everything!


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