|Brandon Masao Fujioka
|Ulua Point, Kauai
After wrapping two new ulua poles, Brandon "Masao" Fujioka was looking forward to putting them to the test. He and his partner Shaun Yasay hiked 45 minutes in to a remote place on the east side of Kaua'i and put it to the lead. Masao's first strike was a big shark that wore him out. His second strike spit the hook, but the third time was the charm and he landed a 109-lb ulua on his freshly-wrapped 13-foot Nitro pole. Masao used a Penn 4/0 reel loaded with 60-lb test Ande line to make the catch.