||9 lbs 8 oz
||Ryan Koga and Arthur Oshima
Ryan Koga and Arthur Oshima certainly didn't have catching this rare fish on their minds when they arrived at Kauai's Z buoy but it did make for an interesting and memorable catch!
The slender mola never reaches more than a couple of feet in length. These are the most colorful and rarest of the ocean sunfishes. They have a smooth and thinner skin and a vertically oriented mouth.
The Polynesians called these sunfish "King of the Mackerels." It was seen as bad luck to catch and kill Ranzania for such an act would render the mackerel incapable of finding their way to the islands. (We're sure that's just an old wives' tale, guys.)