|'O'io, Longjaw (Bonefish)
||14 lbs 5 oz
One day I went on a short solo dive. In the
early morning, I shot an uhu. I went to the
store to pick up some ice, and I saw one of my
dive partners. He had all his gear and wanted
to jump in, so we headed out to the Hamakua
Coast and got into the water.
I came across another uhu. Before I could
drop down to shoot im, my partner called out
and said there was a school of oio. We tried to
sit at the bottom, but the oio were scared. As
I hovered over the school, I saw a big oio just
cruising below me. I took my dive-bomb drop
and got a solid holding shot. The fish took off
and gave an awesome fight.
As I put the fish down, my friend came up
to me and said that it looked like it could be
a record. We headed back in so we could get
the fish weighed.
I went to S. Tokunaga Store and J. Hara Store
to get two official weights. Both registered 14.5
lbs. People who walked by and saw the fish
thought it was an awa until they got a closer
look. It was an awesome catch!