||18 lbs 7.9 oz
||North Shore, Oahu
After a terrible Friday of fishing all day and not catching anything, I decided to do a
redemption spearfishing dive on Saturday. I headed out in the early morning to search for some new grounds that I had not dived before. I arrived at a promising-looking spot, dropped my anchor and suited up.
After I slipped into the water and looked around for a bit, I was happily surprised that
there was an abundance of fish around. I swam around for about an hour and a half and got a few
goatfish, an uhu and a couple of tako. I was about to move spots when I came across a nice-sized
school of kala. I breathed up for a bit and dropped down on the pile. As I was down on the
bottom waiting for the fish to come in, I spotted something coming toward me on my left. At
first I thought it was a big rainbow runner, until it turned broadside and I realized it looked like a
big hamachi. The thought went through my head that it might also be a kahala.
I decided to take a shot on it with my Hatch Rhino Chaser as the fish was swimming
away. It wasnt the greatest shot, but I could see it was a holding one. The fish put up a good
fight and made a couple of good runs. I secured the fish and dispatched it quickly so it wouldnt
It was definitely a day I will never forget. I turned this hamachi into an awesome plate of
sashimi and fried up the collars with some garlic butter and capers. It was so good! I shared the
rest of the fish with some of my friends and family.
I want to give a quick shout-out to Kill Fish Company and Hatch Custom Spearguns for
all of their support!