Date – Saturday, May 17, 2008

Angler – Gareth Uyeda

Rod – Ugly Stik

Reel – Penn 9500ss

Main Line – 40# Power Pro Spectra

Leader – 90# American Fishing Wire Surflon

“My brother (Gareth) and I (Kevin) aka The Uyeda Brothers in Hawaii are tandem kayak fishermen. We call wahoo “ono” in Hawaii.

The day started with BEAUTIFUL conditions for paddling, but NO real strikes for about 4 hours. Then, when we least expected it…big strike! The battle was on. At first he swam straight down and held, then a blistering run! After a long battle, we saw it…it was a huge ono. Our personal best was 41.65 lbs caught only two months before this one. We took him to Haleiwa Fishing Supply to weigh him and he tipped the scales a 58.5 lbs.”

The Uyeda Brothers

Kevin & Gareth