February 15, 2016

2016 Hawaii - Oahu (Day 25)

We returned to Oahu in the morning. Initially, the plan was to snorkel at Hanauma Bay. However, it was President Day and we were sure it would be incredibly busy. Instead, we fished in Pearl Harbour. Some intel told us there were Spotted Eagle Ray and the potential for Giant Trevally in the shallow bay.

We fished with squid and crabs that we caught on location, only to find our bait being eaten by crabs over and over again. There were juvenile Giant Trevally busting a few bait school but they did not want any of our artificial offerings, and we could not tempt the bait to bite out hook.

Perhaps the most impressive catch of the day made by Michael as he snagged an abandoned crab trap, complete with a male and female Mangrove Crab inside. They were both close to keeper size but, we didn't want to eat the contaminated creatures of Pearl Harbour, they were lucky to be released to live another day.

Yes, we were skunked in Hawaii. It does happen!

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