Devin does it again. Another Kayak Fishing Record, Black Marlin...
was our 18th (Hawaii) Pelagic Pursuit Kayak Fishing Tournament,
that we've hosted.
This meet we
had just 19 anglers entered, competing for thousands in prizes.
the Inshore species:
was Victor Haannio who landed a 64.92
lb Ulua which won him a Hobie Fisherman Pfd and Hobie (fiberglass shaft) paddle.
place was Marc Cuison with his 11.84 lb Kahala (which won him a pair of Hobie Escondido Sunglasses and a Hobie (Fiberglass Shaft) Paddle
3rd place was Cole Amelotte with a 5.88 lb Rainbow Runner (which won him a Hobie (Fiberglass Shaft) Paddle and Hobie hat
place was Jason Palacol with a 5.3 lb Uku
place was Kevin Yamanaka with a 4.94 lb Kaku
In the offshore Category:
1st was Devin Hallingstad
who somehow managed to get his 212 lb Black Marlin towing alongside his kayak and in to shore which
won him the top prize Hobie Quest 11 Kayak.
place was Marc Cuison with his 73.48 lb Ahi which won him a Hobie Fisherman Pfd, a Hobie Hat and Hobie Tee shirt.
3rd place was Rey Javar
with a 30.34 lb Ahi (winning him a pair of Hobie Escondido Sunglasses, a Hobie Hat and Hobie Tee Shirt
4th place was Adam Hodgson
with a 19.80 lb Mahimahi
5th place was Lopaka Ventura
with a 14.6 lb Kawakawa
6th place was Roberto Ventura Jr with a 6 lb Aku
7th place was Dan Roudebush with a 5.88 lb Ahi
Victor Haanio (besides taking 1st in Inshore) won the "closest to 10 lb, "Inshore" competition with his 10.06 lb Uku winning him one of the Hobie Quest 11 Angler Kayaks
Devin continues to amaze. We were pretty much speechless when we saw the head and tail of his Black Marlin sticking out of his large cooler. We did recover enough to get the beast out of his truck so we could admire his catch and shoot some photos. He had it weighed earlier on the Honokohau Scale for a certified (another record for him) 212 lbs Black Marlin landed by kayak.
For the amount of anglers entered, the catches coming in were spectacular. First I was a bit unhappy that I had picked a weekend where we only got the smaller turnout. Then when I saw the catches, and Devins Record Black Marlin, I was ecstatic because my tournament dates combined with Devins hot streak, along with a few other great catches, made for awesome tournament results...
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Adam missed the top prizes but got nice Mahis