Adam and Niall. Niall wins closest to 10lb competition as well as 3rd Inshore
was our 16th Hawaii Kayak Fishing Tournament, "The Pelagic Pursuit",
that we've hosted.
This meet we
had 39 entrants competing for 2 Hobie Quest
Angler Kayaks as well as $900 in cash and a variety of other prizes..
the Inshore species:
was Steven Kishimoto who landed a 50.19
lb Ulua which won him a Hobie Ques Angler Kayak
place was Victor Haania with his 19.88 lb Kahala ($200 prize)
3rd place was Niall Sully with a 15.47 lb Uku ($100 prize)
place was Adam Hodgson with a 13.75 lb Uku
place was Shawn Zenor with a 12.03 lb Ulua
place was Devin Hallingstad with a 10.69 lb Omilu
7th place was
Kahau Augistin with a 8.42 lb Mu
was Adam King with a 9.17 lb Papio
9th place was Tyson Kaitano
with a 2.31 lb Uku
In the offshore Category:
1st was Paul Ishikuro
who landed a 26.87 lb mahi mahi which
won him a $300 prize.
place was Devin Hallingstad with his 25.11 lb Ono ($200 prize)
3rd place was David Giff
with a 18.98 lb Mahi Mahi ($100 prize)
4th place was Grant Stolhand
with a 17.87 lb Ahi
5th place was Tyson Kaitano
with a 9.83 lb Kawakawa
6th place was Dan Roudebush with a .92 lb Flying Fish
And Niall Sully won the "closest to 10 lb, "Inshore" competition with his 10.53 lb Uku getting him a new Hobie Quest Angler Kayak
We did have some impressive coolers/fish bags coming in. Not all of the fish were weighed if they didn't make a difference affecting the awards....
Steven Kihimoto besides his winning Ulua also had a 31lb Barricuda so either of those catches was enough to win the "Inshore" division.
Niall Sully was actually the tournament's biggest winner with his two Uku. The bigger Uku got him 3rd place (inshore) for $100 check but it was his smaller Uku 10.53 lbs that won him the Hobie Quest Angler Kayak for "closest to 10 lbs"
And Devin Hallingstad... Besides his 2nd place Ono... also had a 23.06 lb Ahi. Either of those catches was enough to secure his 2nd place in "Offshore"
And in a sad development for Alex Budge and his fishing partner... They finished their day and unloaded their gear at their waimea home. They weighed the one fish (on their personal scale) that looked to be close to 10lbs and saw that it came out looking like exactly 10 lbs....
Then they loaded up their gear to bring to the weigh in. Unfortunalty each thought the other put the cooler in their personal vehicle so it wasn't until later in the weigh in that one of them said, Ok, let's get the cooler out of your car.... That they realized they just lost the (closest to 10 lbs) Quest Angler Kayak Prize
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