Winter and Whales

Winter and Whales
Winter and Whales
Aloha friends, its been a long non-fishing season for Hot Tuna Maui.  As you know, our last tournament was in September, and we have all longed to get out on the Follow Me with our Captain Rail and sail the hawaiian waters for big game fish!!!!!  Myself and Rail went out on the waters trolling December 18th early morning just to see what kind of game we might catch.  Even though it is not favorable for trolling big game fish this time of year, we needed to get the Follow Me out on the water, work on our tans, and our Kareoke voices (thanks to Rails I-pod full of Classic Rock), and see if we might get lucky.  Unfortunately, as predicted the fishing was not that great (which is why there are no tournaments this time of year) We caught a nice little Kawa-kawa, which is known as being a fish reserved for Royalty only!   But before catching our dark red meated delicacies, our morning started out with one of the mightiest, majestic, and magical part of the hawaiian waters, the humpback whale!  These amazing and gianormous mammals make their journey from Alaska all the way to Hawaiian waters to give birth to their calfs and breed before making their long journey back to Alaska.  After giving birth to their calfs the whales stay in Hawaii until the calfs are strong enough to make the journey back.  On our fishing trip we must have seen about a dozen whales swimming near the boat.  They made our trip worth it, regardless of the lack of fish in our fish bag.  Hot Tuna will be in this years 2011 Whale Day Parade February 19.  We are proud to be apart of the Whale Day and support the Pacific Whale Foundation.  Hot Tuna looks forward to whale day and our upcoming tournament season for 2011!!!!!!  Please support our team by leaving comments and becoming a fan on Facebook!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Aloha, and FISH ON!

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