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We are taking an evening walk with family and friends in Kaneohe Bay! And we don't come back empty handed! Later we hop over to Kaua'i... where, you will see, it doesn't take these guys very long to fill a cooler!
El Capitan Lodge has hooked up with Executive Chef Hiroshi Fukui to treat the lodge guests in August 2012 to an 8-course gourmet dining experience! Then, the next two days Hiroshi and Sous Chef Axel Colobong got hooked into the summer vacation attraction that El Capitan is so famous for: Fish On!
The friends of the Let's Go Fishing show from Ocean View, Hawai'i Island, are putting on a ulua shore casting clinic! When you go fishing with the Chad Kosinski Ohana, the action is nonstop!
The world renown Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament celebrates it’s 53rd year in 2012. 40 teams from 11 countries enjoy the beauty of Kona and the fishing camaraderie of big game fishing in Hawai’i.
The best thing about summer is right here: Catching King Salmon at El Capitan Lodge. Our friends from Maui and O’ahu are hooking up on a memorable trip!
Grandpa Mike and his grandson Kainoa are hooking up Shebi for sashimi. Then we are checking in with the weigh in at this year’s Wee Guys tournament in Kona.
The new Hawaiian Hybrid Green Stick shows us how easy it is to catch Ahi in Kona. Then we are enjoying the opening day of trout season in Kokee on Kaua’i.
We’re going on a Namako hunt. What’s Namako? Keep watching and you’ll find out. Then we catch Otaru and Hebi for dinner while cruising aboard the Illusions.
We’re off to Moloka’I – It doesn’t take long for this fishing trip to turn into a “catching” trip. Then we’re on Maui at a secret spot with secret bait hooking Uhu!
This fishing safari has us enjoying the beauty and adventure of being on the island of Pohnpei in Micronesia. The fishing action here is an all day affair.
Blue water trolling has never been more exciting than this. Join us on our fishing adventure in the Marquesas Islands – we’re getting more than 10 strikes an hour!
Today you’ll see why Kailua-Kona has always been an international destination for blue water trolling. Plus we join in on the fun at O’ahu’s Sushi Shoot Out!
This week we are in the ocean off Mehetia Island in Tahiti, and we are surrounded by Ulua. The Giant Trevally here are putting on a show to remember.
First: We’re on Hawai’i Island hooking up with a father and son team battling a big fish. Then we enjoy another Big Island attraction: The Seahorse farm!
First we’re enjoying a summer cruise aboard the Canadian Mist in Kodiak, Alaska. Then we’re on Kaua’I in search of the best tasting shrimp… ever!
We’re having fun in Kaneohe Bay after dark with our favorite fishing toys: Backpack lanterns and thrownets. Then our Maui fishing brothers demonstrate 2 cool ways to hook up with shebi.
Enjoy the big beauty of the Pacific Northwest on this unforgettable adventure on the Columbia River. Freshwater fishing action can’t get any better than this. Hooking up with oversized Sturgeon will take your breath away.
Shoreline fishing tournaments define our ocean loving communities in Hawaii. The annual Kahana Bay Papio Tournament is one of our favorites. Then we go boat riding off Kona with our saltwater fly rods courtesy of Herb Yamanaka.
Our Alaskan Vacation in 2011 included adventure, fine dining, and fishing with friends from Hawaii. Chef Bev Gannon joins the LGF crew at El Capitan Lodge for a fishing trip that will be long remembered.
Take a trip with us to the land of the rising sun! First we do some traditional night fishing for Ayu. Then we get to see how they catch squid in Japan from shore in the middle of the day!
It’s father and son time in Wahiawa on Lake Wilson. Days like this, families’ will always remember. Then we’re checking in with the weigh in at the 2011 Paddlers Papio Open in Haleiwa.
We’re crossing off a few things off our bucket list thanks to El Capitan Lodge, or to be precise… our Fish Bucket List! King Salmon, Halibut, Ling Cod… done deal!
We’re hooking up to a great time at El Capitan Lodge. We’re also serving up a great meal thanks to Chef DK Kodam
When it comes to planning for ulua fishing trips, some people have it down to a science! Then we check in with the weigh in at the 2011 Waipouli Variety Store tournament on Kaua’i.
Certain weather conditions in Hawaii offer the best opportunity to go hunting for octopus (tako). When the winds are down and the tide is low, you will find Kent Nishioka on the reef day and night searching for these elusive creatures.
Classic saltwater fly fishing for bonefish on the flats surrounding Christmas Island is world renown. The action is nonstop. Plus the mantis shrimp hunt that their guides provided for us is unforgettable.
Spin casting on Christmas Island for giant trevally (ulua) action is legendary and this visit doesn’t disappoint. Later the fishing guides are giving us a workout when our trolling rods hook up to snapshot worthy sailfish and wahoo (ono).
We begin with Peacock Bass action up at Lake Wilson, O’ahu, with Chris Wright and Doug DeCosta. Then we head over to Kona on Hawai’i Island to tag and release a tuna or two aboard the charter boat Terminator.
The Celene C is taking us from Hawaii Kai, O’ahu, to South Point, Hawai’i Island with Stanford Carr and crew. Later we join chef Hiroshi Fukui and friends at the weigh in of the 2011 Sushi Shoot Out hosted by Craig Mitchell at the Hawaii Yacht Club.
We start on Maui bottom fishing for deepwater snappers to tag for science AND for our dinner. Next we’re upcountry on Kaua’i walking the freshwater rivers at night for tasty Tahitian Prawns!
First, we’re on the beach in Juneau, Alaska searching for 2 types of shellfish: Cockles and Dungeness crab! Then we jump right into the water with dip nets to scoop up the Sockeye Salmon on the Kenai River!
First, we're catching Kona Crab with the crew of the rainbow runner! Them we're hooking up to a good time with Chef Issac Bancaco from the Grand Wailea
We're with friends and family on Kaua'i enjoying an early evening of torch fishing. Then we join our fishing pals on Moloka'i with our light tackle rods and reels!
It goes off as soon as the sun goes down! The ulua bite is on! Don't miss this, it only happens once in a blue moon.
It's non-stop action with our island brothers in Rangiroa, Tahiti! Those of us visiting this fishing paradise are hooking up to an unbelievably good time.
NFL football great Larry Csonka does host his own fishing show in Alaska. But while he's in Hawaii we'll play host.
Then we're hooking up to a good time with our pier fishing friends In Keauhou on the Big Island!
We're fishing for uhu at a secret spot, with secret bait, I can't even tell you we're on the island of Maui...oops.
Then we're celebrating with the fishing community on Oahu at the Waimanalo Boat Ramp Papio Tournament!
The action is non-stop in Micronesia! Nighttime bottom fishing is fun! But the real excitement happens with our spinning rods the next morning.
We are on a fishing safari courtesy of Allois Malfitani and the Pohnpei Surf Club! Join us for the sights, sounds, and fishing action In Micronesia!
The Ahi action aboard the Taipan V is awesome, and the bottom fishing fun is fantastic!
The tide is low, and the weather conditions make it the perfect time to poke squid.
Then, we visit the big island to enjoy the big fun with our friends at the Wee Guys fishing tournament!
The kaku and the crabs in Kaua'i's Nawiliwili River are keeping us entertained...
Then, we head up to Kokee to try our luck with the trout. No doubt about it.. the bite is on!
First, we're picking up fresh shrimp for dinner! Then, we're taking in the beautiful Northern exposure of Alaska with our fly fishing rods and reels.
At El Capitan, fishing is catching! Combine that with gourmet meals and world class service and you'll be on a fishing adventure you'll never forget.
First we're hooking up with a boat ride Courtesy of Chad Kosinski. Then, it's fish camp for 3 days for us, hoping to catch something for the weigh in at this year's Pole Bendaz tournament!
First, we're out in the middle of the Nevada Desert with good friends hooking up to a good time. Then, we're out in the middle of the Pacific Ocean with good friends hooking up to a good time. Fishing with friends, that's what this show is all about!
We're off to Lana'i. First, we hook up on the most unusual boat I've ever been on With George Purdy and Nelson Hamilton. Then we're checking in with the weigh in At the annual Lanai'i Keiki Fishing Tournament!
We're going to Hawaii's unofficial ninth Island! Yes, you guessed it. We're leaving for Las Vegas. We're getting lucky on Lake Mead and we're cashing in on the striper and bass fishing action!
The ocean on the west side of O'ahu is the fishing grounds of Captain Shannon Frazier of the charter boat named "Live Bait." True to its name, we begin catching live opelu for bait and finish the day with 4 Mahimahi and a good sized Yellow Fin Ahi!
Fishing trips on Moloka'i are usually "catching" trips. This one is no exception. Bottom fishing with Clay Ching aboard the Halleloujah Hou is... Guaranteed.
And speaking of "guaranteed," a good time is what you can count on at the annual Mitch's Sushi Shoot Out hosted by the Hawaii Yacht Club.
This fishing vacation in Kona turns out to be a classic. First, Sue Duncan brings in a 350 pound plus marlin for a photo opportunity before releasing it. Then her husband John takes care of their dinner needs by catching a spearfish for the barbeque grill.
This is island living at its best. Jeremiah Blackhat, along with his family and friends spend the weekend camping, fishing, and catching! Omilu, Christmas Wrasse, Mu, Aha, and Trumpet fish were fun, but the Ulua is the one the kids will remember!
First, we take a boat ride off Keehi Boat Harbor with David and Mina Leong. By the end of the day, Mahimahi and Shebi becomes the evening's fresh fish dinner which we enjoy to celebrate David's 60th birthday.
Then, the potluck gang at Keauhou Bay on Hawai'i Island share with us their weekly get together by the pier catching ballyhoo!
The phenomenal appearance of aweoweo in huge schools occurs in the Hawaiian waters every 30 years or so. These red fish are associated with island myth and legend. Catching these tasty treats is a lot of fun.
Plus, our summer vacation on the Russian River in Alaska has us hooking up to Sockeye Salmon and a good time.
A trip to Tahiti is one thing you never want to miss. George Moarii of Papeete and Craig Mitchell of Honolulu take us on fishing adventures that include catching Ehu, Gindai, Ono, Uku, and Kahala. As guests aboard the Aranui "Freighter to Paradise," we get to fish the ocean waters that surround the beautiful Marquesas Islands.
The Aranui 3 cargo ship, known as the "Freighter to Paradise," provides us with fishing adventures in these remote and beautiful Marqueses Islands. We wake up every morning on a different island and head out on the Ta'imiti (Song of the Sea) fishing boat for bottom fishing and trolling adventures, complete with a story about the "one that got away!"
On the menu: Raw fish preparation of ahi poke!
This episode.s fishing stories take place in Japan to include mountain river excursions for Ayu. Later during our visit, mahi-mahi and saba mackeral are the target game.
On the menu: Cioppino!
Kaneohe Bay has been important to mullet fishermen for generations. The ocean in this part of O'ahu continues to provide schools of these prized island food fish.
Then when the sun goes down, the samoan crabs come out. Torching trips at night for these creatures are always fun and exciting.
On the menu: Ahi Poke Shave Ice!
Fathers and sons from O'ahu are making the trip to Hawai'i Island for a couple of days of fishing fun. Beginners luck kicks in and the first timers get their share of ono and marlin action!
On the menu: Ahi Belly!
Shelter Lodge in Juneau, Alaska, once again proves to us why fishermen from Hawaii love to spend their summer vacations up north. King Salmon and Black Cod fill the fish boxes of the visitng anglers from O'ahu.
On the menu: Salmon, of course!
We start with freshwater fishing fun in search of bluegill and trout. The kids are having a great time with their light tackle, and at the end of the day they have a story to tell and a few fish to fry.
Later, we're checking in with the "Ohana from Kahana!" This family fishing tournament has brought everyone together, as it has for years, to enjoy being together and the best things about living in Hawaii: Food, Family, and Friends!
On the menu: Kampachi!
We're hooking up with our fishing friends in Haines, Alaska. Commercial fishing, subsistence fishing, and recreational fishing... we do it all.
First we start with a tour of the Haines Fishing Packing Company. Then we head out to fish with Bosh Hotch in the traditional Klukwan subsistence manner. Halibut comes up for us on Captain Stuart's longline, and cutthroat trout keeps us entertained at the end of an airboat ride.
Small game fishing never gets old for any of us. On the beautiful island of Kaua'i, freshwater action for the family comes along with a boat ride on the Waita Reservoir. The Tucanare and Large Mouth Bass don't disappoint.
On the south side of Moloka'i, a morning of bottom fishing rewards us with moana kale, uku, and papio for the family back home.
On the menu: Scampi!
The opening day of trout season at the Kokee reservoir is once again a huge success. Quality family time has never been so much fun!
Later we take our bottom fishing gear to beautiful Kaneohe Bay to target a handful of Toau for the dinner table.
On the menu: Ahi!
School is in! Everyone needs to learn how to fish from someone. That's where the Pacific Island Fishery Group comes in! These kids from the Boys and Girls Club of America are learning how to tie their own knots and hook up to a good time.
Later, we run into a school of mahimahi in Hilo and the bite is on!
On the menu: Flounder!
Imagine visiting Alaska for the first time on a private yacht! Tim Guard and company are doing just that aboard the 72 foot Canadian Mist. This fishing gang from Hawaii is taking in the remote beauty of the seaside ports of Pelican, Tenakee, Sitka, and more. We're also taking it to the Chinook and Keta salmon, too!
On the menu: Seafood Lau Lau!
Family vacations are meant to be unforgettable. The Miyake Ohana from Maui is having their Alaskan trip of a lifetime here at Shelter Lodge.
Grandpa David, Grandma Irene, and their gang of 12 are enjoying the fishing adventures that have made this lodge one of Hawaii.s favorite destinations. King Salmon, Sablefish (aka butterfish), Halibut, and so much more, have made this trip, one to remember.
In the LGF kitchen: Chef Eric Lelinski. Catch of the Day: Mahimahi!
Monster fish in the Columbia River are what we're after on this episode! Kyle Hall, Dan Burch, Keith Nishioka, and Ted Jung spend two days seeking over-sized sturgeon for a photo opportunity. And these amazing animals, weighing almost 400 pounds and nearly 10 feet in length, don't disappoint us!
In the LGF Kitchen: Tai Snapper!
Kaneohe Bay on O'ahu is one of my favorite places to fish. Certain times of the year, the season is perfect for catching mullet. Nothing is more fun for some of us than stalking these island delicacies with a throw net.
Later we head over to the Kawaihae on the Big Island to check in on the fun with the gang from Coastal Kayaks. You won't believe what some of these fishing athletes have hooked up to. But at the weigh in, seeing is believing!
In the LGF kitchen: Chef Bev Gannon. Catch of the Day: Ahi!
"Maui no ka oi!" Maui is indeed the best for those of us who enjoy marine parks. Take the tour with us and check out the really cool exhibits that this world-class aquarium showcases on the valley isle of Maui.
Then we head north to the garden isle of Kaua'i. The weigh in at the Waipouli Variety Fishing tournament is underway, and every angler of every age seems to have had luck on his or her side for this family event.
In the LGF kitchen: Chef Bev Gannon. Catch of the Day: Monchong
Tim Hicks, charter boat captain of the Illusions in Honokohau, is giving us another beautiful boat ride south of Hawai'i Island. With Tim its always not a matter of if we'll catch fish, it's a matter of when… Hebi and Otaru make it aboard!
Also on the Big Island of Hawai'i are the aquaculture operations, which provide James Beard award-winning Chef Mavro with fresh lobster, abalone, black cod, and flounder. It doesn't get any fresher than this!
In the LGF Kitchen: Abalone!
Lana'i, the smallest of our main islands in Hawai'i, is known by many as the Pineapple Isle. Not too many pineapples there now, but there is a whole new generation of young fishermen. The annual Lana'i Keiki Fishing Tournament is back! Kim Masse and the Maui County Police Department are again hosting this well loved event!
This year the tournament is bigger and better with Gyotaku artist Naoki Hayashi present to share his love for fishing and fish printing with all the anglers, young and old.
Our chef du jour is from the Four Seasons Resort Lana'i at Manele Bay. On the menu: Mahimahi!
Fishermen from all of our islands share one goal in common: Fishing on the weekend! We are joining the Lana'i City anglers for an overnighter on the rocky shoreline. Every fishing toy these guys can think of bringing along is packed in their four wheel drives.
This part of Hawaii few people get to see or to go fishing. The omilu and the ulua, and the other usual bait casting suspects make their appearance before we're done.
Our chef du jour is Chef Kevin Chong from Chef Mavro's in Honolulu.
We're going Fly Fishing in the deep blue ocean. Herb Yamanaka, along with Captain Scott Kadooka and Gilbert Damasco, is showing off his hand-tied saltwater lures and the fish just can't resist the challenge. Shibi, aku, and mahimahi take their turns with this Catch and (some) Release action aboard the charter boat Terminator in Kona!
And if you like your sushi fresh, it doesn't get any fresher than catching it yourself in O'ahu's annual Mitch's Sushi Shoot Out! Its that time of the year again... Let the fishing games begin!
Our chef du jour is Chef Almar Arcano. On the menu: Scampi!
The crew of the Taipan V, along with Captain Steve Yamasaki, is crossing the channels between Lahaina and Kona. Along the way we get our mahi, and once we get to the Big Island...
...we load up the boat with more fishermen and head back out on the ocean.. At night we do some bottom fishing, by day we drag some lures, and hook up to more trolling action on some pretty rough seas...
Our chef du jour is Colin Nishida of the Side Street Inn. On the menu: Ahi Pesto!
There are few trips to the Big Island for me that doesn't include a boat ride and Honokohau Harbor. Captain Tim Hicks, along with boat owner Al Sullivan and his cousin Huey Rietze are taking us on the charter boat the Illusions for a sea cruise to see what we can catch for dinner. Nothing in fishing is ever guaranteed, but when you're with these guys, you always do well.
And if you would like to catch a look at some of our more rare ocean species, you need to visit this place: The Ocean Rider Seahorse Farm on Hawai'i Island! Here you can hook up with the resident sea horse wrangler, who will take your whole family for a tour.
Our chef du jour is Eric Lelinski of the Kai Restaurant restaurant at the Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort and Spa. On the menu: Mahimahi!
Once upon a time a fishing gang from Hawaii went to Homer Alaska, and decided that it was just too much fun to keep to themselves! Ed Adair, along with his family and friends from Maui, keeps the aloha spirit alive for us in Alaska at the Homer FloatPlane Lodge.
Here, the fishing fun is just about guaranteed for us visiting from Hawaii. The gang includes Mike Yasutake from Honolulu, and the halibut hook-ups are non-stop.
Our chef du jour is Dan York of the Kona Brewing Company. On the menu: Crab Cakes!
Anchor Point Lodge has been the favorite Alaskan Vacation Destination for many of us from Hawaii. And when we return back to Hawaii from our fishing adventures there, we bring back with us our favorite seafood treat: Black Cod, also known as Sable Fish, which is the main ingredient for our delicious butterfish recipes.
Our fishing gang includes Captain Matt Sugai and Ruben Carrillo, both from Honolulu. Captain Matt schools us on how to hook up these prized fish from nearly 1200 feet deep water.
Our chef du jour is Almar Arcano of the Formaggio Grill restaurant in Kailua on Oahu. On the menu: Lobster Cream Pasta!
First, we're on the friendly isle of Molokai with Kevin Misaki and friends. Shallow water trolling allows us to tag and release blue trevally papio, and bait fishing from our anchored flat bottom boat brings us white papio for the dinner table.
Later, we're on the Hilo side of the Big Island to enjoy the day with Colin Nakagawa at his family-restaurant's fishponds. The fun here is immediate, especially when fishing in your own private spot like his is, well, like fishing in a barrel! Nothing wrong with that, and no complaints from the anglers...
Our chef du jour is yours truly... On the menu: Steamed mullet!
Stan Wright and I go fishing where no cautious person should: The Ala Wai canal in Waikiki! It's a fun filled afternoon and the action will surprise you. A word to the wise: catch and release here is highly recommended!
Plus... It begins with a sunset cruise on the ocean off of Honokohau Harbor, and ends with a bucket full of ika (calamari). Captain Tim Hicks of the charter boat Illusion is hooking us up to a good time.
Our chef du jour is yours truly... On the menu: Bananas, which you should never take on a fishing trip... besides, they're much better at home as dessert!
First, we are going off island, to Kapapa Island, in Kaneohe Bay. Dan Takamune, Keith Takimoto, Philip Han, and Keith Nishioka hook up to some moi and white papio action.
Then, the 3rd annual Hawaii Fishing and Seafood Festival is in full swing at Pier 38. This annual celebration of all things fishy is a fun way to spend the day and learn much about our seafood loving island culture.
Our chef du jour is Colin Nishida of Side Street Inn. On the menu: Moi.
Earlier in the day we check in with the weigh in at the 35th Annual Lihue Fishing Supply Tournament on Kauai. This treasured community event hosted by Jean akamura continues to provide family fun for the Garden Isle anglers.
Later in the evening, we join up with Alan Kitabayashi, Rodney Izuo and the Nishioka Family for a night walk. The torching fun includes a Namako Hunt, complete with a namako recipe and demonstration!
Our chef du jour is Almar Arcano of Formagio Grill. On the menu: Steamer Clams.
Fishing in Hawaii is a family affair. Truer words could not be spoken with regards to the Kono Iki Keiki Fishing Tournament on the Big Island.
Alan Yoshikawa, along with his sons and daughter, have invited us to participate in this treasured annual event. The tradition of teaching our children to love and celebrate our Hawaiian ocean lifestyle is alive and well.
As you will see at the weigh in, the kids are hooking up to good times and bringing fish home to the dinner table that would make any angler proud.
Our chef du jour is Frank Delima. On the menu: It's Tuna Time!
Salmon, Snow Crabs, and Bears! oh my. We are once again sharing in the aloha spirit, in Alaska, courtesy of Maui's Ed Adair, at the Homer Float Plane Lodge! The Coho salmon action is fast and furious. We get a boatload of fish while being on the water for only a half-day. Mike Yasutake, along with other lodge guests enjoys the first class service, great food, and bear watching services offered at this Kamaaina owned Alaskan vacation resort.
Our chef du jour is yours truly. On the menu: Scampi with roasted garlic!
Kalaupapa on the island of Moloka'i is one of the most beautiful places in Hawaii. We are spending the weekend here courtesy of Harry Arce. EJ Bukoski, Tiana Wong, and Keith Nishioka, are the lucky guests who get to see how very special island life is here, on this shoreline stretch of the friendly isle.
The o'ama are in season. The omilu are chasing and catching the o'ama! And we are chasing and hooking up to some terrific ulua action. Don't miss your chance to see this hidden part of Hawaii.
Our guest chef du jour is Frank DeLima. On the menu: I'm afraid to ask!
We are sharing in the aloha spirit, in Alaska, courtesy of Maui's Ed Adair, at his Homer Float Plane Lodge! His family-run operation offers ohana style hospitality, breathtaking plane rides, and unforgettable Alaskan experiences.
Ed's daughter, Charlie Knoll, has put together a great week for us. In this episode, the ling cod action plus the fresh tanner (snow) crab pots which provides us our dinner, will leave you convinced that you must get yourself to Alaska next summer.
Our chef du jour is Colin Nishida, of Side Street Bar and Grill. On the menu: Salmon!
Fishing with friends, we've said it before, that's what this show is all about! Big Island holoholo with Neil Kanemoto, Wes Murakane, and Jeremy Tanaka make for a full day of ocean fun.
First we try whipping for papio from shore. Then we take a boat ride and stop by Wes' favorite bottom fishing spot. Then on the way home we drag lures. This full day of fishing fun yields a full cooler of fish!
Our chef du jour is Bev Gannon of Maui's Hali'imaile General Store restaurant. On the menu: Ono!
One way to beat the Hawaiian Summer Heat is to head up to Alaska for some Northern Exposure!
The staff of Anchor Point Lodge is hooking us up to some cool times. Captain Ken Fukuda take us first to catch bait, and then to put that bait and our anglers, Ruben and Kino Carrillo to work. It's Halibut Time!
Then Captain Steve Benedetti catches up with the King Salmon and before you know it, we have a freezer full of fish to take home to Hawaii.
Our chef du jour is Roy Yamaguchi of Roy's Restaurant Waikiki. On the menu: Hogo!
The Hilo Casting Club continues their tradition of celebrating our ocean lifestyle with another terrific tournament.
Our fishing gang includes Troy Haspe, Rody Dasalla, Michael Ignacio, Wade Ferreira, plus Domonic and Mikey Uyetake. But they also happen to be committee members so after a shortened session of shorecasting, we head fr the weigh in of this four day tournament.
Our chef du jour is Nico Chaize of the Nico's Restaurant at Pier 38. On the menu: Ahi!
The adventures never stop in Alaska for some people! There are two lodges in Alaska that one would guess are the favorites of Alaska Airlines adventurer, Doug Clark.
One day he's hanging out with the ohana of Shelter Lodge and cleaning up on the crabs and the cockles... the next day he's at Anchor Point Lodge hauling in the halibut. This is Alaskan aloha at it's best.
Our chef du jour is Nicholas Chaize of Nico's Pier 38. On the menu: Ahi Ahi.
We are spending the weekend with the Wee Guys on the Big Island. Close to 130 boats no larger than 22 feet in length are participating in this well loved fishing tournament, which has been an annual tradition for decades.
The community turn out is something to see... the weigh in is non-stop activity... and the memories will be forever thanks to Donal Fujiwara and the many volunteers who show up ever year to preserve this cherished community event.
Our chef du jour is Arnold Arellano of the Kai restaurant and the Sheraton Keauhou Beach Resort. On the menu: Mahi!
We're trading in the hot Hawaiian summer weather for the hot fishing action at Shelter Lodge. Richard Yamada and his son Kenji Yamada are treating us to the adventure and aloha that this part of Alaska has to offer.
Ruben Carrillo and his boy Kino are bringing home the butterfish and hanging on the the halibut on this once in a lifetime adventure for father and son. The Alaskan air conditioning is turned up and we're all having a cool time!
Our chef du jour is Quinton Yoza of Shelter Lodge. On the menu: The freshest Miso Butterfish anyone could ever have.
It's pau hana time for the gang at the Sheraton Keauhou Beach Resort. Work is over...let the fishing begin! Jefferson Huihui and his Big Island pals are punching out at the end of their workday, and taking a 3-minute walk to the hotel shoreline to hook up with menpachi.
Then, we accept an offer we can't refuse... Our good friend, Shakespeare Fishing Tackle guru, Dan Burch, invites us to fish the Columbia River. Target fish: Sturgeon!
Our chef du jour is Bev Gannon of the Hali'imaile General Store restaurant on Maui. On the menu: Salmon No Ka Oi!
We're jumping aboard the Canadian Mist with good friends Howard Plahy, Jon Kaneko, Michael Kohn, and out boat captain Jim Cook. Our fishing destination: Alaska!
Many of us dream of taking a boat cruise on this 49th state. More of us dream about hooking up to our own Kind Salmon and catching out own Dungeness crabs for dinner. We get it all done on this trip!
Our chef du jour is Nicolas Chaize of Nico's restaurant at Pier 38 in Honolulu. On the menu: Salmon Plate Lunch!
We're going off island to hook up with the ninth island of Hawaii: Las Vegas! That's right, we're looking for signs of fish in the Arizona and Nevada desert. Lake Havasu, here we come! Awesome lake shorelines and large and small mouth bass action--including a trip to the London Bridge!
Our guest chef this week is chef Roy Yamaguchi of Roy's Restaurant Waikiki.
We're on the beautiful island of Lana'i. It's time for family fun at the annual Keiki Fishing Tournament with Kim Masse and company.
Later, we're hooking up to a good time with the big boys. George Purdy and his posse are showing us a good time fishing on the secluded shores of the Lana'i Kaena coastline.
Our guest chef this week is Oliver Beckart of the Four Seasons Resort at Manele Bay!
It's big time fun on the Big Island... First its family fun island style at the pier at Keauhou Bay after dark. The ballyhoo are in and Dennis Umeno and Mac Haiku show us the drill.
Then, do we have a whale of a fish story to share with you! While looking for a big fish aboard the charter boat the Illusion with Captain Tim Hicks, a big fish comes looking for us!
Our chef this week is Arnold Arellano from the Kai Restaurant at the Sheraton Keauhou Beach Resort. On the menu: Scallops!
We travel to Central America to the country of Guatemala. The world-class fishing lodge Casa Vieja treats us to the thrill of taking on sailfish. Capt. Mike Sheeder, originally from Kailua on the island of O'ahu extends his aloha to the three of us making our first trip to this part of the world.
Jon Kaita and Keith Nishioka are two of the tourists on this adventure. The country is charming, the fishing is fantastic, and the accommodations are first class. If you haven't had a chance to see sailfish up close and personal, this episode will give you an opportunity to see all the action!
Our chef du jour is Russell Siu of 3660 on the Rise. On the menu: Ahi Sesame.
In this episode you'll join a bunch of friends spending time on the Friendly Isle of Moloka'i. As the sun sets, the gang, including Jon Kaneshiro, Larry Sakata, Glen Gillia, Tim Clark, and James Cordova, dunks with tako and hooks up to a good time.
The next morning, a few of us take a ride aboard the charter boat Hallelujah Hou with Capt. Clay Ching. We'd never seen calmer bottom fishing waters or as many whales as we did this trip in less than four hours.
Our chef du jour is Fred DeAngelo of Ola's at Turtle Bay. On the menu: Grilled Mahimahi.
Bottom fishing in an area as remote as the Marquesas Islands is a treat for the eyes. Dogtooth tuna, Lehi, Amberjack, and deepwater sea bass all make their appearance.
Then in the calm waters of Rangiroa lagoon, our light tackle gets a work out with the native shallow water bottom fish. Good friends George Moarii and Craig Mitchell take us on a terrific adventure in the South Pacific.
Chef du jour is Russell Siu of 3660 on the Rise. On the menu: Ahi Sesame.
Tahiti is truly the land of endless fishing adventures. Comprised of 5 archipelagos that include 118 islands, the possibilities are endless. On this show we jump aboard a retrofitted 70-foot boat to demonstrate how thick the waters of the Marquesas Islands are with ahi (yellow fin tuna), ono (wahoo), and mahimahi. The trolling action gets as fierce as 10 strikes an hour!
Chef du jour is Hiroshi Fukui of Hiroshi¹s Eurasian Tapas. On the menu: Mahimahi.
First fishing destination: They say being lucky is better than being good. That's how these winners of the Corona Beer contest must feel. They got a plane ride to Kona, a hotel room, plus a day on the charter fishing boat, the illusion, kippered by Captain Tim Hicks. Lucky you live Hawaii!! In the Hawaiian Islands, mullet is prized at many dinner tables. The fishing seasons for these fish are regulated as to when they can be taken. One of our favorite ways to catch these fish is with a throw net at night. Join us for our adventure as we travel on foot in Kaneohe Bay with our nets and our lights to catch dinner.
Chef du jour: Colin Nishida of Side Street Bar and Grill and Fort Street Bar and Grill, On the menu is Mahimahi.
First fishing destination: Kauai upcountry with James "JK" Kennedy. We have a beautiful freshwater adventure in the heart of the Garden Isle hills. The Nishioka family is the beneficiary of this exclusive private tour courtesy of JK.
Second fishing destination: The open ocean between Kaula Rock and the island of Niihau. We are aboard the legendary Goodfellow Construction sport fishing boat, the Taipan II. Captain Steve Yamasaki along with Dennis Silva, Ralph Cushnie, Eric Linthicum, and Terill Pratt are in the middle of a 3-day fishing cruise!
Chef du jour: Alan Wong of Four Seasons Resort Hualalai.
First fishing destination: Lake Wilson on the island of O'ahu with Stan Wright and friends. Fathers and sons from the Jung, Leong, and Lovett families enjoy an afternoon of peacock bass "catch and release" action.
Second fishing destination: Can't tell you, it's top secret. But the gang from Airgas Gaspro is, again, up to their nighttime fishing fun at the end of the workday. And wouldn't you know it's there's a Samoan crab or two to see when you go torching with these guys.
Chef du jour: Lydell Leong of 3660 On The Rise.
First fishing destination: Kauai shoreline at daybreak. It's a minus tide which makes for easy picking of limu kohu and bagging day tako. Kent, Shelly, and Natalie Nishioka takes us along for the walk.
Second fishing destination: Upcountry Kauai for freshwater torching! The target game is Tahitian Prawns and our guide is Troy Sakaguchi. Once the prawns know we are hunting them and go into hiding, Troy dons the mask and snorkel and goes in after them!
Our chef du jour is Russell Siu of 3660 on the Rise. On the menu: Salmon!
Fishing destination: Micronesia. Fantasy plugging for ulua courtesy of Allois Mafitani and his Pohnpei Surf Club. It really should be renamed Pohnpei Fishing Club! Keith Nishioka and company hooks up to a good time on the calm waters, which surround both Nahlap and Pohnpei islands. The ulua in this part of the world will take a lure even at high noon!
Our chef du jour is Fred DeAngelo of Ola at Turtle Bay. On the menu: Something ono!
The first fishing segment takes us to the Garden Isle of Kauai to visit with Glen Ikemoto. The opening day of trout season at the Kokee Reservoir is truly a family affair. The bite today is definitely on!
Plus... The trip from Nawilwili harbor to Kaula Rock aboard the Taipan II is just the beginning of a 3-day tour... But the pressure is off after Captain Steve Yamasaki and crew land this big yellow fin tuna, and more.
Our chef du jour is Yoshi Ohata of Nick's Fishmarket in Waikiki. On the menu: Panko prepared Ono.