Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Hatteras, Feb 17,18,21 2012 with Konishi-san and group!
We dropped the first group to welcome our Japanese guest, I picked up Konishi-san and his group from JFK and headed to the shop then to my house for some fresh Sashimi an off to Hatteras. The weather man was not in our favor and Captain Dan suggested to wait for Saturday, knowing the guys flew all the way from Japan made me pull the trigger and make the call to make it happen for them. It was a tough day on the water, Konishi–san was anxious to bend his prototype rods and we made it happen! We went 2 out 8 today, all on topwater ! I tried jigging a little to leave the opportunity to the group to score but eventually succumbed to casting, I guess I can’t resist We had a triple hook up and Konishi-san manage to land a nice fat 65 inch in less than 5 minutes. The warm water on the Gulf Stream made it miserable humidity, moisture and the fog not forgetting the big swells! Right in the middle of the day Tashiro-san comes tight and fought the fish with great spirit, all fish have been fought and bought to boat side free style! It took him 20 minutes and a heavy drag to land the beast, the fish measured 83 inches and estimated at 320lb according to Captain Dan, He totally amazed me but I shouldn’t be surprised as he is a captain and he target Tuna in Japan, All rods are prototype so I really can’t give much info in respect to the maker and designer, Enjoy the pictures!! Tight lines Sami