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    Deep sea fishing Labor Day Weekend (not a "...Three hour tour...")

    Forecast is looking great to troll the Northshore of Oahu this Labor Day! A Northwest swell is forecasted next week but, should not arrive this weekend. The entire trip will be about 110NM, (3) days ...

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    02.09.2017 Pokai
    03.09.2017 Waimea Bay
    04.09.2017 Honolulu

    Total Distance (nm): 50.1 one way
    Turns: 6
    Fuel Burn Rate (gal/hr): 14
    Speed (kts): 14
    Initial Fuel (gal): 150
    Fuel Used (gal) / Remaining (gal): 50.070563 / 99.929437

    Forecast:

    FRIDAY
    East winds 10 knots. Wind waves 4 feet. South swell 4 feet. Isolated showers through the day.
    FRIDAY NIGHT
    East winds 10 knots. Wind waves 3 feet. South swell 4 feet. Isolated showers through the night.
    SATURDAY
    East winds 10 knots in the morning becoming variable less than 10 knots. Wind waves 3 feet. South swell 4 feet. Isolated showers in the morning.
    SATURDAY NIGHT
    Southeast winds 10 knots. Wind waves 3 feet. South swell 4 feet. Swell northwest 3 feet. Isolated showers after midnight.
    SUNDAY
    Southeast winds 10 knots in the morning becoming variable less than 10 knots, then becoming south 10 knots. Wind waves 3 feet. Mixed swell south 3 feet and northwest 3 feet. Haze. Scattered showers.
    MONDAY
    Southwest winds 10 knots. Wind waves 3 feet. Mixed swell south 3 feet and north 3 feet. Haze. Scattered showers.

    HIGH SURF ADVISORY FOR SOUTH FACING SHORES
    Surf along south facing shores will be 4 to 7 feet this morning, rising to 6 to 9 feet this afternoon through Friday.

    Surf along east facing shores will be 1 to 3 feet today, lowering to 2 feet or less Friday.
    Surf along north facing shores will be 2 feet or less through Friday.
    Surf along west facing shores will be 3 to 5 feet this morning, rising to 5 to 7 feet this afternoon through Friday.

    Been using Hawaii style skirted lures:

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    Last edited by 8GCBC; 08-31-2017 at 05:50 PM. Reason: Date change

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    Dang, I don't even have a flight plan that detailed. Post some pics of the catch.


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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveE View Post
    Dang, I don't even have a flight plan that detailed. Post some pics of the catch.


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    It is amazing how little I knew about flying/sailing forecasts until the internet and iPAD. Side note: Highly recommend Garmin BlueChart (iPAD/Android) for ocean seaplane pilots. BlueChart app has tides, water current speeds/direction, bathymetric info (console edition has 3D) and detailed forecasts.

    However, all the technology we have can break or produce errors that may harm the outcome! Always, be ready to use common sense just in case. There was a guy named Mau https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mau_Piailug from Yap Island (the Micronesia atoll where women are topless), who used sticks of wood to navigate vast stretches of ocean. I had the privilege of meeting him when I helped setup up UNIX servers, in Micronesia, for the first public internet in 1995. I am a huge proponent of traditional navigation and encourage everyone to read "Bowditch, American Practical Navigator" https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bowd...ical_Navigator .

    Hopefully can post some pictures of fish this weekend!!
    Last edited by 8GCBC; 08-31-2017 at 11:08 PM. Reason: Garmin BlueChart Mobile has no 3D bathymetric grahics
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    Below are pictures from the Labor Day Weekend! Was a total stoking trip!

    We packed up and left about 13:00HST 2017.09.02:
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    Ala Moana surf break on left side of channel departing Harbor:
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    West coast of Oahu:
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    There was an out-of-season North swell so we didn't anchor in Waimea. Returned to Pokai Bay for a second night:
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    Caught a beautiful tuna on 2017.09.03 south of Kaena Point:
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    Sushi:
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    Thank you for reading. Aloha!

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    Last edited by 8GCBC; 09-05-2017 at 02:46 AM. Reason: Add picture of breakwater fisherman
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