Author: Jaren Luke
Deep Drop Bottom Fishing In Hawaii
Deep drop bottom fishing in Hawaii is one of the most challenging yet rewarding styles of fishing we have here in the islands. Many people get discouraged to try it because of the very specific fishing gear, the cost, and the time and commitment it requires.
I am very fortunate to have many close friends that were willing to teach me different styles of fishing. We took a trip out two weeks ago for a deep bottom fishing weekend. We had electric reels spooled with 150 fathoms of Bullbuster 80# braid on the topshot. Because we started in the evening, we were only fishing in 80 fathoms of water. The next morning we moved out to deeper waters and fished in about 150-180 fathoms of water.
I must say that I am continually stoked on fishing with this awesome braid! As deep as the water was, the subtle bites felt as though I was fishing with a hand pole! Feeling the bites and setting the hook immediately is crucial to catching these fish and it feels awesome to fish with gear that you can rely on 150% of the time. Aloha.
Check out some of my other articles using Bullbuster fishing lines!
Prized Catch From The Deep (Hawaii Fishing)- We catch a rare bottom fish while bottom fishing off of Hawaii.
2015 Ulua Season Arrives!- We were stoked for the 2015 Ulna season to start. It was time to get our gear together, catch baits and start fishing.
Tips For Your Trolling Spread- This article talks about how to set up your trolling spread for less tangles and more fish!
Tips For Sticking More Fish While Kayak Fishing - This article covers a few tips for catching more fishing when kayak fishing. We are lucky to have a diverse selection of pelagic to catch while kayak fishing here in Hawaii.
How To Crimp Properly - This article covers proper crimping technique.
Night Marlin On Grander Leader - We catch a nice Blue Marlin on Bullbuster Grander Leader. We hooked this marlin on the way in from a long day of fishing.
Make Your Own News (Hawaii Fishing)- A great day of ahi fishing is interrupted by a BIG pacific blue marlin. We were not complaining.
Late Season Ahi Fishing- We put some big Ahi on the deck to finish up a great season of fishing in Hawaii.
Fish Fighting Techniques - An article on getting mentally prepared to catch big fish.
First Ulna Of 2015 - The first fish of every season is one of the most memorable. Here is an article on the first Ulna of the 2015 season.
Kayak Fishing Early Season Bite (Hawaii Fishing) - Early season kayak fishing bite. A nice ahi to start the 2015 Hawaii Kayak Fishing Season.
Hawaii Bonefish Tournament (2nd Place) - I win 2nd place in Island Shorecasters Tournament.
Why Braid Sensitivity Is A Key To Success For Hawaii Kayak Fishing- I talk about why you need sensitive braid to catch nice bottom fish while kayak fishing in Hawaii.