Loved saltwater fishing in Hawaii

When August and I got married back in September, we felt like we wanted to wait until winter set in to take our honeymoon.
We wanted to go somewhere warm, and get a little break from the deep freeze we get for four months, rather than travel during the short fall season that we get and enjoy.
We both love winter but you all know how nice it is to get a little break from it.
A few years ago, some friends of ours from Minnesota, Mike and Ruby Christopher, moved to Hawaii. They had vacationed there several times and loved the consistently-beautiful weather you get every day.
Since they moved to Hawaii, they have been inviting us to visit them, so this presented the perfect opportunity.
Since moving across the Pacific Ocean, my friend, Mike, has taken up saltwater fishing in Hawaii. He got himself a boat, all the necessary fishing gear, and has fallen in love with the opportunity to catch giant marlin, mahi mahi, and ahi tuna, as well as a whole variety of other species.
August and I were excited to get in a couple of days of fishing on the ocean during our trip.
Mike’s strategy for fishing is pretty straightforward—he covers a lot of water by trolling fast with large artificial baits that run near the surface. He runs the boat fast by freshwater standards (at about seven or eight m.p.h.)
I haven’t done a lot of saltwater fishing but in the little bit that I have, one thing I’ve learned is that saltwater fish like baits that move fast—particularly if they are artificial lures.
There is so much life in the ocean so anything that isn’t moving at a high rate of speed is unnatural.
Although we didn’t catch a marlin during our time on the water, we did catch a mahi mahi, which is a beautiful green and bluish-coloured fish, and some small ahi tuna (also know as yellow fin tuna).
August also caught a really nice ono. Ono means delicious in the Hawaiian language, so you can imagine that it is a very good-eating fish.
In fact, all of the fish we caught were great-eating. We ate some tuna and the rest of the fish we caught, Mike shared with some of his friends and neighbours.
The rest of our trip was great—one that we will remember for many years. The weather was excellent throughout our stay and we were able to view many of Hawaii’s beautiful natural attractions, like it’s black sand beaches, rainforest waterfalls, and volcanoes.
We were staying on the Big Island, also known as Kona, the youngest and most southern of the Hawaiian Islands.
One thing that is unique is how the landscape changes so rapidly in different parts of the island. There actually are 11 different climates on the island, which is divided by several mountains and volcanoes.
The beaches are beautiful—the nicest that we have ever seen. It was truly a once-in-a-lifetime trip that we really enjoyed. Hopefully, someday we’ll be able to make a return trip.
We were happy to make it home just before Christmas to share it with our families and get back into winter mode.
Although I’ve not been ice-fishing a whole lot because the past few weeks have been a whirlwind of travel for me, I’m looking forward to hitting the ice and catching some fish.
Have a great holiday!