Pacific Paddler April 2015 - (Page 28)
fishing from an oC1
We asked Kailua paddler Brian
Sultzer a few questions about
how he reels in his dinner.
wHat Kind of fisH Have you
We usually catch papio, uku, kawakawa, kawalea and rarely get lucky
with a shibi.
has their favorites and lucky ones. We're planning to try live bait soon,
but adding one more thing to the OC1 is always complicated.
do you fisH every time you go out?
...was an 18 lb shibi my friend caught. We stick together as a team.
When you are that far out anything can happen, so you need to have confidence in your paddling partner.
Usually, unless waves are up, then we will surf the OC1s, but I feel
if we're out training any-ways, we might as well catch dinner while we're
tHe most at one trip?
wHat types of places do you fisH and wHat is
your strategy - reef, deep blue?
Usually we'll paddle in after two fish each. We catch only what we can
eat. For us sustainability is important.
How do you set up
I custom cut a pvc pipe
and strap it to my rear 'iako.
It seems I continually add to
my set up and it becomes a
little crazy - lure box, gaff,
stringer, knife, pliers, radio
or water proof phone case
(safety), drinking water -
extra paddle if paddling solo.
wHat Kind of lures
do you use?
We run 5-6 inch minnow
style trolling lures. Everyone
On the way out, we will catch papio and uku. A couple of miles
out, we'll catch kawakawa, kawalea and shibi. I have tried floating lures
on the inside and sinking lures in
deeper water but have not noticed a
ever Had your fisH
taKen by or attract
I have had plenty of shark
encounters but haven't been taxed
by the men in the grey suits yet, 'lol'.
The main concern, especially this
time of year, is watching out for
whales. A pod will come up for air
right next to you, and you have to
get out of their way quickly. I've had
a couple of really close calls.
some of tHe ways you eat your catcH?
I sashimi the kawakawa and shibi. I like to blacken
and pan fry the papio in coconut oil and steam the uku
with ginger, garlic, shoyu,
mushrooms, green onion,
peanut oil or sesame oil.
do you Have a
secret fisHing Hole
and wHere is it? just Kidding....
Mostly we fish Kailua
Bay out of convenience, but
on occasion we do Waimanalo
runs when time permits.
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Pacific Paddler April 2015
Kanaka ikaika maui Jim waterman's series
Waikiki Surf Club juniors
Sean Monahan on technique
fishing from an oC1
Manny Kulukulualani talks story
HSCA 2015 schedule
Outrigger canoe making waves in the desert
Small boats getting big
Stretches for paddling
Composite paddle blades
Mahalo Kai Opua
Pacific Paddler April 2015