Honolulu, Hawaii, May 24-25, 2009
A report from Eric
This weekend we took my son and his school friend fishing during a super low tide (minus 4). We went out around 6:30am just to have some fun since this was the friend's first fishing trip.

We caught a few
ta'ape (blue lined snapper, Lutjanus kasmira) and some other reef fish. The boys had a lot of fun.

I went out again on Monday with Dr. Ono around 5:30am to try our luck on the low tide. The water was like glass. We caught a few fish--weke (goatfish), flounder, a stick fish, and a
a’wa a’wa (Big Eye Herring, Ladyfish, Elops machnata).
And I also caught a nice sized tako (octopus) about 2 ½ pounds. I saw it as I was heading over to see if Dr Ono had caught anything. It was out of its hole just looking at me. I didn’t have anything to get it out of the hole when it tried to hide so I tried to use the butt end of my rod. That did not work so I ask Dr. Ono to look for something for me to get the tako out of its hole. He found a piece of rebar someone discarded in the water and that work fine. I got the tako out of its hole and grabbed it.