The remaining amount of time was spend catching big Aku (Skipjack tuna). The youngest daughter, Rosie and her sister Grace pulled in a bunch (with help from dad) of these feisty tunas. There was one particular small tuna that Rosie shared a much deeper relationship than any other.
Once back on land Rosie posed for a picture with her prized catch and newest friend. She can be seen in the photos and video hugging this fish with much love. Needless to say she was not very happy when she couldn't bring her pet back to the hotel.
With one good trip under their belts and fresh fish for the dinner table, they were excited for tomorrow's adventure. Here is Capt. D's report from the second day.
I consulted with Diana and Manny, the parents, and they indicated that they thought it would be better to pass on the snorkeling and concentrate on fishing. Freda, the grandmother was quite happy about the decision as she really enjoys fishing especially if she has a chance to see her three beautiful grandchildren catching fish. Isabel, Noah and Manny Jr. were all for the idea of resuming their fishing excursions after having had such a great time the day before on the charter boat Long Ranger. As we headed north our focus was on catching a mahi-mahi or wahoo and "Lady Luck" was there for us as we approached Keahole Pt. A nice 20 lb. mahi-mahi greeted our beautifully rigged trolled lure and before too long of a fight, Noah had reeled in the fish and Ryan had gaffed it an placed it on ice.
I shared a tasty new mahi-mahi recipe with Manny Sr. which he wanted to use to prepare the fish that night. The rest of the afternoon was spent catching nice tuna in the 3 lb. - 10 lb. range and everyone had a marvelous time. They had such a wonderful time that Freda decided to charter the Tropical Sun on Father's Day as a surprise gift for her son-in-law. We look forward to another wonderful fishing adventure with the Terminella family!
Capt. D with Isabel
Here is Diana's account o the second day, "We had another great outing today with Captain Dennis and co-captain Ryan aboard the Tropical Sun. What a beautiful boat - and what an awesome crew! They made us feel welcome and had us laughing from the moment we stepped on board (even before that, actually ; ). The kids enjoyed them immensely! Dennis kept us all laughing and Ryan was just awesome with the kids - showing them all about the fishing gear, visiting with them the whole time, teaching them a lot. The boys think he's the coolest guy ever - he was truly awesome today!"
Co-Captain Ryan assisting with a Mahi Mahi photo
Family and crew after a successful day
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