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Atlapac Obake Halloween Shootout

October 14, 2012

This tournament is one of the annual tournaments that the Atlapac Fishing Club does every year to give back to the shorefishing community. Oahu anglers all look forward to participating in this late season tournament. This year the "Barbless Challenge" attracted 31% of the 301 participants. Lots of fishes were caught and the weigh-in line was busy for almost the entire weigh-in period. The line went clear around the corner of the POP building. This is the start of the small game season so most of the catches were on the smaller side and of the smaller species. There were 6 barbless anglers who weighed in 8 fish with the kids almost matching the adults. There was one barbless oio brought to the scales that had been tagged by the PIFG oio tagging project (green tags). This fish was one of the 3000 oio tagged as a part of the PIFG Oio Tagging project.

Only one barbless fish placed in the tournament. Justus Lani took 4th place with his 2.97 lb barbless oio in the children's 9-12 division. Children's 9-12 division first place winner Kade Kaupiko had the largest overall oio weighing in at 8.16 lbs which beat all of the adults. This was a great tournament with lots of entrants and catches.