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Oahu Transit Service 2nd Annual Family and Friends Shoreline Fishing Tournament

October 23, 2011

The Oahu Transit Service 2nd Annual Family and Friends Shoreline Fishing Tournament featured its first "Barbless Challenge". The company tournament attracted an interesting mix of folks ranging from fishing newbies to a few very seasoned shorecasters. The 16% of all anglers signing up to try barbless is a normal percentage for a first time. This year no barbless-hooked fish were brought to the scales, however, there were many stories about the ones that got away. The organizers themselves entered the tournament, fished with the barbless hooks, and related their positive experiences to the audience at the weigh-in. The largest ulua weighed in at 33 lbs which is a pretty respectable size for this off-season tournament. The largest oʻio was an 8 lb sharp jaw which was a nice-sized fish for the beginning of the oʻio season. The kids were not bound by species categories and brought many different types of fishes to the scale. Everyone enjoyed the free live band, free food, and abundant raffle prizes.