Finally A Success!

*This post has been updated. I was informed that the fish in the pictures is not Skipjack but Kawa Kawa. (Thanks Bill!)

I am happy to say that I have finally been on a successful fishing trip. Up to this point I've only been out for a few boat rides. This trip was the best so far.

It started out good:

Along the way we saw some spinner dolphins too. They are way to fast to get any pictures of though.

Bird piles pretty much ensure successful fishing. The big fish round up the little fish that the birds try to catch and eat.

Here is the dogtooth tuna that we caught:
We'll be making sashimi with it later in the week. We also caught a few Kawa Kawa. These supposedly make good poke but we gave it to some friends to grill for a party last night.

Here is a picture of our "haul" for the day:

It was nice to finally catch something and very fun going out with friends and being on the water. It doesn't get much better than this.


Genesis266 said...

Congrats on a great trip!

I stumbled across your blog as I was researching Kwaj and am living vicariously through you :).

Best of luck with your new adventures..I'll be reading!!

Rebecca said...


I've been quite surprised at the feedback I've gotten on the blog.

Hope you continue to enjoy it.

AlphaSigOU said...


The more I read your blog, the more comfortable I feel about my decision to take the job at Kwaj. I just got final clearance to go to the island and expecting a call mid-week with the pack-out and PCS date. Estimating arrival on island on 15 August. Looking forward to Kwaj!

Rebecca said...

Glad to hear it!
We'll see you when you get here!

Peter said...

I've been out here for a day and a half now (I arrived at noon on the 28th) and I can honestly say that reading your blog helped me shape some expectations I had for the island. There have still been a few "what the hell have I gotten myself into" moments, but those pass pretty quickly and I get to look forward to an interesting job and a very unique location.

Thanks again for putting your experiences online.

Rebecca said...


Welcome! You'll have to introduce yourself.

I obviously don't post all aspects of life on Kwaj...partly because the social aspect of it will be different for everyone but at least you can see some of the activities available to you.

It's unique for sure. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have. Try to give it 3 or 4 months before you make a final decision about it. It seems to take about that long to get truly used to it and settled.