Yep that's the spear. One shot to the head makes it a lot safer to handle. Better than gaffing and trying to beat up with a club.
Off Keauhou Bay. See thread in main kayak forum.
Here's a shot of the guy who took the photo, my coach Reggie. His Mahi Bull a litle
bit bigger at 32 lbs.
Some exciting jumping as it ripped the line out. Love the sound of that clicker screaming. It's addictive, as is the ride, they pull you all over the place.
You fight mahi in a yak with a relatively losse drag as you get them closer to the yak since you never know when they will bolt, and they are certainly strong enough to roll you over if if you have it too tight.
Caught mine using 30# test, 18 feet of 80# Penn leader attached with an Albright knot, then six feet of 69# wire leader (brown stainless) small lip hook (3/0) with egg sinker for chin weight, trailer was a 6/0, new Penn 330 LD reel with Penn International Rod, opelu (mackerel scad) for bait, eating the fish tonight. probably griled.