Grandfather and grandson pose with their catch: a Pacific Blue Marlin (a.k.a. Kajiki or A’u) and a Mahimahi (Dolphin Fish).
How many restaurants can you name that serve fish caught by their own boats, brought in fresh daily right up to their own dock right on the restaurant’s waterfront location? The Shack in Hawaii Kai is one of those lucky few that have this luxury.
It was just another day at the office for Captain John and 1st Mate Nate aboard “Honey Girl”, sister ship to Shack Attack Sport Fishing Charters out of The Shack Restaurant in Hawaii Kai. Along for the fishing trip was a family from Maryland.
I happened to be there this past Saturday afternoon, having just finished watching the UH Warriors clobber the Utah Aggies 63-10. Honey Girl landed at approximate 3pm. I was able to chat with “grandma”, who paid for the fishing trip as a birthday present to her grandson (the young man in photo above). Very nice lady. You could tell everyone aboard had an exciting and fun day.
A full day of fishing on The Shack Attack costs $700 for up to 6 people. With that, you’re allowed to keep 20% of your catch, and the Shack will also cook it and serve it for dinner at their waterfront restaurant.
Even if you didn’t spend a day out fishing with them, you can still enjoy a wonderful dinner of fresh-off-the boat (depending on availability) Marlin, Ahi, Mahimahi or Ono. My favorite is the Ono. You can opt for Lemon Pepper, Dijon or Teriyaki style, flame-grilled to order. A well-portioned fillet, along with rice or fries and a salad for just $13.99 is a really good deal. I didn’t order a plate to show you, as I was already full from some fries and a Swiss ‘N Shroom Burger. Next time I’ll order it and retrofit the photo here.
Click on the following photo to view a complete pictorial of the catch, including Nate putting his expert fish cutting skills to work on the marlin.
Warning: Some images contain graphic content (fish blood and guts). Viewer discretion is advised
Captain John of Honey Girl Fishing Charter and 1st Mate Nate of Shack Attack Sport Fishing Charter strike a pose. Click photo to view fish cutting slideshow.