S A M K E O H U H U
Fishing since: 3 years old
Q: How long have you been fishing?
As long as I can remember. I learned everything I know about fishing from my papa Andrew Park Sr. My papa let me start taking out his boat on my own since I was 16 years old and now at 21 years old I have my own boat.
Q: What do you call your boat?
Q: What is unique about fishing in Hana?
There are all different types of fish and fishing methods in Hana from shoreline for reef fish to deep blue for pelagics.
Q: What is a sign of a good fishing day?
Every day you make it home safe is a good fishing day no matter how much fish you catch.
Q: What kinds of fish do you usually catch?
Ahi, Aku, Mahi, Ono, Uku and sometimes Marlin, as well as all different types of local reef fish.
Q: What is the biggest fish you’ve ever caught?
> 400lb Marlin
Q: How long does it take to get the fish to Travaasa Hana, Maui?
The day of catching it
Q: What have you found is the best bait?
Q: What are you fishing boat essentials (beer, good luck charm, prayer, etc.)?
Stay humble and positive.
Q: Best time of year for fishing?
Q: What is your favorite part of fishing?
Catching the fish and bringing it home to put on many peoples’ plates.
Q: Thrownet fishing, bamboo pole fishing or new equipment… what is your favorite technique?
All my fishing technique is my favorite cause they bring food home.
Q: Favorite dish to prepare with your catch at home?
Q: If you have a bad day fishing and don’t bring home dinner, what do you do after (order pizza?)
Never came home from fishing with nothing—always caught something.