NAWILIWILI — Randell Takenaka was a dual winner Sunday at the first tournament hosted by Sebum Outdoor Supply.
“With less and less shoreline fishing tournaments, we decided to host a tournament for fishermen to compete in,” said Del Woodside. Woodside and Chelsey Rivera own the store which opened in October 2014 at the corner of Hardy and Akahi streets in Lihue. “Most of our marketing was done through the radio and social media and we’re happy that we had 92 fishermen signing up for the three categories — ulua, papio and oio.”
Takenaka ended the weekend with top honors in the ulua category, pushing a 51.7-pound heavyweight across the scales with JK filming the event for The JK Show.
Takenaka also fielded a 4.75-pound oio for third place in that category.
Top honors in the oio class went to Lawai Kaiwi who fielded a 9.45-pound fish during the two-hour weigh-in Sunday at the Niumalu Pavilion. He was followed by Isaiah Tomacder who came in with a fish tipping the scales at 7.0.
Following Takenaka in the ulua class, Jaresen Jaramillo took second place on a fish which scaled in at 50.6 pounds. Kevin Pongasi rounded out the leaderboard with a 29.4-pound submission.
Chad Valmoja topped the papio division with an 8.70-pound entry followed by Cale Fernandez getting the second place on a fish that scaled in at 7.65 pounds. Joseph Silva rounded out the leaderboard with a 5.70-pound entry.
“We’re happy and grateful for the support for this tournament,” Woodside said. “Hopefully, this is the first of many more tournaments.”
Sebum Outdoor Suppy is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and the store is closed Sundays.