Catch of the Week: Ikaika and Minky’s Hook ‘em Up Trolling Tournament

Friends and family came to send Ikaika off into marriage in style with a “hook ‘em up” trolling tournament.

By Jonna Hoopai 

A trolling tournament was held on Sat. July 12 to honor Ikaika Young as he takes that “dip into deep waters” called marriage.

This “bachelor party” a.k.a. “hook ‘em up” tournament was hosted by his brother Keola Young, cousins Alika Lani and Keni Reyes, parents Corrine and Charles Young Jr., sisters Grace and Viisha, and all the cousins Sonny Reyes, Pierson Bicoy-Calairo, Preston, and Tita Maliu-Calairo. Friends and loved ones also came out to show their support.

We would like to thank all who entered: Kaiwi and Blez Place, Rhinehardt and Brandon Kansana, Uncle Kervin and cousins, Uncle Billy Young, Aunty Kanani Young, Fatz Valdez, Kimo and Ala Paleka, Daniel Mahiai and the boys Nate, Kaina Alcon, Glenn and Brad Sakamoto, Kaai, Chang, and Kaauwai `Ohanas. If we missed anyone else please forgive us.

The winners were: Rhinehardt Kansana and `ohana in first place (under 12 lbs), and Kimo Paleka and `ohana in second, third and fourth places. Daniel Mahiai won for biggest Ulua at 38.9 lbs, and Rhinehardt Kansana had the second biggest at 37.8 lbs.

We are so overwhelmed with joy and happiness that we are about to promise each other our vows, but we know that it's people like you all that will help nurture a blissful marriage.

Mahalo to everyone again!


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