Ulua Nui! Jim Williams called his 69 pound ulua (giant trevally) the “pitbull of the reef.” The fish was to be tagged and released in participation with the state Division of Aquatic Resources (DAR), but the ulua just “fought it’s heart out” and could not be revived Williams said.
Williams and his wife Carol have been coming to Molokai around four years, but this was their first time out with Captain Clay Ching of Hallelujah Hou Fishing Charter, who “came highly recommended” the Williams said. “Super trip and a good vibe”
Ching has been participating in the DAR ulua tagging program for 8 years now and had every intention of letting the fish swim to see another day. They tried to revive the ulua for about 10 minutes before making the call, but this spectacular fish was happily donated by the Williams to fill many a Molokai belly.