2 person for recreational/trolling

I am looking into a 2 person for recreational use when the surf is flat,and want to lash a light fishing pole to the' iako so I can troll at the same time,more fun than stand up paddling for me.Anyone have any advice as to the model/manufacturer here in Hawai'i?is the standard 'iako strong enough,or does it have to be reinforced?What's your mana'o?Mahalo

Submitted by kava on Sun, 10/12/2008 - 8:17am

It seemed someone should respond to your post, but I am hardly the most knowledgeable on all that is on the market.

Only thing I could find on the internet. Saw a rotomolded outrigger once. Not worth the effort.

Caption to poster: "Outrigger canoe would be poled out to deeper water where paddlers could look for fish or dive for lobster. Circa 1920's."

You might want to find a boatbuilder schooled in the old ways. Or look into a holopuni (OC-3).
"Anyone can steer the ship when the sea is calm" - Syrus Publilius

#1 Sun, 10/26/2008 - 11:58am

I just saw rob today, so figured I would post this clip, he trolls from 1man, nice rig he's got too. Watch all the action...

#3 Sat, 10/25/2008 - 9:41pm

Hey Joe, i borrowed a Hurricane off Rob Philips when i raced Keanae - Kahalui and Maui - Molokai in 2006. He was fishing with the same canoe back then too. Here's a photo of Rob and one of the many catches he made. You can see his setup in the foreground.
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#4 Sat, 10/25/2008 - 9:50pm

It seems the trick in an OC-1 is to fish over the ama and keep one foot on the ama.

What happens when your catch wants to take you for a Nantucket sleighride? I guess you must alway keep the line slightly to the left of the bow and keep your feet on the pedals.

A strong fish who knows how to do a sudden cut to the right will be an OC-1 fisherman's undoing.
"Anyone can steer the ship when the sea is calm" - Syrus Publilius

#5 Sun, 10/26/2008 - 11:57am

I see this guy that has a Nai'a modified with a sail and has two ama's setup much like the larger 6-man sailing ones. He's gone out a few times with a fishing rod mount on the rear iako on it and he also goes out on his other OC-1 a Kaimana and does the same thing with a rod mount on the rear iako.

Never actually see him with any fish though.

Most guys go out on Scupper Pro or Ocean Kayaks Tridents to do serious fishing. At least the ones I've seen.

February 2008's Pacific Paddler Magazine has an interesting cover of OC-1 fishing during the Kaui Hoe Va'a.


#6 Sun, 10/26/2008 - 3:07pm

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