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giant trevally big fish swam straight toward my outstretched speargun .
It turned and I fired , making a perfect spine shot , paralyzing the fish . Swimming to the surface , I noticed my spear had not fully penetrated the fish so I subdued it on the surface . Halii , attracted by the noise of my gun discharging , yelled , ‘ You got it . You got the hundred-pounder !’ With those words in mind I held the fish tightly to me as I swam back to the boat .
Hawaii diver Travis Castillon landed an ulua weighing nearly 156 pounds .
I told my dive partner , Olie Shipp , that today was going to be the day that I shoot a 100 pound ulua . I have been fortunate enough to shoot many uluas in my life , but all have been under 100 pounds .
The guys and I left Lahaina Harbor around 6:00 am , headed to the buoys outside of Lana ’ i . A huge group of dolphins beat us to the buoys and had scared away all the fish . It
Left : Travis Kashiwa proudly displays his worldrecord , a 144-pound , Hawaiian ulua .
Photo by Sterling Kaya
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