"Fishermen at Kailua Bay - Halalu Run"
8" x 16" oil on canvas
This oil seascape shows fishermen with their net anticipating a good catch of Halalu, which are juvenile akule, a fish indigenous to Hawaii and often called "Big Eyed" scad. They can be eaten or used for bait for much larger fish. I was at the right place at the right time to snap reference photos of the fishermen at Kailua Beach on Oahu.
The peninsula in the background is known as Mokapu peninsula, as well as King Kamehameha's Turtle. Legend says that the "Turtle" hides a secret underwater tunnel that King Kamehameha used to travel to the island of Molokai. This peninsula is now home to Kaneohe Marine Corps Base.
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Below is a video of people fishing for halalu at Waimea Bay, another beach on Oahu.
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