Fishing Tales

  • Veteran Doug Leota, left poses with his catch and VFF Founder Cody McGuffin on Friday. courtesy photo
  • Veteran Nestor Tamayo with the mahimahi he caught Friday on the Ku‘uipo. Courtesy photo
  • Carl Scarborough, back left, poses with his catch with fellow veterans Daniel Sethre, Don Deas and Destin Foree Friday afternoon. See more photos at

  • Combat veterans Carl Scarborough, left, and Destin Foree pose with Carl's catch Friday afternoon. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • Combat Veteran Carl Scarborough poses with his catch on his birthday Friday. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • Veterans return with their catch after a day on the water with VFF on Friday. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

A group of veterans took to Kona waters Friday with the Veterans Fishing Foundation, came back with a catch and some great fishing tales.

Vietnam vet Don Deas was fighting a monster that got away.

It was combat veteran Carl Scarborough’s birthday. He hauled in a 260-pound marlin on the Sea Hawk.

Quite a birthday present.