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March 2019

E-Zine Volume 44 Number 3
Table of Contents Featured Articles

Maui Bow Fishing by Mokukaina Andaya
A kala swimming just out of reach inspires a throw-netter to try a new fishing technique.

How Do You Choose a Fishing Lure? by Stan Wright
Design, size, color, weight, surroundings, forage and prey--some factors to consider when you pick a lure.

Off-Season Gear Maintenance by Conor Sullivan
'Big fish are won or lost in the garage.' Here's how to ensure your fishing tools are in top shape.

New Moon Kayak Adventure by Gregory Brown
A trip to a local FAD yields amazing catches for 'Kayak Fishing Friends Honolulu, HI' group members.

Tail Tale - Fun Fishing with the Tax Man by Joe Chaimongkol
Visiting anglers launch out of Lahaina and enjoy mixed-bag catch-and-release action off Moloka'i.

Fishers Can Help Fisheries Science & Management by Joshua DeMello, WPRFMC
Fisheries managers ask for fishermen's help in collecting data on three local coral reef species.

Second Annual Kokua Tournament: April 5-7 by Garrett Yamamoto
This shoreline tournament is a win-win: anglers can have a great day of fishing and help a family in need.

Tail Tale - Marlin Adventures by David Williams, A. J. Huddy
Two welcome surprises: a first for a jetski fisherman and a rare black marlin off Kaua'i.

Tail Tale - Honeymoon Hook-Up by Jim Nigro
East Coast kayak angler enjoys a honeymoon trip to Kona and takes home some treasured fishing memories.

The One That Didn't Get Away by Alvin Adaniya
Angler gets an amazing Christmas catch: an 'aha that weighed approximately twice the breaking strength of his line.

ISLAND OF HAWAI'I - Hilo Seawatch by Craig Severance
Hilo Trollers get a rule change and new board, plus BRFA L update and suggestions on fish to target now.

Tail Tale - We Are Officially 'Hooked on Kaua'i'! by Sue Urban
Double rainbow and scrappy bonefish thrill anglers from Ohio visiting the Garden Island.

ISLAND OF HAWAI'I - Kona Charter Desk Report by Amber Hudnall
The fleet continues to weigh in lots of marlin, with multiple catches of winter spearfish and ahi.

ISLAND OF MAUI - Lahaina Seawatch by Donnell Tate
Lahaina Harbor top boats, captains and deckmen of 2018 are honored in this annual wrap-up.

FISHING NEWS-Splash! by Robert Duerr
DOBOR manager misdeeds, bill to kill aquarium trade, ocean plastic cleanups, spaceports, toxic spills and more.

Recreational Fishing Creates Jobs and Grows Economy in 2018 from the ASA
ASA reviews accomplishments of 2018 and looks forward to 2019 challenges.

Tail Tale - Making the Most from Every Fishing Trip by Mike Moody
An 'omilu provides a diver with great art, meals and memories.

Wired: Part I - A Gun Dog Story by Richard Hoeflinger
You never forget your first gun dog--a companion in the field and a friend for life.

Hawai'i Hunter-Gatherer Report by Robert Duerr
New bills moving through the legislature seek to improve game management and hunter rights.

Hooked! by Jamie Hamamoto
Accidents happen. If you get hooked, stay calm and make smart choices.

DLNR Dispatches by Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR)
News of DAR's fishing education program, marine debris, and stewardship mapping project.

Mail Buoy by Tina Henline and Laura Koontz Hensley
Aloha Bart Miller and Mahalo to A.J. Friend.

HFN Shoreline, Offshore and Spearfishing Tournament Calendar
Plan and register early for next year's most popular tournaments.

Somethin' Fishy for the Young Angler & Kidtime Adventures by Allen Tsukamoto
A Maze'n Fun, Fishy Chum, Finny Funnies, along with a crabbing story.

HOLOHOLO STYLE - Readers' Pages by HFN Readers
HFN anglers--young and oldshare--their favorite catches, adventures, and exciting 'first ever...'.

HFN Tides and Moons, Island Charts and FAD Locations
Fishing forecast, box jellyfish alerts, weather predictions and best days and times for fishing.