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May 2019

E-Zine Volume 44 Number 5
Table of Contents Featured Articles
In this issue. . .

Maui Sporting Goods Jigging Tournament by Lee Alameida
Due to generous support from sponsors, all entry fees were donated to help Maui keiki.

Tail Tales by Jason Scroggin, Matt Corder, Kevin Lacaden, Mikey McCrum
Four epic adventure stories from fishermen based in Kailua-Kona.

Kona-Style Lure Skirting by Conor Sullivan
When it comes to choosing skirts for your lure heads, advice from the pros in Kona can come in handy.

Do-It-Yourself Miniature Chrome Head by Charlie Teves
Drawn to scale, step-by-step instructions on how to create your own miniature chrome head.

ISLAND OF MAUI - Lahaina Seawatch by Donnell Tate
The TAI PAN V had a bit of the luck of the Irish on St. Patricks Day when it landed a 434.4-lb blue marlin.

Splashback Story: Catch Ulua on Your First Fishing Trip! by Joe Olivas
Relive the mayhem of this 1990s ulua catch at Waimea Pier on Kaua'i.

ISLAND OF HAWAI'I - Hilo Seawatch by Craig Severance
Hilo Trollers' tournament season kicks off, and ulua anglers eagerly await the S. Tokunaga Challenge.

HIBT Celebrates 60th Anniversary by Laura Aquino
'Start fishing! Start fishing! Start fishing!'HIBT's 60th anniversary event kicks off on July 25.

ISLAND OF HAWAI'I Kona Charter Desk Report by Amber Hudnall
Spring fever strikes the Kona charter fleet with big marlin, sailfish, and spearfish jumping like crazy.

Kona Crab--A Healthy Stock With a Collapsed Fishery by Marlowe Sabater, WPRFMC
Overregulation leads to fishery decline even when kona crab stock is healthy.

DOBOR Launches Harbor & Ramp Partnerships by Robert Duerr
DOBOR proposes ramp and mooring rate hikes, causing many to consider the state's boating future.

DLNR Dispatchesby Department of Land and Natural Resources, DLNR
A Tagging Project update, and native forest and songs may soon return.

Coast Guard Patrols Counter Illegal Fishing by USCG
Two U.S. Coast Guard crews combined operations to combat illegal fishing across Oceania.

New Turtle Limits Reopen Swordfish Fishery by WPRMC
A council meeting recommended revised turtle limits, potentially allowing the fishery to reopen this year.

Wired: Part III - A Gun Dog Story by Richard Hoeflinger
The author's beloved gun dog Skeet runs into trouble on the slopes of Mauna Loa.

Why Restrict Hunting Opportunity? by Richard Hoeflinger
Agencies fail to offer scientific data to support 'on' and 'off' days during the regular bird hunting season.

Who is That Masked Man? by Richard Hoeflinger
Longtime friends get together to hunt turkeys on the slopes of Mauna Kea

Tilapia Considerd a Culinary Delight? by Clyde S. Tamaru, Ph.D., & Christine Tamaru
Elevated from the days of being considered a rubbish fish, tilapia shines as aquaculture's star species.

Mahi - Hawai'i's Seafood Ambassador by Shirley Rizzuto
Even non-fish lovers devour mahimahi for its sweet, moist and flaky meat.

Somethin' Fishy for the Young Angler by Allen Tsukamoto
Heads & Tails, Fishy Chum Sealife Tidbits, and Finny Funnies.

Kidtime Adventures by Allen Tsukamoto
Trolley to the Sea.

HOLOHOLO STYLE - Readers' Pages by HFN Readers
HFN anglers--young and old--share their favorite photos, adventures and awesome catches.

HFN Shoreline and Offshore Tournament Calendar
The tournament season is heating up with plenty of opportunities for fun firsts, and big bills!

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