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July 2019

E-Zine Volume 44 Number 7
Table of Contents Featured Articles
In this issue. . .

It's 'Oama Season Again... by Jeff Konn
A local, seasonal fishing tradition is getting started. Here's how to join the beach party.

Cover Story - Tail Tales by Lako Miller and Shelly Montalbo
One onshore couple and another adventurer on a jet ski discover the unexpected fish of a lifetime.

Is Kayak Fishing Right for You? by Ty DeCorte
Advice on choosing a kayak, and determining whether you can handle the pressure.

Kayak DIY: Bait Tanks by Gregory Brown
With research and ingenuity, this kayak fisherman and captain creates an excellent live-bait tank.

ISLAND OF HAWAI'I - Hilo Seawatch by Craig Severance
Tuna and ulua are in season, much to the delight of anglers in both offshore and shoreline fishing tournaments.

2019 S. Tokunaga Store Ulua Challenge by Laron Kageyama
This popular, exciting shoreline fishing tournament had a banner year with four 100-plus ulua catches.

ISLAND OF MAUI - Lahaina Seawatch by Donnell Tate
You never forget your first marlin; Donnell looks back on an epic catch made 30 years ago.

FISHING NEWS-Splash! by Robert Duerr
This month's news covers laboratory seafood, WPRFMC grants, lessons from a blowout and more.

Mail Buoy by Taotasi Archie Soliai
WPRFM Council maintains integrity and transparency by following federal guidelines.

DLNR Dispatches by the Department of Land and Natural Resources, DLNR
DLNR shares the latest on fishing, hunting, 'alala birds, educational opportunities for women and more.

Heavier: Outboard Engines Catch Up by BoatUS
Thinking about repowering your older boat? BoatUS cautions to watch the outboard motor weight.

Validation of Estimates for Akule Surrounding O'ahu by John Wiley, WPRFMC
Aerial spotting and catch results determine the accuracy of estimates of Oahu's akule.

ISLAND OF HAWAI'I - Kona Charter Desk Report by Amber Hudnall
The world-famous Kona charter fleet shifts gears when the offshore 'ahi action breaks loose.

Surface Poppers - Insights from Locals by Jeff Konn, Conor Sullivan & Jamie Hamamoto
In Part 2, three anglers talk to local problem solvers who sure know how to get creative and catch fish.

Celebrating the 2nd Annual Kokua Tournament by Garrett Yamamoto
Tight Lines Hawaii's fundraiser event to help a local family, blessed the lives of all who participated.

Field Test: TICA Fishing Tackle by Ty DeCorte
Two TICA rods, including a new two-piece model, and reels test well in Hawaii's waters.

Kauai's Fishing for Charity Tournament by Ashley Yoshimori
Local fishing families have fun and over 60 charities receive funding and aloha from this great event.

Learning About Fishing by Billie Napolean, Mid-Pacific Institution
Students tell stories and poems of fishing exploration and study at He'eia Fishpond.

Somethin' Fishy for the Young Angler by Allen Tsukamoto
Sea Search, Fishy Chum Sealife Tidbits, and Finny Funnies.

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 opportuniites 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.