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February 2019

E-Zine Volume 44 Number 2
Table of Contents Featured Articles
In this issue. . .

100-Plus Club: The Beast After the Storm by Grant Yamane & HFN
The club's newest elite angler shares his tale, plus check out over a dozen photos from our website.

Tail Tales - Wahine's Kick Off 2019! by Jennifer Fratzke & Abigail McCarthy
Turning lemons into lemonade and overwhelming fears into two epic feats of pure determination and adventure.

Watt's Up by Richard Hoeflinger
Two Big Island hunters discuss changes and their effects on upland game-bird populations.

Brothers of the Aina by Conor Sullivan
Three brothers head out on a two-day deer hunt in Hawaii and return from the mountain victorious.

Makena Landing Kayak Fishing Tournament by Tai Over
Two-day kayak tournament features keiki, inshore and offshore divisions that provide friendly competition for all.

Hawaii Fishing License 'Talk Story' by Robert Duerr
Informational meetings about a 2016 feasibility study draw a mixed response around the state.

ISLAND OF HAWAII - Hilo Seawatch by Craig Severance
Hilo Trollers prepare for a new year of fishing while BLNR considers opening some restricted areas.

Coast Guard Looks at Improving 911 System by BoatUS
New provision seeks to minimize improper routing of maritime distress calls and aid search-and-rescue efforts.

ISLAND OF HAWAII - Kona Charter Desk Report by Amber Hudnall
The Kona Charter fleet put together an impressive list of bill fish and tuna catches in the 'off season.'

ISLAND OF MAUI - Lahaina Seawatch by Donnell Tate
A recap of the harbor's 2018 catches reveal the highlights of an otherwise slow year for big blues.

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

Talking Turkeys by Richard Hoeflinger
DIY project for the handy hunter, turkey tags, and some poetry.

FISHING NEWS-Splash! by Robert Duerr
Modern Fish Act, bottom fish areas repealed, Kona Slam, smugglers and net abusers.

DLNR Dispatches by Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR)
The department shares news of FMA and boat ramp closures, a net violation and DAR's fishing education program.

International Commission Reviews Tuna Fishery Data by Eric Kingma, Ph.D., WPRFMC
WCPFC met in Honolulu to set conservation and management measures for tuna through 2020.

Keiki Anglers Club by Luke Barnes
Club gives young fishers the opportunity to experience the thrill of a first catch.

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

HOLOHOLO STYLE - Readers' Pages by HFN Readers
HFN anglers--young and old--share 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.