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May 2020

E-Zine Volume 45 Number 5
Table of Contents Featured Articles


Tail Tale - Cover Story: Familys First Ulua Catch by Maka Augustiro
Father gives credit for family's first ulua catch to his son, who missed the trip but provided the gear and bait.

Tail Tale - 1st Holoholo and Caught a Big Hamachi! by Lawrence Oshiro
After just learning to cast on a conventional reel, an angler lands a big hamachi with the help of his nana.

Sharing Data, Aloha & Our Food - Hawaii Fishers Feeding Families by Matt Ramsey
Group forms on social media to share information & stress the importance of noncommercial ocean harvesting.

Splash! by Robert Duerr
COVID-19 breaks budgets, alters policies and closes recreation areas, while some local businesses shift gears to help.

ISLAND OF HAWAI'I - Kona Charter Desk Report by Amber Hudnall
Through mid-March the Kona fleet was bringing in impressive marlin, and a 171-lb 'ahi.

Makena Landing Tournament by Tai Over
With so many tournaments cancelled in 2020, wanted to share overdue memories of this Fall favorite.

Your Photos Help Marine Mammal Research by Jordan Lerma
In an effort to gather more data, researchers offer loaner cameras to fishermen.

Hawai'i Fishermen Give Input on Small-Boat Fisheries by Joshua DeMello, WPRFMC
Missed the Councils February meetings on your island? Another chance to participate is coming this August.

ISLAND OF HAWAI'I - Hilo Seawatch by Craig Severance
If you are able to fish, now is a perfect time to share your catch with others.

Shorecasting Gold: Vintage Poppers & Reels by Jeff Konn
Jeff shares his favorites and explains why these are still the best thing since slice bread.

Ask Jamie by Jamie Hamamoto
A reader asks why one nenue fish is always golden in color among the school of bluish-grey fish.

Making Your Best Lures Run Even Better by Bill Jardine
Simple DIY modifications to tried-and-true lures keep trolling hooks running straight.

Jayson Hits the Jackpot by Richard Hoeflinger
Stealth & skeet practice help this hunter bag two turkeys during a quick morning trip to the mountain.

DLNR Dispatches by DLNR
Update on the Governor's approach to social distancing for fishermen, and the latest on the Axis deer hunt.

Cans of Tuna Fly and US Boats are Compromised by Saving Seafood
StarKist Samoa is effected by COVID-19 canned tuna demand.

Mail Buoy by Bill Jardine
Kona Captain pleads with our Governor to understand the situation better, and help our economy.

Kaneohe Marlin by Rex Koga
A trip to gather fresh fish to share, results in a surprising bounty and dangerous rescue.

Kidtime Adventures & Somethin' Fishy for the Young Angler by Allen Tsukamoto
Sea Words, 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 Tides and Moons, Island Charts and FAD Locations
Fishing forecast, box jellyfish alerts, weather predictions and best days and times for fishing.

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