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Hawaii Fishing News January 2021

E-Zine Volume 46 Number 1
Table of Contents Featured Articles

Updates for New State Records

by Michael Billiena and John Miyose

2020 has been the year to get the biggest fish out there and here are 2 more!

One Holiday Surprise After Another

by Mikah Tomono
At a new spot with new gear, this slide-baiter lands the ultimate shoreline catch.

Tail Tale  A New Speargun Brings a 30-lb Ulua!

by Eric Aoyama
The first time out with his new gun proves to be a banner day for this Oahu spearfisher.

Tail Tale  Family Fun Close to Home

by Kurt Greenbaum
Oahu fisherman and family score ulua and oio fishing near home.

Tail Tale  65-lb Sailfish from a Kayak!

by Cory Mira
Water conditions called for a kayak fishing trip out to the big-fish grounds to tangle.

When's Best Time to Go Fishing!

by Jim Rizzuto
By popular request, a 1979 reprint of one of Jim Rizzuto's guides to better fishing.

Mail Buoy  Proposed Ban to Fishing at Popular Beaches

by Stan Wright
What does closing beaches to fishing, the current pandemic and the fishing merit badge have in common?


by Robert Duerr
Drones, satellite phones, the Obama estate and the history of marlin fishing in Hawaii make a Spash! this month.

HFN Shoreline and Offshore Tournament Calendar

Plan your best tournament season dates for 2021.

Mail Buoy  Alternate Option to DAR's Marine 30x30 Plan

by Bob Nishimoto
The black-and-white striped manini may be a small reef fish but it is hardly insignificant.

Hawaii Fishers Feeding Families Update

by Matt Ramsey
Hawaii fishers continue to share catches, feeding families throughout the islands.

Washing Gear Down

by Conor Sullivan
Take care of your gear, and it will take care of you. Heres how.

Ways to Share Fishing Tales

by Clyde Tamaru
If you cant get out there and catch fish, there are other good ways to share the thrill.


by Craig Severance
Capt. Craig honors the Hilo Trollers with an ode, and fishermen shift to winter catches in unpredictable waters.

Lokahi Citizen Science: What You Can Do for Better Fisheries

by The Lokahi Team
Voluntarily reporting your catches now may permit you greater catches in the future.

ISLAND OF MAUI  Lahaina Seawatch

by Donnell Tate
At the end of 2020, Lahaina Harbor got a nice surprise: a 656.6-lb Pacific blue marlin.

2020 U.S National Freshwater Spearfishing Championship

by Calvin Lai Jr.
After scouting a Nebraska lake with low visibility in high winds, a father and son from Hawaii win it all.

Tail Tale  The Amazing Waters of Hawii

by Adam Arnott
When out in the ocean looking for fish to spear, you never know what you will find.

Tail Tale  Two Anglers Caught the Same Ulua

by Louis Carreira and Kimo Ah New
Two anglers catch the same ulua on one tako leg!

Fishermen Weigh In on What They Need

Virtual Council meetings allow committees an opportunity to give input and recommendations.

Fresh Catch of the Day  Snapper

by the Fishwife
Always a holiday favorite, this month the Fishwife shares snapper holiday reciepes.

The Hunt That Didnt Happen

by Richard Hoeflinger
A bird-hunting trip in the California desert turns into a completely different kind of adventure.

Somethin Fishy for the Young Angler

by Allen Tsukamoto
SEAson's Greetings, 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.