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December 2019

E-Zine Volume 44 Number 12
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In this issue. . .

Tail Tale - Maui Mahi Magic by Lee Alameida
Two recent trips score some magic mahi moments with family and friends.

Fishing Among 'Mountains' by Nick Wakida
'All's well that ends well' after a solo kayak mahimahi fishing trip in the first big swells of the season.

Tail Tale - Headed in with 4 Fish Aboard and Caught 2 on the Way! by Bob Fernandez
A day of kayaking, diving and fishing with friends turns into a six fish catch for this kayak angler!

Tail Tales - 100-Plus Club by Brad Perez and Paitaka Mawae
When you least expect it, the fish of a lifetime may swim by. Make sure your hook is in the water!

Tail Tale - Tagged and Released Ulua, Just as Rewarding by Louis Carreira
An eventful weekend spent slide-baiting on the rocks results in two tagged-and-released ulua.

The Tag It Project Grows by the Pacific Islands Fisheries Group
Learn more about the program that supports science, conservation and stewardship of marine resources.

Kane'ohe-Style Commercial Mahimahi Fishing by Conor Sullivan
Members of an elite group of mariners withstand the conditions required to strike blue and gold.

Tail Tale - My First Marlin on a Jet-ski by Jay Williams
A rare day of calm waters leads to this anglers first marlin on a jet-ski, approxiamately 175-lbs!

Fresh Catch: Mahimahi by the Fishwife
Mahimahi are a signature seafood in Hawai'i and this classic chowder recipe is a winner!

ISLAND OF MAUI - Lahaina Seawatch by Donnell Tate
Maui big-game fishermen make the transition into winter with two annual offshore tournaments.

Tail Tale - Onolicious! by Jay Scroggin
Down to his last live bait, this kayak fisherman makes an ono-licious catch.

Tail Tale - A Great Day Ends with a Full Fishbag! by Romel Palafox
Those who love the ocean, exercise, fishing and eating fish find ideal balance on a kayak.

Kona's PHANTOM Caught in the Limelight by Bill Jardine
Fishing trip takes a quick turn from a casual practice session to a do-or-die battle with a beast.

Hawai'i's Fish Stocks Are Well-Managed and Stable by WPRFMC
Highlights of the full Stock Assessment and Fishing Evaluation reports to come in June 2020.

100-Plus Club Legend Todd Hayashi by Ross Hayashi, Scot Shimamura and Mark Ow
The fishing community bids farewell to a friend and mentor who was crazy about fishing.

Slide-Bait Tech Talk Part I by Todd Hayashi
1994 REPRINT: There is no single factor more influential in determining when a strike will occur than...

Splash! by Robert Duerr
Pigmy killer whale strandings, rare and unexpected turtle hatchings, and more marine highlights.

ISLAND OF HAWAI'I - Hilo Seawatch by Craig Severance
Hilo Trollers end their season with a successful and productive two-day tournament.

SOS: Recreational Boat Is Stuck. . . in a Cave? by BoatUS
Sleeping captain and crewman wake up in an unexpected situation that serves as a lesson for all boaters.

'If Found Sticker Program' by the Hawai'i Ocean Safety Team (HOST)
The simple act of placing a sticker on your watercraft could collectively save millions in taxpayer dollars.

Fifth Annual DeRego Foundation Invasive Competition by Cal Lai Jr.
The DeRego Foundation lead a fun 'Battle Royale' competition to remove invasive fish.

DLNR Dispatches by DLNR
Monster 16-lb tilapia, eruption creates seven anchialine pools, and hunting dog rescued.

State Dawdles - Hunters Pay & Mountain Magic Poem by Richard Hoeflinger
Access continues to be denied to hunters in the Big Island's ongoing upland game-bird hunting season.

Kidtime Adventure & Somethin' Fishy for the Young Angler by Allen Tsukamoto
Fishing the Natatorium and SEAson's Greetings, Fishy Chum Sealife Tidbits, and Funny 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.