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February 2020

E-Zine Volume 45 Number 2
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In this issue. . .

Beauty & Bounty for the Holidays by Brandon Aurello
Kayak fishermen finds back-to-back sailfish in the same area on two separate adventures.

Spinning O'ahu by Peter Dunn-Rankin
1995 Reprint: Heres a guide to O'ahu's hot spots thanks to master whipper and author Peter Dunn-Rankin.

100-Plus Club Annual Update
The club welcomes a new group of elite anglers who have caught a 100-plus ulua.

Tail Tales - Happy New Year! by Carlos Herrera
Fishing friends capture Guam's first marlin of 2020, a tasty 127-pounder.

ISLAND OF HAWAI'I - Hilo Seawatch by Craig Severance
Hilo Trollers choose a board, clarify rules and set tournament dates in preparation for 2020 club season.

Fresh Catch - Lemon Ulua by Roland Tamaru
This delicious dish pairs marinaded ulua with an ono homemade lemon sauce.

Slide-Bait Tech Talk - Part 3 by Todd Hayashi
1995 Reprint: "It's called pounding, and it's the reason why one guy can outfish 20 others at the same spot."

Splash! by Robert Duerr
Marshall Islands nuclear waste, petrel peril, missing whales, 'ahi fish flow and bidding a fond aloha to Syd Kraul.

Mail Buoy by Richard Hoeflinger
Richard Hoeflinger writes in about the truth of "Take Care of Your Feet" from Conor Sullivans January Article.

Tail Tale - After Three Gaffs I Landed My First 'Ahi! by David Williams
The third time is the charm; jet-ski fisher lands his first 'ahi after three attempts at gaff.

Tail Tale - Thanks to Great Teamwork We Snagged an Ulua! by Jason Reiser
Proper planning, amazing weather, teamwork and a lot of luck result in a 42-lb ulua spearfishing catch.

Got Fish? by Robin Baird, Cascadia Research Collective
Researchers studying dolphins and whales need help from local fishermen.

Increasing Knowledge About the Hawai'i Small-Boat Fishery by WPRFMC
Council to hold public meetings to get fishers' suggestions on how to better collect data.

ISLAND OF MAUI - Lahaina Seawatch by Donnell Tate
Here is a look back at 2019's top six Pacific blue marlin catches for Lahaina Harbor, Maui.

Charter Desk Reopens by Christina Henline
With a new name, look, owners and philosophy, now open in Honokohau to serve the boating and visitor community.

ISLAND OF HAWAI'I - Kona Charter Desk Report by Amber Hudnall
The Kona fleet hits it off with a 132.5-lb kahala, 62-lb ono catch from a kayak and of course some monster marlin!

Tail Tales - The Excitement of a Full Moon by Jay Scroggin
This kayak fisherman gets a pleasant surprise while fishing for ono off the Big Island.

The Mahimahi With My Name on It by Capt. Michael Medeiros
Until you pull your lines out of the water, a fishing trip isn't over.

Catch & Enter Teen Bass Tournament by Stan Wright
Are you a teen who loves bass fishing? The right catch could be your ticket to the national championships.

Enjoy Fly Fishing - Especially in Hawai'i by Randy Garn
Pack your fly rod and enjoy a whole new level of adventure on your next family vacation or business trip.

Have Fun: No Bag Limits on Invasives by DLNR
A Nile tilapia overwhelms Wailoa River, Waiakea Stream and Waiakea Pond in Hilo.

Somethin' Fishy for the Young Angler by Allen Tsukamoto
The Seawords, 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.