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Hawaii Fishing News April 2021

E-Zine Volume 46 Number 4
Table of Contents Featured Articles

Cover Story: ISLAND OF MAUI  Lahaina Seawatch

by Donnell Tate
A huge marlin taken aboard the START ME UP DAS IT sets a high bar for Lahainas top fish of the year.

Mail Buoy: Molokai Tournament & Shark HB355 Updates

by L. Yonemura & C. Meyer
Tournament Committee looking to 2022, and fisher input not considered on shark 'protection' bill.

Tail Tales  Three Diving Adventures

by Tim Pang, Kalena Lenwai, and Leo Mourao
Three different divers share their best adventures so far this year, and expecting more to come.

As the Tide Turns

by Stan Wright
What a difference an hour makes! It is wise to check a tide chart before scheduling a fishing outing.

The Gathering Place for Pelagics

Pacific striped marlin and bigeye tuna mix and mingle in the waters off Oahu.

FCC, Please Don't Mess with GPS

by BoatUS
5G mobile networks operating near the GPS frequency threaten marine navigation and weather forecasts.

Lokahi Citizen Science: Team Update

by Jim Hori
This Fishing app team offers a progress report on the growth of the online community & the data being shared.


by Craig Severance
Hilo Troller News: Marine Managed Areas need community input.


by Robert Duerr
Herbivore Scoping Sessions, Sea Urchins Graze on Choking Weed, Pohiki Ramp Restoration & more.

Hawaii Small Boat Survey

by Justin Hospital, NOAA Fisheries
Look for yours, to help fishery managers better understand the importance of small boat fishing in Hawaii.

ISLAND OF HAWAII  Kona Charter Desk Report

by Amber Hudnall
The Kona charter fleet put together an impressive list of billfish and tuna catches in the 'off season'.

100-Plus Club News

by JJ Balucan
New 100-Plus Club member gets a lucky break at the end of a short battle with a 122-lb ulua.

Crying Wolf

by Gregory Brown
The sea and weather conditions were prime for some great kayak fishing adventures.

Fishing 101

by Stan Wright
A great way to start your keiki fishing is with simple gear including a telescoping hand pole.

Heeia Pier's Gathering Place Reopens!

by Christina Henline
Two fishing friends resurrect an iconic store and deli at Heeia Kea Harbor in Kaneohe.

Game-Bird Hunting Recap

by Richard Hoeflinger
Despite a restricted season & declining catch data, hunters headed to the mountain to pursue their passion.

Fresh Catch of the Day  Ulua and Papio

by the Fishwife
Tempting Easy Broiled Papio, Gourmet Lovers Stuffed Ulua, and Ginger Steamed Ulua recipes.

Somethin Fishy for the Young Angler

by Allen Tsukamoto
See Spot, Fishy Chum and Finny Funnies.

Holoholo Style  Readers' Pages

by HFN Readers
HFN anglers - young and old - share their favorite photos, adventures and awesome catches.

HFN Shoreline and Offshore Tournament Calendar
The tournament season is heating up with plenty of opportunities for fun firsts and big bills.

HFN Tides and Moons, Island Charts and FAD Locations
Fishing forecast, box jellyfish alerts, weather predictions and best days and times for fishing.