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Hawaii Fishing News October 2020

E-Zine Volume 45 Number 10
Table of Contents Featured Articles


New State Records

by Kealii Krzyska, Alex Ige and Maka Puulei
Island fishers set new records for humpback snapper, yellowtail and Pflueger's goatfish.

My Inside Line: Persistence

by Kainoa Lum
'You never know until you go!' When a fishing day proves extra challenging, it can pay to keep on trying.

Mama's First Marlin

by Christina Henline
With family cheering her on, this wahine angler reels in her first monster marlin for a tag and release.

Hawaii Fishers Feeding Families Fall Update

by Matt Ramsey
The numbers tell the story: the group is still catching plenty of fish and making a great impact on others.

Big Fish Battles at Hawaii Marlin Tournament Series

by Jody Bright
With huge catches & a 95-percent release rate, this year's series is the most competitive in recent history.

Splash!

by Robert Duerr
This month's Splash! offers a deeper look at the Council's recent Virtual Fishers Forum.

Freshwater Bank Fishing

by Knud Lindgard
HFN reshares teacher and legend Knud Lindgard's knowledge of sinkers from the common to the peculiar.

Small Guns, Big Fun

by Calvin Lai Jr.
Tips from a top competitor: Calvin suggests using a smaller gun to improve underwater stalking skills.

What Can a Boat's Name Tell You?

by BOATUS
Annual list of Top Ten Boat Names and three helpful tips for those purchasing boat insurance for the first time.

Tail Tale- GTs on the Fly

by Chris Wright
Christmas Island: A fly fisherman seeking the big fish gets a front-row ticket to the pure power of a GT.

Fresh Catch of the Day- Mahimahi

by the Fishwife
Mahimahi are a signature seafood in Hawaii and these two recipes are legendary!

ISLAND of HAWAII- Hilo Seawatch

by Craig Severance
The Hilo Trollers wrap up their tournament season as fishermen continue to enjoy the ahi and ono action.

Big Island Hunting Preview

by Richard Hoeflinger
Scoping trips on Mauna Kea reveal low bird counts, high grasses and a disaster waiting to happen.

New Stock Assessments for Bigeye and Yellowfin Tuna

by the WPRFMC
Both bigeye and yellowfin tuna maintain their status of not being overfished or experiencing overfishing.

Mail Buoy- The Waikiki Natatorium Fishing Proposal

by Dean Sensui
'Hawaii Goes Fishing' Producer proposes a renovation of the historic site that benefits swimmers & fishers.

Fishing for Moi

by Clyde Tamaru
Fishing memories and tips about a secret bait support the need for continued research.

Fish Tagging News

by State of Hawaii Division of Aquatic Resources (DAR)
DAR provides update on volunteer-based statewide tagging goatfish and moi projects.

Chasing the Game Birds of Hawaii - Part 1, & RIP Kila

by Richard Hoeflinger
Introduction to Hawaii's game-birds, & a new collar hangs on the wall memorializing a hunting companion.

Tail Tale- Summer Vacation - Juneau Chinook & Valdez Coho

by Fred Yost
Island anglers retreat to Alaska to fish the summer salmon runs.

Tail Tale- Double-Ulua Catch from Shore

by Stanley Napierala
A successful night on the rocks ends with a double-ulua catch and a very happy fisherman.

Tail Tale- Double-Pelagic Catch in Rough Waters

by Romel Palafox
A double-pelagic catch in rough water is a challenge that pays off for this kayak fisherman.

Can I Borrow Your Rod and Reel?

by Stan Wright
Novice fishermen can be hard on fishing gear. Teaching them best practices & respect can go a long way.

Somethin Fishy for the Young Angler

by Allen Tsukamoto
SEAlife Differently, 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 Shoreline and Offshore Tournament Calendar


Next year's tournament season is being scheduled, and we are getting ready for fun!

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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