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January 2019

E-Zine Volume 44 Number 1
Table of Contents Featured Articles
In this issue. . .

Ohana Shoreline Tournament Surprise by Ransen Fernandez
An unexpected fish thrills and challenges a South Point angler and places in shoreline tournament.

Tail Tales by Raf Vargas and Nick Sansone
Two avid fishermen end 2018--the Year of the Dog--with epic fish fights.

FISHING NEWS-Splash! by Bob Duerr
Making a Splash! are proposed harbor fee increases, marine microbes and an unwelcome eel.

Christmas Comes Early by David Boogie-D Elgas
Ecotour guide gets a chance to enjoy the spectacular fishing his clients seek on Christmas Island.

Tail Tale - Thanksgiving Day Marlin by Ernie Black
Four free-divers work together to spear and land the ultimate prize: a Pacific blue marlin.

Sails off Kona: Epic Double-Sailfish Kayak Fishing Adventure by Shaun Gomban
A battle with two sailfish turns a kayaker fisher's day into one for the memory books.

ISLAND OF MAUI - Lahaina Seawatch by Donnell Tate
Enjoy these sportfishing mishaps and antics from days gone by in Lahaina Harbor, Maui.

Ask Jamie by Jamie Hamamoto
Catch a fish with worms in the flesh? This month Jamie fields a question about parasites.

ISLAND OF HAWAI I - Hilo Seawatch by Craig Severance
Hilo Trollers prepare for transition to new board as fishers prepare for better action ahead.

Big Island Game-Bird Season Opens by Richard Hoeflinger
With 14 species fair game until January 27, 2019, Hawaii island game-bird season opens to a slow start.

Offshore Hunter: Deck Safety by Conor Sullivan
Attention to basic safety rules and high-risk moments in battle increase odds of a safe catch.

HFN Shoreline, Offshore and Spearfishing Tournament Calendar
Plan and register early for next year's most popular tournaments.

Akule Fishing From a Boat - Part II by Steven Miyasato
These helpful tips for catching akule from a boat will ensure that you'll be loading 'em up in no time!

2019 a Pivotal Year for Fisheries by Kitty M. Simonds, WPRFMC executive director
Council urges: Make 2019 the year you get involved in the management of your fisheries!

ISLAND OF HAWAI I - Kona Charter Desk Report by Amber Hudnall
The Kona fleet scored another impressive catch of blue marlin and released many more.

DLNR Dispatches by Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR)
Department reports on new academy, life-saving officers, ROD, stream flow standards and Sandy Beach.

Fresh Catch by Chef Erik Leong
Executive Chef Erik Leong from Mahina & Suns shares his favorite recipe for steamed fish, Chinese-style.

Quick Morning Run by Gregory Brown
Impromptu kayak fishing trip out of Pokai Bay yields a mixed bag of kawakawa and mahimahi.

Blessings for Bobby by Shaun Gomban
A west-side kayak fisher needed some equipment, and social media friends rallied-big time!

Somethin' Fishy for the Young Angler by Allen Tsukamoto
Sealife Shapes, Fishy Chum Sealife Tidbits and Finny Funnies.

HOLOHOLO STYLE - Readers Pages by HFN Readers
HFN anglers--young and old--share their favorite catches, adventures, and exciting first evers.

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