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May 2017
Hawaii Fishing News
E-Zine Volume 42 Number 5
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Tail Tales by Brian Gines
This 100-plus-lb ulua screamed line off two poles and battled like a tiger.

Tail Tales by Mike Moody
While diving up north with friends looking for uku, Mike spots a hot kagami.

Tail Tales by Jason Schaper
Kaua'i saltwater fishing guide helps a visiting family make island-style fishing memories.

4th Annual Kona Hongwanji Judo Club Fishing Tournament by Daniela Araki
An 80-lb ulua and 18-lb omilu take top prizes in this family tournament.

100-Plus Club by Cris Piloton
Monster ulua with ideal timing comes up on last night of ulua tournament.

FISHING Hawai'i Style® by Jim Rizzuto
Root beer or licorice? Jim shares some fishy observations on lure preference. Plus, tips on catching.

FISHING NEWS—Splash! by Bob Duerr
Reward offered for info on monk seal deaths, PCBs won't go away, albatross death trial, and more!

Testimonies on S.C.R. 120 by Jim Dittmar and Linda M.B. Paul
Testimonies on a resolution amending the easement for Hawai'i Kai Marina.

History of Recreational Boating in Hawai'i by Deborah Ward, DLNR
DLNR and partners produce a practical tribute to the history of small-boat harbors in Hawai'i.

Statement on Plea Deal in Ka'ena Albatross Killings by Dan Dennison, DLNR
Alert: If you attack Hawaii seabirds, "Bang", you're dead!

Rewards for Information on Monk Seal Killings Tops $50,000 by DLNR
Hawaii monk seals, an endangered species.

Hilo Seawatch by Craig Severance
Hilo Trollers kick off tournament season. Boaters head to sea, holding the promise of big-fish action.

Lahaina Seawatch by Donnell Tate
Game on: Maui sport fishermen saw an increase in blue marlin and spearfish catches and tags.

ISLAND OF HAWAI'I—Kona Charter Desk Report by Shawna Haynes
Another spectacular month for adding spearfish to your bucket list.

Hunter Gatherer Report by Bob Duerr
Will rats be the only species poisoned when the DLNR drops diphacinone on Lehua Island?

Concern Grows for Young Monk Seal on Kaua'i by DLNR
Dispose of properly! Illegal dumping of fish parts posed hazards for Hawaiian monk seals.

Opening Morning Action From Spring Turkey Season 2017 by Joe Arceneaux
First-time hunter scores his bird on opening day and becomes a 'fan-addict.'

HOLOHOLO Style—Reader's Pages by HFN readers
HFN anglers—young and old—share their favorite photos, adventures and awesome catches.

My Daughter's Baptismal Pig by Frank Yangson
'Hunting' pig in Kalama Valley in the 1960s is a dirty job.

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

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