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April 2017
Hawaii Fishing News
E-Zine Volume 42 Number 4
Table of Contents Featured Articles
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Quest for a Sail by Chris Kutsch, Hobie Fishing Team Member
A lifelong dream comes true on a fishing kayak off the Big Island of Hawai'i.

Fishing Hawai'i Style® by Jim Rizzuto
Think you’re good at fish ID? Then try your hand at Jim’s version of “Name That Fish.”

Kewalo Harbor Big Fish Chase 2017 Tournament by Jody Bright
This event kicks off the Hawaiian Marlin Tournament Series. Entries are being accepted now.

Waikiki-Diamond Head SFMA Closed to Fishing by Deborah Ward, DLNR
This management approach is under review regarding long term effectiveness.

Last-Minute Kagami by Nic Gadouas
When conditions are right for fishing, a late start is not a problem.

Great Day Off the Windward Coast by Elliott Gray
A calm day off the Windward Coast of O'ahu pays off big for these small boaters.

FISHING NEWS—Splash! by Bob Duerr
Sea Grant faces cuts, Atlantic fishers sue over monuments, and American Samoa wants MPA removed.

Winning Wildlife Artists Announced by Deborah Ward, DLNR
Two beautiful stamps by Hawai'i wildlife artists win this prestigious contest.

Hilo Seawatch by Craig Severance
Tips on targeting hage for fun and food, plus it’s tournament time in Hilo.

'Ewa’s Old Man of the Sea by Mike Byers
Robert Takamoto had a love of fishing and a world-record sea bass to prove it.

Braddah Bill’s 24-Hour Challenge Invitational by Jamie Hamamoto
Tournament with a twist: Anglers have 24 hours to fish for nine species to make a Bingo.

Lahaina Seawatch by Donnell Tate
Weekend warriors set the bar for big marlin catches with a 429.6-pounder.

ISLAND OF HAWAI'I—Kona Charter Desk Report by Shawna Haynes
The Kona Charter fleet put together an impressive list of billfish catches in the “off season”.

A Day at the Beach With Uncle by Frank Yangson
A teen’s disappointing day of pig hunting becomes a cherished lifelong memory.

2017 Season Archery Hunting in Pu'uanahulu by DLNR
Dates, fees and rules to plan your hunt.

Tail Tales by Jeffrey Bajuyo
#MauiMonstahBonah Tournament sees a mixed bag of catches, camaraderie and catch and release.

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

Somethin’ Fishy for the Young Angler by Allen Tsukamoto
Sea Sleuth, 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.