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August 2018

E-Zine Volume 43 Number 8
Table of Contents Featured Articles
In this issue...

The 38th Wee Guys Battles Big Fish by Bob Duerr
Wee Guys gather in Kona once a year to show that little boats can and do, bring in big fish.

Cover Story - Tail Tales: Our First Wee Guys Tournament by Aukai Baybayan
An amazing set of firsts, including their first tournament ever, made for a great weekend.

We Want YOU for the Advisory Panel! by Joshua DeMello, WPRFMC
Council seeks community members willing to add their voices to the fishery management process.

ISLAND OF HAWAII - Hilo Seawatch by Craig Severance
Trollers tournament brings in record-size fish, donating 300 lbs of fresh fish to those displaced by lava.

TROUBLE MAKER Wins 2018 Blue Marlin World Cup! from the World Cup
In an event with only one qualifying fish, the winning team scores big and brings bragging rights back to Hawaii.

GBI Crew Lands a Grander off Kauai by Tristan Gonzales
A 1,074-lb Pacific blue marlin sets the Garden Island abuzz and brings triumph to a veteran boat captain.

FISHING NEWS-Splash! by Bob Duerr
Loggerheads, whale sharks, Maui streams and the Modern Fish Act make a Splash! this month.

Fishing Around Monk Seals: Some Useful Strategies by Angela Amlin, NOAA
Human/seal interactions can be harmful to both species. Try these steps for positive interactions.

ISLAND OF MAUI - Lahaina Seawatch by Donnell Tate
Two huge ahi, less than a pound apart, came into the harbor scales on consecutive days.

Huggos Wahine Tournament Fishes for the Big Ones by Laura Aquino
Perhaps the most celebrated of annual local wahine tournaments returns for more fun.

Capt. Bart Miller: A Legend by Rick Gaffney
The contributions of this legendary Kona captain, angler and lure-maker live on as he is bid a fond aloha.

ISLAND OF HAWAII - Kona Charter Desk Report by Shawna Haynes
The Kona fleet scored another impressive catch of blue marlin and tuna and released many more.

HFN Offshore and Shoreline Tournament Calendar
The tournament season is in full swing with more opportunities for fun firsts and big bills!

Council Recommends Hawaii Deep Seven Catch Limit Increase by WPRFMC
Council recommends increase in Deep Seven ACL and calls loggerhead population robust.

Hunter Gatherer Report by Bob Duerr
News from the field runs the gamut from an update on Big Island shooting range to fireweed poisonings.

DLNR Dispatches by DLNR
Lots of hunting license opportunities for everyone and Pu'u Wa'awa'a gets a game control program.

Fly Fishing Fun: Peacock Bass & Red Devils by Stan Wright
Lake Wilson on Oahu is a perfect venue to test your homemade flies.

Talking Turkeys by Richard Hoeflinger
The author's passion for bird hunting is evident in this Spring hunting update of news and stories.

My First Ono--and It Sure Was by Shaun Gomban
Out of the sea and into a marinade, this ono brings joy to a kayak fisher twice in one day.

Tail Tales - A Golden Fly & My Redemption Dive by Cody Cook & David Williams
Enjoy two true adventure stories from a local shorecaster and lucky diver.

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 Search, 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.