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December 2018

E-Zine Volume 43 Number 12
Table of Contents Featured Articles
December 2018

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

Maui Jet Ski vs Marlin by Jerry Fernandez
Local jet-ski fisherman on Maui caught a fish of a lifetime on his new ski.

2018 Ulua Fishing Jackpot Tournament by Daniela Araki
Kona's Hongwaji Judo Club hosted another great fall event.

Cover Story - Passing on the Legacy by Jack Johnson Jr.
A father looks at his son's fishing accomplishments with pride and credits those who helped him.

Christmas Comes Early by David Boogie-D Elgas
A kayak fishing friends trip to Christmas Island gifts this Oahu angler with another epic adventure.

Tail Tales - by Louie the Fish De Nolfo and Harley Cockett
Louis is welcomed home by a few nice oi'o on Oahu, and Harley catches a new state record!

FISHING NEWS-Splash! by Bob Duerr
Get the scoop on a lost island, prawn harvests, helicopter salvage, whale songs and more!

2019 Lunar Calendars Now Available by WESPAC
This year the classroom calendar features the many forms of Hina, the Hawaiian goddess of the moon.

U.S. Freedivers Take Bronze at 2018 World Freediving Championship by Jeremy Stephan
With two Hawaii members, Team America sets new records at the 2018 World Freediving Competition.

ISLAND OF HAWAII - Hilo Seawatch by Craig Severance
Local fishing news and the Hilo Trollers wrap-up a great fishing season.

ISLAND OF HAWAII - Kona Charter Desk Report by Amber Hudnall
Another fun month for the lucky Kona Coast fishermen with some great off-season catches.

This Old Gun by Richard Hoeflinger
Wingmaster shotgun opens a new world of hunting adventures for an upland bird enthusiast.

Pammie and Bam-Bam by Frank Yangson
Bird hunter learns bonuses of hunting with a retriever and enjoys treasured memories of two special dogs.

DLNR Dispatches by Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR)
A new game bird-counting method involving hunters and dogs was recently introduced on Mauna Kea.

New Federal Measures to Start Soon, U.S. Pacific Island Fisheries by WESPAC
Council and NMFS seek to improve data collection, research and monitoring with proposed plan amendments.

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

Tail Tale - A Great Day of Fishing by Jason Reiser
A before-work fishing trip in an inflatable boat results in an epic catch.

Change Your Bait, Change Your Fate by Conor Sullivan
When your tried-and-true lures arent attracting fish, it's time to switch up your game plan.

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

ISLAND OF MAUI - Lahaina Seawatch by Donnell Tate
Team HINATEA tops Lahaina's Halloween Shootout with a 209.9-lb blue marlin.

Fresh Catch by Alan Wong
Master of Hawaii Regional Cuisine Chef Alan Wong shares his original recipe for farm-raised tilapia.

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

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