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Hawaii Fishing News May 2022

E-Zine Volume 47 Number 5
Table of Contents Featured Articles


Mail Buoy - Maunalua Bay & Poseidon Fisheries Partnership

by John Wiley
Oahu boat & shoreline tournaments, and a beach clean-up kicks off a new partnership early this month.

Newest State Records


Anglers continue to chase record size fish, including sharpnose mullet or uouoa, and hinalea.

100-Plus Club News


Three Hawaii island shorecasters win the battle with 100-Plus uluas & join HFN's 100-Plus Club.

Cover Story: Ulua Whisperer Brings in 300

by Jensen Kona
This highly successful and dedicated ulua fisherman gets an amazing 300th catch, and it is over 100-lbs.

Tail Tales

by Aly Melonson
While patiently trying for her first ulua of the year, this angler hooks a jumbo bonefish.

The Marlin

by Conor Sullivan
A fishing family faces a formidable foe in the form of a 611-lb Pacific blue marlin.

Splash!

by Robert Duerr
U.S. Coast Guard mission, live-aboard lawsuit and community science make a Splash! this month.

Tail Tales

by Rossi Abordo
Shorecasters hook, film and fight a large awaawa that ends up in some homemade fish balls.

ISLAND OF HAWAI'I - Hilo Seawatch

by Craig Severance
Hilo Trollers kick off their tournament season, and offshore fishermen get ready for the summer ahi run.

ISLAND OF MAUI - Lahaina Seawatch

by Donnell Tate
A feisty blue marlin puts on an aerial show for the captains on the REEL HOOKER.

Surprise!

by Bill Jardine
A shore fisherman gets an unexpected catch while whipping from Kailua-Konas lava shores.

The Blue Marlin Capital

by Shawna Galigo, Kona Charter Desk
Catches include a plethora of 'ahi, a striped marlin, and a huge 799-lb blue.

Fishermen Discuss Shark Depredation in Small-Boat Fisheries

by WPRFMC
In Hawai'i, shark depredation is a problem affecting fishers who rely on their catch to feed others.

From Ultralight to Fly Fishing

by Ernie Theodore
A longtime ultralight fisherman finds that fly rodding may be the 'ultimate in fishing.'

Daily Hunting Bans

by Richard Hoeflinger
Some hunters embrace the status quo, while others lobby for future changes.

Gordon Gets His Gobbler

by Richard Hoeflinger
Spring turkey season saw hunters eager to travel for a tom, but their quarry proved scarce.

Fresh Catch of the Day  Ulua & Papio

by the Fishwife
Trevally is a versatile fish that can be prepared in a variety of ways.

Fishing Tips

by Stan Wright
Like all great fishermen, Stan shares tips so that others will benefit from his experience.

Somethin' Fishy for the Young Angler

by Allen Tsukamoto
Enjoy Sea Words, Fishy Chum, and Finny Funnies this month.

HOLOHOLO STYLE - Readers' Pages

by HFN Readers
HFN Anglers - young and old - share their favoite photos, adventures and awesome catches.

HFN Shoreline and Offshore Tournament Calendar


The spring and summer tournament season is filling up fast!

HFN Tides and Moons, Island Charts and FAD Locations


Fishing forecast, box jellyfish alerts, out of season warnings, weather predictions & best times for fishing.


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