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E-Zine Volume 43 Number 10
Table of Contents Featured Articles
In this issue. . .

Cover Story - South Point Angel or Big Bait? by Travis Perez
With changing wind conditions, fresh bait and a kite, these shorecasters reeled in a 200-plus-lb ahi.

A Quest for the Golden Shibi by Ty DeCorte
Young father of two gets up at 2 a.m. to pursue a dream, hoping it will be worth it.

ISLAND OF HAWAII - Hilo Seawatch by Craig Severance
Hilo Trollers get the green light for final tournament of the season after storm debris threatens cancellation.

Getting Your Hands Around Crimping by Conor Sullivan
Joining large monofilament requires crimping. Here are steps and tips to make you a crimping pro.

Tail Tales - Speared-Ahi Story by Sailus Gamsey
An angler takes on his biggest ahi, after two ahis torpedo straight for him.

Couples Journey to the Spearfishing Championship by Donell Palmer & Calvin Lai Jr.
A chance friendship builds into a shared passion that leads to the 2019 World Championship team.

Hooked on Molokai by Jonstanley Entilla
Community service trip has a bonus of bringing friends together to enjoy big ulua and happy faces.

New HFN Shorecasters Club Needs Your Ideas by HFN
Shorecasters will soon have a new Statewide club recognizing trophy-size pelagics--help us design it!

Tail Tale by Jeff Egan
An angler lands an unexpected 45-lb catch and his best fishing story yet!

About Boating Safely by USCG AUX
Group of Oahu volunteers are set to assist boaters with certification in October.

ISLAND OF HAWAII - Kona Charter Desk Report by Shawna Haynes
Hurricane Llane slows the fleet, while one captain single handedly brings home a 562-lb marlin.

ISLAND OF MAUI - Lahaina Seawatch by Donnell Tate
Teenage junior deckman angles, leaders and helps gaff a 120-lb ahi from a 17' Boston Whaler.

Tail Tale - Lanai Rendezvous Fishing Tournament by Captain Chrissy Lovitt
Wahine captain leads crew to ahi, mahimahi and marlin catches off Maui and Lanai.

Tail Tale - Our Fishing Trip Last Summer by Brandon Tomota and Allena Shimabukuro
Two anglers claim their fishing bests on a blessed summer fishing trip.

DLNR Dispatches by Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR)
Efforts to counter impacts from climate change & Pohoiki Boat Ramp might open again.

A Lesson Learned - The Hard Way by Richard Hoeflinger
A misadventure stresses a cardinal rule of hunting: know your target and what is behind it.

News from the Council & Public Meeting Notice by WPRFMC
WPRFMC prepares for its 174th meeting, which will be held in Saipan and Guam in October.

Got Hawaii Fishing License? by Bob Duerr
Saltwater fishing license focus group raises issues of gathering rights and constitutionality.

Kayak DIY - the Seat by Shaun Gomban
Here are step-by-step instructions on how to upgrade your kayak seat for a more comfortable ride.

Tail Tale - Sunday Adventure at the Gardens by Ashawnti Augustiro
A local ohana finds the perfect fishing spot.

Fishing Merit Badge Classes at Hoomaluhia Botanical Gardens by Stan Wright
Fishing merit badge classes are open at Hoomaluhia Botanical Garden.

Somethin' Fishy for the Young Angler by Allen Tsukamoto
Trick or Treat, Fishy Chum Sealife Tidbits, and Finny Funnies.

HOLOHOLO STYLE - Readers Pages by HFN Readers
HFN anglers--young and old--share their favorite photos, adventures and pending State Record.

HFN Shoreline, Offshore and Spearfishing Tournament Calendar
Plenty of tournaments for everyone this fall, and early next year planning begins.

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