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February 2017
Hawaii Fishing News
E-Zine Volume 42 Number 2
Table of Contents Featured Articles
In this issue...

Blessing the NALU KEA by Bill Jardine
Breakdowns and mysteries plagued Hawaiian sampan, and traditional Japanese blessing had unexpected results.

Cover Story—Solo Mission by Desmond Valentin
Hilo angler lands a 96.5-pounder on a solo overnight fishing mission.

Fishing Hawai‘i Style┬« by Jim Rizzuto
The ‘coke bottle’ effect may fool fishermen, but what about the fish?

FISHING NEWS—Splash! by Bob Duerr
Pollution sources, fishing closures, plus Q&A with Dr. Jack Kittinger on non-commercial fishing license study.

Non-Commercial Fishing License? by Bob Duerr
Does the state of Hawai‘i need a recreational fishing License, or a structuring of the DLNR?

Lahaina Seawatch by Donnell Tate
Recap of 2016: Overall fishing numbers were down, but several big blues provided exciting action.

Hilo Seawatch by Craig Severance
Rough weather around the holidays let up just in time to put some red fish on the New Year's table.

The Charter Desk's New Years Day Tournament by Talexi Ancheta-Ross
Conditions were perfect and the fish were biting for Kona's first tournament of the year.

ISLAND OF HAWAI‘I—Kona Charter Desk Report by Shawna Haynes
The Kona Charter Desk weights, photographs and records all the offshore fleet catches.

Coast Guard Seeking Public's Help Locating Owner of Kayak by USCG
The Coast Guard strongly encourages owners to label their gear with a name and contact information.

Paddle Smart by Robin Bond
A simple sticker might save your life, your craft and the cost of a search-and-rescue operation.

Fishery Council Sends Letters on Marine National Monuments by Sylvia Spalding
WPRFMC seeks answers to monument questions during Obama's December 2016 visit to Hawai‘i.

Tail Tales by Brandon Svoboda
An amazing day of jigging the pinnacles off Maui ends with a mixed bag including seven kagami.

Tail Tales by Daniel Dove
Teen angler reels in a 500-plus-lb marlin from aboard the Kewalo-based MAGGIE JOE.

New Children's Book Says Aloha To A Blizzard...In Hawai‘i! by Julia Hicks
A new, illustrated and easy to read book for your keiki.

Somethin' Fishy for the Young Angler by Allen Tsukamoto
Sea Sleuth, Fishy Chum sealife tidbits and Finny Funnies.

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

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