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February 2018

E-Zine Volume 43 Number 2
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In this issue...

100-Plus Club Welcomes Seven New Members
The club welcomes a new group of elite anglers who have caught a 100-plus ulua.

Fishing New--Splash! by Bob Duerr
DOCARE faces lawsuit and gets new patrol boat; Friendly Isle turns away mega yacht and more!

DLNR Dispatches by Dan Dennison and Deborah Ward, DLNR
The DLNR shares news on the commercial license fee increase, Kaneohe whale carcass, West Hawaii collecting permits, DOCARE's new app, and more.

Mail Buoy by Darrell Tanaka
DOCARE's new administration asks state legislature to fund a needed training academy.

Ho! Ho! Holy Hanapa'a--Cover Story by Shaun Gomban
The ocean offers this kayak angler one of the best Christmas presents ever--an epic 84.2-lb shibi.

Daddy-Daughter Duo by Tessie Juario
Fishing with dad leads to some unexpected adventures and memories to last a lifetime.

Tail Tales by Mike Harbowy
"He was soaked with sweat&he had blood on his leg from a shin wound and a huge grin."

Tail Tales by Ashley "Boost Monster" Takemoto
Da Uluaholics member Ashley 'Boost Monster' Takemoto lands a 15-lb kagami from shore.

Excitement About New Whale Exhibit & 2017 Achievements by Tapani Vuori
MOCMI's Tapani Vuori reviews the Center's 2017 accomplishments and plans for the New Year.

ISLAND OF HAWAI'I--Kona Charter Desk Report by Shawna Haynes
More big marlin and spearfish came home to Honokohau Harbor, keeping fishermen primed.

ISLAND OF HAWAI'I--Hilo Seawatch by Craig Severance
Hilo Trollers choose tournament dates, implement two rule changes; plus, news on fishing around Hilo.

Congratulations to HIBT Founder Peter Fithian by Eric Combast, IGFA
The IGFA Hall of Fame honors tournament founder Peter Fithian.

Hawaii International Billfish Tournament 2018 by HIBT
HIBT "The Grandfather of All Fishing Tournaments," will run August 4 through August 12, 2018.

Operation Kohala Guardian by U.S. Coast Guard
It's humpback calving season. Follow the Coast Guard's advice to respect and protect these majestic mammals.

ISLAND OF MAUI--Lahaina Seawatch by Donnell Tate
Lahaina celebrates the top five marlin catches of 2017. Biggest fish weighs a whopping 697.6 lbs!

Understanding the Hawai'i Longline Bigeye Quota by Eric Kingma
WPRFMC explains how tuna quotas are allocated & how partial transfer of the quotas helps Hawai'i.

First Scuba Experience by Frank "Bompee" Yangson
A first scuba diving adventure ends with a story and lessons that last a lifetime.

Obake Shootout by ATLAPAC Tournament Committee
Fishing families have waited two years to enjoy this favorite Oahu event again.

Somethin' Fishy--Young Angler by Allen Tsukamoto
Catch of the Day, 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.