Hawaii Fishing News March 2021

HAWAII FISHING NEWS brings it all to you! Sportfishing in Hawaii is year-round! Aptly titled by HAWAII FISHING NEWS in 1977, the "Blue Marlin Capital of the World." Hawaii offers six species of billfish plus yellowfin (ahi), skipjack (aku), dogtooth, bonito, albacore & bigeye tuna. Other species of offshore game fish include wahoo (ono), dolphin fish (mahimahi), great barracuda (kaku) & rainbow runner (kamanu,or Hawaiian salmon). Bottom fishing is also popular in Hawaii with good catches of snapper at depths of 10 to 100 fathoms. Inshore waters of Hawaii, with 700 miles of fishable shoreline, draw the most activity from anglers. Heavy-duty shore casting rigs allow anglers to tackle giant ulua (jacks) of up to 200 lbs as they prowl the reefs at night. Medium tackle and ultralight fishing clubs have sprung up in Hawaii as anglers have discovered the excitement of fishing for the many other species that make the reefs and sandy channels their homes. Freshwater enthusiasts are not to be denied as Hawaii has more varieties of freshwater game fish than most areas of the mainland; these include largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, oscar, tucunare, channel catfish and rainbow trout. What all this adds up to? Hawaii is a great place to fish!

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hfn info

❑ FISHING Hawaii Style, VOL I *......$33.00 A Guide to Saltwater Angling - This is a must have for Hawaii’s fishers. This collection of techniques and tips has proven to be invaluable to all saltwater anglers around the world. With over 400 illustrations, Volume I includes both the basics and secret methods that should be a common heritage for all anglers. ❑ FISHING Hawaii Style, VOL II.......$33.00 Find out how to catch game fish of the shoreline and deep seas, and even shrimp crab, lobster and squid. Includes detailed descriptions of surfcasting for ulua (slide-baiting and dunking), drifting sand bars for ‘o'io, locating and catching deep-water snapper, fighting big game fish on light and heavy tackle, catching tuna at night under light, trolling green sticks, making and using popping plugs, fishing from boards,…

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cover story: 120-lb marlin from a ‘yak!

Wind and swell direction are crucial factors when kayak fishing for marlin in Hawai‘i. Having the right gear and physical conditioning are obviously important, too. And, as my friend Andy Cho on the Big Island likes to say, you gotta get lucky sometimes. In early January, my friend Chris “Da Hammah” Paglinawan gave me a report on a strong marlin bite, so I relayed the info to my kayak fishing partner, Joon Yang. We knew the spot; we just had to get lucky with the swell and wind in order to reach it. As Joon and I pulled up to Makaha Beach before dawn on January 10, we quickly determined we could not safely launch. Even in the darkness, we could hear waves cracking nearby; the ocean was racing up the sand…

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the marlin challenge - living the dream

Kona fishermen have a special challenge every time they head offshore. The seafloor falls away from the coast so fast that giant pelagic hunters can be hooked close to shore. A few minutes from Honokohau Harbor, the water is more than a mile deep and you may hook a giant fish from even a small skiff. The big question is, “Can you boat the fish if you hook it?” Three skiff fisherman recently found out just how hard that can be. This Is Their Story In the thin dawn light on the last day of January, Mike Perry, Andrew Erickson and Pete Peterson, all experienced fishermen, left the harbor in Mike’s 28’ Force, the ROCKET, to search for ‘ahi, spearfish and maybe a striped marlin. The winter season was well underway in…

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fundamentals of three-prong spearfishing

Three-prong spears are available in all-graphite, half-and-half, all-aluminum and all-carbon. There are also different sizes of three-prongs, ranging from 6 feet to possibly 10 feet. Which one should a beginner choose? I’ve helped many young kids and beginner adults who have come into our spearfishing store. They all want the fast approach, so they go straight to the gun rack. To be honest, you need to walk before you run. I still don’t know everything about spearfishing, and I’ve been doing it since I was 6 years old! I do know how I started. My grandpa started me on a single prong, which was basically a spear shaft with a barb. It had a three-prong rubber tied on the back of the shaft. I went out to shoot manini, and he followed…

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boat insurance basics

More first-time boat buyers are getting on the water this season than in summers past. Along with the boat, many new owners also find themselves shopping for boat insurance for the first time. What are the most basic things new boat owners should know about buying a boat policy? The Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS), the nation’s largest advocacy, services and safety group with more than 700,000 members, offers three wise buying tips: 1. Know the two basic types of boat insurance policies: Agreed Hull Value (AHV) and Actual Cash Value (ACV). AHV policies are the most popular type of boat insurance policy sold today because if there is a total loss, there are no surprises. With AHV, you and your boat insurer have already agreed on the…

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uku science & fishing app

Uku (Aprion virescens, gray snapper or jobfish) is accessible by many of our Hawai‘i fishermen due to its wide range of habitat. It is a hardfighting fish caught by shoreline, spear, kayak, jet-ski, shallow bottom and deep bottom fishermen. It is sought after for its culinary versatility. In other words, “da bug is ‘ono.” Some of the recommended ways to prepare uku are steamed, Chinese-style; sautéed, Pacific Rim-style; or as ceviche, carpaccio and—everyone’s favorite—sashimi. Commercial fishers began targeting uku as a result of unintended consequences. When the total allowable catch (TAC) set for the “Deep Seven” bottom fish was exceeded and the fishery closed, a number of highliner bottom fishermen switched over to catching uku. They became very efficient at it, and developed some innovative fishing methods like using multiple lines…