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Hawaii Fishing News June 2020

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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an epic birthday fishing trip ends with a 100-plus ulua!

Planning for an epic birthday fishing trip for Justin Kotomori began months in advance. He was pretty much set on heading somewhere on the south side of the Big Island. After Justin narrowed the location to a couple of spots, his fishing partner Jason Vierra recommended an ideal spot, which had been untouched for a while. With Justin in agreement, the trip was set. As usual, Justin’s son Chase was part of the fishing crew. As they ventured to the fishing spot, they were all ecstatic to finally be there. As soon as they arrived, poles were cast and hang baits were set. Once done, they all waited on edge, hoping to hear that sweet sound every ulua fisherman loves to hear. Unfortunately, the night went by with no action at…

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i made it to the 100-plus club!

It was my two-week vacation from work. I planned to fish a lot during this time, but for some reason it did not work out that way. So, for the first week and a half I was itching to get out and fish. My fishing partner, Daven Dayoan, and I decided to fish at our favorite spot on the last days of my time off. He left early to get the spot on a Friday. I was still on O‘ahu. I landed late that night and told Daven I would meet him in the morning. I got to the spot before lunch. As soon as I got there, Daven excitedly told me about the action he’d had the night before. All pumped up, I got my pole ready and cast. I…

7 min.
s. tokunaga store celebrates 100 years

On the Big Island, just up the road from Hilo’s boat harbor, is a place that many people come from all over the Hawaiian Islands and the world to visit. It is a place where four generations of families have been known to visit together, and where many lifelong memories originate. For many, it’s their first stop after the plane lands; and, for some, it’s the main reason they drive across the island. S. Tokunaga Store is iconic to fishermen and hunters as a “one-stop-shop that is stocked with all the right gear to make one’s fishing and diving expeditions a great experience.” This year marks a very special anniversary for S. Tokunaga Store: 100 years. As S. Tokunaga celebrates their 100th anniversary, I got to know a little bit more…

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rewind: the 2019 ulua challenge miracle

For most ulua fishermen, their lifetime dream is to catch an ulua weighing at least 100 lbs. Most ulua fishermen spend their entire fishing careers trying to land this elusive catch; few succeed. Many have stories of the one that got away. How rare is it to catch a 100-lb ulua? Just take a look at the HAWAII FISHING NEWS 100-Plus Club list. Over the past few years, an average of 10 100-plus-lb ulua were registered each year. That’s a very small number considering there are tens of thousands of ulua fishermen statewide. You can imagine how extremely rare it is to catch a 100-plus-lb ulua during an ulua tournament. Last year was a spectacular year for the Ulua Challenge because there were many large ulua caught and the top four fish…

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tail tale my dad's first ulua

It was time for the 2019 S. Tokunaga Store Ulua Challenge. My dad decided to sign me up for the first time. It was the fifth time he had entered. At first we didn’t have any plans on where to fish. We chose to go to one of our lucky spots. We ended up not having any luck there on the first night. My dad thought that we should try his “old faithful” spot. Luckily, no one was there so we set up for the rest of the week. The whole time we tried hard to catch ‘omilu. We slid every hinalea we caught down our lines. At first we only caught one roi, which we used for palu, along with a few puhi. On the last day, we couldn’t catch anymore hinalea.…