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Hawaii Fishing News August 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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kona spearfishing adventures

The day started out like most typical spearfishing trips. I got my gear ready the night before and made sure I didn’t forget anything. Two of my friends and I were heading for the reef. We had in mind a half-day of diving and filming some reef spearfishing for another episode of “Kona Spearfishing Adventures.” We planned on spearing some fish to cook up and eat. Well, that was the plan. We pulled up to the gas station, and my uncle pulled up next to me. He had just come in from fishing a net floating about three miles off of Kaiwi Point. He said: “You gotta check it out. No one is on it, and lots of mahis.” He showed me a picture of their catch. I was pumped. I thought…

2 min.
hawaii fishers feeding families: summer update

Mahalo to the fishers who have been posting to the “Hawaii Fishers Feeding Families” Facebook site. You continue to show how fishing and healthy fisheries are important for the food security of our people and state. The most recent count shows that recreational fishers have contributed to feeding more than 10,000 people throughout our islands during the COVID-19 pandemic! Heartwarming stories are being shared about the generosity, kindness and skill of Hawai‘i’s fishing community. Fish are being given to first responders, kupuna and keiki. From ‘ahi to‘ala‘ihi, marlin to mu, and ono to ‘o‘io, fishers are catching fish and providing much-needed sustenance during the pandemic. In addition to highlighting the food security contributions of fishing, posters in the group are conveying a much-needed sense of power and accomplishment for fellow fishers. By sharing…

1 min.
fish to dish helps everyone

Poke and fish are an important part of our local culture and our O‘ahu fishing community, like so many other industries is feeling the economic strain of this pandemic. In addition to funding the distribution of 350,000 servings of fish to kupuna and those in need through the Hawaii Foodbank and Hawai‘i Seafood Council, we are announcing a new “Fish-to Dish” initiative to help our hurting longline fishing vessels and our very own Honolulu Fish Auction. We have an incredible longline fishing industry and local fisherman who go out every day in grueling conditions, catching fish and bringing it back to feed our residents and visitors. But the longline industry has lost an estimated $10 million in revenue since the mid-March lockdowns went into effect. In an effort to help, we are using…

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DOBOR Audit Dead–For Now H.B. 2422 H.D. 1 is dead. This Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR), Division of Boating and Ocean Recreation (DOBOR) audit bill would have required “the auditor to conduct a performance and management audit of DLNR’s Division of Boating and Ocean Recreation.” An audit would highlight DOBOR’s elimination of “fishing” from its primary purpose and its efforts to privatize harbors. DLNR Chairperson Suzanne Case doesn’t believe a DOBOR audit is necessary. In testimony against the audit, she cited 12 previous audits from 1976 to 2019. “In addition to the audits listed above,” Suzanne stated, “a financial audit of DOBOR is conducted every year.” DOBOR Administrator Ed Underwood, like Suzanne, claimed on a BLNR hearing transcript that DOBOR had a yearly audit. “Splash!” has asked to see the…

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hilo seawatch

Ahi Fever Hits the Hilo Trollers The ‘ahi bite has been good, and many boats have been going out during both the day and night. There was plenty of pent-up interest among Hilo Trollers’ captains, so the board decided to hold the July 5th tournament. Everything went smoothly. Social distancing and mask wearing were expected of the check-in crew and weigh-in crew. Many of the observers wore masks, too. Seventeen boats were entered, and nine brought in qualifying flag fish. One marlin, six ‘ahi, five ono, and one mahimahi were weighed. The largest ‘ahi and largest fish overall was a 159.2-lb yellowfin tuna landed by, Capt. Ricky Torres and the crew of the HOLOKAI. The largest marlin and second largest fish overall was a 146.3-lb billfish landed by, Capt. Darrin Okino and…