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Maui Prep Cross Country teams competing in club schedule

NAPILI — The determination and perseverance of long distance runners is exemplified in the Maui Preparatory Academy cross country program, as the independent school in Napili competes in a club schedule organized by the Valley Isle Track Club and sanctioned by USA Track and Field. ...

Parasitic passengers

It may not be obvious to the casual observer, but most fish caught in the wild carry parasites of one form or another. In fact, most fish parasites are internal, but even then, because of their small size, they are only noticed if they form an unsightly cyst or lump in the flesh. ...

Reading the birds

Much of your success as an angler comes from an ability to read birds. It’s a learned art, but fishermen can observe and get important messages from birds. One bird’s actions relay information to other birds. For instance, a hungry flock may head for the horizon without ...

Age and growth of Pacific blue marlin

Knowledge of the age and growth rates of billfish is essential for sensible management of our fishery. The continued viability of billfish stocks is of substantial importance to sport and commercial fishermen alike. Their high value in the marketplace and economic significance to the ...

Shortbill spearfish a light-tackle favorite for many anglers

Today, the shortbill spearfish is one of the most common billfish encountered in Hawaiian waters, where they are often referred to as “chuckers,” and in the early 1960s were always considered to be young striped marlin. These early catches of short-nosed spearfish misidentified as ...

Tre Rickard excels on the hardcourt and the gridiron

LAHAINA — The West Maui Youth Basketball League has inspired the hoop dreams of hundreds of West Side keiki for over 40 years. From the “Termite” Division of preschool age kids on up to the middle school ballers, the program at the polished hardcourt at Lahaina Civic Center has proven to ...

Hinatea starts new year with 470-pound blue marlin

LAHAINA — The Hinatea started off 2021 with a nice 470.2-pound blue marlin with Capt. Chris Cole and Deckman Dylan Lehmann. Chris was 300 fathoms southwest off the Palaoa Point Lighthouse, Lanai, as Dylan watched the pattern. Suddenly, they had a violent snap off the short corner ...