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Lahaina Swim Club hopes to increase practice schedule

LAHAINA — Despite the limitations of COVID-19 pandemic restrictions involving state and county facilities and activities, Lahaina Swim Club strokes on as an elite youth athletic program here on Maui. Following the community effort some 30 years ago that produced the sparkling Lahaina ...

Blue marlin sex ratios

As one might suspect of highly mobile creatures like blue marlin, the picture of their population in any one fishing ground is not static. The dynamic nature of the blue marlin’s lifestyle is reflected by seasonal changes in number of fish caught, as well as by changes in the size ...

Lahaina Chiefs kick-off short 2021 season

LAHAINA — As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to squeeze the life out of our comfort and traditions, youth sports programs struggle to gain footing within the protocols set down by government officials at all levels. The 2020 youth sports calendar on Maui was wiped out and, as we ...

What is a ‘true’ billfish?

After a late start and having the lures in the water for only 30 minutes, little action was expected for some time. The lures in the trolling pattern were dutifully running in the wakes, though the deckman had a difficult time seeing this due to the intense glare of the mid-morning sun. ...

Does lure color really make a difference?

Marlin hunt their prey primarily by sight. Their large eyes and vision-oriented brains are typical of sight-feeding predators. However, marlin vision is much different from human vision. The reason: their environment. Even in the clear ocean, light is scattered, filtered and ...

2022 Sentry Tournament of Champions tickets now available

KAPALUA — As the 2021-22 PGA Tour Season begins next week, tickets are now available for the 2022 Sentry Tournament of Champions, which returns to The Plantation Course at Kapalua from Jan. 5-9. The 2022 tournament will mark Maui’s 24th year hosting the event as it kicks off the calendar ...

Kapalua Golf raises funds for 9/11 Memorial Golf Fund

KAPALUA — Kapalua’s Bay Golf Course is proud to announce that $1,255 was raised for the 9/11 Memorial Golf Fund on Friday, Sept. 10. A par-three, hit the green challenge was held on Hole #15. Golfers who signed up for the challenge and hit the green doubled their money in golf ...

Big-game fishing’s most amazing ‘grander’ catches

The first goal of any blue-water angler is to capture his first billfish. The next goal is to catch a bigger one, and then the biggest ever. Early on, Zane Gray raised the bar on what constitutes a big fish. He did it by catching the first thousand-pound marlin off Tahiti in 1931. The fish ...

Rascal lands 579.5-pound marlin

MAALAEA — The Rascal, chartered in Maalaea, hoisted a 579.5-pound blue marlin for Wesley Luffman. He was fishing with Captain Kamal Pfeifle and Deckman Sam Kalua. Kamal was fishing 150 fathoms off the LA finger, outside Olowalu, when they had a strike on the long corner position. ...

Patrick Cantlay earns third victory

KAPALUA — With the conclusion of the FedExCup Playoffs, Patrick Cantlay picked up his third win of the calendar year at the season-ending finale event, the Tour Championship, to secure the FedExCup. In addition to Cantlay, six more players qualified for the Sentry Tournament of ...