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Do it with Dacron, Part II

Brighten things up: Using brightly colored Dacron proves quite convenient during any fish fight, allowing both angler and captain to evaluate the line-out status at a glance. One combo would be orange Dacron and yellow mono for the top shot. Both lines are "hi-vis" but very different colors, so ...

Hawaii High School Athletic Association cancels most fall sports

LAHAINA - The writing was on the wall, and athletic directors and coaches across the state were bracing themselves for the official announcement for months as the COVID-19 pandemic continued to strangle the world in general and the United States in particular. The Hawaii High School Athletic ...

Don’t cut corners with equipment

Marlin fishing is not for the faint of heart or weak of wallet. Nobody ever considered big-game fishing a poor man's sport, but even owners of fat wallets hate to throw money away. Cutting corners on low-quality equipment represents no savings at all if tackle failure ends up costing the fish ...

Wayne Cochran reflects on his five decades in West Maui

WEST MAUI - If there was ever a surfer's dreamscape, Maui's Wayne Cochran has certainly lived it in his five decades on the West Side of the Valley Isle. After arriving here in Lahaina amidst the wave of surfers/hippies that traversed the Pacific from California, "Wayno" quickly and naturally ...

Legacy Cup Golf Tournament supports Lahainaluna High School Project Graduation

LAHAINA - In an ongoing show of support for the Lahainaluna High School Class of 2020, Central Pacific Bank and the Lahainaluna PTSA partnered with the community to host the 12th annual Legacy Cup Golf Tournament. This event, following all public health guidelines, took place on July 25 on ...

How to differentiate bigeye and yellowfin tuna

The scientific name for the bigeye, Tunnus obesus, simply - and perhaps unflatteringly - means "fat tuna." However, if you've ever seen one, you'll know it is an apt description for this football-shaped speedster. The bigeye and yellowfin tuna are sometimes difficult to tell apart, especially ...

Foundation coordinates cleanup project at Sue D. Cooley Stadium

LAHAINA - The effervescent unity of the West Side community sparkled once again as a Lahainaluna High School Foundation-led maintenance project at Sue D. Cooley Stadium - the state-of-the-art athletic facility - continued its monthly cleanup effort at the historic campus. Lahainaluna High ...

Tagging equipment helps researchers study post-release mortality in billfishes

Obtaining reliable estimates of post-release mortality in billfishes has only become possible in the last 25 years or so, largely due to the development of electronic tagging equipment (acoustic and satellite tags) that allows more effective tracking of tagged fish.In addition, while there have ...

HHSAA postpones start of fall sports

HONOLULU - The rocky road that is the pathway back to opening the 2020-21 school year continues to take tenuous steps amidst the dark shadow cast by the COVID-19 pandemic.State and local school boards across the nation are struggling to balance the proper care in combating the virus with ...

Fishing is a mix of magic and methodology

Fishing and superstition don't just rhyme. The three Rs of rodding and reeling have always been rituals, rites and reading the ti leaves.As long as fishermen have challenged the sea to snatch at its mysteries, they've mixed magic with methodology. Look at a trolling lure, and tell me it isn't ...