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The advantage of using teasers

When trolling, the boat is the biggest fish attractor in the water. Fish are often curious about the commotion that the boat is making as it moves along. Adding teasers to a simple spread of baits or lures increases the sensory profile of the entire spread, giving fish more targets to ...

Fishing industry in Hawaii to receive millions in targeted COVID-19 aid

HONOLULU - Congressman Ed Case (HI-01) recently announced that more than $4.3 million is now available for the State of Hawaii's fishing and aquaculture industry impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.The state Department of Land and Natural Resources is the agency tasked to administer the funds to ...

Lahainaluna High School surfing team improving each year

LAHAINA - Despite the setbacks of the COVID-19 pandemic - resulting in the postponement of the 2020 season - the Lahainaluna High School surfing team charges on.Led by head coach Luke Adolfson and assistants Jason Runyon, Dustin and Megan Barton, Bryce Jacinto and Lara Claydon, the Luna rippers ...

Mahi mahi are one of the world’s great sports fishes

Dolphin fish, mahi mahi, dorado. These are all names for one of the world's great sports fishes - not only in terms of its sporting and eating qualities, but also its breathtaking color displays.Of all the fishes of the open ocean, the dolphin fish has been known to humans for the longest time. ...

Catching stripers and spearfish

Hooking small billfish is an art that is altogether different from that required for hooking big billfish. The problem locally is that most Hawaii fishermen rig for big billfish or tuna, and the hook rigs being used are inappropriate for the smaller members of the billfish family.If you want to ...

Lahainaluna track and field program consistently making progressive strides

LAHAINA - Across the board, the Lahainaluna High School spring sports programs were primed and poised for breakthrough seasons in the 2020 campaign. COVID-19 put an abrupt end to those aspirations, including those of the Luna track and field team. Led by co-head coaches Cynthia Monteleone, a ...

Lahainaluna boys varsity volleyball team was poised for a breakthrough season

LAHAINA - With the burgeoning intermediate school program and an off-season club team fueling the sport here on the West Side, the Lahainaluna High School volleyball program looked to be in line for a historic 2020 season. Then, in a blazing kill, the Maui Interscholastic League season lay in ...

Hawaiian fishing traditions

Before the introduction of foreign foods, Hawaiians recognized two main classes of food: 'ai, or vegetable food, particularly taro and poi, but also sweet potato, breadfruit, yam and other produce of the land; and i'a, or seafood. While pig, dog, chicken and wild birds were eaten, and might ...

Lahainaluna water polo team sees biggest turnout in many years

LAHAINA - Lahainaluna High School water polo coach Bradley Mason greeted a young Luna team to begin the 2020 season, yet he had high expectations for the upstart roster.Assisted by Courtney Galarita and strength and conditioning coach Scott Fleck, Coach Mason and the Lady Lunas were poised to ...