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First tags deployed in the International Great Marlin Race

The Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament (HIBT) is not only the birthplace of the International Great Marlin Race (IGMR); it's also the birthplace of marlin satellite tagging. With the help of International Game Fish Association (IGFA) Trustee Bob Kurz, IGFA Representative Rick Gaffney ...

Coach: MIL champion Lady Lunas a work in progress

LAHAINA - Lahainaluna High School head basketball coach Todd Rickard describes the 2019-20 Lady Lunas as a work in progress. With no returning seniors on the roster, it would be understandable to view the current team as inexperienced and vulnerable.This is, however, Lady Lunas hoops - a ...

Trolling lures and baits, Part II

No matter what form of bait or lure you choose and regardless of how you choose to rig it, your options to run it range from right off the rod tip to outriggers, downriggers, release clips, Roller-Trollers, rubber bands, stingers, kites, balloons, spreader bars, teasers and a few other devices, ...

West Maui powerlifters set new records at world championships

LAHAINA - Two of Lahaina's top female powerlifters had breakthrough performances at the World Bench Press and Dead Lift Championships that were held Nov. 15-17 in Las Vegas.Training under coach Craig DeSoto at West Maui Powerlifters, Elizabeth Cabe and Isabella Theobold achieved world record ...

Trolling lures and baits

Trolling lures used for game fish range from tiny heads to massive plastic moldings that appear at first glance to be misplaced boat fenders.Hook size and number are generally dictated by lure size (diameter) and skirt length. Lure skirts should at least partially hide the hook in larger lures. ...

Swimmer Lexi Anderson earns scholarship to San Diego State University

LAHAINA - She is a young teenager that represents the steadfast pathway to success that has solidified the character and integrity of the Lahaina community.Seventeen-year-old Lexi Anderson grew up here on the West Side and attended Sacred Hearts School and Lahaina Intermediate School, and she ...

Genetic research helps separate the species of billfish

A "Billfish of the World" poster released by marine artist Craig Smith with the collaboration of Dr. Julian Pepperell shows only eight billfish instead of the current number of 13. This raised the issue in my mind of a long-standing debate among anglers and scientists alike: do we really know ...

Community is the focus at 2020 Sentry Tournament of Champions

KAPALUA - January of 2020 is just around the corner, and with it, the Sentry Tournament of Champions.Our staff and volunteers are hard at work preparing for the winners on the PGA Tour to be back on Maui to compete at the newly refined Plantation Course in Kapalua. Putting on a tournament with ...

How are marlin able to ‘light up?’

Ever wonder how marlin "light up?" If you were to look at marlin skin under a microscope, you would notice that right under the mucous layer is an area of tiny crystal structures punctuated by dark cells known as melanifores.When a marlin is at rest, these dark melanifores are spread out and ...