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Pacific Whale Foundation holding Virtual Ocean Camp

MAALAEA - In response to the success of Pacific Whale Foundation's first two sessions of Virtual Ocean Camp, the program will continue through July as PWF remains steadfast in offering schoolchildren in grades 1-5 engaging educational content and ocean awareness while observing critical ...

Pursuit lands first big ahi of the season

LAHAINA - The weekend warrior Pursuit weighed the first big ahi of the season for the harbor, weighing 146.0 pounds by Capt. Ron Leon. He was fishing with Captains Rob Cosgrove and Ryno Fiedorowicz. Ron was running some GPS bumps in about 35 fathoms as they headed south past Launiupoko. Rob and ...

COVID-19 rules for commercial and recreational boats relaxed

HONOLULU - The State of Hawaii, through the Department of Land and Natural Resources' Division of Boating and Ocean Recreation (DOBOR), with the concurrence of the Counties of Hawaii, Maui, Kauai and of the City and County of Honolulu, on June 29 lifted certain COVID-19 emergency restrictions ...

Cynthia Monteleone competes at national track meet in Arizona

LAHAINA - Cynthia Monteleone was invited to compete in the first track meet since March at the Desert Dream Last Hurrah Invitational in San Tan Valley, Arizona. The meet was held June 11-13.Safety precautions such as temperature taking, limitation of spectators, mask wearing, social distancing ...

Tuna behavior around FADs

Tuna do associate with fish aggregating devices (FADs) and have particular behaviors based on the time of day, water temperature and fish species. Ahi (yellowfin tuna) show a stronger attraction and behavior relationship to FADs than aku or marlin.The ahi that are associated with a FAD are ...

West Side canoe clubs have different plans for the summer

LAHAINA - The deep reverence for the culture of the Hawaiian outrigger canoe within the island communities all across the state cannot be understated. From keiki to kupuna, lifelong locals to transplants, the affection for the traditions of the canoe hold an important link to the history of ...

Understanding lure rigging

One or two? Long or short? Bigger or smaller? Thicker or thinner? Needle, cone or spade point? Stiff or loose? What hook alignment? Go straight or turn it in? The question of life the life of a lure rigger anyway.The purpose of a rig is to hook and stay hooked to anything that comes in contact ...

A brief history of FADs

The term "FAD" is an acronym for Fish Aggregating Device, or Fish Attracting Device as some prefer. It has come to mean a floating object of some kind that has been physically placed in the water with the intention of attracting fish.Even though a naturally floating log is a great fish ...