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Tips for handling fish in the Red Zone

Call it the Red Zone. Most anglers handle a fish well until they get it to within 50 feet of the boat. Once they see the fish, there’s a sudden urge to play tug-of-war and land it in the next ten seconds. Something has to give. It’s only natural to be excited when you hook a good ...

Lahainaluna football team to kick-off season on Aug. 20

LAHAINA — Are you ready for some football?! Indeed, with the COVID-19 wipeout of high school sports — and especially football — since March of 2020, the entire state anxiously awaits the return to the gridiron for the Maui Interscholastic League and for conferences throughout the 50th ...

Chris Salem wins Hawaii State Junior Golf Championships

NAPILI — Napili’s Christopher Salem is a rising star in the ranks of junior golf here in the islands. Most recently, the 14-year-old son of Chris and Chea Salem won the Hawaii State Junior Golf Championships in a thrilling, four-hole sudden death playoff following a back and forth ...

Council discusses catch limits

The Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council and managers of the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument (PMNM) agreed to work together to develop a draft management plan ahead of the formal sanctuary proposal process scheduled to start this fall. In December 2020, ...

‘Oscar’ Chihara Scholarships awarded to Rickard, Sakalia

LAHAINA — The loss of the 2020-21 school year due to the COVID-19 pandemic erased the senior year for student-athletes across the nation and here in the islands. For the Lahainaluna High School football team, the cancellation of the 2020 season erased their opportunity to add to ...

Hawaii outdoor recreation information is officially Outerspatial

HONOLULU — A new free application that provides official information on hiking trails and hunting areas statewide debuted recently. The state Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) is the latest state agency to adopt the OuterSpatial platform to provide current and official ...

NOAA science center concludes Cooperative Billfish Tagging Program

Since March 2020, the NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center (SWFSC) federal building in La Jolla, California, has undergone various stages of restricted access and closures due to COVID-19 safety protocols. As a result, the center was unable to send billfish tags to tournaments ...

West Maui Little League ends very successful season

LAHAINA — For youth baseball players all around the world, the early summer days bring the incomparable excitement of the Little League Baseball tournaments that lead up to the World Series Championships in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, in early August. The road to Williamsport — ...

Birthday boy lands 545.6-pound marlin

LAHAINA — The Reel Hooker joined the 500-pound marlin club, weighing a 545.6-pound blue by birthday boy Kevin Ragsdale. He was fishing with Captain Brad Coombs and Deckman Kihe. On the way in, they had a bite 150 fathoms off Black Manele, Lanai, a small blue around 150 pounds that ...

Council discussing management of uku fishery

HONOLULU — The Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) of the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council supported the combined management of the commercial and noncommercial sectors of the main Hawaiian Islands (MHI) uku fishery. Commercial fishery data is submitted ...