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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 ...

HSJGA revises its schedule for the rest of 2020

HONOLULU - The Hawaii State Junior Golf Association (HSJGA) last week announced its revised schedule for the remainder of 2020.HSJGA Match Play (benefitting the Hawaii Food Bank) is scheduled on Kauai, Oahu, Maui and the Big Island from July 1-28. ?HSJGA Stroke Play Championships will be held ...

LHS honors the 2019-20 school year’s top athletes

LAHAINA - In a school year that has been turned upside down by the COVID-19 pandemic, Lahainaluna High School's 2020 athletic achievements will nonetheless be highly regarded in the long and illustrious history of the Valley Isle's oldest learning center.High school sports across the state saw ...

Six-year-old lands 150-pound marlin

LAHAINA - The Hinatea was on a holo holo pandemic fishing trip, boating a 150-pound blue marlin by six-year-old Samuelu Cole. He was fishing with his dad, Capt. Chris Cole, and Deckmen Dyllon Lehmann and Tony Nunez.They were headed out toward Kahoolawe to fish the SO-Buoy off the southwest ...

Maui Prep recognizes top athletes in the Class of 2020

NAPILI - Despite the anguish and anxiety that was supposed to be the celebratory highlight of high school graduation here on Maui and across the nation, the seniors are left to online and ingenious drive-through ascent ceremonies. Lost are the recognition of hundreds of academic, athletic and ...

Memorial Day monster marlin landed in Lahaina in 2015

LAHAINA - The Jun Ken Po landed a "Grander" blue marlin weighing 1,058.3 pounds by Capt. Jay Rifkin and Co-capt. Chris Cole on Memorial Day in 2015. They were working the 200-fathom ledge off Manele Bay, Lanai, when they had their strike about a mile-and-a-half away. Chris was on the helm when ...

Irish and Bookland awarded Osamu “Oscar” Chihara Memorial Scholarships

LAHAINA - Long about 20 years ago, a Lahainaluna High School scholar-athlete by the name of Kawika Casco walked on to the University of Utah football team. After some time toiling for the Runnin' Utes program, Casco was called to the front of the team following a fall practice. Then-head coach ...