Plunger: my favorite lure for 50 years

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This is part tutorial and part plunger history. Take your pic about what interests you. First the tutorial. These two lures came from the same one-piece mold. The long head is the now famous “plunger” shape. The short head is … Continued

Tight tournament finishes

A Kona fishing tournament is never over until the last hook is pulled from the water.  What’s more, tournaments here are usually decided as much by the fish missed as the fish caught and even by the “count back” time … Continued

Peak blue marlin tagging

Was last week the best blue marlin tagging week of the year? It was for Mike Shimamoto and Capt. Carlton Taniyama on Team Five Star.  Going into the final day of the 30th Annual Big Island Marlin Tournament, Five Star … Continued

PIER PRESSURE – Insider’s look at the HIBT

PIER PRESSURE – Insider’s look at the HIBT During the Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament (HIBT) last week, I was on the pier every afternoon holding a microphone.  My job was to explain the strangest tournament in history to the assembled throng … Continued

Ladies’ Tournament marks midpoint of Kona season

Aptly named for a women’s competition, team Foxy Lady won the 21st annual Huggo’s Wahine Fishing Tournament with the largest blue marlin ever caught in the history of the popular benefit event. Anglers Nicolette Palacol, Saige Padilla and Gabby Lovell … Continued