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Welcome to Fish University, Sportfish Hawaii's fishing tackle tips pages.  In this section you will find helpful hints pertaining to big game fishing Hawaiian style, from rigging lures to setting lure patterns and fighting the fish, and methods for releasing Billfish next to the boat. 

The list below is a sampling of the stories we will be bringing to you.  Each will be fairly short and contain pictures to make a reading more enjoyable and user-friendly.  Move your mouse pointer over the titles below to determine whether or not the story has been written, and check back often to see new updates which will take place approximately every three weeks. 

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Fish University Catalog:
(Stories are not always posted in order, so check all the way down the list)
Fish University 101: The fish strikes, now what?
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Fish University 102: How to estimate a fish's weight
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Fish University 201: Setting a trolling lure pattern for the specific type of fishing you will be doing
Syllabus:
  • Trolling for Marlin
  • Trolling for Ahi, Mahimahi and Ono
  • Multipurpose trolling on those days when you don't know what's biting
Fish University 210: Baiting situations
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Fish University 301: The end of the line, or what to do when the fish is up close and personal.
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Fish University 310: How to Rig Lures
Syllabus:
  • Multipurpose lures (This has a lot of photos so be patient while it loads up)
  • Marlin lures
  • Ono lures
  • Aku and Tuna Lures 
Fish University 401: Reading the birds
Syllabus:
  • Iwa birds
  • Shearwaters
  • White Flutter Birds
Fish University 403: Tournament Fishing & Preparation
Syllabus:
  • Entry Fees and Optional Entries
  • Preparing the boat or chartering a boat
  • Proper etiquette in splitting the winnings
Fish University 410: Rigging a charter boat for Hawaiian style fishing
Syllabus:
  • How many rods and holders
  • Clutter Free Decks
  • Outriggers
  • Center Riggers

 

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