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You’ve done a good job sharing your travel plans this summer. Since one of the best travel deals has been to Hawaii, we’re thinking that you’ll need something to do when you arrive. If the Big Island is in your travel plans, and it should be, then you might want to take the time to check out the Hawaiian International Billfish Tournamentt’s their fiftieth anniversary.
The deal is, anglers from around the globe gather on the Kona Coast to head out in search of some huge fish. The biggest and the baddest is usually the Pacific blue marlin, and hooking one of these big guys will definitely provide an afternoon of excitement and exercise. You should probably skip the beer on this fishing trip and ensure that the cooler is stocked with Red Bull.
Things run throughout the week of July 20 and the tournament is open to 50 teams. Even if you don’t want to join a team and compete, you’ll definitely be able to cheer on the teams as they return from their three-hour tours. Best of all, if you’re in the right place at the right time, you’ll be able to snag a picture with a 600-pound fish and Miss Hawaii Billfish 2009. That's a way better picture for Facebook than you holding a Pina Colada with an little umbrella in it.
Related Stories: [Photo: Official Site]
·Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament [Official Site]
·Crazy Kiwi Man Teaches Us How To Deep Sea 'Heli-Fish' [Jaunted]
·Fishing coverage [Jaunted]
[Photo: Official Site]
Nothing is more relaxing than taking a stroll down to the local fishin’ hole. However, fishing does get boring at times, all the waiting, the sitting, and disappointment—hours on a boat with nothing to show for it. That’s why one man has taken a more proactive approach to fishing, and his style is far a cry from those ESPN2 fishing guys on Saturday mornings.
Matt Watson got tired of catching marlin the old fashioned way in his native New Zealand, so he decided to jump in the water after them. This crazy Kiwi hunts fish from the air in the “safety” of a helicopter—and when the moment is just right—he jumps right onto the back of the speared fish. It’s almost like some sort of underwater rodeo. It's definitely not safe and definitely not sane. However, somehow he’s pretty good at it, and makes it look like something anyone can do. He’s already been on Letterman—talk about a stupid human trick.
With all the shark attacks we've already heard about this year, it's only natural that some of us will start asking, "But how can I catch a shark?"
It's easier than you might think. You don't even have to head to Florida or Mexico. Deep sea shark fishing is available in on the Eastern tip of Long Island.