Island Life 02-15-18

A female (above, white sides) and male (right, blue sides) Whitley’s boxfish cruise along near Keei on Jan. 30. (Photos by Johnm Andersen/Community contributor)

Catching up: The blue marlin bug

Blustery winds and stormy winter weather cooled the previous week’s red-hot bite, but good offshore fishing prevailed as the winds subsided. Once again, blue marlin fishing took center stage followed by a good shortbill spearfish bite that kept Kona anglers busy. Striped marlin catches slowed down a little, but it should pick back up very soon.

East Hawaii man, woman indicted on firearm charge

A 29-year-old Pahoa woman sought by police for questioning in an attempted murder investigation has been indicted on an unrelated firearms charge along with a man police say they also want to talk to in connection with the attempted murder case.