The Bright Side: Normalcy returns, big fish still here

Grant Johnson earned the ono prize with this 28.5-pound beauty caught from T.L.C. with Capt. Peter Blake. (Courtesy photo/Special to West Hawaii Today)

Brandon Deries stands with his 702-pound marlin caught with the crew on Miss Mojo during the HBGFC March Shootout. (Courtesy photo/Special to West Hawaii Today)

Rocky Franich (standing, left of fish) and Capt. Mike Derego (white shirt right of fish) celebrate their win with this 705-pound marlin, along with the whole Maggie Joe crew. (Courtesy photo/Special to West Hawaii Today)

You know things are getting back to “normal” when the fishing tournaments return to the Hawaii Big Game Fishing Club, especially those raising funds for local nonprofits. Although the Ccub has been running one day a month tourneys to try and keep people fishing, it was a sign of good things to come when Hospice of Kona held their Love 2 Fish tournament last weekend. Fishermen love good signs.