By Jody Bright Special to West Hawaii Today | Monday, November 21, 2022, 12:05 a.m.
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No Kona fishermen won in Cabo tourneys this year, but an Aussie pro won big with this lure called a “Hibby” for Kona skipper Kevin Hibbard, made in Kona by Marlin Magic Lures. (Kevin Hibbard/Special to West Hawaii Today)
A giant black marlin leaps out of the water. (Courtesy photo/Special to West Hawaii Today)
“Cairns Marlin History: A Chronology 1935-1979” by Roy Joyce. (Jody Bright/Special to West Hawaii Today)
Ty works to bring in a giant black marlin in this October 2013 photo. Back in the days profiled in “Cairns Marlin History: A Chronology 1935 - 1979,” and continuing through the 1990s, many Kona fishermen went down under to fish the Great Barrier Reef to take a crash course in catching giant black marlin. (Courtesy photo/Special to West Hawaii Today)
A friend returning from Australia recently was kind enough to haul back a couple of copies of a book titled: “Cairns Marlin History: A Chronology 1935 to 1979.”