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<br /> <br /> Verado® 350hp<br /> Mercury Joystick Piloting®<br /> ©Mercury Marine<br /> <br /> Contents<br /> INTERNATIONAL ANGLER January/February/March 2016<br /> Volume 79 Issue 1<br /> 22 Kona's Grander Master<br /> By Adrian E. Gray<br /> 18 IGFA Auction<br /> Adventures<br /> Departments<br /> 6 President's Message<br /> 10 Conservation Notes<br /> 14 IGFA International Committee News<br /> 18 Development<br /> 44 IGFA Rules Q&A<br /> 45 World Records<br /> 50 World Records Photo Gallery<br /> 57 IGFA Corporate Partner<br /> 58 New Product Reviews<br /> 60 Family Project<br /> 61 Tips & Tactics<br /> 62 IGFA Weigh Stations, Captains, and Clubs<br /> 66 IGFA Online Store store.igfa.org<br /> 72 IGFA Member Discounts<br /> On the Cover:<br /> Cover photo from<br /> E.K. Harry Library of Fishes archives<br /> 34 Brook Trout<br /> Labrador ­ Last of the Giants<br<a title="JanFebMar_16web page 1" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c115e0fc?page=1"> </a> <a title="JanFebMar_16web page 2" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c115e0fc?page=2"> Verado® 350hp Mercury Jo</a> <a title="JanFebMar_16web page 3" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c115e0fc?page=3"> </a> <a title="JanFebMar_16web page 4" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c115e0fc?page=4"> Contents INTERNATIONAL ANGLER January/February/Ma</a> <a title="JanFebMar_16web page 5" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c115e0fc?page=5"> </a> <a title="JanFebMar_16web page 6" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c115e0fc?page=6"> IGFA President's Message AINTERNATI NGL Back to</a> <a title="JanFebMar_16web page 7" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c115e0fc?page=7"> </a> <a title="JanFebMar_16web page 8" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c115e0fc?page=8"> EVENTS CALENDAR For more IGFA events, visit our w</a> <a title="JanFebMar_16web page 9" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c115e0fc?page=9"> </a> <a title="JanFebMar_16web page 10" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c115e0fc?page=10"> CONSERVATION NOTES For more information email Lea</a> <a title="JanFebMar_16web page 11" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c115e0fc?page=11"> CONSERVATION NOTES For more information email Lea</a> <a title="JanFebMar_16web page 12" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c115e0fc?page=12"> CONSERVATION NOTES For more information email Lea</a> <a title="JanFebMar_16web page 13" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c115e0fc?page=13"> IGFA SPECIES PROFILE For more information email J</a> <a title="JanFebMar_16web page 14" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c115e0fc?page=14"> INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE NEWS - For more informati</a> <a title="JanFebMar_16web page 15" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c115e0fc?page=15"> INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE NEWS - For more informati</a> <a title="JanFebMar_16web page 16" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c115e0fc?page=16"> 32ndIGFA Int'l Auction & Banquet Join IGFA for it</a> <a title="JanFebMar_16web page 17" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c115e0fc?page=17"> 2016 Featured Live­Auction Items Dream</a> <a title="JanFebMar_16web page 18" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c115e0fc?page=18"> DEVELOPMENT For more information about IGFA Devel</a> <a title="JanFebMar_16web page 19" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c115e0fc?page=19"> Navigating the Wilderness of the Kimberley Coastl</a> <a title="JanFebMar_16web page 20" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c115e0fc?page=20"> LEGENDARY CAPTAINS & CREW AWARDS For more informa</a> <a title="JanFebMar_16web page 21" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c115e0fc?page=21"> IGFA FISHING HALL OF FAME INDUCTION CEREMONY HIGH</a> <a title="JanFebMar_16web page 22" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c115e0fc?page=22"> Captain Gene Vanderhoek Sea Genie II, Kona H</a> <a title="JanFebMar_16web page 23" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c115e0fc?page=23"> I n the world of big-game, offshore fishing, </a> <a title="JanFebMar_16web page 24" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c115e0fc?page=24"> History How did you get involved in fishing? </a> <a title="JanFebMar_16web page 25" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c115e0fc?page=25"> Traditional Vinyl Skirt Rigging By Captain </a> <a title="JanFebMar_16web page 26" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c115e0fc?page=26"> Have you had any mentors? I grew up wat</a> <a title="JanFebMar_16web page 27" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c115e0fc?page=27"> “ My crewmen are a tremendous part of my success.</a> <a title="JanFebMar_16web page 28" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c115e0fc?page=28"> What is your protocol when you hook a big fish? </a> <a title="JanFebMar_16web page 29" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c115e0fc?page=29"> “It's incredible when they are so big they push a</a> <a title="JanFebMar_16web page 30" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c115e0fc?page=30"> In Kona most of the boats are smaller compared to</a> <a title="JanFebMar_16web page 31" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c115e0fc?page=31"> EXCLUSIVELY FROM THE INTERNATIONAL GAME FISH ASSO</a> <a title="JanFebMar_16web page 32" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c115e0fc?page=32"> Conclusion The Kona Coast is one of the</a> <a title="JanFebMar_16web page 33" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c115e0fc?page=33"> </a> <a title="JanFebMar_16web page 34" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c115e0fc?page=34"> “Ray, very angry, and shaking his head in disg</a> <a title="JanFebMar_16web page 35" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c115e0fc?page=35"> Ray Best has guided forever for Cooper's Minipi L</a> <a title="JanFebMar_16web page 36" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c115e0fc?page=36"> Fast forward a few decades to 2015. My </a> <a title="JanFebMar_16web page 37" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c115e0fc?page=37"> underwater grass beds showed up in wide Minip</a> <a title="JanFebMar_16web page 38" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c115e0fc?page=38"> analysis – especially over the harsh winters</a> <a title="JanFebMar_16web page 39" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c115e0fc?page=39"> at eight and nine in the early 1990s . We counted</a> <a title="JanFebMar_16web page 40" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c115e0fc?page=40"> Hybridization According to my observ</a> <a title="JanFebMar_16web page 41" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c115e0fc?page=41"> coming recognized more and more as a trout and ch</a> <a title="JanFebMar_16web page 42" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c115e0fc?page=42"> centration of Lake Chubs (Couesius pl</a> <a title="JanFebMar_16web page 43" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c115e0fc?page=43"> Temperature I used depth finders and we</a> <a title="JanFebMar_16web page 44" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c115e0fc?page=44"> IGFA RULES Q&A For more information email Jack Vi</a> <a title="JanFebMar_16web page 45" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c115e0fc?page=45"> WORLD RECORDS For more information email Jack Vit</a> <a title="JanFebMar_16web page 46" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c115e0fc?page=46"> WORLD RECORDS For more information email Jack Vit</a> <a title="JanFebMar_16web page 47" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c115e0fc?page=47"> ALL FISHERMEN ARE CREATED EQUAL. </a> <a title="JanFebMar_16web page 48" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c115e0fc?page=48"> WORLD RECORDS For more information email Jack Vit</a> <a title="JanFebMar_16web page 49" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c115e0fc?page=49"> WORLD RECORDS For more information email Jack Vit</a> <a title="JanFebMar_16web page 50" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c115e0fc?page=50"> WORLD RECORDS PHOTO GALLERY For more information </a> <a title="JanFebMar_16web page 51" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c115e0fc?page=51"> WORLD RECORDS PHOTO GALLERY For more information </a> <a title="JanFebMar_16web page 52" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c115e0fc?page=52"> POTENTIAL WORLD RECORDS For more information ema</a> <a title="JanFebMar_16web page 53" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c115e0fc?page=53"> OCTOBER/NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2015 INTERNATIONAL A</a> <a title="JanFebMar_16web page 54" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c115e0fc?page=54"> IGFA SLAMS UPDATE For more information email Jack</a> <a title="JanFebMar_16web page 55" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c115e0fc?page=55"> NEW IGFA SLAM & TROPHY CLUBS For more information</a> <a title="JanFebMar_16web page 56" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c115e0fc?page=56"> NEW IGFA SLAM & TROPHY CLUBS For more information</a> <a title="JanFebMar_16web page 57" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c115e0fc?page=57"> IGFA CORPORATE PARTNER For information about IGFA</a> <a title="JanFebMar_16web page 58" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c115e0fc?page=58"> NEW PRODUCTS Submit your company's latest product</a> <a title="JanFebMar_16web page 59" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c115e0fc?page=59"> NEW PRODUCTS Submit your company's latest product</a> <a title="JanFebMar_16web page 60" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c115e0fc?page=60"> IGFA Education Send your ideas to the IGFA via em</a> <a title="JanFebMar_16web page 61" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c115e0fc?page=61"> IGFA Tips & Tactics Send your tips or requests fo</a> <a title="JanFebMar_16web page 62" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c115e0fc?page=62"> OFFICIAL IGFA WEIGH STATIONS For more information</a> <a title="JanFebMar_16web page 63" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c115e0fc?page=63"> OFFICIAL IGFA CAPTAINS For more information about</a> <a title="JanFebMar_16web page 64" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c115e0fc?page=64"> OFFICIAL IGFA FISHING CLUBS & FEATURE IGFA CLU</a> <a title="JanFebMar_16web page 65" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c115e0fc?page=65"> </a> <a title="JanFebMar_16web page 66" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c115e0fc?page=66"> IGFA ONLINE STORE mstore@igfa.org / 954-924-4370</a> <a title="JanFebMar_16web page 67" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c115e0fc?page=67"> GOHUNTING WITH THE CP470 AND CP570'S TOURNAMENT</a> <a title="JanFebMar_16web page 68" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c115e0fc?page=68"> NEW ADDITIONS IN THE E.K. 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Where you fish is your busi</a> <a title="JanFebMar_16web page 74" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c115e0fc?page=74"> DID YOU KNOW? · In 2014, 10.4 million anglers m</a> <a title="JanFebMar_16web page 75" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c115e0fc?page=75"> Fulfill Your Fishing Fantasy... </a> <a title="JanFebMar_16web page 76" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c115e0fc?page=76"> </a>