Hawaii Fishing News

A Love for Lures

If you are an avid fisherman, chances are you have an obsession with collecting lures. They compel fascination, appreciation and the dire desire to add just one more lure to your collection. Sylvie Madison was captured by the unique design of Hawaiian resin lures and this initial interest has since grown into a thriving small online business, Big Game Lures Hawaii. Sylvie sells used, new and vintage Hawai‘i-made lures. She also manages a successful Facebook community set up to identify and discuss the history of vintage trolling lures.

Having had the pleasure of meeting Sylvie and attending the Harbor Markets she organized at Honokōhau Harbor, I was happy to interview her. Knowing very little about lures myself, and also because she steers a wahine-owned business, I was excited to learn more about her operation and involvement in the fishing industry.

Before she moved to Kona in 2015, Sylvie spent the previous 14 years in Thailand. “I worked

You’re reading a preview, subscribe to read more.

More from Hawaii Fishing News

Hawaii Fishing News3 min read
Fishing Log
At first, the arrangement of our logbook pages may seem awkward and inconvenient, unless you have already kept records by lunar phases at some time in the past. You will quickly get used to the arrangement with experience and then find it to be a ver
Hawaii Fishing News3 min read
100-Plus Club News
I noticed on the weather forecast that a nice weekend was coming up, so I texted my usual fishing partner but he said he already had plans. I was bummed, but later that night I get a text from my friend Marshall, asking me if I was planning to go fis
Hawaii Fishing News4 min read
Tail Tale - Solo Kayaker’s Catch of a Lifetime
Pouring rain greeted us at the launch on Big Island’s windward side around 4:30 AM. It was so cold and wet that my buddy and I considered canceling the trip altogether, but after a half hour or so, the rain stopped and we got our kayaks and gear situ