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HONOLULU, Hawaii— The year was 2005. A 14-year-old Luke took a break from watching his younger brother’s baseball game in the Rogue Valley. Though his brother, Jake, was quite talented at the game, Luke didn’t enjoy watching sports. Not really. Playing them was great, but young Luke had suff…

KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii— The bite was far from traditional. There was no tap-tap on the rod tip, no line ripping off the reel — just a slow, determined pull downward. I reeled in the 20 feet of line dangling from the ultralight rig in my hands, as I made my way over to the heavier rod getting bit.