Thanks for messing up our night, DLNR officer. Me, my nephews, my cousin and her boyfriend were all just chilling out at Kahului Harbor, doing a bit of night fishing near the boat ramp and not bothering no one when you showed up. You basically whined and bitched and moaned about how we were apparently keeping the little fishes we had in our bucket. We tried to tell you that we weren’t, that we were gonna let ‘em go before we went home. But no, you just had to take my nephew over to your truck, lecture him and then give him a ticket and a court date! Really, you just had to? You messed up our night while you could’ve done something better like check on the people near the shoreline who were blasting music, drinking and making lots of loud noise. How about the families who were out with their little children run around all over the place at nearly 11pm? Don’t you think that would’ve been the better call to make?
Illustration by Ron Pitts