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Wednesday, April 28, 1999

Question: What ever happened to Eddie Hosaka, author of "Sport Fishing in Hawaii"?

Answer: Eddie Hosaka, professor of agronomy at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, died from cerebral hemorrhaging in 1961 while fishing at South Point on the Big Island. He was 55.

"It happened when he was (reeling) the fish in," said Donald Hosaka, son of Eddie. "They rushed him to Hilo Hospital, where he was in a coma for three or four hours. He over-exerted himself."

Hosaka's book, "Sport Fishing in Hawaii," published in 1944, has been labeled the "fisherman's Bible."

"He drew all the illustrations of all the fish," said Donald Hosaka.

Eddie Hosaka also held the position of assistant agronomist for the Hawaii Agriculture Experiment Station and was assistant curator of collections at the Bishop Museum when his book was published.

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