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legacy1
10-02-2007, 07:02 PM
I had a hard time finding info on shorefishing in Hawaii. So it was trail-and-error when I hit the shores of Maui. I was staying in Makena, in the south part of the island. I tried fishing a few spots, and found that the real challenge is not losing tackle in the rocks or reef, which is everywhere.

A float with a 3-4 foot leader using store bought shrimp or squid was recommended by the locals.

Here is where I did the most fishing, Makena Landing. The pole is a $12.00 Southbend from the Wal-Mart in Kahului.

http://www.kwband.com/images/makenalanding.jpg

Here is a filefish I caught with shrimp, a good fighter:


http://www.kwband.com/images/filefish.jpg


I switched to really small hooks and got this wrasse:
http://www.kwband.com/images/wrasse.jpg

The hotel I stayed at had some resident crab at the beach:
http://www.kwband.com/images/crabbin.jpg

The people at the Maui Ocean Center said the Tiger Shark is a gentle, docile animal...Whatever!

http://www.kwband.com/images/tigershark.jpg
http://www.kwband.com/images/tigersharkII.jpg

It was a great two weeks, but I am actually happy to go fish in the familiar waters where have a little more knowledge(because of FNN contributors, of course).

sansou
10-02-2007, 07:14 PM
Great pics!

I would love to run some spoons through those crystal clear waters.....one of these days.

Thanks for sharing!

Fisher-of-Men
10-02-2007, 08:04 PM
Thanks for the post! I would love to go to Hawaii someday. :)

This pic looks kinda like JoMama :lol:
http://fishingnetwork.net/images/tmp2/filefish.jpg



I mean Dori! :rofl:


Fisher-of-Men

Troutman65
10-02-2007, 09:17 PM
Great pics !!!

Cool to fish there.

Thanks for the report.


Troutman65

steve092
10-16-2007, 06:44 AM
Nice fish!
Thanks for the report!

Docile Tiger Shark!?
Yeah wrong!

BBL2Baja
10-18-2007, 01:51 PM
Mahalo for the nice report, brah! :thumb:

When I was there, they told us to avoid surf/shore fishing. Seems like the locals don't like to see the haole, especially the enlisted naval types, out on their beaches. So, I missed out. Didn't feel like getting pounded to poi by some pupule locals over some triggerfish. :wink:

Later,
Scott