looking for a safe, "non-local friendly" place to camp/fish on Oahu
my friend and i are going to be flying from washington out to oahu to visit a friend, but we would like to also do some camping and fishing. i am aware of needing a permit, but i am more worried about finding a non-local friendly place where we dont have to worry about getting harrassed by locals or mugged by bums, than i am finding a place to fish.
maybe its just a misconception, but i hear camping on oahu can get downright sketchy if not dangerous, and ive heard that even some of the locals wont even camp out on the beaches (again maybe a misconception)
we dont really have much cash, so, staying at a hotel the entire time is kind out of the question, and wont have a vehicle availble, so we will be stuck walking or riding a bus. we will be traveling light, and living out of a backpack for a week
im going to be camping with 2 girls, so, i gotta look out in thier best interests... they want to just hitch hike and camp on whatever nice looking beach they can find, but........ i dont want end up as a statistic.... thats not the way we are going to do it.
a safe place for 3 college kids to camp, fish, and have some fun, and enjoy hawaii on the cheap is all we are after.......
Speaking of fishing, what would be some good gear to bring?
ive got a 10 1/2 foot shimano convergence, and a garcia c6500 with almost 300 yards of 50lbs braid, which i think should be more than sufficient
as far as tackle, im going to bring a few various top-water poppers, some rapala/yo-zuri mid water plugs, a few mid water lead casting jigs (pt wilson darts) and the standard assortment of hooks, weights, swivels and a few rubber grubs
ive heard bait rigs work well too...
what is there to catch? whats good to eat?
thanks for the help