Kehei/Lahaina surf fishin

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  1. CAM38

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    Headed to Maui for 2 weeks, 1 in Kihei and 1 in Lahaina. Already booked a charter with Die Hard, but would like to surf fish too. Any recomendations on what to use for bait/rigging setup and what areas are good? Anything on the island a must do?
     
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    Very fun to pole spear while you're snorkeling around. Like $15-20 at Long's drugs. Not worth taking any of the bottom fish trips. Cost me like $200 for something akin to our local half days, with fewer fish! Averaged less than one fish around, and the fish were 3-4 ounce reef fish. Saw a couple guys fish the side of the parking lot at i think it was Lahaina, caught small fish with a light rod and flylined them 20 feet out for a 10# Jack. Super windy, they said it was best right at dawn.
     
  3. CAM38

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    Sweet, thanks for the advice.
     
  4. Phil Billie

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    Any medium or medium heavy spinning rod and a 3k or 4k series reel. I personally use a 4k Slammer 3/ meduim for grubs or a 6k Spheros/ Med Heavy if I am whipping (Throwing a plug). Rig up a Carolina rig with a small grub and have some fun.

    Big Island baits and Campania lures make some great grubs you can pick up there that will get you going.

    Depending on the area you fish, keep the weight light, around 3/8 oz and work up from there. Start with 10 or 12 pound leader.

    If you want to whip, any type of topwater chugger might get bit. I was tempted to try a Zara Spook since the area I was fishing had a lot of pressure and something new might have been the ticket.
     
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    Look into Jon Jon Tabon and maybe do a day with him on a kayak or walk and wade trip.
     
  6. CAM38

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    Is whipping like full on reel no stop? Or more like a buzz bomb retrieve?
     
  7. Phil Billie

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    Reel continuous and pop or twitch the rod depending on your lure.

    The lures I use are topwater lures.
     

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