Maui surf fishin

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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Contact Big Island baits, here's a link. The guy is awesome and his baits kill. I'll be running some of his little grub creatures for sea bass this year.

http://www.bigislandbaits.com/

Go eat this stuff, stop by on your way to or from the airport and it's not too far out of your way. It's well worth it. The stuff is like crack not ice cream and not shave ice.
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If you are on the other side of the island, I'd say try and find Maliko Gulch. I killed a lot of fish there when I was young. Probably a fucking hotel or some shit in there now.
 

Ugly Bayliner

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Go to a dive shop rent snorkel gear and spear gun and kill your own dinner every night. Had cousins that did this and had great meals every night including a small octopus.
 
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These look sick. http://www.bigislandbaits.com/

We use water bobbers. Keeps you from getting snagged on reef.
Big Island baits responds to Messenger on Facebook and Instagram as well, I've ordered stuff a few times and Andy is a very helpful resource when heading to the islands.
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Ono taco truck..….get the shrimp burritos in Lahaina...……..
 

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Grub tails, shrimp pieces, other jigs. Early morning and fading light! Egg sinker! Whing em and ding em. Lots of reef fish looking for something to chew on.
 
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EJ Swanny

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Do the locals guard surf fish-spots, as much as their surf, surf spots? Does one have to watch out??? Plan on going in a couple years..thanks.......
 
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CAM38

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Well didn't have that problem on Oahu, and we stayed on both sides of the island. But I didn't catch shit from shore either! Did see locals wade past both places every day though casting. Both were lava past the sand so lots of breakoffs.
 
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Do the locals guard surf fish-spots, as much as their surf, surf spots? Does one have to watch out??? Plan on going in a couple years..thanks.......
There are places on each Island where you probably would not want to go..... I would ask the local fishing supply or dive shop what places tend to be locals only, or to stay away from, they will tell you.

Near the resort areas up in Lahaina are not too many locals, so you’re safe....

The Waianae side of Oahu has some areas you you could get chased off by some big local boys..... I lived on Oahu and never had a problem, but heard of some guys who did.... I have visited the other islands and did have a little beef up in Hilo at a small boat launch area.... It worked itself out...
 
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Well didn't have that problem on Oahu, and we stayed on both sides of the island. But I didn't catch shit from shore either! Did see locals wade past both places every day though casting. Both were lava past the sand so lots of breakoffs.
The island has 4 sides... :-)

North shore is pretty chill, Waikiki all the up around pas Kailua and back to Northshore is all pretty chill, but the West Side (Waianae) does have its problems...

Theres not much in the way of tourism over there. I have stayed there several times on vacation at the Military housing in Pokae Bay. Great quiet little place.
 
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Beer is always your friend when going to any local spot...….
 
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I think the only local spots you'd have to "worry about" are for Ulua (GT)...which I'm not even sure about on Maui. There are so many spots in the Hotel Zone, you'll be able to find somewhere to wade. I would find any rocky outcroppings...deep drop offs...and like previously mentioned call the local tackle shops!
 
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In my experience, there is not a ton to worry about unless you're Crossing private property and just being an idiot. Also not advised to wear brightly colored Hawaiian shirts golf shorts or neon green Crocs. There are dick heads all around the world but that's why we develop social skills to deal with dick heads and avoid confrontation
 

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Now keep in mind some of this advice is coming from the guy who has just this month invited multiple people from this website to come fight him at his house so if you aren’t wired that way your experience may vary.
 
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G-Spot

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Now keep in mind some of this advice is coming from the guy who has just this month invited multiple people from this website to come fight him at his house so if you aren’t wired that way your experience may vary.
Not really true Jeff.... Not once did I invite a single person to fight.... Or to my house.... when other people start talking like tough guys or saying that I’m only big behind a keyboard I do let them know I am happy talk in in person too.... I will not back down on keyboard or in real life....

And just to be clear, Iad an amazing time living there, on numerous vacations on various islands and never had an issue as stated above. In Hilo I saw a fisherman at local boat ramp with a nice haul of fish and asked him how he fishes for those and he got all shitty and territorial.... I met him right back and told him to fuck off and if he came to me in Oregon I would be happy to tell him what kind fish and how to catch.... We then had a beer.....

You may have the wrong impression of me... I get along well with people, but I’m also 6’2”, 215 and grew up scrapping and been in a few brawls and know how to take care of myself....

As for the islands, you who have not lived there might be talking out your ass.... there are places you don’t go and can get your ass handed to you just for being a white guy.... Nanakuli Beach Park on the West Side of Oahu has been rumored to be one of those places.... I used to dive and fish there, but I was told by some people that the large number of locals who are homeless live there and some people have had problems... There are other places too... My brother lives inn Maui and is a surfer and a few times he has had run ins.....

“You want scrap”...... Hawaiian for I’m gonna kick your ass! Lol..
 
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