Shore fishing in Maui

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  1. Glad Wrap

    Glad Wrap I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Heading to Maui with the wife in June. I don't plan to do a charter trip, but will have a couple opportunities to fish from the shore. We will be staying around the Napili-Honokowai area. Anyone got any areas they want to share worth fishing from the shore. I will be traveling with one rod and reel.

    What should I be throwing out what fish would I be targeting?
     
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  2. ☆THRASHER☆

    ☆THRASHER☆ Thrashing Some Rods.

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    I got an invitation to head to the Big Island end of May beginning of June. I have a head start on the same questions. I'll be traveling with lots of rods. I definitely plan on fishing from Shore during part of my trip. I'm Building 13 foot rods to shore cast for Ulua, definitely on my bucket list and hopefully I can get into one, I will also be bringing some shorter stuff to throw bait and poppers from shore. Sounds like there are lots of good options and I'm following along. I just got this book yesterday found it used on Amazon for $44 so far there is extremely good information in it. The book comes highly recommended. I started a thread in the Hawaii forum but the locals are pretty tight-lipped, as to be expected. They are also not fond of the Bloodydecks salute in Hawaii forum, haha. 1520214427112156830063.jpg
     
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  3. Glad Wrap

    Glad Wrap I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Right on Jason,

    I figured I would get better answers on here than the Hawaii forum. I know how tight lipped locals can be .

    My plan is to bring a 9' spinning rod. I broke my 12' rod and never replaced it. Those 13' rods should help get out past the surf in some areas. I need to start stocking up on some tackle for the trip.
     
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  4. ☆THRASHER☆

    ☆THRASHER☆ Thrashing Some Rods.

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    For the long rods I plan on setting anchor and sliding live bait. 20180302_082740.png 20180302_082828.png
    I'll be bringing 9-foot rods for throwing stick baits and poppers. 20180301_153612.jpg

    I get back June 6th and you're welcome to borrow a couple of rods if you want.
     
  5. Thatsbait

    Thatsbait Well-Known "Member"

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    I have seen this question asked many time. I lived in Hawaii for 5 years and did extensive shore fishing. Slide bait, and whipping. Slide bait is an art and yoy have to be able to cast pretty much the entire spool to be in the fishy area. I don't recommend it for tourists.

    Now on the other hand whipping is easy and very effective. Long rod, 1oz or 3/4 oz sliding sinker, swivel, longggg leader, at least 6ft if not longer. Small hook and plastic strip or grub. Cast, real very fast, as soon as its hit bottom, you are hung. So real very fast!

    Most fish come right at your feet. This style catches every variety. I use it off the rocks to sandy beachs. You can get all your stuff at walmart for less than 20$. Light leader, 6 to 8lb floro is best.

    I like the little plastic strips, look like a bait fish hauling ass then you whip them over the reef. Very effective.

    Good luck.

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  6. Swede

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    I’m going to Hawaii as well, but to film sharks. Jason do you have a shark rod??
     
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  7. ☆THRASHER☆

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    Yeah, come and get it
     
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  8. Glad Wrap

    Glad Wrap I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Shit that easy?

    Jason you got a surf rod?
     
  9. ☆THRASHER☆

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    Not yet but when I do have one that I'm not using you are welcome to borrow it. I have 9 tip sections but we are still tweaking the three handle sections.
     
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    Glad Wrap I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    I appreciate that.
     
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  11. Team Sency

    Team Sency Unleash the hounds!!

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    So when snorkeling.... I see these guys set either frozen peas loose or squirt cheese wiz and a frenzy commences.....
    ...Gotta work I would think??
     
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  12. Waterdog~

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    Splurge and go on the Die hard II out of Lahina been several times now.......
     
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  13. Glad Wrap

    Glad Wrap I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Looking at charters but not sure ome will fot into timline just yet ..i can fit in a couple hours fishing the beach almoat everyday .
     
  14. Chuck Bronson

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    I always stop in to get gear at All About Fish which is in the same general area of where you will be staying. I usually get some gear from them and they can be helpful with some gear suggestions and spots. They rent inexpensive gear as well if you dont want to pack your rod and reel.

    Depending on how you want to fish, you can catch fish along most beaches. Ive caught fish from shore in many areas between Lahaina and where you are staying. Whipping and throwing bait. Havent done slid bait there, I dont have the gear for it.
     
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    Search FB for fishing pages. I found Maui Shoreline Fishing page.
    I'm going to Maui end of Apr. Probably not going on a charter this trip but couple of years ago found an outfit that rents equipped Glacier Bay boats. It was fun being my own captain and trying out a Glacier Bay in windy Maui before I bought one.
     
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    +1 on booking with Fuzzy on Die Hard. Night departure, back by lunch the next day! If you can't swing that; popping until your arm falls off, and/or shrimp or grub jigging. Enjoy your trip! Went 2 years ago and loved it! 12 mahi for the day!
     
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  17. Corey G

    Corey G Boat ho extraordinaire

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    I agree with Brian and Matt. I’ve fished with Fuzzy a bunch of times. It’s totally worth the $250...
     
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  18. Benj2853

    Benj2853 Quotakiller

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    Stayed at Napili Point in June a few years ago, and we encountered three barracuda in two spots near the resort. No idea if that was just a coincidence or if you're allowed to target them. I'm ready to back to Maui....
     
  19. bassjedi

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    X2 on this technique; I have caught many fish on it. A plastic bubble half filled with water works well instead of the sinker, especially if whipping over reef.
     
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    Very interested, I'll be on oahu (west side last week of april, east side first week of may) anybody fish oahu with luck? I have a charter booked with boom boom, any other charter recommendations?
     

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