Surf fishing in maui

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  1. faster u fool

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    Hello all, I am heading out to maui 3-31 thru 4-9, We sill be staying at the whaler and the new condo at houna kai. My son and I want to do a bunch of surf fishing and would like to know what we need reels, tackle, Bait. and where to go ect. we were planning on bringing reels wiht us and buying a rod over there. Also hows the bite this time of year.

    Thanks in advance

    Chris.
     
  2. Startmeup

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    Stop by the booth and talk to Capt. Rino he can help you out!Have fun on your trip.Das It
     
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    what i do know from numerous surf fishing trips over there is, use steel leader!
    i cant tell you how many times i was bit off until i started to run steel. caught a ton of filthy pufferfish and a couple of fish i wanna say were jacks.
     
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    Thanks start me up, But what kind of reels should we bring (size)
     
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    All size reels will work, just depends on what you want to target, and I mean all sizes from 4/6lb test on a little spinning reel up to 80lb test on a wide 6/0.

    I would recommend a 10/15lb reel for dunking with squid and casting smaller lures, and a 20/30lb reel for casting bigger baits and lures. For lures, Pili poppers, castmasters, krocodiles, small 2" grubs, and some small squid skirts would be plenty...
     
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    Size the reel you bring to the rod you are buying on Maui.Walmart has cheap rod reel combos here.Hope to here how it goes for you?Das It
     
  7. faster u fool

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    Thanks for all of the help. How's the bite been from shore or how is it this time of year over there?
     
  8. faster u fool

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    Just got back the other day and had a great time. We were able to catch tons of fish from shore along the beaches over there. Thanks to everyone for the advice. The locals were really friendly and offered tons of help. Here are a couple of pics more to follow.

    We caught tons of these guys at makena or big beach I think They were Papio.

    We caught a ton of the Moi in Kaanapali.

    My son seemed to like the tropical guys.

    These little buggers wouldn't leave the cast masters alone.

    The boy working the surf on kaanapali.
     

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    That last pic is SWEETTT!!!
     
  10. jagerhunchback

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    mmmmmmm MOI!!!!!! my uncle (an avid socal fisherman) came to visit me on the island and had steamed moi, he said it was the best fish he had ever eaten. thanks for sharing your pics.
     
  11. faster u fool

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    Unfortunatly I found that out after we caught and released them all. Then the swell picked up and we couldn't carch anymore of them. We hammered them on krocs and casmasters.
     
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    yeah i guess back in the day the locals were not allowed to eat them as they were reserved for hawaiian royalty.....thats how you know they're good!!!!
     
  13. faster u fool

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    I guess thats why they also call them KING fish.
     
  14. faster u fool

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    Couple of more pics ..


    Fishing Makena or Big bech for Papio


    State fish

    momo or sargent fish I believe.

    Hawaiian Flat fish.


    Ohh Yaaa and some quiet dad time.
     

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    the last pic is a classic
    looks like you had fun
     
  16. faster u fool

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    We had tons of fun..The island is way laid back just like me. The wife and daughter shopped while we fished and then we all went and enjoyed the local sights. Can't wait to get back.
     
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    awesome post, report, and pics brotha. good to have the start me up cats and the locals hit you with some good advice too. gotta love it.
     
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    Just a thought: you may also try taking the ferry ride from Lahina to Lanai for the fishing day. The place is a lot less populated and less fishing pressure on shore.
     

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