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 Apr 29, 2010; 01:40AM - Hawaii Bonefishing
 Category:  Hawaii
 Author Name:  Stan Wright
Hawaii Bonefishing

Hawaii Oio

I've heard reports this week of some nice bonefish being caught..... some of the larger ones topping 9 pounds. They are not all that big, but then even a small one will get you into the backing. As the water temperature heats up this summer we should see more and larger bones.

Clay with a Hawaiian Bone

 Mar 14, 2010; 01:00AM - Hawaii Peacock Bass Are Spawning
 Category:  Hawaii
 Author Name:  Stan Wright

Hawaii Peacock Bass Are Spawning

Just 2 days after we found the peacock bass paired up and claiming a spot to spawn...
the rain came down and the water level came up 6 feet.... Now those spawning fish are deep and there is no way to see their nests.

On the positive side, there has been good action along the shore as the peacock bass are chasing shad and little chiliads.

Visiting from San Diego, eight year old Nick took full advantage of an early birthday present (a fishing trip) to add Hawaii peacock bass to his large and growing list of caught fish. I must say it was a real pleasure to have someone on the boat that could cast as he does.
He was also tying on his own hooks. Watch out for this kid.... his goal is to host his own fishing show.

Nick and one of his many peacock bass.

 Nov 20, 2009; 07:55PM - Fall Fish
 Category:  Hawaii
 Author Name:  Stan Wright
Fall Fish

With the state trying to lower the water level of the lake from 80 feet (full) down to 65 feet (flood control incase of a hurricane) the lake level has been like a yoyo. With a little rain in the mountains, the lake level can rise 3 or 4 feet in a matter of as many hours.

With the water level way low, the small fish don't have any grass to hide in and the peacock bass cruise the shoreline. Find some very shallow water filled with little fish and the big guys are always near by.

The water level rose 10 feet this week and the baitfish are all way back up in the grass. The good news is... everything is chasing shad in the middle of the lake. Peacock, largemouth, and smallmouth bass. Since there is nothing to tangle the lines, we fish ultra-light spinning tackle with 4# test line. Good fun catching 2 to 5 pound fish.

Sometimes the red devils are caught under the schooling peacock bass.

 Oct 17, 2009; 07:07PM - Peacocks Only
 Category:  Hawaii
 Author Name:  Stan Wright
Peacocks Only

Haley needs to work on the casting part a little more, but once those schooling peacock bass hit the fly they don't stand a chance.
Grand Pa Stan

 May 30, 2009; 04:45PM - Fishing ESP
 Category:  Hawaii
 Author Name:  Stan Wright

I have ESP... I can see into the future and predict things that are going to happen.
Why just the other day as my attention was focused on the fly fisherman in the front of the boat...

It all came to me in a flash......

Only moments before, in the back of the boat, I had hooked a fresh live bait on the line and cast it out before handing the spinning rod to the angler. (The wives of some fly fishermen do not fly fish.)

For some reason I turned around and saw that she had laid the rod on the deck beside the seat.

I said to myself: 'Self', I said... 'a big fish is going to grab that live bait and pull that spinning rod and reel right over the side of the boat.'

Lo and be hold, as I stepped toward the stern of the boat to secure the rod, it seemed to grow legs and scramble accross the deck, leaped out over the water, and with a splash, dived into the depths of the lake. Just the way I had seen it in my thoughts only moments before it happened.

You know, I even amaze myself some times.

P.S. If anyone catches a large peacock bass in the area of the South Fork called Paper Bark.... and there is a fishing line attached.... and there is a spinning rod and reel attached to the other end of the line.....
It's mine.

 May 22, 2009; 06:27PM - Hawaii Action
 Category:  Hawaii
 Author Name:  Stan Wright

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Light Kona winds, clouds drifting in and out, water clarity 2 to 3 feet....
and the peacock bass were spawning.

Near Mikimiki Flats, the small shad were leaping from the water to escape the schooling peacock bass. Red Devils lined the shallows. Decisions, decisions.

A schooling size peacock bass.

It wasn't the wild and sustained bust like we'll see later in the year, but enough action from 1 to 2 pounders to keep us interested.
They love anything gold.

When the schooling action slowed, we drifted closer to shore picking up a few big red devils. Every so often a peacock bass would dart in from the depths to grab the small red devil flys. We were seeing lots of fish.

Big Male Red Devil. They average from 3/4 to 1 pound in weight.

Larger spawning fish were our target so we moved along, scanning the shallow water. (A good pair of polarized sunglasses is a must if you want to see the fish.... if you can't see e'm, you can't catch e'm.) It didn't take long. Those big boys don't like anything swimming near their nest. A minnow looking artificial fly anywhere near a spawning pair of peacock bass draws some vicious strikes. The big bump on it's head identifies this 4 pounder as a male. Unlike largemouth, the male fish is always larger than the female.


 Sep 25, 2008; 04:36PM - Go Deep Young man
 Category:  Hawaii
 Author Name:  Stan Wright

Go Deep Young Man......

(Apologies to Mr. Greeley: 'Go West Young Man')

This last few weeks I've seen some very successful anglers. One reason was that if one technique wasn't working, they were quick to try something else. That something else was fishing deep. Down where the big ones lurk.

Normally when fly fishing I use a floating line. Recently I discovered the benefits of using a sinking tip or full sinking line.

One angler tried a deep diving crank bait. Working the schooling peacock bass chasing shad in the middle of the lake, he could get the lure down deep and was rewarded with some nice size fish.


We were catching more fish with the fly rods, but they were a lot smaller.


While fishing Morgans Point with live bait, another angler discovered that the larger peacock bass seemed to be deep. He started using a lead head jig to get his live bait quickly past the smaller fish down to the larger fish.

So how do you get your fly down deep? Sinking line and a short leader.
Fishing from shore at Morgans Pt., the sinking line would carry the fly swiftly to the bottom, 20 or 30 feet deep. As soon as it hit the bottom we would start stripping the fly in as quick as possable. Those big peacocks hit hard.

There are some huge peacock bass in Lake Wilson... and geting down deep might be just the place to find them.





 Aug 21, 2008; 06:01PM - Cap Spider
 Category:  Hawaii
 Author Name:  Stan Wright

If there is a fly that is better than the Rubber Spider for catching bluegill or red devils..... it's a sinking rubber spider. Since red devil don't take a surface lure, I figured I would try the Cap Spider.

Clay and I were testing my new creations today and the results were great.

The Cap Spider I was using was tied on a 1/64 oz. jig head. I tried different color bodies and legs... most everything worked.


The RD were deep because of the rise in water level so the heavy flys worked well. I've since tied some with a bead head, or no weight at all for a really slow sink rate. Works just fine.


Look at the hump on this 1 pound male.... one of the largest I've ever seen.


That's not all they catch. How about this 2 pound catfish?


And there is that little fly, right in the corner of it's mouth.



 Jul 18, 2008; 03:05PM - Peacock Bass Visit Waikiki
 Category:  Hawaii
 Author Name:  Stan Wright

The Hilton Hawaiian Village hotel in Waikiki has a beautiful collection of waterfalls and fish ponds. Exotic tropical fish in a rainbow of colors can be seen in the clear shallow water. Here in lies the problem.... there are way to many little fish in the ponds.

The hotel, with a special permit from the state, and working closely with the Hawaii Freshwater Fishing Association..... is stocking peacock bass in their fish ponds. Peacock bass feed almost exclusively on smaller fish so they are hoping to thin out the ponds population.

HFFA club members had great fun catching the peacock bass and transporting them to the HHV fish ponds. Bass fishermen among the guests at the hotel seemed to enjoy the show. 'I didn't know they had peacock bass in Hawaii.' The peacock bass seem to be enjoying their Waikiki vacation.

 Nov 3, 2007; 05:36PM - Florida bass in Hawaii?
 Category:  Hawaii
 Author Name:  Stan Wright
Florida bass in Hawaii?

'Why don't you bring the Florida strain largemouth bass to Hawaii?'

We've been trying to do that for over 35 years. Here is one reason it hasn't happened.....

Some 25 or so years ago while testifying before the Hawaii State Legislature... (yes, until recently the legislature, not the fish and game dept, made all the decisions and fishing laws.) Hawaii was the last state to allow the fish & game department, not the legislature, to make the fishing rules and regulations.

Anyway, the Sierra Club brought in this giant photo... the famous painting 'Florida Bass' by Edward J Bierly. They testified that if Florida Bass were allowed in Hawaii they would eat all of the endangered birds. It made no difference that the 'endangered birds' lived up in the mountains on different islands than where the fish would be. This picture said it all... according to the Sierra Club: 'Florida Bass equals an end to Hawaii's endangered birds.'

And that, boys and girls, is why we still haven't been able to import Florida Bass into Hawaii.


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