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Fishing on Maui

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My two son in laws want to fish while we are on Maui. Does anyone have any recommendations/personal experiences?
 

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I like to shore fish. I target ulua and sea bass with a stout rod tethered to the beach and use a smaller rod with a kast master to catch bait. Any fish silver or red is good to eat or to use for bait.

I take a couple of 9 ft rods that break down to 5 pieces. These are my casting rods. They are spin cast and are set up with Okuma reels loaded with 30 pound power pro. I also bring a larger reel loaded with 80 pound power pro. I go to a Costco or Walmart and buy a cheap heavy rod for plunkin. I have broke or snapped three different rods on big fish when the fish run so watch the drag.

Other things you should have are a chair, small ice chest, hat and spf 30 lotion. Other gear you should have are a knife, pliers, glove, 18 inch steel leader, hooks, large adjustable float bobber, large egg weights, magic thread and mesh.

The magic thread and mesh are for using frozen squid. The bottom fish in Maui have a really hard bite and will steal your bait dead constantly.

Live bait caught wiping the shoreline doesn't get hammered on as much.

Use the pliers to remove the hooks. Most of these fish can bite the tip of your finger off. I like a glove for a better grip.

I look for deeper water behind the waves and an incoming tide with a good view of sunset.

Bill
 

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My two son in laws want to fish while we are on Maui. Does anyone have any recommendations/personal experiences?

Be aware, that on the charter boats in Hawaii, it's customary for the boat to keep the fish. You only get a small pkg. of what you catch.
 

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Be aware, that on the charter boats in Hawaii, it's customary for the boat to keep the fish. You only get a small pkg. of what you catch.

I took a picture of this truck while we were waiting for the stop light in Lahaina.

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Maybe the driver was the charter captain. I like the "got fish?" bumper sticker.
 

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Yeah - pretty sure it's not a rental car. ;)
 

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Looks like a small marlin ( a ou) in back of the truck. Those things are an acquired taste that I haven't yet acquired.

Nice picture. :D You don't get to see that every day.

Bill
 

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Do you need a fishing license if you fish off shore (into the ocean)?
 

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Do you need a fishing license if you fish off shore (into the ocean)?


No license required. You can give away or trade your catch but you do need a license to sell seafood in Hawaii.

About the only thing you need to watch for is fishing in some ones spot. When a local tells you that your in their spot, you should ask them if they need you to move or if they can fish around you. Usually they will let you stay and will give you tips on what your doing wrong.

There are some areas that are posted as no trespassing, some areas that are posted as no fishing and some areas that are dangerous. The dangerous areas are the rocks that get covered by sneaky waves occasionally. These sneaky waves can knock you over. If you are fishing rocky areas be sure to wear shoes and not flip flops. The rock includes very sharp lava edges.

Bill
 
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