Baby Bass

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  1. Stan Wright

    Stan Wright Member

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    I went by the lake today to see how the
    little bass were doing... the ones the hatchery
    were stocking in the lake last Sunday.

    I found them hiding in the grass along the shore.
    They seemed in good shape, nice and healthy.
    I don't think this one was really pleased to have
    his picture taken. Or it might have been that he "felt the steel",
    and missed a meal.
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    The little peacock bass were also out in good numbers...
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    Saw lots of BIG peacock bass... the 3 to 5 pound size...
    but I was using 4# test and knew there was no way
    to land those big'uns on my little Tenkara rod.
    While I was landing this little guy a huge peacock bass tried to eat it.

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    I spoke with some fishermen who did land
    some 3 and 4 pounders... using live bait.
     
  2. Brad Niemeyer

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    I wonder where "the lake" is? My wife's family lives in Honolulu and we will be visiting soon. It would be great to get grandpa and my son out there for some warmwater action. I know the big reservoir in the middle of the island holds several species of bass...and I fished the Nuuanu (spelling) for smallmouth a few years back. Just wondering if there is a public access area we could go for an afternoon.
     
  3. Stan Wright

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    Here is a map of Oahu... the lake is right in the middle of the island. The lake map shows what it looks like. At the moment the water level is way up so access might be a problem. The best way to fish the lake is by boat.
    Wahiawa State Freshwater Fishing Park on your GPS. offers shore access.
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  4. tediousthumper

    tediousthumper Hello My name is Thad and Im addicted to flyfishin

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    Hey Stan I used to live in Honolulu.When I was there I fished only a few times. From what I remember was you did not need a fishing liscense to fish the salt, but you needed one to fish the fresh water, is this still the case?
     
  5. Stan Wright

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    Your right... don't need a saltwater fishing licence. The freshwater fishing licence is only $5 a year for resident and military. And a 7 day tourist licence is only $10.
    It's especially good for the military, they have access to places on base not open to most people.
     

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