Schooling Tukes

Discussion in 'Trip Reports with Pics' started by Stan Wright, Feb 18, 2009.

  1. Stan Wright Member

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    Honolulu, Hawaii
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    Wahiawa Res. is clearing up nicely since the big floods in December. Now that the water temperature is 74 degrees, the peacock bass are starting to school up and chase the shad again. I'll be glad when the water temp hits 80 and the fish start spawning.... April???

    A Schooling Size Peacock Bass

    Most of the fish are 1 1/2 to 2 pound size. When you scale down your tackle to a 3wt or 4wt fly rod.... it's a good fight. And really exciting when one of the 3 pounders hits.

    The threadfin shad they are feeding on are very small, just an inch or so. We scaled down our flys to take advantage of the feeding frenzy. The gold fly is just a #10 AH hook with gold Flashabou... a simple streamer.
    The purple looking one is a cone head wooly bugger without the hackle. Keep it simple, make it fun.


    Another Hawaii Peacock Bass on a Fly
  2. Gary Thompson dirty dog

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    East Wenatchee, WA
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    Great report Stan, I'll have to look ya up when I get back to the Island.
    Peacock on a fly=good times