Re: Kauai shore fishing???
I was in Maui this past summer, and fished about six times. I had a steelhead rod (8lb test) and a salmon rod (20lb test). I would use a bobber/bait rig on the steelhead setup, as I would loose a lot less gear this way. I would plunk with my salmon rod, but would suggest using a longer rod (mine was 8.5ft 10-25)! My buddy lives there and they would fish with 10-15ft rods. Go to the rocky spots, try go get out as far as possible if plunking, if bobber fishing you can fish right off the rocks. Squid was a great bait or Aku belly. If you want to use Aku belly, you will have to buy a whole Aku (size varies from 3-10lbs, usually $5/lb), and cut the pc's yourself. You can use other parts of the tuna just make sure the pc's you are cutting have the skin on them, as that is what will keep the bait on your hook. I tried all sorts of size hooks and weights and bobbers. It will all depend on the water conditions. I think you should be good with size 1 or 2 hooks for most applications. If you want to use big baits for plunking just step up the hook size. (1/0-3/0) I would also suggest fishing at night. We did better by almost 3/1 fishing at night! Bring/buy alot of weight 1oz to 3oz drop sinkers. Walmart had fair prices on fishing gear.
If you need more info pm and I can see if I can be of further assistance! Have fun and be safe, watch for sneaker waves!!!!!!
Last edited by yeep740; 10-18-2008 at 11:27 AM.