Honolulu, Hawaii, June 29, 2014
A report from Eric for mikescatchreport.com


I went out to fly fish on the flats this morning to catch the falling tide.

It was overcast and some light rain was falling as I made my way out to my spot. I started fishing and on the first cast I hooked up to a 3 1/2 pound bonefish. I took some pictures, let it go, then continued to walk down the coast, stopping at another favorite spot.

I made two casts then hooked into a screamer that took me way deep into my backing. This fish was pretty smart and knew where to go--out towards the breakers. It wrapped my leader around the coral, zig-zagging the line and eventually breaking the 25 pound tippet.

I retied and waded down to
The Rock. I switched to my go-to fly as the sun came out. As I made my cast towards the middle of the pocket I saw a silver flash that zoomed to the spot where the fly had landed. I made one small strip and, "Bam!"

A hook up. A rock-solid hit. This fish headed straight out towards the surf and I could not stop it. That was another cut-off so i was one-for-two so far.

As the tide was dropping the rain came again. I made my way down to the spot I caught the first bonefish and made a cast. As I reached to grab the line to make my first strip, the fish grabbed the fly and ran. This was a good sized bone and it took me into my backing. When I finally landed it it weighed 7 pounds.

I continued to fish along the coast and hooked and landed a 5 pounder. After that I called it a day and went home.

EQUIPMENT: Eric uses an 8 or9 weight rod, floating lines, heavy leaders and tippet and an assortment of custom flies from 1/0 to size 10 tied for use in this area.