Hanapepe, Kauai, April 15-18, 2009

A report from Eric
My family and I went to Kauai during Spring Break (April 15-18). and during that time I did some light action shoreline spin fishing.

On the first day the wind was blowing around 10 to 20mph and I fished at my secret spot in the afternoon around 3:00pm. The first location produced a one pound moi (Pacific Threadfin, Polydactylus sexfilis).

The wave were big so I moved to the next spot. This is where the real fishing started. I caught two more fish--one around one and three-quarter pounds and the third weighed about two pounds. Each day I fished produced a couple more decent sized fish.

But on the day before leaving Kauai I got up at sunrise and drove to the secret spot. The wind had died down and so were the waves, but there was just enough white water for the moi to feed. It was also ten days after the full moon, a good time to fish. As soon as the bait hit the water the first fish hit. It weighed about one and a half pounds. Then another one hit that was the same size as the first. After that the fish starting getting bigger. A two pounder then a three and another two pounder for a total of five good size moi. So for four days of fishing I caught 13 good sized moi. All the fish were given to family and friends to eat and enjoy. It doest get good that often and I was lucky to be there at the right time. I also tried a little bit of slide baiting for ulua (Thick-lipped Trevally, Caranx cheilio) but the water was too calm.