Honolulu, Hawaii, May 31, 2014
A report from Eric for mikescatchreport.com
It was a nice day so I went out in the morning to fly fish for some bonefish.

I got down to the park at 5:30am and started to make my way out to my spot but when I got down to the water I saw some other fisher people dunking bait there so I had to make other plans. I walked further out on the reef as the sun started to rise and began to cast. The wind was blowing gently at 10 to 15 mph.

After around my eighth cast I hooked up with a nice size bone. It made three good runs and when I brought it in it measured at 22 1/2 inches and weighed five pounds. I stayed in this area and caught another bonefish but this one was not as big as the other one.

SteveL came out and we fished together. He hooked up with a four pounder as we we made our way down towards the parking lot. I stopped at
The Rock to see if any one was passing through. I made five casts then, "BAM!" A big hook up. But this one screamed straight out towards the breakers and cut me off. I tied on another fly and made a couple of cast but had no further strikes so I got off the rock and made my way towards SteveL.

As I was talking to Steve, and as he stripped in his line, he noticed that his knot on the leader loop was undone. Lucky for him that he didn't hook anything. He was going to call it quits but I told him to retie the knot and keep fishing. He did and we made our way down toward the parking lot.

He told me to continue walking down and to fish a certain area as he prepped his line. I changed my fly as I walked and made one cast when I arrived at Steve's spot. As soon as the fly hit the water, "BAM!" Another reel-screamer. This bonefish ran parallel to the reef, making two long runs. When I finally got it in it weighed in at 6 1/2 pounds. SteveL joined me and he caught two more bonefish and lost a couple more.

After all that action was over we called it a day. Not bad. I think we caught more fish than the bait dunkers.

EQUIPMENT: Eric and Steve used 8 and 9 weight rods, floating lines, leaders, heavy tippet and an assortment of custom flies from 1/0 to size 10 that they tied for use in this area.