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PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2015 12:27 am Reply with quote
John Ducksbury
Joined: 02 Jan 2014
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Location: Sydney, Australia
Hey guys
My girlfriend has booked us a short trip to Hawaii in August to have some "couple time" before I disappear to the jungle again. (To stop me using all my holidays allocation on myself...)
So... I know they have a reasonable population of butterfly in the lake there. And a bunch of other species I haven't caught that might be fun.
I see there is one guide operating there but not at present.
I was actually thinking I might forgo the guide and try my own luck, if I can get some info.
ie. What is the area like?
Is there boat/canoe/kayak rental or something there on the lake?
Land based access?
I can carry in my own gear - no problems.
And then, any recommendations on the non-peacock options would be appreciated too. Feel free to suggest anything we could find ourselves anywhere in the islands at this stage only the international flights are booked.

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Kauai & Oahu 
PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2015 10:13 am Reply with quote
Larry Larsen
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Location: Lakeland, FL
John,

I've fished Lake "Wilson" on Oahu and several private ponds on Kauai a couple of times, both years ago and they had peacocks & largemouth. My first peacock book, "Peacock Bass Explosions" has a full chapter on Hawaii peacock fishing and my third book, "Peacock Bass Addiction" has part of a chapter on Hawaii (along with full contact info on John Jardin of JJ's Big Bass Tours on Kalaheo, Kauai (808)332-9219). I don't know if the phone # is still valid but you might check him out on the internet if he is listed there. He was a great guide and had keys to some excellent peacock plantation lakes. The fishing on Kauai was much better than that on Oahu's Wilson (Waheawa) which has some public areas I think (but not sure). I believe most of the fishing is by boat and the better waters are private, so a guide is valuable.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2015 11:14 pm Reply with quote
John Ducksbury
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Location: Sydney, Australia
Cheers Larry. Should have thought to check the books.
Looks like JJ's is still going and Kauai is the island the boss wants to spend most time on!
Could be fate.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2015 9:36 am Reply with quote
Larry Larsen
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Kauai is our favorite island in Hawaii also by far. Suggestion: Do a helicopter ride around/over Waimea Canyon and along the Na Pali Coast. You and your wife will love it! Tell John hi from Larry and Lilliam if you see him.

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