Hau’oli Makahiki Hou!

Moloka’i Flats Fishing

Hau’oli Makahiki Hou! (Happy New Year!). It’s been awhile and I was hoping that I could get started on my blog and get back into the swing of things. Yet, life held a bunch of surprises that I hadn’t planned on and hence the delay in posting on my favorite blog.

Well, a lot has changed in one year and I am now working at the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands. I won’t go into detail but I love what I’m doing under the leadership of current DHHL Chairman/Director ‘Alapaki Nahale-a. A heavy load of kuleana for sure at this juncture in my life!

Anyway, I was going over a few notes from my previous attempt at posting and I came across these links that might help my fellow fly fishermen who try to even the odds at every chance out in the water:

Stream Time Blog (Flyfishing in the Reel World) – A couple of posts with a few tips on flyfishing the Kona Coast of the Big Island. A nice read, as there is not much out there about fly fishing on the Big Island.

Mike’s Catch Report Blog – Nice blog with great pictures of flyfishing on O’ahu. Lots of slideshows! Mike travels to places that I hold dear to my heart. Including the Salmon River in Pulaski, New York and many of the noted historical streams in Pennsylvania and the Mid-Atlantic states. Man! Do I miss the action out there but I don’t miss the cold this time of the year.

DIY Flatsfishing Blog – Getting a guide at a pristine destination will cost you big bucks! I’ll be the first to admit that local knowledge will definitely get you in the better part of the “catch” factor but especially in these hard times, every buck counts. So this site is a refreshing look at how you can start on doing-it-yourself and stretching your dollars a bit. The link is to the Hawai’i post and you get just enough information in finding a spot to fish on your own.

Fly Fusion Magazine (North America’s Fly Fishing Authority) – I’m a sucker for flashy, catchy fishing photography. This site’s not Hawai’i-related but has I couldn’t pass it up during my search for Hawai’i flyfishing sites.

Bonefish Kaua’i – Okay, so this is like, the only island that you can catch trout in a stream, catch bass/peacock bass in the river/dams and go down to the flats to fish for ‘o’io (bonefish)!  Kind of like the Hawaiian Grand Slam with a Twist! There aren’t a lot of guides on Kaua’i and this is one of the rare ones on the internet.

Hope you folks like my first post for 2012 and I’ll continue to write when I have time. Got my writing slippahs back on, so I’m ready!

Hanapa’a! (Fish On!)

$1 Million Up For Grabs: Last Day to Pick Your FantasyFishing.com FLW Walmart Team

Just a reminder to everyone who has been following my blog. It’s your last day to make your picks for your Walmart FLW Tour fantasy fishing team. However, get them in by 11:59 pm ET. If you haven’t signed up, you have until the deadline to sign up and pick your anglers. Just click the Fantasy Fishing banner on my blog. If you have time, sign up for the Player’s Advantage option. It’ll give you a better idea who might win the event. As a heads up, these anglers are my picks for my team, Hui ‘O’opu (Team Bass), at the Lake Champlain, NY final tour event. You can choose whomever you want and if you like my picks for Hui ‘O’opu, pick them, but make sure you share the wealth. Less you get “bachi”:)

Hui ‘O’opu

1 SHINICHI FUKAE
2 RANDALL THARP
3 DAVE LEFEBRE
4 DAVID WALKER
5 PETE GLUSZEK
6 MICHAEL BENNETT
7 DAVID DUDLEY
8 BRENT EHRLER
9 LARRY NIXON
10 DAVID FRITTS

There is also a blog and a Facebook page for the Fantasy Fishing Tour.