13 Dec 2004 - Hawaii Freshwater Report
 Category:  Hawaii
 Author Name:  Stan Wright
 Author E-mail:  stanwright@hawaii.rr.com
Click here to enlarge Report Description: The water temperature dropped to 71 degrees and the peacock bass fishing has really slowed down .
We've only been catching 2 to 5 peacocks a day, but they were all in the 4 pound bracket.

Congratulations to Scott Wood on catching his first peacock bass. A nice 4 1/4 pounder . He did a great job using an ultra-light spinning rig and 6 pound test. The fly fishing just wasn't what the fish were looking for that day. Well, except for that 10 pounder that got in the trees and broke his 6 pound test tippet. (any fish that gets away always weighs at least 10 pounds)

The largemouth bass have been active with the cooler water. Mostly 2 to 3 pound fish. Almost all the action has been on white Senkos and spinner baits. Some times live bait will get them to hit when the fish just follow but not take the fly.

As soon as the sun heats the water backup, and the lake level drops 3 or 4 feet so the baitfish can't hid in the grass, the peacock bass action should really improve.

Aloha,
Stan