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Old 06-02-2019, 04:14 PM   #1
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Monterey, Maui and Kona

I'm looking to expand my fishing horizons. Does anyone know of a kayak fishing guide in Monterey Bay? Is there a web site comparable to BWE for that area?

Also thinking about fishing in Hawaii. Has anyone fished with Jon Jon on Maui? What about Kona on the Big Island? Is there a kayak fishing guide there?

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Old 06-02-2019, 08:49 PM   #2
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I tried to connect with Rob on the big island but the website wasn't working and I reached out on facebook too late. Check out https://kayakfishinghawaii.net/


Let me know what you find!
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Old 06-03-2019, 08:05 AM   #3
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The two i'm aware of for Northern California. Not sure how active they are but see below.


https://centralcoastkayakfishing.com/


http://www.norcalkayakanglers.com/in...p?action=forum




P.S As far as Kona goes, I spent a lot of time looking for a kayak guide out there but didn't find much. The guys I found were not very responsive. Ended up renting a boat and doing some trolling for nada. Also keep in mind that most of the reef species are not edible in Hawaii.
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Old 06-03-2019, 09:15 AM   #4
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Kona

I can give you a little info on Kona, have family there so I've been able to get out on the water a few times.


Plenty of Charters around, do a little research, some are very overpriced.....I can give you a couple captain recommendations if you'd like. I had no luck getting ahold of the kayak fishing group that is supposed to be there.


Had great fishing around the buoys for tuna and wahoo, didn't really care for marlin trolling so i skipped that.


If you have a fly rod or light spinning gear there are tons of great spots to hit. My favorite was just inside of the Kona harbor along the rocks, had a blast throwing clousers at small Bluefin Trevally, Trumpet fish, and assorted other reef critters. Saw a couple of huge bone fish cruising but couldn't get them to commit. You can also research and hit up the legendary "fish ponds" in Kona, they are essentially historic sites that the locals built to hold fish for aquaculture, but they are open to the public now with some restrictions and some beasts get trapped in them what I've heard.....


Tight lines and good luck!!!
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Old 06-03-2019, 11:00 AM   #5
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I tried to connect with Rob on the big island but the website wasn't working and I reached out on facebook too late. Check out https://kayakfishinghawaii.net/


Let me know what you find!
Thanks but that link isn't working for me.
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Old 06-03-2019, 11:07 AM   #6
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The two i'm aware of for Northern California. Not sure how active they are but see below.

https://centralcoastkayakfishing.com/

http://www.norcalkayakanglers.com/in...p?action=forum

P.S As far as Kona goes, I spent a lot of time looking for a kayak guide out there but didn't find much. The guys I found were not very responsive. Ended up renting a boat and doing some trolling for nada. Also keep in mind that most of the reef species are not edible in Hawaii.
I think Central Coast is too far south. Nor Cal seems to be the one for Carmel / Monterey. Thanks!

As for Kona, I definitely get the impression locals there don't want to encourage outsiders. I'm hoping to find a guide to show me the ropes if there is one.
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Old 06-03-2019, 11:10 AM   #7
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I can give you a little info on Kona, have family there so I've been able to get out on the water a few times.

Had great fishing around the buoys for tuna and wahoo, didn't really care for marlin trolling so i skipped that.

If you have a fly rod or light spinning gear there are tons of great spots to hit. My favorite was just inside of the Kona harbor along the rocks, had a blast throwing clousers at small Bluefin Trevally, Trumpet fish, and assorted other reef critters. Saw a couple of huge bone fish cruising but couldn't get them to commit. You can also research and hit up the legendary "fish ponds" in Kona, they are essentially historic sites that the locals built to hold fish for aquaculture, but they are open to the public now with some restrictions and some beasts get trapped in them what I've heard.....


Tight lines and good luck!!!
Good info, Thanks!
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