Photos and Story: Wild Trout in Hawaii’s Grand Canyon

Written by: Derek Draplin

Trout in the Aloha State? Sure, but you have to work for them.
Photos by Derek Draplin

Last year, hundreds of thousands of tourists filed through the scenic lookouts over Kauai’s Waimea Canyon, also called the “Grand Canyon of the Pacific.” Few of those tourists likely realized that non-native rainbow trout call the canyon’s small streams and . . .

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Video: How to Tie Koga’s Hula Charlie

California fly tier Peter Koga spends a lot of time chasing the big bonefish of Hawaii’s tricky flats fishery, and he has developed patterns for use when these trophy fish get finicky. His Hula . . .

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Photos: Chasing Bonefish in Hawaiian Paradise

Gordon’s first bonefish is proudly displayed by Capt. Jesse Cheape.
Photos courtesy Gordon Churchill

Pronounce it oh-ee-oh when you’re there, but at some point in your life you should try bonefishing in Hawaii. I never thought I’d go, but when the chance arrived, I immediately knew I’d spend. . .

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Photo of the Day: Monster Hawaiian Bonefish

Written by: Michael Divita, Deep Canyon Outfitters

You’d think two decades as a guide would make you immune to this kind of excitement,
but a big bonefish will do this to even a hardened veteran.
Photo courtesy Michael Divita

People pray for a number of different reasons: for sick people to get better, for safe travels to far away places, for a lottery ticket to be the Big Winner. Before our boat left the Kaunakakai Harbor on. . .

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