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"Fly Fishing The World" - Hawaii Bonefish and Peacock Bass

Tue Jul 10 at 04:09 AM

Grand Slam Fly Fishing Destination owner, Rob Provost hosted the cast and crew of Fly Fishing The World on the islands of Oahu and Molokai for eight days last fall as they filmed the premier episode of the 2012 season, entitled: "Hawaii Bonefish and Peacock Bass." Fly Fishing The World's new host, Conway Bowman joined Rob on the saltwater flats of Oahu where they caught, tagged and released Pacific Bonefish (or O'io in Hawaiian), and spent a full day on the freshwater reservoir known as Lake Wilson in central Oahu where they caught, tagged and released Peacock Bass and Smallmouth Bass. Learn about the O'io Tagging Project as Conway interviews Kim Harding, and experience the vast saltwater flats of Molokai's south shore as Conway sets out in search of world-record class Bonefish and is challenged by some of the most technical saltwater fly fishing on the planet.

Bonefishing on the Hawaiian islands is most prevalent on the islands of Oahu, Kauai and Molokai (in that order), and consists primarily of wade fishing.  Fishing is excellent year round, and bonefish in the 4- to 8-pound class are average, with numerous opportunities at double-digit and even world-record class fish.  Three species of Trevally have also been caught on the fly on the same saltwater flats that hold two species of Pacific Bonefish.

Freshwater fly fishing options include Rainbow Trout in the high-mountain streams of Kauai, Peacock Bass in reservoirs on both Oahu and Kauai, and Largemouth & Smallmouth Bass on the same two islands.  Hawaii is one of only two states in the US (along with Florida) where Peacock Bass have been successfully introduced.

Fly Fishing The World with Conway Bowman is airing on The Sportsman Channel.  Episodes air weekly on Monday (9:00 am), Tuesday (6:00 pm), and Saturday (6:30 pm) - all times Eastern Standard Time.

Contact Grand Slam Fly Fishing Destinations via email at or (808) 224-2035 to book your fly fishing adventure on the islands of Oahu, Kauai or Molokai.  Our guides are the most knowledgable and most experienced on all of the Hawaiian islands, and specialize in bringing the Spirit of ALOHA to each and every guided fishing trip.