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Guide to fishing for peacock, smallmouth and largemouth bass in Hawaii lakes.

By AA-Fishing Staff Writers

The islands of Hawaii are dotted with small lakes, ponds and reservoirs which hold bass, peacock bass and sunfish. See the Hawaii fishing home page for a list of some of these impoundments. The purpose of this page is to share basic information about bass fishing and bass lakes in the state. Visit the Bass Knowledge Center for additional, valuable information about bass and bass fishing.

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Hawaii may not be as well-known for bass fishing as some other regions, but it offers exciting opportunities for anglers seeking peacock bass, largemouth bass, and smallmouth bass. One of the best places for bass fishing in Hawaii is Lake Wilson, also known as the Wahiawa Reservoir, located in central Oahu. This reservoir has become a popular destination for bass fishing enthusiasts, with its warm climate and abundant aquatic vegetation providing an ideal habitat for bass species.

The highlight of bass fishing in Hawaii is undoubtedly the peacock bass, known for its vibrant colors and aggressive nature. These exotic species were introduced to the islands and have thrived in the warm waters. Anglers can enjoy the challenge of catching these powerful and colorful fish, which can grow to impressive sizes in the Hawaiian waters.

Largemouth bass and smallmouth bass are also present in Lake Wilson, providing additional opportunities for anglers seeking a variety of bass species. Largemouth bass, known for their size and strength, are particularly sought after by experienced anglers. On the other hand, smallmouth bass, though less common in Hawaii, still offer a thrilling fishing experience for those who can locate them.

While bass fishing may not be as prominent as some other fishing activities in Hawaii, it offers a unique and exciting experience for both locals and visitors. The combination of beautiful scenery, warm weather, and the chance to catch these exotic bass species makes bass fishing in Hawaii a memorable and enjoyable adventure for any angler.

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Big Peacock Bass

Perhaps the best of them is Wilson Lake, aka Wahiawa Reservoir which holds some very nice peacock bass. You can fish for peacock bass much the same as largemouths, however a little extra patience may be required.

Peacock bass presentations require working the baits a little slower. Use more finesse in presentation and cast to the same spot again and again if you think it holds a peacock.

Bass fishing in Hawaii

Bass are one of the most sought after of all the game fish. Its appeal spans cultures, age groups and genders to tap on the heart strings of anglers everywhere. Join us in our endeavor to offer information about bass fishing on your favorite bass lake in Hawaii.

Understanding the primary seasonal movements of smallmouth bass and largemouth bass is key to locating them on local lakes in the Aloha State.

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Largemouth Bass

Largemouth bass

World record: 22 lbs 4 oz

State Record: 8 lbs 0 oz

Smallmouth Bass

Smallmouth bass

World record: 11 lbs 15 oz

State Record: 5 lbs 11 oz

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