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Post by stealth » Sat May 18, 2013 7:13 pm

camping oahu? ive only been real deal camping with a permit at 2 spots.... bellows and waimanalo bay.... anyways me and my ohana and friends are planning a camping trip on the 7th of june... where are some spots that you've been to that are good for camping... mainly camping with ohana but i would have a few hours after midnight each night to soak some bait... i was thinking kalaeloa.... any suggestions.. thanks in advance.

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Post by urusaibob » Sat May 18, 2013 7:50 pm

kalaeloa aka barbers point is a great family camp grounds which is close to the beach but also just minutes away from market (tamuras). you can actually soak bait or fish all day long if you get a campsite next to the sand also just keep an eye on your poles as ive heard stories about peoples poles getting stolen at night as well

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Post by stealth » Sat May 18, 2013 8:16 pm

thanks for the reply. so far its barbers.

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Post by f8ldzz » Sun May 19, 2013 12:49 am

I went there last year, and I'll give you the negatives...

Kalaeloa is a City & County of Honolulu permit camping area, so you need to sign up through their website.
Currently, there is a cost involved with the permits.
I haven't signed up since, so I dunno how the availability is - it used to be free and snapped up pretty quick.
Not as quick as Bellows, but sites usually all gone within 24 hours - 3 days weekends probably gone by noon.
Dates open up 2 weeks on Friday @ 5pm, last time I checked.

All C&C Honolulu parks have the same rules:
1) No alcohol
2) No generators
etc.

When we went, both rules broken especially Friday / Saturday night.
I dunno if this is the norm, but no respect for rules.
In fact, we had to call the cops cause a bunch of "kids" were drinking and started a fight.

Only permit holders are supposed to be allowed after 7pm.
This is another rule that doesn't get followed.
DoD security will come around every few hours, but they do not enforce.
They look too lazy to get out of their trucks, so as long as you're not doing anything obvious, they don't bother.
Got lots of shady peoples hanging around - in fact, I'm sure majority of people at the campsite don't have permits.
We had one group of guys set up their poles right next to ours - not even 10 feet.
I was pissed off but figured if they got questioned, they would say they was with us - sneaky buggahs.

The area has no paved roads.
Some of it is soft sand, and this can get ANY 2WD vehicle stuck.
I got my car stuck, and a friend's Prerunner (2WD) got stuck also.
4x4 should not be a problem with the soft sand.

As for the fishing info...
Most of the area is isolated from the shoreline with a pretty tall sand dune.
This is the case for the eastern sites like #9 - 11.
Site #2 is under trees and closest to the water - this seems to be site that gets taken the fastest.
The only thing about #2 is that there's an exposed black rock reef that runs to the west for 100 feet+.
This is something you might or might not like.
The rest of the beach is all sand.
We was in site #11, and we set our poles on the top of the sand dune.
We could see our poles from the campsite, but it was still a good almost 100 feet dash to the poles.
From the top of the sand dune, it was another maybe 30 feet - 40 feet to the water.
Forget about trying to dunk during the day...
Lots of people go swimming there, and typical they don't care that you are fishing.
On top of that, the Hawaiian Fire guys run a surf school right in the middle of the beach (around in front #6) from early morning till at least early afternoon.
They get kinda pissy if you get in their way.
So you really only can dunk once the sun goes down.
As for fish...over a couple days, didn't catch anything significant.
Friend caught a baby papio (released) whipping ultralight.
I tried whipping down west past the exposed reef - no luck, even though water does look fishy.
I got one big strike around 9pm right before we were leaving, but the bite mark on the tako head looked like a honu.
Had one good sized ulua come up recently - check the Post Your Catch section - about 30#?

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Post by f8ldzz » Sun May 19, 2013 12:53 am

If you want suggestioned, I'd look east, especially if fishing is a priority...

Check out Swanzy, cause get 7-11 right across the street. :)
Park looks well maintained, and not too crowded...
Set up right by the short rock wall, and the water is right there.

Also check out Hauula...
Get the shopping center close by, and get McD's up the street Laie by PCC.

If you don't mind the drive, those locations look more chill with less trouble, cause gotta drive more far?
I think get better action for fishing out there.
Both sites under C&C Honolulu.
No gates, so no need worry about getting locked in.
Unlike Malaekahama futher up the road, and this is a State of Hawaii campsite.

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Post by stealth » Sun May 19, 2013 7:19 pm

thanks for the info... hows malaekahana?

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Post by stealth » Sun May 19, 2013 7:28 pm

f8ldzz wrote:If you want suggestioned, I'd look east, especially if fishing is a priority...

Check out Swanzy, cause get 7-11 right across the street. :)
Park looks well maintained, and not too crowded...
Set up right by the short rock wall, and the water is right there.

Also check out Hauula...
Get the shopping center close by, and get McD's up the street Laie by PCC.

If you don't mind the drive, those locations look more chill with less trouble, cause gotta drive more far?
I think get better action for fishing out there.
Both sites under C&C Honolulu.
No gates, so no need worry about getting locked in.
Unlike Malaekahama futher up the road, and this is a State of Hawaii campsite.
only thing is that we wanna swim and stuff...

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Post by LightTackle » Sun May 19, 2013 8:51 pm

Malaekahana is great. Camped and fished there many times. Mainly oio action.
Tackle light, better fight.

By releasing a fish today, you increase your odds of catching a fish tomorrow.

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Post by stealth » Sun May 19, 2013 9:14 pm

fishy. theres no openings

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Post by f8ldzz » Sun May 19, 2013 9:28 pm

Malaekahana need luck...
Get "regulars" that run illegal lay nets up there - that's why not too much fish.
I've never had good luck over there.
Popular place, especially on the weekends - plenny people swimming during the day.
Since it's a state park, they lock gates at 7pm.
Do all your shopping before then and no get stuck.

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Re: since we are on the subject...

Post by RHPB » Tue May 21, 2013 1:13 am

Kualoa is nice. they do close the gates at night though. plenty oio and even uluas come up in the back side.
hauula is a little iffy for me. chronics hang out all around there. from my experiences at least.

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