Hawaiian Trout

March 29, 2005 By: Marshall Cutchin

Kauai, Hawaii is not the first place folks think of when they imagine great rainbow trout fishing, but in fact rainbows were introduced there in 1920. Deane Gonzalez gives the lowdown on a hike-in fishery on the Koaie on FlyFishingConnection.com. “One of the many things you will notice about Koaie stream is the color, it looks like tea. Yea, dark tea. The water that forms the stream starts as rain fall on mount Waialeale, it’s 5080 feet high and is known as the wettest spot on earth. The rain filters through the Alaiaki swamp and takes on the ‘tea’ color.”