Pearl Harbor Bonefish

January 22, 2007 By: Marshall Cutchin

With most secret fishing spots, the only time you’ll ever hear about them is in groans of anglers who are suddenly precluded from fishing there. Such is the case with the flats at the mouth of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, where fly fishers have enjoyed years of access to large bonefish in an unlikely setting. Now the U.S. government is pulling the plug. “A bonefish weighing 10 pounds is a ‘trophy fish’ anywhere in the world, but anglers at Hickam Flats regularly hook bonefish that weigh at least that much, DeNolfo said. Hooking one is like catching a torpedo.” Mike Gordon in the Honolulu Advertiser.