Hawaii Division Aquatic Resources

Regulated Fishing Areas on Kaua`i

Kauai

Hanamaulu Bay and Ahukini Recreational Pier
HAR 13-49
Hanamaulu Bay and Ahukini Recreational Pier

Location: The regulated region of the Hanamaulu Bay Fisheries Management Area is that portion of the bay, from the highwater mark seaward, bounded by a straight line from the tip of the breakwater westward to point "A" as shown. The Ahukini recreational pier is a public fishing pier, and a facility of the Division of State Parks. Rules of the State Park system also apply to use of the facility.

Prohibited
To swim.
To use any draw, drag, seine, or other type of net except thrownet and crab net.
To use any thrownet or spear within 50 yards of the Ahukini recreational pier, or from the adjoining pier frame.
To snag any fish or possess any thrownet while on the Ahukini recreational pier.
To take or possess more than 75 akule per person per day.
To take or possess more than 5 mullet per person per day.

Nawiliwili Harbor
HAR 13-49
Nawiliwili Harbor

Location: The regulated region of the Nawiliwili Harbor Fisheries Management Area is that portion of the harbor, from the highwater mark seaward, bounded by a straight line from the southernmost tip of the western pier northeast to the corner formed where pier 1 meets the eastern pier, as shown.

Prohibited
To use any net, except a landing net not more than 3 feet in any dimension, excluding handle.
To snag any fish.
To take or possess more than 75 akule per person per day.

Port Allen
HAR 13-49
Port Allen

Location: The regulated region of the Port Allen Fisheries Management Area is that portion of the Port Allen waters, from the highwater mark seaward, bounded by a straight line from the tip of the main breakwater northward to the bend in the breakwater of the small boat harbor, as shown.

Prohibited
To use any net, except a landing net not more than 3 feet in any dimension, excluding handle.
To snag any fish.
To take or possess more than 75 akule per person per day.

Kapaa and Waikaea Canals
HRS 188-35
Kapaa and Waikaea Canals

Location: Kapaa and Waikaea Canals are located in the city of Kapaa on the east coast of Kauai.

Permitted
To take any legal size fish in season with one line, or one rod and line, with no more than two hooks.
To take crabs with not more than 10 nets, provided the nets are not more than two feet in diameter.
To take shrimp for bait with a hand net, provided that the net is not more than three feet in any dimension.
Commercial Marine licensees with a Bait License may take nehu, iao, and other authorized baitfish for bait purposes.
Licensed pond owners or operators may take young mullet (pua) or other small fish for stocking their fishpond.

Prohibited
To fish for or take aquatic life, except as indicated in permitted activities above.

Waimea Bay and Waimea Recreational Pier
HAR 13-50
Waimea Bay and Waimea Recreational Pier

Location: Waimea Recreational Pier is a public fishing pier located in Waimea Bay on the southern coast of Kauai. The Waimea Recreational Pier is a facility of the Division of State Parks. Rules of the State Park System also apply to the use of the facility.

Prohibited
Within 50 yards of the Waimea Recreational Pier, to use any spear, trap or any type of net except crab net.
While on Waimea Recreational Pier, to
- possess more than two fishing poles with one line each, or fish with more than two fishing lines, or leave any unattended fishing line in the water;
- possess any thrownet;
- reserve or occupy any space between the marks other than the one space personally occupied for fishing; or
- fish from any space between the marks already occupied by a fisherman.

Kokee Public Fishing Area
HRS 13-64
Kokee Public Fishing Area

Location: The Kokee Public Fishing Area includes certain streams, reservoirs and ditches in the Kokee State Park on Kauai.

Permitted
With a valid Freshwater Game Fishing License, to fish with one pole and line or one line using one baited hook attached to the single line, or possess any rainbow trout during the open season, as announced by the Department on or about January 1 every year, provided that all fishermen report before and after fishing activities to designated checking stations.
Anglers may fish daily during the daylight hours between sunrise and sunset from June 14 to September 28, 2014.
To use a dip net up to two feet in longest axis, excluding the handle, to land hooked trout.
To take up to twelve trout per licensee per day during the open season, provided that additional legally taken trout may be possessed under refrigeration.

Prohibited
To fish for, take or possess any rainbow trout except as described in permitted activities above.
To use any form of corn for bait.
To possess spears, chemicals, trotlines, nets (except as indicated in permitted activities above) or other illegal fishing gear.
To enter into or fish in the prohibited fishing zone along a portion of Kokee Stream and its tributaries above Camp Sloggett, or any other area which may be posted as a prohibited fishing zone.
To damage or mutilate any private or public property, or contaminate or pollute any stream, ditch, spring, water hole or reservoir.
To operate any vehicle in any fishing area except on roads for vehicular use, or use any aircraft to gain access for fishing purposes.

Wailua Reservoir Public Fishing Area
HRS 13-65
Wailua Reservoir Fishing Area

Note: Wailua Reservoir is undergoing maintenance and currently unavailable for fishing.

Location: The Wailua Reservoir Public Fishing Area is located off Kuamo`o Road approximately five miles mauka of Kuhio Hwy, above the city of Wailua on Kaua`i.

Permitted
With a valid Freshwater Game Fishing License, to fish using one pole and line, or one line with one lure or baited hook attached to the single line.
To use a dip net up to two feet in longest axis, excluding the handle, to land hooked fish.
To take up to an aggregate total of three fish per licensee per day, provided that fishers must allow inspection of any bag or container, or any vehicle or other conveyance used to carry or transport aquatic life.
To fish only during the day (no night fishing).

Prohibited
To fish for, take or possess any fish except as described in permitted activities above.
To possess spears, chemicals, trotlines, or nets, except as indicated in permitted activities above.
To snag any fish.
To possess or use any live animal or plant as bait.
To enter into or fish from any irrigation infrastructure, including catwalks, valve towers, or ditches.
To launch or use any vessel or floatable object, motorized, non-motorized, or wind-powered, in the reservoir.
To swim, bathe, or conduct any activity in the reservoir other than fishing.
To enter into or fish for any aquatic life at any portion of the reservoir designated as a wildlife or waterbird sanctuary.
To contaminate or pollute the reservoir, ditch, or stream.

Bag and size limits.
Bluegill: Bag limit 2, minimum size 7 inches total length (TL).
Smallmouth bass: Bag limit 2, min. size 9 inches TL.
Largemouth bass: Bag limit 2, min. size 9 inches TL, max. size 14 inches TL.
Tucunare: Bag limit 2, min. size 12 inches TL, max. size 15 inches TL.
Note: bag limits are listed for individual species. The aggregate total bag limit of three fish applies.