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Rainbow Trout Fishing Season Starts June 20

Posted June 9, 2020, 5:01 PM HST


The fishing season for rainbow trout at Pu‘u Lua Reservoir will begin June 20, amid the coronavirus crisis.

To address COVID-19 concerns and accommodate social distancing, a lottery system will be used to control entry. Anglers will be able to access the reservoir for four-hour sessions scheduled between June 20 and July 11, on Saturdays and Sundays.

Application for the lottery will be online only through the DLNR Division of Aquatic Resources (DAR) website. Applicants must fill out an online form and provide an email address for the session assignment. Notification of fishing session assignments will be via email only. Entrance to Pu‘u Lua Reservoir will require a lottery confirmation email, fishing license, and photo identification.

The deadline for application is June 12. Confirmation emails with fishing session assignments will be sent out on or before June 17.