North Swells Mean Lighter Winds
The arrival of North swells signifies the arrival of winter to the Hawaiian Islands. Winter generally means more days of lighter or variable winds, making the conditions for targeting bonefish optimal.
The predominate trade winds come out of the East. Maui and Lanai face Molokai's south shore creating a funnel like effect for the wind. This wind can be limiting at times making angling tough. It can create wind shop making seeing the fish more difficult, casting more difficult and poling the boat more difficult.
Winter weather brings variable winds aka lighter winds. Most fly anglers will trade a bit of heat for better casting and sighting conditions. Heres to winter!