If your chasing kahawai its great (if you can) to have two rods on the go. Bait one up as suggested above and then throw hex lures around with the other one and retrieve fast! Kahawai love fast lures and while they will hit anything in the right mood a fast retrieve gets the picky ones a bit more fired up. Thing is they are usually surface to midwater fish so bait fishing on the bottom can miss them entirely. If you fish two rods not only is it covering both bases it’s also more fun!