For so many people around the world, fishing is a means of livelihood, whether for survival or for commercial purposes. For some others, it is a hobby. There are those who live by the Lake and simply go flyfishing every other day, while there are some who go on a fishing adventure at least once every week on their small fishing boats or even large vessels. Whatever the case, fishing is a truly refreshing activity. It is not only relaxing, but also rewarding.
Ever gone sportfishing? In Hawaii, sportfishing is becoming an extremely popular sport among residents and visitors. Hawaii sportfishing is mostly deep-sea fishing. Whether it is a game for you, or you just want a relaxing moment out in the open waters, this is something you must try out. Think about the feeling of accomplishment you get, the adrenaline rush, the oxytocin trigger of making a big catch and how you earn some reputation. It is even more pronounced when it is sportfishing.
Hawaii is not just known for it is amazing natural scenery, landscape and beautiful beaches and tropical climate, its deep blue majestic waters are also home to the world’s biggest blue Marlin and Yellowfin Tuna. The Black Marlin, Striped Matlin and the Spearfish are some other species you are likely to find all-year round. So, if you want to indulge your cravings in some big game fishing, the Hawaiian waters seem like the place to drop your lines. You never know what is waiting to bite it.
Here are a few tips to consider if you want to go sportfishing in Hawaii.
Fishing Charters and Boats
Hawaii is home to some of the biggest fishing charters and boats in the world. These are companies that organize fishing adventures and games for visitors to make their time truly memorable. The Pacific Sportfishing LCC is one of them. The 41-foot Hateras nicknamed Play and Hooky is powered by a dual 220 Horsepower Detroit engines. The boat is captained by Joe O’Neill with almost 50 years’ experience exploring the Hawaiian waters. He is sure to give you a rewarding adventure.
A top-rated Kauai fishing charter Ohana Fishing Charter comes highly reviewed with over 56 Google reviews rated at 4.6 stars. They are a family owned charter led by Captain Lance lead the way with his over 25 years. The vessel is a 30 x 10-foot Wilson, custom built and wider than the majority of deep sea fishing boats on Kauai, and is equipped with modern, top notch equipment.
Another option is the C Lure Charters. A certain Captain Harry Rivera who has been fishing the coastal crystal-clear waters of Hawaii is there to make your fishing adventure truly memorable. The 41’ Noosa Cat Catamaran makes these trips great for up to six anglers. You are sure to enjoy deep sea fishing within and around the waters of Kauai. There are several other options like the To the Max Charters, Silky Sportfishing and Hooked Up Sportfishing that you can choose from.
There are fishes that you will find all year round in the waters of Hawaii. This is because there is plenty of water for the fish to remain all year round. But let us not push it, we all know sportfishing is great during summer. However, the species you are targeting will also determine when you should go fishing.
- Freshwater Fish: You’d normally find Largemouth Bass in the spring. And when the shallows can no longer hold the bigger fish, the Peacock Bass come around and stay until the Fall. For Rainbow Trout, you will pretty much find them all year round.
- Reef Fish: While you will find the Reef Fish in Hawaii all year round, you are not allowed to harvest them in the summer. But there is always the Billfish to worry about currently as well.
- Offshore Fish: If you are looking to hook the Black, Blue and Striped Marlin altogether on the same day, you should consider heading out around May or June. This is the period when they mostly have a much higher chance overlapping. For the Spearfish, Mahi Mahi and Wahoo, spring and early summer are your best bet.
- Notable Fishing Spots
Ever heard of the Kailua-Kona? It is regarded as one of the best fishing spots in the world. It is just one of the fishing spots in the whole Hawaii Island chain known as Big Island.
Another notable spot is Maui. This area may not have the abundance of Bluewater, but it very much makes up for that with the many reefs that adorn the Island. More so, you will find that unlike many other counties in Hawaii, Maui has more flat ocean beds, stretching almost an hour of sailing than it does vertical ocean floors.
Oahu and Kauai are two other important fishing spots in Hawaii that you may want to consider for your next fishing expedition. Both places are known for their big game fishes and breath-taking coastal views. They should certainly make your shortlist.