No Fishing Licenses are required in Hawaii! All Rods, Reels and Bait are included! Most trips are 4 Hour, 6 Hour, 8 Hour, 10 Hour or 24 Hour Overnight Trips You will be trolling the ocean at 8 knots dragging fancy lures that have vinyl skirts and big hooks. There will be (4 - 5) lines in the water, a teaser or two, and a crew member that is on the look out If the conditions are right, live baiting techniques will also be utilized by some Boats. Captain and Crew Members will instruct you on what do when a fish is hooked. The boats are sport fishing machines outfitted with all of the best gear and electronics. The Fighting Chair will give you an advantage and leverage when battling the fish Marlin will put on an aerial acrobatic display when hooked, so have your cameras out and be ready! The fish in Hawaii range in size from 10 Ibs to 1800 Ibs + (Blue Marlin).
The average size of Striped Marlin is 130 lbs while the average size of a Blue Marlin in 250 Ibs Yellowfin Tuna average size is 70 - 150 Ibs and for Spearfish they usually weigh around 40lbs Mahi Mahi range in size from 10 - 60 Ibs and the same is true for Wahoo (Ono).
The fish are big yes, but 8 and 9 year old kids reel in their first Marlin every day in Hawaii!
Big Game fishing is “Excellent” all year round in the Hawaiian Islands and Kona, HI is considered the number one fishing location in the World to catch a Big Blue Marlin! The Hawaiian Islands are one of the healthiest and most sustainable fisheries on the Planet 95%+ of the Marlin that are Caught are also Released by the Hawaiian Fleet.
Taxidermy Mounting of your trophy catch does not require the killing of the fish!