We know all of the adventures and activities advertising can be a little over-whelming while you are in Oahu, but don’t forget about a fishing trip in Paradise. Fishing Oahu’s blue waters is guaranteed fun, Zen Relaxation and a truly unforgettable day on the water. There’s always a fantastic variety of predators and big game fish, and this particular island produces a strong and consistent fish catch year after year. Even though Mahi Mahi, Ono’s, Yellowfin and Striped Marlin are all quite common, there’s always the chance that you may hook into a Giant 1000lb + Blue Marlin, as these sea monsters are caught on an almost annual basis out here.
Keep in mind that there are many boat sizes and a wide variety of vessels to choose from, and the Oahu fleet is scattered around the islands many harbors and ports including Kewalo Basin, Ala Wai, Ko’Olina, and Haleiwa on the North Shore. At any given time, there are more than 400,000 visitors on the Oahu, so these sportfishing boats stay quite busy. There’s no need to frustrate yourself while on vacation. Simply Create a Search, View our Boats, Book your Trip, and get back to relaxing! HMF makes fishing reservations quick and easy, saving you both time and money.
Most Oahu shared and charter fishing boats will be departing from Kewalo Basin in Honolulu (approximately 2 miles from Waikiki) but sometimes boats will be departing on the West Side of the island from Ko’ Olina, which is approximately 35 miles from downtown Waikiki.
It is known that the best and most productive sport fishing spots around the island of Oahu will all be located on the leeward coastlines, which means its best to be departing from Kewalo Basin in Honolulu. Oahu captains and local anglers know these waters well and will often focus on the sharp drop-off ledge that is not far off the coast of Waikiki (simply heading north toward the north-west corner of the island at Kaena Point.) This lane is the most commonly fished to catch the big game fish as they swim up from the deep waters of the channel that lies between Oahu and Kauai.
Another proven trade secret that is used by many local fisherman is to reverse course completely and take their boats to the shallow water fishing grounds to the south of Waikiki called "Pinnacles” or an alternative area called "The Penguin Banks." These best option strategy is usually determined based upon the combined angler catch of the previous days as well as the the changing of ocean conditions that can absolutely alter the location of fish. It should be mentioned that trolling the depth curves at the 1,000 fathom line have proven quite successful for many anglers and of course heading to any of the offshore surface objects such as FADs (Fish Aggregation Devices) "HH", "BO", or "S" all well within reach from the harbor.
The beautiful waters that surround Oahu are home to some of the most sought after big game fish in the ocean including the Pacific Blue Marlin, Sailfish, Striped and
The State of Hawaii has placed Fish Aggregating Devices (FADs) in the waters surrounding the main Hawaiian Islands. These buoys attract schools of tuna and other important pelagic fishes, such as dolphinfish (Mahimahi),
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