Bring you're own lunch, if you'd like bring your own beer (but don't bring bananas….they're bad luck) and enjoy a great day out on the water.
|Fishing Charters on Oahu|
|Aikane Sportfishing - 40' Bertram twin diesel Sportfisher|
|Inter Island Sportfishing - 53' Custom Built Sportfisher|
|Pacific Sportfishing - 41 Foot Hatteras|
|Reel Intense Sportfishing - 48 Foot Egg Harbor Sport Fishing Yacht|
|Tradewind Fishing - Fishing Charters|
|Whipsaw Sportfishing - 35' CABO Sportfishing Vessel|
|Wild Bunch - Big Game Fishing off Waikiki|
Oahu Fishing Charters, Sport Fishing, Bottom Fishing and Deep Sea Fishing
Oahu sport fishing charters know just where to go to bring in the big fish.
Most of the sport fishing found on Oahu will be on the leeward coastlines usually departing from Kewalo Basin in Honolulu. The fisherman here know these waters well and often will take advantage of the sharp drop-off not far off the coast of Waikiki and head north toward the north-west corner of the island at Kaena Point. Because of the speed of these vessels a tremendous amount of territory can be covered in a single day, often as much as 60 miles. Following this area of great drop-off is a tactic designed to catch the big fish as they swim up from the deep waters of the channel between Kauai and Oahu. Another tact used by experienced fisherman is to reverse course and head to the shallow fishing grounds to the south of Waikiki called Pinnacles and another area called Penguin Banks. These strategies will be determined based upon the catch of the previous days, reports from other boats and the likelihood of changing ocean conditions that may alter the location of fish.
|Information Related to Fishing Charters on Oahu|
|Will the Fishing be Good on Oahu?|
Remember the old Hawaiian adage: "a bad day of fishing is still better than the best day at work". Do yourself a favor and see what deep sea fishing off the coast of Oahu is all about. All gear is included. All you need to do is bring a lunch, some cold beverages of your choice to put into the cooler and a firm desire to hook into one of the most exciting days of your life.
Where do you catch a fishing charter.
Most Oahu fishing charters will depart from Kewalo Basin in Honolulu but some can also depart from areas near Hickham Air Force Base and out of Ko Olina Harbor.
What types of fish are caught.
The waters around Oahu are home to the Pacific Blue, Striped and Short Billed Marlin, the Skipjack and Yellow Fin Tuna, Mahi-mahi, Wahoo (Ono), Trevally, Shark, Barracuda, and Hawaiian Salmon. These are the same fish you'll find on the dinner menu at your favorite Waikiki seafood restaurant most nights.
Types of Oahu Sport Fishing Boats.
Fishing boats are available in a variety of sizes on Oahu and come equipped with a whole range of gear, from basic equipment to the best in state-of-the-art big game sport fishing. Some boats offer large salons, stereo systems, galleys with microwave oven, refrigerator and freezer, showers, covered bridge, cellular phone, air conditioning, color video fish finders, Penn International reels and rock-away fighting chairs. To give you an idea of some of the exclusive amenities to be found on Oahu fishing charters, here's the particulars on one of the more luxurious fishing boats in Hawaii - 60' in length and a 19' beam encompasses:
Fully air conditioned cabins
One master room
Two complete baths with showers
Some Oahu fishing charters are fully equipped for deep sea fishing and overnight fishing.
Many Oahu fishing charters maintain an extensive inventory of electronics and fishing equipment.
Bottom fishing off Oahu is fun too.
Bottom fishing may not be as glamorous as sport fishing but the quantity of fish caught is usually greater. These fish however are usually much smaller in size.
Some things you should know about sport fishing on Oahu.
Private Oahu fishing charters book the whole boat for the exclusive use of you and your group.
You may choose to go on a "share boat" with a group of people, usually maximum 6.
Oahu fishing trips are usually 4 hours, 6 hours, or 8 hours.
Fishing charters can leave in the morning or afternoon.
All equipment, licenses and ice are provided by the boat. You bring your own lunch.
The "tag and release" option is an option some boats provide and others do not. Discuss this with the captain at the beginning of your trip.
Tom's Tips - Oahu Sport Fishing Charters
Your best chances for catching fish are on the full day charters when your able to get out to the best fishing grounds and stay there a while.
Crew members are great fishermen, but you'll be pleased to know they won't be making your lunch. Bring your own food and drink.
Share-boat charters can be hard to arrange at times. We usually need a minimum of four passengers to confirm one so the best idea is to have as wide a selection of days and times available as possible.
Aikane Sportfishing is a little different. With these guys you won't only get to go out on a luxuriously equipped forty-one foot Bertram Sportfisher that has a large air-conditioned cabin, a fly bridge, full bathroom and two staterooms. You will get to keep your fish as well. Choose to go for a full day and have the greatest likelihood of catching the big fish. Or, if time is an issue then try a half day trip to try and reel a few in before lunch. The crew is very experienced, accommodating, professional and they have a reputation for aggressive fishing techniques. Choose from the bottom fishing trip where you could pull up some Opakapaka (Hawaiian Pink Snapper), Onaga (Longtail Snapper), Uku (Grey Snapper), or maybe even an Ulua (Giant Trevally). Or, if you want to try some deep-sea fishing you can try that option. On the deep sea trip an entirely different group of fish is targeted. You will generally be catching Ahi (Yellow-Fin Tuna), Aku (Skipjack Tuna), Mahi-Mahi (Dorado), Ono (Wahoo) or even a Marlin.
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Inter Island Sportfishing is a sport fishing company that has been active on Oahu since the nineteen fifties. Inter Island Sportfishing was one of the very first boats available for sport fishing on the island and was established so long ago by John and Ed DeRego, fishing at that time aboard the boat Stella Maris (Star of the Sea). Over the years, several boats have been retired and replaced by the current "fleet" of four boats; the one and only Maggie Joe, everybody's favorite Sea Hawk and the newest boat Ruckus are now available for charter! The most seasoned anglers or those with no previous fishing experience are welcomed on Inter Island Sport fishing. The daily morning briefing covers all the details and current fish reports to get you ready for that first bite! Offering daily private and shared fishing charters, the fleet is also available for Oahu sunsets, overnight island hopping, burial at sea, special and VIP trips for research projects, films, movies and what have you........
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Pacific Sportfishing offers private and shared fishing charters aboard "Play n Hooky" a 41 foot Hatteras that features a salon, galley and two state rooms that are air conditioned. The galley is equipped with stove, oven and microwave along with hot and cold running water and a full bathroom.
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Reel Intense charters specialize in exclusive sportfishing charters, shared and private charters, night time shark hunting, tournament fishing, ash scattering and sunset cruises. Overnight inter-island charters can also be arranged.
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Reef fishing is the fishing of choice among many fisherman as compared to "sport fishing" which is also known as trolling because this type of bottom fishing is generally more likely to catch fish and bottom or reef fishing is what you will be doing on Tradewind Charters. A variety of boats are used for fishing at Tradewind Charters and a variety of fish are often caught while drift fishing over reefs on a bottom fishing trip. These fishing charters are generally four hours in length and have
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Whipsaw is a 35' CABO luxury air conditioned sportfishing vessel, powered by Twin 435HP Caterpillar Diesel Engines. Departing from Kewalo Basin in Honolulu they offer 4, 6 or 8 Hour Private Fishing Charters.
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If you're wanting to fish on a charter boat that is clean, comfortable, fast and air-conditioned with all the amenities, keep the Wild Bunch in mind. This boat and its knowledgeable captain and crew know how to catch fish off the coast of Oahu and they have all the necessary up-to-date equipment to make it happen. They're forty-one foot Hatteras is the perfect vessel to troll the twenty five miles or so along the Oahu coastline in search of the Pacific Blue Marlin or schools of tuna. The Wild Bunch is a good choice for the comfort of the whole family.
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Fishing in Oahu - Oahu is a great place for fishing particularly off the western facing shores and the waters directly out to sea from Waikiki. Most of our charter boats will depart from Kewalo Basin. The water gets very deep very fast off this coastline so it's a good place to find the big fish. One of the most often used fishing strategies is to follow the coastline north at about the 1000 fathom depth line in route toward Kaena Point. This is the "fishing zone" for the big fish coming from great depths. A fishing boat can easily travel about 30 miles up the coastline before reaching the half-way point on a full day charter an so a lot of ocean can be covered. Another tack is to head out to the relatively shallow fishing grounds called the Pinnacles or another called Penguin Banks which lie south of Oahu. Each day requires a different call by your captain and much of the choice for the days best catch is likely to be based upon the previous days conditions and success rate.