Sport fishing, (a.k.a deepsea sportfishing , offshore trolling) is the most popular form of fishing in Hawaii. Maui sport fishing is typically done by dragging artificial lures at, or just below the surface as the boat cruises along at roughly 8 to … Read More
Bottom fishing on Maui is done with the boat stopped, sometimes anchored but usually drifting over favored locations known to support fish such as jacks, snapper, wrasse, goatfish, and more. Fish caught bottom fishing are generally smaller than what … Read more
Whether you hire a local Maui shore fishing guide to take you to some lesser known honey-hole, or you just want to do a little whipping off the beach in front of your hotel, Maui's shore fishing opportunities are many.
Maui Shore Fishing … Read more
Want to know more about what to expect from your Maui fishing experience? Learn what fish you'll catch from the shore, or while on a Maui sport fishing or Maui bottom fishing charter. Learn about the Hawaii fishing 'seasons', typical weather patterns … Read more
Do humpback whales effect a Maui fishing charter? Well, yes and no. The fish don't care much, but captains are at the mercy of a humpback's movements. Federal regulations prohibit approaching humpback whales (by any means) within 100 yards (90 m) when on or in the water. These regulations apply to all ocean users, year-round throughout the Hawaiian Islands, except as authorized under the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA).
The first humpback whales of the season were sighted off Mala wharf … Read More...
So, your Maui fishing charter was a success. Whether that fish was a record breaker, or simply the largest or most beautiful thing you ever landed, you earned bragging rights! On Maui, you have three options available to you: Mounts, Prints, or Photos.
Fish Mounts / Taxidermy
In Hawaii, fish aren't "stuffed" anymore. Virtually every captain I know uses fiberglass fish replicas rather than traditional skin mounts. Unlike stuffed skin mounts, a fiberglass replica won't deteriorate over … Read More...
Hinatea Sportfishing, a 41' Hatteras out of Lahaina harbor, just completed her annual dry dock on Thursday, September 25.
Hinatea was painted inside and out, had her props balanced, and what amounted to a full polish and spit-shine inside and out. They also had their bi-annual, out-of-the-water survey for which she received a perfect score...rare for any boat, particularly one as "seasoned" as Hinatea.
What many don't realize, is that the Hinatea just celebrated her 45th birthday. … Read More...