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
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. And most use the same company: Gray Taxidermy in Florida. Unlike stuffed … 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...
September, October, November
The larger blue marlin that show up in Maui waters during the summer months are tapering off, though a few big ones can still be caught in September. The fall is the time for Big Eye Tuna.
Smaller ahi (yellowfin tuna) and mahi mahi (dorado) can still be caught in the fall too, though the number of mahi tend to drop slightly as winter approaches. Marlin hookups, while they do occur, are rarer as winter approaches. Strikes that do occur do so farther … Read More...