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.
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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
It amazes me how many people book their Maui fishing charters before deciding where they'll be staying on the island. I know, priorities, right?
If you're still looking at places to stay on Maui, and you've already determined there'll be at least one day of Maui fishing on your 'must do' list, then you'll want to bookmark this article series. Over the next few weeks I'll be highlighting properties well suited for anglers, and the families that love them! I'll cover both the west side and … Read More...
DECEMBER, JANUARY, FEBRUARY
Winter is sort of a "catch your breath" month for the Maui sport fishing industry. Fishing is good, but with fewer "hot" bites like we see in the summer. Big Eye tuna are in season during the winter. Big Eye are sometimes confused with yellowfin tuna (except they are fatter with...bigger eyes. Go figure). Both species are simply referred to as "ahi". Since Big Eye are deep water tuna, they're most often hooked by those boats leaving wickedly early and … 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.
The first humpback whales of the season were sighted off Maui in early October '13 – Relatively early by all standards. The whales will continue to be seen here through about mid-April, with the height of the season falling during the end of February, beginning of March. While there are fewer humpback whales towards the end of March, those that … Read More...