If you love to fish, it stands to reason that you’d want to try it in the middle of the Pacific Ocean when you make a trip to Oahu. Though Hawaiian waters are not quite as abundant as some colder climates, there are a good variety of beautiful (and delicious) fish to catch here. Read on to discover the Oahu fishing opportunities for an angler’s journey to to this island!

Near-Shore Opportunities

Your best bet for catching some fish during your stay is to go with a tour company, as their abundant experience will greatly increase your chance of landing a good catch. For a variety of near-shore fishing choices, contact Keawe Adventures Private Tours. They will guide you to the best spots to try shore fishing or bottom fishing (great for families), as well as offering some local favorites like spearfishing, and fishing for giant trevally.

Another unique (for Hawaii) type of Oahu fishing you can try is saltwater fly fishing. This is a rather new sport here, as it was not practiced traditionally, but both Keawe Adventures and Nervous Water Fly Fishers offer fly fishing trips to catch bonefish. There is also freshwater fly fishing for peacock bass, at the Lake Wilson reservoir in Wahiawa.

Deep Water Adventures

For serious fishermen, there is no greater challenge than deep-water pelagic fish. If you love the feeling of heading out to sea, you definitely must spend a day charter fishing in Oahu. While it isn’t cheap, the whole-day experience will be a highlight of your vacation. When you go out with experienced fishermen, they bring you to the best spots and provide you the knowledge you need to make the big catch. You can hope to catch mahi mahi, tuna, marlin and more, while also perhaps seeing dolphins and whales along the way. Be sure to wear plenty of sunscreen, and plan on cooking up your catch at the end of the day!

While most charter fishing in Oahu departs from Keehi Lagoon in downtown Honolulu, there are also some companies offering trips from Haleiwa Harbor on the North Shore. For a really complete fishing journey, why not try both sides of the island? You’ll enjoy seeing the variety of scenery as you head out to see, and the north and south shores of the island are bound to bring in different currents of fish.

Have fun planning your angler’s journey to Oahu and book a great vacation rental with Arrived Now!