The opportunity to go charter fishing in Hawaii is something that any angler relishes. Hawaii is a long way from the usual ponds, streams and lakes where you might usually fish and the game you’re after when casting off the coast of the Islands is considerably more impressive!
Once you’ve booked your fishing getaway and have everything in order, the only thing left to consider is who you’re going to take with you! It’s a big consideration to make, since companionship is one of the most critical things to consider when travelling, fishing and spending copious amounts of time together.
Sometimes it’s easy to pick the person you’re going to fish with—other times, it’s not so simple. Take a look at four of the best people to consider if you’re lucky enough to experience charter fishing in Hawaii:
- Dad or son: There’s a special bond in fishing families that often shared from father to son. If you’ve got a son of your own, charter fishing in Hawaii might be the perfect experience to share, to strengthen that bond. If you don’t have your own son, but have a father who loves to fish and has been fishing for decades, bringing him along as a companion can renew that fishing bond and give pops something amazing to experience after all these years of fishing at the local fishing hole.
- Best buds: We all have a best friend, a bud, a bro, a primo pal or whatever you want to call the person who knows you best (outside of your wife, of course). If your buddy is an angler as well, he’s a no brainer to bring along. You’ll both have a great time chatting, joking and watching the waves while you’re out on the boat, and you’ll share an experience that you’ll both likely reflect upon until your dying days.
- An in-law: It might sound like suicide to bring an in-law on a boat and spend hours with them, but you might be surprised at how fun it can be. Snag your father-in-law, brother-in-law or your wife’s favorite cousin and saddle up for a fishing expedition together. You’ll walk away with a better rapport, a fun shared experience, mutual friendship and, if you’re lucky, a few good stories about the missus that you can take home to tease her with!
- No one: That’s right—sometimes it’s best just to book a fishing charter for yourself and don’t invite anyone along! Why? Because you’ll eventually find yourself paired up with someone on the boat with whom you can talk and chat with. Odds are, at the end of the voyage, you’ll have made an interesting new friend with whom you already share a common hobby.
Torn between who to take with you on a fishing trip to Hawaii? Not sure who will make the best companion while you’re out on the boat, looking to land a once-in-a-lifetime catch? Consider someone from the list above!