One of the top questions we receive is, “What’s the best season to embark on a fishing charter?” But there’s no easy answer to this question. While each season comes with some great opportunities to land a great catch, it ultimately depends on what exactly you’re fishing for! Sizeable, beautiful and tasty fish can be caught during every single month of the year, which means you’ll never leave empty-handed, regardless of whether you’re sailing our blue waters in the summer or winter.
Read on to discover what type of fish and weather you’re likely to encounter on your upcoming fishing charter in Kailua-Kona, HI.
Forget the cold and icy weather and make your way to the beautiful waters of Hawaii. The weather tends to be very dry and consistently sunny this time of year, with a few scattered showers. You’ll most commonly find large schools of Big Eye Tuna, which are famous for their plethora of meat and remarkably large eyes. Make sure to book early for this time of year, as the charters tend to fill up fast with those wanting to trade in the winter weather for the open waters.
Many game fish are reaching their prime numbers as the weather begins to warm up during the spring season. In the months of March, April and May, you’ll find an abundance of some of our favorite fish, including the Striped Marlin, Shortbilled Spearfish, Mahi Mahi and Ono. Typically, the weather is warm and sunny without being too hot or humid. Try to get out on the water early, as strong winds tend to pick up during the afternoons. Short showers are common, so remember to pack a windbreaker to stay both warm and dry.
Summer has some of the best opportunities to reel in some of the larger game fish, such as the Blue Marlin and Ahi Tuna. You’ll also find Skipjack Tuna and Ono aplenty! Unfortunately, this is also the most common time during which mainlanders choose to book their fishing trips. This season is generally packed, so be prepared to share the waters with numerous other anglers. Book a private fishing charter to ensure you’ll have the best opportunity to land a colorful catch that you’ll be proud to show off once you return home.
Are you more interested in relaxing than in nabbing the big one? Then fall is the season for you. You’ll notice that the Big Eye Tuna can be found in most areas surrounding the island. Many of the crowds have died down, so you’ll have more opportunity to cast your line without competition. Remember that the temperatures are very similar to those in the summer months, so make sure to pack your hat and sunscreen!
Don’t feel limited to the summer months when scheduling a fishing charter in Kailua-Kona, HI. Each season comes with its own unique fish, weather and crowds. Call Sea Wife Charters Kailua Kona Hawaii today to learn more about what each season has to offer!