Winter is a miserable season for many cities throughout the country. The weather is cold, the grounds are icy and the days just seem to get shorter and shorter. Why not escape this drab season by venturing to somewhere more tropical instead? There’s no better way to warm up this time of year than to spend the day out on some of the best fishing charters in Kailua-Kona, HI! Winter fishing is full of its own adventures, including numerous types of fish only found during the colder months of the year. You’ll see a wide range of exotic and colorful Hawaiian fish. Best of all, the waters are less crowded, so you’ll have a better chance of landing a big catch without the competition.
Here are just a few of the many winter fish you may encounter on your upcoming fishing charter in Kailua-Kona, HI.
Big Eye Tuna
The months of December and January are prime time for this catch. The Big Eye Tuna thrives in the warm waters of the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian oceans—so the warm Hawaiian waters are the perfect place for it to call home. Consider using squid and other small baits to easily lure them to your hook.
The Yellowfin Tuna is actually more commonly known as the Ahi. This fish is easily identifiable by the dual dorsal fins and bright yellow fins framing the spine of the fish. The Ahi is favored for its incredibly flavorful meat, which is great both cooked and raw, as sashimi. Catching a Yellowfin Tuna will garner even the most experienced angler both recognition and respect, as it is notorious for putting up quite a fight.
The Hawaiian waters are one of the select areas in the world where you could have the chance to land a Striped Marlin. It is a beautiful fish easily recognizable by its high dorsal fin and numerous vertical blue stripes that mark the sides of its body. The vibrant color seems to flash iridescently when it is swimming through the water. Not only is the meat delicious, but the Striped Marlin would look absolutely stunning mounted on the wall of your home, too.
Do you enjoy the taste of mackerel? Then Skipjack Tuna is the fish for you! The Skipjack Tuna is commonly found in the Hawaiian waters from December to February. Its streamlined body is very unique looking, as it has very few scales. Instead, it appears oily and slick as it swims through the water. This is not a fish for a novice, though, as they can be a bit difficult to land. A large amount of soft tissue surrounds their jaws, which causes the hook to break free easily.
Ready for warmer weather? Then contact Sea Wife Charters Kailua Kona Hawaii today to learn more about our top rated fishing charters on the big island. Call us today to schedule your upcoming fishing charter in Kailua-Kona, HI this winter before space runs out!