The Hawaiian Islands are renowned for their immaculate beaches, which are perfect for surfing, snorkeling with colorful coral fish or just plain old relaxing. Don’t forget the excellent food, and the world-class hikes with breathtaking vistas. All in all, Hawaii lives up to its reputation as a paradise on Earth.
Let’s say you’re in Hawaii, and you’ve already watched the sunrise and set from the peak of an active volcano, and swam through coral reefs, close enough to touch the funny-looking Picasso triggerfish and schools of threadfins as they flit around you. You’ve eaten the world class cuisine, explored our wilderness, gulping in the salty ocean air––and now you’re looking for your next adventure. You ask yourself, “What’s next?”
Well, may we suggest you try the most tried-and-true of all vacation sports—fishing! Everything is a little different in Hawaii, the plants, the animals and the fish, so even the most seasoned angler can expect a new and interesting experience fishing in Hawaii. Fish from the shore or make a fishing charter reservation and catch something huge. Here are just a few of the interesting fish we see all the time on our fishing charters in Hawaii:
- Ono: The classic Wahoo fish, known to the locals as Ono, which means “the best.” It’s incredible lightly grilled with a sweet-savory sauce.
- Mahi-Mahi: Also known as a dolphin fish, these fish have enormous rounded foreheads, and though they’re often around 15 pounds with pretty slender bodies, we do occasionally catch older ones that are much larger.
- Skipjack tuna: A powerful fighter for its size (about 18 pounds), skipjack is one of our favorite fish to catch and to eat. Try it raw, or as poke, a type of ceviche where the tuna is cubed small and cooked slightly by the addition of rice vinegar. Sesame seeds and fresh chives make all the difference!
- Yellowfin: Among the largest of all tuna species, yellowfin can reach weights of 400 pounds, but they usually come in somewhere between 40 and 50 pounds.
- Spearfish: A smaller type of marlin, these fish feed on skipjack tuna and squid, and are usually around 25 to 40 pounds. They’re an excellent fish for people who don’t like “fishy” tasting fish. They have an incredibly mellow flavor.
- Marlin: You’ll be in for the fight of your life if you catch a marlin! The small ones are around 80 pounds, and we often see them at 200 to 300 pounds! The flavor is mellow and savory, and it’s a tremendous source of Omega-3 fatty acids, so you don’t have to worry about your cholesterol as you enjoy your catch.
These are just the fish we see the most often on our fishing charters, but they are by no means the only fish you can catch here in Hawaii. Whether you fish from the shore or make a fishing charter reservation, you’re in for some great fishing. If you want to guarantee that you go to the best places to fish and everyone in your party gets a chance to catch something, give us a call at Sea Wife Charters Kailua Kona Hawaii. We’ve been operating fishing charters in Hawaii since 1982, and we pride ourselves on making sure we don’t go home until everyone catches a fish.