big island fishing


Discovering the Fish in Hawaiian Waters

The warm tropical waters of Hawaii are ripe with marine life, and the various species are generally found very easily. It is quite common to see a Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle or a Hawaiian Monk Seal resting on a deserted beach or swimming just off the coast of one of the islands.

The fish that are found in the waters of Hawaii are not often seen when entering the waters from the shore, but can easily be seen on a snorkeling tour or at a prime snorkel location like Oahu’s Hanauma Bay.

With such a large area for feeding and living, the exact number of fish that are found in Hawaii is not known. There are hundreds of fish living in Hawaiian waters, and everything from tiny reef fish to large game fish are known to make their homes here. While deep sea fishing in Hawaii, it is very common to catch site of one of the giants that you are in search of, and the thrill of just seeing a fish in their natural habitat may be enough, but just imagine reeling in the catch of the day.

Fishing Charters known exactly where to find a variety of fish species, and are on board during a fishing trip to guide you and give you hints and tips for reeling in a trophy worthy fish. The fish that make their homes in Hawaii, and have helped to shape the Hawaiian Cuisine that is always fresh and delicious are:

  • Blue, Black, and Stripped Marlin
  • Ahi (Yellowfin Tuna)
  • Ono (Wahoo)
  • MahiMahi
  • Skipjack Tuna

The smaller reef fish that are found in Hawaii include:

  • Potter’s Angelfish
  • Masked Angelfish
  • Bandit Angelfish
  • Hawaiian Bigeye
  • Parrotfish
  • Butterfly Fish
  • Hawaiian Chub
  • Triggerfish, including the state fish Humuhumunukunukuapua’a

Spotting fish in Hawaii is always a thrill, and dining on the fresh catch of the day will surely be one of the best meals that you have. Enjoy a day in Hawaii on a private or shared fishing charter, and you’ll soon feel like a seasoned waterman.

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