big island fishing

Finding the Big Fish of Hawaii

Way out in the deep waters of Hawaii there are a variety of fish that are considered “prized catches.” These fish are native to the waters surrounding the islands and for many hundreds of years, have been a reliable source of food for the residents of the islands. Though most of the fish that are found in Hawaii are smaller and are found in and around the reefs, there are a handful that fishing boats are after each and every day. Deep sea fishing boats are in search of these fish so that they can sell their catch to local fish markets, helping to supply the islands with food.

Just the site of one of these fish is enough to make your day, but if you’re heading out on a deep sea fishing charter, you want to catch one of these incredible fish. Expect quite the battle if you are fortunate enough to hook one, and once you’ve won the battle, you’ll an indescribable sense of accomplishment.

In the shallower waters that take about 45-60 minutes to reach, you’ll find smaller fish like Mahi Mahi and smaller species of tuna. In these waters, like the channel that separates Maui and Molokai, fish grow to moderate sizes, and despite not being the biggest fish in the ocean, their power is quite impressive. Maui Maui grow to about 4 feet long, and can weigh about 50 pounds, while tuna weigh anywhere from 50-70 pounds. Each of these fish make an incredible catch and are in very high demand back on land. Tuna and Mahi are used in a variety of dishes and are two of the most delicious fish you will ever taste.

Way out in the deep waters, where the bottom of the ocean cannot be seen, the fish are huge, and these prized catches are the kind that make fishing legends. Marling and Swordfish are the biggest prizes out here, and after a journey of 90 minutes to 2 hours, you’ll cast a line and the hunt begins. It is common to see these big fish jump from the sea and once you’ve hooked one, the battle is on. It often takes multiple hours to finally reel one in, and their impressive strength and stamina will wear you out. Once you’ve brought it on board, the feat becomes even more amazing and the story that you will have to tell will be well earned.

Get out to sea on a deep-sea fishing charter and get ready to find the most beautiful fish in the ocean. Fishing has always been a way of life in Hawaii and the chance to head out to the open ocean is one that is just too great to pass up.

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