big island fishing

Big Game Fishing Excursions in Hawaii

In the deep waters off the coast of the Hawaiian Islands, where the ocean floor is far beneath the surface and the water is a deep blue, the big game fish frolic freely. Each and every day local fishing charters head out to these waters in search of the big game fish that might set the next record. These fish grow to impressive sizes and thrive in Hawaiian waters, where there is plenty of room to grow and a food source that is reliable.

There are many different species of fish found around Hawaii, and these fish help to make the ocean healthy and are a source of food for residents of the islands. The tropical waters are on the migration routes between the mainland USA and Hawaii, and fish of all sizes use these routes for their annual treks. Big game fish like the Blue Marlin, Swordfish, and Yellowfin Tuna have long been a preferred meal for locals, and fishing for these giants dates back to the days of ancient Hawaii. Using sustainable fishing methods, local fishing boats are always hoping to hook one of these highly sought after fish, which are sold to local fish markets for use throughout the islands.

Responsible fishing is vital to the world, and is even more important to Hawaii. Because of the methods used in modern fishing, overfishing is becoming a great concern, though local fishing boats are dedicated to maintain the sustainable methods that prevent over fishing and keep the ocean’s thriving. Locally owned fishing boats have always been an important part of the economy of Hawaii, and joining these local charters is a great daytime activity for any vacation to Hawaii.  

Of all the fish that are found in Hawaii, the big game fish that local boats, and visitors are after include:

  • Mahi Mahi
  • Marlin
  • Swordfish
  • Opah (Moonfish)
  • Yellowfin Tuna

Of course, these are not the only fish that are caught in Hawaii, but due to their size and beauty, they tend to be the most high profile, and are widely found throughout the Hawaiian Islands. Some are more common than other, but all are a big part of the ocean and its ability to thrive.

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