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Hawaii Fishing Tours – Fish in Hawaiian Waters
Hawaii Fishing Tours – Fish in Hawaiian Waters

Heading out on the open ocean is an exhilarating adventure, and from the moment you set out from the harbor, the day is shrouded in mystery. The destination is the middle of the ocean, and the start attraction of the day is as unpredictable as it can get. There are a number of fish that you will be in search of and knowing just what you will be casting a line for is all dependent on the day. Hawaiian waters are known for their big game fish and some of the largest fish you will ever encounter are found surrounding the islands. So what fish will you be in search of during your day on the ocean?

Mahi Mahi – known for its unique face and the stunning colors of its scales, the mahi mahi is an important fish to the cuisine of the islands. Found in dishes like fish tacos and even on its own as an entrée, the firm meat of this fish is very tasty and one of the most popular fishes that you will try to reel in during your time at sea.

Yellowfin Tuna – if there is a fish that is considered the official fish of Hawaii, it might just be the Yellowfin, or Ahi, Tuna. The tender meat of the fish is best served raw in poke, sushi, or lightly seared and served on salad. You’re most likely going to have your share of poke, and there are many different types to try.  

Marlin – if you’re ready for a battle, take a full-day fishing charter and get ready to spend your day reeling in a big game fish like a marlin. Bringing one on board can take hours due to their strength and stamina, but the reward is incredible. The largest fish ever caught in Hawaii was a marlin, and if you are lucky, you’ll be reeling in the big one too!

Swordfish – very similar to the marlin, reeling in swordfish can take hours, but is well worth the reward. These giant fish make their homes in the open ocean, far from land where the food is plentiful and there is plenty of room to grow.

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