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Hawaii Sport Fishing: Tropical Fish in Hawaii

Hawaii is a truly extraordinary place, with so much going into what makes the islands special. One of the most endearing features of the Hawaiian Islands is the tropical underwater world that is found beneath the surface of the ocean. Tropical fish of all shapes, sizes, and colors are found in Hawaiian waters, creating a diverse ecosystem that is vital to life in Hawaii. Some fish are found on the reefs while others are found out in the open ocean. Whether you’re on a Hawaii snorkeling adventure or a Hawaii sport fishing adventure, you’re going to want to see these incredible creatures.

When you head out for snorkeling on a Hawaii snorkeling adventure, you’re sure to encounter many different species of fish, with the most commonly found fish including:

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

On a Hawaii sport fishing adventure, the fish are MUCH bigger, and encountering these giants happens only at sea, where the ocean is huge and the fish have plenty of room to swim and grow. Fish commonly encountered on a Hawaii sport fishing charter include:

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

The fish that live around Hawaii, no matter their size, play a vital role in the health of the ocean and life in Hawaii. The smaller reef fish help to keep the reefs healthy and the big fish play a vital role at the top of the food chain. Enjoy time on the ocean during your trip and treat yourself to a Hawaii sport fishing adventure during your vacation.

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