big island fishing

Different Types of Fish in Hawaii

Hawaii is the perfect place for fish to live. If you really think about it, there is no better environment for fish of all shapes and sizes to live, with warm waters, an abundance of food, and plenty of room to grow. Smaller fish leave in and around the reefs while the larger fish, the kinds that are caught during a Hawaii fishing charter, swim freely in deeper waters farther off the coast.

Those looking to encounter smaller types of fish head out for a snorkeling adventure, either from a boat or entering the water from the sand, while those looking to find the biggest fish head out to sea for a full day of fishing and fun. There is plenty of room for both activities during a trip to Hawaii and discovering the fish that live around Hawaii is always a thrill. From the teeniest little reef fish to the largest swordfish, there is so much to appreciate in the ocean.

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

Heading out for a day at sea with a Fishing Charter shows off the amazing open ocean and if you’re lucky enough to spot a giant fish, your day will be complete. Not only are these fish vital to the health of the ocean, they have long been part of Hawaiian cuisine, crafting dishes from the freshest fish you will ever taste. The fish found on a Hawaii fishing charter include:

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

Tropical fish of all sizes call Hawaii home and each has a place in the ocean. The reefs of Hawaii are beautiful and an essential part of Hawaii. If you’re out on a snorkeling adventure, there are so many great options for finding these colorful marine creatures, including snorkeling on all islands, at some of the best places in Hawaii like Hanauma Bay on Oahu and the stunning Na Pali Coast on Kauai. And if you are the type that loves to really push the envelope, a Hawaii fishing charter is the right choice for you.

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