Exit 8 Bass Hawaii

Hawaii is probably best known for its tropical climate, stunning beaches, and laid-back atmosphere – however, it’s also a serious hotbed of top-notch angling action. Want to experience some incredible freshwater fishing in a beautiful (and unexpected!) location? Come down to Wahiawa and join local guide and avid angler, Paul Lacerdo, aboard Exit 8 Bass Hawaii for the chance to reel in some world-famous freshwater fish!

Your guide, Paul, is a local fisherman through and through – he grew up on these waters, so it’s safe to say that he knows them like the back of his own hand! He’s been working as a professional guide since 2015, and loves nothing more than introducing guests to the fantastic fishing grounds that Wahiawa has to offer. He specializes in trips that target vibrant Peacock Bass, as well as other freshwater favorites such as Catfish and Largemouth Bass.

Your guide loves providing guests with a truly hands-on angling experience, and is happy to take up to 2 anglers (new, or experienced!) on board his 17’ Tracker bass boat. This means that you’ll have a completely personalised trip, and can get some expert guidance from Paul when it comes to landing your dream catch! Your vessel is decked out with top-of-the-line navigational gear, life jackets for adults and children aged 8+, and a wireless trolling motor that’ll allow you to sneak up on the fish without spooking them.

Your guide will be on hand to show you the best techniques – as well as his favorite tips and tricks – to hook your catch, including jigging, popping, and spinning. Paul is happy to take you fly fishing, too, as long as you have previous experience and your own gear. Your guide practices catch and release only, so make sure you bring a camera along to capture your Peacock Bass on film – these fish are photogenic!

Your trip includes top-notch rods and reels, tackle, and bait. All you need to bring is a fishing license. Come aboard Exit 8 Bass Hawaii and see a whole new side of this island!



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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    8 hour trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    Seasonal trip available (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $400
    up to 2 persons
    What could be better than spending a full day cruising these bountiful fishing grounds for some freshwater favorites? Get ready to hook plenty of Peacock Bass, which offer seriously exciting rod-bending action, as well as Catfish, Largemouth Bass, and a variety of local species. Your guide practices catch and release only, so don't forget your camera! You'll be provided with top-of-the-line rods, reels, tackle, and live bait. Just grab a fishing license, and your favorite gear if you want to fly fish.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    4 hour trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    Seasonal trip available (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $250
    up to 2 persons
    Join your experienced guide, Paul, for a morning of fantastic freshwater angling action! You'll mainly be going after Peacock Bass – bring your camera along to snap this photogenic species, because catch and release is mandatory. You'll want some photographic evidence! You'll also be targeting Largemouth Bass, Catfish, and some local species. Your trip includes top-quality rods, reels, tackle, and bait. All you need to bring is a fishing license, and your favorite rods and reels if you want to fly fish.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    4 hour trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $250
    up to 2 persons
    Join your guide for this morning adventure that'll see you cruising these waters for the chance to hook some famous freshwater fish! You'll be going after eye-catching Peacock Bass, as well as Largemouth Bass, Catfish, and local "Red Devil" fish. You'll meet your guide at the state park, head to the boat ramp, and from there, you'll be fishing within minutes of departing the dock! Your guide will provide top-notch rods, reels, tackle, and bait. Want to fly fish? Just bring your favorite gear!
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About the Captain

Paul Lacerdo
Wahiawa, Hawaii, United States
ID & License verified
2 Customer Reviews
Response time 5 hours
Member since November 2018
Paul Lacerdo has been working as a guide for 3 years now, but is a lifelong freshwater fishing fanatic. He's a local Hawaiian angler and grew up fishing these very waters, so it's safe to say he knows them like the back of his hand! He uses this wealth of knowledge to take his customers to the hottest spots around Wahiawa, for the chance to reel in beautiful Peacock Bass, as well as other world-famous species. He loves getting customers on fish, and teaching them his favorite tips, tricks, and techniques!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Largemouth)
Bass (Peacock)
Catfish

Boat Specs

Tracker (Bass boat) originally built in 2015. Powered by a 60HP Mercury engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 4 knots.

Length
17 ft
Capacity
2 persons

Types of Fishing

Lake Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Drinks

Policies

FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
No Alcohol
Catch and Release Mandatory

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
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When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

Customer Reviews

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4.67
out of 5 stars from 2 reviews
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100%
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Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
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David K.
Honolulu, HI
 5.00
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Full day trip with captain Paul

VERIFIED   NEW  July 6, 2019
Enjoyed the trip. Paul knows the freshwater Hawaii angle. Caught some peacock bass, and really enjoyed the day.
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Cher X.
Sacramento, CA
 4.33
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VERIFIED   April 13, 2019
This trip was more for my son and he had an awesome time. Paul was able to put him on his PB peacock bass.
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