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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!



About the Captain

Paul Lacerdo
Wahiawa, Hawaii, United States
18 Customer reviews
Response time 9 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) Largemouth Bass
Bass (Peacock) Peacock Bass
Catfish 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
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Prepared prior to trip
Lures
Drinks
ater

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
Minimum age is 8
No Alcohol
Catch and Release Mandatory

Payment

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:

Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 18 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (25)
Half Day Trip with Captain Paul Lacerdo
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Fred B.
Spring Branch, TX
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Half Day Trip with Captain Paul Lacerdo

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) on September 21, 2022
Great half day trip on Lake Wilson in central Oahu. We caught Peacock Bass and other species on fly rods and spin casting rods...
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David M.
Cypress, CA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Full day fishing with Captain Paul.

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on May 16, 2022
I have never fished with a nicer guide.  It was like I was fishing with someone I had known for years.  He was patient and...
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Tim A.
San Diego, California
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
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5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Great time on Exit-8

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on August 11, 2022
Had a good time this past week fishing with Captain Paul of Exit-8 charters. Fishing was tough but the Captain pulled out some...
Tim A. recommends Exit 8 Bass Hawaii
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Kristina P.
Honolulu, Hawaii
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Fishing with Paul

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) on September 19, 2022
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David C.
Wharton, TX
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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September fishing trip

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) on September 2, 2022
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FAQs about Exit 8 Bass Hawaii

Exit 8 Bass Hawaii offers the following trips to customers:
  • $250 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $250 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $400 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Exit 8 Bass Hawaii, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor

Trips booked with Exit 8 Bass Hawaii include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (Prepared prior to trip)
  • Lures
  • Drinks (ater)

Exit 8 Bass Hawaii offers the following type of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing

Exit 8 Bass Hawaii offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Exit 8 Bass Hawaii include:
  • Bass (Largemouth)
  • Bass (Peacock)
  • Catfish