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If you’re looking for a fishing getaway while in Honolulu, Haleiwa is the perfect place for you. Located on the north shore of the island of O’ahu, you’ll have access to many productive fishing spots, and there are plenty of Haleiwa fishing charters waiting to take you out year-round.

You won’t need to go more than a few miles offshore before getting into the territory of some prized deep sea species. Many local captains specialize in targeting the likes of Blue and Striped Marlin, Yellowfin Tuna, Spearfish, and Wahoo. If you’re more in the mood for a relaxing experience, local reef-dwellers such as Triggerfish, Jobfish, Snapper, and Hawaiian Grouper will be perfect targets.

When it comes to choosing the ideal trip for your group, it all depends on your goals for the day. Hitting the nearby reefs is a great choice for groups with kids since the action is near-constant, and half day trips can prove quite productive. However, if you’re after the trophy catch of your dreams and plan of venturing out to the deep blue, you should set aside a full day to give yourself the best odds.

There are plenty of top-of-the-line sportfishing vessels waiting to take you out of Haleiwa’s harbor. Choose from a range of trips to suit your needs, and set off on an incredible fishing adventure. 

Rules & Regulations

All anglers fishing aboard a chartered boat have their daily licenses covered by the boat’s captain. The captain will also inform you about the size and bag limits for the species you’re targeting. Make sure to get informed on open season dates since they are subject to change.

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January

The year’s just starting but the action here never even stopped! Challenge yourself to land a feisty Spearfish using light tackle or go after some monster Bigeye Tuna offshore. There are many other targets as well – from Snapper to Marlin!

February

Fishing for Marlin and other big game fish offshore is definitely a good idea in February. On top of that, you could try the shallow waters for smaller reef fish. The weather is quite enjoyable, with winter temperatures hovering around 70°F.

March

You can reliably target Mahi Mahi, Spearfish, Bigeye Tuna, and Striped Marlin in March. With such an impressive assortment of offshore targets, few anglers can resist venturing off to the blue waters to test their luck.

April

During spring, numerous offshore species are easier to come across, including Wahoo and Yellowfin Tuna. In April, Mahi Mahi enter their first peak season, and Trevally can be found closer to the coast.

May

May is the perfect time to catch some Marlin, Wahoo, and Tuna. The reef bite is also strong if you’d like to stay closer to the shore. Be sure to check out the Lei Day Celebration while you’re taking a break from fishing.

June

June is peak season for Wahoo and Yellowfin Tuna, making offshore charters targeting these deep sea prizes a popular choice among visiting anglers. Alternatively, trying for Trevally from the shore isn’t a bad idea, either.

July

The list of targets is impressive in July. Tuna, Marlin, Wahoo, and Mahi Mahi are all plentiful during this warm month. Albacore Tuna can be caught at the end of the month, while the reefs are still going strong, and even fishing from the shore gives good results.

August

Whether you’re looking to fish nearshore or in the deep sea, August’s high temperatures will offer you the perfect conditions, regardless. Offshore Marlin trips are great for trophy hunters while nearshore excursions have a wide array of targets.

September

This time of year is one of the last chances to catch some Trevally (Papio and Ulua). Apart from fishing, this is a great opportunity to take part in The Aloha Festival, a celebration that showcases Hawaii’s unique traditions.

October

October marks Mahi Mahi’s second peak season. You can also explore the waters for Skipjack and Yellowfin Tuna, or try to catch something from the reefs. Just take your pick – fishing is good everywhere!

November

The great thing about November in Oahu is that temperatures don’t drop below 70°F. This is a nice opportunity to go offshore fishing for Bigeye Tuna. Alternatively, you could explore waters closer to the shore and land some nice Nannygai.

December

December is the perfect time to catch Striped Marlin, who are entering their peak season. However, be on the lookout for Skipjack Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Blue Marlin, and others, as you never know what’s on the other end of the line.

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June fishing trip
Michael D. fished with Hawaii Ocean Adventure Tours on June 20, 2019
Be prepared to have fun and enjoy the experience
half day w/ Kevin
Jeremiah W. fished with Hawaii Ocean Adventure Tours on May 29, 2019
These waters are not a "first timer" fishing - the waters can be rough. Be ready w/ a scopolamine patch!

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