What would you recommend to anglers fishing in Haleiwa, Hawaii for the first time?

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Robert Ferrante
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Went fishing with Hawaii Ocean Adventure Tours FINNATTIC on March 9, 2024
I must say that my first time to fish in Hawaii, conditions were not ideal. In fact, the day before our trip was scheduled I got a call from Sarah who recommended that we wait a day for more favorable conditions. Am I glad we did. This group did everything right. I'll come back just a little later in the year and fish with this charter group again

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Jake Summers
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Went fishing with Ocean Addict Hawaii LLC on February 1, 2024
Don’t underestimate the waves. Take Dramamine or whatever else before getting on the boat. My wife and I didn’t get sick but definitely felt queasy for a few mins. Ran into some bigger waves and super cloudy day so we couldn’t see land at times

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Tess Timothy
'Ewa Beach, Hawaii
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Went fishing with Flyer Sportfishing on September 2, 2023
Sunscreen, sunglasses, Dramamine the night before and an hour before fishing. Ice cooler for your take home filets, food and drink for the day (they have a cooler you will use for that) tip the crew. They earn it

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Jon Horton
Hilo, Hawaii
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Went fishing with Ocean Addict Hawaii LLC on July 11, 2023
We had never gone deep sea fishing and that was what we wanted to do. So we went deep and caught a marlin. If we wanted to catch more fish we probably would have fished more inshore but my sons wanted to go deep for the big fish.

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Jeff Sirovina
Cudahy, WI
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Went fishing with Grand Slam Hawaii on May 3, 2023
If you have never done it before eat some ginger or take a Dramamine the seas are the seas the rough but not crazy. First word advice. If you’re not used to it don’t drink on the boat I’m talking alcohol that is otherwise have a great time.

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Alexander Davidson
Genola, UT
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Went fishing with Lucky Lass Haleiwa Charters on April 6, 2023
The fishing could be slow it could be fast you are indeed taking a risk whenever you go but I beleave you have good chances going on this charter. Prepair for big waves and lots of rocking, it will be very difficult to stand on your own without a firm handhold. Be ready to help when called on beacuse it will happen at a moment's notice.

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Bob Nickelson
Rochester, MN
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Went fishing with Flyer Sportfishing on March 10, 2023
North Shore fishing is not like mainland fishing and can get a bit rough. Take your Dramamine the night before if you even remotely think you might get sea sick. The upside is there are some mighty big sea creatures in those waters with some really beautiful scenery!!!

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Sarah Bradford
Orem, UT
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Went fishing with Hawaii Ocean Adventure Tours FINNATTIC on June 17, 2021
I have no experience with fishing seasons... But we didn't even have a bite. The kids spent all thier hard earned allowance on an expensive boat ride. Not the captains fault... But they were super bummed.

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Bill Smith
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Went fishing with Flyer Sportfishing on April 6, 2024
Watch the winds and weather closely. Had a great crew and boat, but chose to cut it a little short due to rough seas.

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Chris Brough
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Went fishing with Grand Slam Hawaii on March 11, 2024
If you are going to fish on Oahu, you have to go with Hopper and Jay on the Grand Slam.

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Greg Reger
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Went fishing with Lucky Lass Haleiwa Charters on February 1, 2024
Expect a great fishing experience. Depending on the time of year the catching can be so so. That said, in 5 trips out of Haleiwa I have never been skunked.

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Jimmie Freeman
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Went fishing with Hawaii Ocean Adventure Tours FINNATTIC on December 26, 2023
Don't expect to catch anything. This was my first charter in Hawaii and the first time not catching anything. I have fished in California and Mexico and always caught something.

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Avi Kay
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Went fishing with To The Max Charters on December 20, 2023
Be prepared for rough conditions in winter. Waterproof gear is essential unless you don't mind getting soaked to the bone.

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David Poteet
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Went fishing with Flyer Sportfishing on December 8, 2023
Considering that this time of year isn't a prime fishing season, we still got into some fast and furious action. Overall I was satisfied with the trip.

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Kyle Probst
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Went fishing with Flyer Sportfishing on November 24, 2023
In November maybe be prepared to bring a rain jacket. Weather was hit and miss in days leading up but water was pretty calm once we got to open water.

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Steven Sunthonlap
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Went fishing with Hawaii Whale Tale Tours on November 11, 2023
Trust your Captains as they are the more experienced ones when it comes to fishing in these waters and you’ll also catch fish!

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Brandon Ries
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Went fishing with Hawaii Ocean Adventure Tours FINNATTIC on October 4, 2023
Don’t go with expectations of catching the 1000lb trophy fish. Got have a good time with great views and a great crew

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Jeff Melitski
Bernardsville, NJ
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Went fishing with Hawaii Whale Tale Tours on September 23, 2023
It's fishing, not catching. Don't have expectations, just enjoy the experience. It's a magical place and you will have memories for a lifetime.

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Christopher Manes
Cumming, GA
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Went fishing with Lucky Lass Haleiwa Charters on June 9, 2023
Fishing was tough this day but that.can happen any place at any time. Still had a blast being on the water.

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Sandy Henley
Honolulu, Hawaii
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Went fishing with Hawaii Ocean Adventure Tours FINNATTIC on June 14, 2023
Even with pictures and GPS it took us a while to find the pier, so don't get frustrated. The water was very choppy on the way out, so take your Dramamine before you go if you get motion sick

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Melanie Amatulli
Honolulu, Hawaii
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Went fishing with To The Max Charters on May 30, 2023
Just be aware, it’s not just a boat - the waves up north can be rough so consider gering sea sick.

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Richard Deegan
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Went fishing with To The Max Charters on April 18, 2023
The charter was top notch. It’s too bad the fish weren’t biting. They want it as bad as us or more.

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John Cuneo
Seattle, Washington
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Went fishing with Lucky Lass Haleiwa Charters on July 5, 2022
Fishing is an experience, and not all about the catch. Bring a chill attitude, relax, soak in the environment and if the fish are willing, you'll bring them in.

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Jeremiah Williams
Round Rock, TX
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Went fishing with Hawaii Ocean Adventure Tours FINNATTIC 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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Daniel Giencke
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Went fishing with Hawaii Whale Tale Tours on February 11, 2024
A little chop on the water but the whales in season off the coast more than make up for that.

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Jeffrey Bowles
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Went fishing with Go Fishing Hawaii on January 26, 2024
Get ready for a fast paced environment (when fish are biting - it’s exhilarating)

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Eric Schmalz
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Went fishing with Grand Slam Hawaii on December 7, 2023
Come ready to catch fish!! Big water prepare if you are susceptible to motion sickness

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Trisha Fellows
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Went fishing with To The Max Charters on October 20, 2023
Understand that North Shore Oahu going into the winter can be on the rougher side

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Becca Akbari
Wixon Valley, TX
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Went fishing with Go Fishing Hawaii on September 13, 2023
You will have a blast with these guys! Be ready to catch some fish and make some amazing memories!

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Lana Gronwald
Honolulu, HI
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Went fishing with Go Fishing Hawaii on September 3, 2023
Trolling off Haleiwa can take time. Trust the crew. If the fish are biting they will find them.