Hawaii Bottom Fishing Charters

Hawaii Bottom Fishing Charters

Best Bottom Fishing Charters in Hawaii

Top Bottom Fishing Charters in Hawaii

Bottom Fishing in Hawaii

In the heart of the Pacific, you may think that big game fishing reigns supreme, but bottom fishing in Hawaii is also a great way to explore these rich waters. The 50th state offers reef fishing like nowhere else, with crystal clear waters that are home to exotic fish. Test your skills and strength and see another side to these tropical islands.

What fish can I catch?

Expect some colorful, dazzling, and delicious species when you come bottom fishing in Hawaii. The productive reefs attract a range of beautiful creatures looking to feast on some smaller life forms. Monsters like Barracuda, Trevallies, Jobfish, and Snappers are the main attractions, with Jacks, Bonefish, and many more providing a star-studded supporting cast.

What to Expect

There’s something for everyone when fishing the reefs in Hawaii, with bottom fishing giving even first-timers the chance to land a beauty. Trips last from a couple of hours to a full day on the water, allowing avid anglers the chance to put their skills to the test, too. 
 
As most captains also offer offshore fishing excursions, you’ll most likely be fishing from an offshore sportfishing boat. These professional outfits feature everything you need for a productive day, so sit back and enjoy the ride on a cheaper alternative to big game trips.
 
If you’re looking for something a bit different, exploring the reefs by kayak is also an option. Test your balance and strength as you try to reel one in while sitting just on the water!

Where and When to Go

Two of the beauties of bottom fishing in Hawaii are that there’s never a bad time nor a bad place to go. Each of the islands are home to year-round populations of incredible bottom-dwelling fish. Just keep an eye on the strict fishing seasons for some creatures.
 
On the “big” island of Hawaii itself, Kailua-Kona offers the best chance of a bottom fishing charter. In fact, this spot is renowned as one of the world’s best sportfishing spots, so come and see what all the fuss is about. 
 
If you’re staying in the capital, Honolulu, then a trip to sea is a great way to escape the hustle and bustle and discover the real Hawaii, while Haleiwa is also a hub on the north of Oahu island. 
 
Finally, the northernmost island, Kaua, also offers plenty in the way of fishing. Hop aboard a charter in Eleele in the south or Princeville in the north and away you go!

How to Prepare

Your fishing license will be covered aboard any professional saltwater fishing charter in Hawaii, so that’s one less thing to worry about. Under the guidance of an experienced captain, you’ll have all the gear and support you need for a productive day out. All you need to do is grab some drinks and snacks and come aboard.
 
If you’re looking for an incredible trip in some of the world’s most pristine waters, Hawaii bottom fishing is for you. Come aboard and make some lifelong memories!
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Reviews of Fishing in Bottom Fishing in Hawaii

Sea Verse III, A Great, Relaxing and Friend-Making Trip
Rey T. fished with Sea Verse 3 on April 8, 2021
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Go with the attitude of fishing, instead of catching. If you catch something that is a plus.
March fishing trip
Michael M. fished with Silky Sportfishing on March 29, 2021
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Experience is awesome just make sure what time of year you go and remember that it’s called fishing not catching.
Hats off to captain Rick
Daniel M. fished with Oahu Pelagic Sportfishing on February 15, 2021
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Make sure you use Oahu pelagic sport fishing and no one else top notch
Half day trip
Dennis R. fished with Kona Cowboy Sportfishing on January 22, 2020
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Don’t expect to catch anything so if you do it’ll be a great bonus. Fish don’t always cooperate with anglers so go with the flow and enjoy your time out on the ocean.
Good day at sea
Donald H. fished with Pacific Sportfishing LLC on January 8, 2020
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keep your fishing expectations to a minimum. The boat experience was good however.
Best Charter!
Shawn S. fished with Kona Cowboy Sportfishing on December 4, 2019
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Call Captain Shawn on the Kona Cowboy to book your charter. I have never met a more enthusiastic captain that showed how much he loves to fish.
6 hour fishing trip with Captain Harry and 1st mate Tyler was very enjoyable for our family of four
Randall M. fished with C Lure Charters on October 3, 2019
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Be certain to ask as many questions of the Captain prior to your departure regarding the number and ages of any children that you may consider taking on your charter and the amount & type of provisions/snacks that will be provided depending on the length of your trip. People that may be sensitive to motion sickness should certainly bring medication because the first mile or so out of the harbor we experienced some ruff water but eventually smoothed out once we were further out to sea.
3/4 day trip with Captain Jim And "Fish"
Gene M. fished with Go Get 'Em Sportfishing on July 29, 2019
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Enjoy the ride. Keep expectations low, no stress and hope for the magic. When it happens, everyone wins!

Top Targeted Bottom Fishing Species in Hawaii