Hawaii Bottom Fishing Charters

Hawaii Bottom Fishing Charters

Best Bottom Fishing Charters in Hawaii

Hawaii: 15 fishing charters available

Aikane Sport Fishing

Excellent
4.5 / 5
(30 reviews)
Honolulu
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $750

Go Get 'Em Sportfishing

Excellent
4.6 / 5
(237 reviews)
Kailua-Kona

Silky Sportfishing

Excellent
4.6 / 5
(111 reviews)
Kailua-Kona
trips from $680

Tradewind Charters, Inc.

Honolulu
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $2,450

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!
Hawaii
Excellent
4.2 / 5
Based on 24,785 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

What anglers said about Bottom Fishing in Hawaii

Use a reputable charter and pay attention to the captain. It definitely paid off for my family.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Use a reputable charter and pay attention to the captain. It definitely paid off for my family.
Robert  D.
Robert D. Lawton, OK
I picked a trip that would be good for first timeers...kids. I was completely satisfied with the whole trip.
Excellent
4.3 / 5
I picked a trip that would be good for first timeers...kids. I was completely satisfied with the whole trip.
Paula  L.
Paula L. Columbiana, AL
If the idea is to catch fish, there are definitely fish out there. The family that was out there on Captain Harry's boat before us caught four nice size tunas, we caught one. For us on our trip, the weather was great, the waves were not too high, no one got sea sick, and it was a great way to spend four hours.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If the idea is to catch fish, there are definitely fish out there. The family that was out there on Captain Harry's boat before us caught four nice size tunas, we caught one. For us on our trip, the weather was great, the waves were not too high, no one got sea sick, and it was a great way to spend four hours.
Rhonda  H.
Rhonda H. Pleasanton, CA
Make sure the captain and crew are knowledgeable about what you are catching. There are a lot of endangered species or illegal to catch fish in hawaii so if not could get in some big trouble real fast
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Make sure the captain and crew are knowledgeable about what you are catching. There are a lot of endangered species or illegal to catch fish in hawaii so if not could get in some big trouble real fast
Andrew  W.
Andrew W. Aiea, HI
Take a shorter trip before jumping in big. This trip would be good for kids greater than 12
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Take a shorter trip before jumping in big. This trip would be good for kids greater than 12
Glen  S.
Glen S. Cochrane, AB
Fishing anywhere is unpredictable; fish don’t bite, aren’t there, the weather is crappy, the water is turbulent, etc. The experience is worth it.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Fishing anywhere is unpredictable; fish don’t bite, aren’t there, the weather is crappy, the water is turbulent, etc. The experience is worth it.
Donna  C.
Donna C. Sun Valley, NV
Just like fishing anywhere. There’s a reason they call it fishing and.not catching…. Lol. It’s still a great time.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Just like fishing anywhere. There’s a reason they call it fishing and.not catching…. Lol. It’s still a great time.
Jeff  L.
Jeff L. United States
Do your homework and understand the season availability of the species you are targeting.
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Do your homework and understand the season availability of the species you are targeting.
Peter  F.
Peter F. New Hartford, CT
Great couple of hours on the ocean with Captain Danny & first mate Issac on the Sashimi.
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Great couple of hours on the ocean with Captain Danny & first mate Issac on the Sashimi.
John  C.
John C. Immokalee, FL
Just remember it is fishing. You take a chance on not catching anything. But you get a great time on the water.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Just remember it is fishing. You take a chance on not catching anything. But you get a great time on the water.
Shawn  L.
Shawn L. United States
Relax and enjoy the day. Fishing is fishing. Some days are great and some are not.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Relax and enjoy the day. Fishing is fishing. Some days are great and some are not.
Ronald  M.
Ronald M. Littleton, CO
This is definitely a first time, small catch, family fun type of outing. Boat was great for a party of 4, unsure how it would be for more people. Please note, taking seasick meds with you is probably a good idea, even if you think you won't need them.
Very good
4.0 / 5
This is definitely a first time, small catch, family fun type of outing. Boat was great for a party of 4, unsure how it would be for more people. Please note, taking seasick meds with you is probably a good idea, even if you think you won't need them.
Christine  S.
Christine S. Novato, CA
You are able to have lines in the water right out of the harbor. Beautiful scenery. Great place to fish
Excellent
5.0 / 5
You are able to have lines in the water right out of the harbor. Beautiful scenery. Great place to fish
Hank  A.
Hank A. Bellingham, WA
2 hour trip is reasonable price to get out on water and catch reef fish.... big stuff you wanna go half day at least.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
2 hour trip is reasonable price to get out on water and catch reef fish.... big stuff you wanna go half day at least.
Christopher  H.
Christopher H. San Leon, TX
Go with the attitude of fishing, instead of catching. If you catch something that is a plus.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go with the attitude of fishing, instead of catching. If you catch something that is a plus.
Rey  T.
Rey T. Manvel, TX
Experience is awesome just make sure what time of year you go and remember that it’s called fishing not catching.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience is awesome just make sure what time of year you go and remember that it’s called fishing not catching.
Michael  M.
Michael M. Columbia, SC
keep your fishing expectations to a minimum. The boat experience was good however.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
keep your fishing expectations to a minimum. The boat experience was good however.
Donald  H.
Donald H. Janesville, WI
Enjoy the ride. Keep expectations low, no stress and hope for the magic. When it happens, everyone wins!
Very good
4.0 / 5
Enjoy the ride. Keep expectations low, no stress and hope for the magic. When it happens, everyone wins!
Gene  M.
Gene M. Costa Mesa, CA
Take your seasick pills and dont get upset if you dont catch its fishing you dont always catch
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Take your seasick pills and dont get upset if you dont catch its fishing you dont always catch
Micheal  B.
Micheal B. Kihei, HI
These waters are not a "first timer" fishing - the waters can be rough. Be ready w/ a scopolamine patch!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
These waters are not a "first timer" fishing - the waters can be rough. Be ready w/ a scopolamine patch!
Jeremiah  W.
Jeremiah W. Round Rock, TX

Top Targeted Bottom Fishing Species in Hawaii