Oahu Fly Fishing Charters

Oahu Fly Fishing Charters

Best Fly Fishing Charters in Oahu

Fly Fishing in Oahu

Oahu may be better known for its awesome heavy tackle action, but few people realize the fly fishing Oahu has to offer is also outstanding. While the big game crowds rocket offshore in a cloud of diesel smoke, you can enjoy poling the shallows just a stone’s throw from town for monster Bonefish and GTs. If that somehow isn’t enough for you, head further out to place flies for hungry Tuna and Billfish. The action here is enough to put even the most serious fly angler to the test. Simply put, it’s way too good to miss!

What to Expect from a Fly Fishing Trip

There are plenty of small flats boats nestled among the offshore cruisers. Charter one of these anywhere on the island and you will be in for a day of pitched battles against hard-fighting fish on the flats. What you find will depend on where you go, but the action is outstanding all over Oahu.
 

South Shore

If you’re launching from Honolulu (and chances are, you will be) you won’t have to head as far as you’d think to find secluded flats. Ala Moana and Kahala are home to incredible numbers of Bonefish, which don’t seem to mind being right in the middle of town. Head round Diamond Head and you hit Kuliouou, another awesome Bonefishing spot.
 

North Shore

If you’re set on monster Bonefish (and we’re talking 10 to 15 pounds here) you may want to leave the hustle and bustle of Honolulu behind you and head for the legendary Kaneohe Bay. The whole bay is incredible for fly anglers, with plenty of GTs in its deeper reaches, too. The islet of Mokoli'i, colloquially named Chinaman’s Hat, is widely recognized as the best point in the bay. It’s well worth the trek north.
 

Offshore

So you want to get your hooks into something a little bigger? You’ve come to the right place! Head offshore from Oahu, and you’ll find monster fish hunting right on the surface around the FADs which surround the island. Tuna, Mahi Mahi, and even Billfish could be on the hit list for the ambitious fly anglers among you, so be sure to pack something a little heftier than an eight-weight!

What to Pack for Oahu Fly Fishing

If you’re planning on sticking to the flats, bring a fast-action 7wt or 8wt rod. We’d recommend an 8wt for more fish control but it’s down to how much of a challenge you want. Count on using a good 150 yards of backing, with 15-pound tapered fluorocarbon leaders to ward against getting cut off on coral. Mantis shrimp and crab patterns work well, but many local guides use custom-tied flies which they find work best in their waters.
 
Head offshore, and you will need much, much heavier gear, depending on what species you’re after. Think 14wt or even 16wt rods with the thickest tippets and the strongest backing you can find. Even then, you’ll need more than an ounce of luck if you want to bring in Spearfish, Mahi Mahi, or Marlin on the fly.
Oahu
Excellent
4.4 / 5
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What anglers said about Fly Fishing in Oahu

Be prepared and know the fishing seasons here! Looks like it is all year round! Also be prepared for a fight of your life. Listen to your crew they know what they are doing and can help you be successful !
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be prepared and know the fishing seasons here! Looks like it is all year round! Also be prepared for a fight of your life. Listen to your crew they know what they are doing and can help you be successful !
Five Star Sportfishing Hawaii
Five Star Sportfishing Hawaii
Pack lots of sunscreen and you might wanna add a little Dramamine into your diet so that you don’t get seasick.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Pack lots of sunscreen and you might wanna add a little Dramamine into your diet so that you don’t get seasick.
Ocean Addict Hawaii LLC
Ocean Addict Hawaii LLC
A must take fishing trip when visiting Haleiwa. World class fishing experience!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
A must take fishing trip when visiting Haleiwa. World class fishing experience!
Lucky Lass Haleiwa Charters
Lucky Lass Haleiwa Charters
Captain Matt from the VIP 5 star tours is amazing! He's very professional, very friendly, and gave my group the best experience we could have asked for! ?
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Captain Matt from the VIP 5 star tours is amazing! He's very professional, very friendly, and gave my group the best experience we could have asked for! ?
V.I.P.- 5 STAR -PRIVATE CHARTERS- BEST DEALS!
V.I.P.- 5 STAR -PRIVATE CHARTERS- BEST DEALS! Wahiawa, Hawaii
Listen and learn! Hawaii fishing is a different ballgame and following directions and letting the crew share their knowledge is paramount to a successful day.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Listen and learn! Hawaii fishing is a different ballgame and following directions and letting the crew share their knowledge is paramount to a successful day.
Five Star Sportfishing Hawaii
Five Star Sportfishing Hawaii
Check weather and reviews, understand that it’s fishing, not catching and catching is not guaranteed and should be treasured.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Check weather and reviews, understand that it’s fishing, not catching and catching is not guaranteed and should be treasured.
Five Star Sportfishing Hawaii
Five Star Sportfishing Hawaii
Told them what we wanted to catch and they made it happen. Just an amazing experience!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Told them what we wanted to catch and they made it happen. Just an amazing experience!
Five Star Sportfishing Hawaii
Five Star Sportfishing Hawaii
Sunscreen, sunglasses, lucky fishing hat and motion sickness medicine (just in case)!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Sunscreen, sunglasses, lucky fishing hat and motion sickness medicine (just in case)!!
Five Star Sportfishing Hawaii
Five Star Sportfishing Hawaii
Obviously no guarantees with fishing but I’ve been very happy with my hawaii fishing experiences and even if you don’t catch anything it’s gorgeous seeing the island from the water, especially at sunrise.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Obviously no guarantees with fishing but I’ve been very happy with my hawaii fishing experiences and even if you don’t catch anything it’s gorgeous seeing the island from the water, especially at sunrise.
Private Charter Waikiki Deep Sea Fishing
Private Charter Waikiki Deep Sea Fishing
Later evening and morning fishing would probably have been better, but we got into the for sure in the last hour or two
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Later evening and morning fishing would probably have been better, but we got into the for sure in the last hour or two
Ultimate Boating Adventures!
Ultimate Boating Adventures!
Yes, some of our shipmates had little experience with big water fishing. They made sure to coach them as they got the fish in
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Yes, some of our shipmates had little experience with big water fishing. They made sure to coach them as they got the fish in
Whipsaw Sport Fishing Inc.
Whipsaw Sport Fishing Inc.
Yes, this is a great trip for beginners or seasoned fisherman. Really great experience overall.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Yes, this is a great trip for beginners or seasoned fisherman. Really great experience overall.
Ruckus Sportfishing And Diving
Ruckus Sportfishing And Diving
Bring sunscreen, Take Dramamine be patient. Ask question to your captain/ be serious about catching fish. Be polite.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring sunscreen, Take Dramamine be patient. Ask question to your captain/ be serious about catching fish. Be polite.
Jigging Honolulu
Jigging Honolulu
If you are going to fish on Oahu, you have to go with Hopper and Jay on the Grand Slam.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you are going to fish on Oahu, you have to go with Hopper and Jay on the Grand Slam.
Grand Slam Hawaii
Grand Slam Hawaii
If you never caught Peacock Bass I highly recommend adding them to your fish catching experience. They are super aggressive and fight hard. Sooo much fun!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you never caught Peacock Bass I highly recommend adding them to your fish catching experience. They are super aggressive and fight hard. Sooo much fun!
Exit 8 Bass Hawaii
Exit 8 Bass Hawaii
Bring sunblock! We did not and we definitely felt it the next day. Take pictures! It’s an experience you’ll want to look back on. And be patient! It’s still fishing. You never know when the big one is going to hit.
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Bring sunblock! We did not and we definitely felt it the next day. Take pictures! It’s an experience you’ll want to look back on. And be patient! It’s still fishing. You never know when the big one is going to hit.
Ohana Sport Fishing
Ohana Sport Fishing
Pack a lunch, sunblock, and lots of water. If you have motion sickness get some scopalmine
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Pack a lunch, sunblock, and lots of water. If you have motion sickness get some scopalmine
Whipsaw Sport Fishing Inc.
Whipsaw Sport Fishing Inc.
This was our first time fishing hawaii we had deep sea fished in tofino BC and Cancun this ocean is easily rougher make sure to take something for sea sickness before going. Would still do it again though
Excellent
5.0 / 5
This was our first time fishing hawaii we had deep sea fished in tofino BC and Cancun this ocean is easily rougher make sure to take something for sea sickness before going. Would still do it again though
Five Star Sportfishing Hawaii
Five Star Sportfishing Hawaii
Winter fishing season has its calm days but be prepared to work hard on a rough day.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Winter fishing season has its calm days but be prepared to work hard on a rough day.
Oahu Pelagic Sportfishing
Oahu Pelagic Sportfishing
Bring sunscreen, Swimsuit, water shoes and your luck! There are fish in the ocean. Good Luck. Well worth it! Will return to Fun Fishing.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring sunscreen, Swimsuit, water shoes and your luck! There are fish in the ocean. Good Luck. Well worth it! Will return to Fun Fishing.
Ohana Fun Fishing
Ohana Fun Fishing

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