If you’re considering taking a trip to go fishing in Hawaii, you’re making a great choice. After all, about 680 species of fish are said to inhabit the waters surrounding the Hawaiian Islands!

Still, there are so many fishing locations to choose from that making the right destination choices can be a challenge. Here, we’re going to help you narrow it down!

Read on to Learn the Best Fishing in Hawaii

So that you can make a big catch

fishing in hawaii
Fishing in Hawaii


Let’s start with the Island of fishing in Hawaii, known to those who live there simply as ‘Big Island.’ The best fishing location here in Kailua-Kona, a town on the island’s west coast.

Here, you can go to Kamakahonu Beach, where a variety of indigenous and colorful coral live. Many fish live in these corals, so you’ll have the opportunity to catch something that you can’t find anywhere else!

Hilo Harbor

Hilo Harbor is also a place on Big Island, but it’s out East rather than to the west. Just rent a car and you can get there pretty easily!

In any case, this fishing destination refers to the portion of the bay in Hilo that’s bounded seaward. You can stand on the bay and throw your fishing rod in knowing that you’re almost certain to catch one of the tuna that lives in the harbor.

Fishing in Hawaii Charter

Moving away from Big Island and onto Oahu, the most populated of the Hawaiian Islands, you’re going to want to head to the Hawaii fishing charter.

This is a great place for deep-sea fishing that offers half-day and ΒΎ day fishing charters as well as full-day ones. You can choose how much time you want to invest!

This is the perfect place to catch the magnificent Pacific blue marlin, which is one of Hawaii’s greatest sources of pride.

Hilton Hawaiian Village

While not strictly a place for fishing, the Hilton Hawaiian Village resort in Honolulu is a great place to relax and make a big catch. You can take one of the resort’s many motorboats out onto the ocean and catch some mahi-mahi.

When you’re done, you can come back to the resort and relax on the beach. The amazing restaurants at the resort are the perfect way to unwind after a long day of fishing!

The Shores of Maui

We know, we know- including a whole island on this list may feel like cheating. But it’s impossible to pick any one fishing spot in Maui when the entire island is surrounded by the most interesting and unique fish you can find anywhere in the world.

Big game fishing is a big deal here. On the shores of Maui, you can head off on a deepsea sport fishing trip to find spearfish, mahi-mahi, blue marlin, ono, and more.

Have Fun Fishing in Hawaii

When it comes to catching exotic and intriguing fish, there’s nowhere quite like the Aloha State.

Now that you know where to start fishing in Hawaii, it’s time to continue planning your trip to paradise.

Check out the ‘travel and entertainment’ tab on our home page for more information on what to do in Hawaii on your trip and a complete guide to fly fishing.

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