Fishing in Hawaii

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Top Fishing Spots in Hawaii

Wailoa River State Park
Located on the island of Hawaii, Wailao River State Park is in the Hilo Bay making it very accessible for visitors.
Koke'e Stream
The Hawaiian island of Kauai’s best views, wildlife and, of course, fishing.
Makena Beach Park
Scenic wildland beach park characterized by prominent cinder cone Pu‘u Ola‘i and large white sand beach.

Common Catches in Hawaii

Blue Marlin
Blue Marlin
Japanese longliners report that blue marlin is the largest of the istiophoriod fishes. It apparently grows larger in the Pacific.
Giant Trevally
Giant Trevally
The giant trevally, which grows to over 130 pounds, is the largest of the eight Caranx species which occur in the Indo-Pacific region.
Striped Marlin
Striped Marlin
The most distinguishing characteristic of the striped marlin is its high, pointed first dorsal fin, which normally equals or exceeds the greatest body depth.
Rainbow Trout
Rainbow Trout
The rainbow trout is an extremely valuable species in any and all of its forms.
Butterfly Peacock Bass
Butterfly Peacock Bass
Of all the peacock basses, the butterfly peacock has the greatest variation in color.
Channel Catfish
Channel Catfish
The channel catfish is very highly regarded for its food and sports value.

Types of Fishing in Hawaii

Saltwater Bay Fishing

Saltwater Bay Fishing

Reefs, hills and shallows are some the best saltwater fishing locations.

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Deep-Sea Fishing

Deep-Sea Fishing

Deep-sea or offshore fishing involves fishing out on the open ocean.

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