For anglers looking for a relaxing place for their significant other while they battle with monster fish offshore could not have picked a more perfect place than the island of Oahu for a deep-sea fishing vacation. Oahu has similar ocean floors as Kona, the most popular fishing area in Hawaii, with deep waters just minutes from shore. This attracts a lot of anglers and is why there is a large fleet of Oahu fishing charters, primarily in the Kewalo Basin Harbor and the Ala Wai Harbor in Waikiki.
Another similarity between Kona and Oahu is the variety of year-round fish available in these fertile waters. When you join an Oahu fishing charter for a half-day or full-day excursion, you can expect to have your heart racing and arms aching at the end of the day from the fights you had with the monster fish of the sea. We are talking about Blue Marlin, Mahi Mahi, Yellowfin Tuna, Sailfish, Shortbill Spearfish, Striped Marlin, Wahoo, etc. You will be dropping your lines almost immediately after you board because these fish are found not an hour’s drive from shore like in many places worldwide.
Your Oahu fishing charter will have you fish the harbor mouth where great fish are waiting for your hook, then only going a mile or so off the coast, we will reach the fishing grounds with depths of 800 – over 1000 ft. This is where the big boys live and thrive, and here you will do battle with many of the giants of the deep. With such an abundance of these fish, it is not unheard of during a typical Oahu fishing charter to get an offshore slam of three of the billfish or tuna or wahoo or mahi-mahi all in one day!
Oahu also has diverse fertile reefs and nearshore fishing that your Oahu fishing charter can introduce you to. Barracuda (Kaku), Trevally Jacks (Ulua), Ladyfish (Awa’Awa), Goatfish (Moana) and many smaller-sized fish are found nearshore. Bottom feeders like Opakapaka (Pink Snapper), Onaga (Longtail Snapper), and Ehu (Squirrelfish Snapper) can be found in the reefs along with Amberjacks and, of course, Sharks. These are many delicious fish that you will be able to bring to the boat and your dining table during your fishing excursion. Still, there are plenty of others to catch as well.
Hawaii has some of the best bonefishing globally, and Oahu has fantastic flats fishing for giant bonefish. Cast your fly and wait for the gulp and the screaming line, and then it is you against the fish in a duel to the finish.
Oahu is a fisherman’s paradise with some of the best offshore fishing grounds in Hawaii to catch big game and tasty fish, and it has professional local captains and crews aboard Oahu fishing charters ready to put you on to the fish of your lifetime.