Maui is the second-largest of the Hawaiian Islands and is quite simply a fantastic location for your charter fishing vacation. Trophy fish is the name of the game here on the island, and Blue Marlin, Mahi, Wahoo and Yellowfin Tuna are the kings of the sea and what most of the 25 + Maui fishing charters target on their private and shared trips. You will have opportunities to fight giants on a day on the water with your Maui fishing charter. Feel the adrenaline rush as you see the reel screaming out after a bite and watch with excitement as your fish tries to leap for freedom as you slowly reel it in. There is nothing like that feeling in the world. Anglers from all over the world come to Hawaii and Maui to experience it.
The waters off of Maui are teeming with life. The obvious draw for you and most of the other anglers on the island are the big four trophy fish, but you really do not want to pigeonhole yourself by targeting just these fish. There are some really fun and tasty fish, especially bottom feeders to hook up with. Dropping your line into the depths, you might get bites from Uku(Grey Snapper), Napeta (Peacock Razor Fish), Papio (Giant Trevally), Moano or Kumu (Goatfish), Grouper, or Barracuda. These fish are found here year-round and are tasty fare for your dinner or freeze for later meals.
Offshore, there are other fish besides the big four that you may run into like other billfish species, including Striped Marlin, Black Marlin, Sailfish and Spearfish and different types of tuna; Skipjack and Bigeye. Most of these fish are available for you to reel in all year long, but many are more seasonal. An experienced Maui fishing charter captain will know what fish are biting and where they are biting and bring you to the places that will give you the best chances of filling the boat with tasty bottom fish or fighting beasts until it feels like your arms will fall off.
Maui is an excellent place for a fishing vacation with great weather and awesome fishing year-round and professional Maui fishing charters running out of two harbors, the Maalaea Harbor) and the Lahaina Harbor. From there, your Maui fishing charter will take you all over the island’s coast, visit neighboring islands, and go to the FADs or wherever the fish are biting on that given day.