Aptly titled by HAWAII FISHING NEWS in 1977, the "Blue Marlin Capital of the World." Hawaii offers six species of billfish plus yellowfin (ahi), skipjack (aku), dogtooth, bonito, albacore and bigeye tuna. Other species of offshore game fish include wahoo (ono), dolphin fish (mahimahi), great barracuda (kaku) and rainbow runner (kamanu, or Hawaiian salmon).
HAWAII FISHING NEWS is the official state record-keeper of the biggest fish caught in the state-regardless of the method of capture.
Bottom fishing is also popular in Hawaii with good catches of snapper being made in depths of 10 to 100 fathoms.
Inshore waters of Hawaii, with 700 miles of fishable shoreline, draw the most activity from anglers. Heavy-duty shorecasting rigs allow anglers to tackle giant ulua (jacks) of up to 200 lbs as they prowl the reefs at night. Medium tackle and ultralight fishing clubs have sprung up in Hawaii as anglers have discovered the excitement of fishing for the many other species that make the reefs and sandy channels their homes.
Freshwater enthusiasts are not to be denied as Hawaii has more varieties of freshwater game fish than most areas of the mainland; these include largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, oscar, tucunare, channel catfish and rainbow trout.
What all this adds up to? Hawaii is a great place to fish!
HAWAII FISHING NEWS
P.O. Box 25488
Honolulu, Hawaii 96825
Phone (808) 395-4499
FAX (808) 396-3474