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Hawaii Fishing Report

 
Here in Hawaii we target four main species: Marlin (Blues, Striped, Black, and Spearfish), Tunas (Yellowfin also known as Ahi, Bigeye and Skipjack also known as Aku), Mahimahi (also known as Dolphinfish or Dorado), and Ono (also known as Wahoo). 

All species of fish we target can be caught all year long because our water temperature remains 72-80 degrees all year long (cooler in the winter, warmer in the summer).  Hawaii remains as the only fishery in the world where a Marlin in excess of 1000 pounds has been caught in every calendar month of the year. 

Generally speaking, summer months produce more Yellowfin, Skipjack, Ono, and Blue Marlin. Winter months produce more Striped Marlin and Bigeye tuna, and spring and fall months produce more Mahimahi.

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A nice Mahi !

Bottom line is we literally have all of our fish here to some degree 365 days a year, and therefore, Hawaii is a great place to fish for Marlin and large tuna all year long.  We have hot times and cold times for everything, but that is more a result of ocean currents and availability of baitfish coming through on a warm or cold eddie than anything to do with the calendar.  
 
Here's what's been happening recently in Hawaii:

September 2016

September is the end of the  summer but it's still a good time for Blue Marlin and Ahi (Yellowfin Tuna).  An excellent number of Blue Marlin have been caught and released in the 150 - 300lb range.  A good amount of Blues have also been weighed in ranging from 120-320lbs.  A few beasts over 400 have also been reported as released with one estimated as large as up to 900 lbs.  The largest Blue Marlin we are aware of for 2016 so far is an 865lb caught in Kona on April 20th.  Blue Marlin catches usually peak in the summer months but stay good while it's still pretty warm so September is also good for the big blues. Boats are also still reporting some nice Ahi in the 100 plus lb range, but seems to have slowed a bit from the summer months.  We are approaching the good Mahimahi season which usually runs October through early November so there should be some good Mahi action in the next few weeks.  For the bass fishing on Kauai, guide Tom has reported some good sized largemouth bass recently in the 6-7lb plus range and small mouth in the 2-3lb range.  The Peacock Bass bite best during the summer months so the Peacock bite has slowed now into September, but the other bass species are still biting strong.  Fall is usually lighter tradewinds so the seas are usually pretty nice this time of year.   

 

   
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