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Kona Big Game Fishing - 31’ Bertram
Top Types of Bottom Fishing Trips in Hawaii
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Bottom Fishing Charters In Hawaii
Maui is known worldwide for its legendary sportfishing, and this trip off of Ho'okipa is no exception. Aboard Captain Ikena's 35' Cabo Express sportfisher, you'll be able to chase some of the Pacific's greatest pelagic species, including everything from Wahoo (known locally as "ono") to Striped Marlin, Bigeye Tuna, and many, many more. Nowhere else in the world is such successful big-game fishing found in such calm waters. Sea conditions off the Ko'okipa coast are typically calm and sunny, and the island’s steep bottom puts big-game fishing just 1/2-mile offshore. In addition, Pacific currents and trade winds make this area an important stop for migrating pelagic fish, which come here to feast on baitfish, squid, and more. Six species of billfish congregate here, including Blue Marlin, Black Marlin, Striped Marlin, Shortnose Spearfish, Sailfish, and Swordfish. These are all on the menu on this trip, although of course there are no guarantees. You'll be in great hands with Captain Ikena. He has years of experience fishing these waters, and his boat is decked out with luxury amenities and advanced sportfishing equipment to give you the best chance of hooking some huge fish. That includes a full flybridge, A/C cabin, full restroom, galley, and dinette. His rods are custom-built for the boat (courtesy of Kaua'i's Z-Lures) and are paired with Shimano Tiagra reels. Rest assured, when you're fishing with Captain Ikena, you will be using top of the line tackle to land your fish of a lifetime. The fish are waiting—get out there and chase 'em! Read More
Ho'okipa Fishing Trip
Everything to Know About Booking a Hawaii bottom fishing charter
What are the best bottom fishing charters in Hawaii?
Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 7 bottom fishing trips in Hawaii, and the most popular trips in the area are Kona Big Game Fishing - 31’ Bertram guided by Dale, Kona Deep Sea Special guided by Gaige, and Kaua'i Quick Offshore Run guided by Ikena.
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Looking for kid friendly bottom fishing guides in Hawaii? Check out our beginner and family friendly bottom fishing guides in Hawaii.
What types of bottom fishing charters are common in Hawaii?
Deep Sea fishing is the most popular for bottom fishing in Hawaii as well as nearshore fishing.
The most commonly sought after species for bottom fishing in Hawaii are: 1. yellowfin tuna, 2. wahoo, 3. mahi mahi, and 4. blue marlin.
How much do Hawaii bottom fishing charters cost?
for bottom fishing in Hawaii prices can range anywhere from an affordable $700 to $2,100, but the average price for a half day trip for bottom fishing in Hawaii is $1,089. The average price for a full day trip for bottom fishing in Hawaii is $1,541.
What month is best for on a bottom fishing charter in Hawaii?
The most popular season to go on a bottom fishing charter in Hawaii is summer, and most anglers book their trips 43 days in advance.
Do I need a Hawaii fishing license and what are the bag limits in Hawaii?
You’re in luck! Our fishing tours in Hawaii don’t require you to purchase a fishing license – your group is covered by your boat’s captain. See here for more information on bag limits and fishing season regulations in Hawaii.
Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences
Had an awesome time, and definitely once in a lifetime trip! Captain Gaige was very welcoming and helpful and his first mate was also very helpful with my boys and I fishing. The boat is extremely well maintained and cared for, and it sounds like they work hard to make sure it’s up to date with the latest technology to make for a great experience. We were hoping for a fun day, and got just that with our first Blue Marlin and a spearfish as well! Definitely some fun action! I will definitely be scheduling again the next time I make it out!
Matthew O. with Gaige I. of Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
Dale and his deckhand were extremely professional, my father is an older gentleman that is not very mobile, they went above and beyond and accommodating for him, and my son caught his first blue marlin!!!!! They were wonderful and I’m looking forward to another day on the ocean with him tomorrow, if it was anything like today, it will be a day to remember
Kirk E. with Dale L. of Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
These guys made for a great fishing trip. Very hospitable, friendly, and knowledgeable. Boat was clean and comfortable. Would definitely recommend.
Thomas H. with Ikena H. of Lihue, Hawaii
Capt. Dale and first mate Jack were great. The 31’ Bertram was clean and spacious and ran smooth as can be, and the canopy came in handy on a Sunny day. While the Marlin fishing was slow (listening to the radio, none of the boats in the tournament caught), we couldn’t have had a better time swapping stories with Dale and Jack, downing some Big Island brews, taking in the scenery, and watching whales breach. Hope to do it again soon! -Jonathan with Captain Experiences
Jonathan N. with Dale L. of Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
Everying as promised. If you want a fishing experience captain Dale is your man. We had an amazing day and Dale and Jack took care of us. Can't say enough about the experience and we had ages 8 to 80 involved. Great times aboard the Sea Strike.
Tom H. with Dale L. of Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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