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6hr Ho'okipa Fishing Trip

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35 ft 1 - 6 People From $1,346
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Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Lihue

4hr Kaua'i Quick Offshore Run

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35 ft 1 - 6 People From $1,023
Fishing in Lihue

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Lihue

8hr Hana Hou Deep Offshore Trip

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Fishing in Kapaʻa

Deep Sea Fishing Charter near Lihue

Eastside Sportfishing Half Day

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Fishing in Eleele

Deep Sea Fishing Charter near Lihue

4 Hour Hawaiian Sportfishing

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42 ft 1 - 6 People From $990
Fishing in Eleele

Deep Sea Fishing Charter near Lihue

6 Hour Hawaiian Sportfishing

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42 ft 1 - 6 People From $1,280

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Fishing in Eleele
Fishing in Eleele
Fishing in Eleele
trip description for 6 Hour Hawaiian Sportfishing in Eleele

If you've been hunting for a classic offshore sportfishing trip here in Hawaii, this is your ticket! Join Captain Rob on a thrilling fishing charter in Eleele, Hawaii, where you'll have the opportunity to catch some of the most sought-after fish in the Pacific Ocean, including Wahoo (known here as Ono), yellowfin Tuna, Striped Marlin, and Mahi Mahi! Wahoo, known for their incredible speed and fighting power, can be found year-round in the waters around Eleele, and are a popular target for anglers. yellowfin Tuna, another prized species, can be caught from June to November, and are known for their delicious meat and high value as a game fish. Striped Marlin, a powerful billfish species, can be caught from April to November, and are a challenging and exciting species to target. Mahi Mahi, also known as Dorado, are a brightly-colored fish that can be caught year-round, and are considered one of the best-tasting fish in the ocean. All of these species are excellent on the grill, but you should also consider preparing your catches as poke, a traditional Hawaiian dish made using raw fish and a huge variety of seasonings and sauces. Captain Rob is a seasoned vet when it comes to offshore fishing, and runs his charters on a decked-out 42' Uniflite sportfisher. She has all the necessary gear for trolling, plus live wells for bait, ice boxes, and full cabin, and more. Rob will provide you with all the necessary instructions and guidance throughout the charter, making sure that you have a fun and successful fishing experience. All you need to bring is your sunscreen, and a cooler to take home your catch. Book your trip now and experience the thrill of catching these amazing fish in the beautiful waters of Eleele, Hawaii with Captain Rob! Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter near Lihue

6 Hour Hawaiian Sportfishing

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42 ft 1 - 6 People From $1,280
Fishing in Eleele
Fishing in Eleele
Fishing in Eleele
trip description for 4 Hour Hawaiian Sportfishing in Eleele

If you've been hunting for a classic offshore sportfishing trip here in Hawaii, this is your ticket! Join Captain Rob on a thrilling fishing charter in Eleele, Hawaii, where you'll have the opportunity to catch some of the most sought-after fish in the Pacific Ocean, including Wahoo (known here as Ono), yellowfin Tuna, Striped Marlin, and Mahi Mahi! Wahoo, known for their incredible speed and fighting power, can be found year-round in the waters around Eleele, and are a popular target for anglers. yellowfin Tuna, another prized species, can be caught from June to November, and are known for their delicious meat and high value as a game fish. Striped Marlin, a powerful billfish species, can be caught from April to November, and are a challenging and exciting species to target. Mahi Mahi, also known as Dorado, are a brightly-colored fish that can be caught year-round, and are considered one of the best-tasting fish in the ocean. All of these species are excellent on the grill, but you should also consider preparing your catches as poke, a traditional Hawaiian dish made using raw fish and a huge variety of seasonings and sauces. Captain Rob is a seasoned vet when it comes to offshore fishing, and runs his charters on a decked-out 42' Uniflite sportfisher. She has all the necessary gear for trolling, plus live wells for bait, ice boxes, and full cabin, and more. Rob will provide you with all the necessary instructions and guidance throughout the charter, making sure that you have a fun and successful fishing experience. All you need to bring is your fishing license, sunscreen, and a cooler to take home your catch. Book your trip now and experience the thrill of catching these amazing fish in the beautiful waters of Eleele, Hawaii with Captain Rob! Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter near Lihue

4 Hour Hawaiian Sportfishing

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42 ft 1 - 6 People From $990
Fishing in Kapaʻa
Fishing in Kapaʻa
Fishing in Kapaʻa
trip description for Eastside Sportfishing Half Day in Kapaʻa

Join Captain Harry for an unbelievable deep sea fishing experience! With Captain Harry you can go after some serious big game fish while soaking in beautiful Hawaiian scenery without breaking the bank. On this half, 3/4 or full-day trip, Captain Harry will take you to off the beautiful Kauai coast to go after some prized big game species such as Black Marlin, Blackfin Tuna, Blue Marlin, Mahi Mahi, Striped Marlin, Wahoo, and Yellowfin Tuna. You'll be targeting these fish using methods such as heavy tackle, trolling, jigging and kite fishing. Just let Captain Harry know what you want to catch or what method you want to try out and he'll get you all set up! You’ll be fishing aboard a 26' Glacier Bay sportfisher that can hold up to 4 guests. Powered by twin 150 HP Suzuki engines, this catamaran will comfortably get you where you need to be. She comes complete with *GPS, Fishfinder, a Fighting Chair, and even an on board Bathroom. Captain Harry will provide all rods, reels, and tackle. All you need to bring is polarized sunglasses, sunscreen, a hat, and any food or drinks you might want on the water. You’ll want to remember the joy of fishing in Kauai forever, so make sure to bring your camera and document all of your great fishing action! Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter near Lihue

Eastside Sportfishing Half Day

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26 ft 1 - 4 People From $600
Fishing in Lihue
Fishing in Lihue
Fishing in Lihue
trip description for 8hr Hana Hou Deep Offshore Trip in Lihue

Discover the ultimate fishing experience in Kauai, Hawaii with Captain Ikena at the helm. With over 20 years of fishing expertise and a passion for the sea, Captain Ikena will guide you to the hottest fishing spots in search of the catch of a lifetime. This trip is aimed at finding, hooking, and landing some of the largest, fastest pelagic species that the Pacific Ocean has to offer, so bring your A-game! You'll be fishing on board Ikena's 35' Cabo Express sportfisher, a top-of-the-line fishing vessel equipped with the latest technology and gear. The boat's spacious deck and comfortable seating provide ample room for you and your group to move around and make the most of your day on the water. After you set sail, get ready to pursue some of the most sought-after species in Hawaiian waters. With Captain Ikena's guidance, you'll have the opportunity to target big-time Marlin, Mahi Mahi, and Yellowfin Tuna, and more. Whether you're an experienced angler or a novice, you'll have the time of your life as you go toe-to-toe with a massive pelagic sportfish! When fishing for pelagics, you'll primarily be trolling, using a variety of baits and lures to attract different species. This is a great method, as you can relax and enjoy the scenery while waiting for a fish to grab the hook. Once a fish is on, strap in for a massive test of strength, skill, and endurance! These fish are tough, and they can snap lines, toss hooks, and fight you all the way to the rail. The excitement doesn't stop once you've landed your catch. You'll be able to take in the breathtaking views of the Hawaiian coastline as you head back to shore, and savor the memories of the day's adventure. With a successful fishing trip, you'll also have the opportunity to enjoy some of the freshest seafood you've ever tasted! Book your trip with Captain Ikena today and get ready for a day filled with unforgettable memories, stunning scenery, and, of course, plenty of fish! This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience Kauai's rich fishing heritage and make memories that will last a lifetime. Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Lihue

8hr Hana Hou Deep Offshore Trip

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35 ft 1 - 6 People From $1,723
Fishing in Lihue
Fishing in Lihue
Fishing in Lihue
trip description for 4hr Kaua'i Quick Offshore Run in Lihue

Discover the ultimate fishing experience in Kauai, Hawaii with Captain Ikena at the helm. With years of fishing expertise and a passion for the sea, Captain Ikena will guide you to the hottest fishing spots in search of the catch of a lifetime. You'll be cool and comfortable aboard his 35' Cabo Express sportfisher, a top-of-the-line fishing vessel equipped with the latest technology and gear. The boat's spacious deck and comfy seating provide ample room for you and your group to move around and make the most of your day on the water. As you set sail, get ready to pursue some of the most sought-after species in Hawaiian waters. With Captain Ikena's guidance, you'll have the opportunity to target Skipjack Tuna, Marlin, Mahi Mahi, Yellowfin Tuna, and more! If you're after a specific species, just let the captain know and he can make sure to put you on 'em. Whether you're an experienced angler or a novice, you'll have the time of your life as you reel in these magnificent fish! The excitement doesn't stop once you've landed your catch. Take in the breathtaking views of the Hawaiian coastline as you head back to shore, and savor the memories of the day's adventure. With a successful fishing trip, you'll also have the opportunity to enjoy some of the freshest seafood you've ever tasted. Book your trip with Captain Ikena today and get ready for a day filled with unforgettable memories, stunning scenery, and, of course, plenty of fish! This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience Kauai's rich fishing heritage and make memories that will last a lifetime. Read More

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Lihue

4hr Kaua'i Quick Offshore Run

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35 ft 1 - 6 People From $1,023
Fishing in Lihue
Fishing in Lihue
Fishing in Lihue
trip description for 6hr Ho'okipa Fishing Trip in Lihue

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

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Lihue

6hr Ho'okipa Fishing Trip

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35 ft 1 - 6 People From $1,346
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Fishing in Kapaʻa
Fishing in Kapaʻa
Fishing in Kapaʻa
trip description for Eastside Sportfishing Half Day in Kapaʻa

Join Captain Harry for an unbelievable deep sea fishing experience! With Captain Harry you can go after some serious big game fish while soaking in beautiful Hawaiian scenery without breaking the bank. On this half, 3/4 or full-day trip, Captain Harry will take you to off the beautiful Kauai coast to go after some prized big game species such as Black Marlin, Blackfin Tuna, Blue Marlin, Mahi Mahi, Striped Marlin, Wahoo, and Yellowfin Tuna. You'll be targeting these fish using methods such as heavy tackle, trolling, jigging and kite fishing. Just let Captain Harry know what you want to catch or what method you want to try out and he'll get you all set up! You’ll be fishing aboard a 26' Glacier Bay sportfisher that can hold up to 4 guests. Powered by twin 150 HP Suzuki engines, this catamaran will comfortably get you where you need to be. She comes complete with *GPS, Fishfinder, a Fighting Chair, and even an on board Bathroom. Captain Harry will provide all rods, reels, and tackle. All you need to bring is polarized sunglasses, sunscreen, a hat, and any food or drinks you might want on the water. You’ll want to remember the joy of fishing in Kauai forever, so make sure to bring your camera and document all of your great fishing action! Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter near Lihue

Eastside Sportfishing Half Day

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26 ft 1 - 4 People From $600
Fishing in Eleele
Fishing in Eleele
Fishing in Eleele
trip description for 4 Hour Hawaiian Sportfishing in Eleele

If you've been hunting for a classic offshore sportfishing trip here in Hawaii, this is your ticket! Join Captain Rob on a thrilling fishing charter in Eleele, Hawaii, where you'll have the opportunity to catch some of the most sought-after fish in the Pacific Ocean, including Wahoo (known here as Ono), yellowfin Tuna, Striped Marlin, and Mahi Mahi! Wahoo, known for their incredible speed and fighting power, can be found year-round in the waters around Eleele, and are a popular target for anglers. yellowfin Tuna, another prized species, can be caught from June to November, and are known for their delicious meat and high value as a game fish. Striped Marlin, a powerful billfish species, can be caught from April to November, and are a challenging and exciting species to target. Mahi Mahi, also known as Dorado, are a brightly-colored fish that can be caught year-round, and are considered one of the best-tasting fish in the ocean. All of these species are excellent on the grill, but you should also consider preparing your catches as poke, a traditional Hawaiian dish made using raw fish and a huge variety of seasonings and sauces. Captain Rob is a seasoned vet when it comes to offshore fishing, and runs his charters on a decked-out 42' Uniflite sportfisher. She has all the necessary gear for trolling, plus live wells for bait, ice boxes, and full cabin, and more. Rob will provide you with all the necessary instructions and guidance throughout the charter, making sure that you have a fun and successful fishing experience. All you need to bring is your fishing license, sunscreen, and a cooler to take home your catch. Book your trip now and experience the thrill of catching these amazing fish in the beautiful waters of Eleele, Hawaii with Captain Rob! Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter near Lihue

4 Hour Hawaiian Sportfishing

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42 ft 1 - 6 People From $990
Fishing in Lihue
Fishing in Lihue
Fishing in Lihue
trip description for 6hr Ho'okipa Fishing Trip in Lihue

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

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Lihue

6hr Ho'okipa Fishing Trip

100% (1)
35 ft 1 - 6 People From $1,346
Fishing in Lihue
Fishing in Lihue
Fishing in Lihue
trip description for 4hr Kaua'i Quick Offshore Run in Lihue

Discover the ultimate fishing experience in Kauai, Hawaii with Captain Ikena at the helm. With years of fishing expertise and a passion for the sea, Captain Ikena will guide you to the hottest fishing spots in search of the catch of a lifetime. You'll be cool and comfortable aboard his 35' Cabo Express sportfisher, a top-of-the-line fishing vessel equipped with the latest technology and gear. The boat's spacious deck and comfy seating provide ample room for you and your group to move around and make the most of your day on the water. As you set sail, get ready to pursue some of the most sought-after species in Hawaiian waters. With Captain Ikena's guidance, you'll have the opportunity to target Skipjack Tuna, Marlin, Mahi Mahi, Yellowfin Tuna, and more! If you're after a specific species, just let the captain know and he can make sure to put you on 'em. Whether you're an experienced angler or a novice, you'll have the time of your life as you reel in these magnificent fish! The excitement doesn't stop once you've landed your catch. Take in the breathtaking views of the Hawaiian coastline as you head back to shore, and savor the memories of the day's adventure. With a successful fishing trip, you'll also have the opportunity to enjoy some of the freshest seafood you've ever tasted. Book your trip with Captain Ikena today and get ready for a day filled with unforgettable memories, stunning scenery, and, of course, plenty of fish! This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience Kauai's rich fishing heritage and make memories that will last a lifetime. Read More

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Lihue

4hr Kaua'i Quick Offshore Run

100% (1)
35 ft 1 - 6 People From $1,023
Fishing in Lihue
Fishing in Lihue
Fishing in Lihue
trip description for 8hr Hana Hou Deep Offshore Trip in Lihue

Discover the ultimate fishing experience in Kauai, Hawaii with Captain Ikena at the helm. With over 20 years of fishing expertise and a passion for the sea, Captain Ikena will guide you to the hottest fishing spots in search of the catch of a lifetime. This trip is aimed at finding, hooking, and landing some of the largest, fastest pelagic species that the Pacific Ocean has to offer, so bring your A-game! You'll be fishing on board Ikena's 35' Cabo Express sportfisher, a top-of-the-line fishing vessel equipped with the latest technology and gear. The boat's spacious deck and comfortable seating provide ample room for you and your group to move around and make the most of your day on the water. After you set sail, get ready to pursue some of the most sought-after species in Hawaiian waters. With Captain Ikena's guidance, you'll have the opportunity to target big-time Marlin, Mahi Mahi, and Yellowfin Tuna, and more. Whether you're an experienced angler or a novice, you'll have the time of your life as you go toe-to-toe with a massive pelagic sportfish! When fishing for pelagics, you'll primarily be trolling, using a variety of baits and lures to attract different species. This is a great method, as you can relax and enjoy the scenery while waiting for a fish to grab the hook. Once a fish is on, strap in for a massive test of strength, skill, and endurance! These fish are tough, and they can snap lines, toss hooks, and fight you all the way to the rail. The excitement doesn't stop once you've landed your catch. You'll be able to take in the breathtaking views of the Hawaiian coastline as you head back to shore, and savor the memories of the day's adventure. With a successful fishing trip, you'll also have the opportunity to enjoy some of the freshest seafood you've ever tasted! Book your trip with Captain Ikena today and get ready for a day filled with unforgettable memories, stunning scenery, and, of course, plenty of fish! This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience Kauai's rich fishing heritage and make memories that will last a lifetime. Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Lihue

8hr Hana Hou Deep Offshore Trip

100% (1)
35 ft 1 - 6 People From $1,723
Fishing in Eleele
Fishing in Eleele
Fishing in Eleele
trip description for 6 Hour Hawaiian Sportfishing in Eleele

If you've been hunting for a classic offshore sportfishing trip here in Hawaii, this is your ticket! Join Captain Rob on a thrilling fishing charter in Eleele, Hawaii, where you'll have the opportunity to catch some of the most sought-after fish in the Pacific Ocean, including Wahoo (known here as Ono), yellowfin Tuna, Striped Marlin, and Mahi Mahi! Wahoo, known for their incredible speed and fighting power, can be found year-round in the waters around Eleele, and are a popular target for anglers. yellowfin Tuna, another prized species, can be caught from June to November, and are known for their delicious meat and high value as a game fish. Striped Marlin, a powerful billfish species, can be caught from April to November, and are a challenging and exciting species to target. Mahi Mahi, also known as Dorado, are a brightly-colored fish that can be caught year-round, and are considered one of the best-tasting fish in the ocean. All of these species are excellent on the grill, but you should also consider preparing your catches as poke, a traditional Hawaiian dish made using raw fish and a huge variety of seasonings and sauces. Captain Rob is a seasoned vet when it comes to offshore fishing, and runs his charters on a decked-out 42' Uniflite sportfisher. She has all the necessary gear for trolling, plus live wells for bait, ice boxes, and full cabin, and more. Rob will provide you with all the necessary instructions and guidance throughout the charter, making sure that you have a fun and successful fishing experience. All you need to bring is your sunscreen, and a cooler to take home your catch. Book your trip now and experience the thrill of catching these amazing fish in the beautiful waters of Eleele, Hawaii with Captain Rob! Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter near Lihue

6 Hour Hawaiian Sportfishing

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42 ft 1 - 6 People From $1,280

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Everything to Know About Booking a Fishing Charter in Lihue

What are the best fishing charters in Lihue?

Why should I book a fishing charter in Lihue with Captain Experiences?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 6 trips in Lihue, and the most popular trips in the area are 8hr Hana Hou Deep Offshore Trip guided by Ikena, 4hr Kaua'i Quick Offshore Run guided by Ikena, and 6hr Ho'okipa Fishing Trip guided by Ikena.

Our guides in Lihue are rated a 5 out of 5 based on 3246 verified reviews on Captain Experiences.

All guides on Captain Experiences are licensed, insured, and vetted by our team. You can access their reviews, click through trip photos, read bios to get to know them, and preview trip details like species, techniques, group sizes, boat specs and more.

Looking for kid friendly charters / fishing lessons in Lihue? Check out our beginner and family friendly charters in Lihue.

What types of fishing charters are common in Lihue?

Deep Sea fishing is the most popular type of fishing in Lihue as well as nearshore fishing.

The most commonly sought after species in Lihue are: 1. mahi mahi, 2. wahoo, 3. yellowfin tuna, 4. blue marlin, and 5. skipjack tuna.

The most common fishing techniques in Lihue are trolling, heavy tackle fishing, and artificial lure fishing but bottom fishing and cut bait fishing are popular as well.

How much do Lihue fishing charters cost?

Prices in Lihue can range anywhere from about $700 to $1,346, but the average price for a half day trip in Lihue is $828. The average price for a full day trip in Lihue is $1,250.

Is booking a fishing guide worth the money?

Hiring a guide provides a number of benefits and many choose to book a fishing guide for a combination of experience, local knowledge, convenience, and cost-effectiveness.

Working with experienced fishing guides who know the best local spots and techniques can dramatically increase your odds of a great day. Having someone who is on the water every day and knows the area like the back of their hand is going to give you the best chances of success.

Booking a guide is also more cost effective, especially if you only get out a handful of times per year. When you consider all of the costs you would incur on your own such as the price of a boat, maintenance, insurance, gas, high-quality gear and tackle, repairs, and more, you’ll find that DIY is sometimes not worth the expense.

Even if you’ve got a great setup already in your home waters, booking a guide also provides a great opportunity to experience new techniques, new locations, or even a chance at a new target species to knock off the bucket list.

What month is best for fishing in Lihue?

The most popular season for fishing in Lihue is spring, and most anglers book their trips 25 days in advance.

Do I need a Lihue fishing license and what are the bag limits in Lihue?

See here for more information on fishing licenses in Lihue, bag limits for target species, and fishing season regulations in Lihue. When in doubt, your fishing guide will always know the right rules and regulations in Lihue.

What is fishing in Lihueabout?

Fishing in Lihue, Hawaii, offers anglers an unparalleled opportunity to explore the abundant marine life surrounding the island of Kauai. Situated on the southeastern coast of the Garden Isle, Lihue boasts access to a diverse range of fishing environments, from deep offshore waters to pristine coastal reefs. One of the highlights of fishing in Lihue is the chance to target a variety of pelagic species, including Pacific blue marlin, striped marlin, yellowfin tuna, and mahi-mahi. Anglers can embark on offshore fishing charters to troll for these prized game fish, enjoying thrilling battles against some of the ocean's most sought-after predators amidst the stunning backdrop of Hawaii's coastal scenery.

In addition to offshore fishing, Lihue offers opportunities for inshore and nearshore angling adventures. Anglers can cast their lines from rocky cliffs, sandy beaches, and protected coves, targeting a variety of reef fish species such as ulua (giant trevally), papio (Hawaiian jack), and uhu (parrotfish). Whether fishing from shore or wading in the shallows, anglers in Lihue can enjoy the thrill of hooking into hard-fighting fish while soaking in the beauty of Kauai's picturesque coastline. Additionally, Lihue Harbor provides convenient access to the ocean for anglers looking to fish from piers, jetties, or small boats, making it easy to enjoy a day of fishing without venturing far from shore.

Lihue is also known for its rich cultural heritage and vibrant fishing community, providing anglers with a unique and immersive fishing experience. Visitors can explore local markets and shops, where they can purchase fresh seafood, handmade crafts, and souvenirs to commemorate their fishing adventures. Additionally, Lihue hosts various fishing tournaments and events throughout the year, where anglers can compete for prizes and bragging rights while forging connections with fellow fishing enthusiasts. Whether seeking trophy-sized catches or simply enjoying a day on the water, anglers in Lihue are sure to find their next fishing adventure waiting amidst the beauty and bounty of Kauai's coastal waters.

What are the most popular months to fish in Lihue?

Fishing seasons in Lihue, Hawaii, offer anglers a year-round opportunity to enjoy the rich marine biodiversity surrounding the Garden Isle. Lihue benefits from a tropical climate, with relatively stable weather patterns throughout the year, making fishing possible regardless of the season. However, certain times of the year may be more conducive to targeting specific species or experiencing optimal fishing conditions.

During the summer months, from June to September, Lihue experiences an increase in offshore fishing activity. This period coincides with the peak season for pelagic species such as Pacific blue marlin, striped marlin, yellowfin tuna, and mahi-mahi. Anglers can expect calm seas and warm temperatures, creating ideal conditions for trolling or casting with lures in pursuit of these prized game fish. Additionally, inshore and nearshore fishing opportunities abound during the summer months, providing anglers with the chance to target reef fish species such as ulua (giant trevally), papio (Hawaiian jack), and uhu (parrotfish) along Lihue's picturesque coastline.

In the winter months, from December to February, Lihue experiences an influx of migrating fish species, adding diversity to the local fishing scene. While offshore fishing may slow down slightly, anglers can still target pelagic species such as mahi-mahi and wahoo, as well as inshore species like ulua and papio. Winter in Lihue also brings cooler temperatures and occasional rainfall, but the fishing remains productive, with opportunities to hook into trophy-sized catches amidst the stunning beauty of Kauai's coastal waters. Whether fishing in the summer or winter, anglers in Lihue are sure to find plenty of action and excitement awaiting them in the waters surrounding the Garden Isle.

What types of fishing are popular in Lihue?

In Lihue, Hawaii, anglers have access to a variety of fishing techniques to pursue the diverse range of fish species found in the region's waters. One popular method is shore fishing, which involves casting lines from the shoreline or rocky cliffs to target a variety of inshore and nearshore species. Anglers can use a range of baits and lures to entice fish such as ulua (giant trevally), papio (Hawaiian jack), and uhu (parrotfish), while enjoying the stunning coastal scenery of Kauai's southeastern coast. Shore fishing in Lihue provides anglers with a laid-back and accessible way to enjoy the thrill of hooking into hard-fighting fish amidst the beauty of Hawaii's tropical paradise.

For those seeking a more adventurous angling experience, kayak fishing is a popular option in Lihue. Anglers can rent kayaks or bring their own and paddle out into the calm waters surrounding the Garden Isle, where they can target a variety of species such as ulua, papio, and even offshore pelagic species like mahi-mahi and wahoo. Kayak fishing allows anglers to access remote and secluded fishing spots that are inaccessible by land, providing opportunities for unique and memorable fishing adventures amidst Kauai's stunning coastal landscapes.

Additionally, Lihue offers opportunities for offshore fishing charters, providing anglers with access to some of the most fertile fishing grounds in Hawaii. Anglers can embark on deep-sea fishing excursions to target pelagic species such as Pacific blue marlin, striped marlin, yellowfin tuna, and mahi-mahi. With experienced captains and top-of-the-line equipment, offshore fishing charters offer anglers the chance to reel in trophy-sized catches and create memories that will last a lifetime. Whether fishing from shore, kayak, or charter boat, anglers in Lihue are sure to find a variety of fishing experiences to suit their preferences and skill levels.

What species are popular in Lihue?

In the waters surrounding Lihue, Hawaii, anglers have the opportunity to target a diverse array of fish species, making it an ideal destination for fishing enthusiasts. One of the most sought-after catches in Lihue is the ulua, or giant trevally, known for its powerful strikes and aggressive fighting style. Ulua are abundant in the warm waters surrounding Kauai, particularly along rocky shorelines, reefs, and underwater structures. Anglers can target ulua from shore, kayak, or charter boat, using a variety of baits and lures to entice strikes. Whether casting from the shoreline or trolling offshore, anglers in Lihue can enjoy the thrill of hooking into these prized game fish against the backdrop of Hawaii's stunning coastal scenery.

In addition to ulua, Lihue is home to a variety of other reef fish species that provide exciting angling opportunities. Papio, or Hawaiian jack, are a popular target species known for their aggressive strikes and challenging fights. Anglers can also target uhu, or parrotfish, which are prized for their vibrant colors and delicious flesh. Additionally, Lihue offers opportunities to target offshore pelagic species such as mahi-mahi, yellowfin tuna, and wahoo. These fast-moving predators are abundant in the warm waters surrounding Kauai, particularly during the summer months, providing anglers with thrilling battles and the chance to reel in trophy-sized catches.

Offshore, Lihue offers opportunities to target pelagic species such as Pacific blue marlin, striped marlin, and spearfish. These majestic creatures are abundant in the deep offshore waters surrounding Kauai, particularly during the summer months. Anglers can embark on deep-sea fishing charters to troll for these prized game fish, enjoying thrilling battles and the opportunity to reel in trophy-sized catches against the stunning backdrop of Hawaii's coastal scenery. Whether targeting ulua from shore, reef fish from a kayak, or pelagic species offshore, anglers in Lihue are sure to find a variety of fishing experiences to suit their preferences and skill levels.

What are the best places to fish in Lihue?

In Lihue, Hawaii, anglers have access to some of the best fishing spots in the region, offering a diverse range of opportunities to reel in trophy-sized catches amidst the stunning beauty of Kauai's southeastern coast. One of the top destinations for shore fishing in Lihue is Nawiliwili Harbor, known for its expansive rocky shoreline and excellent fishing conditions. Anglers can cast their lines from the harbor walls or nearby rocky outcrops, targeting a variety of inshore and nearshore species such as ulua (giant trevally), papio (Hawaiian jack), and uhu (parrotfish). With its picturesque setting and abundant marine life, Nawiliwili Harbor provides anglers with the perfect backdrop for a day of fishing and relaxation along Kauai's scenic coastline.

For those seeking offshore adventures, Lihue offers access to some of the most fertile fishing grounds in Hawaii. Offshore fishing charters depart from Nawiliwili Harbor, providing anglers with the opportunity to target pelagic species such as Pacific blue marlin, striped marlin, yellowfin tuna, and mahi-mahi. With experienced captains and top-of-the-line equipment, offshore fishing charters offer anglers the chance to reel in trophy-sized catches while enjoying the beauty of Kauai's coastal waters. Whether trolling with lures, deploying live bait rigs, or casting with surface lures, anglers in Lihue can enjoy thrilling battles and the chance to create memories that will last a lifetime.

Additionally, Lihue offers opportunities for kayak fishing adventures, allowing anglers to explore secluded fishing spots and remote coastal areas that are inaccessible by land. Areas such as the Wailua River and nearby Hanamaulu Beach Park provide excellent opportunities for kayak fishing, with calm waters and abundant marine life to target. Anglers can paddle out into the serene waters surrounding Kauai, where they can target a variety of species such as ulua, papio, and even offshore pelagic species like mahi-mahi and wahoo. With its pristine natural beauty and diverse fishing opportunities, Lihue offers anglers an unforgettable fishing experience amidst the stunning landscapes of the Garden Isle.

Other things to do in Lihue

Beyond its exceptional fishing opportunities, Lihue, Hawaii, offers a wealth of activities to enjoy for visitors of all interests and preferences, ensuring an unforgettable vacation experience. One of the top attractions in Lihue is exploring the stunning natural beauty of Kauai's southeastern coast. Visitors can embark on scenic hikes along the Kuilau Ridge Trail or the Sleeping Giant Trail, where they can enjoy panoramic views of the lush tropical landscapes and sparkling coastline. Additionally, Lihue is home to picturesque beaches such as Kalapaki Beach and Hanamaulu Beach Park, where visitors can swim, sunbathe, and snorkel amidst the island's pristine coastal beauty.

For those interested in cultural experiences, Lihue offers opportunities to learn about Hawaii's rich heritage and traditions. Visitors can explore historic sites such as the Kilohana Plantation and Grove Farm Homestead Museum, where they can learn about the island's plantation era and sugar industry. Additionally, Lihue hosts various cultural events and festivals throughout the year, including hula performances, traditional luaus, and craft fairs, providing visitors with the chance to immerse themselves in the vibrant culture of Hawaii.

Nature enthusiasts will find plenty to appreciate in Lihue's natural surroundings, with opportunities for activities such as hiking, wildlife viewing, and scenic drives. Nearby attractions such as the Wailua River, Opaekaa Falls, and Huleia National Wildlife Refuge offer opportunities to explore lush rainforests, cascading waterfalls, and serene river valleys. Visitors can also embark on boat tours and helicopter rides to discover the island's hidden gems from a unique perspective, including the breathtaking Napali Coast and the majestic Waimea Canyon. Whether exploring the island's natural wonders, learning about its rich cultural heritage, or simply relaxing on its stunning beaches, visitors to Lihue are sure to find an abundance of activities to enjoy amidst the beauty and tranquility of Kauai's southeastern coast.

Does Lihue have good fishing?

Lihue, located on the island of Kauai in Hawaii, offers a variety of fishing opportunities amidst its stunning natural landscapes and abundant marine life. Fishing in Lihue benefits from its strategic position along the coast, providing access to both nearshore and offshore fishing grounds. Anglers can expect to target a diverse range of fish species, including popular game fish like Yellowfin Tuna (Ahi), Mahi-Mahi (Dorado), Ono (Wahoo), and various reef fish such as Snapper and Grouper.

One of the appealing aspects of fishing in Lihue is the versatility it offers. Anglers can choose from shore fishing along its scenic beaches, where they may catch smaller reef fish and occasional larger species near rocky outcrops. For those seeking deeper waters and bigger catches, boat charters are readily available, offering guided trips to offshore reefs and open ocean spots known for their prolific marine life.

Local knowledge and expertise play a crucial role in fishing success in Lihue. Experienced guides and charter captains provide insights into seasonal fishing patterns, best practices for specific species, and prime fishing locations. Whether fishing for sport or simply enjoying a day on the water, Lihue's tranquil coastal setting and warm Hawaiian hospitality ensure a memorable fishing experience for enthusiasts of all levels.

Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences

  • ★★★★★
    Shout out to Cap'n Harry! Great fishing outing! He knows his stuff! The boat was great! We enjoyed fresh fish for the week! Looking forward to going out again next time!

    Cody P. with Harry R. of Kapaʻa, 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

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