This is an easy catch, no experience necessary, Oahu bottom fishing tour that departs around sunset time. Enjoy the cooler evening breeze, sunset views of the Waikiki coastline and reel in a variety of reef fish, such as mackerel, snapper and jack. A Hawaiian-style BBQ meal is included on this tour. This is an easy-going fishing tour in the calm, nearshore waters. All fishing gear is provided.
There are no halibut, rock cod, calico bass, sheephead, red fish, drum, yellow tail, jew fish, or giant grouper here oh yeah, I get folks asking me about the halibut season in Hawaii There is no wreck or artificial reef bottom fishing. Deep water bottom fishing is done at anchor in feet of water. Obviously, this is not done with a rod and reel! This is strictly a commercial style of fishing. It is accomplished using hydraulic or very large electric pullers. The boats that do this go out for days.
Prepare to sweat. The bite can be heavy and the fish need to come up a long way. Monchong, run very deep.
Bottom fishing on Maui is done with the boat stopped, sometimes anchored but usually drifting over favored locations known to support fish such as jacks, snapper, wrasse, goatfish, and more. You can get lucky though and hook into much larger fish. You never know whats gonna bite down there! This, plus the fact that the inshore waters tend to be calmer, the gear lighter, and the days shorter, is why I often recommend bottom fishing charters for families with school-aged children. Since the boats work near shore waters rather than venturing too far offshore, Maui bottom fishing charters are typically shorter than deepsea sport fishing.