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Fishing University

Welcome to Fish University, Sportfish Hawaii’s fishing tackle tips pages.  In this section you will find helpful hints pertaining to big game fishing Hawaiian style, from rigging lures to setting lure patterns and fighting the fish, and methods for releasing Billfish next to the boat.

University / 07.03.2017

Fish University 310: Rigging All-Purpose LuresWhether you are coming to Hawaii for the first time or have fished here for years, the one constant in fishing you’ll learn immediately is there is no such thing as a constant.  Anglers all have their own ways of...

University / 07.03.2017

Fish University 210: Baiting for MarlinLive Baiting for Blue MarlinLive baiting for Pacific Blue Marlin, when done correctly, can be one of the most thrilling ways to fish for these worthy opponents.  When the sea conditions are right, the bait is plentiful, and the fish...

University / 07.03.2017

Fish University 103: Expectations and EtiquetteRespecting Your Charter Skipper:  It's not all glory.The crew stood jubilantly as the weigh team hoisted their majestic fish onto the scale with all eyes fixated on the readout.  Ears were tilted forward like a cocker spaniel to hear the...

University / 07.03.2017

Fish University 103: Expectations and EtiquetteFishing in Hawaii:  Your expectations at sea.You are thinking about chartering a boat and going fishing in Hawaii.  You’ve heard about all these giant fish that are caught all around the state, the warm, indigo waters, breathtaking scenery, and expert...

University / 07.03.2017

Fish University 102:  How to estimate fish weightIf you have the girth and the short measurement, the math is easy!Estimating the weight of a fish is pretty simple once you know how to obtain the numbers necessary.  All that is needed is the girth at...

University / 07.03.2017

Fish University 101: The fish strikes, now what?Everyone has a job, so before it happens, find out what yours is.Whether you're on a charter while visiting from a landlocked area where the biggest fish you’re likely to encounter is the size of our bait or...

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