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.
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.
Current Hawaii fishing report:
June is usually the start of the best time for Ahi and Blue Marlin. We also get Mahimahi year round as well as Ono. Blue Marlin have been caught and released in the 100-700lb range recently. Several nice large Blues have also been weighed in the past few weeks with the recent largest weighing in at 774 . The largest Blue Marlin we are aware of for 2017 is still the Blue caught in early April weighing in at 925 lbs, which beats the previous best of 771lb caught in Kona on January 28th and the 774 caught in mid May. Blue Marlin catches usually peak in the summer months so they should be increasing as we approach the start of summer now so there's always a shot at a the big blues. Boats are also reporting more Ahi in the 100 plus lb range, with the largest still so far this year in mid-April weighing in at 242lbs. Ahi are usually around more in the summer months so those catches should increase. We are also still seeing some spearfish caught in the 20 to 30lb range. Spearfish are like a skinny marlin. So there is a good variety of summer species being caught right now. For the bass fishing on Kauai, guide Tom is still getting good sized lagremouth bass in the 5-6lb range as well as smallmouth bass, freshwater papio and barracuda. The Peacock Bass bite best during the late spring and summer months so the Peacock bite should start picking up hopefully this month as long as the weather stays warm. The other bass species are biting so there's a good shot at catching. June is generally good weather and lighter winds than in the springtime so the fishing conditions should be good this month.
Come and get your share of the action, choose your fishing charter and get out there!