Cattle Boats/Open party in Hawaii?

Discussion in 'Hawaiian Fishing Reports Forum' started by Shakey, Aug 21, 2012.

  1. Shakey

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    I'm thinking about a vacation to Hawaii next year. I would like to get out on the water while I'm there, so I was looking at my options. So far, all I can find is charters for $600-800 for a full day. Are there open party boats like the landings we have here in CA? If i could get on a boat for $100-$200 that would be great.

    If I do decide on a charter, who is a good choice?

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  2. untensan

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    Which Island(s)?
     
  3. Shakey

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    haven't decided yet. Which island would be great for fishing and allow us to do some touristy things too.
     
  4. agrazela

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    Fishing is way different in HI............

    It's a long boat ride trolling and if your lucky and get a hook-up and get it on the deck you get to pay extra to keep your fish......

    Schooling pelagics don't occur there like they do here.......

    You do have a 1 in 1000 chance at a Blue or Black Marlin though or even a 300 lb Yellowfin.... just a chance........
     
  6. Shakey

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    I'd really like to target wahoo. Is this a common fish encountered in the summer? I'm not too concerned about keeping the catch. I just want the chance to fight some fish I don't encounter here in socal and get a pic with it.
     
  7. abdiver7777

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    Ya - You'll have a shot at Wahoo..........

    IMO - The fishing off the Big Island is way better than Oahu.........

    Good luck...... Have fun.........
     
  8. Shakey

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    Thanks for the info everyone.
     
  9. LongRigger

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    Lot of shots at blues or stripeys or blacks in south cali? No? Didnt think so...
     
  10. jagerhunchback

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    sashimi 2 out of kewalo basin is the closest thing we have to party boat style fishing. no schooling pelagics in hawaii? Mainlanders are teaching me all kinds of things!!!
     
  11. DoubletroubleII

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    Just curious.......in Hawaii why to you have to pay extra to keep a fish, don't they have free limits like here in Cali?





    I know.....with the cost of fishing license it is hardly free
     
  12. East Side

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    Foxy Lady out of Haleiwa on the north shore could produce for you. They do shared charters for $250 i think. One of the better charter boats on oahu.

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    Go to Kona. I have fished all the islands and Kona is the place you want to go. You have ono lane right outside the harbor literally minutes until you are settings the line or the south end of the the big island best for an overnight trip.
     
  14. hawaiiantuna

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    Wow choke experts in da mainland!
     
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    Not to hijack the thread, but I didn't want to create another thread with basically the same topic.

    Gonna be in Oahu or more specifically, Waikiki from 11.11 - 11.17. How's the bite/what's biting in that area during that time? Is it worth trying to get out on the water? Helen would love to hit a YFT, dodo, or wahoo; but she's not too fond of trolling for hours on end. Any suggestions? or should we stay on land?
     
  16. bertram31

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    I sure wouldnt go there. The world record Marlin came off the westside of Oahu. Ahi Fever every year puts out so many large Ahi. Oahu fishing isnt for the faint hearted. Go fish with Shannon from Live Bait Sportfishing and he will show you how great Oahu fishing is. BTW his Bertram is my old boat, great boat.

    I may be a mainlander right now but my two boats were out of Ko'Olina and I still have a house in Ewa Beach. Someday this recession will be over and it wont be long before I am island bound to retire on the beach.:smoking33:

    Capt. Jack
     

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