Charters in OAHU

reelchief

Newbie
Sep 11, 2009
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Ewa Beach, HI
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brian
Boat
20 ft. sea sport WA
Has anyone heard of Chupu charters? i am looking to Charter a boat in may and was thinking of using them. I know everyone has their favorite boat and there is never a guarante to catch fish; however some have better luck then others. I was looking into Maggie Joe and Magic as well.any good/poor reviews would be apppreciated
 

patfishhi

Registered User
Sep 20, 2007
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Pat
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32' Blackfin "Kai Nana"
All 3 you mention are solid choices... Magic & MJ one side (South) of the Island, Chupu another (North) and another choice could be Live Bait out West. Check out there websites, look for recent catches, at least 2 of them have had some banner trips recently.
 

jveeley

Newbie
Apr 1, 2010
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hope, in
Name
john veeley
Boat
14ft
I highly recommend Maggie Joe they do not guarantee fish but have an excellent reputation, largest Marlin 1245 lbs caught last september and have an excellent staff
 

fishnRB

Newbie
Jan 9, 2008
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Rancho Bernardo
Name
Jack
Boat
15ft Gregor Alum Skiff
I used to travel to Oahu a lot for business. I have fished all the charters you mentioned. I took advice from a former bloody decker and tried Live Bait. I fished with Capt. Shannon 5 or 6 times, and would again. I went to his sight and see they got a different boat now.Wish i could go there again.

Big Game Fishing -Live Bait Hawaii
 

HonoluluAg

Short Corner
May 19, 2009
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Kaneohe, Hawaii
www.kbaysportfishing.com
Name
Nick
Boat
39' Force Snoopy V/40' Egg Harbor Bill Collector
I personally operate two charter boats myself out of Oahu, one on the Windward side and one out of town, I'm not here to plug just provide some advice. The three names you mentioned are all fantastic operations and fishermen, if you were to choose anyone of them you wouldn't be steering yourself wrong. I do have to say, that if I had enough money/time/fortune to build a boat from scratch, it would be the Maggie Joe, I absolutely love that boat. The south side is going to be calmer than the North Shore most likely and closer to Waikiki.
 

jbmolly

Newbie
Mar 15, 2010
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Wahiawa, HI (Schofield Barracks)
Name
Brian
Boat
Don't have one yet!
I used to travel to Oahu a lot for business. I have fished all the charters you mentioned. I took advice from a former bloody decker and tried Live Bait. I fished with Capt. Shannon 5 or 6 times, and would again. I went to his sight and see they got a different boat now.Wish i could go there again.

Big Game Fishing -Live Bait Hawaii
I haven't fished with Capt. Shannon on the Live Bait yet, But I will when I get there. I called about his old boat that he has for sale and he was totally honest with me about it. He told me the good and the bad even if it meant that I didn't buy his boat. Good, Honest Person in my opinion.
 

fishnsoldier

Newbie
May 19, 2006
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Slidell, La
Name
Noel
Boat
Looking for the next one
Chupu is a first rate operation, I have also fished Maggie Joe who is great as well. Never fished with Live Bait but fished the boat he currently has many times prior to Shannon picking it up. All 3 are good choices, check the reports and see where the fish are as well as depends on how far you want to drive. Maggie is in Waikkiki, Live Bait Wainae, Chupu North Shore...
 

J.AkuHed

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Jul 5, 2003
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Temecula
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Jim
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Your boat!
2X on the Live Bait and Capt Shannon out of Pokai Bay
 

tomwandel

Newbie
Apr 11, 2010
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genoa, NV, USA
Name
tom
Boat
20' Trophy, Dr. Frisky
I've heard of Chupu but don't know much about them. We chartered the Maggie Joe on 4/7, had a wonderful trip with Capt. Mike and Nathan. Took my son and daughter, just the three of us....Mike and Nate asked if we wanted lots of fish or if we'd rather go for a marlin. Conditions were good, we chose to go for marlin about 30 miles out. We caught several 10-15 lb. baitfish and hooked up a 270 lb. blue marlin, my first (definitely not my last!). By th way, we did catch several nice Mahi Mahi as well. Mike and Nate were fantastic, very professional with great attitudes and it was obvious that they worked well together as a team. If things don't work out with Chupu, you won't go wrong on the Maggie Joe!
 

chrisjcarter

Newbie
Aug 2, 2009
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Fairbanks/Alaska/FNSB
Name
Chris
Boat
none
Looking for some help.... I just got pushed out of a shared charter on the Magic by Private charters and need a boat to fish on TOMORROW (Monday). Tried Maggie/Chupu as well no luck so anyone with advice appreciate it

Chris
 

East Side

Certified Masterb8er
Feb 16, 2010
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Kaneohe
Name
James
Boat
23' Custom, Caroline II
Not too sure who your gonna find a day in advanced. IMHO Rusty (kuuloakai) is a prick...he's cut me off way too much times at the buoy.
 

chrisjcarter

Newbie
Aug 2, 2009
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Fairbanks/Alaska/FNSB
Name
Chris
Boat
none
Appreciate everyone's help, couldnt get out on monday but I am looking at Friday now, and rusty is seeing what he can do, as are a few other boats mentioned on here. Hopefully I can get my once a year Hawaii fishing experience then its back to Alaska to catch the Salmon run...