October 2, 2012 Lahaina Harbor, Maui, Hawaii


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Dec 9, 2008
Lahaina, Hawaii, USA
Start Me Up Sportfishing
Aloha from Lahaina Harbor, Maui, Hawaii. Mahis have dominated the catch recently but all varieties of game fish are a possibility on any given day. The offshore buoys are sporadically holding shibis and a few onos are still hanging around. The marlin bite was slow for a couple weeks and then improved a few days ago. For example, most of the boats that fished on Friday crossed paths with a marlin. Not every bite resulted in a fish because many marlin are able to get away. Others are not as lucky...

Catching tuna at the buoys often requires persistence. If one technique doesn't work, then another tactic might do the trick. Sometimes the key to success is simply good timing. Arriving at the buoy when the tuna are feeding near the surface makes it a lot easier to get bites. As a result of patience and luck, these anglers had some tuna action...

A significant percentage of the mahi catch is currently coming off the buoys. No single FAD is holding large numbers of fish. Instead, a few mahis are lurking in the vicinity of each buoy. These mahis are usually caught using live or dead opelu. Catching live bait at dawn is becoming more convenient these days due to the later sunrise. The popular technique of trolling lures accounts for the rest of the mahi catch.

Onos are considered to be a summertime fish. Although the summer has come and gone, not all of the onos have left. The shallow waters surrounding the islands continue to produce some onos.

Catching multiple species of game fish makes the day more exciting. Who doesn't like a mixed bag?

Thanks for taking a look at this Start Me Up fishing report. If there are any questions about the fishing, feel free to contact Deli in Start Me Up's Lahaina Harbor booth at (808)667-2774 or [email protected]. Until the next report, tight lines.



I've posted enough I should edit this section
Aug 6, 2010
Wahiawa,HI USA
building one
As always, good going on the fish. That ono in picture 20 looks like a tanker.