Fishing in Hawaii

This cluster of eight main islands (and hundreds of smaller ones), spread out over 1,500 square miles in the Pacific Ocean is one of those places that almost everyone feels they can visualize. More often than not, it’s a visualization that combines some of the following: dramatic, rainforested mountains leading down to wide open beaches, surfers bobbing offshore and Jack Johnson strumming a guitar beneath a palm tree. Of course, there’s a lot more to it than that – the fishing, for example, is pretty special.
Hawaii has always been known as a superb offshore fishery, but in recent years its reputation as an inshore fly-fishing destination has grown in leaps and bounds. Hawaii’s bonefishing in particular has taken on near-mythical status – not because of the numbers of fish (it can’t compete with the likes of Mexico or the Bahamas on that front), but for the size of them. In short, the bonefish in Hawaii are monstrous. They’re hard to find, hard to catch, but they average 5-9lbs, and you can expect shots at double-digit fish most days. See below for Fishipedia’s recommended Hawaii fishing guides.

Hawaii Bonefish Guides

Hawaii Bonefish Guides: Rick LeeBonefish Hawaii with Captain Rick Lee – Honolulu, Oahu  

Hawaiian native with 25 years’ guiding experience and a hard-won reputation as one of Hawaii’s top bonefish guides. Find out more 

Hawaii Bonefish Guides: Coach DuffCoach Duff’s Hawaiian Bonefishing – Kailua, Oahu 

One of Hawaii’s best-known guides, Coach Duff specialises in sight-fishing for monster (average size 7-8lbs) bonefish. Find out more 

Hawaii Bonefish Guides: Hawaii on the FlyHawaii on the Fly – Kailua, Oahu

Renowned and experienced Hawaii bonefish guide, specialising in fly-fishing trips in search of double-digit fish. Find out more 

Hawaii Bonefish Guides: Nervous WatersNervous Waters Fly Fishers – Honolulu, Oahu

Fly shop with complementary guide service in Oahu, Hawaii, specialising in fly-fishing trips in search of big bonefish. Find out more