Literally surrounded by water, it’s probably no surprise that Oahu is an excellent fishing destination. Whether you’re surf fishing from the shore or heading out to sea on a fishing expedition, anglers will find plenty of options for landing their next great catch in the waters surrounding Oahu. Get the gear you need and hit all the top angler spots as you enjoy fishing in Ko Olina!
Fishing in Oahu’s saltwater areas do not require a license, but you will need to obtain one for any fishing done in freshwater. You’ll see many locals fishing from shore, including popular spots such as Kaena Point, Waialua Bay Pier in Haleiwa, Makai Pier, Bamboo Ridge, and Laie Point. For those not staying long enough to make it worthwhile to purchase fishing gear, boat charters are often the best option. Most charter fishing in Ko Olina is done on the leeward (west) side of the island.
Boom Boom Sportfishing is located along Oahu’s western coast and offers deep sea fishing excursions that range from 4-12 hours. Whether you’re a serious angler or you’re simply looking to enjoy a day on the water with family or friends, a Ko Olina fishing excursion is sure to be a memorable experience. Boom Boom Sportfishing offers a 50-foot Luxury Sportfisher for your angling adventure, which offers a spacious, air-conditioned interior, as well as all the latest gear and technology to make the experience a success. With their location in the island’s prime fishing area, the guides with Boom Boom Sportfishing know the area well, and will lead you to catch species such as dolphinfish, yellowfin tuna, pacific black marlin, wahoo, striped marlin, skipjack tuna, short bill spearfish, and bonita, among others.
Bonefish flats on the eastern and southern side of the island provide an excellent opportunity for flyfishing. HI Tide Fishing offers guided fly fishing excursions, where you can embark on their flats boats and wade or pole for Hawaii Bonefish. Hawaii Bonefish average 5-7 pounds, and the opportunity frequently presents itself to also catch giant trevally, blue trevally, and golden trevally.
Spearfishing has long been an ancient Hawaiian practice, and it is one that is still used today, albeit usually with more advanced gear. For a unique fishing experience that is relevant to the Islands, take part in a spearfishing excursion that will help you discover the ways of ancient Hawaiians. Westside Dive & Tackle partners with local pros to get visitors out on thrilling spearfishing excursions. This multipurpose shop is located in Waipahu, easily accessed from Ko Olina. Knowledgeable local spearfishermen who know the area well will guide you to the best locations, make sure you’re comfortable with the gear, and guide you to spearing the night’s dinner! Each tour is customized to fit the needs and interests of the group. Contact [email protected] to set up your spearfishing adventure!
If you’re traveling to Oahu with family and want to include the kids on a fishing excursion, Hoʻomaluhia Botanical Garden is a great place to start. This beautiful garden has plenty of open green space and is backed by a picturesque mountain range, creating a peaceful setting. Spread across 400 acres, the name Hoʻomaluhia means peaceful refuge, and that’s exactly what you’ll find on a morning of fishing at this beautiful location. Plants here represent species from around the world, including the Philippines, Malaysia, Tropical America, India & Sri Lanka, Melanesia, Hawaii, Polynesia, and Africa. Wander through the well-maintained gardens, which are arranged by region alongside paths that weave their way throughout the landscape. Aside from the picturesque landscape, visitors are welcome to catch and release fish from the onsite reservoir, Loko Waimaluhia. Bamboo poles with barbless hooks are provided, and visitors bring their bait of choice. Anglers can expect to catch tilapia and midas cichlid in this low-key fishing environment. Poles are available from 9:30 am until 1:00 pm, or you can also opt to bring your own with barbless hooks.
Enjoy convenient access to Oahu’s best Ko Olina fishing spots and highly regarded guides when you stay in our Oahu vacation rentals, situated along the island’s sunny west coast. Upscale interiors and resort-like amenities await to greet you after a thrilling day of fishing the waters of Oahu! Our Oahu vacation rentals boast full kitchens with upgraded appliances and cookware provided, so you can cook your fresh catch for dinner after a day out on the water. With many of our rentals boasting ocean views, enjoy dinner with a view from the privacy of your vacation rental! Breezy, open living spaces and comfortable bedrooms make your Oahu vacation rental a relaxing place to unwind at the end of the day. Book online or contact us today!