The North Shore is very favorable for sportfishing with deep water offshore and strong currents from the northwest that continually bring in bait and game fish. Several deep-sea sportfishing operators are located in the Hale‘iwa Small Boat Harbor if you’re interested in fishing for big game fish like wahoo, mahimahi, tuna, and marlin.
Chupu Charters (66-105 Haleiwa Rd., Slip 312, 808/637-3474) operates a 53-foot Hatteras with amenities like air-conditioning, a custom Pompanetter fighting chair, and top-of-the-line rods and reels. Bait, tackle, ice, and fish packaging supplies are provided. They offer full-day shared charters for $250, full-day private charters for $850, morning half-day private charters $700, afternoon half-day private charters $750. Private charters have a maximum of six passengers.
Sport Fishing Hawaii (808/721-8581 or 808/450-7601) operates a 47-foot Hatteras and charges for $650 for half-day charters and $825 for the full-day, 10-hour charter. They have a six-passenger limit.
Kuuloa Kai (66-195 Kaamooloa Rd., 808/637-5783) has private charters for up to six anglers and lets you take home enough fish for a couple dinners. They offer full-day charters for $800 and half-day charters for $700.
H2O Adventures Hawaii (808/864-3102) has five-hour deep-sea trolling charters for $500 and eight-hour charters for $700, with a four-passenger maximum. They also offer four-hour bottom fishing charters for $400 and six-hour trips for $600 with a maximum of six passengers.
Excerpted from the First Edition of Moon Hawaiian Islands.