If you’re looking for an exciting and affordable way to experience ocean fishing, shorefishing in Hawaii is the perfect option! With lower cost, easier access, no boat time, and the ability to do it alone or with friends, there’s something for everyone.
When you’re ready to start, simply pull over when you see people with poles and get your feet wet. You’ll find that some of the good catches are often easy to reach – but don’t overlook the harder spots either; they can be where you find the best catches! So grab a pole, some bait, and head out onto the shoreline of one of the most beautiful places on Earth.
Big island shorefishing spots
Shorefishing may also be called surf fishing. Here are the best fishing spots on the Island of Hawaii, or Big Island. Cast your line and make some memories.
Smoking Rock: This spot is perfect for Ulua fans, with a record catch of 102 lbs! Also, never point or lie here – it’s bad luck!
Keahou Harbor: At Keahou Harbor, you can fish off both the pier and wall. Expect Angel Fish, Manini, and Yellow Tang.
Kailua Kona Fishing Pier: Located across from a hotel, this spot has White Tip Ulua swimming around. It’s also one of the most popular fishing spots on the island.
Spencer Beach Park: Head down here if you’re looking to land White and Black Tip Shark. The cooler waters makes it easier to spot them.
Anaeho’omalu Bay/A-Bay: A great spot for catching Omilu, Papio, Barracuda, and Bonefish. Plus, there’s plenty of history at this location.
Kona Natural Energy Lab: Looking for deep water species like Papio and Peacock Grouper? Then head to Kona Natural Energy Lab.
South Point/Ka Lae: Mahimahi, Ahi, Red Snapper, and Ancient sites – South Point/Ka Lae has it all!
Papakolea Green Sand Beach: Take a hike out to Papakolea and check out the green sand beach. There are also Heiau sites nearby.
Onekahakaha Beach Park: Shallow east of Hilo Airport, this spot is known for its Tangles.
James Kealoha Beach Park: 4 Mile Beach is where you’ll find ancient fish ponds. Perfect for those seeking a unique experience.
So what are you waiting for? Pack your tackle box and get ready for an unforgettable day of fishing at these amazing spots in the Big Island!
The Best Fishing Spots on Kauai
I have compiled a list of the top 5 places to fish on Kauai.
First up is Waimea Pier, where Hammerheads, Papio, and Moi can be caught year-round.
Next is Ahukini Recreation Pier, known for its incredible crabbing opportunities in addition to pole fishing and Mullet and Akule.
Third on our list is Wailua River Beach – it’s perfect for anglers who love rocky outcroppings and taking in beautiful sunrises and sunsets while catching Ulua.
Fourth, we have Hanalei Pier, which offers great Summer catches like Bigeye scad, Ulua, Amberjack, and Oama. Finally, don’t forget about Papaa Bay at North Aliomanu Beach – just remember to pack plenty of food and water before you go.
So what are you waiting for? Grab your rod and tackle box and head over to one (or all) of these amazing fishing spots on Kauai today!
Shorefishing on Maui
If you’re looking to cast your line in some of the best fishing spots that Maui has to offer, then check these out. Each spot offers something unique and exciting.
At Kahului Harbor Pier, you can expect to catch Dolphinfish, Yellow Tuna, Barracuda, Ulua, and Giant Sea Bass – so come prepared for a variety of different catches!
Kamaole Park is another great spot featuring rocky outcroppings, Octopus, Opelu, Akule, and Ulua.
Makena Landing is perfect for kayak anglers or those who prefer shore fishing. Here, you’ll find plenty of Ulua waiting to bite.
Kalama Park boasts Big Bonefish and Oio, so it’s ideal if you’re an early riser.
And finally, at Black Rock, located on a peninsula, you’ll be able to hook Mackerel, Trigger fish, Perch, and Turtles.
Where to fish from the shore on Oahu
Here are great spots for shorefishing on Oahu that offer an array of fish species.
At Waialua Bay Pier you could find Goatfish, Papio, Ulua and Giant Sea Bass swimming around.
Kaena Point is perfect for deepwater fishing with Ulua and reflective tape/bells.
Makai Pier is known for its TV fans, Sardines and Papio.
Bamboo Ridge has something for the Ulua lovers while Heeia Pier offers Hammerheads and Goatfish – but remember to be respectful!
Laie Point is where you’ll find your Ulua catch, along with a beautiful view.
Lake Wilson provides freshwater activities such as boats or inner tubes and bass fishing.
Haleiwa Alii Beach Park will give you Goatfish, Papio, Barracuda, and Ulua.
Lastly, Ewa Beach Park is perfect for Papio, Oio, Omilu, and don’t forget to bring a cooler and some food.
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So now you know all the best fishing spots on all the main islands of Hawaii. Grab your gear and head out on an surf fishing adventure!