Bottom Fishing with Maui Fun Charters!

Duration: 4 Hours |
 Location: Ma'alaea Harbor |
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Bottom Fishing with Maui Fun Charters!

There is an enormous array of fish to catch off the coast of Maui including but not limited to: Blueline Snapper, UKU (Gray Snapper) A prized catch ($40/plate at Mama’s Fish House), Ulua (Giant Trevally), Blue Fin Trevally (Omilu), Gold Spot Trevally, Amberjack, Black Durgeon Triggerfish, Pink Tail Triggerfish, Hawaiian Hogfish (The HogFish is only found in Hawaii waters), Amberjack/Kahala.

The Charter

Maui Fishing Charters Departing at 7:30 AM from Ma‘alaea Harbor Maui Slip #97, you will head straight to the Maui Fishing grounds for a chance to hook the big ones, and of course the tasty ones if you would like to keep your catch for dinner. Bait, tackle, and the personal attention of the experienced crew are all provided. Only small groups are taken out for a more personalized trip and plenty of coaching for beginners. The small group size on Maui Fishing Charters create the opportunity to try a greater variety of Maui fishing styles including the use of live baits when available. Trips return to Ma‘alaea by 11:30 AM.

Maui Fishing Charters

The Boat

Marjorie Ann is a 36′ Chesapeake Bay Deadrise style fishing boat with a comfortable cabin, large back deck, and plenty of shade. She was built in Maryland in 2010 and was purchased by Maui Fun Charters in late 2012 to be used for Maui style bottom fishing. She comes equipped with an on-board head, and the latest modern electronics and fishing tackle.

What to Wear & Bring:

  • Light jacket or windbreaker
  • Hat & sunscreen
  • Cooler to keep fish cold on the way back to your hotel

Difference Between “sport” Fishing & “bottom” Fishing

With a little bit of overlap in the species of fish, size of the fish, and style of fishing, sport and bottom fishing are fairly different. Sport fishing (also called trolling or big game fishing) usually involves dragging artificial lures on the surface behind the boat out in deep water for fish like Mahimahi, Ono, Tuna and Marlin. If a fish hooks up, one of the passengers is chosen to try to reel it in. If your number isn’t called, all you get is to watch someone else reel in a fish. The stakes are high and although you are less likely to catch a fish, if you do it is likely to be bigger than the average fish caught bottom fishing. This type of fishing is often tried on your way to and from the bottom fishing spots.  Bottom fishing can also use artificial lures but Maui Fun Charters usually uses bait like squid. Fishing is done with the boat stopped, sometimes anchored but usually drifting over “spots” where there is known to be concentrations of fish like snapper, jacks, wrasse, goatfish, and many others, in relatively shallow water (100-300 ft. deep). Once at the bottom fishing spots, each passenger is given their own rod and instructed on how to use it to drop pieces of bait (the crew is happy to help you bait your hook if you prefer), down to the bottom and each has a chance to catch their own fish from start to finish usually averaging at least three or four fish person. Most of the fish caught are small but the tackle is relatively light so its a better match. Plus, if you do hook into a big one on light tackle, you are in for a really fun challenge.

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  at $160.00 | Reg: $169.00 | Save: $9.00
Duration: 4 Hours | Location: Ma'alaea Harbor

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Office Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. :: The Current Kauai Time is: 11:29 AM
PLEASE NOTE: 72 hour notice of cancellation is required for a refund.
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