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Island of Hawaiʻi Fishing

Fishing has been a way of life on the island of Hawaiʻi for hundreds of years. Ancient fishponds, like the ones at Kaloko Honokōhau National Historical Park and Puʻuhonua o Hōnaunau National Historical Park, provided sustenance for early Hawaiians, who were the first Pacific people to develop an advanced aquaculture. Today, that fishing tradition is alive and well, and there are many ways to drop a line during your stay.

The Kona Coast is renowned for its deep sea fishing, and visitors can rent charters out of Honokōhau Harbor (just north of Historic Kailua Village) in search of marlin, mahimahi, ‘ono, ʻahi and more. If low-key shore fishing is more your speed, bring your rod and tackle to the island of Hawaiʻi's jetties, beaches and piers. The reefs flanking the Kona and Kohala coasts are teeming with tropical fish, which means visitors can cast for angelfish, snapper, ulua (giant trevally) and much more, right from the shore. Our many great guides and outfitters can hook you up with gear and point you toward the best local spots, from Keauhou Bay to the Kailua-Kona Fishing Pier. 

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