ISLAND FISHING KAUAI
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q- WHAT TYPE OF FISHING ARE WE DOING?
A- Predominantly we are targeting Big Game Pelagic Fish, like Yellow Fin Tuna -Ahi,
Big Eye Tuna, Skip Jack Tuna, Dorado known as Mahi Mahi, Wahoo known as Ono, Blue and Stripped Marlin as well as several other species of Fish.
Q- WHAT CAN WE EXPECT ON OUR ISLAND FISHING ADVENTURE?
A- To start the day we'll have a safety briefing and acquaint you with our equipment and the boat. Once on board and while your getting comfortable, our discussion will include what we will be fishing for and how we plan to do it. The route for the day will depend on the weather Kauai's weather conditions, hot spots, and time allowed. We will do everything possible to get you on a fish and give you the sport fishing adventure of a lifetime !
Q- WHAT IS CONSIDERED THE BEST SEASON FOR FISHING ON KAUAI ?
A-Our fishing is year round. There are no set "Fishing Season's" in Hawaii. Ultimately it depends on several factors including water temperature, wind, current, and the tide. Sometimes even the moon cycle. In essence the best time to fish in Hawaii is anytime !
Q- CAN WE KEEP THE FISH?
A- Yes, WE SHARE the fish at Island Fishing Kauai we are happy to cut and filet fish for all our clients at the dock as well as provide zip lock bags so you can take fish with you.The distribution of the fish will be at the Captains discretion.Usually enough fish is provided for each person on the boat to enjoy a couple of meals.Often times the more fish caught the more that's given out.
As for the fish not distributed to the clients.These fish are sold to cover replacement cost of the gear we commonly lose while fishing.In addition to keeping the initial cost affordable.Unlike in Alaska and Long range boats in California.We don't have fish processors waiting at the docks.So the freezing and shipping of fish maybe unrealistic when considering these cost.
Q- DO WE NEED A FISHING LICENSE?
A- No, you are covered by Island fishing Kauai's State of Hawaii commercial & Charter Passengers permit.
Q- WHAT ABOUT SEA SICKNESS?
A- It is highly recommended the you take the motion sickness medicine ( Bonine ) purchased at locations such as Long's, Walmart, and ABC Stores. Follow the directions of taking one tablet the night before and the morning of the trip.
Q- WHAT SHOULD WE BRING?
A- We provide everything you will need for your fishing adventure. License, tackle, fishing gear, as well as sunblock and clean dry towels. We also provide a cooler stocked with bottled water and sodas. If you would like to bring a snack or beverage-(NO Glass Bottles Please) of your choice you are welcome to add it to our cooler. We do recommend that you have a small cooler in your car so you can bring a portion of the catch back to where you are staying.
Q- WHATS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A PRIVATE CHARTER AND A SHARED CHARTER?
A- On a shared sport fishing charter you will actually share the boat with other people on the trip. You purchase individual seats on a shared charter which run with a minimum of 4 people and a maximum of 6. If you were to purchase a private sport fishing charter you and your party will be the sole occupants on the boat.
Q- CAN WE DO BOTTOM FISHING?
A- If the ocean conditions permit us we can certainly drop baits and do shallow water bottom fishing. Bottom fishing on Kauai takes place in water depths of 60 to 240 feet, drifting along the coastline and fishing from the bottom of the reef. Due to our often heavy currents this type of fishing can be difficult. The bottom fish we often catch are Ulua or Giant Trevally, Kahala or Amber Jack, Uku or Grey Snapper. Sharks and various other species can be hooked as well.
Q-Can we consume alcoholic beverages
A-Yes alcohol consumption is allowed please limit your drinks to two or three per person.
If you have any additional questions or concerns not listed here please do not hesitate to call us at Island Fishing Kauai (808) 823-0515