When we set off from the dock aboard the Strikeology, you are in for a day of fishing like you’ve probably never experienced before. We will set out for the ultimate open ocean fishing grounds where you can catch your fair share of fish. Some of the fish that you may catch include Ahi (Yellowfin Tuna), Aku (Skipjack Tuna), Blue Marlin, Mahi Mahi (Dorado or Dolphin Fish), Ono (Wahoo), Sailfish and Striped Marlin. Sport fishing is both challenging and fun at the same time.
What is So Great About Fishing on Oahu?
The island of Oahu is where the waters from the Northwestern Pacific driven by trade winds and currents meet with deep water channels, which bring in vast amounts of bait fish. The bait fish attract larger fish which are the kind that anglers are looking for and making it the prime fishing spot for a variety of fish. Even better, we have the luxury of fishing the south, south east, south west and west shores of Oahu, so we will have plenty of options to find and claim the prime fishing spot.
Why choose Strikeology for your Sport Fishing needs?
Because we have been personally fishing in Hawaii for many years, we know more experience when it comes to fishing on Oahu than anyone else. We would like to share our knowledge and secrets with you, which means that you will have an excellent fishing experience with us. Come fish and explore the Hawaiian waters with Strikeology Sports Fishing Hawaii. We look forward to having you aboard and fishing with you!
Fish the Shores of Oahu
Some of the most common fish that we catch include:
Ahi, also called Yellowfin Tuna (scientific name: Thunnus albacores) is highly prized for flavorful meat and excellent as both raw sashimi and cooked. Despite the fight when hooked by the angler, Yellowfin is often sought after by those aboard our charters. One can easily identify Ahi by the dual dorsal fins and bright yellow finlets along the spine of the fish.
Aku, also called Skipjack Tuna (scientific name: Katsuwonus pelamis) can be difficult to land because of the soft tissues that surround their jaws and they are known to put up a good fight. Their flesh is oily and dark which usually appeals to those who like the taste of mackerel.
Blue Marlin (scientific name: Makaira nigricans) is highly prized by sport fishers because they put up a strong fight when hooked which becomes a battle between humans and fish. Blue Marlin are challenging for even those most accomplished anglers and are highly sought after.
Mahi Mahi, also called Dorado or Dolphin Fish (scientific name: Coryphaena hippurus) is a colorful fish which is easily identified by the hump on their heads. Mahi Mahi is prized for its flesh which makes it excellent for eating. Mahi Mahi is the fish most commonly associated with Hawaii because it’s prominent in Hawaiian cuisine.
Ono, also called Wahoo (scientific name: Acanthocybium solandri) is usually caught through trolling. Ono is related to mackerel but does not school in contrast to other mackerel species. Wahoo is characterized by a slender and tube like face and mouth and they also have a slender and long body shape.
Sailfish (scientific name: Istiophorus platypterus) is an incredible fish which is highly prized by anglers because of the fight it puts up once hooked. The Sailfish is characterized by the massive leaps and jumps it makes when being landed. Easily identified by a massive dorsal fin, sports fishers have long sought out this fish and landing a Sailfish leads to many stories told by the lucky angler.
Striped Marlin (scientific name: Tetrapturus audax) is occasionally caught in the Atlantic Ocean but is more often landed in the Indian and Pacific Oceans. The Striped Marlin is visually stunning with vertical blue stripes on their sides which appear vibrant when excited or during the fight to land it. The Striped Marlin also has a pointed high dorsal fin which makes it easy to identify.