View Full Version : Blue Water Hunting

12-05-2004, 11:57 AM
Ill be moving to Oahu here in a few months. I've been told about some of the navy bouys off shore, and heard that theres a good amount of fish on them. My Question is how far do you actually have to go off shore to get any tuna, dolphin, or wahoo?

12-07-2004, 10:41 AM
Not too sure about Oahu, but I took a small tuna (aku) within a few hundred yards off the Western side of Maui. I also know some who take Ono and Mahi within a few hundred yards as well in the South area (Makena).

If the current comes in close to shore, it will usually carry pelagics if it is near deep enough water. Some guys will purposely go out and just go for big bluewater fish with their BW guns. Other times, it's just sort of an added bonus when using your reef or midsize to take on something like that.

Just watch the currents or you be on the Tahiti Express.

12-07-2004, 10:49 AM
thanks for the info

12-07-2004, 06:04 PM
The buoys are put in place by the state soley for the purpose of attracting fish. For more info, go here

The buoys on Oahu are usually covered with guys fishing them, and if you jump in, you are going to really piss them off, so be discrete. Also, fishermen commonly chum to bring in fish, so the sharks associate boats with a free meal. Be prepared to bump some noses.

That said, BW game can be had from shore, in particular onos.

Good luck!

Willie Mahin
aka the Haole Crab
Maui, Hawaii