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Fishing in Hawaii is not only a tourist event, it’s a way of life. There are so many fish to be had, eaten, and thrown back. The blue waters off the shores are simply amazing, and no matter where you decide to fish, you really can’t go wrong. Here are some fishing tips on your trip to Hawaii.

• You can fish rod and reel or with a throw net. Either way works. It all depends on your individual tastes. You can get a boat and go out off shore a ways and plant your rod and reel or feel free to plant your net wherever you like.
• If you need help, there are plenty of anglers around. Anglers line the shores of Hawaii to help out, if you need it.
• Try torch fishing. This is fishing that is done at night in Hawaii that requires special skill. You need special fishing equipment for this, too. But for the fishing enthusiast, it’s something you don’t want to miss.
• Try deep-sea fishing. There are plenty of game fishing boats that are always heading out for expeditions. Deep-sea fishing off the Hawaiian shores are usually done between 1,000 and 2,000 fathoms. The skipper of these deep sea fishing boats typically either area fish or ledge fish.
• Be prepared for what you catch. If you go fishing offshore in Hawaii, be prepared for anything. Game fish can be any size. It’s not incredibly uncommon for fishermen to pull up a fish that weighs 100 or more pounds.
• If you’re going to fish in certain areas, you need a license. These only cost $3.50 for tourists and are free for senior citizens.
• You can only fish for trout on select days throughout of the year. Trout season starts the first Saturday in August and lasts for the next 16 days. And you can only fish for trout on Kauai. After those 16 days are up, you can only fish for trout on Saturdays and Sundays.
• You can fish for any other game whenever you want. Outside of the trout rule, there really are no rules. Have fun!