Maui bottom fishing charters
Strike Zone is a roomy, 43′ Delta Sportfisher that offers 4 and 6 hour morning bottom fishing trips out of Maalaea Harbor. She is also available for private sport fishing or bottom fishing charters.
Strike Zone, is a U.S. Coast Guard certified, 43′ Delta Sportfisher licensed to carry up to 38 passengers. She features:
- Full walk around decks
- Large, covered salon
- Clean, modern marine head (bathroom)
- Professional bottom fishing gear and tackle
- New Garmin GPS
- Furuno colored depth recorder/fish finder
- Fighting chair… a Pompanette 130 tournament series
- Penn International Gold rods & reels… 50’s, 80’s and 130’s
Passengers meet at Maui’s Maalaea harbor. Upon departure Strike Zone’s crew will familiarize passengers with the vessel, and then typically set some sport fishing lines and troll for big game fish en route to one of a number of bottom fishing destinations off Maui’s southwest coast. Hopefully guests will get to help reel in a mahi mahi or ono!
Once Strike Zone has reached their fishing destination, the vessel will either drift and then assist guests with their lines. Anglers are invited to keep all the fish they catch bottom fishing. The captain and crew will give you let you know which are the tastiest, and provide tips as to the best way to cook them too! Just be sure to ask.
Strike Zone accommodates up to 16 anglers plus 6 riders. (22 passengers total). Prices below INCLUDE tax and harbor fees.
6hr combo sport/bottom fishing
DAYS: Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat
TIME: 6:30am – 12:30pm
PRICE: $188.00 per adult angler
$168.00 per child angler (ages 6 – 12)
$94.00 per rider or share pole.
4hr bottom fishing
Tues, Thurs, Sun: 7am – 11am; 12pm-4pm
PRICE: $154.00 per angler (same price for children)
$77.00 per rider or share pole.
starting from $2,400.00. Contact us for rates and details.
Gratuity not included. 10-20% will be gratefully accepted, to be split equally between captain and crew. Private, custom charters available for larger groups. Please contact us for rates and availability.
Strike Zone Fishing Reviews
We just returned from our fishing trip on the Strike Zone in September 2017. Our reserved "4 hour bottom fishing" excursion was misleading. After you troll for sport fish one hour out and one hour back, this leaves you with only 2 hours of bottom fishing. This was not told to me when booking with a live agent nor does it say on the website. Very disappointing.
They saved us
The crew of the Strike Zone saved us in April of 2006 when our cruise ship shore excursion of kayaking off Olowalu did not react as we were swept out to sea in high winds, strong currents and high waves. We bounced around for several hours before we spotted the Strike Zone. They LITERALLY saved our lives. Then they did everything they could to take care of us, getting back safely and then back to our group. So gracious and kind. So knowledgeable. We are forever grateful.
Had an amazing trip! All the crew were awesome. Will do it again soon I hope.
Thank you Captain
Had a Blast; Met Family!
My husband and I fished with "the young crew," Junior, Jordan, and Chris. Those guys were totally awesome. The fishing was fun, hard work at times, and thrilling. Nearly everyone on the boat caught multiple fish, including a couple larger ones toward the end. The crew cleaned up our fish so we could take it home and cook it up for dinner. So good. The fishing was worth it, but the crew made the entire stay on Maui amazing. It was like meeting family. Junior talked with us the whole time, sharing stories and recommendations for food and friends. We cannot gush enough about how great they are! Can't wait to get back to Maui you guys! Mahalo!
Bottom fishing with Strike Zone
It was a great half day out. The crew are very professional and obviously keen fishermen. I caught 7 or 8 fish on the trip; none were big, but there was a good variety of species. Thanks for your recommendation that I book with them. I‘d definitely recommend Strike Zone to anyone looking to go bottom fishing on Maui.
Great fun with kid
Great fishing trip!
I took my 8-year son for a 6 hour bottom fish trip and we had great time.
We were spoilt with awesome whale watching on the Maui waters and caught a tuna when trolling on route to the fishing spot. Awesome bonuses!
Bottom fishing was very well organized and we caught many fishes.
The team was really professional and interested in us spending good time.
Thanks to Fish Maui for arranging this!
The fish that got away
If you have limited time to go fishing in Maui this is the charter to choose. The reservation process with Lili Crawford was a breeze. The crew (Captain Jr and Carl) were very professional and friendly.
Ten minutes into our trolling we caught a 7lb mahi mahi which made us excited about catching more. When we reached the first fishing area we started catching some keeper fish (I forgot the names). After several locations Junior took us to spot where he said we might catch Papio. But it was slow so he told us to reel it up so we could move to better spot.
As we were reeling up our reels my wifes pole suddenly got a big bite which made it bend like it was going to break. Carl immediately knew it was a big papio so he grabbed the net while my wife was reeling it in. Unfortunately, as she was trying hard to land the big fish, the line snapped! It was a heartbreaker! But was exciting.
We ended up taking home several medium sized fish for dinner that night. We had fun. Great trip.
5-star boat and crew
Our 4 hour bottomfishing trip on Strike Zone was quite fun. The crew (Junior, Sparky, and Carl) was very helpful and offered advice and assistance very readily.
On the way to the first location, 5 sportfishing lures were trolled behind the boat. I chatted with Junior and he said that the day before was a great day for sportfishing as they caught 11 large sportfish between bottomfishing stops. Yeah, that was the trip we cancelled on due to what we thought were going to be rough seas. Upon seeing a big school of baitfish, Junior took us on a slight detour to see if were could hook up with any gamefish. Sure enough, two of the rods went off and 2 Ono were caught by 2 randomly chosen anglers.
Bottom fishing bites were really, really slow. I think the entire boat kept only 7 bottom fish (I got a large trigger that was not edible and was thrown back, while my son got only a few nibbles).
At the end of the trip, the sportfish were cleaned and we were given a bag with 6 medium-size pieces of Ono to take home.
This was a pretty good trip even on a day when the bite was off. I would recommend this trip to anyone asking.
Reunion on Strike Zone.
Dana and the team were excellent and although the bottom fishing was disappointing we managed to jag two good size Ono\'s on the way out, which fed everyone in our troop of 40 back at the hotel.
great day out!