Newsflash…. There’s really no such thing as a “Maui fishing season”.
Hawaii is the only place in the world where marlin weighing over 1000 pounds have been caught during every month of the year. For that matter, all our top gamefish (mahi mahi, ono, ahi, blue and striped marlin) can be caught during any month of the year, it’s just that some times of year can be more rewarding than others.
The gamefish we catch off Maui are pelagic. Predatory. They do not limit themselves to the Hawaii Archipelago. Our islands are often just a temporary way-station on a fish’s never-ending pursuit of food. Hawaii’s gamefish live to eat and make little fish, hopefully before they are eaten themselves by another, bigger predator. Their movements appear based more on currents (preference for areas where upwelling occurs) and water temperature (over 75F /24C).
So if there are no ‘Maui Fishing Seasons’ When is the Best Time to Fish in Maui?
As I stated earlier, the term “Maui fishing seasons” is a bit of a misnomer, but there are seasonal trends. Follow the links below to more information, remembering there is overlap. These fish don’t own calendars. From day to day they are as predictable as the weather.
Fall Fishing (September, October, November)
Winter Fishing (December, January, February)
Spring Fishing (March, April, May)
Summer Fishing (June, July, August)
|Types of Fish||Jan||Feb||Mar||Apr||May||Jun||Jul||Aug||Sep||Oct||Nov||Dec|
|Pacific Blue Marlin|
|Big Eye Tuna|
|Other Hawaii Game Fish|
|Mahi mahi (dorado)|
|Maui Bottom Fish|
|Blue Line Snapper|