However, if you are looking for excitement just gaze off shore. Lurking in the deep ocean waters that surrounds the island is Marlin, Mahi Mahi, Ahi and a shark or two. Because the ocean waters are so deep right off shore the fishing begins just outside of the harbor.
No long boat ride is needed to get to the fishing grounds which is a great advantage over other locations.
Nawiliwili harbor is the principal harbor where most of the private boat charters can be found.
From Nawiliwili the boats run from Anahola to Makahuena along the 40 fathom and 1000 fathom ledges.
Anglers are seldom disappointed because Kauai does not get as much fishing traffic as Maui and Kona. This means there is a higher concentration of fish. Therefore, even a poor angler like me has a better chance of reeling one in!
Coupled with the scenery Kaua’i is a ‘can’t miss”. In fact the scenery is so beautiful while you are fishing the 40 fathom ledge off Kipukai you will see why movies such as Jurassic Park, Six Days Seven Nights and From Here to Eternity were filmed in this area.
Kaua’i is a very special island. Don’t overlook it.
Answers to the questions from my previous blog about deep sea fishing:
What side of the Hawaiian Islands is most popular for deep sea fishing? – Leeward (West)
A “grander” has historically been regarded by blue and black marlin anglers as the benchmark for a truly outstanding catch. For most marlin anglers, a 1,000 lb fish represents the fish of a lifetime.