The Hawaii island of Oahu, which translates to ‘the gathering place’, is well-known for its stunning beaches, incredible surf breaks and breathtaking mountain ranges.
With an array of fantastic resorts, villas and activities to enjoy it’s a great holiday destination in its own right, while also home some of the largest Bonefish found anywhere in the world. While challenging, the average size is typically 5lb+ with shots at double-figure trophy fish commonplace typically travelling in singles or pairs.
Perfect for half-day or full-day guided excursions, you will be fishing from a tailored flats skiff and at times on foot, fishing hard flats with a mixture of seagrass and coral, which is the perfect habitat for Bonefish to feed on with the movement of the tide. A typical day will see 15-20+ good shots, with very experienced professional guides.
Fly Odyssey can tailor your holiday to the region or in transit through the Pacific, including accommodation, activities and private transfers to the fishing grounds each day. All gear is provided meaning that there really are no organisational requirements on your behalf – just turn up and have a great time!
Waikiki Beach and Oahu have a great range of beach-side accommodation options with great access to the beach, dining and bars and entertainment options. Including the Prince, Halekulani and Four Seasons Hotels to B&B and resort accommodation your stay in Hawaii and Oahu will be one to remember.
For the non-angler, there is a huge range of activities to enjoy including walking around historic Honolulu, surf breaks at the north shore, walks around Makapu’u Point, helicopter tours, high-end shopping experiences, scuba diving, pearl harbour or simply relaxing on one of the many beautiful beaches.
Fly Odyssey works with a number of select fly fishing guides in Hawaii, to suit your availability and catering from novice to experienced anglers. This includes the Islands of Oahu, Molokai and Kauai, which also have some smaller and deeper flats to target trophy bonefish which are regularly landed in excess of 10lb’s.
After being collected from your accommodation in the Waikiki/Honolulu area, the day typically starts with a short boat ride to the local flats. Here, you have the opportunity to spend some time wading or fishing from the comfort of the skiff, in depths from eight inches to three feet deep.
On the flats, there is a range of different species of Trevally available, including GT’s known locally as ‘Ulua’, Blue Trevally – ‘Omilu’ and Golden Trevally- ‘Pa’o Pa’o’. Conditions can be challenging as with any other saltwater fly fishing destinations, with strong winds seasonally, however, the beauty of island life means that there is always shelter to be found behind the spectacular mountains which form your backdrop each day.
Visibility is typically very good, allowing you to sight the fish or be put onto them while boating the flats, edges and drop-offs.
Seasonally, May to October is the summer period. The days are usually in the mid-20s with ‘Trade Winds’ generally blowing in the afternoons. The winter is from November to April, during which the days are usually in the low 20s with occasional cold fronts making the temperatures drop and slowing the fishing to a small extent.
While in Hawaii, we can also organise guided fly fishing trips targeting Butterfly Peacock Bass in Lake Wilson located in Wahiawa. These Bass were first introduced to Hawaii in the early 1950s and offer the visiting fly-fishermen another wonderful opportunity to experience the natural beauty of the island. The best time to target Peacock Bass on Oahu is during the summer and into early fall months from May through to October.
Onboard, all fly gear can be provided for including rods, reels, lines and flies for your day in the water. Lunch, snacks and water are provided on all full-day charters.
As per all Fly Odyssey bookings, will provide a comprehensive & detailed pre-trip fly fishing guide, prior to your departure.
Travel to Honolulu, Hawaii from Australia is available daily from Melbourne and Sydney, or via Auckland or Fiji. From the US, several options are available including LA.
Nationals of the European Union, Australian and New Zealand Union DO NOT require a visa to enter the US for stays less than 90 days, under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP). However, those planning to travel to the USA must be approved by internet-based ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorisation) in order to gain entry under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP). The ESTA application must be completed at least 72 hours before your departure date.
Please check with Fly Odyssey Australia for any latest updates or information around Visa requirements.
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Our tailored fly fishing and accommodation itineraries are designed with you in mind to suit your preferences. They are also quoted in your local currency with very favourable exchange rates.
Fly Odyssey has access to the best guiding and lodging rates, suitable tides and updated availability to this destination which can vary throughout the season.
This includes flight bookings, transit accommodation, transfers and a host of non-angling activities and experiences.
We specialise in group, family and couples stays to Hawaii, and our long involvement with our partners on the ground in Oahu will ensure you are well looked after both on and off the water. This includes holidays and resort stays in transit through the Pacific, Fiji and Los Angeles.
Please enquire for the latest rates and availability, including information on any applicable special offers.
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