Molokai, Hawaii

We offer guided fly fishing for two sub-species of Pacific Bonefish (O'io in Hawaiian) and three species of Trevally on 22 miles of pristine saltwater flats on the south shore of Molokai. The Bonefish in Hawaii average between five to eight pounds, with numerous chances at double-digit fish measuring over 30 inches. These large fish often travel as singles or in 2-packs or 3-packs. For the serious saltwater angler, Molokai is the Hawaiian island to hunt for world record class Bonefish. There are a limited number of guides residing on Molokai. However, our Oahu-based guides have between 8 and 12 years experience guiding in these Hawaiian waters, and specialize in optimizing your time on the flats based on tides and the prevailing weather conditions. Our trips predominantly consist of wading, with boat add-ons available (additional charge) to allow access to addional offshore flats and deeper water. Wade trips are significantly less expensive, extremely tailorable and flexible, and usually more productive than sharing the casting platform fishing from a flats boat. Our guides are friendly, extremely knowledgeable and highly skilled at polishing your casting technique and putting you on fish. A typical, productive day on the water consists of: sighting 10 or more fish, casting to 3 to 5 fish and (hopefully) hooking and/or landing one or more fish. While on the flats, you will also have the opportunity to catch a wide variety of other saltwater fish, including: barracuda, needlefish, pufferfish, triggerfish, and any one of three species of Trevally: Giant Trevally (Ulua in Hawaiian), Bluefin Trevally (Omilu), and Golden Trevally (Budaguchi). Small Trevally of any variety are called Papio in Hawaiian. Oahu is the perfect base of operations to add a 1-3 day fly fishing trip to Molokai (tides and weather permitting). Bonefish are Catch and Release.

Food

Our guides can arrange for a packed lunch on most guided fishing trips. Additionally, our guides are a tremendous resource for dining recommendations. Contact us if your plans require assistance with and/or recommendations for meals.

Lodging

We can assist with daily or weekly lodging arrangements at various local hotels or island vacation rentals. Contact us if you need lodging during your stay.

Travel

Plan your flights from the mainland to arrive and depart Honolulu International Airport (HNL). Your trip to Molokai will require an inter-island connection from Honolulu International Airport. Contact us if you would like assistance with air transportation. Travel insurance is highly recommended.

Fishing Gear

Your trip cost includes the use of top quality gear, including rods, reels and flies. Saltwater flats boots may be available in your size. Check with your guide before arriving. You are welcome and encouraged to bring your own equipment -- fly rods should be 8wt or 9wt with a large arbor reel. Saltwater flats boots and polarized sunglasses are essentially mandatory gear. Plan to dress to protect against both wind and sun exposure and always have rain gear available. Some other items to consider packing: camera, hat and/or buff, stripping basket, waist pack with water bottle(s) and sunscreen/chapstick.

Non-fishing Activities

Sight-seeing, snorkling, hiking, golf and surfing are just a few of the non-fishing activities available. Contact us for assistance with any non-fishing activity suggestions for you or your family and friends.

Cost

A full day of guided saltwater fly fishing costs $400, including a packed lunch. Guided fly fishing trips on Molokai require an inter-island flight for our Oahu-based guide (additional cost). Additional anglers or use of a boat may add additional cost. Gratuities for your guide are not included in this cost.