Catch the "big one"....
Try Deep Sea Fishing Maui!

Deep sea fishing Maui is all about the thrills, the action and the rush. Its challenge is physical, mental and emotional. Sport fishing in Maui is for adrenaline junkies! Catching a beast like a blue marlin is, in a word, EXCITING!

In my best James Earl Jones voice:

"They say that Africa is the land of the big game hunter. If that is true, then Hawaii is the land of the deep sea fisherman."

(clearing my throat after failing my attempt at Mr. Jones' voice....never again)

When deep sea fishing Maui, the fish are huge, powerful and definitely not willing to go quietly into the night. They FIGHT every inch of the line. Sport fishing is a chess match. Be it blue marlin, mahi mahi or the massive black marlin, these fish are chess masters.

Many are HUNDREDS of pounds and can be prone to incredible bursts of power and energy. Let me say that again. Many are H U N D R E D S of pounds!!! This is why.....I didn't participate.

Ha ha ha! (I gotta be honest, right?!)

It's true. As exciting as it is, deep sea fishing Maui also sounded like a lot of work and, hey... I'm on vacation! I love watching the process, though!

That said, and in all seriousness, tens of thousands of people travel to Maui specifically to fulfill their dream of making the big catch of their lifetime!

My Kind of Catch

In contrast, my kind of “catch” is snorkeling off of the Maui coast and finding a giant sea turtle chilling under a rock on the ocean's floor.

I can watch a sea turtle go up for air, drop back down to it's underwater dwelling, chill for twenty minutes and then go back up for another breather over and over for HOURS.

For the gladiators of the fishing community, the thrill really IS in the catch! For me the real thrill is the meal. I like to think of myself as a grateful, fortunate end-of-the-food chain consumer.

For example, ahi (sushi and sashimi grade yellowfin tuna) may be one of the most delicate, delectable cuts of meat, not just fish, that you might ever eat.

So I say thank you, Maui sport fishing community. You folks rock! I love what you (literally) bring to the table!

When are The Fish Biting?

The single best month for Deep sea fishing Maui is June and July.

While there literally is no "worst" month, November is probably the most average month. I say that with the caveat that even November can be a great month for species like Mahimahi, Blue Marlin and Skipjack Tuna.

How to Choose the Right Charter Company

I was told the single most important criteria for choosing the right fishing charter company was to make sure that the company AND the captain are established, experienced AND successful in fishing the waters around Hawaii (preferably with specific experience calling Maui their port of call). Period.

Well, it also helps if they have several successful captains, crews and ships!

Because of this, Kim and I are very fond of the team at Extreme Fishing Maui!

They exemplify a company that GETS IT. From making the reservation to the success photos at the end of the trip, they make your happiness their business. With that kind of attitude, they could be doing shoe repairs or smoothies. It wouldn't matter. Their focus is right on the money!

That makes Extreme Fishing Maui our best bet for deep sea fishing Maui!

Whatever you decide to do, at least get out there and take a deep sea fishing tour. You don't have to fish, but it can be one heck of a spectator sport.

The action is unpredictable and furious. And when a winner is declared (man or beast) everyone usually agrees that it was one spectacular show!

In the words of Ferris Bueller: “Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” Don't miss this! Enjoy!

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