Hawaii Bottom Fishing Guide And Identification Images
Our Captain and crew have over 25 years combined experience fishing Hawaiian waters
Up to 14 anglers, plus additional riders in comfort. We catch many different Hawaiian Bottom Fish including: snappers, Hawaiian groupers, trevally, barracuda, amberjack, and many other types of Hawaiian bottomfish. As an added bonus we troll for tuna, mahi-mahi, and other pelagic species between bottom fishing areas.
The most highly valued of the deep-water bottomfish species in Hawaiʻi are.
Onaga (longtail snapper),Etelis coruscan
Ōpakapaka (pink snapper), Pristipomoides filamentosus
Ehu (squirrelfish snapper), Etelis carbunculus.
Gindai (Brigham’s snapper), Pristipomoides zonatu
Hapuʻupuʻu (Seale’s grouper, Hawaiian grouper), Hyporthodus quernus
Kalekale (Von Siebold’s snapper), Pristipomoides sieboldii
Lehi (silverjaw snapper), Aphareus rutilans
The ‘ōpakapaka and onaga are the most sought after by fishermen and highly prized by chefs for their premium texture and mild flavor.