Take Our Skipjack Tuna Fishing Charters
If your idea of an excellent day is hunting game fish that are a manageable size, there’s nothing more fun than fishing for skipjack tuna (aku) in the Oahu waters. They’re a preferred Oahu sportfish to catch and eat in native Hawaiian culture for an excellent reason — they’re delicious. They’re a good choice for beginner and intermediate-level fishermen at an average five-pound weight. Even established pros enjoy catching them for a more relaxing (and delicious) North Shore fishing charter experience.
Skipjack tuna are fighters when on the hook and so you can expect some exciting moments when you’re bringing one in; if you’ve never tried it before, strongly consider adding it to your list. Anchovies or live sardines are the most common bait, and when you drop your line in the right spot, it won’t be long until you have a strike. Then the fun begins by bringing it in and then snapping the essential post-catch photos.
More About Skipjack Tuna (Aku) and Great Fishing
When a fish is tasty enough to be prized in cultures worldwide and fun to catch, you are onto something, and it’s why skipjack tuna charters are among the most popular deep-sea fishing charters to book on Oahu. You might choose to hunt one for nothing more than the great eating that follows. But they’re also an excellent plan if you want to do some fishing and relaxing while you’re out on the water — no rule says deep sea fishing needs to be exhausting to be good.
Because you generally fish for skipjack while trolling, you get to enjoy some fun boating and the ocean breeze while you’re at it. You may also choose to catch more than one if you want to make it a big day. Or, reel in a skipjack and then move on to a different species for an extra-productive day at sea. However you do it, expect to have fun and enjoy eating your catch afterward.