Oahu, Hawaii is world-renowned for its breathtaking beaches, amazing surf breaks and beautiful mountain ranges. However, one thing Hawaii is not particularly well known for is its saltwater fly fishing and its trophy bone fishery.

The first thing that comes to mind when fishing in Hawaii is bluewater, however the island of Oahu, which means 'the gathering place', is home to some of the largest Bonefish in the world.

  • Season: fishing seasonally, all year round
  • Bonefish average 4 to 6 pounds in weight
  • Butterfly Peacock Bass average 2 to 4 pounds in weight
  • Capacity of 1 to 2 anglers
  • Home of Mauna Loa, the world’s biggest active volcano

Amazing flats on both the eastern and the southern side of the island present the visiting angler with opportunities to wade or pole flats in search of these elusive giants. Here, the Bonefish average four to six pounds consistently, but come prepared for shots at some in the eight to ten-plus pounds range.

Captain Jesse Cheape has over fifteen years of fishing experience in the islands, and combined with his 16 foot Action Craft flats boat, he is well-known for getting our clients onto the big fish. Whether you are on holiday in the region or on transit, he has the perfect set-up to get you on the water for a day or a week, chasing a variety of species.

There is internet connection at the lodge.

Jesse specialises in flats fishing on the island of Oahu, including Molokai and Kauai, which have some smaller/deeper flats. Catering for novice to experienced anglers, fishing with Hi Tide offers the chance to get a shot at Trophy Bonefish, and land the fish of a lifetime.

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 walking and stalking the big Bonefish on their feeding grounds, in depths from eight inches to three feet deep. Depending on tidal movements, this will often include a combination of both wading and fishing from the well-equipped, 16ft Action Craft skiff.

On the flats, there is a range of different species of Trevally also available, including Giant Trevally, or 'Ulua' Blue Trevally, or 'Omilu' and Golden Trevally, or 'Pa’o Pa’o'. Unlike other exotic bone fishing destinations, a good day in Oahu means they see 20-50 fish and have excellent shots at about half of them.

Conditions can be challenging as with any other saltwater fly fishing destination, with strong winds seasonally, but the beauty of island life means that there is always shelter to be found. Typically, visibility is 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 and 'Trade Winds' are 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.

Hi Tide Fly Fishing also offers guided 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.

On board, all fly gear can be provided for including Orvis Helios 2 and Orvis Recon rods with Orvis Mirage reels, and flies are provided.

Lunch, snacks and water is provided on full day charters. Lunch is either picnic style on the boat or a short ride to one of the local waterside restaurants.

As per all Fly Odyssey bookings, we will provide a comprehensive and detailed pre-trip fly fishing guide, as well as advise of travel requirements prior to your departure.

The rates for this destination vary throughout the season. We offer the best available rates for this destination and do not charge for our service. By calling we are able to tailor a package to specifically suit your requirements at the best available rate. As we have offices in both the United Kingdom and Australia we can also ensure you are being quoted in your local currency. Please enquire for the latest rates and availability, including information on any applicable special offers and group discounts.



Travel to Honolulu, Hawaii from the UK is available via a short stop in Los Angeles. From Australia, direct, ten hour-flights are available to Honolulu.

Passport with minimum six months validity.

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.

  • Currency: US Dollar
  • Capital: Honolulu, Oahu
  • Airport: Honolulu international Airport (NHL)
  • Population: 1.5 million
  • Language: Hawaiian, English
  • Religion: Christian
  • Electricity: 120v two pin US
  • Time: Hawaii Standard Time (GMT-10 hours)
  • Average temperatures: 19-29℃ seasonally - generally warm and sub-tropical


Contact: Mat McHugh
Tel: +44 (0)1621 743711
Mob: +44 (0)7936 708305


Contact: Gilly Bate
Tel: +44 (0)1730 825626
Mob: +44 (0)7817 304232


Contact: James Laverty
Mob (Australia):
+61 (0)499 900816