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Stop Wishin' and Go Fishin'! Join us aboard one of Start Me Up Sport Fishing's 42-ft. custom sportfishers and have a hand at catching the fish of a lifetime. We provide all of the equipment you need while out on the azure blue waters of Maui - bait...more
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My husband and I had such a great time with Captain Steve and Jon! We have done deep sea fishing before but never in Hawaii and are avid outdoorsman/woman and hunters so we know that sometimes you get lucky and sometimes you don’t but we...More
We had a great day with Captain Cat and first mate Chris. Left the dock early in the morning from Maalaea Harbor and followed the Southern Cross south. Put the lines down at first light and it wasn't long before we hooked onto a 125...More
Started at 2am on my first Hawaiian 9hr fishing trip. I am an experienced fisherman and boat owner and have caught hundreds of tuna. Our captain, “John” and deckhand “Josh”. After having my first trip cancelled earlier in the week they overbooked 2 of us...More
Unfortunate that I rented a private 8 hour charter boat and caught absolutely nothing- not even a BITE. $1500 down the drain. Captain and deck hands were great, however. But an expensive day cruise was not what we were looking for. Felt we were wandering...More
We have fished all over the country and were quite intrigued by Action's 2AM departure time. So I booked a trip (our 2nd charter that vacation) for myself and my 15 year old son. We figured this would take us to additional grounds and enhance...More
We didn’t catch anything and that’s okay because there are no guarantees but there was absolutely no talking from any of these guys unless we asked them a question. It was the most boring fishing trip I’ve ever been on and my first time never...More
Date of experience: December 2018
ManagerLahaina, Front Office Manager at Start Me Up, Sport Fishing, responded to this reviewResponded January 2, 2019
We understand your disappointment not catching, but that is fishing, that day there were no bites, the next day they caught Mahi Mahi and today we brought in a 728 lb. Blue Marlin. Every day is different. As far as the boredom factor, that's a...More
If you're in Maui and you're into fishing - these guys will take care of you.
I had read a lot of reviews, and understood some of the Start me up fishing reviews were less than glowing. Don't let that put you off. Having spoken...More
We were treated amazingly by captain John and deckhand Josh. A beautiful sunrise trip that hooked us up on a Mahi Mahi. The guys were so kind and knowledgeable. We would definitely go again if we had time.
We had a great time and experience with captain John and deckhand Josh. They hooked up the group of 5 with 7 Mahi. We used live bait. The tackle was great quality. On top of it we got a 150 lb marlin to the boat....More
Incredible!! We had the best time. My boyfriend and I didn't know what to expect. We booked for the 2am trip so we woke up at 1, realized that we couldn't get an uber at the time and honestly had the worse time trying to...More
Response from BrianSaugerties | Reviewed this property |
Our boat used artificial, surface lures only. The said that for the shorter, four hour trip that was the typical set up and method. All rigging done by first mate. They indicated that they would set hooks. Everyone... More
Our boat used artificial, surface lures only. The said that for the shorter, four hour trip that was the typical set up and method. All rigging done by first mate. They indicated that they would set hooks. Everyone assigned a pole. I cannot speak to other methods...the longer trips may utilize other methods. I am sure each boat/crew is different, but our crew was friendly and seemed willing to allow us to get involved and to answer questions. My take is that it's their territory....they know more about it than I do (my deep sea fishing experience is very limited). They indicated that there would be no charge to keep or clean fish. We were given the option to keep fish, give them to the crew, or release. Moot point as we did not catch. Booked trip through my hotel who offered option to cook anything we caught and kept...again....moot.
Response from ManagerLahaina | Property representative |
We're going after all the game fish which includes Mahi Mahi, Wahoo,Spearfish, Blue & Striped Marlin & Yellow Fin Tuna. It's your choice to keep or release your fish.Call us 808 667 2774 for more info, we are here 7 days a... More
We're going after all the game fish which includes Mahi Mahi, Wahoo,Spearfish, Blue & Striped Marlin & Yellow Fin Tuna. It's your choice to keep or release your fish.Call us 808 667 2774 for more info, we are here 7 days a week from 8a-6p.