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Die Hard Sport Fishing

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Lahaina, HI, USA
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About Die Hard Sport Fishing
Die Hard Sport Fishing catches fish 9 out of 10 times we go out fishing. We leave earliest and use Live bait, We fillet your fish and tell you how to cook it. We supply all the Bait & Tackle. We specialize in Our early departure 8hr fishing trip. We also have 6hr and 4hr fishing trip. Including Bottom fishing Great fun!
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Sean M wrote a review Mar 2021
Gustavus, Alaska3 contributions
Had a great time with fuzzy and Andy. 6 of us went out and we came back with 18. We were the first ones out of the harbor when we got to our spot it was fish on. I would highly recommend booking early with Die Hard Charters as his spots fill up quickly. Listen to what they say out on the boat and you will do great. I would book with them next time in a heartbeat. again Fuzzy and Andy thanks for the great time on the water. Mahalo and aloha Sean Mattson
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Date of experience: March 2021
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Heather B wrote a review Feb 2021
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I sent our group out on this excursion. I am encouraging them to make their own reviews as well. When I booked the girl asked me if we were doing a 4 or 6 hr trip. I told her I didn't know what they wanted to do and can they decide when they are there. She said yes that would be fine and they can pay the difference then. That was not valid at all! They were told they would have had to be out hours earlier to go on the 6hr trip. They only had 2 poles for 6 customers. Everyone sat around and slept since they weren't allowed to do any fishing. The captain also told his crew you are basically doing the fishing. There is actually a picture of our whole group sitting in the cabin around the table and all the employees fishing. Every spot they stopped they had to "test the waters." They basically do it all and only let you reel it in. A couple people from our group didn't even get a chance to fish. They only let them fish for bait fish then put the poles away. Our group has done deep sea fishing in the ocean in Oregon many times and have never seen anything so unprofessional. If you want to go on a sleeping and sea watching trip this one is for you, but you can get a whale watching excursion for way cheaper. I am told the captian just fished the whole time and didn't engage. The deck hands were better at engaging but the captain just yelled at them the whole time.
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Date of experience: February 2021
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Cory M wrote a review Jan 2021
Seahurst6 contributions1 helpful vote
After reviewing negative reviews, I will simply say that I agree. There is a lack of professionalism and the value is severely lacking. You'll spend 1/4 of your day fishing and the rest getting there and back while inhaling second hand smoke while being told that nobody wants to smell your spay sunscreen. We had to negotiate to get less than half of the days catch after paying $860 for a party of two. I would have rather spent the day on the beach and bought fresh fish from a local source for much less.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Andy wrote a review Jan 2021
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Great day on the water with two (capt. Fuzzy and Andy) knowledgeable fishermen. The boat was clean and comfortable. Captain Fuzzy and Andy took time to explain what they were doing and why. They make it clear that this is a fishing trip, not just a boat ride. Fishing is unpredictable even for the best fishermen and their initial plan did not work out but they kept working for us the entire trip. The hard work paid off with an incredible flurry of action and six nice mahi boated. If you want a boat ride there are lots of options on Maui but if you want a fishing trip Die Hard will work for you and give you a great opportunity to get on fish.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Burt W wrote a review Dec 2020
Los Angeles, California17 contributions5 helpful votes
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First of all - after reading some of the previous reviews - it seems like this disclaimer should be put out first: sport fishing is a tough, a physically rigorous event. An average marlin can weight in excess of several hundred pounds - and a small tuna of 60 pounds will feel like you've hooked into a sunken pirate ship. The conditions can be outright dangerous - and they change every day. The vessel, fuel and all the equipment are very expensive - and have to be meticulously maintained. If you are a parent with children, are infirm or are new to fishing ...DO NOT schedule a private charter on your own dime. Fishing is called fishing...not catching. You should never expect that *just* because you are on a boat with bait that you'll be reeling them in all day. Oh - and if you are complaining about catching too many fish? Well, Maui offers many fine golfing locations. Listen - for those of you looking for sport fishing: whether you are an experienced tournament fisher without a skiff on vacation or looking to schedule something for a business outing or simply looking to try sport fishing for the first time (re-read first paragraph - no crying in sport-fishing) then look no further. Because you know what's great in an era where most communication is via type-text? A vendor who answers the phone. Particularly when they are over a thousand miles away. Die Hard's offices - Devynne specifically - were great to work with. You also have to give them extra credit for working around a challenging COVID environment that threatened business for nearly a calendar year. Even if you don't have a full party - and want to split the fee with another small group; chances are they will work with you. In fact - that is what we did. My girlfriend had never scheduled a private charter - and I didn't want her to get out there (because you will be up at 1230 am if you are staying on the Eastern end of Maui to drive to the marina in time) & hate it. In light of that - I got in with another pair of anglers who shared a half day trip. It was worth it. Captain Fuzzy is a former Marine who has literally been a skipper for 3 decades across two continents - and if there's a chance to put you on fish: believe me he's not out there to waste fuel & cut bait. We were able to bring in 8 or so mahi between the four people fishing - which is PLENTY for the three parties. Please understand: if you are only here on vacation & you catch ONE 20+ lb fish - it's enough to feed your family for two nights (and please understand fresh fish cooked that day is worth the cost of the charter alone). October isn't even a prime month for sport fish to run - yet with the right skipper you can generally get into something. Also understand: they want to push Customers on fish - their reputation in the age of internet reviews benefits from word of mouth. This was my first time to fish the Pacific - in any capacity; and it wasn't a disappointment. It's hard to imagine when you're accustomed to the Gulf (or even the Atlantic) just how easily you can get to blue water (deep water where sport fish are found). The entire trip we were always near one of the islands - so the views were just breath-taking. Captain Fuzzy runs a tight ship - clean & spacious for anyone; with no 'boys club' antics that you might find in another era. Point blank: Die Hard is a great charter, with a great local reputation - for good reason. If you're looking for someone to go with - give them a call. And one last thing: Even Chief Brody was happy he caught one fish on the Orca.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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