We are going to Maui in late August, early September and want to try deep sea fishing. Anyone have any experience with the different companies out there?
I asked the same sort of question awhile ago and the info I got was to ask for Captain Fuzzy on the Die Hard. He's supposedly the best on Maui and many of his clients will not fish if he's unavailable.
I was also directed to check out www.fishmaui.com for info and found it very helpful. I even contacted Captain Mike through that site and he has been great in helping me book a fishing charter for my brother when we head to Maui in September. He has tons of info to offer on his site and especially talking with him on the phone.
Hope this helps,
PS - too bad you're leaving in early September or we could've split a share with Fuzzy - we don't arrive until the 18th.
I can't comment on other charters but I can recommend that you avoid Start Me Up charters. If I had seen their BBB file I would never have booked with them.
I am going to be on Maui in July-August and plan to book the Die Hard. Fuzzy, the captain, is a local and a serious fisherman... leaves at 4AM and fishes HARD... he also has the reputation of catching the most fish.
I have been out with him twice in the past and our boat caught fish when other boats did not... at that time, he was with another company.
The cost is higher than the others, but others who have gone fishing with Fuzzy swear by him....
Last year we went out on the Desperado and had an 8 hour boat ride.... no fish at all.
When I go out fishing, I want to catch fish.... so this year I will look for Fuzzy.
Thanks all for your help. I too have gone to fishmaui and Captain Mike has been helpful. I will check out the Diehard too.
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