Deep Sea Fishing Kauai is a sportfishing charter service that operates out of Port Allen, Kauai, on the island’s south shore.
The outfit is owned and operated by Captain J, aka Jude Keoni Schwarze, a lifelong resident of Kauai who has been working the local waters since the age of thirteen. He’s probably one of the coolest dudes on the island. (He’s also done the island’s surfing and motocross scenes.) In addition to being a cool dude, this guy knows his craft. On our full-day, 8-hour charter in August 2011, Captain J worked his butt off to insure we caught some fish. He employed a number of techniques to get the job done, including watching birds for tell-tale clues and using a variety of bait. In the end, our group caught a number of yellowfin tuna, a good-sized mahi-mahi, and a barracuda!
Deep Sea Fishing Kauai is highly recommended whether you’re a beginner or expert fisherman. In fact, Captain J and crew will do most all the work for you if you’re unfamiliar with fishing. All you will have to do is reel the fish in. Overall, we can’t imagine there’s a more hardworking or more knowledgeable deep sea fishing charter service on Kauai.
If you’re going, wear clothes and shoes that you don’t mind if they end up smelling like fish. Wear a hat and bring sunscreen to guard against the sun. Bring a snack if you like. And if you’re prone to seasickness, bring your best cure (or stay near the side of the boat).
Deep Sea Fishing Kauai
6022 Kolopua St
Kapaa, HI 96746
Deep Sea Fishing Kauai Photos
Our charter left at 5:30 AM, making for a spectacular sunrise.
Captain J and crew member.
The young man from England catches a fish.
A commercial fisherman operated nearby.
We caught a number of yellowfin tuna.
Inside the boat.
We caught a barracuda while trolling for bigger fish. The crew said it was unusual to catch a barracuda so far out since they are usually found closer to the shore.
Raising the flag to signify the day’s catch.
The Big Ta Do
Our catch of the day!
Another photo of the barracuda! (Click on this photo to see the barracuda’s teeth.)
Barracuda and mahi-mahi.