Fishing Hawaii Style

Fishing Hawaii Style, Fishing Hawaii Style Volume 2 and Fishing Hawaii Style volume 3 offer a complete guide to all fishing techniques used in tropical waters. Traditional trolling, shore fishing and reef and bay techniques are covered at length. Want something more exotic. Try fishing from a windsurfer or a surf board! This isn't a coffee table book with "slick pics" and no much content. It's a, or perhaps "the" book on tropical water tactics, tips and techniques from bank or boat.

Besides that Jim shows you how to make most of the gear you need. Anyone who's priced billfishing lures and the like can appreciate that! Reasonable attention to these sections can more than repay the cost of the books.

But that's only the start. Jim shows you how to make most of the gear you need.

Anyone who's priced billfishing lures and the like can appreciate that! Reasonable attention to these sections can more than repay the cost of the books.


There's far too much in these books to detail everything here. Dozens, even hundreds of wonderfully drawn and extremely clear line drawings show exactly what works for what.

For example, the "dropping stone" technique for Ahi, or Yellowfin tuna, shows how you can use a stone weight to get your bait down to the fish, and then jerk the bait free. So you're fishing deep without a sash weight. This method, like many in Jim's books, has obvious implications for saltwater and freshwater anglers everywhere. I've used it for lakers, for example.


Then there's the "when" end on Hawaii that's detailed on a month-by-month basis for all of the islands. It's my considered opinion as a one-time resident of Hawaii and a frequent visitor with a taste for cliff and reef fishing, that the series is a must for any angler who fishes tropical waters, and a good investment for everyone.

Louis Bignami, Editor & Publisher