Over 30 years of Bonefish Guiding Experience
Hawaii's only native Hawaiian Bonefish Guide
About Hawaii Bonefishing
There are multiple islands in Hawaii that offer bonefishing opportunities, but nowhere are there more square miles of fishable flats than on the island of Molokai. Located between Oahu and Maui, Molokai is home to the 25-mile-long Molokai reef, the largest and most extensive coral reef in the Hawaiian Islands, and it is a saltwater fly fisherman’s paradise.
This is classic sight fishing for cruising, and tailing bonefish in pristine tropical waters. The bonefish on Molokai average 6-8 pounds, with lots of fish exceeding 10 pounds. During a typical day of fishing on the reef, you can expect 25-30 legitimate shots at hooking big bones.
Whether you’re an experienced bonefish angler looking for a shot at that elusive double-digit fish or a trout fisherman who’s always dreamed of salt and fly fishing the flats, Molokai is a must-visit destination.
Hawaii Bonefishing owner and guide Joe Kalima would love to introduce you to this unique and special fishery and the big, unmatched bonefish of Molokai. While there are several outfitters & guides offering guiding services on Molokai, Joe Kalima is the only native Hawaiian bonefish guide.
Joe was born and grew up on Molokai and lives with his family on the shores of the Molokai reef. He’s guided hundreds & hundreds of bonefish anglers on the reef for over 25 years. He knows the reef like the back of his hand and where the fish are.
In 2016, one of Joe’s regular clients hooked and landed a 16-pound 3-ounce bonefish, one of the largest bonefish ever caught on a fly rod. Experience, authenticity, and local knowledge are critical when choosing a guide, and Joe Kalima checks all the boxes.
Molokai is easily accessible from anywhere on the U.S. mainland. No passport, visa, or fishing license is required. You can even do an over-and-back day trip from Honolulu or Maui and get in a full day of fishing. And best of all, Molokai is fishable for all 12 months and 365 days a year.
If you'd like to learn more about the world-class bonefishing on Molokai, or have questions about booking a guided trip, please reach out to Joe directly. Thanks and we look forward to hearing from you and seeing you on Molokai soon. Mahalo.