HI Tide Fly Fishing located on the island of Oahu is a Hawaii Saltwater Fly Fishing guide service targeting Hawaii Bonefish on fly fishing and light tackle spinning gear. HI Tide is a locally owned company. We are a legitimate company with the proper permits to guide. Unlike guides that come here from out of state in there off season and run backyard illegal guide operations.
Oahu, Hawaii is world renowned for its breathtaking beaches, amazing surf breaks and beautiful mountain ranges. However, one thing the most isolated island chain on earth is not well known for is saltwater fly fishing and it’s trophy bone fishery. The first thing that comes to mind when fishing in Hawaii is deep sea fishing.
The island of O’ahu, which means the gathering place, is home to some of the largest bonefish or “‘O’io” on earth. We have amazing flats on both the eastern side of the island and the southern side that present the visiting angler opportunities to wade or pole flats in search of these elusive giants. Our bonefish average 5 to 7 pounds consistently, but come prepared for shots at some in the 8 – 10 pound plus range.
We offer specialist guided Saltwater Flats fly fishing day and multi-day trips in Hawaii, and fly fishing Oahu with Captain Jesse Cheape. Fish out of my 16’ Action Craft flats boat designed for fly fishing and light tackle inshore fishing.
Captain Jesse has over 15 years of fishing experience in the islands, and combined with his 16 foot Action Craft flats boat he can get you on the fish. Whether you are vacationing in the islands or just stopping by on your to Christmas Island, let HI Tide show you what Hawaiian fly fishing is all about. Come join me for a fun memorable day on the water!
Capt. Jake Brooks is from Bradenton, Florida. Ever since I could walk, I’ve had a rod in my hand. Having a dad that was crazy about bass fishing, I followed suit. It wasn’t untill age 11 that I got into fishing saltwater. Fishing the inshore flats for snook, tarpon, redfish, and trout. I moved to Oahu in 2010 to make surfboards for a living. It wasn’t until I had a friend moving to the mainland tell me about catching his first bonefish on the fly here. I had no idea Hawaii had bonefish, let alone some of the biggest in the world. I grabbed a fly rod and reel the next week, dove in head first and haven’t looked back since. Out of all the fish I’ve caught in my life, Hawaiian bonefish are defiantly my favorite.
Often we get asked on what flies do Hawaiian Bonefish eat!? The Bonefish here in Hawaii can sometimes be tough to fool into eating a fly.