Guide To The Best Fishing Lakes In Hawaii
Top places to fish for bass, catfish, crappie and more in HI.
Hawaii is renowned for its stunning coastal waters and bountiful marine life, but it also offers limited fishing opportunities in its lakes. While the islands are mostly surrounded by warm water, a few high-altitude lakes can be classified as cold water lakes, providing diverse fishing experiences for anglers.
One of the notable warm water lakes in Hawaii is Lake Wilson, also known as Wahiawa Reservoir, located on the island of Oahu. This lake is a popular fishing destination for both locals and tourists, offering a chance to catch a variety of warm water species. Anglers can target peacock bass, largemouth bass, and smallmouth bass in this lake, which were introduced to control tilapia populations. The abundance of submerged structures and aquatic vegetation in Lake Wilson makes it an ideal habitat for these prized gamefish.
While Hawaii's lakes may not be as numerous as its coastal waters, they provide a refreshing change of scenery and diverse fishing opportunities. Whether you're casting your line in a warm water lake for bass or experiencing the novelty of high-altitude fishing in a cold water lake, Hawaii's lakes are sure to offer an unforgettable fishing experience amidst the beauty of the islands.
Wilson Lake, aka Wahiawa Reservoir is the most popular places for fresh-water fishing in Hawaii, offering anglers the chance to pursue a variety of fish species.
Visit the Hawaii fishing page for links to information covering a wide variety of fish species and local fishing choices in the state. Visit the Hawaii map to identify your best route to these top fishing locations. Look to our sister site for additional information about boating in HI at many of the most popular lakes in the state.
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