Trout Fishing In Hawaii
Guide to fishing for rainbow trout in local lakes and streams.
The purpose of this page is to share basic information about trout fishing and identify trout fishing waters in the state. Hawaii has limited trout fishing. The only recorded trout are rainbow trout, which are now in Kōke‘e Public Fishing Area.
Pure cold water is key to survival of the trouts and the water in Hawaii streams, ponds, lakes and rivers is typically too warm for all but the rainbows. Even for the rainbows conditions are marginal at best
Watch trout fishing videos to see trout anglers in action.
The 5 primary trouts are the rainbow, brook, brown, cutthroat and lake trout. Browns are considered the most difficult to catch and brookies are the easiest. Pure cold water is key to survival of the trouts.
Hawaii Record Trout
The state record rainbow trout was caught out of Kawaikoi Stream.
Additional trout information
Trout Species In The State
World record: 42 lbs 2 oz
State Record: 5 lbs 10 oz
Click the images and links above for species details.
Select the best trout lures and baits
Trout locations and info, by state.
The habits of trout.
Trout are considered some of the most difficult fish to fool. Once you locate Hawaii waters with a population of trout, the challenge becomes identifying trout flies and lures that will trigger strikes. Visit the trout fishing page to learn more about the habitat each of the trouts prefer.